NEWS AND UPDATES
No Update Last Week!
Sorry about the lack of an
update last week I was just to busy to get'r done! Which
is a good thing!
Considering what is happening
at the West Coast ports and the over trucking situation
around the USA up until this point the in bound shipping
to BRH has been fairly consistent. There have been some
delays on a few packages shipped to customers from BRH
via the USPS, all in all it has been manageable.
However that changes each year during the holidays.
Case in point was Wednesday's order sent to the
Milwaukee warehouse at 6am. It was not processed until
Friday. Also, the orders from Thanksgiving day where not
processed in the order they were sent. So the earlier in
the day order was not processed while the later in the
day order was processed along with a back order leaving
the 6am Thursday order just sitting there. Hopefully it
will be processed Monday.
What does this mean? Delays in BRH receiving the product
from Milwaukee by an additional two days. The
explanation was high volume at the warehouse. Counter to
that is the Easton warehouse which processed the Friday
6am order by 9am and we had a tracking number by noon on
With all of this said, this time of the year is usually
is shipping mess and does not straighten out usually
until around January 15th.
BRH is shipping 7 days a week when there is product to
ship to you. Fedex and UPS are on peak season shipping
at this time effective yesterday.
Lack Of Product
The lack of product is evident
on our product search database. There is not a lot
of product available each day and a lot of items are
The last time we saw product flying of the shelves at
the warehouses was back starting in November 2016. With
the supply chain issues, lack of electricity causing
shutdowns of some Chinese factories, BRH does not see
any relief to the situation anytime soon.
Refresher On The Product Search
About two weeks ago BRH
updated the personal input information questions on the
shopping and some of you are not reading the questions
and answering questions incorrectly.
One big issues is the question "Since your last order is
your address new?". If you answer NO the system is not
designed to update the address from any previous order,
even from 17 years ago. So your order could ship to the
old address. BRH has had several orders that wound up
going to old address. Luckily most shipments whined up
coming back to BRH and have to be reshipped to the
customer at the customers expensive.
Also, the order of the questions is different. So if you
use auto fill for forms your answers to question will be
wrong which can lead to issues in order processing.
BRH has been receiving a lot of calls about orders not
processing and the reason is the questions are not
answered properly causing an error(s).
Also, there are two new questions about the Miniature
World of Trains™
that need to be answered.
So, please read the personal information questions and
answer them appropriately.
Friday night started the Cyber
The deepest discounts of the year on all in stock items!
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Miniature World of Trains™
The MWOT™ continues
to move forward with 3 new potential leased locations
located in different areas of Greenville, SC. All of the
corporate paper work has been filed and all we need to
do now is secure on of the three location
This week we will be sending out an email to you all
about the project and our needs. Please take the time to
open that email and read the information about the
There are new and updated videos about the project on
CLICK HERE FOR THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Hopefully you can help the project in some form!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
New Walthers Trainline Train Sets Now Shipping
New Flyer Express Fast-Freight Train Sets are ideal for
customers started in the hobby of model railroading.
everything necessary - a smooth-running, reliable EMD
locomotive and rolling stock with Proto MAX(TM) metal
couplers for durability; an oval of easy setup Power-Loc(TM)
Track, power pack and complete instructions. These sets
stock and shipping, order now to capture holiday joy!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
New WalthersMainline HO Arrivals are Great Fleet
New WalthersMainline 72' Center beam Flatcars and 50'
Bay Hoppers are the latest arrivals if you want cars
from the 1970s-and-later. 72' Center beam
Flatcars are favorites of the lumber and building
industries. This run features opera window or standard
as appropriate for each road name. 50' 100-Ton 4-Bay
widely used as huge coal mines opened up in Wyoming's
River Basin and are still in use for hauling a variety
commodities and work train supplies. All of these cars
features modelers love such as fine decoration,
wheels and Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers. Some
are already sold out and others are in short supply.
now for best selection!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE CENTER
CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE 100 TON HOPPERS
Prepare For Holiday Shipping!
This says it all!
Just keep in mind that all of the shipping services we
use, USPS, UPS and Fedex will be closed on Thanksgiving
when then will add an additional day of shipping of
products coming into BRH and leaving to you all. So the
current inbound shipping that is running 5 to 7 days
will increase to 6 to 8 days.
It will revert back to Covid norms until about the 15th
of December when deeper shipping delays are expected. So
again, let me remind you to order this week so you have
what you need out of current available stock for the
Welcome to holiday shipping!
Miniature World of Trains™ Returning
With the reboot return of the Miniature World
of Trains™ slated
for the holidays 2022, updates on MWOT™
will come directly from MWOT™
starting on Monday.
Also, if you want to become an Investor or Donor to the
project you can do so along with your order via the Blue
shopping cart starting this week. Investment or
Donations will be processed by Lilliput LLC dba
Miniature World of Trains™
the starting next week.
Also we need help to build MWOT™.
Volunteers and eventually page employees are
needed to create this wonderful venue.
There is a ton of information about this exciting return
on the secure Miniature World of Trains™
It Slow This Coming Week
While the last three weeks have been
very very busy via the online sales and with in store
visits, this coming week is looks a bit slower.
A lot of back order items are arriving and are now
listed in the Product Database so get your order in
while there are supplies.
Keep in mind supplies are limited and sell on a first
come first served bases.
Lost Then Found!
We have recently news reports have
stated that shipping containers in the Los Angeles area
are being 'parked' and left unattended are being stolen. This is because
are full because there are not enough trucks to ship merchandise from the
warehouses to the end users.
From Rapido on 11/03/21:
We have just
been informed by our carrier that a trailer
containing shipments destined for two of
our US distributors has been stolen. It contains the
HO scale Procor tank cars and the remaining N scale
CP FP9 locomotives.
trailer was stolen while it was still in Canada, it
is certainly possible that they will try
and bring it across the border and then sell the product to one or more of
He thus wanted to warn you about this, and ask that
if anyone does come to you with a suspicious
offer to please immediately contact your local police.
From Rapido on 11/05/21
We have good
news! The stolen trailer was found this morning with
all of its shipments inside and intact!
We have performed a thorough inspection of the
product contained within, and there was virtually no
damage to any of the product.
All of us here
Rapido wanted to thank you for your kind
wishes and for your offers of help!
We really appreciate it, and are thankful that we
have such a terrific dealer network out there
Those of you who
receive our product from the two distributors will
still be getting your
product from them, but it may take an extra
couple of days for them to receive the shipment.
From Dan Garcia
Supply Chain Update
According to some information I researched the other
day, the supply chain issues at the Ports of Los
Angeles, Long Beach and Vancouver Canada continue.
It seems that there is not enough capacity in the system
to handle all of the goods arriving in the USA!
This past week I heard an interview from a Toyota
representative who did some research on the supply chain
He stated that each day the Port of Long Beach off loads
18,000 containers per day on average. As of four days
there are 70 ships anchored off the coast of California.
Each ship carries about one thousand
40' containers. There are 29,000 containers waiting to
be off loaded according to news reports.
So with time to dock ships and clear ships from the port
there is a lot of time there as well as the
shortage of trucks and inter modal cranes available, plus the lack of
to deliver to warehouses and the shortage of rail cars,
you can see why there are issues.
Plus, with all of the containers 'stuck' here is the
USA, there are none going back to China.
Also, the USA is not shipping a lot of goods back to
China and other Asian ports. It is one big mess!
In addition, the Chinese are having electrical power
generation issues. Not enough
coal fired plants to service the industries and cities.
China is building more and more
coal fired power plants according to news reports but
not fast enough!
So look for more lack of product from
Atlas, Bowser, Bachmann, InterMountain
and others that make product in Asia, to continue to
have issues with product availability.
It is a vicious cycle with no end in sight!
On the other side of the Atlantic it seems the with most
lock downs ending manufacturers like
Peco, Faller, Noch, Busch and others are catching up since there are
no real delays in the Eastern US ports.
Over the last 3 weeks I have requested
an update from InterMountain on the status of all of the
orders and advance reservations some of you have. As of this update we
have not received a response which is not a good thing.
I will keep trying to get an update!
Inventory Reduction Sale
Don't forget about the
Everything in the retail store is being sold at cost.
Still plenty of items left!
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Time Change Sale
Over 3,700 Items On Sale!
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