You Forum folks who repair the beloved model trains of others, and also sell the parts and supplies that are needed for the repairs - well, IMO, you are the best of the best.
Thank you for all that you do so our trains can continue to enchant our children, grandchildren, family, friends and us.
For those of you who want to share your appreciation for your train doctors and those who supply what is needed for our train repairs, here is the place to do it.
And, how about those Forum repair geniuses who share with us their expertise, free of charge, so we can make some of those repairs ourselves - well, no doubt about it, you are the best of the best too.
Now, I will share the inspiration for this post.
GGG was referred to me by my dear Forum friend, Melgar. I emailed GGG, told him about the loss of the sounds in my MTH Proto 3 diesel, he agreed to take on the repair project, and he fixed it in 1 day for a reasonable price. Now, that is what I call great service. We also spoke on the phone and had a great conversation.
The following day, I decided to order some Super Flex Wire. so I can try to repair a few of my Postwar operating cars myself. Based on the recommendation of a fellow Forum member (I will track down his name and post it shortly), I called Jeff Kane of The Train Tender. When I called Jeff, I ordered the wire I needed at a very modest cost, he shipped it out to me the same day, and we also had a great conversation. Again, I got great service.
Just like there is more than 1 great medical doctor, there is also more than 1 great train doctor. You now have an opportunity here to sing the praises of those who have fixed your trains and given you great service. By doing so, you can help your fellow hobbyists immensely.