Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Grey Central Railway Club 10th Anniversary Model Train & Classic Car Show – This Saturday

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 17, 2016 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.

In addition this year there is a Classic Car show, so take the day and come on out for some great family fun.

Fall is Here Again

Hard to believe how fast summer went this year.  As a reminder that as the ice cream side of things start to wind down, our train store hours will shorten as well.  Updated hours are always found on our website.  Emails are checked daily and orders can be placed even when the store is closed via email to me or through our website.

Have you been watching Facebook?

It is now a year since we started our Facebook page.  We try our best to announce new and coming items as we get notice of them, and Facebook is a great way to have it happen faster than the newsletter.  Also as new items arrive we post them to advise of their arrivals.

We also put up one-off items and clearance items as we find them.  Sometimes it can even be a weekend sale on something. 

Not on Facebook, not a problem, just go to our site and you can see the Facebook feed as well. 

Have a suggestion of other things that you would like to see in the posts, let us know and we will see if it can be done.

New Products Coming

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

  • 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)
  • Athearn HO Bombardier Coach GO (3) ETA Feb 2017 (140-25943)
  • Athearn HO Bombardier Cab Car Go #302 ETA Feb 2017 (140-25958)
  • Athearn HO Bombardier Coach GO #2428 ETA Feb 2017 (140-25959)
  • Athearn HO Bombardier Coach GO (3) ETA Feb 2017 (140-25960)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4503 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37832)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4504 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37833)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Grace/Davidson Chemical Co CRDX #4505 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37834)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Maypo #17472 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37838)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Maypo #17476 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37840)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61959 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37839)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61955 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37841)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Pillsbury #61966 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37843)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20101 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37847)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20106 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37848)
  • Bowser N Cylindrical Hopper Ajax #20108 ETA Jan 2017 (6-37849)
  • Bowser HO 100 Ton 3 Bay Open Hopper RTR Canadian National #328501 (Ex C&O Black) ETA Feb 2017 (6-41502)
  • Bowser HO 100 Ton 3 Bay Open Hopper RTR Canadian National #328545 (Ex C&O Black) ETA Feb 2017 (6-41503)
  • Bowser HO 100 Ton 3 Bay Open Hopper RTR Canadian National #328594 (Ex C&O Black) ETA Feb 2017 (6-41504)
  • Bowser HO 100 Ton 3 Bay Open Hopper RTR Canadian National #328629 (Ex C&O Black) ETA Feb 2017 (6-41505
  • 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
  • Walthers 2017 Catalogue (this year HO, N and Z all together) ETA mid October (913-217)
  • Walthers N 48’ Well Car, CP #524300 (929-8001) ETA Nov 2016
  • Walthers N 48’ Well Car, CP #524305 (929-8002) ETA Nov 2016
  • Walters N 48’ Well Car, CP (Thrall 5-Unit Articulated) (929-8101) ETA Nov 2016
  • Walters N 48’ Well Car, CP (Thrall 5-Unit Articulated) (929-8102) ETA Nov 2016
  • Walthers Proto HO Russell Snow plow CP #400895 (920-110019) ETA Dec 2016
  • Walthers Proto HO Russell Snow plow Ontario Northland #554 (920-110022)
  • Intermountain N P-S Superdome Smooth-Side Full Length Dome-RTR –Ontario Northland #900 Otter Rapids (Silver, Blue) ETA TBA (85-CCS7113)
  • Atlas N NSC 50’ Plug Door Box Car Ontario Northland-in 4 different road numbers (150-50002788, 150-50002789, 150-50002790, 150-50002791)
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Paired-Window Coach RTR-Canadian National #5022 (Black, Green, Yellow, red Maple Leaf Logo) (150-20003870) ETA 3rd qtr 2016
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Paired-Window Coach RTR-Canadian National #5048 (Black, Green, Yellow, red Maple Leaf Logo) (150-20003871) ETA 3rd qtr 2016
  • Atlas HO Heavyweight Paired-Window Coach RTR-Canadian National #5079 (Black, Green, Yellow, red Maple Leaf Logo) (150-20003872) ETA 3rd qtr 2016
  • Atlas N USRA Single-Sheathed 40’ Wood Box Car RTR Canadian Pacific #236302 (Boxcar Red,White) ETA 3rd qtr 2016 (150-50002762)
  • Atlas N USRA Single-Sheathed 40’ Wood Box Car RTR Canadian Pacific #236404 (Boxcar Red,White) ETA 3rd qtr 2016 (150-50002763)
  • Kalmbach DVD DCC Programming Vol 1 (400-15306)
  • Intermountain HO ACF 4650 Cubic Foot 3 Bay Covered Hopper-French’s (Gray,Red,White) ETA Dec 2016 (85-47085)
  • Intermountain N ACF 4650 Cubic Foot 3 Bay Covered Hopper-French’s (Gray,Red,White) ETA Dec 2016 (85-67085)
  • Atlas Trainman HO AAR 70 Ton 9-Panel 3-Bay Open Hopper with Standard Ends (3 Pack) Canadian National (326323,326334,326415) ETA 3rd qtr 2016 (751-20003853)
  • Atlas HO 1973 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck-Canady Apple Red (150-20003750)
  • Atlas HO 1973 F-100 Pickup Truck Assembled-Wind Blue (150-20003751)
  • Atlas HO 1973 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck-Winter Green (150-20003752)
  • Atlas HO 1973 F-100 Pickup Truck Assembled-Mallard Green Wimbledon White (150-20003753)
  • Atlas HO 1973 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck-Sequoia Brown, Wimbledon White (150-20003754)
  • Kalmbach DVD Trains-20th Century Limited (400-15114)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Wall-Mount Gooseneck Light-Just Plug pkg 2-(785-5654)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Police Car-Just Plug Lighted Vehicle (785-5593) ETA Fall 2016
  • Woodland Scenics HO Heavy Hauler-Just Plug Lighted Vehicle (785-5595) ETA Fall 2016
  • Woodland Scenics HO Work Truck-Just Plug Lighted Vehicle (785-5597) ETA Fall 2016

PWRS Car Clearance

We currently have a selection of PWRS three packs of various road names in stock from a collection.  This month we are running a “no tax” event on these.  Pictures are available just send a quick email and I can forward them.  These are first come first served and no holds past the middle of October 2016.

September Newsletter Special

From September 18th to September 30th the following newsletter special is in effect, both in store and online.  If not in our catalog, we may be able to special order it so you can still take advantage of this offer.

HO-10% off all Rix, Pike Stuff, and Small Town Structure Kits

N – 10% off all DPM, and Pike Stuff Structure Kits

Mention this post to receive the discount.

Upcoming Train Shows

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Train Show Locations

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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 October 2016 Issue
  • Trains Magazine October 2016 Issue
  • Bowser HO RTR 55 Ton U-Channel Hopper TH&B in three car numbers (6-41398, 6-41399, 6-41400)
  • Bowser HO Kit-70 Ton 3 Bay Offset Side Woodchip Hopper (Boxcar Red “Wood Chip Service Only” Markings)(6-57012)
  • Bowser HO Kit-70 Ton 3 Bay Offset Side Woodchip Hopper Dim Data Black-(6-57013)
  • Bowser HO Kit 70 Ton 3 Bay Offset Side Woodchip Hopper-Canadian National Three numbers available (6-57014, 6-57015,6-57015)
  • Walthers HO Kit Milk Cans, Bottles and Cases (949-4136)
  • Xuron High Precision Shears (769-410T)
  • Bachmann HO Canadian Train Set-Harvest Express (160-735)
  • Motorart HO Excavator, Volvo EC210 (495-13043)
  • Motorart HO Backhoe Loader, Volvo BL71 (495-13086)
  • Motorart HO Volvo Loader L60E (495-13094)
  • Intermountain HO 33” Brass Wheelsets (12) (85-40050)
  • Atlas HO 1937 AAR 40’ Box Car Kit Ontario Northland #90606 (751-20003789) #90743 (751-20003790) and #90812 (751-20003791)
  • Walthers HO Al’s Victory Service Kit (933-3072)
  • Walthers HO Smith’s General Store Kit (933-3653)
  • Walthers HO Post Road Pet Supply Kit (933-3660)
  • Walthers HO Grocery Distributor Kit (933-3760)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO International School Bus (949-11701)
  • Larger Selection of Juneco Accessories and Kits
  • Woodland Scenics HO Arch Cast Iron Street Light-Just Plug pkg 3 (785-5631)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Entry Wall Mount Lights-Just Plug pkg 2 (785-5655)
  • Atlas HO Silver Series RS3 CP Script #8439 (150-10001930)
  • Atlas N GP38-2 Ontario Northland Standard DC #1800 (150-40002278)
  • Atlas N GP38-2 Ontario Northland Standard DC #1802 (150-40002280)
  • Atlas N GP38-2 Ontario Northland DCC #1801 (150-40002298)
  • Book-Intermodal Railroading Hard Cover (MBI-143000)
  • Bachmann Foliage Fibre, Medium Green (160-32632)
  • Bachmann Foliage Fibre, Dark Green (160-32633)
  • Walthers HO Scrap Metal Load, Gondola (2) (933-1132)
  • Walthers HO 85’ Budd Streamline CP (932-15126)
  • Walthers HO 10-6 Sleeper, CP with Beaver Logo (932-15146)
  • Walthers HO 24-8 Sleeper, CP With Beaver Logo (932-15166)
  • Bachmann HO GE 44 Tonner Locomotive CN #1 DCC (160-62215)
  • Broadway Limited N K7 Stock Car, CP with Cattle Sound (187-3352)
  • DVD, CPR 2816 Part 1 and 2 (GS-2816COMBO)
  • DVD, Canadian Steam 1959 (GS-CS1959)
  • 1/2 oz Weights (HIL-WR41215)
  • Walthers HO Track Cleaning Box Car CN (931-1481)
  • Walthers HO Vintage Dairy Queen Kit (933-3484)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Garbage Cans, Vintage Kit (12) (949-4125)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Modern Trash Containers Kit (2) (949-4126)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Wood Pallets Kit (12) (949-4129)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster 53’ Singamas Corrugated Side Container-CN Intermodal (949-8513)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster 53’ Singamas Corrugated Side Container Canadian Tire (949-8514)
  • Bachmann Grass Tufts Tan (160-31044) and Yellow/Red (160-31045)
  • Morning Sun Book-TH&B in Color (MS-1590)
  • True Line Trains PSC Caboose Algoma Central (TLT-7000014)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO Dump Car Kit 3 pack (949-3010)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO City Street Accessory Package (949-4121)
  • Wheels of Time N Fish Belly Flatcar CP (a couple of road numbers)

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.