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About Us

A little history about White Rose Hobbies

The beginning...


A question we get asked often is why we chose the name White Rose. We were between two names one being White Rose Hobbies and secondly First Capital Hobbies. These are both common names for business here in York. York is the White Rose City and it was the place of the first continental congress of the US. We ultimately chose White Rose Hobbies and started on our journey. White Rose Hobbies was started in a spare bedroom focusing mostly on DCC installations in 2008. In addition to the spare room we also had started a website to sell model train supplies all over the world. 

In 2009 we opened our first Brick and Motor retail store on Mt. Rose Ave in York, Pa. The website also grew but a change to the url was needed as the selection was now way beyond DCC specific items and also hobbies other than model trains.

White Rose Hobbies 2.0


Our small 700 sq ft retails space on Mount Rose Ave was filled to the brim with trains and hobby supplies. We began looking for a new space which brings us to where we are now. We have been at our location at 4401 W. Market St. in York, Pa since 2017. We are now one of the largest full hobby shops in all of Pennsylvania as well as Maryland.

In addition to HO, N, O, and G Scale trains from all major manufactures we also offer RC cars from the largest names in the business featuring Traxxas and Arrma. We stock model kits from Revell, amt, Moebius and more. We have several lines of paint and glues including the full line from Tamiya and GREX airbrushes.

Our latest addition to our ever growing inventory is more items in the toy category. We offer things like Revolution Kites, UGears wooden models, Metal Earth 3D Metal Model kits, and in 2021 became an authorized LEGO retailer.