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Do you Need the Order Tracking Pages Instead? Note: I don't sell trains, I only review and occasionally accept advertising for products I believe in. So I can usually answer questions about the quality or size of the product, but I can't answer questions about orders. If you have questions about an order you placed with one of our recommended suppliers, please check the links below:

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Please note - Update for 2014: Sadly, every month dozens of spammers and jokesters fill out this form thinking that somehow their unwelcome advertisements or content will show up on my site (they don't). The spammers are getting more clever, though - even using real "borrowed" real e-mail addresses and names of innocent third parties, so I wind up spamming people who could care less about our subject matter.

I've even had people that swear they signed up by accident, and they really don't know anything about garden trains or want to know anything. I don't know how that's possible, but I'm making it a little harder. No, I'm not adding funny-shaped letters and numbers you have to decipher and type in - the spammers figure those out faster than I do.

So I'm now asking people who want to subscribe to our newsletters to provide real information about yourself, including real first and last names, city, zip and SOME information about yourself and your hobby. This way, we'll know it's it's not just a random spam attack and we won't waste time adding bogus addresses to our databases, or worse yet, spamming innocent people whose information has been hacked. Again, we apologize if this seems like a hassle to you, but considering how much information about myself and my family we've shared on these web pages, I don't think we're asking for anything untoward.

And if your name really is "Bozo LeClown," or something just as unlikely, there had better be a pretty good explanation in the Comments area.

Thanks, and happy railroading,

Paul Race

Family Garden Trains

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