Double Take Productions

Wholesale Hobby Book Distribution



  •   Welcome to Double Take Productions!  

     For retailers to survive in today’s business climate, they must learn to skillfully balance their inventory, their customer’s wants and their supply methods. This juggling act can often be difficult to accomplish especially when it comes to your book needs. A book is one of the hobbyists’ best tools. It can often jump start a modeling project or provide and encourage an increase in prototype research. As a retailer, this will directly relate to a potential sales increase for all aspects of your business. 

      With so many titles on the market today, it is almost impossible for anyone to carry the full line from all publishers and that is where Double Take Productions can help. Since January of 2008, DTP has become one of the leading forces in the distribution of railroad hobby books. We can supply many of the most popular lines and titles in fast, convenient, one stop shopping. Did we mention our product lines carry a 40% discount and we have no minimums? Please take a moment and check the wide selection of titles we offer and our business terms and conditions. We are certain that they will find favor with you.

     Thanks for your time and consideration!  

About Us


  Double Take Productions was established in 1986 with the expressed purpose of marketing quality duplicate railroad slide sets. An evolution took place which soon found the company selling model supplies and books to a world wide market. As the internet grew so did DTP. In time, business was defined by strong book sales and it was there that the company’s focus landed.       During 2007, Railroad Avenue Enterprises, one of our major book suppliers, approached and asked if we would be interested in his wholesale book distribution business as he was hoping to retire. After some review it was decided to exit the retail market place and enter the world of a wholesaler. Starting on January 1, 2008 we have since expanded not only the customer base but also the lines and the products they offer. We remain committed to improving the business and are constantly seeking out new publishers and subjects.       Having authored titles published by Withers Publishing and Railroad Avenue Enterprises, DTP’s scope expanded in the fall of 2011 when it published its first book, Remembering the Fairbanks – Morse Era on the Long Island Rail Road.      All of this experience has resulted in a unique perspective of the railroad hobby book market and one that shows in all our business transaction!       We would be a happy to discuss your business needs and how we can help. Double Take Productions can be contacted in a variety of ways, as listed below to help you help your customer.    

Business Terms


  • Domestic Business Terms

 Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Phone Message, FAX and Email available 24/7)

Ordering: We have no minimum order. As you are paying the actual shipping charges, let your desired profit margin govern your minimum order.

Discount rate: 40% off of manufacturer’s list price. All list prices are subject to change. The list price would be based on any price changes the manufacturer may institute.

Shipment method: Our normal method of shipping is UPS ground. We can also ship smaller orders via USPS Priority Mail. In either case insurance is required at full value of order. There are no hidden handling fees. 

Payment terms: Net 30 days from date of invoice. For new accounts, payment is required with first order.  

Method of payment: Business check is the preferred payment method. 

Late fees: For invoices over 30 days, a 1½% late fee will be added to each statement. 

New Accounts: Are always welcomed. Please request a New Account Application. 

Inventory: While we maintain a healthy inventory, there are times when an item will slip out of stock. We will make every effort to ship your order within 24 business hours and will not hold it while waiting a restocking unless this is requested. We do not back order nor list items not shipped unless specifically requested.  

Damaged Books: Check your order when received. Make carrier aware of any visible sign of damage to the exterior of packaging. Let us know of a damage related problem with any aspect of your purchase within 14 days of invoice date.  

Drop shipping: We do not have the staff to offer this as a normal business service but if a random item needs to be dropped ship, there is a $2.00 per shipment charge. 

  • International Business Terms 

Discount rate: 37% off of manufacturer’s list price. All list prices are subject to change. The list price would be based on any price changes the manufacturer may institute. 

Shipment method: We offer direct Priority Mail service via the USPS as a basic method of international shipping. Many international customers already have a freight forwarding service in place and we are happy to ship your orders directly to a US base via UPS. All shipping charges are at cost, there are no hidden fees or charges.  

Method of payment: US Banks tend to balk at cashing checks from international sources even when drawn on a US based bank. It is requested that payment be made with either Mastercard or Visa credit card.  

Payment terms: Credit card payment is charged at the time of shipping.  

 …and most importantly, thanks for allowing us to serve you! 

Gerry Bernet     

Contact Us


  We would be a happy to discuss your business needs and how we can help. Double Take Productions can be contacted in a variety of ways, as listed below, to help you help your customer. 

Double Take Productions 

(USPS Address) PO Box 4231  Metuchen, NJ 08840

(UPS, FedEx, etc. Address) 14 Karen Place  Edison, NJ 08817

Phone: 732-494-2932 with 24/7 answering machine

Fax: 732-548-0193


Thanks for your interest and support!