Monday, April 28, 2008

Garage Sale, May 10th, 8am - Noon

We have been keeping busy over the last couple of weeks making the final preparations for the 10th Annual Model Railroad Garage sale.  This year we have a little more indoor space than last year which has left us with a few spots available on a first come, first served basis.  If you have been thinking of signing up we need you to do it now.  Due to the timing of the event, those that wish to sign up now please contact us by May 7, 2008, via either the e-mail or phone number provided below:

If you have items that you would like to sell and do not want to take a whole table, we will once again be running the community table where your items can be sold on your behalf. All that we ask is that the prices are clearly marked, and that you come back to pick up your items and cash no later than 2 weeks following the show.  If you have items to drop off, please let us know.  We will be around the store Friday evening prior to the sale setting up and you are welcome to make arrangements to drop off your items at that time.

As a reminder, this event is held next door in the big garage and goes ahead rain or shine. 

If you are not familiar with our event, fellow modellers that have items that they no longer require, sign up and are given space to sell their items.  All that we ask is that anyone who wishes to be a vendor sign up by May 7, 2008.  This is a deadline date and space may fill up long before this.  Setup for vendors is from 6:30am to 7:45am, sale opens at 8:00am sharp. 

We host this as a "modellers-for-modellers" event.  There is no charge to either vendors or browsers.  We hope that this is a day that you get to meet others in the hobby, share ideas, make new friends and find some treasures along the way. 

Come on out to support our 10th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale.  You may be surprised at the treasures you find and the friends you meet. 

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader May 2008 
  • Trains May 2008 
  • Branchline April 2008
  • Garden Railways April 2008
  • Classic Trains Spring 2008
  • Model Railroader Special Issue: How to Build Realistic Layouts Town and City Scenes
  • Large selection of Boley Construction vehicles (HO)
  • Athearn HO
    • RTR CN 40' Stock Cars (6 Pack) (140-73226)
    • F7A/A #4106&4107 Script CP (140-80203)
  • Hairpin Style Fence (HO) (150-774)
  • Middlesex Manufacturing Company Structure (HO) (150-721)
  • Thrall 2743 Gondola CP Rail (HO) (150-4002)
  • Tech 4 260 Power Unit
  • Walthers HO
    • Central Gas & Storage (933-3011)
    • RJ Frost Ice & Storage (933-3020)
  • DPM Whitewater Brewing Structure (HO) (243-402)
  • Railtime DVD
    • Branchlines of Midwestern Ontario

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.

  • True Line Trains Canadian National 3000 cu ft Open Slab Side Hoppers
  • From Rapido
    • CN Trackside Sign Kit
    • "Totally Wired" telephone poles
      • Estimated Spring 2008
    • CNR 1954 scheme baggage cars
  • Books from Kalmbach
    • Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 3 (400-12422)
    • Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad (400-12425)
      • Estimated October 2008
    • Designing and Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads (400-12434)
      • Estimated November 2008
    • Building a Ready-To-Run Model Railroad (400-12429)
      • Estimated December 2008
  • From Athearn
    • RTR CN Wide Vision Caboose #79917 and #79923
      • Estimated September 2008
    • 50' Mechanical Reefer CN Silver #3 and CN Silver #4
      • Estimated September 2008
  • Roundhouse RTR 40' Pickle Car
    • Estimated September 2008

Every Day Low Prices

It is our aim to provide you with quality products at reasonable prices.  Check out our prices on these everyday items:

Item # Description Price
380-5 Kadee #5 Couplers (2pk) $3.25
920-21257 Proto 2000 Metal Wheel Sets 36" Flat Back Pkg (12) $7.75
920-21258 Proto 2000 Metal Wheel Sets 33" Flat Back Pkg (12) $7.75
920-21259 Proto 2000 Metal Wheel Sets 33" Ribbed Back Pkg (12) $7.75
Any colour Floquil Paints 1oz/30ml $4.89
150-168 Atlas Code 100 Flex Track (HO) 3' Section $3.75 each or
$87.50 for case of 25
472-3013 Midwest Cork Road Bed (HO) 3' Section $1.39 each
$32.25 for case of 25

Keep in mind that price quotes are available for bulk track purchases.  Contact us to see what kind of package deal we can put together for you.

Special of the Month

Our specials for May focus on rolling stock:

  1. Purchase 2 or more in stock RTR rolling stock and receive $2.00 off the price of each car.
  2. Purchase 2 or more rolling stock kits and receive $1.50 off the price of each car.

Mention this special when ordering.  Offer expires May 30, 2008.  Not valid with any other promotional offer.

Upcoming Train Shows

Railway Nostalgia Weekend*

  • When:
    • May 3, 2008 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • May 4, 2008 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Michigan Central Shops
    • 225 Wellington St
    • St. Thomas, ON
  • Contact Information:

14th Annual Model Railroad Auction

  • When:
    • May 3, 2008
    • Consignment 8:30am - 10:00am
    • Auction 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where
    • St. Patrick's Parish Hall
    • 215 Pine Street
    • Stayner, ON
  • Contact Information
    • Bill Payne (705) 429-2762
    • Dolf Roelofsen (705) 445-7317

10th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale*

  • When: May 10, 2008 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Where:
    • County Line Caboose
    • 014121 Bruce County Rd 10, RR#1
    • Elmwood, ON
  • Contact Information: Carol -

Midland District Railroad Clubs 20th Anniversary Model Train Show

  • When:
    • Saturday May 24, 2008 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday May 25.2008 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where
    • North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre Midland Arena
    • King Street at Little Lake Park Road
    • Midland, ON
  • Contact Information:

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: 

TH&B Model Railroad Flea Market*

  • When:  November 9, 2008 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.