What is a Pre Order?

  • These items have not been released or created yet.

When do I pay?

  • We will send you an invoice for the remaining balance when the item is ready to ship.

  • Although it’s rare, if a manufacturer increases our cost, we reserve the right to increase your cost as well. In this case, there would be no penalty for cancelling.

How long will it take?

  • Delays can happen when it comes to model trains.

  • Most products arrive in a timely matter, but sometimes it can take an extra year!

Can I cancel my Pre Order?

  • Certainly, we understand that life happens.

  • Please keep in mind, we have the right to refuse future Backorders & Pre Orders if cancelling is a habit.

Is my item guaranteed to arrive?

  • Pre Order by the listed date to avoid missing out.

  • It depends on the manufacturer. We try to simplify all the lingo, so you know what to expect.

  • Pre Orders that are due by ASAP, mean that they are First Come, First Serve.

  • Some manufacturers have “set numbers” before they announce products. When they sell out, they are gone.

  • We try to communicate everything that we know about Pre Orders.

  • Sometimes products get cancelled by the manufacturer before they can be created.

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