Ready to Roll was founded in 1990 with the express purpose of helping the beginners to the hobby.  At the time there were many train and hobby shops in existence, but they seemed to have no patience for the novice . From there we built our core business and today we are one of the few truly large train stores left.

With this in mind lets look at our new website . I am far from being a millennial and have slowly embraced the new technology, but !!!!  I refuse to become strictly a mail order house.  We stock a huge amount of product and do not have the capability to list it all on-line . If we don't have it we will get it in timely fashion, guaranteed.  I will always stride to give the best personal service in the hobby.  So with this new website we still do not offer on-line ordering. We prefer that you contact us directly and we now have a new feature where you can send an order in and we will respond by email, or phone to discuss your needs.


Also with the new technology many security threats are ever present, so we do not want your credit card info entered on line.  Please contact us by phone, fax or if emailing, call to discuss a safe method of payment.  We now offer PAY PAL as an alternative and will gladly send an invoice for payment.

Today the hobby offers unbelievable products, but with that comes the need for support, that's what we are here for.

Thank you for your past support and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Bill Lucas
Owner and founder
Ready To Roll

New Customers: When placing your order, we require a valid credit card at the time of the order that will be used to fulfill your order for shipping when received, but is not charged until the item actually arrives. If a credit card is NOT provided, then a nonrefundable 25% deposit will be necessary to secure your order. This is an unfortunate business decision that we have wrestled with for some time and are being forced to implement as a result of numerous recent order cancellations. Note regarding Local Pick-Up, Shipping or Charge & Hold: As a reminder to those picking up at the store, we try to notify you of its arrival a.s.a.p. and ask you to please pick it up within 14 days. If you want us to hold it for a later pick-up time, we will gladly hold it charging your credit card for the purchase; just let us know what you want to do. For our customers who have us
ship to you, we will hold several items to ship together to reduce shipping costs, charging your credit card for the held item(s).  Please remember we are a dealer and cannot be held accountable for delays in production, errors in printing, cost increases or product cancellations. The estimated delivery date is an estimate (at the time of catalog publication) for when the item is expected to ship. For updated shipping info, visit the MTH web site at and follow their link for the item.

Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); we do not use on-line payment for our website, comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.