Caboose Hobbies, the world’s biggest little train store, may have to leave South Broadway

Caboose Hobbies is the world’s largest model train store and a total South Broadway icon.

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A tiny man stands on a model train track at Caboose Hobby on South Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A tiny man stands on a model train track at Caboose Hobby on South Broadway. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Caboose Hobbies is the world’s largest model train store and a total South Broadway icon. Sometime soon, it’ll have to find somewhere else to put its absolutely amazing amount of stuff.

The store’s building at 500 South Broadway has been sold and its lease will be ending, according to a Facebook post by the business. The lease expires in October, the train site Tracks reports.

Caboose was founded in 1938 and currently sprawls across more than 18,000 square feet, with more than 100,000 items for sale. The place is so big that it has an actual full-sized locomotive in it, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

It’s still family owned, and the Millers will be looking for another location in metro Denver.