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Tue: 10am - 6pm
Wed: 10am - 7pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: closed
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About Papa Ben's Train Place

Papa Ben's Train Place is a model train hobbyist's dream in Houston, Texas. We maintain a large inventory of starter sets, engines, freight and passenger cars, track, electronics, building kits, scenery materials, detailing parts, paints, books, and magazines. Anything from Z to G!

Inside you find helpful, friendly staff, ready to assist you with whatever you need. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Our staff are active model railroaders who try to stay up with all the latest in the hobby. For practical advice, this is the place to be.

Contact Information

Note: We have additional parking in back of the store. When you get there, just call the store's phone number and we will open the door you.

Physical AddressTelephone Numberse-mail
4007-e Bellaire Blvd.(713) 523 - 5600
Houston, Texas 77025(713) 523 - 6606 (fax)

Store Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday:10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: closed


Our doors opened on June 1st, 2002 at our original location. Near the end of 2008 we moved to our present location. We are directly across the street from Whole Foods Market on Bellaire. Unlike our previous location, we have ample parking here. Here's the map to our store (click it to zoom in or out as desired):

In-store Layout

As you enter the store there is a finished, working layout. It features dedicated tracks for N, HO, O (Lionel), and G scales.

We also host the Houston N'Crowd model railroad club, who have their permanent layout set up in our store. Click on the "Houston N'Crowd" link on the left to learn more and see some photos.

Books & Magazines

We stock all the latest (and some older) books and magazines. The book rack, along with a nice seating area, are found as you enter the store.


We have a large inventory of Lionel, as can be seen in the next photo.


This wooden case shows the larger items we have in stock, such as G-scale engines, Lionel equipment, structures, and larger consignment items.

Paints & Detail Parts

We stock a large amount of fresh model railroading paints, such as Floquil (discontinued), Polly-Scale (discontinued), Tru-Color, ScaleCoat, etc. You will also find airbrushes, airbrush parts, primers, thinners, etc.

An entire wall in our store is dedicated to detailing parts in various scales, couplers, wheels, motors, and electronic parts and components.

There are many more items in our store than we have shown in these photographs, so we invite you to "come on by".

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