Where can I get kits?

Direct:
As kits become available the best way to buy them is direct through me- the manufacturer. At present I have no plans to sell through retail stores because there is little room for retailer margin and kit volumes are going to be low. Transactions are by email or phone and payment by mail or PayPal (which also supports credit cards).

At the moment shipping is from one of two locations: Toronto, Ontario or Phoenix, Maryland, mainly depending on destination. Eventually the idea is to warehouse US destined kits in the US with John Weigel (http://www.peterbororr.com). This arrangement reduces shipping cost and delay. John currently has "The Shed". Later this year his inventory will expand, hopefully, with the introduction of several new kits.

Shows:
Model train shows are the next best place. For 2013 I will be attending one show only- my favorite show to be frank- The Fine Scale Model Railroader EXPO 2013 (www.modelrailroadexpo.com), this year it is in Pittsfield, Mass. The traditional annual show for many is the National Narrow Gauge Convention but it is on the west coast a second year in a row in 2013. I will wait until it is a bit closer before returning.

Other:
Occasionally a DCSM kit will appear where you mightn't expect them. eBay comes to mind of course, but small vendor tables at local shows are another. I have already had a pleasant surprise with a purchaser in the UK who bought a kit in England. I will always do what I can to support the purchaser wherever they got the kit. But with small quantity production replacement bits may not always be available. Of course I will do my best to help.

Country of origin declaration:
As I reside in Canada DCSM is a Canadian enterprise, but the kits are made mostly in the United States of America. How come? Well, that is where the work is done, by and large: design by RLM in Pennsylvania; the plywood is from Finland but sourced in Massachusetts; laser cutting by BMW in Vermont. The packaging is from Uline  Canada, but they source stuff in Asia. I do my own plaster casting using genuine Hydrocal© from Canadian Gypsum, but they are owned by the US parent. So, finally, "country of origin" makes little sense in a global economy.  Caveat:the high quality sheet and strip wood is Mt. Albert Scale Lumber of Stoney Creek, Ontario (Canada, eh!), but Linden trees grow here and the US so who knows where your wood grew up?


BTW: "The Shed" is $55.00 + $6.00 shipping. The cost of Village Groceries, Grandview, Light Industrial and Laundry have yet to be determined.

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