|Written by Paul D. Race for Family Garden Trains(tm) and Garden Train Store(tm)|
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Since the Family Garden Trains(tm) web site was founded in 1999, readers have been asking us where they can get the kinds of trains we discuss in our articles. In October, 2004, we started creating a series of "Buyers' Guides" featuring the kind of products folks were most likely to need when they first started out. At any given time, our family of sites is showing something like 300 different carefully-chosen products from several suppliers, and we've become the closest thing that the Internet has for a "reference book" for several kinds of trains.
|Orders Through Amazon.com - Although we try to find multiple suppliers for products, those suppliers come and go much more quickly than Amazon links. Consquently, we usually have a lot of links to Amazon.com for Bachmann, AristoCraft, and Lionel products. Amazon, in turn, often links to other suppliers, but Amazon reports on shipping information no matter which supplier they use, as long as you go through their store front. An example Amazon product page is shown to the right, in case it helps jog your memory. If you bought a product through Amazon, go to the page you used to order the product, look at the lower left corner for a box labeled "Where's My Stuff?" and click on the words "recent orders."
|Orders Through Trainz.com - Trainz supplies Lionel and some other products, including Bachmann and AristoCraft trains. If you recall clicking on a page that looks like the one at the right, you probably ordered your product from Trainz. Their customer service contact page is at http://support.trainz.com/. Their customer service phone # is 1-866-285-5840 Mon-Fri 9a-5p Eastern Time.
|Boscov's is a department store that occasionally sells Large Scale or Lionel trains. If you bought a train from Boscov's, click on the picture to the right, then click on the words "Customer Service" in the upper right corner of the page, or call 1-800-284-8155.|
Lionel sells its products through many other channels, including mail-order department stores. Several of these carry only a few trains, but we link to them to give you more chances to find the products you want. If you have ordered a Lionel train, and you didn't get it from TrainDiscounts or Amazon.com, click on the link below to see the page of suppliers we currently list for Lionel trains.
Hawthorne Village, Bradford Exchange, or Collectibles Today - If you ordered a Hawthorne Village product, please find a copy of your order or invoice and go to the Bradford Exchange Contact Page or call the Bradford Exchange customer service phone number: 1-866-907-3607. In Canada, call 1-866-285-0932. (This used to be called "Collectibles Today," in case you wondered.)
If you are NOT in North America, try contacting the Bradford Exchange office in your country or region. Bradford Exchange does not carry the same products in every country, but they may be able to help you with questions.
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