Welcome to Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby!

Whistle Stop Toy and Hobby is the Alexandria’s only family-owned, old-fashioned hobby shop sure to delight young and old! Visit our huge window train layout, take a turn driving your own Ferrari or relive memories of building your first B-52 bomber model.

We carry the highest quality hobby items including Lego as well as N – G gauge trains, Thomas the Tank engine, Lego sets, Remote Control cars, airsoft guns, planes and helicopters, die cast cars and military pieces, slot cars, rockets, models, paints, scenery and much more! We also provide superb service whether you are buying your child their first Lionel train set or kites for an afternoon picnic.

Looking for a unique children’s birthday party rental?  We can help!  Click here for more details.

So come in, revive an old hobby or start a new one, and plan to make memories with your family that will last a lifetime!


Product of the Week: Santa Train tickets ON SALE NOW! Get your tickets before we sell out!


Join us for the 13th Annual Santa Railway Express Train.  Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on board to greet children with a special holiday treat! The train departs promptly from King Street station in Alexandria, VA at 1:25 PM and includes round trip travel to Old Town Manassas, returning at 3:30 PM the day of the event.
Tickets must be purchased IN PERSON! Visit our Annual Santa Train page for more details.