Monday, May 07, 2018

20th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale This Weekend

Here is a friendly reminder that the 20th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale happens this Saturday, May 12th 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. Watch our Facebook page this week for a few little hints of what a few of the deals might be.  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 2018 (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 26, 2018

20th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale—May 12 2018

The 20th annual Model Railroad Garage sale is coming up fast. Mark May 12th 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 4th to have them tagged and set up for the sale. If you wish more info on putting items on the table please feel free to contact me.

Get out your pen and circle May 12th on your calendars and come on out to share in the fun and excitement of the 20th 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.

Inquiries can be made to Carol.

Special Hours May 12, 2018-Closing at 4pm

On Saturday May 12th, we will be closing at 4pm, earlier than normal.  This is the day of the Annual Model Railroad Garage sale and with the hours starting so early that day, we will be closing a bit early. 

New Products

The following new products have arrived at the store since our last newsletter.  To keep up with new products as they arrive, be sure to follow us on Facebook or check our website regularly for the Facebook feed.

  • Model Railroader May 2018 Issue (MR-05-18)
  • Trains May 2018 Issue (TR-05-18)
  • Classic Metals N 1954 Ford F350 Raven Black (221-50272)
  • Classic Metals N 1954 Ford F350 Sheridan Blue (221-50274)
  • Classic Metals N 1954 F350 Meadow Green (221-50275)
  • Classic Metals N 1950 Dodge 4 Door Sedan-Dawn Gray (221-50295)
  • Classic Metals N 1953 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery-REA (221-50347)
  • Woodland Scenics The Scenery Manual (785-1207)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Arched Cast Iron Street Lights (Just Plug) (785-5631)
  • Testors Plastic Cement tube (704-3501)
  • Woodland Scenics Medium Premium Oil (785-663)
  • Woodland Scenics Lite Premium Oil (785-662)
  • Kalmbach Publishing Book-Building Vehicles for Model Railroads (400-12810)
  • Rail Crew Switch Machine with Stand and Target (RAP-320103)
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Paired-Window Coach RTR-Canadian National #5022 (Black, Green, Yellow, red Maple Leaf Logo) (150-20003870)
  • Bachmann HO Pigs (9) (160-33118)
  • Bachmann HO Horses (6) (160-33119)
  • Atlas N NSC 5111 50’ Plug Door Boxcar Ontario Northland #7705 (Blue, yellow Chevron Logo) (150-50003564)
  • Atlas N Atlas N NSC 5111 50’ Plug Door Boxcar Ontario Northland (Blue, Yellow, Chevron Logo) (150-50003565)
  • Rapido HO CN SW1200RS-1954 Green
  • Bachmann Grass Tufts Medium Green 1/4” Tall (100pk) (160-31031)
  • Bachmann Thomas And Friends-Harold Helicopter (160-42441)
  • Digitrax Series 6 Economy Control Decoder Wired (245-DH126D)
  • Atlas Code 83 90 Degree Crossing (150-577)
  • Bachmann 9” Straight Track Steel Alloy Black Roadbed EZ Track HO individual pieces (160-44481A)
  • Excel #11 Blade Carded (5) (271-20011)
  • Rapido HO Wheelsets 33” Smooth Code 110 Package of 12 (RAP-102044)
  • Atlas HO 100-ton Roller Bearing Trucks (150-195000)
  • Atlas HO Elevated Gate Tower (150-701)
  • Atlas HO Water Tower Kit (150-703)
  • Juneco HO 36’ Truss Rod Gondola Kit (389-K6)
  • Kalmbach Publishing Book-Track Planning for Realistic Operation-3rd Edition (400-12148)
  • Atlas HO Ford LNT 9000 Canadian National Tractor (150-30000111)
  • Atlas N 90 Ton Hopper CN #326393 (751-50002863)
  • Atlas N 90 Ton Hopper CN #326181 (751-50002864)
  • Atlas N 90 Ton Hopper CN #326342 (751-50002865)
  • Atlas N ATSF Style Cupola Caboose CP #438709 (751-50003465)
  • Atlas N ATSF Style Cupola Caboose CP #438730 (751-50003466)
  • Atlas N Ford LNT 9000 Canadian National Tractor (2pk) (150-60000081)
  • Juneco HO CN Wheel Stops (4pk) (389-C7)
  • Atlas N 3560 Covered Hopper-Canpotex #20082 (751-50003395)
  • Atlas N 3560 Covered Hopper-Potash Corp #1684 (751-50003398)
  • Atlas N RS-3 Canadian Pacific Script #8448 Standard DC (150-40003044)
  • Peco Pro Grass Applicator (552-PSG1)
  • Bachmann HO Timber Load 2pk (160-39107)
  • Bachmann Tufted Grass Sheet-Light Green (160-32921)
  • Bachmann Tufted Grass Sheet-Dried Grass (160-32925)
  • Walthers HO The UPS Store Kit (933-4112)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster 40’ Hi Cube Corrugated Container DHL (949-8267)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster International 4900 Semi Tractor UPS (949-11185)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster International 4300 Tow Truck Red (949-11531)
  • Bachmann HO Alco RS-3 CPR #8438 Locomotive DCC/Sound (160-63902)
  • Bachmann Cradle Multi-Angle Rotating HO, N and O (160-39018)
  • Bachmann HO Laser Cut Cottage Kit (160-39101)
  • Bachmann Cable Drums Kit (2) (160-39108)
  • Bachmann Thomas And Friends-Jeremy the Airplane (160-42440)
  • Bachmann Thomas And Friends-Conductor Figure (160-42445)
  • Kalmbach Book-101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders
  • Kalmbach Book-Realistic Model Railroad Operation 2nd Edition (400-12480)
  • Kalmbach Book-The DCC Guide 2nd Edition (400-12488)
  • Kalmbach Book-Easy Model Railroad Scenery (400-12499)
  • Peco Static Autumn Grass (552-PSG203)
  • Peco Static Winter Grass (552-PSG204)
  • Peco Static Patchy Grass (552-PSG205)
  • Plastruct Plastic Weld (570-2)
  • Testors Dullcoat Finish Spray (704-1260)
  • Atlas N 1984 Ford 9000 LNT (orange/blue) (150-1236)
  • Atlas N 1984 Ford 9000 LNT White/Black (150-1238)
  • Atlas N 1984 Ford 9000 LNT Brown (150-1230)
  • Atlas HO 1984 Ford 900 white/black (150-2918)
  • Atlas HO 1984 Ford 9000 white (150-2925)
  • Atlas HO 1984 Ford 9000 Black (150-2921)
  • Model Power HO Lamp Post (490-593)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4503 (6-37832)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4504 (6-37833)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4505 (6-37834)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Maypo #17472 (6-37838)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Maypo #17476 (6-37840)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61959 (6-37839)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61955 (6-37841)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61966 (6-37843)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20101 (6-37847)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20106 (6-37848)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20108 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37849)
  • Model Railroader Special Issue Model Railroading-The Ultimate Guide (MR-TUG)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Box Body Delivery Truck-GE Lamps (221-30484)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Stakebed Truck-Maytag (221-30485)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1967 Ford Sedan Charcoal Gray (221-30486)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1967 Ford Sedan Wimbledon White (221-30488)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1967 Ford Sedan Brittany Blue (221-30489)
  • Classic Metal Works HO 1960 Ford Tractor with Covered Wagon Trail-Ralston Purina (221-31171)
  • Classic Metal works N 1954 Ford Flatbed Truck- Red & Green Cabs (221-50365)
  • Classic Metal Works N 1954 Flatbed Truck Premier Building Supply and Tri-State Farm Supply (221-50366)
  • Classic Metal Works N 1954 Ford Tractor with Covered Wagon Trailer (2) Ralston Purina (221-51171)
  • Classic Metal Works HO Shipping Cartons-GE Light Bulbs (221-20219)
  • Classic Metal Works HO Wooden Crates-Maytag Washers (221-20220)
  • Classic Metal Works 55 Gallon Drums-Mobil Oil (221-20221)

New Products Coming

Watch for the following new products that should be arriving in the store. If there is something that interests you, contact us and we will set it aside for you when it arrives. If there is a new product not on the list that you know is coming out and would like to reserve, please drop us a line and we will be happy to order it for you.

  • True Line Trains HO Snow Plow CN #55101 with DCC
  • True Line Train HO Snow Plow ONR #555 with Progressive
  • True Line Trains HO Snow Plow ONR #559 without Progressive
  • Intermountain N P-S Superdome Smooth-Side Full Length Dome-RTR –Ontario Northland #900 Otter Rapids (Silver, Blue) ETA TBA (85-CCS7113)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome Car CP #505 (RAP-116013)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome Car CP #514 (RAP-116016)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome Car Via Rail Canada #501 (RAP-116033)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome Car Via Rail Canada #503 (RAP-116034)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome Car Via Rail Canada #505 (RAP-116035)
  • True Line Trains HO Wood Chip Car CN Noodle Assortment #1
  • True Line Trains HO Wood Chip Car CN Noodle Assortment #2
  • True Line Trains HO Wood Chip Car Ontario Northland Assortment
  • Walthers HO Aggregate Bins Kit (933-4090)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car-Dow Chemical GATX #10250 (yellow,blue) (751-50003193)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car-Dow Chemical GATX #10256 (yellow,blue) (751-50003194)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car-Cargill #91377 (black,green,white) (751-50003199)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car-Cargill #91386(black,green,white) (751-50003200)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car Southern Star Lard GATX #74419 (silver,black,red) (751-50003204)
  • Atlas N Trainman 28’ Beer Can Shorty Tank Car GATX #23842 (black,blue,Service Driven Logo) (751-50003198)
  • Atlas N C630 Canadian Pacific #4561 (Action red,black, no multimark) Standard DC (150-40003563)
  • Atlas N Alco C630 with DCC Canadian Pacific #4562 (action red,black no multimark) (150-40003580)
  • Atlas HO USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar Canadian National #470012 (150-20004355)
  • Atlas HO USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar Canadian National #470047 (150-20004356)
  • Atlas N USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar Canadian National #470012(150-50003342)
  • Atlas N USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar Canadian National #470047 (150-50003343)
  • Atlas HO 73' Center Partition Car TTX (Brown) #856772 (150-20001784)
  • Atlas HO 73' Center Partition Car TTX Brown #856793 (150-20001785)
  • Atlas HO 73' Center Partition Car TTX (Brown) #856910 (150-20001786)
  • 3-Bay Cylindrical Hopper-Shell #60218 150-20004372
  • 3-Bay Cylindrical Hopper-Shell #60218 150-20004373
  • 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit-Canadian Pacific (Brown/White) #222226 751-20004543
  • 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit-Canadian Pacific (Brown/White) #222410 751-20004544
  • 1937 AAR 40' Boxcar Kit-Canadian Pacific (Brown,White) #2228 751-20004545
  • Atlas HO GMD GP40-W DCC and Sound Canadian National #9592 (black,red, white,Website Logo) (150-10002726)
  • Cylindrical Hopper Gov't of Canada Red Canada CNWX 85-45101
  • 4 Bay Cylindrical Hopper Gov't of Can Red Canada CPWX 85-45102
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper Through Hatch Alberta 85-45117
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper Through Hatch Alberta 85-45118
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper Canadian Wheat Board 85-45119
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper Cdn Wheat Board 85-45120
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper-Red Canada CNWX 85-65101
  • Cylindrical Covered Hopper-Alberta ALNX 85-65117
  • Intermountain HO 59’ 4-Bay Cylindrical Covered Hopper-Through Hatch Alberta ALPX “Take An Alberta Break” Slogan (85-65118)
  • Atlas Master HO Paired Window Coaches TH&B in 3 #'s ETA 3rd qtr 2018-#82 (150-20004968) #85 (150-20004969) #89 (150-20004970)
  • Kalmbach Publishing Book - Product Traffic & Trains (400-12500) ETA August 2018
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO self-adhesive paved roadway- Vintage and Modern No Passing Zone (double yellow centerline, white edge marker (949-1252)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO self-adhesive paved roadway-Modern Highways (yellow dashed centerline,white edge markings) (949-1251)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO self-adhesive paved roadway-vintage highway (white dashed centerline, solid white edge markings) (949-1250)
  • Bowser HO CN 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip Hopper RTR in 3#'s- #860021 (6-41957) #860038 (6-41958) #860096 (6-41959) ETA Late 2018
  • Bowser HO CP Rail 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip Hopper RTR in 3 #’s #356006 (6-41960), #356015 (6-41961) and #356023 (6-41962)

The deadline for ordering the products below is April 29, 2018—pre-order yours today—we will be ordering some for stock.

  • Pre-order Rapido HO FP7 Ontario Northland (Chevron) 6 RD numbers available to choose from 1502, 1508, 1515, 1517, 1520 or 1521 in either standard DC or DC/DCC/Sound ETA Fall 2018
  • Pre-order Rapido HO FP7 Ontario Northland (Progressive) 2 RD numbers available to choose from 1517 and 1521 in either standard DC or DC/DCC/Sound ETA Fall 2018
  • Pre-order Rapido HO FP7 Ontario Northland (Early) 6 RD numbers available to choose from 1500, 1501, 1504, 1505, 1509, 1519 in either standard DC or DCC/DCC/Sound ETA Fall 2018

Watch for Extended Hours

Although it is spring and we have yet to find the spring temperatures, the ice cream side of operations is just around the corner.  Watch our site as the weather warms and our hours get extended. 

Railtime DVD’s

We have received a new shipment of Railtime DVD’s and another order is getting put together in the next week.  If you would like any titles ordered in for you on the next order please let us know.  Also stop in and check out the titles that have arrived, they will also be added to the website shortly.

Kanamodel Shipment

We have recently received a couple new Kanamodel shipments—lots of structures available in this load.  The items will be added to the website in the next couple of weeks, but if there is something you are looking for feel free to ask before they hit the site.

A lot of Kanamodel Structures are now sold out at the manufacturer so if there is one you have been thinking of getting don’t delay as when these are gone they are gone.

Nottawasaga Model Railway 24th Annual Auction

Just a reminder to get you out to support another local club and their event.

The Nottawasaga Model Railway Auction is Saturday May 5, 2018 in Stayner, ON.

Something you Want to See?

We are always looking to offer our customers the items that they want most.  Is there a product or manufacturer that you would like to see us carry?  If there is, please forward it along to us—as fall comes along again we always look to add different things.  Special orders are always welcome, too.

Upcoming Train Shows

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Train Show Locations

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Customer Appreciation/Open House This Weekend

Well it is just around the corner now, and the countdown is on!

Our customer appreciation/Open House is this weekend.

The store will open 1 hour later on the Saturday that weekend to allow for us to prepare for the event.  Event will run as follows:

October 14, 2017:  10am to 6pm

October 15, 2017:  10am to 5pm

Come out and enjoy the following:

  • a new batch of estate and consignment items – this will be laid out in the garage next door due to the space it takes up-there should be something for everyone there
  • in store specials (will be posting a few to Facebook the week before the event) -these have started to be posted already you can view on the main page of our website if you don’t have Facebook
  • a customer appreciation draw
  • hot drinks and goodies
  • special clearance table of items

We hope to see a lot of you out this weekend.  Note those customers that are a distance away or can’t make it, can still take advantage of our store sales.  They are open to on line ordering during our event as well.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Grey Central Railway Club Model Train Show—This Saturday September 16, 2017

With the onset of fall comes the train shows and this weekend there is one close to all of our customers that are in the Grey/Bruce Area. The Grey Central Railway Club will be hosting their Annual Open House and Train Show this Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. It is located at the Participation Lodge five minutes east of Holland Centre.

For those that do not want to drive down to the cities where the majority of the shows are happening this is a great way to take in a train show close to home.

This event will feature the Grey Central Railway Layout operating, a few additional layouts are usually brought in for the event, and a selection of vendors selling railway items and supplies.

So come on out and support a local train show.

Customer Appreciation Weekend—October 14 & 15, 2017

We will be having a customer appreciation/Open House weekend on October 14, 2017 and October 15, 2017.

The store will open 1 hour later on the Saturday that weekend to allow for us to prepare for the event.  Event will run as follows:

October 14, 2017:  10am to 6pm

October 15, 2017:  10am to 5pm

Come out and enjoy the following:

  • a new batch of estate and consignment items – this will be laid out in one of the bays of the garage next door due to the space it takes up
  • in store specials (will be posting a few to Facebook the week before the event)
  • a customer appreciation draw
  • hot drinks and goodies
  • special clearance table of items

Hours Update

Well while summer I have been told is done, I am still waiting for the nice weather that just did not seem to come much this year. 

With the onset of fall our hours will be changing to the following

For the month of September

Fridays:  12:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturdays:  9:00am to 7:00pm

Sundays:  10:00am to 7:00pm

Starting October 1

Fridays:  12:00 to 5:00pm

Saturdays:  9:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday:  10:00am to 5:00pm

As a reminder you are able to visit the store during the week, it is as simple as contacting me a day ahead via email at carol@countylinecaboose.ca or a quick call to 519-807-2345 to arrange for a time to come by.

We also remind our customers from the K-W area that ordering for pickup is still available for that area as well.