Due to the death of a close friend, who's help was instrumental in making D. E. Gettle Hobby LLC a possibility, through donating his time and efforts in the initial move of equipment and merchandise from Yorktowne Hobby Shop Inc. in Cockeysville Maryland to our original location in New Freedom Pa, The store was closed on Saturday January 28th, 2017. So that I could attend services in his honor. 


Rest in Peace My Friend, Carlton Fogle.


Now accepting orders for The Lionel HO scale Polar Express!!


The HO scale Berkshire can be operated by DC transformer, DCC system or with the included LionChief remote or other Bluetooth device with the LionChief App. It has operating Headlight and sound (Sound is not active in DC operation), the tender has an operating reverse light (only on when train is backing up). Cars and Engine available separately or as a complete train. Train announcements "ALL Aboard", "Tickets, Tickets Please", "I am the king of the North Pole", and  "The first Gift of Christmas"


Note: not compatible with pulsed DC transformers. 


The  cars are internally lighted with L.E.D.s so there are no light bulbs to replace.


The train is designed for a minimum 18 inch Radius curve.


The complete train includes:

The engine and tender Part #6-58018 MSRP $249.99.

The three car pack (observation car, abandon toy car, and Polar Express Coach) Part #6-58019 MSRP $149.99.

The Polar Express Hot Chocolate Car Part# 6-58023 MSRP $49.99.

An additional Polar Express Coach Part #6-58024 MSRP $49.99.


Track and transformer not included, but available in store.


We do have an operating display HO Scale Polar Express in store. 


Photos of the train are on the "Product Announcements" Page of this site.


Check the Product Announcements Section of our site for new product announcements.


If you know of a new product we don't list email us and let us know who makes it and their part #, and we will check to see if one or all of our suppliers offer it, and if they do we'll add it to the list.



We are Now an authorized Dealer for 

Redcat Racing!

3/16/2016 The 2016 LGB U.S. Catalog Now in Store!

We are constantly working on improving our in-stock position on Hobby supplies, Trains are far from the only thing we stock. We currently work with four major hobby wholesalers, and several small companies that offer specialized hobby products. New shipments are constantly being delivered.


We still have some 2016 "Smoke on the Horizon, Pennsylvania's Active Steam Locomotives" calendars available in our store for $15.00. These calendars include the contact information for the Pennsylvania Railroads that are running Steam Engines.

Check the Product Announcements page for New product announcements from manufacturers, and new in store product catagories.

For helpful hints to maintain your model kits click here.

Free shipping on all special orders over $20.00 (orders less than $200.00 will ship with our monthly store shipments)

Please see the "About us" section of our site for a map, photos of our old building, and directions to our new location.



   When you call, if you should happen to get our voice mail, please speak slowly and as clearly as possible, we want to be able to give you a correct response. (We all know how difficult answering machine recordings can be to understand).


We do special orders (Please allow one to two weeks for availability for at-store pick-up if in-stock at one of our suppliers warehouses, if our suppliers are out-of-stock it may take longer).


We accept Cash, ATM, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover payments for orders and services.



We Have Donated one of the New Freedom Train Station kits for permanent display on the model train layout that is under construction at Steam Into History.


The Photo Below is of the York 17 and passenger cars sitting in front of the historic New Freedom Station.



Wanted: old toy trains,

if you are interested in selling your collection, contact us. We have customers who are looking to buy old toy trains, specifically trains by Lionel,  American Flyer, and Marx.


Please note at this time we are not accepting any more used items. We have enough inventory at this time. We will still gladly make offers for future purchases though.

Brands Serviced:



American Flyer







And More....


Maintenance and repair service available for both current production and out-of-production models (including Pre WW1 Lionel, and A.C. Gilbert American Flyer).

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