Overland Models
Overland Models Built to Inspire

Shipping Policy and Rate Information

Most orders will be shipped within 1 business day after receipt of your order from Indiana. Order processing may be delayed by a day or two during our busy train show season (late Fall, Winter, and early Spring). Please be assured, we do make every effort to process your order just as quickly as it is received . . . even while we are away.

*Any order from an Indiana resident is subject to our 6% Indiana Retail Sales Tax.

U.S. Orders

All model orders shipped within the United States are sent via UPS Standard Ground and are fully insured. UPS will not ship to P.O., A.P.O., or F.P.O. Boxes. Express services such as UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Next Day air services are available for an additional cost.

All parts orders will be shipped through the U.S. Postal Service. If a combination of parts and models are ordered, your order will be sent to you via United Parcel Service and not through the U.S. Postal Service for security purposes. Also, with the new postal rates in effect, shipping packages via UPS in most cases cost less. UPS has a very reliable package tracking system in place, which ultimately provides us with peace of mind when delivering your order.

Canadian and International Orders

We very happily accept orders from all around the world. All orders shipped to Canada and any international location may incur additional taxes, duties, and brokerage fees. All taxes, duties and fees may be added at your shipments destination and are the buyer’s responsibility. Overland Models has no knowledge of how much the charges will be or when these charges will be applied. Any order refused or returned will be subject to a 20% restocking fee plus all shipping fees incurred. Also, Overland Models will not honor requests to falsify invoices or country of origin information.

Any Canadian order less than $500 will be sent via U.S. Airmail, which may include a model. All orders over $500 will be sent via UPS Standard Ground service. Canada limits the amount of insurance that can be purchased for all packages, which is usually much less than the value of a brass model train. We will not ship any model with partial insurance coverage.

All International model orders will be shipped via UPS Worldwide Expedited Service. UPS provides an exceptional package tracking system that guarantees delivery of your order. Shipping product outside the U.S. via any airmail service does not allow us to track your order once it leaves our borders. Unfortunately, we have found out the hard way that Airmail service to foreign locations is unreliable and receiving an insurance reimbursement through our Postal Service seems to get lost as well. Our models are limited production that cannot be replaced. Once it is lost, it is lost. We have never had those issues with UPS during our 30+ years of shipping internationally.

All parts orders will be sent via U.S. Airmail to Canada and all international locations. Our parts are mostly replaceable and hold a much lower dollar value than our models. Shipping smaller value orders through the airmail system is the most cost effective shipping method for all parties.

Shipping Rate Schedule

Shipping Method: US Canada International
Parts Orders Only
USPS{all orders} $5.75 $8.75 $12.75
Model Orders(Shipped Within the U.S.)
USPS{all orders} $5.75 $8.75 $12.75
UPS Ground      
Orders $500 or less $10 $15 Not available
Orders > $500 $20 $25 Not available
UPS 2nd Day      
Orders $500 or less $25 Not available Not available
Orders > $500 $40 Not available Not available
UPS Next Day      
Orders $500 or less $40 Not available Not available
Orders > $500 $65 Not available Not available
Model Orders(International Shipping)
USPS Airmail      
$500 maximum model value Not available $30 Not available
UPS Worldwide Expedited      
Orders $500 or less Not abailable Not available $85
Orders > $500 Not available Not available 11% of order