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PC: Re: M.B. Klein and other shops. -Reply


Called them (M.B.) today, and ordered the ALCO.  Canceled order through
Walthers.  Phone call went a lot longer than I thought it would even on
thier nickel!!  Always like to talk to people from Ballamer,  the "Hairdo
Capitol of the World".

Gave several tips on the model itself and stated that it is VERY much worth
the rate, miles above the Stewart U25B that I bought a while back.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Holzweiss <robert.holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 7:17 PM
Subject: PC: M.B. Klein and other shops. -Reply

>Gene.Fusco -AT- lsil.com wrote
>As pointed out by another poster, Klein is a large distributor, and gets
>additional discounts.  I have been dealing with Klein for many years and
>find their prices to be quite good.  The best part about their operation is
>that they *know the industry*.  I've picked up rumors about stuff being
>available 1 to 2 years out, and when I called them, they didn't say "Huh?
>Never heard of it..."  They were ready to take a reservation!
>Ditto to Gene's recommendation.  A couple of other things about M.B.
>Klein.  If you live out of state all mail order purchases are tax free.
>if you can get to the store check the discount bin.  I know what your
>thinking, the discount bin contains crap and, like many other stores it
>often does.  However, because of Klein's status as a distributor the
>discount bin also contain VERY big bargains on new, high quality
>equipment.  For example Proto 2000 E8's (NYC / PRR) for $29.99.  You
>won't find B&O stuff of course, it is Baltimore after all.  There are many
>other examples.  Generally, Proto 2000 and other quality brands are
>available for deep discounts especially if the road is "out of area" i.e.
>SP, NP etc,...  If you are willing to paint and modify, these are excellent
>kits to begin projects.  Unless, of course you model these roads.
>Bob Holzweiss
>"Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"

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