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Please Note: With the expected heavy volume of orders and the expected high volume of business that is expected from other online retailers of all types nationwide, our normal shipping schedule will be off a bit as order processing both at our suppliers warehouses and then transport via the USPS and Fedex from them to BRH and then in turn to you, please plan accordingly.  Weather delays may also have a factor in shipping times to you. If an item is needed for Christmas, please make sure you note that in the comment box when completing your order.

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Retail Store and Phone Days and Hours



For 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 emails.

All orders have been processed and shipped as of this update.

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

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.

I 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 Monday 11/12/18

Walters Weekly Sale New Items Have Been Added

Upcoming Preorder Deadlines

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 switch machines.
They're in-stock now for ongoing modeling-season projects, so order this staple now!

MRC Stationary 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 system,
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 is perfect
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.


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 cart.

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!


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!


Walthers 2019 HO-N-Z Reference Book

It 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 months late!

So, one can only guess when the 2018 Christmas items and restocks of some the staples will arrive?

Upcoming Preorder Deadlines

October 15: Rapido Preorders


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 sale!

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 place.

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 period.

Frank Angstead
InterMountain Railway Company

Current Sales Now Running Online At BRH

Oktoberfest- 2,500 Items On Sale Save Up  To 95% Off MSRP - Sale Ends 09/30/18

Deal of the Day - All In Stock Kato on sale until Monday 10/01/18

What A Deal - All in stock Lunde Structures on sale until Thursday 6am

Deal of the Week - All in stock Preiser on sale until Saturday 6am

Walters Weekly Sale New Items Have Been Added



Hurricane Update

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

New 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 tooled diesel
will be a hit!


New Scenery Supplies from Noch

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 in stock.





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