TRAIN BUDDY IS MOVING...EVENTUALLY...MAYBE NOT ANYTIME SOON. - SEE BELOW!
WHERE IS THE TRAIN BUDDY MOVING TO?
Our number one choice is
Lincoln Park North Business Center on Gresham Lake Rd.
The center is west of Capital Blvd, north of US 540 and just west of the
railroad tracks from Triangle Town Center.
We have looked at a lot of options in and around Wake Forest. This
location is NOT our only, but is currently our best option.
WHEN IS THE TRAIN BUDDY MOVING? Actual moving dates will be
dictated by the sale of our current property. It is currently not
under contract but is for sale.
WHY IS THE TRAIN BUDDY MOVING?
The Train Buddy shop will soon be 10 years old.
We need more usable and traditional retail and warehouse space to grow.
Did I mention that the property is for sale?
WHY ARE YOU TELLING US THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DATE? We have
to open up the space (take down the HO railroad at least) for prospective
We also need the freedom for them to look at the shop without the potential
intimidation (or distraction) of employees or customers. (No, not you, I
know YOU are a perfect angel!) The effect is that we need to be able to close the shop whenever the need
arises. This must have no time or date constraints. SO...
Beginning June 1st please call (919)369-2373
before you schedule a trip to the shop to make sure we are going to be here.
We have been showing the property an average of twice a week,
an hour or two each time.
This means we will be OPEN when we need to be and CLOSED the rest of the
time to prepare for the move.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOU, THE CUSTOMER?
The good news is that we will be available MORE days and hours.
This change in hours policy will also give us the freedom and opportunity to visit your railroads.
Something that many of you have asked us to do.
You may still order by email (order @ trainbuddy.com)
or this web site.
If you want to "hang out" then that is still ok, but wear old clothes so I
can put you to work, or at least, you can give me advice while you watch me work☺
WILL THERE BE A "MOVING" SALE? No.
Our prices continue to be the lowest in the area, and many times beat prices
on the Internet.
We don't anticipate there being any "moving sales" because we will need to
"beef up" for a larger sales area.
WHAT ELSE WILL BE EFFECTED?
We will start dismantling our large HO railroad after June 1. (No, we
are not planning to sell stock off of the railroad.)
The N scale railroad and shelf stock, typically taken to shows anyway, will
be the last items moved so that the shop can remain open as close to the
move as possible.
We will continue to offer (and probably expand) repair and install services
and will move items that are in the queue with us.
Outside signage will be removed - again, for appearances.
TENAX 7R™ is now available again.
Atlas flex track is now back in stock.
See the NEW
Train Buddy Youtube Channel!!
Train Control Systems (TCS)
decoders are now in production for Kato N engines. Also, new miniature
lighting options with their pre-wired sunny and golden white surface LED's
Also, Llagas Creek
products - Track, Ties, Joiners and Special Order Turnouts for G/#1 Scale.
Train Control Systems decoders
have the ultimate motor and LED control. See "Train Control Systems"
as manufacturer on our Order-Search page. [Note:
see our install of a TCS M1 decoder. Click
(While the Train Buddy deals with the major distributors like
Walthers [and four others by the way], we also are direct with manufacturers
like Digitrax, Soundtraxx, Bowser, Aristocraft and others. This list
is about new
and exciting partnerships with our
manufacturing friends. For a full list of our direct dealerships see
the "Products" tab and then "Direct Dealerships".)
Nick and Nora Designs
DP Model Rail Products
Turner Model Works
Train Control Systems
Precision Scale Products
InterMountain Railway Co.
Crew Change Products
In Stock Products worth mentioning:
Tippi hot foam shaper
Train Boxes Plus HO and N scale
Kadee whisker (380-148 and 380-158) couplers
Warren Calloway DVD's
Raleigh Rails N scale VGN coal
Walther's HO sectional buildings
Products that we always keep in stock:
HO Code 100 and Code 83 flex track
HO cork roadbed
Walthers turnouts (Shinohara code 83)
turnouts, all sizes
Peco insulfrog turnouts in large,
medium and small
Atlas turnouts in #4, #6 and #8
Atlas rail joiners and insulated
G Split-Jaw rail joiners
gloss and dull over-sprays
Adhesives (Super glues and Styrene) and lubricants to
every modeling task
Full line of Digitrax products
Full line of Kadee products
speakers and accessories
9v industrial grade batteries for throttles
DPDT, SPDT and momentary miniature switches
12 position compression style 3
Amp terminal blocks
10 pin connectors and ribbon cable for Digitrax signaling and block
White and Yellow LED's and
resistors to match
Tools and gauges that we use