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Came across this on e-bay
« on: April 13, 2010, 04:27:34 AM »
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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 05:37:56 AM »
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Well I could go to their website and see more of his work:
http://www.thefreightyard.com/index.php?&vmcchk=1

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 01:17:29 PM »
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    Sorry to see The Freight Yard go. I ordered from them when he was in California ,then maybe once after he moved to AZ. Have not ordered in along time (sure that is not reason for closing). Now I will have to search instock sale items. Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 02:40:37 PM »
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I didn't know they weren't his models. Doesn't Chuck sell his custom jobs? Maybe let him know about this.

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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 04:01:18 PM »
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I called the Freight Yard today and while they are going out of business they will still be doing custom and Dream Designs work but only as an online thing.  The shop will no longer be around.  It's a very sad day to see these shops close...

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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 04:15:39 PM »
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They must have a variety of sourcing for the custom work.  I ordered some custom Atlas 90T hoppers in BN with FW&D and C&S reporting marks and they seriously looked like 2-year-olds did the work.  I'm guessing they must have some very old pad printer laying around and they just try to eek out another few years out of it.  I would be ticked if I was Atlas.
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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 06:25:46 PM »
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I don't see where the 40% off is reflected in the online pricing?  Am I missing something, or do you have to call or just go in?
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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 01:02:26 PM »
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Yeah, me either? I had a couple of items in the cart and CC in hand and no indication of the 40% off???? I guess I missed it too.
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Re: Came across this on e-bay
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 05:58:15 PM »
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They must have a variety of sourcing for the custom work.  I ordered some custom Atlas 90T hoppers in BN with FW&D and C&S reporting marks and they seriously looked like 2-year-olds did the work.  I'm guessing they must have some very old pad printer laying around and they just try to eek out another few years out of it.  I would be ticked if I was Atlas.

Not sure what you mean by sourcing. I think they did all the work in house. They let me tour the  Anaheim shop once. But, they were known to buy the work of others and resell it. I saw them do this many times at train shows in So Cal. Not sure why the left SoCal, other than crazy house prices, to move to model train nowhere?

Some shops did carry the "primer editions" freight cars that FY painted and printed. IMO,  only one or two would ever pass muster side by side with Atlas or MT.

One time I was going to have some custom locos done but the price was way to high for the quality and they dont even do number boards etc. IMO, most modelers could do better DYI.
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