Menard's offerings

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November 3, 2011 2:13 PM

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.

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November 3, 2011 3:13 PM

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!

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November 3, 2011 3:27 PM

They were advertised in this month's CTT (yes, I know most people on this forum are OGR loyalists Big Grin)
 

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November 3, 2011 3:32 PM

How do Menards buildings differ from stock Woodlands's Scenics?
 
 
 
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November 3, 2011 3:37 PM

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How do Menards buildings differ from stock Woodlands's Scenics?

They are the same, except for any Menard's signage.

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And we are especially appreciative of those folks.
 

 

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November 3, 2011 6:00 PM

Are these Woodland Scenics/Menards buildings lighted?
 

 

 

 

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November 3, 2011 7:29 PM

I do not think they are lighted. Dan
 
 
 
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November 3, 2011 9:14 PM

Bummer> I live no where NEAR a Menards and the Online price is $99.00 plus Shipping! Frown

http://www.menards.com/main/ho...lectables/c-9474.htm





 

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November 3, 2011 10:51 PM

Has anybody seen the Menards store model that was in the December issue of OGR? It's not on their website and was curious if it was in stores yet.
 
 
 
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November 3, 2011 11:40 PM

The modern store was in my Menards but it was with the Lemax Christmas items. It is supposed to be O gauge but it looked larger than that to me.

Their selection on 1/43 cars is going pretty fast too.

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November 4, 2011 7:02 AM

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.
 

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November 4, 2011 7:41 AM

On the Meynards web site, how do you find the O Scale buildings. The dimensions of the ones that come up under collectibles look to be too small, HO maybe.
 
 
 
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November 4, 2011 5:20 PM

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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November 4, 2011 5:57 PM

So why would an LHS want to stock these buildings when Menards is selling the at approximately dealer cost. A little short sighted of the folks at woodland scenics I would say.

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November 4, 2011 6:59 PM

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So why would an LHS want to stock these buildings when Menards is selling the at approximately dealer cost.

You're assuming that all retailers will sell them at MSRP. Not necessarily a good assumption.
 

 

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November 4, 2011 8:02 PM

KD,
which hobby shop do you work at? I do get downstate on occasion and would like to stop by. You can contact me at my profile e-mail address if you prefer.

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November 4, 2011 8:04 PM

Our friends at M.B. Klein also have these buildings at discounted prices.

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November 4, 2011 8:47 PM

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Our friends at M.B. Klein also have these buildings at discounted prices.

Indeed they do! Just placed my order and reduced their available inventory. Smile
 

 

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November 5, 2011 6:48 AM

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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.

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November 5, 2011 8:59 AM

Thank you for the link to M.B. Klein!!!

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November 5, 2011 9:27 AM

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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November 5, 2011 11:07 AM

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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.


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November 5, 2011 11:09 AM

I bought all three $79 each. Best bargain this year!
 

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November 5, 2011 8:46 PM

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Has anybody seen the Menards store model that was in the December issue of OGR? It's not on their website and was curious if it was in stores yet.

Bobby, here is the link to the page for the modern-era Menards store:

http://www.menards.com/main/ho...lectables/c-9474.htm
 
 
 
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November 5, 2011 10:38 PM

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.

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November 5, 2011 11:47 PM

The Lionel Flat Cars are only in the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line tran sets.

The seperate flat cars are from another company that has similar O gauge flat car injection molds.

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November 6, 2011 12:15 AM

Not quite, some of the flats with loads are Lionel



 
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November 6, 2011 1:47 AM

I forgot about those two.

The various flat cars with loads are not available in the Oshtemo-Kalamazoo, Michigan and Portage, Michigan locations of MENARDS.




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November 7, 2011 2:18 AM



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.
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November 15, 2011 7:51 PM

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.

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November 16, 2011 1:39 PM

I ordered them yesterday from the website. The price of 79.99 was good until 11/20.
 

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November 17, 2011 12:00 PM

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 ?.

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November 17, 2011 12:39 PM

ROZY - They are exactly the same buildings except the signage was customized for Menards.

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November 17, 2011 12:57 PM

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I thought they would be the same size as Woodlands only with different signage.

As noted above, they are the same buildings--same size and everything. Only the signage is different (tailored for Menard's stores and region).
 

 

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November 17, 2011 2:19 PM

Menards website has five separate sale cars available now:

Flat with Lighted Outdoor Menards Sign
Flat with Gray Concrete Blocks
Flat with Tan Concrete Blocks
Flat with Lighted Kitchen Trailer
Flat with F-150 Contractor Truck

Says limited edition of 816 of each.

http://menards.com/main/home-d...lectibles/c-9474.htm
 
 
 
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November 17, 2011 2:21 PM

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?
 
 
 
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November 17, 2011 2:28 PM

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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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November 17, 2011 2:41 PM

Allan Miller & Chugman thanks for the reply. You made my day.

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November 20, 2011 5:36 AM

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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.
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November 20, 2011 11:51 AM

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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