Looking for Design presevation in Canada

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I'm looking for a cheap mail order house here in Canada that carries Design Preservation buildings. I'm looking for The Harlee and Sons Cycle shop, The entertianment district and The Drywell Inks building. Anyone have any leads or should I just try the US mail order houses?
  2. Dawg

    Dawg New Member

  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Thanks but I found a the best deal is from Internet model trains (approx. 35.00 US each kit)
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    try Canadian Express Line

    email d.cool (at) sympatico dot ca His last price list had it at $46.95 CDN

    Don't know if that is good or bad as I am in N Scale myself.
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Dave Cool (Can Express Lines, as per Will's post above) is pretty good. Also, going from Quebec to BC, you will only be charged GST, no prov sales tax, plus he ships Canada Post, so even a good size box will usually go for under $10.

    'Course, with the strong Canadian dollar right now, US$35 is not bad either, as long as they don't ship by courier - they'll erase the savings with cross-border processing fees, and all kinds of other stuff.

  6. Pete

    Pete Member

  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Thanks for the Tip on Canadian express line, I just dropped him a line to check on price and availability on the kits.
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great link!! Thanks Pete and Andrew. He has some really good prices.

  9. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I just got the prices back from Canadian Express line. His web page listed the kits that I wanted as 46-50$ Canadian. But he emailed me cack and told me the kits were in fact 61$. Now its better that I just go to Internet trains and order them out of California. But I'll still keep Canadian Express line in mind since they carry a number of Canada only items like Juneco.
  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    He seems to be going the wrong way......

    With a stronger Canadian Dollar, the prices should be closer to US not farther away.
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Will, you'd think so. But my LHS told me that plastic has gone way up in price, and with the weaker US dollar that means US companies like DPM are raising their prices. Sometimes it seems like ya just can't win! :(


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