Code 83 Track.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Mike343, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Mike343

    Mike343 New Member

    Wheres would I be able to get Code 83 Flex track online and is the cheapest?
  2. Mastiffdog

    Mastiffdog Member

    Thy cheapest one ...

    If you are looking for the least expensive code 83 flex, go for the Atlas. However, if you want the nicest quality code 83 flex, consider Shinohara.

    Both are good products. The delta in price between your Local Hobby Shop and the Internet, after you pay for shipping is not that much. For example, today I bought 20 39" sections of HOn3 Shinohara, joiners, spikes, various straight length and radii track laying gauges (A MUST for any flex track) and paid about 10-15% more than I could have on the internet.

    Why? Because for the extra $20 they provide me a wealth of knowledge so I do things the correct way - I trust them. Do I buy everything from them? No, but I do give them quite a bit of my business. Good relationships are priceless.


    "Some people know the PRICE of everthing and the VALUE of nothing".
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  4. Mike343

    Mike343 New Member

    thanks, its just that my LHS charges almsot 4 dollars a peice and I am going to be buying quite a bit at one time and it would be cheaper online. plus im in there enuf buying other stuff :)
  5. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    Talk to your LHS just the same. If you are buying a lot at once they might work in some kind of discount. When I owned my own shop, I would do discounts like this all the time.

  6. Mike343

    Mike343 New Member

    I already talked to him about it before, he can't give me a deal from what he said maybe 10 cents a piece off them or something.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    His loss, Mike. You can get all the help you need right here :)
  8. Mike343

    Mike343 New Member

    ya I guess. he does have deals on other stuff tho, mostly loco's which is fine by me.
  9. jasonboche

    jasonboche Member

  10. Mike343

    Mike343 New Member

    did they actually ship them and get them to you? I ordered some decoders from them once, 2 weeks went by without getting them then I cancled.
  11. jasonboche

    jasonboche Member

    Yep. Perfect order.

    I know this place has some customer service issues if you have to call them on the phone and deal with them (because it's very hard to understand their English), but their prices on some stuff are hard to beat.

    The other customer service issue I had with them personally is that they wanted to charge me for a re-stocking charge for 13 turnouts that I wanted to exchange for larger ones. I said BS to that and sold the turnouts on Ebay.

Share This Page