Ordering finished models online?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by EngineerKyle, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Hi All,

    Has anyone a link to a site for purchasing finished models and weathered rolling stock?

    I know guys sell their handiwork through “famous auction sites”… But are there personal web pages out there where people are selling to the public with pay pal/credit cards?

    After great success selling my scratchbuilt structures at last years Gratiot Valley Train Show, I want to see how viable it is to go International, and I’m looking for sites to emulate. In fact, I suppose I could get ideas from any craftsman’s webpage, regardless of if it was trains or not.


    Ps. if you have any suggestions or know of any pitfalls I should be aware of, I sure could use that info, too.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Very possible to do as you suggest. Just remember, if you become successful, somebody will contract with a Chinese company and have them built for less than you could possibly build them for.
    My wife went through the above scenario with hand made dolls.
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    But alas, now you can offer "MADE IN THE USA, LEAD FREE"
  4. DELTA

    DELTA New Member

    I heard ones that china named a town usa so they could put made in USA on the logo...
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hi DELTA: Thats one of those urban legands that's been around since I was a kid (a lot of years) but in my memory it was Japan. Can't verify any truth to it; however.
  6. ytter_man

    ytter_man Member

    That sounds like something the People's Republic would've done years ago, lol. A cursory search on Google reveals nothing, but in Soviet China...

    As far as selling pre-weathered models? Uffda. I'm on the fence about that one, because unless you offer 2-3 different weathering schemes (rusty and wet, dry and windbeaten, sunfaded paint, etc) for each model noone's going to be totally satisfied.

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