This conversation happened in November, but I'm just now getting it posted:
A reader writes:
I am looking to purchase trains for the holiday season ASAP but
cannot seem to find a phone number for you. Could you call me asap
at [phone number withheld]. I don't know how often you check your email.
Thanks for getting in touch.
Unfortunately, I don't actually sell trains. I recommend and advertise
the ones I like.
If you can tell me what you need the trains for, I can make
recommendations. If you order soon you'll have no trouble getting
what you need. If you wait until December 10 or so, you may start
having problems getting what you want.
I took my phone # off my web sites because it would ring off the hook
on Christmas eve with folks all over the country who thought they
could order a train at the last minute and get it delivered like a
Please get back to me by e-mail as soon as you can, because I am
starting to get swamped with e-mail questions and I try to answer them
Have a great Thanksgiving week - Paul