Marklin signage can be seen on this 1961 Nathan Road photo
Source: eternal66s Flickriver
I remember that shop well when i was a youngster.Marklin trains displayed in those dark wood glass-topped
cabinets,always something of interest in there,many Japanese made battery driven aircraft,of which i owned a few.
This is the place I believe which stocks most model railway supplies.
Lee Kwon Hobbies in Yau Ma Tei.
Cnr of Wing Sing Lane & Arthur Street.
IDJ has posted adverts from a couple of other toy stores that were along this stretch of Nathan Road:
From the addresses along Nathan Road, the toy shops were located within walking distance of each other.
Eastern Model Supply Co. Advert - Nathan Road, by Moddsey
Thanks very much for sharing these photos. I had lived in the the shop above ie 222 Nathan Road, the building known as Catherine Mansion which was transformed Prudential Hotel in early 80s.Ths shop was the only one in Hk selling expensive model trains , petrol driven model planes and combat model soldiers n castles.I could only afford to buy the paper wood planes at 30 cents .The shop then relocated to Observatory Road.Bruce Lee n his parents used to live in on the first floor no. 220 of the same building and not Four seas building as always said.
Thank you very much for therse precious photos.
I lived in Hong Kong 1959 - 1962 aged 9 - 12. We visited those shops many times. I also remember the Japanese battery operated Robots, cars etc that would avoid obstacles & that the sales people used to set of along the floors. There were also American toy rifles. I was bought a rifle that fired plastic bullets out of spring loaded metal cartridges & another rifle that was a mixture of wood & metal & was a very good copy of a Springfield rifle. Happy days.
The model aeroplane/boat shop in Observatory Road refered to, operated under the name of RADAR & Co. The same business may also have tried their luck in a more central location in a side corridor at the top end of Harbour City for a relatively short period in the late 1970s.
The business moved to Ngau Tau Kok directly opposite the MTR station and the large shop is a magnet for model aircraft modellers from all over the world. They also deal in radio controlled model boats. The shop has model airctaft displayed on the outside street-side walls that can be seen from the station platforms
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