Payment Options


-Nicholas Smith currently accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover as payments on the website.


Sales Tax


-Pennsylvania residents add 6% sales tax.


Order Processing


-Nicholas Smith tries to expedite all orders. However, some may take longer than normal to process.

 Please allow 2 business days for orders to process through our system.


Shipping Policy

Domestic Shipping




We currently use FedEx to ship orders. All orders will be shipped via FedEx Home Delivery Service or Smartpost depending upon your selection.


Orders under $100.00 can be shipped via FedEx Smartpost. Smartpost charge will be $10.00. Shipping time is 3-18 days.


 (Please note, while less expensive, Smartpost can take up to 18 business days for delivery regardless of destination.)


Home Delivery Service transit times can be viewed below. 


Other shipping services are offered below, but these will incur additional costs.
-FedEx Express Saver
FedEx 2nd Day

-FedEx Priority Overnight


MOST orders will follow this shipping schedule (except Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico)


Orders Totaling

$0.00 to $500.00      - $15.00

$500.01-$1100.00    - $20.00

$1100.01-$1500.00  - $30.00

$1500.01-$2000.00  -$50.00

$2000.01 +                  -$75.00




Orders including the following will incur additional shipping charges:



-Power and Control Devices (Ex. Legacy, Power House, Z-4000 etc.)


-Over-sized Items (Over-sized items are marked in their descriptions)

-Expansion Packs

-Sale Items




This will be added at the time of order processing and will not be reflected on the final order checkout page.



G Scale Shipping 


LGB, Aristo Craft, Piko, Pola & Railking 1 Gauge engines, rolling stock and buildings will be charged actual shipping. This is determined at the time of packing.




This will be added at the time of order processing and will not be reflected on the final order checkout page.



We do not ship orders on Saturday, Sunday or National Holidays.  Any order placed on Saturday, Sunday or a national holiday will be shipped the following business day. 


Shipping is not refundable.


Please use the map below to estimate shipping time (+2 days for order processing)



International Shipping

For orders outside the United States, you will be billed the actual cost charged by the United States Post Office or FedEx, plus a $2.00 service charge. We cannot estimate these charges since each order varies in weight and size. Additionally charges may vary from country to country. All international orders will be shipped via Priority Mail International or FedExwith Insurance ONLY.





This will be added at the time of order processing and will not be reflected on the final order checkout page.



Nicholas Smith will not be held responsible or liable for any problems resulting at your local customs office. If customs duties are assessed, these are in addition to your shipping charges and must be paid directly by you. No refunds will be given for items that are seized at your local customs office.  Nicholas Smith will not be held liable for any customs duties or taxes that arise from your local customs office. Nicholas Smith will not be held responsible for any additional fee the local carrier in your country may charge.  




Most Manufactures are making only enough items for what they have orders for. To ensure that you get an item that you want, please preorder the item. We take no money down on pre-orders.  By placing the preorder, you are committing to purchasing the item once we receive it. Once received, you will have 7 days to pay for the item, or the preorder will be canceled and returned to stock.  If you have any questions, please contact us.





Shipping Damage



All items are shipped fully insured. If you receive a damaged item, the customer must first initiate the damage claim by contacting FedEx. Secondly, contact Nicholas Smith at 610-353-8585 to make us aware of the damage. Hold the damaged item along with the shipping box until the carrier picks it up. There is a 48 hour limit from receipt of the package to claim damage. 


If you have any question please contact us.




All unopened & unused items can be returned within 30 day of purchase for a refund. A valid receipt must accompany ALL returns. Shipping both ways IS NOT refundable. ALL returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee, this fee will be waved if the item is exchanged.




Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. With that said, Nicholas Smith Trains will not be held responsible for printing errors, sale of layaway items, shipment cutbacks from any manufacturers/distributors, or for the acceptance of overbooked orders for a particular item.


Order Cancellations 


Nicholas Smith trains will try to process and ship your order as quickly as possible. Orders may be changed or canceled the day of the order by contacting us before 4PM ET, Monday through Friday.


Prices are subject to change with out notice.