Monday, May 09, 2016

18th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale This Weekend

Here is a friendly reminder that the 18h Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale happens this Saturday, May 14th running from 8am to 12pm.  There are quite a few vendors signed up and a different mix of items that you will see this year.  A bunch of new items have shown up just in time for the event.  There will also be clearance and discontinued items in addition to running a number of in-store specials and draws.

Come on out, find some bargains, meet some fellow modellers, have a good time and maybe buy a few raffle tickets for some hot items.
We hope that the weather will co-operate with us this year to make this one of the best Garage sales ever.  Come join us Saturday for this fine Modellers-for-Modellers event of 2016 (remember, the event goes on, rain or shine).

Please note, this is a free event and donations received from each year’s event are put back into improving the next year’s event. If you have ideas that you would like to see put into place for upcoming events please share them with us—we want to continue improving this event to ensure it remains something you don’t want to miss.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

18th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale - May 14, 2016

The 18th annual Model Railroad Garage sale is coming up fast. Mark May 14th on your calendar as you will not want to miss this wonderful event. It is a terrific way for those just starting in the hobby to find some items, meet others in the hobby, gain ideas, and share in discussions. Many have also found that sought after treasure on someone’s table that was just what they needed to bring some life to their own layout.

This event is hosted FREE of charge for both vendors and customers. It is put on as a modellers-for-modellers day to help spread the word that Model Railroading is a fun and fulfilling hobby for all ages. While this event only lasts 4 hours, many hours are spent on the planning and set up of the event. As long as the interest to attend is strong we will continue to put this event on. It runs from 8am - noon with vendors allowed to start setting up as early as 6:30am.

Many have already signed up to be vendors, and spaces are filling up quickly. We will be taking reservations for vendors until May 2nd, so if you are wishing to attend this year as a vendor please let us know ASAP.

Also this year, we will again be having the community table. For those that are not familiar with how the table works, it is a way for people to bring just a few things and leave them for sale at the event. If you wish to bring items for the community table we ask that they be brought in to the store already priced no later than May 2nd to have them tagged and set up for the sale. All items and money from the items sold are to be picked up by the end of May. If you wish more info on putting items on the table please feel free to contact me.

Get out your pen and circle May 14th on your calendars and come on out to share in the fun and excitement of the 18th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale.

Please note, the donations received from each year’s event are put back into improving the next year’s event. If you have ideas that you would like to see put into place for upcoming events please share them with us—we want to continue improving this event to ensure it remains something you don’t want to miss.

Check out the new Website Look

Some of you will have already noticed that January 1, 2016 our new looking website was unveiled.  While we still have a few things to add this is the first of the new look.  Many good things have been said about the new layout and look.  Take a moment and check it out. 

The new site allows you to see our Facebook posts without going onto Facebook if you don’t want to.  Remember you can stay up to date on new products and pre-orders this way.  While we will continue to list these items in the newsletters you will be able to see photos of the products and see when they are announced or arrive quicker.  We also use Facebook to post store specials, incoming estate finds, and one-off clearance items as we find them.

Many man hours went into this new design and we hope that you find it better than our old one.  The on-line catalogue will feature more frequent updating and most of the stock is now listed, however there are still some that need to be added yet.  If you have any ideas or suggestions that you feel would make our site even better feel free to let us know.

With Summer comes extended hours

As the sun is starting to appear more summer looks to be on the way once again.  Check out our site for updated hours as we move from Spring into Summer season hours. 

Extended hours will start in June and run through until Labour Day, so watch the site for these to appear.

New Products

The following new products have arrived at the store since our last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader May 2016
  • Train May 2016
  • Juneco Details and Kits
  • Atlas N C&O Caboose UP #903002 (751-50002594)
  • Atlas N C&O Caboose UP #903003 (751-50002595)
  • AIM Weathering Mix Kit (Dark Rust, Medium Earth, Grimy Black, Light Rust)
  • Peco HO Code 83 Flex Wood Ties (552-SL8300)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford F100 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck-2 Tone Sultana Turquoise (221-30407)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 F100 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck-2 Tone Sky Mist Blue (221-30408)
  • The DCC Guide 2nd Edition Book (400-12488)
  • Plastruct Bondene Cement 2oz Bottle (570-3)
  • Tru-Color Thinner 16oz Bottle (709-1516)
  • Tru-Color Thinner 1oz Bottle (709-15)
  • Atlas HO Code 100 Plate Girder Bridge (150-885)
  • Testors Dullcoat Spray Can (704-1260)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Delivery Truck Oscar Meyer Meats (221-30439)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Box Truck-Lone Star Beer (221-30441)
  • Classic Metals Works HO 1955 Ford Fairlane Raven Black with Goldenrod Yellow (221-30446)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1955 Ford Fairlane Torch Red with Raven Black (221-30447)
  • Bachmann HO City People with Motorcycle (160-33101)
  • Bachmann HO Maintenance Workers Figures (160-33106)
  • Bachmann HO Animals, Dogs with Fire Hydrant (160-33108)
  • Bachmann HO Oil Drums (24) (160-39109)
  • Rail Crew On/Off Uncouplers (RAP-320002)
  • Rite Clamp HO Magnetic Clamping System (RIT-10090)
  • AM Models HO Pallets and Skids (36) (129-50136)
  • Model Railstuff HO Oil Drum, 55 Gallon Stacked, 4 Assorted colors (506-160)
  • Model Railstuff HO 55 Gallon Oil Drums, Banded Load Pallet (4) (506-560)
  • Xuron HO/N Track Cutter Used Once with Warranty (XUR-USED)
  • Bytown Railway Trackside Guide (TG-2016) these have sold out but more can still be ordered at this time
  • Bachmann HO EZ Track Black Roadbed 9” Straight Bulk Sections to purchase by the piece (160-44481A)
  • Bachmann N Depressed Flat Car Dessert Tan-United States Arm with Missile (160-71397)
  • Walthers HO Overhead Travelling Crane Kit (933-3102)
  • Walthers HO Propane/Ammonia Storage Tank Kit (933-3129)
  • Atlas HO Trainman Cupola Caboose CN #79220 (751-20003673) CN #79233 (751-20003674)
  • Atlas HO Trainman Cupola Caboose CP #437472 (751-20003675) CP #437476 (751-20003676)
  • Atlas HO Trainman 40’ Plug Door Boxcar CP Rail #35062 (751-20003498) CP Rail #35087 (751-20003499) CP Rail #35106 (751-20003500)
  • AIM Weathering Kit C-Sand, Dirty White, Dark Earth, New Fresh Rust (110-2903)
  • Model Power HO 72 Unpainted Animals (490-5793)

New Products Coming

The following new products are on order and will be arriving.   If there is something you would like to order please let us know

  • Book-Trackside to the Trenches (MISC-781927083369) ETA June 2016
  • Bachmann HO Canadian Train Set-Harvest Express ETA late Summer 2016 (160-735)
  • Bowser HO U-Channel Hopper TH&B #1045 ETA August 2016 (6-41398)
  • Bowser HO U-Channel Hopper-TH&B #1058 ETA August 2016 (6-41398)
  • Bowser HO U-Channel Hopper-TH&B #1079 ETA August 2016 (6-41400)
  • Broadway Limited HO ACF Type 27/ICC-105 6,000-Gallon Tank Car 4-Pack –Canadian Industries ETA April 2016 (187-6120)
  • Rapido HO RDC-1 CN Noodle #6116-Standard DC (RAP-16014)
  • Rapido HO RDC-1 CP Maroon #9061-Standard DC (RAP-16016)
  • RAP-16510 RDC-1 CN #D-106, Green/Yellow, DC/DCC/Sound (RAP-16510)
  • Rapido HO RDC-1, CP Maroon #9066- DC/DCC/SOU (RAP-16518)
  • Rapido HO RCD-1, CP Action Red #9054 #9054 DC/DCC/SOU (RAP-16523)
  • Rail Crew Switch Machine with Stand and Target (RAP-320103)
  • SceneMaster HO Dump Car Kit 3 Pack ETA May 2016 (949-3010)
  • SceneMaster HO City Street Accessory Package ETA May 2016 (949-4121)
  • SceneMaster HO Garbage Cans, Vintage (12) ETA May 2016 (949-4125)
  • SceneMaster HO Modern Trash Containers (2) ETA May 2016 (949-4126)
  • SceneMaster HO Wood Pallets (12) ETA May 2016 (949-4129)
  • SceneMaster HO Bags, Sand, Grain and Cement (40) ETA May 2016 (949-4130)
  • SceneMaster HO Singamas Corrugated Container CN Intermodal ETA August 2016 (949-8513)
  • SceneMaster HO Singamas Corrugated Container Canadian Tire ETA August 2016 (949-8514)
  • Wheels of Time N Fish Belly Flatcar CP #303430 (805-50055) CP #303503 (805-50056) CP #303524 (805-50057) CP #303684 (805-50059) CP #303503 ETA July 2016

Pick it up or Ship it-The Choice is Yours

Just a reminder there a few ways that you can get your products from us:

  1. In store
    • Saturday 9-6
    • Sunday 10-5
  2. Pick it up from us at any of the train shows that we attend, see our listing on the site
  3. Order it through our site and have it shipped out to you
  4. Pickup at our pickup-only location in Waterloo

If you are looking for something that you don’t see listed, send us an email.  We are always happy to special order in items that you want.

The Lower Canadian Dollar

As you are all aware by now our Canadian dollar is not as strong as it was a year or so back.  As a result of this incoming product is higher as a result.  While we update the website to reflect the current incoming price, there is often stock still left at the older price on our shelves.  Feel free to email us for a price check if you want to know if we have something you are interested in at the older pricing.

Upcoming Train Shows

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Train Show Locations

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Open House—This Weekend

Hard to believe it but we are starting into the end of 2015 already.   Ice cream has been put away for another year and the train side is up into full swing.  Over the last weekend we have prepared the caboose for a Holiday Open House. 

Mark the date on the calendar and come on out for some holiday fun and treats.  Please note that the store will not open at the regular 9am, but rather one hour later to help us prepare for the event.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, November 21, 2015  10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 22, 2015  10am to 3pm

Events:

  • Tour the caboose done up for the holidays featuring a couple running trains (Christmas themed) including Thomas the Tank and Friends
  • Holiday treats and hot drinks
  • Some new and remaining consignment items will be put out for sale in the caboose
  • In-store specials and draw
  • Special order deal by one of our manufacturers (there will be 25% off all orders placed for this manufacturer which will be announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday night in order to allow you to prepare your list)

This is a great event to not only put you in the Holiday spirit but also to kick start your train season with some deals.

New Products

The following new products have recently arrived at the store:

  • Model Railroader Dec 2015
  • Trains November 2015-Special Anniversary 75 Years
  • Trains December 2015
  • Classic Trains Special Issue-More Trains of the 1950’s (TR-M1950)
  • Model Railroader Special Issue-How to Model Today’s Railroads (MR-HTMTR)
  • Classic Trains Winter 2015 (CT-Winter2015)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper BORAXO #23462 (6-37681)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Domino Sugar #367518 (6-37684) and Domino Sugar #367523 (6-37685)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Old Dutch Cleanser #173201 (6-37693) and Old Dutch Cleanser #Purina #61320 (6-37696) and Purina #61322 (6-37697)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Sterling Salt #610016 (6-37702) and Sterling Salt #61008 (6-37703)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Delivery Truck-Borden’s Dairy (221-30426)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Delivery Truck-US Mail (221-30427)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Delivery Truck-Iron City Beer (221-30428)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Stakebed Truck-84 Lumber (221-30429)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Delivery Truck-Purina Feeds (221-30430)
  • Classic Metal Works HO International Harvester Metro Delivery Van-US Mail (221-30431)
  • Classic Metal Works 1955 Ford 4Dr Sedan Fire Chief’s Car (221-30433)
  • Classic Metal Works 1955 Ford 4 Door Sedan Rail Inspection Car (221-30434)
  • Classic Metal Works International Harvester Metro Delivery Van-Fire Emergency (221-30432)
  • Bachmann Salty Locomotive with moving eyes (160-58804) Bachmann has discontinued this product
  • Walthers HO 2016 Reference/Catalogue (913-216)
  • Modellers Brushes (8 Round, 4 flat) (ACM-YNB102)
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Coach TH&B #70 Master Series (150-2003062)
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Coach TH&B #73 Master Series (150-20003063)
  • Walthers HO Tank Car Texaco #9387 (932-41756)
  • Proto 50’ Box Car 2pk #416262/416243 (920-237104)
  • DRM Structure Kit N Otto’s Parts (243-50300)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Hayes Hardware (243-50200)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Corner Turret Building (243-51300)
  • Intermountain HO Brass 33” Wheelsets (12) (85-40050)
  • Pikestuff Structure Kit N Contractors Building (541-8006)
  • Pikestuff Structure Kit N Two Story Modern Office (541-8010)
  • Pikestuff Structure Kit N Diamond Tool & Engineering (541-8011)
  • Pikestuff Structure Kit N Distribution Center (541-8012)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Bruce’s Bakery (243-50100)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Char’s Soda Shoppe (243-50400)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Reed Books (243-51500)
  • DPM Structure Kit N Gripp’s Luggage Manufacturing (243-50600)
  • Rix Structure Kit N 30’ Corrugated Grain Bin (628-703)
  • Rix Structure Kit N 40’ Corrugated Grain Bin (628-704)
  • Atlas HO Also S2-CN #8113 (Green, Gold) Master Gold (150-10001909)
  • Atlas HO RS3 CN #3003 (Green,Gold) Standard DC (150-40002217)
  • Styrene Building sheets .010” Thick in Colours Red (269-9901), Blue (269-9902), Green (269-9003), Yellow (269-9904) Assorted (269-9905)
  • Atlas HO Code 100 45 Degree Crossing (152-174)
  • Walthers 2016 Reference/Catalogue (913-216)
  • Atlas HO Master Series 17,600 Tank Univar #70703 (150-20003219)
  • Atlas HO Master Series 17,600 Tank Univar #70713 (150-20003220)
  • Atlas N NSC 50’ Plug Door Box Car CN 1980 Scheme #413020 (150-50002145)
  • Atlas N NSC 50’ Plug Door Box Car CN 1980 Scheme #413025 (150-50002147)
  • Atlas N 2-Bay Offset Side Hooper with Flat Ends and Load CP #357007 (150-50002169)
  • Walthers HO DQ Chill and Grill Kit (933-3485)
  • AIM Mini Weathering Powder Set 1/4oz of dark rust, medium earth, grimy black, light rust
  • AIM Mini Weathering Powder Set 1/4oz of soot black, dark gray, brick red, rusty brown
  • AIM Mini Weathering Powder Set 1/4oz of sand, dirty white, dark earth, new fresh rust
  • Atlas Code 83-100 Transition Joiners (150-551)

New Products Coming

  • Atlas Trainman HO 40’ Plug Door Box Car CP Rail Three numbers #35062 (751-20003498), #35087 (751-20003499) and #35106 (751-20003500) ETA 2nd Quarter 2016
  • Atlas Trainman N 70 Ton Ore Car Soo Line three numbers available #81903 (751-50002630), #81919 (751-50002631) and #81947 (751-50002632) ETA 1st Quarter 2016
  • Kalmbach 2016 Scenic Calendar (400-68180)-brought in by special order only
  • Kalmbach 2016 Trains Magazine Calendar (400-68181)-brought in by special order only
  • Bowser HO 55 Ton Fishbelly Hopper & U-Channel Hopper TH&B #1045 (Black, Small Bowtie Logo) (6-41398) ETA Summer 2016
  • Bowser HO 55 Ton Fishbelly Hopper & U-Channel Hopper TH&B #1058 (Black, Small Bowtie Logo) (6-41399) ETA Summer 2016
  • Bowser HO 55 Ton Fishbelly Hopper & U-Channel Hopper TH&B #1079 (Black, Small Bowtie Logo) (6-41400) ETA Summer 2016
  • Bachmann HO 4-6-0 CP #847 Steam Loco DCC Ready (160-52203) ETA late December 2015

You Can Now Follow us on Facebook

In our last issue we had this article but just a reminder in case you missed it.  We we have finally got the Facebook page for the store up and running.  For those that have been asking, it is finally done.  We officially signed up on August 14, 2015.  I invite you to “like us” on Facebook so that you can follow the content that we will be posting such as:

  • New products coming (gives you a chance to pre-order faster to avoid missing any pre-order dates for items)
  • New products that have arrived at the store
  • Various modeling info that we come across such as train shows
  • Videos on how to use products and other tips
  • Random weekend specials that we will be running

As a reminder, in addition to Facebook, you can also follow us on Twitter and Google+.

Grey Central Christmas Open House

This is a great family event once again hosted by the Grey Central Railway Club.  They will once again open their doors on Sunday December 6, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. Come out and see their layout in action.  Thomas the Tank will be running for all the little engineers in attendance as well.  So mark the date on your calendar, and take in an afternoon of trains.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Facebook Here We Come

We we have finally got the Facebook page for the store up and running.  For those that have been asking, it is finally done.  We officially signed up on August 14, 2015.  I invite you to “like us” on Facebook so that you can follow the content that we will be posting such as:

  • New products coming (gives you a chance to pre-order faster to avoid missing any pre-order dates for items)
  • New products that have arrived at the store
  • Various modeling info that we come across such as train shows
  • Videos on how to use products and other tips
  • Random weekend specials that we will be running

As a reminder, in addition to Facebook, you can also follow us on Twitter and Google+.