Mayewood Railroaders Goes Corporate

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 77railer, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. 2slim

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    Leroy,
    Just a thought for what it's worth, someone mentioned that the manufacturers are deluged with requests for free stuff all the time. I guess that's understandable. I think if I were in your place I would send out a fax or email of one of those group pictures of the kids with your request. To me that gives some legitimacy to the request, then there is no dought that you are sincere and not just someone trying to scam some free goodies for personal use. Besides, the first person who gets the faxes at our office is the Secretary, and you know how some women are about kids. Never hurts to have someone in your corner on the inside. Some might call that sneaky, I call it creative marketing!!

    2slim
  2. ausien

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    Sound`s like sound advice to me, keep up the good fight Leroy, me mate... they are realy worth it...have a good one.. steve
  3. rksstl

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    That just goes to show the difference in employees and corporations in the way they do business. Its doesn't take any time at all to eamil someone and let them know one way or another there companies policies, and communication is the best way to keep people from getting discouraged. ( Ya ever see the movie Shawshank Redemption ? " I'll send a letter a week, they have to listen ") Just keep sending email till someone responds. :D
  4. 77railer

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    Thanks guys....I will see what I can do about the photo....not sure about the legalities on that....but it sounds like a good idea....I might even call the companies and tell them what is going on then ask whom I shold fax...maybe that will get better results.


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  5. 77railer

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    Broadway Limited

    Internet Trains


    Trains-usa

    Jays Trains.com

    Bachmann - waiting for response

    Central Hobby

    Mainlinehobby

    A-Line
    Atlas - sending 50 pcs of various track.

    Accurail - sent 12 cars of various roadnames

    Alpine Models

    American Model Builders

    Intermountain Railway

    DigiTraxx

    Kadee [​IMG] - Contacted 02-16-05...sent couplers, coupling system, and 8 frieght cars

    Katousa

    Life-Like - Awaiting Response

    WoodlandScenic

    MRC - Sending 3 prodigy handheld units.

    Model Railroad Magazine - Sent literature on various topics.

    Gonna keep pushing foward....try try try......77Railer
  6. Russ Bellinis

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    It might be a good idea to help the kids compose a "thank you" letter to send out to each of the companies that responded with products and then have each of the kids sign the letter.
  7. 77railer

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    :thumb: Yes we are in the process of doing that now. Here is the latest update......

    Broadway Limited

    Internet Trains

    Trains-usa


    Jays Trains.com - unable to help at this time.

    Bachmann - sent two dcc systems, 6 dcc engines, and 6 catalogs

    Central Hobby

    Mainlinehobby

    A-Line

    Atlas - sent 50 pieces of track

    Accurail - sent 12 cars of various roadnames

    Alpine Models

    American Model Builders - faxed and waiting reply

    Intermountain Railway - sending rock island A and B unit dcc ready

    DigiTraxx - agreed to supply every engine we get with decoders.

    Kadee [​IMG] - Contacted 02-16-05...sent couplers, coupling system, and 8 frieght cars

    Katousa

    Life-Like - Awaiting Response

    WoodlandScenic

    MRC - Sending 3 prodigy handheld units.

    Model Railroad Magazine - Sent literature on various topics.

    GHQ Models - sending set of models for the layout


    Things in red are updates from previous post.

    Glad to see some of the big boys stepping up. They have been really generous. Thanks to everyone who has been with us on this whole deal. I appreciate it. I cant wait till tomorrow...track is getting laid...Im so excited,lol. Everything seems to be falling in place....one step at a time.


    77Railer:thumb:


  8. Pitchwife

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  9. 77railer

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    Woodland Scenics said that they only sponsor nmra shows and local schools...so no go as far as they are concerned. 77Railer
  10. 77railer

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    scaletree.com has jumped on board and agreed to send us trees for our layout. should prove to be very interesting trees, they use wire for the trunks and branches...cant wait to see them.


    77Railer
  11. N Gauger

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    Great news!!! That's so nice of them!!! :D :D
  12. ausien

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    hey there Leroy, how about some more pix, that layout must have come on by leaps and bounds, would like to see what you and the gang have been up to mate.. give em my best... have a good one..steve
  13. Russ Bellinis

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    Doesn't your group count as a local school?
  14. 2slim

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    Leroy
    Try these guys Scenic Express they seem to have a good selection of stuff. BTW can't remember if Accurail came through for you but they also have scenery products on their website called "Sunlit Vistas" try hitting them up again, maybe mention WS wouldn't help :thumb:

    2slim