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Old 11-21-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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Best place to buy

Anyone know where the best place is to buy trains online. In perticularly I want to buy an Athearn SW1500 to add to my collection. I looked at several online stores including Trainz.com and Horizion Hobby but all the sites I found had negative reviews and not just pointless reviews but ones the made sense like "they were not notified that I had placed an order by Google till I emailed them." So if anyone could let me know what the best online store to buy trains from that would be much apreciated.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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Hi gc,

While I buy old engines only from ebay, I've bought lots of rolling stock, track, tools and other train modelling supplies from...

modeltrainstuff.com

and hobbylinc.com

I've gotten prompt attentive impeccable service from both, and highly recommend them.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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I've dealt with modeltrainstuff.com, N scale supply, and micro-mark, and have been happy with them.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:03 AM   #4
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I have had extremely good luck with modeltrainstuff.com also. Their prices are reasonable, and their delivery is pretty prompt.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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well first off thank you all for the suggestions. Hobblinc does not carry a single Athearn item of any type. modeltrainstuff was one of those ones i looked at and had seen bad reviews on but it is also one of the few to carry the Athearn switcher i want so i gues i'll go with them. suggestions are still welcome.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:02 AM   #6
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Best place to buy

Try www.nicholassmithtrains.com Tons of Athearn
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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I agree with most, MB Kline (Model train stuff) is excellent and has greet prices. Others I have had good luck with are Caboose hobbies in Denver and Cherry Creek Hobbies. Their prices aren't as good, but delivery is very quick. They get back to you if there is a supply issue.
I find on line reviews to be generally one sided. Your experience is the best review. Beware of exceptionally low prices, unless you have a history of good dealings with the business.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #8
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I deal with Tom's Trains,he sells for about 20-30% less than msrp.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #10
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Trainworld.com. I have bought from them.

Prices in line with MB Klein (modeltrainstuf.com) and fast shipping and good service. Asked a clarification on if something was in stock and they got right back to me. Shipping cost was reasonable.

I don't think you can beat either of them on price or service. MB Klein has a 30 day return policy. I have gotten a couple of klunkers and returned them with no issue. I live within 30 minutes of their store, so I can't comment on shipping cost.
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