Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fall is Here Again

Fall is definitely here once again.  It is hard to believe how summer passed faster and faster every year.  With so many summer things wrapping up, and a heavy show schedule for us in September our October issue of the Tail End News got a little delayed.  While better late than never, we hope that you enjoy this issue and send any feedback over to us, as we are always looking for ways to improve our little publication.

Happy Reading!

Hours Reminder

Just a quick reminder of our new hours in case you may have missed the previous article.  Store hours are now:

  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday 10am - 5pm

Our Waterloo pickup location is now open Tuesday - Friday 6pm - 9pm.  Orders can be placed and picked up at this location during the above times.  Some product is available for immediate pickup at the K/W location and such items are marked with an asterisk (*) on the on-line catalogue.  As always special orders are welcome.

To contact the K/W location, you can do the following:

Feature of the Month

While our feature of the month took a little break we are back working out great deals on selected products with our suppliers to offer you some combination purchases that will save you money.

We have offered part of this package a little over a year ago and it was so well received we have decided to run it again.

Purchase the following together as the feature of the month (for $59.45) and save $7.95!

Picture Item # Description
541-9 Pikestuff Service Garage-Machine Shop
785-5523 Woodland Scenics Auto Scene Felix Fix-a-Flat
785-5524 Woodland Scenics Auto Scene Wayne Recker's Tow Service

When placing an order on-line the prices shown will be the current regular prices.  When the order is confirmed, the adjusted price based on the "Feature of the Month" deal will be indicated.

Orders will be taken until November 30th, and will be placed as we receive them.  You will be contacted as they arrive. 

Osborn Line a Hit

If you have not made it into the store in the last couple of months you have missed the coolest line to come in this year.  We now carry Osborn Model Kits--laser wood kits with exceptional detail.  These products are guaranteed to add realism to any layout.  Items such as welcome signs, mailboxes and picnic tables are just a few of the unique items that you can add to your layout. 

We currently only stock HO scale items, however most of these items are also available in N and O scales.  Check out our on-line catalogue for product and pricing.  We are more than happy to order these products in any scale for you.

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader November 2007 
  • Trains November 2007
  • Branchline October 2007
  • Locomotive 2007 
  • Assortment of PMI Decals
  • Trains Canada Cylindrical Hoppers
  • Rapido Cafe Bar Lounge and Sleeper cars
  • Canadian National 47 Years of C.N. Boxcars 2 Set CD Photo Collection
    • Featuring over 400 photos
    • Volume 1--Lower Numbers
    • Volume 2--Higher Numbers
  • The DCC Guide: How to select and use your commend control system (400-12417)
  • Planning Scenery for your Model Railroad:  How to use nature for modeling realism (400-12410)
  • True Line Trains Gold Series CN C-Liner #6700 (Green and Yellow scheme) (434-500086)
  • Model Power Metal Train RTR 3 Pack HO Metal Ore Cars CN (490-3996)
  • Model Power Metal Train RTR 34' Metal Cuppola Caboose CNR (490-2273)
  • Model Power Metal Train RTR 34' Metal Cuppola Caboose CP Rail (490-2274)
  • More Accurail kits various cars and roads
  • More Model Power Mini vehicles
  • Woodland Scenics Worker with Forklift (785-1911)
  • Woodland Scenics Engineers (785-1866)
  • Great Model Railroads 2008
  • Classic Trains Winter 2007
  • Thomas & Friends Magazine Nov/Dec 2007

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 that you know is coming out and would like to reserve it, please drop us a line and we will be happy to order it in for you.

  • 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
  • Turbotrain:  A Journey Book
  • Athearn RTR HO Model A Coupes, Sedans, and Pickups
  • Walthers HO
    • Central Gas & Storage (933-3011)
    • RJ Frost Ice & Storage (933-3020)
    • Both items
      • Estimated in 2008
      • Limited production on these two Walthers items, please reserve immediately to guarantee yours
  • Detailing Diesel Locomotives (400-12421)

November is National Model Railroad Month

For those that may not be aware, November is National Railroad Month.  What better time could there be to show off your layout to friends and neighbours?  Who may help someone find the world's greatest hobby. 

For the month of November please forward us pictures of your layout so that we may display your creations for all to see.  Now is the time to let your layout shine.  Pictures can be forwarded to

Consignment Area

A while back we mentioned that our consignment area has now been added to our site.  This is a great area to check if you are looking for gently used, older items that may not be on the market any longer, or just looking for something different for your layout. 

We welcome anyone with items that they would like to sell to bring them into the store and we will add them to this section.  We do ask that you contact us before hand if bringing in more than 5 items as we do not always have room.  Also all items that are brought in need to have the prices clearly marked, we do not assign prices--this part is up to you.  All items that are in the store on consignment have been listed in the Consignment Catalogue on our web site (along with pictures when available). 

We have made changes in the last week to make adding items to this section quicker and easier, so check this section often as you never know what may show up there.

Special of the Month

Our monthly special focuses on structures.  Purchase any structure or combination of structures over $15.00 and receive a free tube of Testors glue (704-3501). 

Mention this special when ordering.

Offer expires February 17, 2008.

You Asked For It

As mentioned before we are in the process of changing and improving our web site.  One common request was to make it easier to place an order.  In answer to that request we have added the Place Order button to the catalogue.  Now, you can click on that button to bring up an order enter form where you can enter product numbers and quantities.  If the product number is recognized, an appropriate description and price will show up on screen to assist you in totalling your order.  If a proper description and price do not show up, this only means that it isn't an item listed in our catalog and we will do our best to locate that item for you.

We encourage those that wish to order online from us to use this new feature and offer any feedback to help us improve.

Upcoming Train Shows

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

Grey Central Railway Club Christmas Open House

  • When:  December 2, 2007  12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Where:  Participation Lodge, Holland Centre
  • Contact Information:  Al (519) 794-3692
  • Admission by Donation
  • Thomas the Tank Engine will visit

Grey Central Railway Club 3rd Annual Open House & Train Show and Ontario Midwest Chapter of CARM 3rd Annual Day at the Clinics*

  • When:
    • September 20, 2008 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • 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:

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