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    Default Where to buy european brands?

    There's a few good ebay stores with very cheap japanese items, and I have many sources for "domestic" products at good prices, but I've yet to find anywhere I can buy european brands such as vollmer or faller at reasonable prices.

    Does anyone know a good european shipper or north-american distributor that doesn't mark things up ridiculously?

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    Baronjutter, I've found that Eurorailhobbies always has the best prices of any of the dealers in North America. You may be able to find a better deal from eBay (if you use 'advanced search' on eBay, ensure that you check the box to search for items "worldwide" rather than just on eBay.com) as there are several sellers on eBay that do a decent job of 'exporting' at a fair price-although shipping is always a killer. The other nice thing about eBay is that you know they have the item, whereas with any of the North American based shops they often don't have the item in stock (if your in a hurry, always a good idea to send them an email to confirm that they have the item in stock).
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    Ha.. the prices at Eurorailhobbies is why I made this thread. I guess european stuff is just horribly overpriced no matter where you get it...

    They're also located quite close to me!

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    For availability, an outfit with the unlikely name "Micro Macro Mundo", carries a pretty full line of European models, but you won't find any bargains there. http://www.rocousa.com/
    Quinntopia is right that Eurorailhobbies is about the cheapest. Unfortunately, you have to pay a lot for these real quality kits.
    I get most of mine on e-bay. I just got 5 Kibri buildings tonight for a total of $52.87. These are already built, but I don't mind tearing apart someone else's work. To me they are just kit-bashing parts.
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    That's pretty much it...if your getting anything from Europe, especially Germany, its going to be very expensive! I was just browsing the French N scale forum and a lot of them have chosen to model US prototypes because our models are so much cheaper than models for their own country! Its not that different in Germany either. Of course, the Euro trading at $1.40 right now doesn't help!

    I've compared, shopped, and purchased from just about every retailer in North America, and I've yet to find an item where Euro Rail doesn't always have the best price. Jimmi is right, if your patient and a little vigilant, you can get really good deals on second hand structures on eBay.
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    Check out this place, They have mostly Euorpean Stuff, Including Loco's, Rolling Stock, Structures, Figures, Scenery ETC.
    https://www.reynaulds.com/index.aspx

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