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Tony Shockwave opened Choo Choo Works, a model train hobby shop, at 9555 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort, on Jan. 12 in the same building as his other business, Shockwave Customs, Inc. He plans to relocate Shockwave Customs and expand the hobby shop throughout the entire building. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media
Both new and collectible model trains are sold at the recently opened Choo Choo Works at 9555 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort.
Owner Tony Shockwave began purchasing collectible, mint-condition model trains from area auctions and estate sales.
Choo Choo Works opened recently in Frankfort and is a reincarnation of an Oak Lawn Store by the same name that was owned by Shockwave’s father. He decided to open up a similar hobby shop after his own two sons became interested in model trains.
Amanda Villiger, Assistant Editor
4:11 pm CST January 16, 2018
It seems like a forgotten pastime when children played with model trains on broad tables with criss-crossing rail lines and small scenes of town life, trees and industrial areas.