What's New

McLean Depot is and has been open for business.

McLean Depot continues to provide the same essential support for our customers overall health and well being by making hobby supplies available.

The World Health Organization, CDC and various psychiatric journals have all published studies tying hobbies to good health through relief of stress and depression which, in turn allows the body to better fight disease.

McLean Depot has the tools and materials; lumber and building supplies; landscaping materials; appliances and accessories; electronic gadgets and parts; repair and installation services; as well as prefab structures for assembly (kits); RTR rail-cars and locomotives; Gift items; hard and soft cover books; periodicals and magazines; and last and probably least, expert(?) advice to put it all together.

Just as Ace, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and other BIG companies that were deemed essential (aside their generous annual contributions to political parties, PACS, and lobbyists), McLean Depot met all, but that last, requirement to remain open and did so to serve our most valuable customers.

There is still a flow of new products coming in from most all manufacturers. Some announced product dates have slipped (nothing new there), but enough are arriving weekly you probably wouldn't know something else was going on.

Welcome to Historic McLean Depot

McLean Depot is a full line and growing hobby shop specializing in model railroading, offering kits; ready to run; accessories; starter sets; modeling tools and materials; and an extensive selection of new and out-of-print books in association with Comoshops.com. Our inventory features an expanding selection of items from major and many smaller hobby manufacturers not usually found in hobby shops and if we do not have an item in stock, we are more than happy to order it for you. We value our customers and will gladly go out of our way to provide any assistance that we can to ensure that your modeling needs will be met with friendly service, quality advice and great products.

DCC - Digital Command Control - is fast becoming the norm for model railroad operations. McLean Depot offers DCC systems, assessories and installation services at very competitive prices. NCE, TCS, Soundtraxx, and ESU decoders in stock and ready for installation.

McLean Depot discounts up to 20% off List Price most items in stock or special ordered. We want to make it worth your time to visit our shop.

Centrally located between Champaign/Urbana, Decatur, Springfield, Peoria/Pekin and Bloomington/Normal at the crossroads of I-55 exit 145 and US 136. Can't come to us? Call or email your order and we will get it sent out to you.

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Upcoming Events

Nothing Scheduled
Due to that pesky bug and the plethora of paranoia it has caused, life has been cancelled for the foreseeable future and possibly beyond. REMEMBER - LIFE IS TERMINAL!!! Live it while you have it.