Menard's offerings

Just stopped by the Menard's store in Jefferson City, MO. (don't think there are any in the St. Louis area) Stumbled across the toys section.
On the shelf were a pair of Lionel steam sets, empty slots for a flat car and a tank car.

The surprise was three new Woodland Scenic O Gauge buildings.
General Store $100.00 on sale through 11/13 for $80.00
Menard's old time hardware store $100.00 on sale $80.00
Cobblers store $100.00 on sale $80.00

These are very nicely detailed structures.
On the Woodlands site, they list for $125.00.

http://woodlandscenics.woodlan...ow/category/NewItems

Looked like they had 6 of each on the self.

Dan
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Sounds like pretty much what the Menards had that is located where I live. They did have some flat cars but I didn't pay too much attention to them unfortunately. I noticed that there were also some Woodland Scenics trees for sale too. Also had quite a bit of Lemax Christmas buildings etc., after all is is the 3rd. of November. I guess I'll be going back to Menards to snop some more.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Ken
Due to the current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has temporarily been turned off.
I have received the three buildings from Menards in Wisconsin. Followed
link provided in thread about the buildings, with shipping $305.00.

These will be on club layout in Midland Park NJ @ the Methodist Church.

Tom Grimason

NJ Northern DIV

UP Subdivision

I noted in another thread that the dimensions listed on the website are incorrect. I'm quite sure they just used the HO dimensions for the O scale buildings.

Somewhat related, I received the Woodland Scenics Cobbler's Shop today for a product review. I must say that it is the best detailed ready-built structure I think I have ever seen on O scale. ALL of the folks in the office, including a couple of visitors, were simply astonished at the level of detail. I plan to order the full complement of three buildings in the very near future because I think they will make great additions to my under-construction hi-rail layout. I've built a good many structures in the past from kits in all scales ranging from Z through G, but I'm getting lazy in my old age and these ready-built structures are truly the nicest I've seen. Not inexpensive, but you do get what you pay for. I assume they are nearly or completely identical to the buildings being offered by Menards.
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Our friends at M.B. Klein also have these buildings.......


Even though my layout is finished, I always have an eye on future expansion and the quality of these buildings will suit my needs. I am with Allan on this one..............now there are three less.

Donald

"If two rails are good, than three rails has got to be better."

 

"Give a person a toy train and watch them play for a day. Teach a person to fill their basement with trains and give them a lifetime hobby."

I will just add this personal observation: The pictures of these structures looked darn good, but they pale in comparison to an up-close-and-personal hands-on examination. Quite possibly the finest and most nicely detailed O scale buildings of the commercial, ready-built variety that I have ever had a chance to see. They raise the bar quite a bit in that regard.
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I will just add this personal observation: The pictures of these structures looked darn good, but they pale in comparison to an up-close-and-personal hands-on examination. Quite possibly the finest and most nicely detailed O scale buildings of the commercial, ready-built variety that I have ever had a chance to see. They raise the bar quite a bit in that regard.



I agree 100%, they are awesome.

KD, My wife and I picked up the three buildings at our local Menard's on Thursday night after reading about it here on the forum. The numbering sequence on our units states xxxx/1200. So I'm guessing that's means only 1200 of each building were made.


Milwrd
Bobby, I saw this one in our local Menards today. It has moving customers and it's well lighted with LED lights. Pretty impressive too. Our Menards has a good selection of Christmas items. I didn't see any of the new Lionel flat car yet.

Ken.
Due to the current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has temporarily been turned off.
I can confirm the Menards in Racine, WI has all three buildings in stock. Went there today with my son, not knowing anything about Menards having these. I was stunned at how gorgeous they are.

They were priced at $79 - not sure how long the sale lasts. Forgot to check the date on the tag.

Very, very nice looking buildings.

Scott
In my haste to order the General Store from Menard's at that great price of $79.+ I hope I am not dissapointed when I rec' it. After the fact I realized that it has smaller dimensions than the Woodland Scenic one, hopefully that is not the case. I thought they would be the same size as Woodlands only with different signage. Does anyone khow who makes these for Menard's ?.

Thank you,
ROZY 205
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The dimensions of the buildings on Menards site appear to be very small - more like HO scale at 4 3/4" high - yet the listing says O-scale?

Trust me on this: The ARE O scale. Menards is just using the wrong dimensions (HO) on their website.

Since this subject keeps coming up, I will send an e-mail to the Menard's marketing rep and advise him of the error.
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Originally posted by Dan986:


This thread got my Dad to visit the local Menards to see the Woodland Scenics O gauge buildings.He couldn't resist buying two of them,even though he has no room left on his layout to put them.
Dan




I pretty much knew this would happen.My dad went back to get the third Woodland Scenics building Menards is selling this week.He said,and I agree,it was just too nice looking to pass up.
Dan
I ordered two of the Menards flat cars on-line last week, the flat with illuminated Menard's sign, and the flat with grey cinder blocks. Looking forward to their arrival. The unopened box, however, will be given to my wife so she can "suprise me" with them on Christmas morning. :<)


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