Welcome to YourToyTrains! We have been serving the model railroad community since 2012.
Our Mission is to be one of the best web hobby shops on the Internet. We will accomplish our Mission by exceeding our customer's expectations. We will exceed our customer's expectations by 1) Providing a huge selection of products from leading model train manufacturers; 2) Provide logical categories for easy navigation; 3) Provide fair and competitive pricing; 4) Provide clear, concise, and complete product descriptions; and 5) We will not compromise on our commitment to provide the highest level of customer service.
Our story starts with our President and Founder Clyde Smith. Clyde fell in love with trains living along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad in Maryland in the late 1960s. Since childhood he has had a passionate love affair with trains. However, he liked to eat and support his Family. After achieving a BBA at the University of Georgia in Marketing in 1976, he held positions with a Fortune 100 company for 30 years. In his last position at Baxter Healthcare, he was responsible for the delivery of life-saving dialysis supplies to over 2000 patients in the Southwestern United States. In this position, he learned there can never be a compromise on service. Never.
Clyde also loved history, and after his career in business he went back to school at The University of Texas at Arlington and earned a Texas State Teacher's Certificate in Social Studies. He then was involved in his passion for history by teaching Social Studies in Irving, Texas, public schools for 8 years.
Not really being one who retires, Clyde saw the burgeoning growth of on-line retailing and began investigating the possibility of fulfilling a dream and starting his own business. With his love of trains and long years in business committed to customer service and in teaching passionately committed to his students, it became the logical choice to start a brand new online hobby shop for the model railroad community. Since 2012 he has slowly grown his business. Starting a business of course involved both a huge time and financial commitment, and Clyde has worked long hours over the years building an online hobby shop we are all proud of.
We have grown as a company the last few years. We did realize it was time based on four years in the model train business to kick things up a notch. Partnering with a web design firm, we are confident our brand new YourToyTrains.com will be extremely well organized with an order processing system capable of handling our growing business.
We ask you to look at our Website. Calling ourselves YourToyTrains, we wanted to build our Website around you. See how we make it easy to navigate. See how we have clear and logical categories and subcategories to make your shopping experience fun and easy. Test us on our commitment to customer service. We are sure like so many other model railroad folks you will realize on service we will not compromise.
Enjoy your shopping!