Mr. Ormandy is very generous. He donates trains to many clubs and organizations including all branches of the Medina County Libraries. He also has taken over as a place to purchase Cub and Boy Scouting items.
In an effort to thank and help promote those who display at The Great Berea Train Show, we are starting a Participant Spotlight.
Since this is our first "Spotlight", it was only fitting that we highlight someone who has been with us since the beginning 44 years ago. John Ormandy has displayed at The Great Berea Train Show and all of its previous renditions, each of the previous 43 years and will be there again for the 44th time. Mr. Ormandy began selling trains in the mid 1960's out of his home. He opened his store on the square in Medina, Ohio 28 years ago.
10 Public Square Medina, Ohio 44256 330-722-1019
AT THE STORE
On the square in Medina,Ohio Ormandy's Trains and Toys fits right in as that "local shop" that people walking by just drop in. Of course he has his regulars that do that as well. Store's like Ormandy's are few and far between. His is one of the few that still offer repair services as well as hobby supplies, accessories as well as new and used items. He'll be glad to show you what he's got and how it works.
AT THE SHOW
Ormandy's display at the show is just that, A display. He does not bring items to sell. What he brings is to show the crowd what's new, who's got what, and how it works. Oh sure, he also shares his knowledge of over 50 years in the hobby. Mr. Ormandy is an Ambassador of the hobby. At this year's show he has invited as his guest representatives from PIKO and Heartland Hobbies to be at his booth to discuss their products.
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I would be remiss if I didn't mention The Medina Toy and Train Museum located above the store. Metal toys, cars, boats, doll houses, trains and more. It is one of the best collections I've seen. Of course there is an operating railroad layout too.
Please take the time to stop and see Mr.. Ormandy at The Train Show and his store. Many thanks to Mr. Ormandy for his past and continued support of The Great Berea Train Show and our organization.
You will find an assortment of all scales at Ormandy's store. His specialties include Lionel, Piko, Marklin, and LGB. As I mentioned earlier not only does he sell products he also repairs them which is rare these days.