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Old 07-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where do you get your rolling stock from?

I have been ordering from ebay but shipping is killing me.Anyone live near baltimore, md know of a good shop around!?
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Apologies, I do not know of any in your area but to be honest I have not seen prices in a LHS (local hobby shop) that approach those online or ebay. True both online and ebay are capable of some serious crazy prices but a little careful shopping goes a long way! I have several hundred pieces, less than 10% were "store bought" 50% ebay and 40% online retailers. Everyone has their favorite sources but that's where I get mine.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hard to beat online in many cases. Especially if you factor in driving, tax, etc.

But one thing to do is scan Craigslist in a 100 mile or so radius, some deals can be had that way!
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Thank's for the help I have been trying to find deals.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I live in California and buy from RLD... The shipping is cheaper than the state tax.. not to mention the Internet stores are cheaper than the brick and mortar.

Ya just can't win comparing ebay with a brick an mortar (unless you are bidding too high ha ha!)

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95% of my rolling stock is used. Same for my Track. I got it from sombody else who were getting rid of stuff they don't run much. Some wanted something different and sold thier used stock to buy new stock

I also get stuff on E bay. I set a price I am willing to pay but I am not heart broken if I don't get it

I look at classifieds here in MLS

New rolling stock I get from sponsors here in MLS.

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I have found that Star Hobbies in Annapolis has an excellent inventory and very good prices. I don't follow ebay prices, but I find their prices very competitive.

They are in White Hall which is right before you get onto the Bay Bridge.


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Old 07-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I build my own using SVE wheelsets and components from here and there. But then my stuff is dinky, backwoods home grown equipment.
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RLD Hobbies is the place to buy from. Robbie is the best at what he does. Price,Customer service And Shipping are 2nd to none
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RLD are good. Unfortunately, there was not much of their range for the Euro modeller, but much of my rail clamps and my Garden Metal Models bridge came from them. For the US guys, I think they have a comprehensive range of stock.
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