Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart

Celebrating Families, Building Traditions.... All In One Place. Focusing on products that you and your family will grow with... not grow out of. Products that children can enjoy alone, parents can enjoy with their children, and grandparents can enjoy with their grandchildren.

Cub Scout Pack 143 Visiting For Pinewood Derby Testing
May
8
3:30 pm15:30

Cub Scout Pack 143 Visiting For Pinewood Derby Testing

Cub Scout Pack 143 Visiting For Pinewood Derby Testing

Monday
8 May 2017
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Cub Scout Pack 143 will be visiting to create and test their Pinewood Derby entries on our 32ft aluminum track! Each member of Pack 143 receives a 10% discount during the evening on Pinewood Derby products and related supplies.

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models
May
20
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!

Saturday
20 May 2017
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights


Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models
Apr
22
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!
Saturday
22 April 2017
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models
Mar
18
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Models

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!
Saturday
18 March 2017
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits
Feb
18
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!
Saturday
18 February 2017
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits
Jan
21
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!
Saturday
21 January 2017
3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits
Dec
17
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits
Nov
26
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Building Gundam Plastic Model Kits

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • 3:30pm 8:00pm

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

Flyer In PDF Format

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

"Thomas and Friends" Play Day
Nov
19
1:00 pm13:00

"Thomas and Friends" Play Day

FREE activities focused toward children 3 to 16.  Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, raffle, limited edition item and day-of-purchase product discounts.  Reservations requested.  Non-race events are 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (seatings 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm).

Registration is required.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666.

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!
Oct
29
3:30 pm15:30

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!

Gunpla Knights- Come Build Gunpla With Us!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are a group of Gunpla (Gundam model kits) builders, based in Buffalo, New York. We meet monthly to build and discuss gunpla (snapping kits, Gundam markers and some hand painting). Please no rattle cans or air brushes. Builders and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GunplaKnights

Our 30th Anniversary!
Oct
16
12:00 pm12:00

Our 30th Anniversary!

On 16 October 1986, our founder, John Kavulich Sr., established Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart in the Town of Cheektowaga, thus returning to his retail roots....

The Binghamton Press
Binghamton, New York
2 January 1948

18-Year-Old Enrolled As C. of C. Member; In Business 3 Years
John Kavulich Operates Firm While Attending High School

Binghamton Chamber of Commerce today marked the beginning of the new year by enrolling its youngest member.  He is John Kavulich, 18, who operates the Binghamton Model Airplane Co., 70 Wall Street.  The new member has operated the company for the last three years, while attending Central High School from which he will be graduated this month.  The youthful businessman was signed up for chamber membership by Heath Andrews, youngest member of the chamber's staff.

In welcoming the new member, Carleton A. Cleveland, chamber president, said: "We congratulate you for being the youngest and newest member of 1948."  He said that Mr. Kavulich "typifies the American idea of opportunity in business for the young man."  

"You have used wisely," he continued, "our free educational advantages and your self-confidence.  You have put together ambition, hard work and decision.  We admire you for your courage to go into business for yourself while still in high school.  We hope that your Wall Street address is the omen of financial success."

Carrera 1/32nd Scale Slot Car Race Day
Oct
15
11:00 am11:00

Carrera 1/32nd Scale Slot Car Race Day

Registration is required, but appreciated.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666 with names and ages of participants.

For more information, please click the link below.

Slot Car Enduro Supporting Food Bank of WNY
Sep
24
12:00 pm12:00

Slot Car Enduro Supporting Food Bank of WNY

Date:  Saturday, 24 September 2016

Time:  Doors Open 10:00 am & Green Flag 12:00 pm

Class of racing:  Stock GT Lightning Vehicle (Maximum Downforce 275 grams; Slot Rodders scale will be used for weight verification; No added weight permitted; Super Tires on rear wheels permitted).

Entry Requirement:  Each participant must bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item for the Food Bank of WNY

Format:

  • Single Racers or Teams.
  • One car to race (one approved “back-up” car may be used if primary car becomes inoperable; primary vehicle then becomes ineligible).
  • Rotation through all six lanes of the track- 10 minutes per heat for a total of 60 minutes.  Vehicle with most total laps after completion of all heats is the winner. 
  • Announcement of Race Results & Recognition (prizes).
  • Racers remain at the track to answer questions regarding car setup, tuning, or driving.

Rules & Preparation:

  • Register at Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart by Friday, 23 September 2016.
  • Tech & Practice session on Friday, 23 September from 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm.  Cars (primary & back-up) will be teched to confirm eligibility (GT Lightening class rules are available at Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart).  In addition to tech, all cars will be verified for motor magnet strength and RPM at the wheels. 
  • Cars will be impounded Friday night following tech and remain quarantined until race.
Estes Model Rocket Childrens Workshop
Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

Estes Model Rocket Childrens Workshop

FREE activities focused toward children 3 to 16.  Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, raffle, limited edition item and day-of-purchase product discounts.  Reservations requested.  Non-race events are 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (seatings 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm).

Registration is required.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666.

"Thomas & Friends" Play Day
Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

"Thomas & Friends" Play Day

FREE activities focused toward children 3 to 16.  Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, raffle, limited edition item and day-of-purchase product discounts.  Reservations requested.  Non-race events are 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (seatings 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm).

Registration is required.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666.

Estes Model Rocket Childrens Workshop
May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Estes Model Rocket Childrens Workshop

FREE activities focused toward children 3 to 16.  Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, raffle, limited edition item and day-of-purchase product discounts.  Reservations requested.  Non-race events are 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (seatings 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm).

Registration is required.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666.

We Welcome Cub Scout Pack 143 For Pinewood Derby
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

We Welcome Cub Scout Pack 143 For Pinewood Derby

Members of Cub Scout Pack 143 will be visiting us to use our 32ft aluminum Pinewood Derby track... It's available throughout the year and is always free to use.  We also have an electronic scale to weigh the vehicle.

When Cub Scout Packs make an advance reservation with us for their visit, we will offer a 10% discount on all Pinewood Derby-related products during the visit- that includes parts, accessories, paints, glues, and tools.

Super Tires Sponsored Slot Car Race Day
May
7
12:30 pm12:30

Super Tires Sponsored Slot Car Race Day

Sunday 15 May 2016 At 12:00 pm
Three Races Sponsored By SUPER TIRES

Practice 12:00 pm with racing at 1:00 pm

All cars must have SUPER TIRES on the rear wheels.

Race 1   Stock 18,000 R.P.M.  STOCK Carrera or Scalextric Cars.  Maximum downforce of 325 grams.

Race 2    Stock Scalextric Classis Trans-Am series.  Maximum downforce of 325 grams.

Race 3     Stock Scalextric G/T Lightning cars.  Maximum downforce of 275 grams.

Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart will supply the downforce meter and all cars will be placed on meter for proper downforce on this meter.

SLOT RODDERS club rules apply and are posted on the bulletin board at Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart.

Bird House Painting Childrens Workshop
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Bird House Painting Childrens Workshop

FREE activities focused toward children 3 to 16.  Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, raffle, limited edition item and day-of-purchase product discounts.  Reservations requested.  Non-race events are 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (seatings 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm).

Registration is required.  Please send an email to manager@niagarahobby.com or contact us by telephone to (716) 681-1666.

Every Friday Modified NASCAR Slot Car Race
Jan
8
Dec 30

Every Friday Modified NASCAR Slot Car Race

Every Friday Modified NASCAR Race
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Rules & Regulations

1.  No interior required; car will stay on track better without interior.

2.  NASCAR must have 2 magnets in the 2 NASCAR magnet departments.

3.  Total car magnet down force will be 475 without body 525 with body on.  We will set-up cars with a small added magnet to reach 475 down force.

4.  The gear ratio must be 11/36; you may use after-market parts such as Slot.it or NSR gears as long as they are 11/36 gears.

5.  Any rim accepted; silicone or urethane super tires 1101 only; tire diameter 0.802" 20.37 mm 0.360" 9.14mm

6.  Motor will be the green NSR shark 30,000 rpm; no other motor accepted.

7.  Bronze bushings accepted no bearing bushing accepted

8.  Any guide accepted.

9.  Cars inspected before racing each week for down force and gear ratio.

10.  If you race you must marshal or you will not race with us the following week. If you are handicapped then we will find a marshal to fill in for you.

Every Thursday Scalextric TransAm Slot Car Racing
Jan
7
Dec 29

Every Thursday Scalextric TransAm Slot Car Racing

Every Thursday
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Limited to Scalextric trans-am series cars (60’s & 70’s)

Motor: stock 18k motor that came with car gearing: stock 11/36 gearing
Mustangs, Camaros, cougars, chargers, challengers, etc.)

Magnets: Aftermarket magnets may be added, to one compartment only, but total
Downforce cannot exceed 300 (325 max) on store magnet Marshall. Chassis:

Stock chassis - no alterations interior: required windshield: required

Body: no alterations - paint/tape/decals/repairs ok wheels: stock wheels
(all 4) that came with car tires: front stock, rear aftermarket ok other

Info: stock guides. Stock bushings wires may be replaced with wires of
Similar gauge small parts such as mirrors, spoilers, bumpers, etc do not
Need to be replaced if broken off during normal wear. Small screws may
Be inserted into backside of guides to aid in keeping loose guides in place.

For more rules please click the link.

Every Tuesday Stock Slot.it Group Class C Slot Car Race
Jan
5
Dec 27

Every Tuesday Stock Slot.it Group Class C Slot Car Race

Tuesday Nights
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Stock Slot.it Group C Class (no magnet slot car racing at 12 volts)
                                      
Slot.it vehicles are available in a variety of colors and designs.  Group C vehicles can be viewed at www.slot.it under models Gruppo C.

Slot.it Qualifying Vehicles
Nissan R89C
Porsche 962 IMSA
Lancia LC2/85
Toyota 88C
Mazda 787 B
Jaguar XJR12
Sauber-Mercedes C9
Porsche 962C KH
Porsche 956 KH
Lancia LC2

All racers must use the same silicone tires; weight may be added to the vehicle (for example, a few grams around the guide so the vehicle has better performance with inclines- use any type of weights- a product call tack it, similar to clay that adheres and may be repositioned).

Click Here for PDF Flyer