Monday, March 16, 2009

11th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale

The 11th Annual Model Railroad Garage sale is coming up fast.  Once again we will be hosting the event, a great day to find a treasure, meet fellow modelers and share your tips of the hobby with others.  Space is filling fast so if you are interested in a space please let us know so that it can be reserved for you.  Here are the details for this our 2009 event:

When:  May 9, 2009  8:00am - Noon

Where:  County Line Caboose (hosted in the large garage next door, goes rain or shine)

For those that may not be familiar with the event, here is a little about it.  Each year we provide the space and the organizing for a model railroad garage sale.  It is designed to be a modelers-for-modelers day.  Anyone that has model railroad items of any scale are welcome to come and sell it.  All we ask is that you have pre-signed up for a space.  We will be taking space reservations until May 1, 2009.  If interested in being a vendor please let us know as soon as possible, space is limited and given on a first come, first served basis.

This event is hosted free of charge to both vendors and browsers.  We do have donation boxes out that day for those that like to donate to help cover some of the costs of making this event happen.  There are free coffee and muffins during the event for all to enjoy.

So, mark the date on your calendar, contact us if you wish a space, and if you are coming to browse start your wish list now.

To become a vendor please contact Carol at 519-807-2345 or by email at

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader April 2009 
  • Trains April 2009 
  • Branchline March 2009
  • Garden Railways April 2009
  • Classic Trains Spring 2009
  • Thomas & Friends April 2009
  • Model Railroad Planning 2009
  • New Railtime DVD Release Bayview Junction 2 (RT-BVJ2)
  • IHC Mikado Steam Loco 2-8-2 CP (348-27025)
  • IHC Mikado Steam Loco 2-8-2 CN (348-27009)
  • Rapido CP Baggage Cars
  • Rapido “Totally Wired” Telephone Poles
  • Rapido CN 1961 Scheme Baggage Cars
  • True Line Trains CN Caboose White Maple Leaf Scheme
  • True Line Trains CN Green Maple Leaf Scheme
  • Kato N Scale 10 Car Passenger Set- Southern Pacific Morning Daylight (381-106060)
  • Kato N Scale Steam 4-8-4 GS-4 Powered DCC Ready – Southern Pacific #4449 (381-1260301)
  • DVD-The New Polar Express (EME-350449)
  • Roundhouse HO RTR 50’ Old Time Overland Passenger Set CN (ROU-84833)
  • Roundhouse HO RTR 50’ Old Time Overland Passenger Coach CN #327
  • Athearn HO RTR 250 Ton Crane with Tender CN #50015 (140-75387)
  • Rapido Easy-Peasy Shorty Lighting System (RAP-102013)
  • HO RTR 26’ Tampered/Low Side Ore Care CPR#1 6 Pack (140-94970)
  • Roundhouse RTR 40’ Pickle Cars
  • Athearn HO RTR Wide Vision Caboose CN #79923 (140-79923)
  • Athearn HO RTR Wide Vision Caboose CN #79923 (140-79917)
  • Model Power HO Built Up Fisherman’s Cabin (490-645)
  • Model Power HO Built Up Horse Stable (490-567)
  • True Line Trains  HO TH&B Hoppers
  • Athearn HO RTR Canadian National Rotary Snow Plow with Tender (140-93807)

Coming Soon

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
    • Transcona Yard Caboose
    • CN 1954 Scheme Steam Generator Car
  • Books from Kalmbach
    • Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 3 (400-12422)
    • MR’s How to Guide Done in a Day – Easy detailing and weathering projects for your MR (400-12458)
    • How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes Vol. 2 (400- 12454)
  • True Line Trains Second Release Caboose
    • CPR Block Style
    • CPR Script
  • Morning Sun Books
    • Ontario Northland in Color (MS-1350)
      • Estimated July 2009
    • Canadian National Facilities Vol. 1 (MS-1343)
      • Estimated April 2009
  • Bytown Railway 2009 Trackside Guide (pre-order required)
    • Estimated March 2009

Special of the Month

Our special of the month for April is as follows: 

10% off all Kalmbach books

Check out our listing of Kalmbach books.  We are in the process of updating our product list, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, contact us—we may just have it in the store.

Groups are there

Have you ever thought that you would like to be in a model railroad group that shares your interest in the hobby?  Many are shocked to find out that there are groups in their local area that they are not aware of. 

Being part of a group enhances the hobby for many.  It allows them to meet others in the hobby and be able to share knowledge and ideas.  If you would like more information on clubs in your area, please feel free to contact us.

If you know of a club that you you feel we may not, please drop us a line with the details.  We can only send people your way if we have the information to do so. 

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 - $16.25
  • Floquil Paint - Thinner Based - $4.89
  • Model Flex Paint - $4.29
  • Peco Track Cleaner 552-PL41 - $6.99
  • 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
    • (Atlas has begun a price increase; prices will increase as stock is replenished)

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.

Reduce, Reuse Recycle

Did you know that if you are interested in some model railroad magazines there is a reduce, reuse, recycle area in the store.  We welcome all magazine donations to this program and encourage anyone that sees magazines in this area of interest to them to help themselves. 

This is a program that we have run for many years now and it works great.  Magazines can be donated and given to someone else that will use the information from them.  It is a win-win situation for all involved.  The magazines find a new home where they are wanted and avoid the landfill sites.

Over the last little while there have been quite a number of donations and the boxes are full.  If you haven’t checked it out in a while you should slide in and take a look.   You may find one or two to take home with you.

Upcoming Train Shows

Kitchener Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • March 29, 2009  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Bingemans (Ballroom)
    • 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    • Kitchener, ON
  • Contact Info:

26th Annual Doubleheaders Model Railroad Self Guided Home & Club Layout Tour

Lakeshore Model Railroad Flea Market*

  • When:
    • April 5, 2009  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Humber College, North Campus
    • 205 Humber College Blvd
    • Etobicoke, ON
  • Contact Info:

Woodstock Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • April 19, 2009  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Oxford Auditorium Woodstock Fairgrounds
    • 875 Nellis Street
    • Woodstock, ON
  • Contact Info:

11th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale*

  • When:
    • May 9, 2009  8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Where:
    • County Line Caboose
    • 014121 Bruce County Rd 10 RR1
    • Elmwood, ON
  • Contact Info:

Midland District Railroad Club 20th Annual Model Railroad Show

  • When:
    • May 23, 2009  10:00am – 5:00pm
    • May 24, 2009  10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • North Simcoe Sports & Rec Centre
    • Midland Arena
    • King Street
    • Midland, ON
  • Contact Info:

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

Train Show Locations

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