SUMMER IS OVER AND SO ARE THE SALES
Hi to everyone:
Summer sales are over and it is time to recalculate. Thanks to everyone who participated in the sales to add signals to their layouts and reduce my stock. I need time to finish up some layouts, do some custom work and revalue the remaining stock. Register on line for any upcoming sale notifications.
So, I will still be open. My hours will be Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM ET. I will try to stay open until the end of the year. At that point with a reduced inventory and total value, the business will be much easier to sell as is.
If you or anyone you know is interested in getting into the model RR business, please send them my way. Maybe you know someone that is in the same position I was 15 years ago. I retired early from teaching and needed something to bridge over to Social Security. It worked out very well for me and it could for you. A new buyer will also get access to all my suppliers. This will give that person access to trains and layout supplies at wholesale prices. You could save thousands of dollars just building your own layout.
As model railroaders, we know that we should purchase many items when they are offered. The major manufacturers are now producing BTO (Built to Order) products that must be ordered and purchased at that time or they may never be available again. This will be the time to invest in signals like the other BTO products. Even if you are not ready, now is the time to invest in your signal system.
I will be primarily selling off the stock. If you have a layout design, I will have time to do a Signal Plan for your layout. Signal Planning will take your layout design and show you where the signals should be placed and what model signal you should use in each location. From that, you can determine the other accessories, such as plugs and couplers which you will need. If you do not have a layout design, you will need to purchase enough signals and accessories to cover the size of the layout you intend to build. I can also help you with that. Any excess signals you purchase could be sold later line. (See System Design above)
I will have limited time to do circuit board design or wire up circuit boards. The Track Configuration Library (TCL) will still be available on line. You can use it to do your own circuit design. I can help you with that.
I will also not have the time or ability for installations. I just turned 71 and my joints are not what they used to be so getting up and down is very difficult. I have worked with model railroad builders who could do this part of the installation for you. If you need references, let me know.
I also may not have time for custom work. I will wait to see how things go as time progresses. I will also NOT be doing any train shows.
If you wish to order products, send me an e-mail of what you want and I will send you an invoice with a Paypal request for payment or you can send a check. You can also print out the order form on the web site and send it in with a check. Remember shipping costs and NYS residences add 8.125% sales tax.