euro train hobby

euro train hobby

Postby jmass » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:16 pm

i ordered some track and a couple of freight cars from euro train hobbys just about a month ago. the stuff i orderd was not in stock and had to be backorderd.as of tommorow it will be a full month. was just wondering if this is pretty much routine. the stuff is all from tillig, so it has to be orderd from germany i geussing.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:40 pm

My personal experience with them (ETH) has been very good. I have NOT however ordered anything that was out of stock so I have no idea what the wait is. Give them a call or send an email - I've always had fast responses.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:45 pm

I have been looking into Euro Train Hobby as a source of parts, so whatever is found out about the wait time would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby jmass » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:54 pm

just as a side note, the folks at eurotrain hobby are very helpfull, and quite nice to boot.have sent them an email a little over a week ago and havent heard back. so il try again, and again very nice people.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:56 pm

jmass wrote:have sent them an email a little over a week ago and havent heard back.


May have something to do with the holiday weekend we just had? I would just call them.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:03 pm

I have also had only positive experiences with EuroTrainHobby, but I too only ordered the stuff they had in stock. They were very helpful, shipped promptly, and their shipping rates to Canada were excellent.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby CSD » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:59 pm

If you have ordered some out of stock items, be prepared to wait. Availability will depend on if the item is currently in a production run. With Tillig products you can check there website (http://www.tillig.com/) for current production. If the item is listed as "z.Z. nicht lieferbar" it is out of production at the moment and you will have to wait until the next run. "Lieferbar" indicates current production models. If you are ordering not in stock from Roco, good luck... I tried to get the BR44 but cancelled the order after waiting for 2 years. You should try the Hobby Shop online store from the Czech Republic (http://www.hobby-shop.cz). They have an english page and Mr. Kresta is most helpful. The prices are cheaper than in North America and because I tend to save up and order in bulk he does not charge me shipping. Just insure you don't get charged VAT. Payment can be made with western union and he has an order tracking tool (infomation system). This site also has some interesting handmade and small production items (mostly Czech). Also try Modellbahnshop Sebnitz (http://www.modellbahnshop-sebnitz.de/) if you can read German. There are a lot of TT producers on this site. In closing, EuroTrainHobby has been good to me too.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby scaro » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:05 pm

I'm not impressed. I ordered some Peresvet trucks from EuroTrain Hobby to see what they were like and about a third arrived twisted and broken. It actually looked like someone had done it deliberately. I contacted them and apart from a terse email, he never got back.

I'll take my business elsewhere.

The Peresvet trucks come with Tillig wheels and are a bit oversize for US trucks, about 6' wheelbase in both archbar and cast freight truck style. The cast truck is like US ones but seems to have more holes etc.

I wasn't that amazed with the Tillig wheels, which are fairly coarse scale, though they look well made. I think Allen did finer ones, back in the 50s.

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Re: euro train hobby

Postby jmass » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:18 pm

finally got my order from eurotrain hobby. george had informed me a week and a half ago when the shipment came in that the frieght cars i order were not in stock, just the track i orderd came in. so i orderd a branch line frieght set and they were shipped together. but he thru in a kulwaggon frieght car kit for free. i thought that was a nice touch.
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Re: euro train hobby

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:34 pm

Very cool.
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