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April 12, 2013 12:59 PM

Tomorrow I plan to spend the day in St. Louis and visit the transportation museum. What train stores might be worth visiting?
 

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April 12, 2013 1:06 PM

Good question , as the TCA convention is there at the end of June, I'd like to know also.

 

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April 12, 2013 1:29 PM

Electric Train Outlet and The Switch Stand are located close to each other in the suburb of Overland, MO

 

 

 

 
 
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April 12, 2013 2:57 PM

Originally Posted by Flash:
Tomorrow I plan to spend the day in St. Louis and visit the transportation museum. What train stores might be worth visiting?

I'd call ahead and see if any of these stores are open tomorrow.

Here's a few:

9517 Page Ave, Saint LouisMO 63132 » Map(314) 428-2211

 

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9120 Lackland Rd, Saint LouisMO 63114 » Map(314) 733-1029


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8151 Delmar Blvd, Saint LouisMO 63130 » Map(314) 721-2939


9622 Gravois Rd, Saint LouisMO 63123 » Map(314) 638-8250

11659 Gravois Rd, Saint LouisMO 63126 » Map(314) 729-7077

5444 Southfield Center, Saint LouisMO 63129» Map(314) 843-7800

9832 Manchester Road, Saint LouisMO 63119 » Map(314) 716-2755

7267 Olive Blvd, Saint LouisMO 63130 » Map(314) 409-4451

2793 W Clay St, Saint CharlesMO 63301 » Map(636) 946-2816



 
"...the track was apparently so bad that when a crew went dead the wind moved the cars side to side backing the spikes out of worn ties and the wheels would drop between the rails derailing the train while standing still!"
 
 
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April 12, 2013 4:55 PM

David,

 

Email sent.

 

Alex

 

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April 12, 2013 6:17 PM

Electric Train Outlet is a must, owner is not real personable but service is top notch and inventory is impresive.

 
 
 
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April 12, 2013 9:36 PM

If post war lionel is your thing this place is a must........
http://traintownstl.com/
Great people running the place and many neat items.

Ben
 
 
 
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April 13, 2013 12:50 AM

Call JD Trains before you go.  Jeff has a brick and mortar place but not there all of the time.  Lots of Atlas and GGD.  Steve at Trains Limited is there by noon; mostly newer stuff. Best post war is Traintown.  Ask for Bob. 

 

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April 13, 2013 9:11 AM

Electric Train Outlet

 

I liked this place. It does have a impressive inventory.  And if you get out of there without buying anything your a lot stronger man than I.

 

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April 14, 2013 7:35 PM

Best train store is the buy and sell forum right here. New inventory daily and resonable prices and best of all I save on gas. Never have to leave my couch! No bad deals as of yet! But when I do shop at a real train store.I prefer electric train outlet in st. Louis! I go there every trip to st. Louis. Cant leave for less than a $100 bill. Most inventory I have seen in one shop. Bob only does three rail and once you get to know him he is a good man to deal with. Plus he is a authorized lionel service station repair and parts place also. It is like heaven on earth. My happy place as it were. Maybe its about time for a road trip.
 
 
 
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April 15, 2013 6:48 AM

Originally Posted by Flash:
Tomorrow I plan to spend the day in St. Louis and visit the transportation museum. What train stores might be worth visiting?

Can you please post a photo or two of the Aerotrain at the transportation museum?I plan on visiting the museum in September.

Dan

 

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April 15, 2013 10:55 AM

Dan, I saw your request and posted these pics.

 

Aero 2

Aero 6

Aero

 

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April 15, 2013 1:31 PM

Dan

Here is a few of mine on my visit. Nice place

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April 15, 2013 8:38 PM

Originally Posted by Lionelzwl2012:
Best train store is the buy and sell forum right here. New inventory daily and resonable prices and best of all I save on gas. Never have to leave my couch! No bad deals as of yet! But when I do shop at a real train store.I prefer electric train outlet in st. Louis! I go there every trip to st. Louis. Cant leave for less than a $100 bill. Most inventory I have seen in one shop. Bob only does three rail and once you get to know him he is a good man to deal with. Plus he is a authorized lionel service station repair and parts place also. It is like heaven on earth. My happy place as it were. Maybe its about time for a road trip.

Hi, thought I'd make one small correction...Bob does sell American Flyer by Lionel (2 rail) although He doesn't maintain much in stock.

Mark

 
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April 16, 2013 2:49 AM

Thanks for the photos of the Aerotrain.I have been fascinated with that engine and cars since I first saw it on the HO Athearn kit boxes when I was a kid.

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April 16, 2013 8:42 AM

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11659 Gravois Rd, Saint LouisMO 63126 » Map(314) 729-7077
 
 
If you go to Schaefer's and go up to Art and tell him "Charlie Sent You" he will give you a 50% discount! :-)
 
 
 
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April 16, 2013 12:51 PM

Trains limited is closed. Steve is moving south to Hilton Head I believe.
 
 
 
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