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Date: 09/09/19 14:41
I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: RRBaron

I have to make a one day foray into Ontario, Canada, from Buffalo, NY, for business this coming Saturday. I can only make time for one model train shop detour. Should I head East to George's Trains in Markham, or West to Otter Valley model train shop? Which do you TOs think is the better stocked shop for old, new and used HO ready-to-run rolling stock, especially Canadian roads?  Thanks in advance!



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/19 14:52 by RRBaron.



Date: 09/09/19 15:24
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: Hookdragkick

I've dealt with Otter Valley only once, but they stocked a few HO cars that were sold out and hard to find. Better prices than the crooks on eBay, and that's with international shipping to AZ. You get to go there in person!



Date: 09/09/19 15:26
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: andrewcastle

Otter Valley



Date: 09/09/19 18:40
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: algoma11

Otter Valley- no one wants to drive thru Toronto !

Mike Bannon
St Catharines, ON



Date: 09/09/19 18:43
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: goneon66

algoma11 Wrote:
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> Otter Valley- no one wants to drive thru Toronto !

i would to attend a leafs game..............

66



Date: 09/09/19 23:32
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: rapidotrains

You might also try Credit Valley Railway, which is on the way from Buffalo to Toronto.

-Jason


RRBaron Wrote:
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> I have to make a one day foray into Ontario,
> Canada, from Buffalo, NY, for business this coming
> Saturday. I can only make time for one model train
> shop detour. Should I head East to George's Trains
> in Markham, or West to Otter Valley model train
> shop? Which do you TOs think is the better stocked
> shop for old, new and used HO
> ready-to-run rolling stock, especially Canadian
> roads?  Thanks in advance!



Date: 09/10/19 04:00
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: Hookdragkick

Credit Valley = take out a line of credit. 



Date: 09/10/19 07:15
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: 4489

goneon66 Wrote:
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> algoma11 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Otter Valley- no one wants to drive thru Toronto
> !
>
> i would to attend a leafs game..............
>
> 66

Why????



Date: 09/10/19 07:17
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: Streamliner

Hookdragkick Wrote:
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> I've dealt with Otter Valley only once, but they
> stocked a few HO cars that were sold out and hard
> to find. Better prices than the crooks on eBay,
> and that's with international shipping to AZ. You
> get to go there in person!

You know, as a long time seller on eBay, I take exception to your remark.  We all run into good & bad folks in every aspect of life.  Same goes with sellers on eBay.  I would say that the vast majority of eBay model train sellers are fair, honest, polite and respectful.  If you have had bad experiences with eBay sellers, I’m sorry, but don’t paint us all as “crooks” with your overly broad brush.



Date: 09/10/19 12:59
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: kbs651

Hello RRBaron,

I have dealt with both Otter Valley as well as with Credit Valley, given the distance mail order only though. Otter Valley seems to be stocked a little better. Prices might be a little better, too. Other than that they both seem to be ok to deal with.

Cheers

kbs651



Date: 09/11/19 07:33
Re: I Have To Chose Between 2 Hobby Shops in Ontario, Canada.
Author: sarailfan

> no one wants to drive thru
> Toronto
> > !
> >
> > i would to attend a leafs game..............
> >
> > 66
>
> Why????

To see the opponent win of course! Out in Alberta it's not unheard of for Flames or Oilers fans to catch a flight to Phoenix to see their team play Arizona. Often times it's cheaper to do that, even with the flight, than to go to a home game. Of course Phoenix in February tends to be somewhat nicer weather than north of the 49th as well.

Posted from Android

Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



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