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So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« on: February 23, 2014, 01:10:49 PM »
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I'm looking at starting a small modern layout for my sons based on the Front Range and Springs.  I'd like to use some concrete tie flex for a portion of it but  it doesn't seem to be available in my usual places.

What's the story on availability?  Is this a 'get it when you can' or does it come and go somewhat regularly where I could just order some and wait?


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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 02:24:58 PM »
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I haven't ever bough any, but every shop I've been in in the last 3 or 4 years that carried ME flex seemed to have it in stock.
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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 02:38:35 PM »
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Caboose, MBK, and FRT are my usual shops and none have it listed.


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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 02:48:25 PM »
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I have purchased a lot over the past two years from both MBK and FRT and have seen it in and out of stock over that time.  I don't think there are any systemic supply problems.  Chuck (FRT) doesn't normally stock ME track but he has has ordered it for me in the past and might be able to get some for you.  Drop him a note.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 05:18:56 PM »
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I have purchased a lot over the past two years from both MBK and FRT and have seen it in and out of stock over that time.  I don't think there are any systemic supply problems.  Chuck (FRT) doesn't normally stock ME track but he has has ordered it for me in the past and might be able to get some for you.  Drop him a note.

Thanks Gary.

Being over sized and something that should be a stock item, I'd like to pick it up at Caboose but we'll see when the time comes.

Looking around the web it would appear that ME track items are a bit of a 'rolling blackout'.  Next time I'm up in Denver, maybe I'll just put in a pre-order for a few pieces.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 07:01:10 PM »
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If you don't find some I might be able to help.   I have a handful of new pieces and 2 or 3 "good used" I could part with to at least get you started.   I want to say my LHS (Dallas) might have some as well.   I bet Chuck will hook you up but if not let me know.
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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 08:24:20 PM »
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I'm looking at starting a small modern layout for my sons based on the Front Range and Springs.  I'd like to use some concrete tie flex for a portion of it but  it doesn't seem to be available in my usual places.

What's the story on availability?  Is this a 'get it when you can' or does it come and go somewhat regularly where I could just order some and wait?


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I found four bundles (6-pieces) on eBay a while back but it was non-weathered. I need more, preferably weatehred but, as you have observed, none of the usual suspecs have any.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 09:47:10 PM »
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Mike (Fifer Hobby) has it in stock.  I have 20 bundles of code 55 wood ties coming from him now.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 09:59:37 PM »
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Mike (Fifer Hobby) has it in stock.  I have 20 bundles of code 55 wood ties coming from him now.

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The site's showing the concrete tie flex as out of stock.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2014, 10:43:11 AM »
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Call the factory and ask - they're in Missouri, and when I did that some years back the very nice lady that answered gave me full information, including why the hang-up.

One of the better customer service interactions I have had.

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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 11:20:45 AM »
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The site's showing the concrete tie flex as out of stock.

You're right. I saw it listed and didn't check the stock.
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Re: So where's the ME c55 Concrete flex?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 06:01:25 PM »
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Never seen a listing anywhere for weathered C55 concrete tie from ME. Hmmm.

Course this stuff seems to be in the same place as all the Atlas C55 flex and turnouts.

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