Tagged With "Menards"

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$5 flats in Menards ad!

pangeon ·
Saw this ad this past weekend for $5 flats at local Menard. Check it out > Flyer . $5 flat cars! Stopped in and bought two arms full. Merry Christmas to me :)     Very exciting to see this type of promotion from a big retailer for loyal O...
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(04/05/15) O Gauge Release from Menards!

Menards ·
Here’s a sneak peek of Easter Sunday’s O gauge release! Stay tuned for updates! Thank you, Mark the Menards Train Guy
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(04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

Menards ·
Introducing the Reading Lines Boxcar! This O Gauge boxcar features new and improved premium metal trucks and operating couplers. Each car is finely detailed and sequentially numbered so that no two are the same. The box is colored yellow and has a...
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AF Log Loader/K Line Flatcar/Menards flatcar

britrailer ·
I have the following items for sale - Paypal f&f. Used Lionel/AF Log Loader - works great (see video) with both 0 & S gauge. I installed LED strobe lights that flash when the loader operates - $50.00 + shipping Used K Line Flatcar with MTH Panel Vans - $10.00 + shipping. Brand New Unopened Menards BN Flatcar w 2 trailers - $10.00 + shipping 2 items free shipping (lower 48) - all 3 items $65.00 free shipping (lower 48) If interested contact me on frankwyatt65@gmail.com
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Discontinued Menard's Buildings?

James in VA ·
MaybeMark the Menards Train Guy (and others) can chime in on this. I've noticed that some buildings go from being out of stock on-line for extended periods only to show up again months later. I think this has happened both withCamaraderie Bar & Grill and the Dairy Barn. You posted recently about theHerman's Sauerkraut Factory and theFire-Damaged Engine House stating to get 'em while you can since they will sell out (I took your advice on the former). I'm only into...
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For Mark the Menards guy- a suggestion

rrman ·
Will Menards attend the Milwaukee Trainfest in November 2016? Would seem to be a great outlet for your merchandise and in Menards "backyard"! But maybe has been considered but decided not to?
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For Menards guy: Movie theater idea

rrman ·
Hi Mark, Any plans for Menards to do a movie theater like the Woodland Scenics BR5854? Could have Jack the wonder dog resting in front of the theater and Menards logo on building side(s). Change the marquee to a racing theme movie to tie in with Menards race car.
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Got my Menard's Power & Light building....

AMCDave ·
Ordered late Thursday and gt it today. Pretty good service all considered. I really like this structure. It is a little modern for my mid 1950's era layout....but I'll say it's brand new!! It looks great although if you look really close you can see a few of the 'tab and slot' connectors....most are well hidden. I see them as I have designed structure kits and have a much more critical eye than 99.999% of people. Once on a layout no one will ever notice!! The design is very good with lots of...
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"How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

027Ted ·
A couple of guys asked for the details of how I added a red oak wood deck and load to a Menards flatcar, so here goes...   Here are the donor and recipient flatcars -     Disassemble the donor. In this case it is the Menards black Penn...
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Introducing Moe’s Garage! Plus our Newest Flatcar Release! (03/26/15)

Menards ·
Introducing Moe's Garage! Moe's Garage is made of resin and features hand-painted details and vintage advertising. This building has eye-catching details such as stacked rows of "brick" surrounding all sides and a layered "steel" roof. The roof is adorned with vintage signs including "Hudson" and "Studebaker Service Station" and both ends are lit with bright-glowing LED lights. Moe's Garage is sure to make a beautiful and unique addition to your O gauge layout. SKU# 279-7849 Click here to...
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Re: Menards Seed & Feed...

O Gauge Jim ·
iIf you want to trade it for an excellent ZW, totally reconditioned with new rollers, rectifiers replaced with diodes, new power cord and all voltages to Lionel specs. let me know. Jim
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Re: Menards Seed & Feed...

Team Ridley ·
That's interesting Jim...but I would like to give this a couple of days if you are ok with that. I will get back with you... ok? Email is in my profile
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Re: Menards Power and Light building

Notch 6 ·
Troy, That looks awesome! Great use of the Korber kit and rotary tipple. The Menards building made a very nice addition.
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

paul 2 ·
That is a good suggestion. I would like to see more small industries on the order of the Sauerkraut factory foot print.........Paul
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

falconservice ·
What type of DINER? Brick building? Steel structure? Two-story clapboard covered building? Large windows with visible figures on seats in booths and sitting on stools at counters? Andrew
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

rrman ·
This is what I had in mind, especially since they look "railroady" and would fit in anywhere, while a brick and mortar would be lost among all the other layout structures (of course all you scratchbuilders would already have modified something like below, but for us less talented......)
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

colorado hirailer ·
I always associate "diner' with the urban northeast. (I did have breakfast at one near the Ted Maurer auction site some years ago, and I see what I think are some west of York on U.S. 30) On my first trips to central Pa., and then up into New England, I was surprised by the lack of fast food restaurants that I had lived off of in school in the midwest since the middle 1950's. (no problem in central Pa. now) As for my modeled steam era, when I was a kid, we rarely ate out (boy, has THAT...
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

falconservice ·
Why not rotate buildings on and off the layout? Why not move buildings around the layout to create new scenes? Andrew
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

gg1man ·
I like the Diner idea. As for incorporating the Menards name into it how about a road side billboard that comes with it. It could live in the back of the parking lot with the logo, MENARDS " The Most Fun Store on the Planet" emblazoned on it.
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

Swafford ·
I'd be a buyer for some 21st Century buildings! Regards, Swafford
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

jim sutter ·
A refinery would be great.
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Re: To Menards guy Mark - structure suggestion

fisch330 ·
With my layout nearing completion, I find that i really don't have anymore room for buildings like a diner. Actually I have two diners on the layout already, one an older K-Line diner with lighting, the other one of those telephones that you lifted off part of the roof and that was the phone set. Nice details inside and out. What I'd like to see are more RR related buildings. Factory buildings, warehouses, Railroad service buildings. the sour kraut factory was a real winner. Other small,...
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Re: Menards Seed & Feed...

Team Ridley ·
Jim...you have an email...thanks
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

rrman ·
For those who asked here are pictures. Remeber I ain't a scratchbuilder, always room for improvements. If you look closely you can make out the small part of the hole where the trucks are fastened. But still better than nutt'in.
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Larry Sr. ·
I sure wish you would show some pictures please. Larry
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

rrman ·
Larry, I sure wish my Sony Alpha would stay working! May have to use Camcorder photo (low res).
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Larry Sr. ·
Thank you I understand. Just asking because I ordered 8 more cars from them a few minutes ago. Two different 4 packs. After getting the 6 recent military box cars I really like the cars they offer. So I'm trying again. Larry
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

Ranger Rick ·
There are many ways to cover the screw holes, just let your imagination run. I have used very thin strip wood about the same width as the floor planks, painted them the color of the planks (or very close to it), and lightly glued them over the width of the flat car over the hole. They are hardly noticeable. You can add additional loads to what is already on the flatcar. Sandbags, barrels, crates, etc, could be added too. Gear workings off of defunct tools might work too. The fun will be to...
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Re: Menards cable car improvement

DOC ·
Good idea for Manards to offer extra loads.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

ADCX Rob ·
Not much of anything left online.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

bk332097 ·
I live in Omaha, and we have about 6 Menard's stores. The internet inventory said my closest store received one box of 24, but the manager claimed they never got any...zero, yet the innertube webpage said 18 on hand the first day. The manager said the online inventory was not real time, and didn't necessary reflect what was actually in the store. I found one store who only had 8 left at 9am on the first day, only because the second buyer reserved the last on the shelf, but changed their...
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

Greg Houser ·
Thanks certainly one heck of a deal! -Greg
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

POTRZBE ·
I got the case of 24 previously mentioned on this forum. They run just fine and don't have the problems mentioned here. Trucks and couplers are plastic but that does not concern me. Each has 10 holes on the sides for installing your own stakes. This was so much easier than finding flat cars at train shows which can be hit or miss. They are perfect for my O27 loop.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

jhz563 ·
Darn, not available online without buying a 24 pack. That's just too many for me!
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

Rusty Traque ·
I believe they're $8.00 apiece with a $3.00 mail in rebate form for in-store credit. Rusty
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

bk332097 ·
Thanks for all the advice! I guess I really wanted to know if they should go back to the store, or if these are the adjustments which should be expected on inexpensive models. I will try the above ideas. Close examination shows Most of these couplers seem to be too tight to allow for closing all the way and engage the pin(with another coupler, but open and close fine empty). I found 2 or 3 of them will join up to only one older (circa 1992) K-Line car, but not to any post-war cars, or each...
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

bigdodgetrain ·
just use a knife and scrap out a small amount of the plastic so each coupler will hook up. I did all 24 and they work well. you do not have to scrap much out to make the coupler connect to the other coupler. you could by the case and sell what you do not need at train shows, it would be a good deal.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

bk332097 ·
Merry Christmas! I bought some of these flatcars on sale, and they all seem to have problems with the couplers...they open and close, but not with another coupler attached. Anyone else have the same issue? Is there an easy way to adjust or mod them to work better? Thanks
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

Mountain Mover ·
There are several previous threads detailing the problems and they have assorted solutions. I am enjoying the ones I got. Happy New Year!!
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

BANDOB ·
"I bought some of these flatcars on sale, and they all seem to have problems with the couplers...they open and close, but not with another coupler attached. Anyone else have the same issue? Is there an easy way to adjust or mod them to work better?" I had a coupler issue too with one of the box cars. Would not stay closed and I could not figure out a way to use rubber band closures, so I just made it non-operating with a dab of super glue.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

POTRZBE ·
To be fair, I have not tested all 24 cars I bought. If couplers open at random, my cure is to squeeze the rivet that holds the coupler together with a pair of diagonal pliers.
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Re: $5 flats in Menards ad!

Bill T ·
inexpensive flatcars for projects. I used a Dremel to shave a smidgeon from inside the knuckle, couplers work fine now.
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Re: New Seed & Feed Building from Menards! (03/10/15)

rboatertoo ·
Someone has a listing on eBay selling this for $175.00
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

jim sutter ·
Exposer would be the main reason for attending. Since you do not have stores in all states, a lot of people don't know who you are and what you are all about pertaining to trains. This forum is a great place for you to advertise and to get your foot into the world of "O" Gauge trains.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

Bill T ·
Another $20 boxcar from Menards, the pricing mystery continues.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

Pingman ·
Very handsome, and colorful.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

jim sutter ·
Great looking car. Reminds me of the Lionel Reading box car in the Maple Leaf Limited set that came out in 1981. I love your box cars and the great pricing. Can't wait till you start making tank cars and flats with trailers.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

jim sutter ·
Regarding box cars, I hope you have plans for a Penn Central in jade green, a New York Central in jade green with the cigar band logo, Boston and Maine in blue with the large B. and M., New Haven in orange with the large N. and H., B. and O. in blue orange and silver "Time Saver Service" and a Union Pacific in yellow with the large colored map.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

nkp4me ·
I haven't got any of the boxcars...yet. However, I'm hoping we see more flatcars with different loads (the building materials from earlier cars) or even some steam era tank cars in some various road names. I'm really appreciating all the very affordable traditional stuff coming out.
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Re: (04/14/15) Take a Ride on the Reading!

jim sutter ·
Menards, Will you have a table or booth at York with information of all the new products you will be bringing out this year?
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