Notice from Atlas

Notice from Atlas regarding their PS-1 Boxcars and Hopper car.

In-Store Pickup Update - Revised 8/11/2021

8/6/2021

As of today, any in-store pick up orders will be held for 7 business day.

Once you receive an email notifying you that your items are ready for pick up, we will hold your order for 7 days, after which the order will be canceled. 

If your order was paid for, there will be a 15% restocking fee if you fail to pick up your order within the allotted time frame.

8/11/2021

Due to the amount of confusion this has caused we have revised our in-store pick up to be 14 days instead of the 7 business days.

This will also put the pick ups in line with our pre-order payment requests.

The 15% restocking fee will stay the same.

As usual we request that you contact us before the time limit is hit to make arrangements. 

Why was this implemented?

 

We have implemented this change due to limited space on our pick-up shelf, and a change in payment policies from the manufacturers. As we have a limited time frame to pay them, we also need to implement a time frame on payment for orders.

Deichman's Depot

Deichman's Depot

After 29 years selling Atlas O products, Deichman Depot closed yesterday(9/24/2020) offering Ann Deichman a much deserved retirement.

Us Muffins purchased her remailing inventory and assumed her remaining backlog of orders for Atlas O and other products.

Congrats to Ann!
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[News] Pre-Order Policy


Due to an increase of non paid invoices we are striving to communicate our Pre-Order Policy.

Please visit our Pre-Order Policy Page here.

For any current customers that have yet to pay for their pre-orders you will be invoiced next week and a 30 day counter will be started for you.

If a down payment method is needed, you will be requested to clarify when you will be done paying so that we can accept your down payment request.

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[News] COVID-19 Update - May 1st

COVID-19 Update
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[News] COVID-19 Update

Edit: Governor Holcomb has extended the shelter-in-place order for Indiana, to April 21st.

Governor Holcomb has issued a shelter-in-place order for Indiana, effective 12:01AM Wednesday March 25 until April 7th.

The shop will be closed for the duration of the shelter-in-place order. During this time, we will continue to ship orders and respond to email as we are available. Please note that there may be an additional delay on shipping due to the shutdown.
We thank you for your continued support and your patience.
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[News] The Muffins At York! - April 2020

The Muffin's at York April 2020 - come meet us at our booth!
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[News] The Muffins At York! - Oct. 2019

The Muffin's at York Oct 2019 - come meet us at our booth!
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MrMuffin Visiting York!

Hey there everyone!

This April York, we will not have a booth, but Mr Muffin will be visiting and doing York drop offs for orders.

Friday April 5th is the last day to place your orders for York pick-up. Please call or send an email to place the order.

As we will not be selling at York, payment is required when the order is placed.

Mr Muffin is requesting anyone with a York pick-up meet with him at 11:30 on Thursday. If you are unable to meet him at that time, please provide us with a cell phone number, so alternate pickup arrangements can be made.

 

Why are we not at York?

Well MrMuffin is a really busy guy and has been booked with meetings and the like for early Saturday.

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Lionel Special Runs! We need your help to decide on what is next!

MrMuffin is at it again with another special run being planned to order from Lionel.
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The Muffin's Special Deal on the Spirit of the Union Pacific models announced by MTH

The Muffin's Special Deal on the Spirit of the Union Pacific models announced by MTH

MTH announces an uncatalogued SD70ACe in the paint scheme of the Spirit of the Union Pacific
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[News] Our new public layout at MrMuffin'sTrains

[News] Our new public layout at MrMuffin'sTrains

Now that we have moved our retail and mail order operation to our new building at 177 W Main Street in Atlanta, Indiana, we have been focusing on expanding and completing our layout at 165 E Main Street, also in Atlanta.

The layout is approximately 56' wide and nearly 40' deep. People ask me what letter shape is it, and it's sort of a big E with a backward L tagged onto it. Or maybe a big U with some warts attached. You'll have to see for yourself.

The bench work is basically all 2 by 4 framing with 1 by 4's supporting the various levels of track roadbed. Generally we are using 3/4" plywood for our roadbed with some places utilizing various 1 by lumber, like 1 by 4's and 1 by 8's. We are utilizing Atlas O track and turnouts, mounted on top of Woodland Scenics' foam roadbed. 

When finished, we are planning to have four levels of train operation.

There's a lower level, single track, that is mostly hidden with several places where it pops out.

Next up, is the main level with three mainline tracks and lots of large, gradual curves. On this level is also the freight yard and the engine servicing facility, with a turntable and roundhouse. There is also an independent loop of single track on this level for some additional train action and it can be used as a test and programming track.

The third level is a double track mainline and it uses a lot of our spectacular bridges. This is configured as a folded dog bone and runs everywhere.  Also on this level is our passenger yard and leads for passenger trains to head west or east. This level has a lot of industry switching and includes our coal mine and grain elevators. There are also a couple of out and back trolley lines on this level. 

The fourth level, which hasn't been started, is another double track mainline. It completely circles the room, and utilizes the 7' bridge made for us by TWTrainWorx. My intent is for this level to be almost completely operated on bridges and will require a little bit of a duck under on one end of the layout. Like the layout in Carmel, this will be built last.

As I write this, the second level is almost complete and I expect to start powering the track up for testing shortly. The first and third levels are started. Mrs Muffin is really looking forward to starting on the scenery. I expect we will be adding lots of new scenes and structures, including those from Korber Models.  

Here are a few pictures of the room and the current progress. Thanks  for reading all of this - I will be providing additional updates as we go.

Steve   aka - Mr Muffin.  

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