Of course, these flatcars look much better with a load that covers those big screw holes in the deck.

 

I'd probably glue a stained piece of wood (wooden coffee stirrers from Starbucks would do) crossways on the deck to cover the holes. It would just look a piece of planking on the deck that was there to set loads on or help hold them in place, and would improve the looks a lot, I think.

I'm particularly pleased to see the steam-era US Army vehicles.  I've been waiting for Menards to introduce vehicles of this era--great to see they're here with more coming, hopefully.

 

Also, there has been an evolution in the quality of Menards' offerings from the first versions having issues with trucks and couplers, to the present with much improved components.  So I don't view the comments by some pointing areas where improvement is desired as putting down the product as they are useful suggestions to Menards of areas of possible improvement in their offerings.  It's clear Menards is listening and acting on such comments.

Carl

Originally Posted by E-UNIT-79:

Does Menards have an online store that I can order from? Im in NY and nearest one is 350 miles away.

Search "Menards Collectables"  A window should come up with all of their collectable merchandise.  Click on "O Gauge Trains"

 

Tom

Originally Posted by superwarp1:
Originally Posted by rockstars1989:

Are these cars scale?Nick

Good question and as stated above, who makes them?

Golden Wheel Die Cast of Hong Kong has manufactured the Menards freight cars in the past.

 

   Bill T.

Bill T.

Originally Posted by Tom Densel:
Originally Posted by E-UNIT-79:

Does Menards have an online store that I can order from? Im in NY and nearest one is 350 miles away.

Search "Menards Collectables"  A window should come up with all of their collectable merchandise.  Click on "O Gauge Trains"

 

Tom

E-UNIT-79,

 

Tom's method is correct. it may be one click easier to find by visiting www.menards.com and searching "trains" or "train stuff" but you will get there both ways.

 

Here's a direct link to our train stuff page.

 

-Mark the Menards Train Guy

Originally Posted by cabinet Bob:

@ Mark the Menards train guy. 3 flat cars with the tractor loads is not listed anymore. are they coming back? I missed buying those 3.. Bob

Cabinet Bob,

 

These are back online!

 

http://www.menards.com/main/se...279-2667+or+279-2668+

 

Thanks for your patience!

-Mark the Menards Train Guy

Originally Posted by Menards:
Originally Posted by cabinet Bob:

@ Mark the Menards train guy. 3 flat cars with the tractor loads is not listed anymore. are they coming back? I missed buying those 3.. Bob

Cabinet Bob,

 

They will be back up as soon as possible. We are still trying to work out a few bugs. Thanks for your patience!

 

-Mark the Menards Train Guy

Hi Mark,

 

Great work on the O gauge stuff; please carry on! 

Does Menards have any future plans for more period vehicles to go on those flat-cars? (Like those Army ambulances above)

 

A flatbed Ford or a period fire-truck or two would sure look good. Maybe even an early steam or gas farm tractor? Now that would get some attention in the Midwest!

Firewood

 

"Nice try, Lao Che!"

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