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Yep, I called San-Val to confirm and it's true. I went ahead and ordered one each of the new Spectrum cars from Bachmann. I figure I might as well get in on the deals while they last! It's a shame but the gentleman at San-Val said the owner was getting old and wanted to retire which I can understand./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/satisfied.gif
 

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Does this mean this weekend or what? It might behoove us to get out there. The blog says "at or below cost". The Bachmann Spectrum stuff won't last long!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crazy.gif
 

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I will not say a negative word..... Other than I do feel badly about it. As many of you know I have had an on and off again relationship with Al. At the moment is has been on again so I do feel badly about it. Golly first the Weiner factory gets forced out of business now this! Bummer!
 

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Hoooooly Cow!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif 


Well that blows big time! Does anyone know the last day? /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crazy.gif


Sheee-ooot! I even had all day off today and if I had known..../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif


Where the **** am I gonna get my detail parts from now? I can order Ozark online but Trackside Details use to be a PITA to order online, does anyone have a contact source for them?


I have to say, I will really miss that dumpy frump of a building/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif
 

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Posted By Dwight Ennis on 01/05/2008 6:32 PM


 
but Trackside Details use to be a PITA to order online, does anyone have a contact source for them?



Warrior Run Locomotive Works.  I ordered three Trackside air pumps and some plumbing castings from them on Wednesday and had them by Friday - plus the owner Clem O'Jevich is a great guy! "  :)


Tell 'em I sent ya. :D



 


Seconded what Dwight said above but thats cause I know him personally!  He does have one heck of a collection of the detail parts and has sources for pretty much anything else you can think of. 
 

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Well, that really sucks. I, for one have had no issues with Al, and he's been a good supplier of stuff that's allowed me to play in this hobby. Phooey. Hope its just "gettin' too old to want to play anymore..."
 

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Was always my highlight to visit after that miserable drive to the Valley.   Does anyone know when the doors will actually close?  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/doze.gif 
 

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Posted By Trains on 01/05/2008 8:45 PM


I guess I didn't buy enough from Al!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/angry.gif




Or you bought so much that he could afford to retire...
 
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OH NO!  I'm really sorry to hear this. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/shocked.gif
I purchased a great deal of my USA Trains stuff from them and from Al on ebay.  The Crane River Railroad will miss them greatly!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif


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Wow, that's a shock! I too, liked to go there when we were down south. I must admit though, I never really bought big ticket items there. Usually picked up some details that I didn't want to wait for and maybe some paint supplies. Also liked that they always had a nice supply of HLW items which I did seem to walk out with one or two of most times.

Vic, I have the contact info for David(owner of Trackside) somewhere. I'll find it for you if you want.

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This is a total shock. I don't do a lot of business with San Val, but do like to know they are there. Too bad for us. Good luck to the owner in his retirement.
 

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This is a bummer because I was planing on getting some of thier Ball Bearing wheel sets this year when we get our income tax back. Maybe I can get a better deal on them now.
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Did he try to sell it to someone?   No buyers?  I have  never been there.  Every time I went to THE BIG TRAIN SHOW  I said I would  try and make it over there but never did.


I did make it to Howards last year.:D
 
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