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ztrack - Thu 1 Dec - 08:06

Here is the link: www.ztrackcenter.com

ztrack - Thu 1 Dec - 08:06

From now until January 1st, take 10% off ALL Micro-Trains stock over at Ztrack Center! Just use the code "MTL10" in your cart and you're good to go with 10% off! This is 10% off are already discounted

Zcratch Jr - Wed 30 Nov - 14:20

2 Alps printers for sale1300 and 5000.My father (zcratchman joe) purchased these shortly before passing.800.00 pair / 500 each + shipping u.s.onlyIf interested email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

bjw - Sat 26 Nov - 09:26

Hi, Anyone else get the wrong Railbox car with your Micro-Trains Northern, Eastern, or Western Grab Bags? I've emailed them asking to exchange with the correct version.There also seems to be a labelling problem, as both the Western and Northern cars are stock numbers ending in 021, and the Eastern ends in 023, according to information on the MTL website.

stonysmith - Fri 25 Nov - 07:07

25% off all Shapeways orders this Friday! (up to $100 total discount and must use the code SMALLBIZ)

dawdawes - Thu 24 Nov - 11:10

Looking for MTL F7s A or B units in Milwaukee or Soo Line. Dummys or non working prefered as they are to be placed on a depot

markm - Sat 19 Nov - 23:09

Or Tim...

markm - Sat 19 Nov - 23:06

Time see my post below.

HoboTim - Thu 17 Nov - 09:42

SO! What are the actual instructions to print the containers in 1:220" scale? :)

HoboTim - Thu 17 Nov - 09:40

Sorry for the rant but I have tried these instructions on several computers. Personal and work and still the instructions make no sense!

HoboTim - Thu 17 Nov - 09:32

The instructions make No sense. Click? Is that Right or Left CLICK? Save-as? I get no actual SAVE-AS! And Print Exact Size! What printer do I need that will offer me that option????

HoboTim - Thu 17 Nov - 09:30

This is hilarious! AND I suppose it has been brought up many, many times in the past! I am just a slow member of this forum BUT I still have to ask, Pertaining to the Free Shipping Container Models

bjw - Fri 4 Nov - 14:37

Hi, I'm also looking for the Railbox from the East or West Grab Bags. To trade I have the Northern Pacific, if anyone prefers to trade....Brian

stonysmith - Thu 3 Nov - 21:14

@gerryoca - you can start a thread in the forum, or you could come to chat to discuss things.

gerryoca - Thu 3 Nov - 11:10

Hi. I'm new here and don't know much about the site. Like where to start a topic or get aquainted etc. I'm starting a new, fairly large Z scale layout and need to tell about it.

tealplanes - Tue 1 Nov - 02:01

I also have eight 2 car packs of Uncle Wills undecorated two bay hopper cars. They come with weights but need trucks. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with offer for these or the Pennzee undecorated

tealplanes - Tue 1 Nov - 01:59

I have two 3 car packs of Pennzee undecorated three bay hoppers with coal load for sale.These need painting, weight, decals and trucks.Sold to best offer.

soccrdad30 - Thu 27 Oct - 21:13

A 15-year old buys a 44,000 pound freight car to restore Story Link ;)

tealplanes - Tue 25 Oct - 09:24

I also have a customer who wants just one of a grab bag. He wants the Railbox. I'll get the set that includes the Railbox if someone wants the other car or cars from the bag.

DAZed - Tue 25 Oct - 09:16

If anyone is interested in splitting out the Railbox boxcars from the new MTL Grab Bags, I would be interested in one from either the "Eastern" or the "Western" set.

soccrdad30 - Sun 16 Oct - 13:12

Caboose Hobbies NEWS!!! Caboose Hobbies Link

circusbuilder - Sun 16 Oct - 11:12

Moo, the wind is best in a storm. :)

shamoo737 - Tue 11 Oct - 22:49

Chucky, you really shouldn't fly a kite in a storm, unless you are trying to duplicate Benjamin Franklin's experiments. :D

southernnscale - Mon 10 Oct - 21:13

Glade to here! My brother lives in Jacksonville

circusbuilder - Sun 9 Oct - 09:18

No problems here either. Unless losing your kite can be considered one.

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