Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Customer Appreciation Weekend—October 13 & 14, 2018

We will be having a customer appreciation/Open House weekend on October 13 & 14, 2018.

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 13:  10am to 6pm

October 14:  10am to 5pm

Come out and enjoy the following:

  • 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

Grey Central Railway Club Model Train Show—This Saturday September 15, 2018

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 15, 2018 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.

Used Area Expansion

Over the summer we have been expanding our operations to include a dedicated area that supports estates and consignments.  While this first started as something that we were just going to run through the summer months, we have now decided to continue on with it year round.

Our used area is being redesigned as a permanent location in one of the big bays of the garage located next to the store.  Hours for the used area are slightly different than the store, operating Sat and Sun from 11am to 4:30pm.

As time goes on we hope to have some of this stock also added to our website.

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 Issue (MR-10-18)
  • Trains October 2018 Issue (TR-10-18)
  • Garden Railways October 2018 Issue (GR-10-18)
  • Atlas HO 3-Bay Cylindrical Hopper Shell #60183 (150-20004372)
  • Atlas HO 3-Bay Cylindrical Hopper Shell #60218 (150-20004373)
  • Atlas N 1993 Ford Explorer Canadian National (150-60000072)
  • Atlas N 1993 Ford Explorer Canadian Pacific (150-60000073)
  • Atlas HO Passenger Station Kit (150-706)
  • Atlas HO Roundhouse Kit-3 Stall (150-709)
  • Testors Dull Coat Flat Finish Spray (704-1260)
  • Woodland Scenics Soft Snow Flake Shaker (785-140)
  • Woodland Scenics HO People & Pets (785-1827)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Snowball Fight (785-1894)
  • Woodland Scenics HO Workers with Forklift (785-1911)
  • Intermountain N Cylindrical Covered Hopper-Pillsbury (85-65105)
  • Intermountain N 8,000 Gallon Tank Car-Champion Oils/Sterling Fuels (85-66329)
  • Caboose Industries Ground Throw .135” Sprung (97-206)
  • Caboose Industries Ground Throw #202 (5pk) (97-5202)
  • Atlas HO Box Trailer Atlas Logo (150-60000096)
  • Atlas HO Box Trailer Green Lawn (150-60000097)
  • Atlas HO Box Trailer Police 911 (150-60000098)
  • Peco 4mm Summer Grass 100 gram (552-PSG422)
  • Model Power HO Small Signal Highway Light (490-497)
  • Model Power HO Lamp Post (490-593)
  • Peco Pro Grass Micro Applicator (552-PSG1)
  • Peco HO Code 100 3-Way Medium Radius (552-SL99)
  • Kalmbach Book Wiring Projects for Your Model Railroad (400-12809)
  • Peco 2mm Summer Grass 30 gram (552-PSG202)
  • Peco 2mm Dead Grass 30 gram (552-PSG206)
  • Woodland Scenics Lite Premium Oil (785-662)
  • Atlas HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car Dow #766 (150-20004671)
  • Atlas HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car Dow #775 (150-20004672)
  • Atlas HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car Dupont #3509 (150-20004673)
  • Atlas HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car Dupont #3520 (150-20004674)
  • Atlas N 11,000 Gallon Tank Car #766 (150-50003744)
  • Atlas N 11,000 Gallon Tank Car #775 (150-50003745)
  • Atlas N 11,000 Gallon Tank Car Dupont #3509 (150-50003746)
  • Atlas N 11,0000 Gallon Tank Car Dupont #3520 (150-50003747)
  • Preiser HO Chickens (590-14168)
  • Preiser HO Cows Black and White (590-14155)
  • Model Rectifier Railpower 1300 Power Unit (500-1300)
  • Model Rectifier Railpower 1370 Power Unit (500-1370)
  • Walthers HO Jordan Spreader CP Rail #402878 (920-110103)
  • Pike Stuff HO Contractors Building
  • Testors Marker Weathering Set Earth/Mud/Grim (704-73803)
  • Atlas N GP40 CN #9309 DCC (150-40001935)
  • Bachmann HO Cows Black & White (160-33103)
  • Bachmann HO Maintenance Workers (160-33106)
  • Bachmann HO Ballast Spreader with Shutoff (160-39015)
  • Bob Smith Industries Maxi Cure Extra Thick 1/2 oz (BSI-111)
  • Rapido HO 33” Smooth Code 110 Wheelsets (12pk) (RAP-102044)
  • TH&B Loco #401 Hat Pin (MISC-OPT-TH&B401)
  • Walthers HO 59’ Cylindrical Hopper TH&B #1530 (910-7348)
  • Walthers HO 59’ Cylindrical Hopper TH&B #1532 (910-7350)
  • Walthers HO Service Flatcar Ontario Northland #1000402 (910-5143)
  • Walthers HO Service Flat Car Ontario Northland #1000407 (910-5144)
  • Bachmann HO Pacific Flyer Train Set (160-692)
  • Bachmann N Yard Boss Train Set (160-24014)
  • Bachmann N Super Chief Train Set (160-24021)
  • Bachmann HO Thomas and Friends- Terrence the Tractor (160-42447)
  • Bachmann HO Thomas and Friends-Brake Van (160-77045)
  • Pro-edge Tools Aluminium File Handle with 6 Mini Files (PRO-56001D)
  • Book-All Aboard the Portage Railway (MISC-PORT)
  • Bachmann N Ballast Spreader (160-39002)
  • Bachmann HO 0-6-0 CP #6269 with Smoke DC Locomotive (160-50607)
  • Bachmann HO 2-6-2 #613 with Smoke DC Locomotive (160-51524)
  • Bachmann HO RS-3 CPR #8438 DCC and Sound Locomotive (160-63902)
  • Bachmann HO SD40-2 CP Dual Flag #5612 DCC and Sound Locomotive (160-67201)
  • Bowser HO Foam Cradle (6-22)
  • Bowser N Foam Cradle (6-23)
  • Rapido N 33” Wheelsets (12pk) (RAP-102068)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome CP #505 (RAP-116013)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome CP #514 (RAP-116016)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome VIA Rail CDA #501 (RAP-116033)
  • Rapido Ho Budd Dome VIA Rail CDA #503 (RAP-116034)
  • Rapido HO Budd Dome VIA Rail CDA #504 (RAP-116035)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Farm Tractor Red (2pk) (949-4160)
  • Walters HO SceneMaster Farm Tractor Green (2pk) (949-4161)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Forklift Yellow (949-4164)

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.

  • Accurail HO 50’ Exterior Post Modern Boxcar Kit Canadian National (112-5614)
  • Accurail HO 50’ Exterior Boxcar Kit CP Beaver (112-5663)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CPR Block #257533 (6-41766)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CPR Block #257565 (6-41767)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CPR Block #257588 (112-41768)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CP Multimark #269702 (112-41769)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CP Multimark #269767 (112-41770)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar CP Multimark #269866 (112-41771)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar Ontario Northland #90696 (112-41784)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar Ontario Northland #90708 (112-41785)
  • Bowser HO 40’ Boxcar Ontario Northland #90722 (112-41786)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CN #860021 (6-41957)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CN #860038 (6-41958)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CN #860096 (6-41959)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CPR #356006 (6-41960)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CPR #356015 (6-41961)
  • Bowser HO 70 Ton Offset Wood Chip CPR #356023 (6-41962)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3000 Mineral Red (6-5937)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3101 Mineral Red (6-5938)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3167 Mineral Red (6-5939)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3210 Mineral Red (6-5940)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3234 Mineral Red (6-5941)
  • Bowser 40’ Boxcar TH&B #3299 Mineral Red (6-5942)
  • Rapido HO RS-18 CN #3153 Tempo Locomotive DCC and Sound (RAP-32515)
  • 2019 Steam Trains Calendar ETA end of September 2018
  • 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
  • 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 HO 50’ FGE Insulated Boxcar UPS #102018 (949-2039)
  • Walthers HO 50’ FGE Insulated Boxcar UPS #102501 (949-2040)
  • Walthers HO&N&Z 2019 Catalogue (913-219)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Motorcyclists (949-6061)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster Row Boat & 2 Passengers (949-6062)

Watching Facebook?

Just a reminder that we try to keep you in the loop by posting to Facebook regularly.

You will find:

  • announcements for pre-order product
  • new products that have arrived
  • special events that we are hosting
  • clearance and sale items

If you don’t have Facebook, no problem, log onto our website and follow the posts on the home page.

Custom Building and Repair Services Available

With fall coming again and train season firing up many are starting to find items that need repair.  We can help with those items that are not running to their full potential.  We offer repair and decoder installing services.  Repairs can be dropped off or shipped in as well.

We are now offering custom structure building services, too.  If you have a building that you wish custom built feel free to let us know and there is a good chance it can be scratch built for you.  It does not need to be a custom structure either.  If you have a structure kit you would like built that is something that can also be done.  Many people feel they are not good at structure building, this is the way you can get that structure you want for your layout. 

Nottawasaga Model Railway Auction

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

The Nottawasaga Model Railway Auction is Saturday, October 28, 2018 in Stayner, ON.

Hours update

Hard to believe that summer has flown by and we are heading into fall.  With fall comes new store hours.  The following are the new current hours.

Friday – Noon to 8pm

Saturday – 9am to 8pm

Sunday – 10am to 7:30pm

Watch our website for our hours to scale back as our ice cream side of operations wind down.

Riding the Rails Exhibit

The Riding the Rails exhibit is now open at the Bruce County Museum. 

Watch the train leave the station Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30pm.

This exhibit has been a long time in the making with many hours devoted to the project.  Take some time and visit this wonderful exhibit.

For more details http://www.brucemuseum.ca/exhibits/riding-rails/

Upcoming Train Shows

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Train Show Locations

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)