This summer is seeing some major changes at the Depot, not the least
of which is that the Cambria Toy Station will become Cambria Toy Works
by the end of the summer. While we will continue to stock great science
and art kits, construction toys, puzzles, games, and books, we are shifting
much of our focus to providing an outlet for locally made products,
including our own.
Step 2 in the process
starts the first of June as we move our Scale Cabinetmaker workshop
space into the track side waiting room and set up a new toy display
area in the smaller street side waiting room. Over the past few months
we have re-evaluated the space distribution and determined that our
studio/production space for miniatures was way too small and we really
need the expanded space to tackle larger projects, including building
The demand for classes on building miniatures has grown to the point
where we need space that will accommodate more tools and more participants
than the current space allows.
This also means that we can begin to offer classes to younger children
(ages 5-8), in addition to our regular summer classes for children 9
and older. Starting this next fall, we will also be offering art and
paper modeling classes to groups, as well as our normal weekend classes.
Which explains step 1 in the process...
Step 1 is the May Sale. We need to drastically whittle down
our stock, so we are throwing a great sale through Memorial Day. The
shift means we will have less display space and less storage space,
so stuff has to go. See our Specials page for more details. While we
recognize that the gift season is a fair way off, this is a good time
to stock up on future presents, as well as kits and supplies to counter
the summer doldrums.