Thursday, April 16, 2009

11th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale Around the Corner

Hard to believe the it is under a month before our 11th Annual Model Railroad Garage sale will be here.  Plans are all coming together and the last minute preparation is underway.  For anyone that is still wishing a spot please contact Carol by May 1st to ensure a spot is reserved for you.  Space is filling fast, so if you are even thinking of a spot, please drop us a line so that we are prepared.

This is a day that finds many modelers finding a treasure, meeting others in the hobby, and gaining ideas and information that may otherwise not be shared.

Take a moment to mingle as you have a coffee and muffin with a fellow modeler.

I have been talking with many of the vendors so far and it looks like there are many goodies coming to this years event.  There are layouts that have been taken down and everything from the track to the figures are coming to the sale. 

In addition to the great deals the vendors will be giving, there will be in-store specials and a couple of draws again this year.

So once again here is the info for the event:

  • 11th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale
  • May 9, 2009
  • From 8am - noon
  • At County Line Caboose

Don’t miss out, by coming out.  Hope to see you there.

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader October 2009 
  • Trains October 2009 
  • Branchline September 2009
  • Garden Railways October 2009
  • Railtime DVD – ALCO’s of MLW and Bombardier – The Last Years (RT-ALCO)
  • Walthers HO 2010 Reference Catalogue (913-210)
  • Various Mix N scale Model Power Rolling Stock
  • Steam Scenes 2010 Calendar (100-CT2010)
  • HO Model Power RCMP Police Car (490-19403)
  • HO-Rapido Steam Generator Car (CNR) 1954 Scheme
  • HO-Rapido Steam Generator Car CN Rail 1961 Scheme
  • Morning Sun-Ontario Northland In Color (MS-1350)
  • HO-True Line Trains CP Caboose (Block and Script Lettering)

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
  • True Line Trains Second Release Caboose
    • CPR Block Style
    • CPR Script
  • Morning Sun Books
    • Ontario Northland in Color (MS-1350)
      • Estimated July 2009
  • Roundhouse
    • 85’ Pullman Palace
      • Combine Canadian Pacific #1987
      • Sleeper #1 Canadian Pacific Chaudiere
      • Sleeper #2 Canadian Pacific Kamloops
      • Diner Canadian Pacific Tuileries
      • Observation Canadian Pacific Mount Macdonald
        • Estimated October 2009

Everyday Low Prices

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

  • Kadee #5 couplers HO (2 pair package) 380-5 - $3.25
  • Xuron Track Cutter Tool 769-2175B - $17.25
  • HO Midwest Cork Road bed Box of 25 - $32.25
  • Plaster Cloth 785-1203 - $9.99
  • Peco Track Cleaner 552-PL41 - $6.99
  • HO 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
  • HO Rix Uncoupler Tool 628-14 - $4.25

Did You Know?

These are just a few of the services that I would like to remind you are available at the store:

  • A model library that features over 100 videos on trains, layouts, and how-tos that are free to borrow
  • A Reduce, Reuse & Recycle program that allows you to both donate and take home magazines
  • A connection to local groups if you are interested in joining one
  • Repair services and decoder installation services
  • Orders are placed weekly and are more than happy to special order in an item for you, all you need to do is ask

Tips and Tricks to Share

I would like to start an article in every issue on tips and tricks of the hobby.  Everyone approaches aspects of the hobby differently and it is these ideas that I feel are best shared.  If you have a tip you would like share please email me and watch for it to appear in one of the upcoming issues.  Please indicate on the email if you would like your name credited to the tip or not, I know some of us are bashful when it comes to sharing and would like to remain anonymous, which is perfectly fine.  Please send your tips and tricks to

Model Railroading becomes easier the more we know, learn and share.

Upcoming Train Shows

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:

Stratford Railway Heritage Show

  • When:
    • June 6, 2009  10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Stratford Rotary Complex
    • McCarthy Road
    • Stratford, ON
  • Contact Info:

Canada Southern Hobby Show

  • When:
    • June 6, 2009  10:00am – 4:00pm
    • June 7, 2009  10:00am - 4:00pm*
  • Where:
    • Elgin County Railway Museum
    • 750 Talbot Street
    • St. Thomas, ON
  • Contact Info:

Grey Central Railway Club 4th Annual Open House & Train Show / CARM Midwestern Ontario Day at the Clinics*

  • When:
    • September 19, 2009  10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Participation Lodge (5 Minutes east of Holland Centre on Side Road 30)
    • Holland Centre, ON
  • Contact Info:


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

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