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Greetings all,

I'm new to the hobby. I'm wanting to build a small (3'x4') N Scale layout on a limited budget. I have yet to make any major purchases - Controller, Locos, Track. Does anyone know of any retailers, websites that typically have Father's Day Sales?
 

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A store in Denver does internet sales, and they're having a 15% off sale on N and HO items. Here's a link to them:

http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/index_brief.php

I checked out caboose's "sales" price.
( I only compared this set)
The Kato #106-0017 Amtrak P42 Superliner Phase IVb starter set

Trainworld has them beat by a lot. $35 bucks.


Trainworld's> http://www.trainworld.com/manufactu...42-superliner-phase-ivb-starter-set-106-0017/

Caboose> http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3_6&products_id=147540

$224 at caboose (sale price?)
$189 at Trainworld
$35 bucks more at caboose.

Maybe I missed something?
Do you take another 15% off caboose's $224 price?
 

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I don't know about their prices, Ed. I saw they were having a sale, and posted the info so SantaFeKid could shop. I reckon he (you) could call them and ask...
 

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Here's the Memorial Day sale at Trainworld:

http://www.trainworld.com

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!
NO NEW RELEASES! NO STORE CREDIT ON PREVIOUSLY SOLD ITEMS!
Super SAle
Code Word: M2016
Offer Starts: Thursday May 26, 2016
Offer Ends: Tuesday May 31, 2016

If Your Order Totals: You Save:
50.00 to 109.99 Save 10.00 Off
110.00 to 199.99 Save 15.00 Off
200.00 to 399.99 Save 30.00 Off
400.00 to 599.99 Save 50.00 Off
600.00 to 799.99 Save 75.00 Off
800.00 to 999.99 Save 100.00 Off
Over 1000.00 Save 125.00 Off
*** You Must Mention ***
Code Word: M2016
In the User Comment Box to Save,

If the discount is applicable, it will be applied by TrainWorld when the
order is processed.
 

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Big Ed's right. Your best bet is a starter set.
You get the best with Kato. But you pay for quality.

Maybe get a set and some extra track with it.
First design a layout. With N scale, even a 3 x 4 can be a really nice layout.
It's worth the extra bucks to get what you want at first.
Wouldn't hurt to go to the drugstore and pick up a copy of Model Railroader either.
And look online for scenery ideas.
This just happens to be a great forum for that.
 
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