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The Kentucky Trainman


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Howdy..Take a second and read this u might find it educational if not entertaining...I'm originally from Buffalo NY and am now a full time resident of Kentucky..growing up in NY gave me my love for trains as i grew up next to a hump yard ..whats that.well they would haul boxcars to the top of a huge mound then release them and as they rolled downhill they would switch the track to the train it was destined for..also known as a switching yard guess it depends on where ur from..i started my collection at age 11 and mowed grass and shoveled snow for every train i bought for 15 yrs..until the age of 26 id spend roughly $100 a month on trains which in the day was alot and trains didn't cost what they do these days and were American made or made in Yugoslavia..not China..even during my trucking yrs and married yrs i spent a good amount of time buying trains..only for them to be packed away until the day i...  Read More
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2014 a rough year for modeling trains

Well 2014 is behind us now and taking a look back makes me wonder how we in the modeling business survived it..import export prices have caused model trains prices to sky rocket..and it also caused the fall of some of the suppliers..Model Power is now gone..May it RIP!..Boley is gone and is now being produced by Walthers..but if u look at the vehicles there putting out right now they say Boley on them so im guessing there using up whats in Boley's Warehouses while getting all the tooling up to start making them with there name on them..supplies at the moment are very limited..KATO is pushing ever harder to get every 1 on board with the MAP system of pricing,but with places like E-pay and other smaller auction sites i dot see it coming to light too hard to monitor all those site but as a dealer if we dont follow there protocols we loose our dealerships with...  Read More

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A Stupid Move

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Understanding Model Railroading

In todays messed up economy i think its time for some explanations here ..we who bring u Vintage/Rare/Used to New Railroad items dont just fall into these items ..many of us spend every waking hour hunting for the deals we bring to u..now pricing seems to be an issue with alot of ppl today and i understand this as i too am concerned with prices..u take ur older items ud think they would be cheap right!...WRONG..1stly if its old it come from a collection we have to talk alot of ppl into selling 90% of the time it has sentimental value to folks (raised with it under there tree every yr or it was there dads)..so of course they place a high value on it...wouldnt u..so now we have there collection..we had to drive there spend the time looking it over and then hauling it back to our place of business..thats an Expense..then and god knows we spend way too much time...  Read More

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Name:The Kentucky Trainman
Location:Corbin, Kentucky
United States
Category:Toys & Hobbies
Since:1980