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#126 Adrian Wintle

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 22:00

The internet "store" I use the most is M.B. Klein (modeltrainstuff.com) They also have a retail shop in Maryland which I plan to visit next year when my son moves down to that area for work - need to start saving now lol.  Another source I've used is TrainWorld in Brooklyn.  I've ordered from them several times several years ago (via phone as they didn't have a website) and was blown away by their superfast shipping.  I also visited their store in Brooklyn - way small shop as mail order really is their lifeline, but it was fun as there was an EL right outside (elevated portion of the subway).  Unfortunately I don't know if either ships internationally.

 

If you are taking a road trip that way, the Strasburg Train Shop (near the Strasburg Railroad and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, beside the Choo-Choo Barn) in Strasburg, PA is ok, as is Strasburg Station store in the Rockvale Outlets mall in Lancaster, PA (just north of Strasburg on US30). The Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, NJ is also worth a visit. The M.B. Klein retail store is pretty good too.

 

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#127 Adrian Wintle

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:44

If you are taking a road trip that way, the Strasburg Train Shop (near the Strasburg Railroad and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, beside the Choo-Choo Barn) in Strasburg, PA is ok, as is Strasburg Station store in the Rockvale Outlets mall in Lancaster, PA (just north of Strasburg on US30). The Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, NJ is also worth a visit. The M.B. Klein retail store is pretty good too.

 

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Update: the Strasburg Station store in Rockvale Outlets closed early this year.

 

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#128 Spamcanman

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:31

I see that the wonderful Caboose Hobbies is closing down. Very sad. Found them very helpful in the past. http://www.cabooseho...index_brief.php



#129 jasond

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:43

Just got back from the Indianapolis O-scale Show.  OK, OK, I had to pay back the missus by letting her go with the girls to Spain.  Hang on - I did OK didn't I...?  Anyway, good 2-rail shops were there: P&D, Des Plaines, NormsOscale and many other traders.  As usual, in conversation they had stuff 'back at the store' so a call is necessary. 

 

Just to say that there are several cheap phone call services out there.  I use 18185 and my calls to all of the retailers mentioned are 2p per minute.  Even when they say "Hang on I'll just go and look" I still smile.  And not just BT customers, I'm with Virgin, most services are covered.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 20:21

If you're in York Cuttyblack's is worth a visit; the shop carries ATLAS O-Gauge as well as the usual N and H0 lines.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:37

  As above

 

whilst looking for new watering holes in York over the weekend, i discovered a new model shop

 

Cutty blacks models

38 Huby Court

Walmgate

YO1 9UD

01904 636150

https://www.google.c...715392?hl=en-GB

 

to my surprise it was full of American HO and N gauge, Atlas ,Intermountain, Athearn rtr ,Genesis, Walthers  etc, even some Atlas O gauge 

no website but does mail order, worth a look if your in York, i came out a little lighter in the pocket!!

 

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P.S go in there first then head up Walmgate and visit Brew York!!!


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:47

I see that the wonderful Caboose Hobbies is closing down. Very sad. Found them very helpful in the past. http://www.cabooseho...index_brief.php

 

THANK YOU, LOYAL CABOOSE FANS FOR YOUR AWESOME SHOW OF SUPPORT AT OUR GRAND RE-OPENING LAST WEEK! THIS WEEK WE HAVE EVEN MORE AWESOME STUFF FOR YOU!

 

Taken from their website



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:53

THANK YOU, LOYAL CABOOSE FANS FOR YOUR AWESOME SHOW OF SUPPORT AT OUR GRAND RE-OPENING LAST WEEK! THIS WEEK WE HAVE EVEN MORE AWESOME STUFF FOR YOU!

 

Taken from their website

Now under new ownership and in new Premises - Haven't heard anything detrimental about stock, service or premises - good luck to them!



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 17:35

 

 

whilst looking for new watering holes in York over the weekend, i discovered a new model shop...

 

 

I bet you'd told the Mrs you were visiting the York model railway Show!! Perfect cover!! :D

 

 

 

to my surprise it was full of American HO and N gauge, Atlas ,Intermountain, Athearn rtr ,Genesis, Walthers  etc, even some Atlas O gauge 

no website but does mail order, worth a look if your in York, i came out a little lighter in the pocket!!

Atlas O..?? 2-Rail Atlas O..?? I really didn't need to know that... :nono: :mosking:


Edited by F-UnitMad, 17 April 2017 - 17:36 .


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 18:29

2 rail, not a lot,3-4 boxes what I seen, but there maybe more, loads of HO

 

never went near the exhibition, more than my life's worth, but did manage to find several new pubs and visited a few old ones (just to make sure the quality was the same!)


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:57

Although Cutty Blacks don't have a website, they do sell some items on e-bay at reasonable prices.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:42

Anyone know of any ScaleTrains stockists in the UK?



#138 Alcanman

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 14:55

Model Junction had some of the Scaletrains modern tank cars in stock a few months ago, but looks like they've all gone.

 

Their also showing 'Advance Reservations' for Scaletrains SD40-2 and GE Tier 4 Gevo locos.

 

 

http://www.modeljunc...oducts_id=44652



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 18:39

I have just placed my first order with modeltrainstuff, I have heard good things about them.

 

They have 30% off some Atlas items so it was rude not to order this....I have wanted one of these for a while.

 

http://www.modeltrai...tl-10001853.htm

 

Use code 30atlas

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 19:31

Model Junction had some of the Scaletrains modern tank cars in stock a few months ago, but looks like they've all gone.

Their also showing 'Advance Reservations' for Scaletrains SD40-2 and GE Tier 4 Gevo locos.


http://www.modeljunc...oducts_id=44652

Thanks, they've got advance reservations on carbon black hoppers as well, which is what I was looking for

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 18:04

Although Cutty Blacks don't have a website, they do sell some items on e-bay at reasonable prices.

 

Mal

 Do you happen to have a link so I can shortlist them please



#142 Alcanman

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 18:32

Here is an e-bay link to a boxcar Cutty Blacks have for sale. You should be able to find other items from there.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...40AAOSwIgNXpHPU

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 20:43

Not too familiar with HO stock prices these days, but the O Scale stuff Cutty Blacks has on ebay is (in my opinion) rather over-priced, unfortunately.
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 14:17

Went to a hobby shop just north of Montreal on Wednesday...it has been nicknamed The Mothership. Long-story short....owner rich and doesn't care if stock sells or not..he sells at MSRP, no deals,no discounts. He probably has $2-3 million dollars of inventory, including stuff going back to the early 1990s...those he sells at 1990 MSRP. No website,no internet connection...strictly old-school.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 14:26

A few more from The Mothership

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#146 Mike Huxley

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 22:01

I just want to find some good suppliers of On30 or O gauge model details in the UK. It seems to me that our American cousins are not so well supplied with kits for such things as, water towers, switching signals or buildings and the parts that make these things up as we are in the UK hobby.

So here in the UK can I buy the bits and pieces I need to detail an On30 line like the RGS, and before anyone says, I know it wasn't 2'6" gauge, but I use it as an example.

 

Any help would be useful. 

 

Cheers,

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 16:35

Hi as any member purchased from Hogz Trains, they have some of the fox valley HO GP60s and are quoting me $10 shipping!!!! well the order page is,,seems very cheap.

Thanks

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 17:27

My guess is that that is internal USA - but it may be worth asking!


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#149 Alcanman

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:06

Hi as any member purchased from Hogz Trains, they have some of the fox valley HO GP60s and are quoting me $10 shipping!!!! well the order page is,,seems very cheap.

Thanks

TT

Beware! Importing locos from the US can be very expensive. I have bought dcc soundlocos from Trainworld, Brooklyn, who now have a minimum overseas shipping cost of $40.00! Despite the postage and vat locos still work out cheaper than buying from Gaugemaster.

 

Try to obtain an estimate for shipping from Hogz Trains. But don't forget there will be vat to pay.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 20:44

Thanks ive done it many times before but Ive taken a break through an accident at work and for my sons first year in life, wow lots changed im used to a love letter from parcelforce! ebay USED to be good but boy some exhorbitant shipping prices via their Erlanger centre makes a multiple purchase totally unviable, this had just started when i took my break from the hobby.

 

Ive used Spring Creek in the past might try them again.









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