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I have lately been browsing thru Menards Train Stuff online. I have come across quite a few Train related items that are listed as LOW INVENTORY. So FYI I have compiled a pictorial list of said items. Some items may be available at Menards Store only, online only, or very last ones at the end of the run. Most of the loaded flatcars were issued in 2015-2016. This list is probably a partial list since Menards seems to be getting ready for newer items that are on their way down the pike. So get it while you can while it is still available.

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PICS ARE FROM MENARDS WEBSITE
 

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Sure would be interesting to know what the original production count was for each item. My guess is that Menards has sold a significant amount of rolling stock and buildings over the past 5 years.

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I've been debating about the fire station for quite awhile but haven't pulled the trigger. Seeing this, I'd better do it before they're gone if they're not already.
 

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I don't think my local Menards sold very much train stuff at all this year. The cars on the end caps haven't moved since about a week before Christmas. I was eyeing a flatcar, and noticed it never moved where I found it.
My store has plenty of stock, so if you're looking for something let me know and I'll see if they have it.
 

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they had them for years.

I and several others got many cases.

just seems strange that after many years they are not listed.
I haven't seen these in any of the three Menards, I regular visit, for a couple of years. I figured they were a one time sale item and when they were gone they were gone.
 

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I haven't seen these in any of the three Menards, I regular visit, for a couple of years. I figured they were a one time sale item and when they were gone they were gone.
back in may 2019 while on a trip I brought all they had at north platte and Kearny Nebraska menards score 40 of them. at the time they were still listed on menards.com.
 

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MENARDS BUSINESS MODEL FOR TRAIN STUFF???

For the last few years, 2018-2019, the $7.99 flatcars were listed online as an in store only item. One could not order a case of them online as before. Our Menards is listed online as having "one" flatcar in stock but I have not been able to find it in the store any where I even asked a clerk and they could not find the flatcar. Probably received a five finger discount and went on it's way. :(:( Or just became lost in the seasonal shuffling of shelf space. I may be wrong on my assumption that The Menards Stores were in 2019 stocked by shipping out the Train Stuff in variety Dealer Packs. Just seems to me that Menards would only one or maybe two each of all the train cars offered this last season. The BNSF & DRGW cars were the exception since they were available online only with free ship to store being offered. One other thought is that although some Train Stuff items are at the end of their run. Other offerings may be coming forth from Menards to replace them. If you want something in particular you had better get it before it is gone.

JUST MY OPINION HERE

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I am guessing that we will not be seeing any new rolling stock untill late summer. Would be nice if Mark the Menards Guy would put out some hints on potential future stuff.

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