Not that many model train shops left

Train shop in Gamla Stan
Train shop in Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan – the old town of Stockholm – has it all – cobbled streets, a palace,  statues, lots of cafes and restaurants, some good shops like this model train shop with a toy train chugging around the window,  and  lots of tourist traps full of the usual Swedish horses, sweaters and toy Vikings. We sold toy trains for a short time in our John Dobbie toyshop but you really need an expert to give advice. Had a  toy train set up at home for a while but it never became a big thing for us.

Cobbles look impressive and authentic, but not very kind if you have a sore hip.

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