Review: Antioch Model Trains & Hobby

Review: Antioch Model Trains & Hobby

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train guy

United States

#1 Oct 18, 2008
Woohoo! A hobby shop that doesn't smell like cat crap!!
kitty litter

Cicero, IL

#2 Sep 4, 2009
Hey, i'm looking for some cat crap! Can you tell me where i can go for this?
Two dopes indeed

Muskego, WI

#3 Sep 5, 2009
Again with the two guys and their train fight? Give us a break guys, we don't care.

Let's see what's happening in Antioch recently; Another teacher arrested, guns and rocket launchers found, broken streets, failing grades in our schools, wasted money over and over again, spray painted walls, national health care, a bankrupt country and you two goofs are arguing about who has the better play race track store?

“The man they call Vyv.”

Since: Nov 10

Antioch, IL

#5 Dec 3, 2010
Hobby Enthusiast wrote:
I will never step into this store again. If you're a true hobbyist who likes friendly customer service, I would suggest going to "Friends Hobby Shop" just down the road from this storefront.
Agreed. I can put up with the clutter at Friends better than I can the rude behavior of the train guy. Besides, Friends carries more than just train stuff.
SHUT UP

Waukegan, IL

#6 Dec 4, 2010
Two farts in the wind.

Who cares?

“The man they call Vyv.”

Since: Nov 10

Antioch, IL

#7 Dec 6, 2010
SHUT UP wrote:
Two farts in the wind.
We appreciate the update on your gastrointestinal problems.
SHUT UP wrote:
Who cares?
I would assume anyone downwind from you.

Seriously though, if you don't care about the topic, then don't click on it dumbass.
Rip Van Winkle Watch

Round Lake, IL

#8 Dec 6, 2010
VyvB wrote:
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We appreciate the update on your gastrointestinal problems.
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I would assume anyone downwind from you.
Seriously though, if you don't care about the topic, then don't click on it dumbass.
SHUT UP just woke up and is spewing venom over numerous posts again. Sound like the infantile child needs a spanking and another nap. Hopefully, this one not booze or drug induced, so that when he wakes up again, his brain will not be as jumbled as it is this morning.
Training Bro

Waukegan, IL

#9 Dec 7, 2010
Rip Van Winkle Watch wrote:
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SHUT UP just woke up and is spewing venom over numerous posts again. Sound like the infantile child needs a spanking and another nap. Hopefully, this one not booze or drug induced, so that when he wakes up again, his brain will not be as jumbled as it is this morning.
Yes, that must be it.

Orrrrrrrrrrrr, someone finally says what most are thinking and calls two people out for pissing and moaning about each other on this post.

I can't imagine who could have started this topic in the first place or who responded to it if not for the two in my mind. If the rest of you can't figure it out, try harder. It doesn't take a scientist to figure it out.

Venom? Nope, not at all. Just calling a sorry state for what it is.

If one person has a problem with another, they should freely come forward and not hide behind the anonymity of the internet. Now excuse me while I run this proxy app and pull my drapes closed.

Oh, one more thing. Waaaaaaaa, I don't like some toy train thing or place. Waaaaaaaaaa.
No more CAP

Woodstock, IL

#10 Dec 7, 2010
Training Bro wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that must be it.
Orrrrrrrrrrrr, someone finally says what most are thinking and calls two people out for pissing and moaning about each other on this post.
I can't imagine who could have started this topic in the first place or who responded to it if not for the two in my mind. If the rest of you can't figure it out, try harder. It doesn't take a scientist to figure it out.
Venom? Nope, not at all. Just calling a sorry state for what it is.
If one person has a problem with another, they should freely come forward and not hide behind the anonymity of the internet. Now excuse me while I run this proxy app and pull my drapes closed.
Oh, one more thing. Waaaaaaaa, I don't like some toy train thing or place. Waaaaaaaaaa.
Yeah, we don't want any flibbity flab, gobblety gook, or mumbo jumbo.

If you don't have anything nice to say, post it on the Hainseville blog. They hate the Mayor down there even more than some of you whackos hate our Mayor. In fact, looking at random posts, looks to me like nobody is happy anywhere about anything. Lots of opinions based on zero facts. Worthless commentary from the haruumphing non involved is how most of it reads. The "I am never satisfied - do something to make me happy or I will beat on you" crowd who hasn't a clue what is really going on.

Leave the poor train guy alone. He is trying to scratch out a living like the rest of us. If you don't like him or his store, don't go.

Most of you people needs some serious church time. You have lost touch. WWJD?

“The man they call Vyv.”

Since: Nov 10

Antioch, IL

#11 Dec 8, 2010
Training Bro wrote:
Orrrrrrrrrrrr, someone finally says what most are thinking and calls two people out for pissing and moaning about each other on this post.
Orrrrrrrrr, customers are sick of local shop owners thinking they can act rude because it's "quaint." I'm just a customer and I stated my preference in hobby stores. If the topic is of no interest to you there are thousands more for you to participate in. Some of them are even at an international level, so you can make yourself look like an a$$ in front of the whole world.
Training Bro

Waukegan, IL

#12 Dec 9, 2010
No more CAP wrote:
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Yeah, we don't want any flibbity flab, gobblety gook, or mumbo jumbo.
If you don't have anything nice to say, post it on the Hainseville blog. They hate the Mayor down there even more than some of you whackos hate our Mayor. In fact, looking at random posts, looks to me like nobody is happy anywhere about anything. Lots of opinions based on zero facts. Worthless commentary from the haruumphing non involved is how most of it reads. The "I am never satisfied - do something to make me happy or I will beat on you" crowd who hasn't a clue what is really going on.
Leave the poor train guy alone. He is trying to scratch out a living like the rest of us. If you don't like him or his store, don't go.
Most of you people needs some serious church time. You have lost touch. WWJD?
Your comments about leaving the train guy alone WAS! the point of my posts. The beginning started over some dope, cough cough, rambling on about a train guy and the following was in response.

Happy or not, train guy or not, this blog is filled with the biggest group of misfits Antioch has ever know. Hey, wait a minute, I live in Antioch AAAANNNNDDDD post on this blog!!!!!!!!

Color me Ms. Fit
Training Bro

Waukegan, IL

#13 Dec 9, 2010
VyvB wrote:
<quoted text>
Orrrrrrrrr, customers are sick of local shop owners thinking they can act rude because it's "quaint." I'm just a customer and I stated my preference in hobby stores. If the topic is of no interest to you there are thousands more for you to participate in. Some of them are even at an international level, so you can make yourself look like an a$$ in front of the whole world.
Shut up. I thought I mentioned that in the other post. Shut up!

You wasted your's and our lives with your pissing and moaning about being treated badly by someone that sells toy trains and then you came back for more and then again.

Shut up and find a new toy store to bother. Give the guy a break. From the sounds of your rants, I would have given you trouble too if you managed to make it through my door.

“The man they call Vyv.”

Since: Nov 10

Antioch, IL

#14 Dec 10, 2010
Training Bro wrote:
Shut up. I thought I mentioned that in the other post. Shut up!
You wasted your's and our lives with your pissing and moaning about being treated badly by someone that sells toy trains and then you came back for more and then again.
Shut up and find a new toy store to bother. Give the guy a break. From the sounds of your rants, I would have given you trouble too if you managed to make it through my door.
If you don't want to waste your time on a topic, then don't click it, dumbass!
Ian

Racine, WI

#15 Jan 20, 2012
Suckish, they lied 100 times and said there was only one type of decoder!!!!!!!!! on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being worst I give this hobby shop a -1
Train rider

New Lenox, IL

#16 Jul 29, 2013
Customer service was very poor on website store hours were posted as 11 A M after take the train from chicago to find out the store is not open until the11:15 am but did not actually open till 11:25am when store clerk arrived no acknowledgment of being late or apologizing for people waiting outside in rain clerk was very rude until I bought something which is too bad for him I had budgeted myself to spend $1500 to up my train collection but only spent a small amount because I was not going to tell my six year son that we were getting nothing after traveling on the train from Chicago
A Rez

North Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 29, 2013
The owner of that store is a real douche. Couple years back when the store next to him caught fire and was burning pretty good. He got pissed that the fire department forced entry into his store and moved stuff around and tore open a small section of wall to make sure the fire didnt get into his shop. Then he threw a bigger fit when he was forced to close down for a while due to smoke damage.
Unlucky Trains

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 24, 2014
Don't count on customer service. Once you buy something from them. If you have a problem it is your problem. Customer Service is horrible. I was sold a train that did not work for my layout and when I returned it less than 24 hours later was charged $40 to return it. What was I suppose to do. It was a cheap lesson. I will never go back there again. Very disapointed. They knew I had a right radius track and sold me an engine that would not run on it betting I would come back and but another $150 in track. They really did sapping ed me and my grandson. The bottom line is money. Once you buy it your own your own so please do your homework. I did not. I trusted them and got burned. Merry Christmas
DRJII

Woodridge, IL

#19 Dec 14, 2015
I have dealt with Jack more than a few years, when he attended the Wheaton train show and his store. I have always found him to be friendly, reliable and trustworthy. I just recently ordered some track cleaning cars from him and he obtained them within a week and sold them to me with a discount. His store, which I visited on December 12, 2015, was clean, brightly lit, organized, and well stocked. Moreover he offered nice discount on N Scale Micro-Train cars.

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