Thursday, November 10, 2022

Fall Customer Appreciation Weekend

Well it is certainly switching to fall fast.  Soon the time will be perfect for you to be in the warmth working on your projects and layouts.

We invite you to join us for a Customer Appreciation weekend:

Saturday November 26th from 10am to 5pm

Sunday November 27th from 10am to 5pm

Come out and enjoy the following:

  • In-store specials (will be posting a few to Facebook the week before the event)
  • Depot specials
  • A customer appreciation draw
  • Hot drinks and goodies

This year we have been in business for 27 years, we hope to see you at this event so that we can say thank you.

November Bundle Special

From now till the end of November we are offering a Woodland Just Plug System bundle package.

Purchase the following bundle and save:

  • Just Plug Power Supply (785-5770)
  • Just Plug Lights and Hub Set (warm white)
    • Includes 2 warm LED stick on lights (785-5700)
  • Just Plug Warm White Stick on LED Lights (2 pack) (785-5740)

Bundle pricing is $60.15 — you save $10.00 off the regular price.

New Hours

It is hard to believe how fast summer flew by.  With the ending of another ice cream season our hours are going to be changing slightly.  New hours are:

  • Monday-closed (but appointments can be made)
  • Tuesday-closed (but appointments can be made)
  • Wednesday-closed (but appointments can be made)
  • Thursday – 3pm to 5pm
  • Friday - Noon to 5pm
  • Saturday – 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 10am to 5pm

22nd Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale a Success

The 22nd Annual Model Railroad Garage sale has come and gone, but it has been a great success.  We want to start by thanking all that volunteered, attended and helped get the word out about the event.

It was a huge undertaking to bring this event back after a few years of not being able to host it.  We made some changes to it, including the date.  We moved it from May to September and this will now be when the annual event is held.

Plans are underway already for the 23rd Annual event to be held on September 9, 2023.

There will be more details to follow as the event get closer, but get an early jump on it and keep that date free.

This is a great event to find treasures, meet fellow modellers, find answers to some of your questions, and just have a great time.

New Products

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

  • Canadian Branchline 2023 Calendar—1950’s steam railway scenes of Ontario & east
  • Canadian Branchline 2023 Calendar—1950’s diesel railway scenes of Ontario & east
  • More Railway T-shirts in large
  • Bachmann N 36’ Wide Vision Caboose-Canadian Pacific #434109 Silver Series (160-70764)
  • TH&B Steam Puzzle (1000 Pieces) (MISC-PUZTHBS)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO Garage Details Kit #2 (949-4210)
  • Morning Sun Book—Canadian Pacific in Color Volume 3 – Covered Wagons (MS-1754)
  • Rapido HO Covered Hoppers in CN Delivery Scheme, CN Wet Noodle, CN CNLX Grey, CPR Delivery Scheme, CP Rail Multi-mark
  • Atlas N – 1992 Ford F250/F35 Truck Set-Canadian National (150-60000153)
  • Atlas N – Maywood Station Kit (150-2848)
  • Kato N – 53’ Intermodal Container CN 2pk (381-80054L)
  • Kato N – 53’ Intermodal Container CP 2pk (381-80054M)
  • Atlas N S-4 CP Rail #7113 locomotive Silver Series (150-40004999)
  • Woodland Scenics HO – Built and Ready Grand Gazebo (785-5035)
  • Atlas HO Code 100 #4 Mark V Turnout Lefthand (150-391)
  • Atlas HO Code 100 #4 Mark V Turnout Right Hand (150-392)
  • Woodland Scenics N – Random Stone Tunnel Portals (785-1155)
  • Woodland Scenics N – Concrete Tunnel Portals (785-1156)
  • Woodland Scenics N - Cut Stone Tunnel Portals (785-1157)
  • Woodland Scenics N - Concrete Retaining Walls (785-1158)
  • Woodland Scenics N - Cut Stone Retaining Walls (785-1159)
  • Woodland Scenics N – Random Stone Retaining Walls (785-1161)
  • Good selection of Juneco details
  • Trains Magazine December 2022 (TR-11-22)
  • Model Railroader December 2022 (MR-11-22)
  • Classic Trains Fall 2022 (CTFall-2022)
  • Trains Special Issue Locomotive 2022 (LOCO-2022)
  • Puzzle – Northern Lights with Poster (MISC-PUZNORTH)
  • Morning Sun Book – Ontario Northland in Color Volume 2 – The Chevron Era (MS-1758) November 2022
  • Great Model Railroads 2023

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.

      
  • Morning Sun Book – Canadian National Power in Color – Volume 5 – Modern Road Power (MS-1760) ETA February 2023
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO (949-4253) N (949-9020) Wall Mount Billboard pkg (3) ETA Winter 2023
  • Puzzle TH&B GP9’s 1000 piece plus poster (MISC-TH&BGP9)
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO Red & White Stop Signs 10pk 1954 to present (949-4212) ETA Winter 2023
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO 40’ Flatbed Trailer – RTR 2pk Black (949-2703) ETA Fall 2022
  • Walthers Cornerstone Kit N-Pole Barn and Sheds (933-3853) ETA Fall 2022

Keep up to date Faster

You can get all the up to date pre-order and new release info from our Facebook page, or if you are not a Facebook follower you can always log on to our website to see the feed of info there.  Check often as I am constantly posting items that will be coming and those that are arriving.

Monday, September 05, 2022

22nd Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale This Weekend

Here is a friendly reminder that the 22nd Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale happens this Saturday, September 10th running from 9am to 1pm.  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 2022 (remember, the event goes on, rain or shine).  All the tents have been set up already to keep everyone covered.

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.

This is the first show we have put together since Covid lock-downs cancelled our event in 2020.  We encourage anyone that wants to wear a mask to do so.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

22nd Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale—September 10, 2022

Yes it’s back.  After a couple years of no event due to the pandemic, we are set to run the annual Model Railroad Garage sale once again.

The 22nd annual Model Railroad Garage sale is coming up fast. Mark September 10, 2022 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 9am – 1pm with vendors allowed to start setting up as early as 7:00 am.

Many have already signed up to be vendors, and spaces are filling up quickly. We will be taking reservations for vendors until August 31, 2022 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 Sept 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 September 10, 2022 on your calendars and come on out to share in the fun and excitement of the 22nd 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 by calling 519-807-2345 or email carol@countylinecaboose.ca

The Tail End Express Is Back

Well, after a couple of years break, the Tail End Express is back to being published.  We hope to go back to releasing it every couple of months to keep you updated on the things that are happening.

So, welcome to the Tail Express newsletter 2022!

We finally have Debit!

After years of the struggle with technology out here and our metal buildings not allowing signals to go through, we have found a system that will allow us to take debit and credit cards.

We are now able to accept both debit and credit cards as forms of payment.

Monthly bundle purchase

Starting in September we will be having a monthly purchase bundle, these will run the full month and then a new offer will come along.

We tested this in the early months of the year and many people loved the deals that were presented and we have been asked to continue.

Watch our website, Facebook, and twitter for the monthly bundle deal.

Special orders not a problem

Did you know that we do lot of special orders?  Special orders are easy to place: just send us the product number and the description and we will order it for you.  There is no need for a deposit at the time the order is placed.  We will order it in and let you know when it arrives and you can pick it up.

Pre-orders are the same policy: see a product that is announced for future release that you want, just need to order it—no deposit needed for most items.

Coming Soon

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.

  • Canadian Branchline 2023 Calendar—1950’s steam railway scenes of Ontario & east
  • Canadian Branchline 2023 Calendar—1950’s diesel railway scenes of Ontario & east
  • More Railway T-shirts in large
  • Bachmann N 36’ Wide Vision Caboose-Canadian Pacific #434109 Silver Series (160-70764)
  • Walthers HO SceneMaster 40’ Flatbed Trailer RTR 2pk (949-2703) ETA Fall 2022
  • Walthers Cornerstone N Pole Barn and Sheds Kit (933-3853) ETA Fall 2022
  • TH&B Steam Puzzle (1000 Pieces) ETA September 2022
  • Walthers SceneMaster HO Garage Details Kit #2 (949-4210) ETA August 2022
  • Morning Sun Book—Canadian Pacific In Color Volume 3—Covered Wagons (MS-1754) October 2022
  • Morning Sun Book—Ontario Northland in Color Volume 2—The Chevron Era (MS-1758) November 2022

Everyday Low Prices

We always try to keep our prices competitive while keeping a good selection of new stock flowing in.  Here are some of the everyday items that you need to keep your layout maintained and your projects flowing:

  • Kadee #5 Couplers (380-5) $5.75
  • Testors Plastic Cement Tube of Glue (704-3501) $3.25
  • 1/4 oz. weights (strip of 12) $2.50 each
  • 1/2 oz. weights (strip of 12) $4.50 each
  • Aero-Car Track Cleaner and Contact Enhancer 8oz Bottle (AER-ACT-6006) $12.75
  • Atlas code 100 flex track $7.49 (150-168)
  • Excel #11 Double Honed Blades (5pk) (271-20011) $2.15