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The Serious Model Railroader

Model Railroading has been a specialty of Dibble’s Hobbies for over 50 years! Many years ago (in the 1950’s and the 60’s), we were one of the largest Lionel O-Gauge Dealers in the Southwest U.S., but alas those times are past. HO Scale trains are the most popular size now, and we have a good selection of them all year round. N Scale is also well represented in our inventory, while the other Gauges (Marklin HO, O, G, and Z) are more limited in selection, based on availability and time of year. We tend to select better-quality items for inventory, especially locomotives, as we believe it is better for you to have an item that will reliably run for many years, then one that will fail after 2 months. Here is a synopsis of the kinds of Trains we usually have on hand:
HO Scale
Sets by:
      Athearn, Roundhouse, Trainline, Bachmann
Controls & Decoders by:
      Digitrax, MRC, Soundtraxx, Train Control Systems, North Coast Engineering
Locomotives by:
     Athearn, Roundhouse, Genesis, Walthers Proto/Mainline/Trainline, Spectrum, Kato, Atlas, Broadway Limited, Bachmann, etc.
Rolling Stock by: 
     Athearn, Roundhouse, Genesis, Walthers Proto/Mainline/Trainline, Spectrum, Atlas, Trix, Bachmann, Intermountain, Rapido, Broadway Limited, etc.
Track by:
     Atlas, Walthers, Bachmann, Kato, etc.
Structures by:  
    Walthers, Atlas, Branchline, Faller, Bachmann, Woodland Scenics, Model Power, etc.
Detail Parts by:
    Detail Associates, Details West, Cannon & Co., Hi-Tech, Tichy, NWSL, MV, Cal Scale, Precision Scale, A-Line, Plano, Grandt Line, Microscale Decals, etc. 
N Scale
Sets by:
   Kato, Spectrum, Bachmann
Controls & Decoders by:
   Digitrax, MRC, Soundtraxx, Train Control Systems
Locomotives by:
   Atlas, Kato, Athearn, Life-Like, Spectrum, Model Power, Micro-Trains, Bachmann, etc.
Rolling Stock by:
   Micro-Trains, Atlas, Athearn, Bachmann, Model Power, Intermountain, etc.
Track by:
   Atlas, Walthers, Bachmann, Kato, etc.
Structures by:  
   Walthers, Atlas, Faller, Heljan, Bachmann, Woodland Scenics, Model Power, etc.
O-Gauge
Products by:
   Lionel, MTH, Williams, etc.
Product types:
    Sets, Controls, Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures 
G-Gauge
Products by:
   USA Trains, Bachmann, LGB
Product types:
   Sets, Controls, Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Track 
Z-Gauge
Products by:
   Marklin, Micro-Trains, American Z Line
Product types:
  Sets, Controls, Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Accessories 
Marklin HO (3-rail AC)
Product types:
  Sets, Controls, Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Accessories 
Digitrax Digital Command Control (DCC)
Product types:
   Command Stations, Remote Throttles, Power Supplies, Decoders, Accessories
Soundtraxx Tsunami Locomotive Sound Decoders & Accessories
Train Control Systems Locomotive Decoders

The Discriminating Modeler

Dibble’s Hobbies has had an eclectic selection of model kits since the early 1970’s when we were importing plastic kits from Europe and Japan. Most of our inventory is geared toward the fan of military models, but there is always a good selection of automobiles, airliners, and space kits. Display Miniatures (54mm+) still hold a special place in our hearts, and we have been known for having a varied selection of these for many years. Because we entertain quality trade-ins, we will often have kits that are long out of production, so if you are looking for it, PLEASE ASK… it could be here! Here is a brief rundown of the sorts of Models we usually have on hand:
Aircraft
Scales:
  1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/72, 1/144, etc.
Products by:
    Tamiya, DML, Trumpeter, Hobby Boss, Hasegawa, Meng, Kitty Hawk, Italeri, Revell-Monogram, Revell Germany, Airfix, Academy, Minicraft, Classic Airframes, Accurate Miniatures, Roden, Hobby Craft, Eduard, Fujimi, Pacific Coast Models, Testors, Special Hobby, MPM, Airfix, ICM, Czech Model, Heller, A-Model, Zvezda, AMT/ERTL, Verlinden, Eduard, True Details, Squadron, Czech Masters, Super Scale, Aero Masters, Eagle Strike, Afterburner Decals, Two Bobs, Fightertown Decals, Yellow Wings Decals, etc.
Product types:
   Military Aircraft, Helicopters, Airliners, Accessories, Detail Parts, Decals

Armor
Scales:
   1/35, 1/48, 1/72, 1/76, 1/144, etc.
Products by:
Tamiya, DML, Trumpeter, Italeri, Bronco, AFV Club, Revell Germany, Meng, Takom, Asuka, Academy, Minicraft, Hobby Boss, Tristar, Tasca, Vision, Testors, ICM, ACE, Zvezda, AMT/ERTL, Roden, UM, Airfix, Hasegawa, Pegasus, Fujimi, Hat, Mirage, Imex, Eduard, Warrior, Verlinden, Kirin, Jaguar, Jordi Rubio, etc.
Product types:
  Tanks, AFVs, Soft-Skin Wheeled Vehicles, Artillery, Helicopters, Soldier Figures, Accessories, Detail Parts

Ships
Scales:
 1/72, 1/90, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120, 1/144, 1/180, 1/200, 1/350, 1/700, 1/720, 1/1200, etc.
Products by:
  Tamiya, DML, Trumpeter, Gallery, Revell-Monogram, Revell Germany, Hobby Boss, AFV Club, Italeri, Minicraft, Academy, Heller, Airfix, AMT/ERTL, Skywave/Pitroad, Fujimi, Aoshima, Hasegawa, Nichimo, Eduard, etc.
Product types:
  Warships, Sailing Ships, Passenger Liners, Submarines, Accessories, Detail Parts

Space Craft
Scales:
  1/32, 1/72, 1/100, 1/144, 1/350, 1/650, 1/1000, 1/2500, etc.
Products by:
  AMT/ERTL, Revell-Monogram, Pegasus, Glencoe, Airfix, Polar Lights, Moebius, Pegasus, Lindberg, MRC, etc.
Product types:
  NASA, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, etc.

Cars
Scales:
 1/12, 1/16, 1/24, 1/25, etc.
Products by:
  Tamiya, Trumpeter, Revell-Monogram, Revell Germany, AMT/ERTL, Moebius, Polar Lights, Lindberg, MPC, Hasegawa, Fujimi, Airfix, Gunze Sanyo, Detail Master, Model Car Garage, etc.
Product types:
  Cars, Trucks, NASCAR, Dragsters, Motorcycles, Accessories, Detail Parts

Display Figures
Sizes (Scales):
  54mm (1/32), 75mm (1/24), 80mm (1/22.5), 90mm (1/20), 120mm (1/16), 150mm (1/12), 200mm (1/9), 225mm (1/8), 300mm (1/6)
Products by:
 Warrior, Verlinden, Andrea, Kirin, Jaguar, Soldat, S&T Products, Sol, Tamiya, MiniArt, I/R, Mil-Art, Amati, Il Feudo, Fort Duquesene, Elfin, Dolya, 3D Miniatures, Games Workshop, Reaper, etc.
Product types:
   Military, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, White Metal/Resin/Plastic/Vinyl Figures, Accessories, Detail Parts

Pre-Painted/Assembled Collectibles (selection is limited)
Products by:
   Takara, F-Toys, CafeReo, Furuta, J Wings, Bandai, World Space Museum, etc.
Product types:
  1/144 Aircraft; 144 Star Wars: Star Trek, Movie Monsters, etc. 

The Competitive Gamer 

Strategy and Role-Playing games have been a staple offering at Dibble’s Hobbies since the early 1970’s, when Avalon Hill & SPI ruled the wargame market, and D&D took the imagination to fantastic lands of wizards & heroes. Through the years the companies have changed, the games become more visually appealing, and the choices have increased, so we have done our best to keep up with what our customers are looking for. At any given time, we will also have a number of previously owned games, all of which have been verified for completeness. We have also continued to stock a wide variety of historical military, fantasy and sci-fi miniatures for use in Miniature Wargaming and Role-Playing. Of course, rules books and supplements for various game systems are strongly represented in our inventory. Here is a list of some of the Game products we normally have in stock:
Board Strategy Games
Products by:
    GMT, Fantasy Flight Games, Ares, Avalanche Press, Decision Games, DVG, Victory Point Games, SPI/S&T, Avalon Hill, Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro/Avalon Hill, West End Games, 3W, Compass, Columbia, Clash of Arms, The Gamers, GDW, Valley Games, Mayfair, Rio Grande Games, Nexus, Phalanx, Euro Games, Omega Games, Steve Jackson, Games Workshop, Twilight Creations, etc.
Subjects:
   Historical (Land/Air/Sea, Tactical/Operational/Strategic, Ancient through Modern), Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role-Playing Games
Products by:
  Wizards of the Coast, Kenzer & Co., Mongoose Publishing, Paizo Publishing, Avalanche Press, Fantasy Flight, AEG, Malhavoc Press, Bastion Press, Green Ronin Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Monkeygod Enterprises, Goodman Games, Fiery Dragon Productions, Fast Forward Entertainment, Dream Pod 9, Catalyst, Troll Lord Games, Steve Jackson, TSR, Thunderhead Games, Privateer Press, Expeditious Retreat Press, Atlas Games, Palladium, Evil Hat Productions, Pinnacle Entertainment, Reaper, Living Imagination, OtherWorld Creations, Sovereign Press, Fasa, Chaosium, Guardians of Order, etc.
Game Systems:
Dungeons & Dragons d20, D&D 3.0, D&D 3.5, D&D 4.0, Pathfinder, Hackmaster, Warhammer Fantasy, Other Fantasy, Spycraft d20, Modern d20, Dragonstar d20 (Science Fiction), Munchkin d20, AD&D, GURPS, Deadlands, Dresden Files, Star Trek, Star Wars, Mythus, etc.  
Miniatures Games/Rules 
Products by:
Games Workshop, Warhammer Historical, Osprey, Four Horsemen Enterprises, GHQ, Arty Conliffe (Quantum Printing), WRG, Wells Expeditions, Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro/Avalon Hill, Wizkids, Emperor’s Press, Battlefront Miniatures, Avalanche Press, Sabertooth Games, etc.
Subjects/Game Systems:
Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, Lord of the Rings, Warhammer Ancients, Field of Glory, Field of Glory Renaissance, Warrior, DBA, DBM, DBR, Warmaster, Warmaster Ancients, Flames of War, Micro Armour, Micro Nauts, Spearhead, Armati, Axis & Allies Miniatures, War at Sea, Arcane Legions, Mage Knight, MechWarrior, HeroClix, Historical (Land/Air/Sea, Ancient through Modern), Fantasy, Science Fiction, etc.   
Wargame Miniatures
Sizes or Scales:
  54mm, 32mm, 30mm, 28mm, 25mm, 20mm, 15mm, 10mm, 6mm (1/285 – 1/300 scale), 1/600, 1/1200, 1/2400, 1/6000
Products by:
   Games Workshop, Reaper, Andrea, Valiant Miniatures, Old Glory 25s/15s/Shipyard, West Wind, Battle Honors, Rank & File, Black Raven Foundry, Thoroughbred, GHQ, Figurehead, Fantasy Flight, Ares, Ral Partha, Wizards of the Coast, Wizkids, Sabertooth Games, Wells Expeditions, Dark Sword, Mithril, Immortal Miniatures, Warlord, Rubicon, Gripping Beast, Perry Miniatures, Wargames Factory, North Star, Foundry, Kenzer & Co., Harlequin, Pegasus, 4 Ground, Thunderbolt Mountain, Eurika Miniatures, etc. 
Subjects/Games Systems:
  Historical (Soldiers/Tanks/Ships/Aircraft, Ancients through Modern), Axis & Allies Miniatures, Wings of War, War at Sea, Warhammer Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Arcane Legions, Mage Knight, Other Fantasy Miniatures, Warhammer 40K (Science Fiction), MechWarrior, HeroClix, etc. 

Resources, Supplies, and Tools

Having the supplies & tools you need to pursue your hobby properly is as important as the trains, models, figures and games you like. And having good reference material can make the difference in building things just the way you want them to be. We have always maintained a wide variety these necessities to aid you. It also gives you a one-stop shopping solution for doing your hobby right! Here is a list of some of these products that we normally have in stock:
Books
Publishers:
Kalmbach, Osprey, Motorbooks International, Squadron/Signal, Schiffer, Concord, Hundman, Blandford, Naval Institute Press, RP CYC, Golden West, Four Ways West, Chartwell, Crescent, Windrow & Greene Ltd., Crowood, Monogram, Verlinden, Profile Publications, AIRtime, Arms & Armour, Greenhill, Arco, Zenith Press, Grange, Withers, White River, etc.
Types:
History, Military Strategy, Detailed Profiles, How-To, Technical, etc.
Magazines
Titles:
   Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, Trains, Railfan & Railroad, Classic Trains, Diesel Era, Railroads Illustrated, Railmodel Journal, Garden Railways, Classic Toy Trains, O Scale Trains, FineScale Modeler, Scale Aviation Modeller International, Military in Scale, Model Car, Scale Auto, The Hook, White Dwarf, Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, Wargames Soldiers & Strategy, Strategy & Tactics, World at War, C3i, etc.
Subjects:
Model Railroading, Model Building, History, Current Railroad News, Current Military Affairs, Gaming, etc.
Paint
Product Lines:
  Testors Model Master, Testors Pla Enamel, Citadel Colour (Games Workshop), Polly Scale & Floquil (what is left of it), Andrea Color, Vallejo Model/Game Color & Game Ink, Humbrol, Tamiya, etc.
Supplies
Types:
Model Cement (tube & liquid), Super Glue (CA) of many types & viscosities, Epoxy, Hobby Knife Blades, Motor Tool Accessories, Sanding Sticks & Sand Paper/Films, Masking Tapes & Fluids, Miniature Drill Bits, Spray Adhesive, Track Cleaning Fluid, Hobby Lubricants, Contact Cleaner, Smoke Fluid, Brass Wire, Miniature Screws, Sheet & Strip Plastic, Plastic Structural Shapes, Scale Lumber, Electrical Wire, Miniature Light Bulbs & LEDs, etc.
Scenic Accessories
Products by:
Woodland Scenics, Scenic Express, Noch, Heki, Faller, Busch, Walthers, Life-Like, Grand Central Gems, Texas Ballast, Games Workshop, GaleForce Nine, etc.
Types:
Foam Flocking, Foliage, Lichen, Ballast, Talus, Static Grass, Pre-made Scale Trees, Tree Kits, Grass Mats, Plaster Cloth, Hydrocal, Casting Plaster, Rock Molds, Polyurethane Resin, Gel Medium, Scale Specific Details, etc.  
Tools
Types: 
Pliers, Track & Sprue Cutters, Tweezers, Trip Pin Pliers, Miniature Files, Reamers, Paint Brushes, Knives & Replacement Blades, Hobby Saws, Air Brushes & Compressors, Hot Wire Foam Cutters, Pin Vices & Miniature Drill Bits, Magnifiers, Rulers, Soldering Irons, etc. 

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    Dibble's Hobbies
    1029 Donaldson Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78228
    Phone Number: (210) 735-7721
    Email: dibbleshobbies@gmail.com
    In Business Since 2013

    Business Hours

    Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday and Monday: Closed

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