Monday, June 18, 2007

Welcome To The New And Improved Tail End Express

As must be fairly obvious by now, this is not your regularly scheduled newsletter. In the interest of providing timely information and avoiding the monthly headaches that come with meeting a deadline, we are trying out this new format. Hopefully you will find the new format easy to use and just as informative as the old one.

If you have any problems or questions, you can e-mail me at

9th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale a Memory

When we started the plans for the 9th annual model railroad garage sale last June it seemed like it was far ahead into the future. However, the time flew by and before we knew it, our 9th annual event had come and gone.

The weather actually co-operated with us this year, making things much nicer. We would like to thank all the people that helped us pull this day together, as well as thank those that came as vendors and buyers. This day is only possible if we have the demand on both sides and the support to continue on with it. This year we saw more people from a further distance, while we missed seeing some of our more local modellers. Over all the day worked out well, many new friends were made, tricks of the hobby learned, and treasures found.

Plans have begun for the 10th annual and the date and details will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the newsletter for more information.

New Hours-Spring 2007

In order to work with our ice cream side of operations, we have changed our hours for the spring to the following. These hours will be in effect until June 25, 2007 when they will change for summer hours. Check out our next newsletter, site or call for current listing of hours.

by appointment only

All Holiday Mondays (starting July 2nd)
11:00am to 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday
2:00pm to 8:00pm

2:00pm to 9:00pm

9:00am to 9:00pm

10:00am to 8:00pm

New Release

The wait is finally over. The new release Trains Canada HO Canadian Style Cylindrical Hoppers are on the way, estimated to be in our store by the end of the week!

  • 10 different paint schemes
  • One Road # on each in 1st run
  • Limited to 400 of each Road #

For those that have pre-ordered at the beginning of the year you will be contacted when they arrive. For those that have not pre-ordered, we anticipate that these will disappear quickly, get in early while the selection is good.

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:
  • Model Railroader Magazine-July 2007
  • Trains Magazine-July 2007
  • Branchline-June 2007
  • Classic Trains-Summer 2007
  • Classic Trains-In Search of Steam
  • Rapido Via Road Passenger cars
  • How to Build Realistic Layouts-Industries You Can Model
  • More Model Power Mini vehicles

New Products to Come

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.
  • True Line Trains Bulkhead Flat Cars
  • True Line Trains CN Wooden Caboose
    • Orange with Green Maple Scheme
    • Orange with CN Symbol Logo
  • Trains Canada-Canadian Cylinderical Hoppers
  • CN Trackside Sign Kit by Rapido

How to Build Realistic Layouts-Freight Yards

Estimated for delivery late August to Early September 2007 is How to Build Realistic Layouts-Freights Yards special issue by Model Railroader magazine. Inside this issue you will find:
  • How to articles on yard operation and building freight yard structures
  • Scenery and detailing pointers
  • Prototype drawings of freight yards
  • A look at the history and evolution of a modern day frieght yard
  • Full feature on a day in the life of a model railroad freight yard

The price is $9.95. Remember to reserve your copy early as these will not last long. To guarantee your copy, please reserve by July 5, 2007.

June Coupon

$4.00 off any Athearn RTR Locomotive*

*Limitations apply and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applies to in-store stock or special order (excludes items not yet released)
Applies to in-store and web/mail purchases
One coupon per person
Mention or present coupon when placing order

Expires July 15, 2007

Walthers 2008 Catalogue Announced

Back by popular demand the Walthers HO and N scale catalogues for 2008 are going to be available once again at the price of $9.98 U.S. For those of you that missed out on this bargain last year, or will upgrade again this year, we are now taking reservation orders for the 2008 issue until August 10, 2007.

Pre-Order & Save

True Line Trains has just announced their run of CP Wooden Cabooses. The MRSP is $45.09 each with a delivery date to be announced.

There are 4 paint schemes to choose from:
  1. CP Script (red sides/yellow ends) - Product # 434-301100
  2. CP Rail (Yellow) - Product # 434-301105
  3. CP Script (brown sides/red ends) - Product # 434-301110
  4. CP Block (brown sides/red ends) - Product # 434-301115

Pre-order any 2 of the same paint scheme and save $5.00 off each caboose. Pre-orders will be taken until July 10, 2007.

There are only 100 four-packs of each of these being made, so pre-order early to guarantee your first choice.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Upcoming Train Shows

Elgin County Railway Museum Railway Heritage Day*
When: August 26, 2007 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Elgin County Railway Museum, Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON
Contact Information:
(519) 637-6284

Grey Central Railway Club 2nd Annual Open House & Train Show*
Ontario Midwest Chapter of CARM 2nd Annual Day at the Clinics
September , 22, 2007 10:00am - 5:00pm
Clinics start every hour, on the hour
Where: 5 minutes east of Holland Centre on side road #30
Train Show Contact Information: Al - (519) 794-3692
Clinics Contact Information:

Model Railroad Flea Market*
When: September 9, 2007 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Humber College, Humber College North Campus Entrance D, 205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke ON
Contact Information: Steve McCoy - (416) 656-4498

Woodstock Model Train Show*
When: October 21, 2007 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Woodstock Fair Grounds, Woodstock ON
Contact Information: Ian Ward -

Kitchener Model Train Show*
When: November 4 2007 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener ON
Contact Information: Ian Ward -

TH&B Model Railroad Flea Market*
When: November 11, 2007 10:00am-3:30pm
Where: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, 625 Hwy 53 E, Ancaster ON
Contact Information: (905) 335-9112

* - Denotes shows that County Line Caboose will be attending.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Until July

Well this has been the first of our new format newsletters. We are hoping that you will enjoy this one as much as the old one. We welcome all input on this new format. We want to know what you may like or dislike, please forward them along to us. We want to make this newsletter the best that it can be.

Until next month,
Happy Modelling.

Carol Allen-Holtham
Jeff Leith
Jeff Holtham