WELCOME TO BLUE RIDGE HOBBIES

The World's Largest Model Railroad Product Database (TM)
 "The Biggest little Hobby Shop In The World"
(TM)

   

 

 
 

NO CODES OR SALE MINIMUM NEEDED FOR OUR SALES!

 
 
November
Flyer

NEW!
December
Flyer

HOME PAGE




ANIMATED SIGNS
RR-CirKits, Inc.
Specializing in Affordable Electronics for Model Railroads
.

.
.

.
.

.
.

.
Walthers BLue Logo
Walthers BLue Logo
.


.

SHINOHARA TRACK
.


.
.

.
.

.
.

.
.

.



FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER

NEWS AND UPDATES
11/17/17

NEWS AND UPDATES
11/04/17

NO UPDATE LAST WEEK / SALES UPDATE

Sorry about not doing an update last week, it has been very busy at the retail store and online sales are still strong.

Year to year we are still up 27% with the strongest month of December to still come!

New customers are still strong at 37% and returning customer are at 138%. Most coming from on line searches or referrals. The displays in Model Railroader Magazine did not pan out based on the "How Did You Hear About Us" line on the shopping cart form and on line search tracking we have. So, needless to say that after 3 months we have decided not to spend any more of our advertising resources there. We will continue with the dealer listing ads however.

MODEL RAILROADING SEASON IS HERE!

Well, the cold weather is here and the leaves are removed from the lawn here in South Carolina for the season! So we now move inside to work on my personal layout and we start seeing more people in the retail store.

We have received new Lionel Starter Sets in the store as well as new rolling stock. As of this email, the store is a fully stocked as we can get it.

Online, the database is update daily now to offer you the best availability of products. We do our best to keep the items you need on a need it now basis in stock. Remember the retail store only features HO scale with some O Scale for the holiday season.

Online there are about 44,000 items available each day for sale and yesterday we put it all on sale in advance of the holiday weekend.

SHIPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

AS OF 11/16/17 WE ARE EXPERIENCING DELIVERY DELAYS FROM FEDEX GROUND. THE DELIVERY TIME EACH DAY USUALLY OCCURRED AROUND 9:30AM EACH DAY. AS OF THIS UPDATE THE DELIVERIES ARE NOW ARRIVING AROUND 11:30AM EACH DAY. THIS IS DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF SHIPMENTS THAT NOT ONLY WE ARE EXPERIENCING, BUT FEDEX GROUND AS WELL.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT 1/2 DAY BEHIND IN GETTING ORDERS PROCESSED ONCE THE ARRIVE AT THE SHIPPING DEPARTMENT. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE FEDEX PICKUP PER DAY AND A MORNING AND AFTER PICKUP OF SHIPPABLE ORDERS VIA USPS.
 
THESE DELAYS ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGULAR SHIPPING SCHEDULE LISTED ON OUR STORE POLICY PAGE

PRE ORDER DEADLINES

November 20: Rapido Preorders
November 30: Trainworx Preorders
November 30: Walthers Preorders





































 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALES FOR OCTOBER

We had a pretty good month in October but the brakes where applied by our customers with slower sales during the last week for some unknown reason. In our conversations this week with manufacturers and wholesalers they saw the same thing occur!

With that said, October sales where again up 48% over 2016 and 56% over 2015. 2015 was the low point after years of manufacturing issues from 2010 and 2011. While the manufacturers are still not fully recovered based on what we see, the trend is good.

BRH Year to date sales are up as well. 2017 vs 2016 up 28%, 2017 vs 2015 up 43%.  New customers over the last 30 days up 15% / 90 days up 42% and YTD up 34%. Returning customers up over the last 30 days 151% / 90 days up 166% and YTD up 137%.

So, still the trends are encouraging so that we can meet our goals for the 4th quarter.

106.3 WORD RADIO

Local radio station 106.3 WORD was at BRH this week for an interview about the 10th Anniversary of the retail store and to talk about the hobby in general.

Listen to the interview:

:30 second version

Full 5 Minute Version via 1063world.com


IN MY OPINION

This webpage is customer opinions that have been sent to us.
This week we had an interesting one and the customer gave us permission to share with everyone. It is worth a read.

His email to us is listed at the top of this page.
Go To Our In My Opinion Page



PRE ORDER DEADLINES

November 20: Rapido Preorders
November 30: Trainworx Preorders
November 30: Walthers Preorders

New WalthersProto HO Freight Cars

Modelers who demand detail and accuracy love WalthersProto
rolling stock. The latest arrivals include 50' CC&F Bulkhead
Flatcars - perfect for customers who want to add widely used cars
to their 1970s and later fleet, and Gunderson Rebuilt All-Purpose
53' Well Cars for their late-2000s and more modern intermodal
trains. As with all WalthersProto freight cars these detailed
models feature applied metal grab irons, accurate decoration,
metal wheels and Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers.
SceneMaster Wrapped Lumber Loads for the CC&F flatcars will also
be arriving shortly. Some roadnames are already in short supply, so


Cornerstone HO Cottage Grove Farm House Makes a Great Gift

If you are looking for house kits make sure you check out the Cottage Grove Farm House. This timeless model is perfect
for rural scenes or as an older home in a city neighborhood.
Designed for easy construction, this detailed structure kit
features walls and trim molded in a single piece but in two
colors, window mullions molded into glazing for a true-scale look
and easy snap-together assembly with only a minimum of gluing
necessary. An interior LED light and printed window treatments
bring life to the building. Because of its easy, no-paint
assembly it's great for all skill levels making it a perfect gift
for beginners and seasoned modelers alike. Available both online and at the retail store!

New Walthers SceneMaster HO Scenery and Vehicle Kits

Looking for some cool small items to add o your layout then try the new SceneMaster arrivals. They are perfect for HO layout builders. Scenery items include Pumpkin Patch, plant and garden kits as well as
assorted scenic details. New Vehicle kits include concession
trailers and construction vehicles. See all the new arrivals online today!

Delivery Updates on Walthers Products
 
Working to deliver the best possible models to you and your
customers, the following items are now expected as noted:
 
All WalthersProto F7 diesels are now expected in December rather
than November as previously announced. This includes the
following:
 
Santa Fe 300-class (San Francisco Chief): Sound & DCC A-B sets
(#920-40900 & 920-40901), Standard DC sets (#920-47900 & 920-
47901), matching A Units with Sound & DCC (#920-40902 & 920-
40903), plus Standard DC units (#920-47902 & 920-47903)
 
Burlington Northern: F7A-B sets (Sound & DCC #920-40904 & 920-
40905), and matching A Units (#920-40906, 920-40907)
 
Canadian National: F7A-B sets (Sound & DCC #920-40908 & 920-
40909), and matching A Units (#920-40910, 920-40911)
 
Chesapeake & Ohio: F7A-B sets (Sound & DCC #920-40912 & 920-
40913), and matching A Units (#920-40914, 920-40915)
 
Union Pacific: F7A-B sets (Sound & DCC #920-40916 & 920-40917),
and matching A Units (#92018 920-40919)
 
The new SceneMaster Wrapped Lumber Loads for Centerbeam Flatcars
(949-3150 series) announced on page 6 in the August Walthers
Flyer for an October delivery are now expected in January.
They'll now be arriving at approximately the same time as the new
WalthersMainline 72' Centerbeam Flatcars (910-4809 series) they
were designed for.
 

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE SUPPORT!


 


JOIN THE BRH
 EMAIL LIST


JOIN THE BRH
 EMAIL LIST
VIA OUR MOBILE SIGNUP
We Ship
Around The World!
For More Info



As a Platinum Dealer
we can offer the entire Walthers catalog as well as many other
manufacturers
ALL at discount prices.

Copyright Information

About Blue Ridge Hobbies®

Our Customers Opinions

Greenville, SC
Area Scanners

BRH IN THE NEWS


 


 Model Retailer Blog
 

FREE SHIPPING MYTH

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
 

CALL US AT
864 255 4671
OR EMAIL US
Just Click On The Image!


 



The prices and products reflected on these pages are subject to change without notice. Shipping, handling and sales tax are not included
and are added at the time your order is shipped to you or picked up at our retail store.
Prices on these pages are available for online sales only

Minimum Online Shopping Cart Order is $0.00 effective 07/19/12
Effective 07/27/13 - On Line Orders under $25.00 will have a mandatory $3.00 service fee to cover credit card processing fees.

All Phone Orders Are Subject To 5% Fee Based On The Overall Order Cost
All Shipped Orders Have A Minimum $2.00 Handling Fee
See our store policy and information for more details.

The information on our web pages are updated as frequently as possible.
100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.

The  images are supplied by the manufacturers and wholesalers.
100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.

"At Least One Or More Available At Our Warehouse"  does not indicate what is available for sale at the retail store.
"At Least One Or More Available At Our Warehouse"  indicates what is listed as on hand in our warehouse, the manufactures and wholesalers
warehouses or in our retail store as of the last Blue Ridge Hobbies® manufacturers product search page update. This includes but not
 limited to items that are dealer returns, show stock, reserved items, damaged product, and otherwise unavailable for sale items.
Therefore, not all items listed as "At Least One Available At Our Warehouse"
 are available for sale or distribution at your time of viewing the product search page as product availability changes throughout each day. 

The Unknown Availability  or Advance Reservation listing shows items expected to arrive according to the manufacturers or wholesalers supplied information.  
The information on this page is updated as frequently as possible. 100% accuracy of information is not guaranteed.
Check with Blue Ridge Hobbies® via email at
contactus@BlueRidgeHobbies.com for updated information.

Copyright © Blue Ridge Hobbies® LLC All Rights Reserved, 1980-2017

Blue Ridge Hobbies® , BlueRidgeHobbies.com ®, Blue Ridge Hobbies®  Newsletter, Blue Ridge Hobbies® Stationmaster-gram™, Blue Ridge Hobbies® E-Depot™
 Between The Tracks
BetweenTheTracks.com and all information or any other artwork or properties owned by Blue Ridge Hobbies® Copyright © Blue Ridge Hobbies® All Rights Reserved, 1980-2017

As to corporate manufacturers and suppliers artwork/properties: © each entity or corporation used for the purchase of product sale.

"The Biggest Little Hobby Shop In The World"(sm) (c)2017 Blue Ridge Hobbies LLC

contact the webmaster at webmaster@BlueRidgeHobbies.com

site created by Bonus Room Site Services and BRH Technologies