Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Important Hours Change

This fall will see a big change in our train store hours.  We have decided that our week day hours will be discontinued, effective September 4, 2007.

We have always prided ourselves in promoting and delivering good customer service, and in reviewing our position feel that we can best continue this high level of service by being open continuously on weekends with knowledgeable staff there to serve you.  Our web site will continue to be improved and added to, and we are always just an email away for advice, product information and pricing.  As well, we will continue to attend train shows and post them on the site--if you would wish product brought to any show for a pickup we will be more than happy to make those arrangements. 

It is our plan to redo the current web site to make it even more user friendly for ordering products for shipping.  If you are one of our customers that can only make it to our location during the week, please send us an email and we will try to work out special arrangements.  As more and more people are making use of the K-W after hours location during the week, we will be continuing to have that available Monday to Thursday in that area.

We welcome your comments on this upcoming hours change.  If you feel that this move does not live up to your expectations of our store, in any way, please let us know.  We want to ensure that you continue to receive the highest level of service.

Rapido Cafe Bar Lounge Cars

We are now taking orders for the soon to be released Rapido Cafe Bar Lounge Cars.

They will retail for $59.95 and are available in many road names.

September Coupon Special

Plaster Cloth $8.99 Each

For the month of September, purchase one of the following at regular price and purchase plaster cloth for $8.99 a roll.

  • a carton of Woodland Scenics Hydrocal
  • any Woodland Scenics Pigment color

Coupon expires October 10, 2007.

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader September 2007
  • Trains September 2007
  • Canadian Railway Modeller T15-T5
  • Branchline September 2007
  • Classic Trains Fall 2007
  • Model Railroader Realistic Layouts-Freight Yards
  • Assortment of PMI Decals
  • Roundhouse Passenger Cars RTR (set of 4)
  • Trains Canada Cylindrical Hoppers
  • Rapido Cafe Bar Lounge and Sleeper cars
  • Rapido "Easy-Peasy" Lighting Kits
  • Regular Micro Brushes
  • Woodland Scenics Maple Cemetery
  • Steam Scenes Canadian Trains 2008 Calendar
  • MR's Guide to Detailing Freight Cars (Item # 400-12420)

New Line This Fall

We will be bringing a new line of Canadian content products by Osborn Models estimated first weekend of September.  This line of products can add incredible realism to any layout.  Products are available in HO, N and O scale.  Watch for these great items both in the store and on line.

You can check out their products on the manufacturer web site at:

Steam Scenes of Allandale

Expected early September is Ian Wilson's 7th book, Steam Scenes of Allandale.  A companion volume to Steam at Allandale (his first book, which by popular demand was reprinted earlier this year) you will want to have your copy reserved.  This book was announced quickly, and while we have ordered some copies for store stock, if you are wishing a copy please take a moment and reserve yours today.  You can reserve a copy of this great publication by sending a quick email to

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
  • CN Trackside Sign Kit by Rapido
  • True Line Trains HO CP Wooden Caboose
  • Steam Scenes of Allandale-estimated 1st weekend of September
  • Turbotrain:  A Journey Book
  • True Line Trains HO CN C-Liners
  • Athearn RTR HO Model A Coupes, Sedans, and Pickups
  • Osborn HO Model Kits-estimated 1st weekend of September

New Roundhouse Overland CP Set

Just arrived is the new CP Overland 4 car passenger set, containing Combine, Coach, RPO, and Business Car.  This ready-to-run 4-pack will add realism to any passenger train.

Product # 140-84828

Price $76.99

New Blog Layout Gets Thumbs Up

We would like to thank all the people that have commented on the new blog format that we had tried out with the June issue.  Since than we have had many great comments and the transition has now been made.  We have been a little slow at getting the next one out as we made the arrangements to continue from now one with this new format.  Please accept our apologies for the delay on the August issue, once we have this new system in place articles will be able to be put together so much easier and in a more timely fashion.  Enjoy the September issue.

Lighting is a Breeze

If you have not seen the new "Easy-Peasy" Lighting kits from Rapido you must take a moment and check them out.  These are a great way to add lighting to existing passenger cars that you have without any trouble at all.   They attach to the inside roof of your passenger car with double sided tape, you insert the batteries, put your roof back on, and you are ready to have light.  Using a wand that comes with the lighting system, you touch the roof and there is light, touch it again and the light turns off.  This lighting system is consistent and does not put any strain on your power system.  All Rapido cars come with this great lighting system, and now you can add it to your favourite passenger car as well.

Now in stock and retails for $15.95 each!

Upcoming Train Shows

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

Grey Central Railway Club 2nd Annual Open House & Train Show and Ontario Midwest Chapter of CARM 2nd Annual Day at the Clinics*

  • When:
    • 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:

10th Annual Brampton Model Railroad Show

  • When: September 29 & 30, 2007
  • Where:
    • Brampton Fairgrounds
    • 12942 Heartlake Road
    • Brampton, ON
  • Contact Information: Carol Kinzinger -

Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Open House

  • When: October 13 & 14, 2007
  • Where:
    • Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Club
    • 128 Brock Road
    • Aberfoyle, ON
  • Contact Information: Craig Webb - (905) 527-5474

Woodstock Model Train Show*

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

Boomer Auction

  • When: October 27, 2007 10:00am
  • Where:
    • Harriston Community Centre
    • Harriston, ON

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

Royal City Model Railroaders Home Layout Tour

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