Re: Good Prices
- Sorry, I should have included Web addresses:
Z Model Trains
You'll also run into these URL's on the "where to buy" web page
recommended in David Karp's post (a few messages before this one).
>with Modellbahn Ott, in Pennsylvania. I've purchased track, roadbed,
> My Z-shopping experience is limited so far, but I've been pleased
joiners, motor brushes, headlamp bulbs, etc. there, and have just
ordered a few MicroTrains boxcars (making my first investment in
those famous MT couplers). The first time I called, Mr. Ott himself
answered the phone, and was very pleasant to do business with. The
prices are favorable to what I've seen in my local shop, and they
offer an additional discount on some items if you order online.
>for sale, like backdrops, structure kits, cast-plaster masonry items,
> Z Model Trains in Texas has some nice accessories and scenery items
Relco track-cleaning zappers and so on. Also pleasant to deal with.
>locomotives have been purchased on eBay. Mine have all arrived in
> Except for the F7 in the starter set I began with, all my
excellent condition, but naturally "let the buyer beware", clean and
oil every eBay loco no matter how new it looks. If you are fortunate
and don't find yourself in a bidding war with a millionaire (and
there seem to be a bunch of them lurking on eBay!), you can save a
considerable amount of money on locos. I saved a lot on a set of
Pullmans too, but I'm not convinced that you'll save much money
buying individual railroad cars on eBay, once you figure in shipping
and any bank fees. It seems like MicroTrains cars on eBay are not
much cheaper than they'd be at an online retailer or a hobby shop.
> -- Andy
> > Can anyone suggest the best place to purchase Z stuff at a
> > price. Some places give 20% discount as a policy. Here inArizona they
> > want full price for all Z stuff. I sure would appreciatesuggestions.
> > Thanks, Regis
- I'd have to agree with this; eBay is also a good place to find discontinued
items, used collections, and all kinds of accessories no hobby shops will
At 12:50 AM 11/9/2000 +0000, zscale@... wrote:
>Except for the F7 in the starter set I began with, all my locomotives have___________________________________________
>been purchased on eBay. Mine have all arrived in excellent condition, but
>naturally "let the buyer beware", clean and oil every eBay loco no matter
>how new it looks. If you are fortunate and don't find yourself in a
>bidding war with a millionaire (and there seem to be a bunch of them
>lurking on eBay!), you can save a considerable amount of money on locos. I
>saved a lot on a set of Pullmans too, but I'm not convinced that you'll
>save much money buying individual railroad cars on eBay, once you figure
>in shipping and any bank fees. It seems like MicroTrains cars on eBay are
>not much cheaper than they'd be at an online retailer or a hobby shop.
- Hi Group.
As long as we are "telling all" about where we spend our money on trains, I
have four places that get almost all of my business:
(1st place) http://www.discount-train.com
(healthy discount on everything including Marklin, MT, Peco,
and a very informative web site)
(runner up) Kleins in Baltimore (410-272-5772)
(they deep discount everything, and will negotiate even better
on larger purchases of track and/or Marklin/MT locos/cars -
for a quote)
(runner up) http://www.texnrails.com - deep discounter, nice website
(runner up) LBC in Buffalo, NY (716-631-3081)
(they cut great deals on MT rolling stock)