President's Choice HO Trains Sets

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by GNRail, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. GNRail

    GNRail Member

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    I don't know If these sets are available outside of Canada but it would seem that they have decided NOT to make one this year. Our HO modular guys say they are good bang for the buck. Especially now when they seem to be dumping the leftover ones from the last couple of years for $69.00. The sets are ready to run. Locomotive, 5 or 6 cars, Oval track and a cute little power pack.

    I was looking for something to run around the christmas tree So I actually picked up the sets from the last 2 years. My normal N scale seemed just to small. I think they will workout well next year.


    Garry
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Garry, are they dumping them in the supermarkets or in other stores? I saw a collection of the 0-8-0 sets in a hardware store this summer, but at the full $99 price. None of the L*****s stores in our area seem to have them. :mad:
  3. GNRail

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    We have a group of stores that go under the name YIG (your independant grocer). That is where I found mine.

    Garry
  4. Medicine Man

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    I just looked for them in the local store and was told that they were only avalible tru the Presidents Choise web sight, in the Gift Basket section. I found them all right,but here is the kicker!! The cost of the set is listed at CDN $79 BUT the shipping to my door was CDN $169!!!!! Un FLIPPING BELEIVABLE.

    MM
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    artur_p New Member

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    Hi guys i just picked one of those up today for $50 at fortinos in brampton on bovaird and highway 10, there is one more left.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    artur
    where have they been hiding them for the last year?
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    when you walk into the store turn left and walk towards the double hinged doors right next to the frozen foods section, it will be to your right on the bottom shelf with a bunch of junk on top.
  8. Medicine Man

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    Is this the Yard Bull set? I will wait till january to see if that massive shipping cost drop's to a resonable level.

    MM
  9. artur_p

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    yes, its the one with the steam locomotive 5 ore cars and a van
  10. Medicine Man

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    RATS!!!

    It sounds like a nice set,but I'm not going to pay $240 for it

    MM
  11. Medicine Man

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    Just to make a bad day even worse,what road name is this set under? No sence spending all that money for it ,knowing that it will just sit in the closet never to get opened.
    How about a pic of it(anybody?)

    MM
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Loco is a CN 0-8-0. Spitfire published some pictures last year on a thread about her first loco weathering job.
  13. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    They're still $99CAD

    The Lablaw's across the street from my work still has the 0-8-0 "Yard Bull" set in stock.. They are still asking $99CAD for them...

    I'm waiting until they decide to clear them out so that I can get a set and kit-bash it into On30... Maybe as a saddle tank....

    I looked to see if they were going to produce a new set for this X-mas, but they didn't...
  14. artur_p

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    so did anyone get that last yard bull set from fortinos?
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    It was still there on the weekend, but very hard to find. I can't justify it for myself.