[Tagging] Shop values review

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Thu Oct 8 21:10:48 UTC 2015

On Oct 8, 2015, at 4:40 AM, Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:

>> Similar to shop=craft.
> Do you know what hobby this is about? Almost everything can be a hobby.

I belive it is about some form of scale model building or small scale electric things (trains rc cars, planes). Many of the hobby shops I know in the US cater to the Plastic model / train / RC enthusiasts. 

Craft stores are usually that place between art and hobby - scrapbooking, silk flowers, beads, papercraft, with a smattering of hobbyist stuff (a model car or two for kids and a little framing.  

Fabric shops still focus on cloth and other sewing or clothcraft, but also beading and scrapbooking - but their focus is "fabric"

I wouldn't go to the hobby shop for stickers, the fabric shop for silk flowers, or the craft store for model kits, though they can be found at all three. They each have their focus. 

In Japan, there are several "plastic model kit" stores just in my tiny town here in Japan (they are insanely popular) - so even a value of plastic model kit store is appropriate. They are Jammed floor to ceiling with model kits, some with archways and tunnels made of model kit boxes to be sold (more of a cave than a shop, fire code be damned).


This is where a subkey of craft=* or hobby=* would be useful (i think craft=* exists?) for detailing both large shops that have everything 


and a specific shop that focuses on one aspect. 





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