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NEWS AND UPDATES

06/17/19

145,472 Items Available To Order Today In The  World's Largest Model Railroad Product Database™

06/15/19

Fedex Changes

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 30, 2019 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is announcing a transformation that builds upon the largest global commerce transportation network in the world to further serve the fast-growing e-commerce market. FedEx Ground delivers seven days per week during the holiday peak season, and beginning in January 2020, this service will continue year-round for the majority of the U.S. population.  FedEx Ground also will increase standard operations and increasing large package capabilities.

Peco Changes

About 10 years ago I had a long conversion with Walthers about changing the Walthers product number for all Peco product to the actual part number Peco assigned to each item so that customers and dealers could easily identify the products they needed. Well it seems that this process finally after all this time, is occurring.

The database has been updated along with the images. In some cases the old Walthers number and the new actual product number are still listed within the database. But as of this update, the database and images are correct based on the latest information Walthers has supplied to us.

Pre Order Deadlines

June 24: Rapido Preorders
July 31: Walthers Preorders


06/8/19

Shipping Changes

The USPS postages will have a postal rate increase effective 06/23/19 and Fedex has announced that they will start delivering 7 days a week. No announcement as to when this will start and I am not sure how this will effect deliveries to BRH since we receive Fedex Freight deliveries during the weekdays on only receive Saturday deliveries in December. Just an FYI for you all.

New Wholesaler


I have finalized the addition of our first new wholesaler since we stopped receiving products from Horizon Hobby in 2013. The new wholesaler is Emery Distributing in Easton, PA. But adding this wholesaler we are adding a lot of new products to the overall database and expanding the availability of other products.

By doing this we now have the largest O scale product database in the world! Also, in the past when our main wholesaler was out of the product you wanted their was no other source for us. Now that has changed. In some cases the prices are higher and in some cases they are lower. This is due to the cost of the product we have negotiated with each wholesaler.

You will be able to see the warehouse location of the product on the product search screens. Currently I am ordering from the new wholesaler at least once a week until volume increases.

So, we now have warehouses in Milwaukee,  WI: Easton, PA: Charlotte, PA: Lake Charles, LA: Greenville, SC: and direct from manufacturers around the USA.

So, as of this email BRH now has the largest model railroad product database in the world! And we have yet another wholesaler coming to the database very soon!

Important Miniature World of Trains Update

The Miniature World of Trains™  was notified last week that the pending property sale is now not going to happen! That is good news but has now delayed the opening of any display so the Christmas Model Train Display may not be able to open this Christmas. But I am working on that as of this email.

So, with the Congaree location back in play, I am trying to finalize the lease with a new addition to protect MWOT
from losing any money if the owner was to sell. I am awaiting the new lease with this provision added.

Also, since this location is back and is the best option for MWOT
, I have also begun the process to purchase the building and land with my bank. This way MWOT will own the property from the outset.

Also, as a back up plan there are three lease locations available near BRH that I am looking into in a large shopping center. Two spaces of over 9,000sf are available as well as another 4,000sf location that would allow the opening of the Christmas Model Train Display
for 2019.

I should have more information for a 2019 opening within the next two weeks!

Also, MWOT was listed as the lead item in the July Model Railroader Magazine in the News and Products Section.

Despite the delay MWOT
is still moving forward!

So, please help me create this project by either investing, donating or volunteering!

The current version still needs $800,000 to create the a  new version, less for a new Christmas Model Train Display
 for just the 2019 holiday season, about $30,000 at this point to potentially generate an estimated $75,000 to $100,000+ gross revenue in just six weeks!

So please go to the MWOT
 website to help out and move the project forward! 

So, again, you can invest a minimum of $100 or donate what ever you would like to the Miniature World Of Trainsand become part owner as an investor of what will be "the next big attraction" and a great addition to the model railroading hobby!

You could share in a projected $18M net profit in 7 years!

MORE INFO ON THE ATTRACTION OR HOW TO INVEST



May Sales

Again sales are strong with May Sales up 63.9% over 2018 and the best May since 2013!
New customers for the last 30 days up 18% and up 11% year to year. Returning customers up 6% over the last 30 days and up 104% year to year.

So far for June 2019, sales are even compared to 2018.

Again the trend is good!

Pre Order Deadline
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June 24: Rapido Preorders
July 31: Walthers Preorders

Customer Favorite N Scale GE ES44AC Diesels Arrive from Kato

The Kato GE ES44AC is a must-have for modern era modelers. Although decorated for owner BNSF, these modern diesels run from coast to coast on other railroads too, so they have wide appeal. The loco is based on units built beginning in 2003 and features the popular, smooth-running mechanism modelers love! It can be converted to DCC operation by changing out the lighting board with a DCC decoder. Standard DC units are in stock now, and 
you can get them with factory-installed DCC or LokSound/DCC when 
they're delivered over the next few weeks - just place your order 
now to avoid missing out!

TO ORDER


Rapido Trains Announces New HO and N Products - Order Now!

You will
love the detailed HO and N Scale models from Rapido Trains and the company has announced several new products you can order from BRH! New HO Scale models include later Phase 2 and 3 body styles on the extremely popular EMD F40PH, newly tooled Amtrak Horizon Fleet passenger cars (a great match for the F40PH), Bombardier Comet Commuter Cars, a USRA 40' Double-Sheathed Wood Boxcar and the Rio Grande Ski Train set and cars. 
New N Scale tooling includes the Amtrak Horizon Fleet passenger cars and Bombardier Comet Commuter Cars. We're taking preorders for these exciting new models, so act now!

TO ORDER


05/20/19

Important Miniature World of Trains Update!

The Miniature World of Trains Update has been a project I have been working on for nine and a half years now and  it is a wonderful, profit making concept to help save the future of model railroading. Not only is it about model trains, it is about S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and much more!

About three weeks ago I announced the negotiations for the lease where to a point I announced the location next to the regional Haywood Mall. However, this past Tuesday I was informed that the owner of the building I have been negotiating with has a full price offer to sale the building. This effectively stopped MWOT hope and  progress for a 2019 holiday opening!

While the project has stopped forward momentum again, according to the realtor, the realtor needs a tenant so our proposal with the current owner has been given to the new owner who does not have a tenant lined up for that location as of this update. Hopefully I will know something this week.

Since  this situation has occurred, I have been exploring other location options, both permanent and temporary. The temporary location will be for the Christmas Model Train Display
 and a retail store for the 2019 Holiday Season somewhere in Greenville, SC.

For those of you that have followed the project since 2009 you know that finding suitable locations has been in issue. In 2012 the old Sam's Club lease was negotiated and then that building and land was sold right out from under MWOT
, the downtown BETA test location lease ended and the city virtually blocked the move to another location and construction began just outside the building, plus the lack of parking in the area ended that location in 2015.

The competition for locations is fierce here in Greenville, SC and the need for no less then 9,000sf to build the CMTD
 and a new MWOT  plus have retail and training / DIY areas is hard to find in a good location with easy access and parking.  However I have already found a potential back up location if the new owner of the Congaree Rd location will not work with me.

The problem here is timing at this point.

If something can not be arranged by no later than June 15th, opening of the CMTD
 will not occur as there will not be enough time to get it created and opened by the 2019 holiday season.

However, the ultimate dream is to buy land and build but there is still not enough funding to create this wonderful project! So leasing is the only option currently.

So, please help me create this project by either investing, donating or volunteering!

The current version still needs $800,000 to create the a  new version, less for a new Christmas Model Train Display
 for just the 2019 holiday season, about $30,000 at this point to potentially generate an estimated $75,000 to $100,000+ gross revenue in just six weeks!

So please go to the MWOT
 website to help out and move the project forward! 

So, again, you can invest a minimum of $100 or donate what ever you would like to the Miniature World Of Trainsand become part owner as an investor of what will be "the next big attraction" and a great addition to the model railroading hobby!

You could share in a projected $18M net profit in 7 years!

MORE INFO ON THE ATTRACTION OR HOW TO INVEST



BRH May Sales To Date!

At BRH May and June are typically slow months. However, so far May sales are up 100% over May 2018 with about 11 days to go! So I have been very busy at the store.

New Wholesaler Added

I have added another 25,000 items to the database to expand our product offerings.

For the last 15 years our main wholesaler has been Walthers and for about 3 years we used Horizon Hobbies (Athearn) until their customer service issues become to unbearable and we dropped them in 2013!

Now we have added Emery Distributing in Easton, Pennsylvania so that we can offer more options and product for you all to shop for at one location. You will see some duplicate items listed with potentially different pricing. The reason for this is that there will be two warehouses offering the same item(s) at different price point. The lower price may be at Walthers (Milwaukee Warehouse) but is sold out and Emery (Easton Warehouse) my be available at a little higher price or vice versa. So if you need something now, order it as a back order at the lower price or get it shipped to you in a few days at a little bit higher price. The choice is yours.

Also, with this new addition, we are now offering model kits and other hobby items that we have not offered online since 2013. These items will not be available at the retail store but can be ordered and picked up at the storefront when they arrive!

In addition to the new wholesaler, this greatly expands the in stock offerings online for Lionel and MTH!
I am still working on getting the images loaded for the new wholesaler and this will be done as time permits!

Yet another wholesaler, Heartland Hobby, the new owner of MRC and JTT products will be added to offer even more items to the BRH database. I have a few more things to do to get their offerings added and that also will be done as time permits!

So, when this is all done, BRH will have the largest model railroad database in the world!

Some of you have asked about Scale Trains. Well the owner of Scale Trains only wants to sell to you directly and will not allow any  new dealers to sell his product. Only the initial group of dealers he added when he started up are  sill selling his product. Exact Rail is another that will only sell directly to you. So no dealers.

In both cases this will cost you more money to get those product lines costing you full MSRP and the cost of shipping from one location at a time.

BRH also offers some other brands like GarGraves Track (not listed online) and we offer a great discount price on this line of O scale Track. EEC (East Coast Circuits) electronics, RR-Circuits electronic and Summit USA Models BRH purchases directly from them for you to save you money in the long run!

 BRH offers a one stop DISCOUNT location for all of your hobby and model railroading needs and will continue to do so!

Memorial Day Shipping Schedule

As you know the big holiday weekend is coming up and shipping to BRH and then to you all will be affected. Please visit the store worldwide shipping schedule page for more information



Golden Spike  Trainsets

With the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the driving of the Golden Spike and 
the operation of the Union Pacific Big Boy, the romance and importance of the railroads are in the news now, BRH is offering G, O and HO scale sets to purchase today or make an advance reservation.

Limited Quantities Are Available all available at great low BRH prices!

LGB G Scale
Advance Reservation
MSRP $9,999.99
BRH PRICE $8,549.11


Lionel O Scale
Advance Reservation
MSRP $549.99
BRH PRICE $473.66

Bachmann HO Scale
Now Available
MSRP $549.00
BRH PRICE $327.47


Upcoming Preorder Deadlines


May 31: Intermountain Preorders
May 31: Micro-Trains Preorders
May 31: Walthers Preorders

Intermountain Railway

BRH received a large batch of Intermountain Railway products last week for the first time in quite a long while. All of these loco's and freight cars have been sorted and shipped to the customers that where awaiting these specific items.
No other information on when other back orders / advance reservations will arrive!
 

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!


 


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The prices and products reflected on these pages are subject to change without notice. Shipping, handling and sales tax are not included
and are added at the time your order is shipped to you or picked up at our retail store.
Prices on these pages are available for online sales only

Minimum Online Shopping Cart Order is $50.00 effective 03/01/19
Effective 07/27/13 until 03/01/19 - On Line Orders under $50.00 will have a mandatory $3.00 service fee to cover credit card processing fees.

All Phone Orders Are Subject To 5% Fee Based On The Overall Order Cost
All Shipped Orders Have A Minimum $2.00 Handling Fee
See our store policy and information for more details.

The information on our web pages are updated as frequently as possible.
100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.

The  images are supplied by the manufacturers and wholesalers.
100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.

"At Least One Or More Available At Our Warehouse"  does not indicate what is available for sale at the retail store.
"At Least One Or More Available At Our Warehouse"  indicates what is listed as on hand in our warehouse, the manufactures and wholesalers
warehouses or in our retail store as of the last Blue Ridge Hobbies® manufacturers product search page update. This includes but not
 limited to items that are dealer returns, show stock, reserved items, damaged product, and otherwise unavailable for sale items.
Therefore, not all items listed as "At Least One Available At Our Warehouse"
 are available for sale or distribution at your time of viewing the product search page as product availability changes throughout each day. 

The Unknown Availability  or Advance Reservation listing shows items expected to arrive according to the manufacturers or wholesalers supplied information.  
The information on this page is updated as frequently as possible. 100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.
Check with Blue Ridge Hobbies® via email at
contactus@BlueRidgeHobbies.com for updated information.

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