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Well its a sad day for all you g scale junction customers Charles the owner sold the store and retired. i called today to order another hudson and was told of the sale and all i can say is Charles always did right by me and he WILL be missed..../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif
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So does sold mean: he sold the business to another person, or sold the the physical building and the store will be closing?
 

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Thanks for the heads-up, Nick. I never had anything but positive experiences with G-scale Junction.
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Vic, I'm guessing he sold the buisness not the physical building. he had his"store" in a building next to his home. He had a rather large garden railroad and 7 1/2" gauge ride on around his property.
I checked it out once, but to far to be practical for regular shopping. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif
Maybe someone in Columbus bought him out :D
 

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Posted By carpenter matt on 05/21/2008 7:39 PM

Maybe someone in Columbus bought him out :D" border=0>



I didn't realize it was near Columbus!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/shocked.gif Too little to late... I'm working in Grove City...
 

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This is too bad. Another very reputable dealer quitting the business. This leaves a large hole in my list of places to buy. Hillman, Kramer, even a local dealer. He was a consistent attender at ECLSTS, and always seem to have the best prices on switches. I think I must of bought all mine from him. He always had something I needed at the right price. I will miss him.
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Oh wow. This is unfortunate news. Charles was very helpful to me in the few cases I worked with him. Wish him the best of luck. Thanks for the heads-up Nick.


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Posted By carpenter matt on 05/21/2008 7:39 PM
Vic, I'm guessing he sold the buisness not the physical building. he had his"store" in a building next to his home. He had a rather large garden railroad and 7 1/2" gauge ride on around his property.
I checked it out once, but to far to be practical for regular shopping. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif" border=0>
Maybe someone in Columbus bought him out :D" border=0>




Wow, did not notice the garden or LS railways when we were there last winter.

I see nothing has changed since moving from that area over 15 years ago. People in Columbus/Franklin county consider anything outside I-270 to be the sticks and Licking county to be a trek to the middle of nowhere. But for all of us in Licking county, Columbus was our regular 30-45 minute commute.....:D:D:D
 

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Hi Guys,

I had an email from Charles this morning and he said this:
"G Scale Junction will continue at the same location under the direction of Jim Dorenbusch."
"I will still be available to advise him."
"I will now have time to play with trains rather than just sell and pack them."

He went on to say he would be available to Jim on an advisory role.
So, the long and short of it is, Charles will be taking a "back seat" but will still be available on kind of a consulting basis.

I hope things do not change too much as it has allways been a pleasure dealing with him.
He is a true gentleman and will be missed by those of us who have dealt with him over the years.

But, remember this, he is going to be doing what he enjoys and that is all we all strive for.
How can we possibly fault him for that!
Best of luck, Charles!!!!:)

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While I've not done any business with them (that I can recall?) i'm gladdened to hear that the "torch" has been passed rather than extinguished.

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Sounds like the best of all worlds! But, with the shop next door to his house, it would be hard to be away from things....:)
 

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Posted By Spule 4 on 05/21/2008 9:06 PM
Posted By carpenter matt on 05/21/2008 7:39 PM
Vic, I'm guessing he sold the buisness not the physical building. he had his"store" in a building next to his home. He had a rather large garden railroad and 7 1/2" gauge ride on around his property.
I checked it out once, but to far to be practical for regular shopping. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif" border=0>" border=0>
Maybe someone in Columbus bought him out :D" border=0>" border=0>

Wow, did not notice the garden or LS railways when we were there last winter.
I see nothing has changed since moving from that area over 15 years ago. People in Columbus/Franklin county consider anything outside I-270 to be the sticks and Licking county to be a trek to the middle of nowhere. But for all of us in Licking county, Columbus was our regular 30-45 minute commute.....:D" border=0>:D" border=0>:D" border=0>






Spule, I live west of Franklin county in Madison County. To be honest he's north east of franklin and in the "sticks" I say that because I turned off the paved road to get there, litterally. If he carried Fn3 stuff I might deal with him, I did buy ALOT of detail parts from him for future projects. Very nice man! just doesn't sell what I need. Also I drive enough during the week! And right now I'm spending $150.00 on gas as it is to keep my work van on the road/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sick.gif.
 

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Spule, I have not seen the OR&W R.R. sign. Would like to though. I only found that sign because I was following the W &W R.R. ROW which paralle's ST. RT. 18 between Waynesburg & Washington, which tuned out to be the R.R.'s demise.
 

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Greetings to all. I want to let everyone know that G Scale junction will still be operating in the same location and with the same pricing policies. I have been a customer of Charles for several years and one day made the 'mistake' of saying "let me know if you ever want to retire." Well, his reply was "I want to retire." It took a year and a half, but he finally convinced me to take over. I can tell you that I shopped there for a reason and want to keep all the positive things about it and improve it where I can. I also want to add some new products, so let me know what else we should be stocking. I am glad to see the positive feedback about the place and hope it continues. Charles will be around on a part-time and consulting basis. He has a lot of product knowledge that I need to extract! I have a lot of long-term goals for the place, but it will stay in the same location for the next 17 months. After that, the intent is to move it to a slightly more convenient location, perhaps near I-70. The new local phone number is 740-967-7300, but the 800 number remains the same. The website and e-mail will be updated in the near future. In the mean time, I am trying to assemble a list of the out-of-production items and other items in the warehouse that can be put on sale. Let us know if you need anything. I have met and/or spoken on the phone with several of the longtime customers, and want to get to know the rest. If you want to be on our e-mail list for sales, etc. Make sure we have your address. Thanks, Jim Dorenbusch, new owner of G Scale Junction.
 
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I did get a chance to talk to Jim D. the new owner yesterday, and he seems to be a nice guy and will be taking the busness into the future, witch is good for all us GSCALE JUNCTION FANS:Di also had a call from charles to tell me a little about JIM and he says he just as much a train nut as we are and is a great guy to deal with, so Jim i wish you luck with your new purchase and i'm glad to here charles will still be around abit to help you transission into what i think is one of the best places to buy trains from.../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gifi also hope you got the phone company to staighten out the phone for ya i was kinda un sure about the voice mail box thing.
Nick..
ps how does it feel to have a WHOLE store of new g scale trains to play with, LUCKY YOU:D/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif some of us can only dream../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif
 

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Hi Jim,

Congratulations on your new venture.
I believe you have some large shoes to fill, but it sounds like you are off on the right track.
I am a long time customer and hope to continue to be one.
Good Luck !

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Charles, Enjoy your retirement!
Jim D, Congrats on your new buisness venture!
On that note Jim I would love to see GSJ move closer to I-70! I would also like to see more 1:20.3 offering from Bachmann and AMS. Also Detail parts from Ozark and trackside details. May I also suggest contacting the Columbus Garden Railroad Society in promotion of the handing off of the torch and stuff they would like to be able to be purchased locally.

GOOD LUCK!
 

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I have had the pleasure of dealing with Charles several times over teh years at the ECLSTS and by phone. Behind that gruff exterior was a man that was straightforward and who always dealt with integrity. Last year I stopped by the shop to see Charles and make a purchase or two. It was a trek to find him out in the boonies on a dirt road but well worth the time.

Enjoy your retirement Charles ... and I wish G Scale Junction continued success under new ownership.

Regards ... Doug
 
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