Where do you get your stuff?

Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:14 pm

We have used eBay for a fair chunk of our fleet. Most of our track was bought from ETH, although some from people on this site. A lot of the generic parts for the scratchbuilt cars is from local hobby shops, and of course stuff from the former Possum Valley Models and a few cars from Gold Coast.
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby voyttek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:08 pm

I have been ordering from different suppliers in Europe, mostly Germany and Poland.
One of the most reliable in my experience, have been Modelbahnshop Sebnitz and Modelmania.

During my last travel to Europe, I have visited and done some "train" shopping in several places in both, Germany and Poland.
One place that stood up was a well organized shop in Gdansk in Poland.
They also have a great web page and ship worldwide.
Most importantly, if the order is placed from outside of the European Union, the so called VAT Tax of 23% is deducted from the listing price. This makes purchasing prices quite attractive.
Also they have this program, that an additional discount (up to 5%) is given, for loyal customers.
The owner, Adam, speaks English and their web page has an option to translate to English at the very top as well.

It is easy and very convenient to pay by PayPal, and also they ship fast, usually the next day, by the Priority Mail, with the full tracking record.
Just before last weekend I received my last parcel, and I am very pleased with the content. Their web page is http://www.modelmania.com.pl

I hope your experience will be as good as mine,
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby Biased turkey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:12 pm

I purchased some TT stuff from
http://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/
The most important reason is that their website has an English and French version.
I would like to make business with stores from Poland, The Czech Republic ( Great beer, I'm a brewer ) , Russia bur as far as I know, none of the stores located in thoses countries has an English version.

The same goes for TT forum, they are almost exclusively in German . I used to be ( almost ) fluent in Dutch, but not in German.

Jacques
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby CSD » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:22 pm

@ Jacques - For the Czech Rep. try http://www.hobby-shop.cz/uvod. They have English pages. Unfortunately, they do not take paypal or credit cards. I have had to use Western Union. Another to look at would be http://www.modely.biz/. The webpage does not have English, but you can email them in English.

I'm also a fan of Czech beer.
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby Biased turkey » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Thank you CSD ( Mark ? ) for taking some of your valuable time to reply.
I have a Western Union branch down the road.

Craftbrewing and homebrewing real Czech Pilsner is a real challenge like triple decoction process and very loooong maturation ( lagering ) time.


Jacques

To me, N scale is the perfect choice for modelling US/Canadian model railroad ( GPees, SD ) Atlas makes such smooth rolling stock ( double flywheel for example ).
Now, In my opinion, European Epoch 2 and 3 ( shorter rolling stock ) runs better if modelled in TT scale
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby Arseny » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 pm

Czech beer is excellent! (although I am a stockholder of Baltika brewery... :wink: )

As for N scale... as for me, N-scale cars and people figures are too small.
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby Biased turkey » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:35 pm

I'm 62 years old, and I'm still able to handle N scale rolling stock, like for example to install a decoder in an Atlas GP9 engine.
But I'm moving to a bigger scale , TTm but that's is basically N scale rolling stock with a bigger shell :smile:

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P.S. I own stocks in a ... Brazilian microbrewery
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:44 pm

I see a recurring thread here....I need to buy beer stocks....
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:29 am

ConducTTor wrote:I see a recurring thread here....I need to buy beer stocks....

Or just drink more beer...
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Re: Where do you get your stuff?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:05 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:I see a recurring thread here....I need to buy beer stocks....

Or just drink more beer...


Yeah but the return on that is not usable as currency :grin:
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