Date: Friday, December 17, 1999 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [z_scale] Still around - MicroTrains Couplers
>John (and Ole too):
>> > Bill
>> > I want to convert some of my cars from Marklin to MT
>> > but I can't find anyone who has the 901/902.
>< snip, snip, snip >
>> In the meantime, I fired off a few emails to my usual parts places on my
>> lunch break. I should know by tomorrow night who has what in stock.
>> I'll post again then.
>It was just the Seasonal Rush:
> The items you requested are in stock they are $2.89 as are all the MT
>couplers. We are constantly restocking our inventory. Stock levels are very
>dynamic so items flow in and out and back again. Restock on Marklin,
>Engineering, Micron-Art, and Walthers is usually under a week Micro-trains
>usually takes about a full week depending on urgency but we have constant
>shipments from Micro-trains on a weekly basis so anything can be in them.
>N-Scale Manager/ Systems Administrator
>M.B. Klein, Inc.
>Model Train Headquarters
>162 North Gay St.
>Baltimore, MD 21202-4018
>Info Line: 1-410-539-6207
>No connections with this vendor, except that of a customer, etc.
>Please do not consider this email a strong recomendation for one vendor
>another, or to suggest these two are the only sources on the planet. Check
>Z-Track Magazine and Model Railroader for lots of other sources.
>The bottom line is that most of the big mail order shops have enough volume
>in sales to keep stock on hand, and have regular shipments from the
>warehouses to keep the back orders to a reasonable delay. Its the local
>dealer who has trouble getting enough back orders together to justify a
>factory order in a timely manner. But they need our support too. If you
>a large amount of "stuff" at one time, you may be surprised to find you
>dealer will match the mail order prices, too. Mine does.
>And yes, they all run out at one time or another.
>Hope this helps.
>>CraZy 'bout Zee!