My work took me to Paris this week and I managed to find a little time for tourism.
A visit to the Louvre. No.
Go up the Eiffel Tower. No.
Visit some model shops. Oh, yes.
In the Rue d’ Amsterdam there is Au Pullman a very well stock shop, full of excellent locos, kits and a layout in the window.
Nearby, in the Rue de Douai there are four shops within about 100 metres of one another.
Paris Modelisme, a shop with lots of detailed locos, with DCC sound, running on their test track as several enchanted potential customers looked on.
Decotrain, Trans-Europ and Transmondia sell new and second hand stock.
Interesting continental tinplate stock in the window of Decotrain.
Plus delightful O scale locos in Trans-Europ.
Oh, and a Santa on a handcar 🙂
After a couple of hours being enticed by the products of exotic sounding manufacturers such as Electrotren, Modelbex, Protomodels, Hamo, and Piko I finally gave into temptation in Transmondia.
I brought two Jouef coaches. How French is that?