CUSTOM SIGNALS will be closed July 22, 2017 to July 30, 2017 for a vacation.
Hi to everyone:
It has been almost a year since the “doors” at Custom Signals closed. You have probably noticed that other Model Railroad businesses, such as Weaver, have also been closed. Atlas bought out BMLA closing their doors. I just noticed that the Tomar Industries signals web site is also no longer open. One of the problems is that many of the business owners are older and want to retire. I am one who falls into that category. I was hoping that the business would have been passed on and I would be retired by now, but it just didn’t work out. I have met with potential buyers, but no success in selling the business.
If you or anyone you know is interested in getting into the model RR business, please send them my way. Maybe you know someone that is in the same position I was 15 years ago. I retired early from teaching and needed something to bridge over to Social Security. It worked out very well for me and it could for you. A new buyer will also get access to all my suppliers. This will give that person access to trains and layout supplies at wholesale prices. You could save thousands of dollars just building your own layout.
So, I will be reopening on July 3, 2017. My hours will be Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM ET. I will try to stay open until the end of the year. At that point with a reduced inventory and total value, the business will be much easier to sell as is.
As model railroaders, we know that we should purchase many items when they are offered. The major manufacturers are now producing BTO (Built to Order) products that must be ordered and purchased at that time or they may never be available again. This will be the time to invest in signals like the other BTO products. Even if you are not ready, now is the time to invest in your signal system.
I will be primarily selling off the stock. If you have a layout design, I will have time to do a Signal Plan for your layout. Signal Planning will take your layout design and show you where the signals should be placed and what model signal you should use in each location. From that, you can determine the other accessories, such as plugs and couplers which you will need. If you do not have a layout design, you will need to purchase enough signals and accessories to cover the size of the layout you intend to build. I can also help you with that. Any excess signals you purchase could be sold later line. (See System Design above)
I will have limited time to do circuit board design or wire up circuit boards. The Track Configuration Library (TCL) will still be available on line. You can use it to do your own circuit design. I can help you with that.
I will also not have the time or ability for installations. My joints are not what they used to be and getting up and down is very difficult. I have worked with model railroad builders who could do this part of the installation for you. If you need references, let me know.
I also may not have time for custom work. I will wait to see how things go as time progresses. I will also NOT be doing any train shows.
If you wish to order products, send me an e-mail of what you want and I will send you an invoice with a Paypal request for payment. You can also print out the order form on the web site and send it in with a check. Remember shipping costs and NYS residences add 8.125% sales tax.
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Starting in July this year, I will be having a series of progressive sales to clear out all of the inventory by the end of the year. STARTING ON JULY 3, 2017, ALL PRR SERIES SIGNALS WILL BE ON SALE FOR 20% OFF. This is the largest discount ever offered by Custom Signals. This will end on July 31st, 2017. This applies to in stock supplies only. No future productions will be made by Custom Signals. It also includes the Atlas PRR production signals 6924, 6925, 7924 and 7925. If you are planning a PRR, LIRR layout, do a signal plan now and order your signals while supplies last.
I will be closed July 22nd to 30th, so order now.