Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fall is Here Again

Hard to believe that the summer has come and gone once again.  It has been a while since I have had the chance to sit down and write a newsletter.  With summer coming to an end our little publication is expected to get back on track, being published every month or two. 

It is often hard to keep on track during the summer months with ice cream in full swing, manufacturers slowing down on releases.  But, now that fall is coming, new products will be coming in quickly over the next few months.

We have also been working to bring our on-line catalogue back up to current stock levels and pricing which sounds easier than it actually is.  While we are now half way there, updates will continue to be made over the next month to finish off that job.

A reminder that with fall comes our new fall hours as well:



As always you can contact us via email 7 days a week.

Hope you enjoy our latest issue.

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader October 2008 
  • Trains October 2008 
  • Branchline September 2008
  • Garden Railways October 2008
  • Classic Trains Summer 2008
  • Thomas & Friends September 2008
  • Canadian Railway Modeller Train 16 Track 3
  • CN Lines Volume 14, Number 3,
  • Steam Scenes Canadian Trains Through the Years 2009 Calendar
  • Accurail Kits
    • CP Rail/SOO ACF 3 Bay Cvd Hopper (112-22020)
    • CP 40' 6 Panel Wood Box (112-7013)
    • CN 50' Welded AAR Boxcar (112-5708)
    • CN 40' Steel AAR Boxcar (112-3533)
  • Bachmann CP Maintenance of Way Vehicles Ballast Vehicle with Crane (160-16924)
  • Canadian Railways Colour Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Vol 1:  Ontario and East, Regionals and Short Lines by John Riddell (MS-1285)
  • Paasche Air Brush Set-Double Action Internal Mix (542-V-Set)
  • Rapido Baggage Cars CN 1954 Scheme
  • Micro Scale Canadian National Steam Locomotives (1931-1960) (87-1019)
  • Polly S Plastic Prep (270-546007)
  • Excel Mini Pin Vise With 12 Assorted Drills (813-70003)
  • Excel Mini Screw Driver with Philips & Regular) Tips (813-70002)
  • Faller Expert Plastic Cement (272-170492)
  • Model Railroader Book, Modeling the '50's-The Glory Years of Rail (400-12456)
  • Walthers HO 2009 Catalogue (913-209)
  • Athearn RTR CN Wide Vision Caboose #79917 and #79923

Prototype Model Industries-The Caboose is Done!

Prototype Model Industries has recently released their CN PSC vans.  We are now taking orders for these units.  As an introduction for these units, order yours this month and receive $5.00 OFF the regular price.  They can be purchased in the following forms:

  • PS-1 Kit Undecorated, unassembled kit $39.99
  • PS-2 Kit Body Painted and assembled floor etc, undecorated $53.44
    • When purchased this way trucks and couplers need to be purchased separately
  • PS-3 RTR comes complete with applied grab irons, glue on end railings and completely lettered and painted $69.99

*prices listed above are before October order special.

The following CN PSC vans are available for order:

  • CN
  • CN International service (Yellow cupola)
  • CN/Operation Lifesaver Canada (2 numbers)
  • CB&CNS

The following CP Angus built vans are available for order:

  • CP Rail
  • ONR
  • TH&B
  • Guelph Junction

Please enter the kit # (PS-1, PS-2, or PS-3) in the order form and specify road name(s) in the comments section.  Because the product is not yet in stock, it may be reported as unknown.  This is fine.  Simply continue submitting the form and you will receive a confirmation when the pre-order is processed.

For pictures and more details on these units visit:

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.

  • From Rapido
    • CN Trackside Sign Kit
    • "Totally Wired" telephone poles
    • CP baggage cars
    • CN 1954 Scheme Steam Generator Car
  • 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
  • Athearn 50' Mechanical Reefer CN Silver #3 and CN Silver #4
    • Estimated October 2008
  • Roundhouse RTR 40' Pickle Car
    • Estimated October 2008
  • Steam Echoes of Hamilton-Ian Wilson
    • Estimated November 2008
  • Great Model Railroads 2009
  • True Line Trains Second Release Caboose
    • CPR Block Style
    • CN Green Maple Leaf

Steam Echoes of Hamilton

Estimated to be published in November 2008, we are now taking pre-orders for the next of Ian Wilson's books - Steam Echoes of Hamilton.  This book features CN operations from the Steel City southward in the 1950's.  Reserve your copy today of this great addition to the Ian Wilson book collection. 

Reserve your copy today*.  Item #ST-EOH $69.95.


Steam Echos

*You must enter the item # in the request form.  Because the product is not yet in stock, it may be reported as unknown.  This is fine.  Simply continue submitting the form and you will receive a confirmation when the pre-order is processed.

Special of the Month-October 2008

For the month of October purchase any in stock Kalmbach book and Save $2.00.  There are many titles to choose from, covering all areas from benchwork to operation.  All containing great ideas and knowledge for both the beginner and expert modeller.

Check out the listing of those that are in stock.

Everyday Low Prices

The following is a list of the items that we have at everyday low prices all the time:

  • Kadee #5 couplers (2 pair package) 380-5 - $3.25
  • Xuron Track Cutter Tool 769-2175B - $15.25
  • Woodland Scenics Plaster Cloth 785-1203 - $8.99
  • Proto wheel sets
    • 36" Wheel Sets 920-21257 - $7.75
    • 33" Flat Back Wheel Sets 920-21258 - $7.75
    • 33" Ribbed Back Wheel Sets 920-21259 - $7.75
  • Atlas Code 100 Flex Track 150-168 - $3.95 each

Planning a large track expansion?  See us for a bulk price on all your track needs.  Bulk track orders are considered to be those in excess of $100.00 before taxes.

Upcoming Train Shows

Brampton Model Railroad Show*

  • When:
    • October 4, 2008  10:00am - 4:30pm
    • October 5, 2008  10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Brampton Fair Grounds
    • 12942 Heart Lake Rd
    • Brampton ON  L7C 2J3
  • Contact Info:

Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway O Scale Club Open House

  • When:
    • October 18, 2008  10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Where:
    • Club Premises
      • Quonset Hut at Southern Village Limits
    • #128 Brock Road (1.5km North of Hwy 401, Exit #299)
    • Aberfoyle, ON
  • Contact Info:

Woodstock Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • October 19, 2008  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Oxford Auditorium Woodstock Fairgrounds
    • 875 Nellis Street
    • Woodstock, ON
  • Contact Info:

Annual Boomer Auction

  • When:
    • October 25, 2008
    • Tables available at 8:00am
    • Auction starts at 10:00am
  • Where:
    • Harriston Community Centre
    • Harriston, ON

Kitchener Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • November 2, 2008  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Bingemans (Ballroom)
    • 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    • Kitchener, ON
  • Contact Info:

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 Info: (905) 335-9112

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