Online Suppliers

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Illus, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Illus

    Illus Member

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    Since Christmas is coming, everyone has been asking me where on the net they can get train stuff. I only know of a couple online shops. Could you folks list a name, or a link to your favorite internet train suppliers? It doesn't matter which gauge, I am an HO guy, but I am sure others would like to see new listings they didn't know about. As always, Thanks!
  2. LongIslandTom

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    i've gotten stuff over the net from:

    - M.B. Klein (good selection, good prices, good website).
    - Discount Trains Online (great selection, so-so prices, good website).
    - Trainland/Trainworld (so-so selection, some unbelievable deals, but website isn't geared towards online ordering).
    - First Place Hobbies (good selection, so-so prices, good website).
    - Horizon Hobbies (good selection, high prices, good website).
    - Walthers (has everything under the sun, but high prices, good website).
    - Internet Trains (avoid like the plague). I have an order I placed back in June and it still hasn't arrived yet.

    Hope this helps!
  3. BMRR

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    I use Caboose Hobbies, good people to deal with, fast service. :)
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  6. COMBAT

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    Here are a few. Depends on what you want.
    Vehicles and the sort:
    http://www.3000toys.com/
    http://www.dhsdiecast.com/index.cfm
    http://www.diecastdirect.com/default.asp?c=True

    Here some some trains places:
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/prods/u.htm
    http://www.walthers.com/
    http://trainplayer.com/index.html

    My favorite, GOOGLE.COM
    You can find anything you want. Just do a little shopping and BAM! you will find a place with a good price. I never rely on one place. They may not have it, charge to much, or another place will have it on sale. Yeah, they still do that on the net. LOL :)

    I hope that helps!
  7. ScottyB

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    The best prices for most locomotives is on eBay, but for other stuff I've used:

    Wholesale Trains - pretty fast, good prices, friendly on the phone, but they do not answer emails...
    Internet Trains - same as Tom said, SLOOOOOOWWWWWW...... but decent prices. (if you order now, you will not receive it by Christmas...)
    Hobbylinc - great prices on some items like basswood, so-so prices on most everything else
    Flying Scotsman - great prices, poor website, new owner seems pretty good, low shipping.
    Litchfield Station for all DCC items - free shipping
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  9. COMBAT

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    New one I found, just ordered from them and they already answered my email question and shipped the package. I will let you all know how it turns out. They are here:
    http://www.bearweb.com/peachcreek/ :thumb:
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    If you are into On30 or large scale, try Saint Aubins Junction or Saint Aubins Station. Same people, different locations. Service was prompt for On30 and prices are good. Did take awhile for them to get stocked up but now they seem to be going ok.
  12. LongIslandTom

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    I was just checking out Toy Train Heaven and it appears they are one of the few places that actually stock the old Athearn Blue Box rolling stock kits.

    SWEET! Because they are cheap at around $5 a pop, these BB kits are great for kitbashing/experimentation.

    Looks like they got some Athearn BB locos for cheap too.. I think I'll grab a few Blue Box AMD103s to experiment with-- Always wanted to kitbash a dual-mode P32AC-DM Gennie that I see Amtrak and Metro North are using around my area. At $25 per powered loco, they are cheap enough that I won't be afraid to chop up and make mistakes while kitbashing.

    A kitbasher's gold mine Toy Train Heaven seems to be! :thumb:
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    How about this for shameless advertizing! Check out my site,
    See link below!
    David
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Here is a good one for buildings. They just started not to long ago. All of it is Laser cut wood.
    RSLaser Kits
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