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HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFORMATION

Please Note: With the expected heavy volume of orders and the expected high volume of business that is expected from other online retailers of all types nationwide, our normal shipping schedule will be off a bit as order processing both at our suppliers warehouses and then transport via the USPS and Fedex from them to BRH and then in turn to you, please plan accordingly.  Weather delays may also have a factor in shipping times to you. If an item is needed for Christmas, please make sure you note that in the comment box when completing your order.

Projected Shipping Schedules


Retail Store and Phone Days and Hours

 

NEWS AND UPDATES
12/09/18

Local Train Show A No Show!?!?!?

The local train show scheduled for Saturday December 8th at the Shiners' Events Center was a no show. That's right, no one was at the events center at all! No reason given for the show 'cancellation'. Nothing at the venue about the cancellation. This is not good for the hobby we all love!

Pre Order Deadlines

December 11: Atlas Preorders
December 31: Intermountain Preorders

Walthers Cornerstone HO Brick Post Office

Typical of the government buildings used across the country, the new Cornerstone Brick Post Office is fast becoming a great seller! This kit is perfect for use on your 1950s and later layouts. The kit includes plenty of details including non-working security lights, gas and electric meters; trash cans, curbside mailboxes, two kinds of bike racks and more - perfect for completing an entire scene! Order now item number is 933-4200


Brekina Announces New HO Scale Checker Cab Series

The Brekina Checker Cab Collector Starter Set is the beginning of a new series of the widely used vehicles. The detailed Brekina Checker Cab features quad headlights used on the Checker Marathon used from the late 1950s through the end of production in 1982, so it's an ideal addition to classic diesel-era layouts. This starter set features a pair of the taxis and a collector display box with graphics and English text. As with all Brekina vehicles,
Checker Cab models feature detailed plastic bodies, window glazing, interior seats and authentic decoration. Order this limited-run set now ! Look for additional Checker Cab announcements in the near future.

New Release of GN S-2 4-8-4 HO Steam Locos Coming from Broadway Limited

A must-have for Great Northern steam locomotive fans, the latest release of these detailed, brass-hybrid models has been announced. This brass-hybrid locomotive features a combination of etched brass shell components, cast-brass details for fine detail, and a die-cast chassis for smooth, reliable operation. It has full Paragon3 sound and DCC for realistic sound and motor control. The Paragon3 sound system works with all Broadway Limited Rolling Thunder(TM) advanced sound systems and models will operated on DCC and DC layouts with limited sound functions
on DC railroads. These models are also equipped with synchronized puffing smoke for added interest. Available in open or vestibule-cab versions, these Broadway Limited models are now open for preorders, but quantities are extremely limited, so order now to avoid missing out!

Detailed Kadee HO Cars Arrive Monthly

Highly detailed Kadee freight cars appeal to detail-minded modelers. Based on builder blueprints and correctly decorated, these cars are highly sought after because of their accuracy. The latest arrival is a 1947-Style PS-1 40' Boxcar with 6' Door decorated in the Santa Fe map scheme. New limited-run models arrive monthly, so make sure to order in advance!

Two New LGB G Scale Locos Announced

LGB has announced two special new G Scale locomotives: a newly tooled Class Ge 6/6 II Electric and a specially decorated Class Ge 4/4 II Electric. The all-new Ge 6/6 II is decorated in the special scheme it received celebrating its 60th anniversary in service on the Rhaetian Railroad (RhB). The Ge 4/4 II wears a scheme advertising the Rhaetia Donation Appeal - a campaign to raise funds to restore the RhB's first steam loco. Both models come equipped with sound and DCC/digital. These special locomotives will be in demand by collectors and LGB fans alike,
so reserve yours now!

Weather Update

As of this email at BRH and the BRH office in my home, we are getting a combination for rain, sleet and snow along with some high winds. Power has been coming on and off through the night and the roads are in terrible shape. Ice is forming on the trees so we are expected possible extended power outages.

I transmitted all orders received from 6am Friday until 1159pm Saturday to the wholesaler so there should be no issues with them at this point.

Because of the snow in the mountains along the route Fedex Ground takes to get shipments to BRH, we are expecting delays. But as of this update, everything is on track. I will keep you up to date as long as I have internet capabilities. 


NEWS AND UPDATES
12/06/18

19 Days Until Christmas!

Keep those orders coming in! We are processing as fast as they arrive to get your orders fulfilled in time for Christmas! The Fedex Ground system is still stretched out a bit with a 2 day delay in shipments arriving at BRH so please keep this in mind when ordering for Christmas!

Miniature World of Trains

The new location will be named much like Miniature World of Trains BETA
. The leased space will be called Miniature World of Trains Pop Up  and MWOT Pop Up™  and the future permanent location will be know as just Miniature World of Trains.

While this location is just another temporary stop for the MWOT
concept and smaller then the permanent location, it will feature 3 Model Railroad displays. An all new Miniature World, new Christmas Display and another new display.

Starting in the next week I will begin the process of getting the for profit LLC version of the Miniature World of Trains its needed $2,000,000 in funding. So even you can be part of the ownership of this wonderful concept.

 Details on the website!

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I need volunteers to help with the initial stages of the project starting sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
You will be able to volunteer online next week. Currently the submit button is not working for the email, volunteer and invest pages due to the migration to the new server last week. However, you can call me or stop by BRH to get onboard with the project!



NEWS AND UPDATES
12/01/18

3 Weeks Until Christmas!

Don't forget to get your orders in ASAP for Christmas as shipping times will start to stretch as we get closer to Christmas!

Shipments Arriving At Blue Ridge Hobbies

Shipments coming to BRH to fill your orders are now being delayed by two days due to the high volume in the USPS and Fedex Ground systems. Fedex Freight, which is how our deliveries arrive since the regular ground delivery trucks can't handle our volume of boxes delivered, are officially delivering on Saturdays now through the end of the year. So please be aware of the extended times to get your online and in store pick up orders processed.

Miniature World of Trains

The MWOT website was offline for the last 30 days as we migrated to site to a new, faster server.

In a couple of days the push to get the new Miniature World of Trains
funded in full will begin. Based on the attendance numbers from the BETA test location in downtown, a new location will make a lot of money with a highly visible location with free parking!

Since the location we wanted to build at seems to be out of reach right now, I am looking at a leased location for the next version of MWOT
I will be visiting the property on Monday 12/3 and will pass on information from that visit with the next update.

For what information I have right now the location looks very good and the building owners seems to be on board with what the project intent is. Much like the owners of the downtown location.

The project will be a for profit LLC with a good amount of parking in a central location with easy access for visitors from around the region and the world. The building has great handicap access, is heated and air conditioned and is very appealing building. Rent is reasonable as well, much like the BETA test location.

The original Phase I cost of the project proposed cost was $1.5M but costs have increased now to about $2M to get Phase I started so investors will be needed. The BETA test cost about $500K to build.

The new
Miniature World of Trains will completely new with new features never before seen before on any model train display anywhere in the world to the best of our knowledge.

 Details on the website!

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November Sales

November Sales where up 12.7% over 2017 so again signs are good as BRH starts the 2018 Christmas season with year to date sales up 6.4%. We have had a ton of new customers online and in the retail store . News customers are up a whopping 491% and returning customers up 388%. We are seeing online orders from customers we have not seen order from BRH in 8 years! There have a been a lot of new customers in the retail store as well and we are selling a lot of starter sets. In fact, with it only being the beginning of the month I have to restock BRH twice now with Lionel sets and have cleaned the warehouse out of Polar Express and Pennsylvania Flyer sets!

So, I am looking for a great December and BRH is on track to do that!


NEWS AND UPDATES
11/27/18

Back To Our Regular Winter Schedule

After the long holiday weekend I am back to our regular winter schedule until Christmas at the retail store!

Phone and store hours are:

Tuesday 10am to 2pm
Wednesday  10am to 2pm
Thursday  10am to 2pm
Friday  10am to 2pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm

Shipping Delays

This past week has already seen shipping from the wholesalers and manufacturers stretched a couple of days with shipments outside of the holiday delay taking an extra 2 days to arrive at BRH for shipping to you all. So please be patient as I work through the delay to get you all your orders!

Free Shipping Myth

Back in September 2016 I wrote an article for Kalmbach Publishing's Model Retailer magazine about the Free Shipping Myth and how free shipping is not really free.

Check it out!


Walthers Trainline Trainsets Have Arrived!

Walthers Trainline starter sets have arrived at the retail store. Along with other HO, O, N and G Scale sets that are currently available at the retail store and online you should get your today before stock runs out!

Reminder About Advance Reservations and Back Orders

If you have an advance reservation or back order pending it is very important to keep your credit card information up to date with us. Any order that has an expired credit card will be cancelled after we attempt to contact you via email two times. No phone calls will be made regarding expired credit cards and the order will be eliminated if you do not contact us.

With the short supply of product, especially advance reservations, you do not want to take any chances!

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