Engine House Hobbies has been in business for over 35 years at several different Gaithersburg locations. Around 1990, the store grew out of Postal Pro, a shipping store, originally located at Postal Pro, 8035-D Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg MD 20879. Postal Pro began to carry trains at the request of customers. Postal Pro Hobbies was formed to service those needs. About 30 years ago Postal Pro and Postal Pro Hobbies ceased to exist and Engine House Hobbies was created to service the local area customer train needs and desires. The new Engine House Hobbies opened at an ideal location at 315-G East Diamond Avenue. The location placed the store at the center of Olde Towne Gaithersburg adjacent to the Gaithersburg Railroad Station along the CSX mainline – Metropolitan Subdivision. Unfortunately, urban renewal caused the store location to move north to its current location at 1-A East Diamond Avenue in a renovated old cannery serviced by the B&O railroad along the CSX mainline at the beginning of Olde Towne. O Gauge products has dominated Engine House Sales for most of its years and particularly its service. However, HO interest has dramatically increased and now commands a large portion of store inventory. In this regard, the store and inventory will continue to change and evolve in response to the interests and requests of its patrons as it has in the past.
A interview by Sara-Ann Baldwin with the current store owner about Engine House Hobbies is available at this link Engine House Hobbies Interview