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Old 11-15-2009, 11:40 AM
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Default Don's Hobby Place-Out of Business.

Don's Hobby Place
121 North 15th Street,
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-9030

Track
Carrera sectional four-lane track
1/43 track

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sundays: closed

Owner:
Don Cundiff

Notes:
1) Car rental available
2) The Chesterton Tribune published this article about this shop earlier in the year: Don's Hobby Place Article

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:08 AM
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Don's is my local track. He is a great guy. They are mostly magnet racers. But us no mag folks are welcome. Still can't forget when one of the local mag hotshoes drove my RAA entry. NIGHT and DAY difference! Really opened his eyes!

The 1/43 track is gone as Don has moved about 1/2 mile down on Central Ave from the original location. Closer to food.

As much fun as when I lived in Avon and ran at Indy Slots/Indy Slots West.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:59 PM
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Default Don's Hobby Place

Just returned from a little day trip down to Chesterton. Note he's at 1050 Broadway now. But we had a great time, found some stuff we couldn't at our own LHS , and enjoyed the track time. We sure want to do it agian some time soon. Maybe even meet DrDiff.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:47 PM
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Just got back from Don's nice place great track. Dr Diff were gonna have to get together at Don's and do some no mag racing should be fun.
Tim
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:59 AM
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Default Dons Hobby Place -CLOSED out of business.

Come and visit us at our new loaction, about 4 blocks east of our old location.The new address is:

Don's Hobby Place
1050 Broadway Ste.2
Chesterton, IN. 46304

219-926-9030

Besides our 4 lane Carrera track, we have a HO scale track and are in the process of planning/building a drag strip for the real "Need for Speed" freaks out there.

You can also find us on Facebook at: Don's Hobby Place

Don Cundiff

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:47 PM
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Router packed in car. 2 3/4 rolls of copper tape. I doubt we will need all of it.

Bring some 9 volt batteries and we should be able to drag race caveman style before I leave!
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:27 AM
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Just finished routing the drag strip at Don's Hobby Place in Chesterton, IN Lanes are 8 inches on center 4 and inch gutters.1/32 scale eighth mile.

Initially Copper tape but may switch to braid . Should be fun to run on with carerra hot rods. Enough space for 1/24 scale hard body cars.

The Start line.


The finish line and shut down area.

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:55 PM
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We just taped both lanes of the drag strip at dons hobby place. I ran caveman style on both lines(9 volt to the tape). Made a second pass by touching the wires from a Careers wall wart to the track.

The Start


The finish and Shut down


Sent from my Rooted Moto Droid.

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:05 PM
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Default Welcome to SCI

Hi Don,

Your welcome to promote your business on SCI ( no links please unless a paid in full advertiser )

However I need to ask you to contact me regarding your log in name.

As per the SCI rules all agree to to be Members here you can not use a Business name to log in here, unless you wish to be an advertiser.
I hope you understand that on SCI you can reach a large number of people interested in this Hobby, and you are encouraged to promote here with the rules.

No log in with a business name ( that is advertising ) and no links unless you wish to be an SCI Advertiser ( which we welcome you to do )

Thanks for your understanding.


Happy Holidays
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:33 PM
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Sad news Yesterday found this in my e-Mail inbox:

We are sad to announce that we will be going out of business in April. We have been in business for 3 years, but due to the economy, it has been tough. We want to thank everyone for your support.

Don & JoAnn Cundiff

Don's Hobby Place
1050 Broadway Ste.2
Chesterton, IN. 46304
219-926-9030

www.donshobbyplace.com
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:38 PM
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Just got this e-Mail today from Don. Close out sale going on 25% off

We are having a Going Out of Business sale. All merchandise is 25% off: Skateboards, RC cars, Models, Slotcars...

The track is still available to use for the next few weeks.

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Don Cundiff
Don's Hobby Place
1050 Broadway Ste.2
Chesterton, IN. 46304
219-926-9030
www.donshobbyplace.com
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:58 PM
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Default Carrera Track for sale

Also, our big 4 lane 77 foot Carrera track is for sale. Please call for details. 219-926-9030

Don
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:16 PM
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Sorry to hear about this Don...here's to a new and exciting future!
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:55 PM
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Today is the day the track gets taken apart. If you raced here regularly, some of the regulars are starting a home circuit. PM me if interested.

Jason
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