NEWS AND UPDATES
those of you that where not aware, I was on vacation for
3 weeks for a vacation. Normally we do not take this
long a vacation but there was only one opportunity to
access one part of the trip on these dates.
We where off to see Mickey Mouse in California, the San
Diego Model Railroad Museum (Thanks to BRH customer and
SDMRR member Don Rogers for setting up a back stage tour
of the museum for us!) and the USS Midway before
boarding a two week cruise from San Diego through the
Panama Canals new lock system and then back to the USA
arriving in Galveston on 11/2.
During this trip the retail store was closed
unfortunately since, unlike years past when I took a
vacation, there where no volunteers or employees to keep
the store open to process orders for shipping and be
available for local customers to visit. However, I
continued to work all orders sent via the internet so
that they where processed and ship to the Fedex terminal
here in Greenville and held until I returned to the
store to process the orders for shipping on Monday.
There where some technical issues while on board the
cruise ship with internet access. There was damage to
the satellite connection as the ship avoid went
around the hurricane that was just off the coast near
Puerto Vallarta. This did slow the process down a bit as
the connection, when available, was slow and cumbersome.
However all orders where sent in to be filled.
Unfortunately, with the internet issues on board, I
could not update the database of products or respond to
emails. So, my apologies for those of you that sent
All orders have been processed and shipped as of this
So we are back to our normal shipping schedule until
Thanksgiving when it will be off a bit due to delivery
schedules with Fedex being closed on Thanksgiving.
New Retail Store and Phone Hours
New Hours through the holiday season
Tuesday 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 10am to 2pm
Thursday 10am to 2pm
Friday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Walthers 2019 Reference Book
For those of you waiting on this item my apologies.
Normally we have it by the end of September but there
has been an unknown delay. First to 10/10 and then to
yesterday. As of this update it did not ship yesterday
and was supposed to ship today but as of right now we do
not see any Fedex tracking numbers so we do not know if
they will arrive next week. We will keep you all
informed as we have more info.
Product availability is still an issue with
low inventories at the manufacturer and wholesaler
level. BRH has brought in as much product as we can fit
in the store, however retail store and internet sales
have increased as well. So we are selling more and more
product. There is a possibility that we could start to
see product shortages as we approach the holidays so if
you need something, the best thing to do is plan ahead
and order today or back order as needed.
Locomotives and rolling stock are selling out at the pre
order advance reservation stage, so if you see something
you may want, place the advance reservation so I can get
you in line for the products you want.
also understand that at Trainfest this weekend some
Chinese manufacturers will be meeting with some model
railroad companies to discuss the current lack of
product. Unfortunately, even if the decide to increase
production levels, that will still take a least a
year to bring that product to the stores!
Current Sales Now Running Online At BRH
Time Change Sale - 3,000 Items On Sale Save Up
To 95% Off MSRP - Sale Ends 11/19/18
Deal of the Day - All In Stock JTT Scenery on sale until
Walters Weekly Sale New Items Have
November 30: Intermountain Preorders
November 30: Walthers Preorders
December 7: Bowser Preorders
New WalthersProto 55' Evans 4780 Cubic Foot 3-Bay
Covered Hoppers Now Shipping
The latest round of WalthersProto 55' Evans 4780 Covered
Hoppers will appeal to customers looking for detailed
cars to add to your diesel-era grain handling consists.
Since the 1960s covered hoppers have been the most
common cars for grain loading. You will love these
big cars because they often wear colorful
schemes like those in this release. Available in up to
four road numbers per scheme.
These are quick sellers, so don't miss out!
Boost Holiday Sales with
New WalthersMainline HO Boxcars
You will love WalthersMainline HO Scale boxcars and the
latest arrivals of 50' FGE Insulated Boxcars and 50' ACF
Exterior-Post Boxcar. Several schemes are already sold
out and others are moving fast. These cars are great for
those of you who want to build their 1970s-and later-car
fleets. They're perfect for use with the
latest Cornerstone modern industrial park structures
Order now before they're gone.
New Horizontal-Mount Switch Machine Joins
Walthers Layout Control System
Easy turnout control for HO, N, Z, S, and O Scales is
important for building your layout. The new
Horizontal-Mount Switch Machine offers a second mounting
option - perfect for multi-deck layouts where vertical
space is at a premium (such as under the top level), or
for situations where bench work supports interfere with
vertical turnout motor placement. Like the
Vertical-Mount Switch Machine, this product is designed
for use on DC and DCC layouts and includes a built-in
DCC decoder at a lower price than other decoder-equipped
They're in-stock now for ongoing modeling-season
projects, so order this staple now!
Synchro Sound for DCC Provides Layout-Based Sound
Stationary Synchro Sound from Model Rectifier Corp. will
bring railroads in any scale to life with realistic
layout-based diesel sounds for non-sound DCC decoders.
Easy to set up and compatible with nearly every DCC
numerous programming features are available including,
bells and four types of synchronized diesel prime mover
sounds: EMD645E, EMD567, ALCO244 and EMD710. The
Stationary Synchro Sound gets an address just like a
regular decoder, but the included speaker is mounted
under or near the layout instead of in a locomotive.
Order Con-Cor HO & N
Christmas Cars Now!
Christmas cars in any scale are popular as gifts and
Con-Cor models are no exception. This year two cars are
available as HO 40' Plug-Door and N 50' Plug-Door
Boxcars. The 2018 Rudolph car features the
red-nosed reindeer as the final car in the Con-Cor
series of reindeer cars. The 2018 Santa and Sleigh car
for use on its own or for hauling behind previous Con-Cor
Christmas cars. All feature graphics printed on a white
car with red ends and roof, and the cars have
appropriate trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers.
NEWS AND UPDATES
New Search Engine & Shopping Cart
The new search engine and shopping
cart are about 99% complete. There are still some
cosmetic changes the will have to be done and those
will happen over time.
New feature that has been added to the search is the
ability to search for only in stock items. The
shopping cart reverts back to the old Cart32 systems
we had used for 14 years since the developer we
hired and have since fired, could not get the job
done in developing a version of the Cart32 shopping
You can also search for order status and shopping
cart again from our home page links. Orders
beginning with 18 are not accessible as this was the
no longer in exsistance shopping cart.
Hurricane Micahel Moving In Overnight
Over night 10/11 Hurricane Michael will be moving
into our area with 40mph sustained winds and up to
3" of rain. We are hoping that this will not affect
the arrival of the Thursday morning and Friday
morning orders. But rest assured, all orders that we
receive from the wholesalers and manufacturers will
be processed before we leave on Friday 10/12!
NEWS AND UPDATES
Retail Store Anniversary Sale
Don't forget the 14th Anniversary Sale for our Retail
Store starts Thursday Oct 4th
and runs until Tuesday Oct 9th.
Join our email to receive the 10% off coupon to help
celebrate. Coupon is only available online
and must be presented at time of checkout!
JOIN OUR EMAIL
Walthers 2019 HO-N-Z Reference Book
looks like the book will not ship to us now until around
October 15th according to an update I received on Friday
09/28/18. So, as of this email the Reference Book will
not ship until after I return from my fall vacation.
Sorry for the delay, but it is beyond my control.
Lionel Christmas Items Have Arrived!
Well, as I have stated in many many updates, product
availability and missed due date for advance
reservations continue to happen! Lionel is just another
one of the repeat offendenders!
Case in point.
We just received our 2017, yes 2017, Christmas order! 10
So, one can only guess when the 2018 Christmas items and
restocks of some the staples will arrive?
October 15: Rapido Preorders
NEWS AND UPDATES
New Search Engine And Shopping Cart
I continue to make improvements to the search engine to
help you find products and the lowest prices available
along with an updated shopping cart which is a new
version of our older shopping cart!
Version 2.0 will go live by the end of the week!
Retail Store Anniversary Sale
Don't the Retail Store Anniversary Sale starts on
Thursday Oct 4th and runs until Tuesday Oct 9th.
Join our email to receive the 10% OFF coupon for this
News From Intermountain
Last month we notified you
that the manufacturer we have been working
with for several years had ceased operations
and would no longer be supplying finished
product to us or any of the several other
companies doing business with them. At the
same time we said that it was our full
intention to move forward, establish new
suppliers, and continue the production of
new items as soon as possible.
We are pleased to tell you
that we have selected and qualified new
suppliers and have issued purchase orders
for our initial production runs. Key
InterMountain team members will be on site
in the new factories in China during the
week of September 24 to review assembly
samples of initial projects, coordinate
their production, establish quality
standards, and put shipping arrangements in
I hope soon to be able to
give you more concrete information about the
order in which projects will be completed
and specific scheduling information. In the
meantime, in order to have stock on hand as
we come into the heart of the modeling
season, please review and take advantage of
the in-stock list available on our website.
We have a large stock of inventory on hand
that will be of value during this interim
NEWS AND UPDATES
Luckily, the storm passed us by, but not by much. So
we are on track with orders and shipping at this point!
Retail Store Sale
At the beginning of October, BRH will celebrate the
retail stores 11 Anniversary with a
BIG sale in store with the entire on sale! You will need
to bring the email coupon along with you to receive the
discounts! So, join the email to get the coupon!
New Retail Store Hours
retail store hours start Saturday October 6th and will
now include Tuesdays and Saturdays!
Saturday 9am to 12pm
10am-2:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Sunday and Monday Closed
Upcoming Preorder Deadlines
September 30: Intermountain Preorders
September 30: Walthers Preorders
New N Scale EMD SD9
with Sound and DCC from Bachmann Now Shipping
The all-new Bachmann Sound Value EMD SD9 with ESU sound
and DCC captures the burly looks of the prototype. With
its six axles providing a smoother ride, the EMD SD9
diesel proved popular with a variety of railroads.
Manufactured in the late 1950s, some are still running
today on shortlines and tourist lines. This Sound Value
locomotive comes with the Econami(TM) SoundTraxx(R) DCC
sound decoder. Available in five schemes this newly
will be a hit!
New Scenery Supplies
Modelers love the variety of scenes they can build and
detail with Noch materials and figures. New trees,
water-making products and HO and N Scale figures are now