Headquarters for scale hobbies 

 Local Hobby Shop in Jacksonville, AR

About Rail & Sprue Hobbies

Welcome to Rail & Sprue Hobbies in Jacksonville, AR. We specialize in scale hobbies, including model trains in N, HO, and O scales (plus narrow gauge), plastic models, HO slot cars, paints, tools, scratch building supplies, and much more.

We were founded in August of 2000 with the objective of providing the model builder and model railroader with the finest products available. If we don't have it, we'll do our best to find it! Our resources include most all of the major hobby distributors and manufacturers, and we receive new products and restocks every week. Special orders aren’t a problem.

Give us a call today!
(501) 982-6836

Inside Rail & Sprue Hobby Shop
Train Sets are the perfect introduction to the hobby of Model Railroading

Model Trains

If model trains are your area of expertise, then you’ve come to the right place. With a variety of models and accessories to choose from, you can make the model of your dreams. 

customer service

Providing every customer with great customer service is at the heart of what we do because we want to make your experience the best it can be. Our knowledgeable team is more than happy to assist.


From entry level to expert hobby products, our fair prices ensure that your hobby will never break the bank. It’s our mission to ensure everyone has access to the materials they need for their next model. 
Argenta on the Moon Southern Line
Argenta on the historic Moon Southern Line model railroad layout

We’re home to the fabulous “Moon Southern Line” HO/HOn3 model railroad. This historic layout was born in October of 1965, and built by the late NMRA Master Modeler Paul Moon. The layout was featured in the March 1987 issue of “Model Railroader” magazine, and hosts a significant number of Paul’s kit-built, kit-bashed, and scratch-built structures. Relocation of the layout to the store was accomplished in February of 2016 and it has now been restored to full operation.

We’re also home to the Tuscarora Lumber Company, an informal group that meets on Saturday mornings to share in the hobby of model railroading. Our 1920's-era narrow gauge showcase layout is on display and will soon be back in operation for your viewing pleasure. We also construct and maintain a number of both N and HO scale modules that can be transported and set up at a train show.

Ask about our "Ticket to Savings" program to save even more on your purchases! Come in and take a look at what we have to offer the serious modeler!

Marvelous store - wide ranging kit selection and tools, after-market mods not normally found in a "brick and mortar" establishment. Prices are reasonable and reflect value for your dollar. Proprietor is always friendly and personable. A pleasure to visit!
- Diana P.
My husband and I have been into model railroading for about 12-15 years. Darrell has always been so helpful. We started out knowing nothing about the hobby and he has "coached" us through the years. Visiting his store is like Christmas for us.  
- Lana C.
Every trip there makes me want to go back. The only reason I leave is the deficiency of my bank account. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and thoroughly helpful. He will also special order items that he doesn't have in stock, even items I've had trouble finding online.
- Drew L.