Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Summer is Fading to Fall

Well it has been a busy summer, but now with fall coming it is time for me to get back to doing the newsletters more on a monthly basis.  I hope everyone had a great summer despite the poor weather and temperature for the majority of it. 

For those that dropped by during the summer you may have found us busy redoing the front of the caboose.  Yes there are 126 boards on the front alone and they are now replaced and the caboose is looking all new from the front side.  While it looks a little off right now, plans are in the works to have the CN logo returned and the caboose number added either later this fall or early into the spring of 2010 depending on the weather. 

With the onset of fall approaching it is time for all of us to start thinking of all the time during the winter months that we will have to work on our hobby.  This may be a rather short newsletter as I try to get things caught up, more of the new and coming items will be covered in the October newsletter, I promise.

Enjoy the read, and as always I welcome all comments and suggestions on improving our little Tail End Publication.

Take in a Local Train Show

For those of you that are local to the Grey-Bruce area I invite you to join us at the 4th Annual Open House and Train show presented by the Grey Central Railway Club along with the Midwestern Chapter of the Canadian Association of Railway Modellers as they host their Day at The Clinics.  This proves to be an informative day for both the beginner and expert and if you have the time it is well worth a trip.  You will be able to meet others in the hobby local to your area, gain knowledge from the clinics being presented, and the best part—attend a local train show in the Grey-Bruce area.  If you are interested in attending and wish more details they can be found in he shows section of this newsletter. 

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)

11th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale

Well once again our Model Railroad Garage sale is just a distant memory.  While the weather did not co-operate well this year, everyone that came found some treasures, made some new friends, and may have even learned a few tricks of the hobby that they were not aware of before.

Attendance was up even though the weather man forecasted gloom for the day.  Plans for the 2010 event have already begun and more details will released in upcoming newsletters.  If you wish to be a volunteer for the 2010 event please contact me.

I wish to thank all the vendors and buyers that came to make the show a success.  A big heartfelt thanks also goes to our wonderful volunteers and all those that stayed to help clean up the event at the end—it was greatly appreciated.  I think we got things put away in record-breaking time and in-between the rain drops—thanks again.

Also all the donations collected from the event go right back into it to improve it for next year.  This year we added the 26’ x 12’ canopy for extra vendors to be able to sell outside when the bays filled.  We also are slowly starting to purchase folding 6 foot tables to make the event more uniform in setup as well.

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
  • 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
  • Model Flex Paint - $4.29
  • Atlas Code 100 Flex Track 150-168 - $3.95

Upcoming Train Shows

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:

Brampton 2009 Model Railroad Show*

  • When:
    • October 3, 2009  10:00am – 4:30pm
    • October 4, 2009  10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Brampton Fair Grounds
    • On Heart Lake Road (3km North of Mayfield Road)
    • Brampton, ON
  • Contact Info:

Woodstock Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • October 18, 2009  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Oxford Auditorium Woodstock Fairgrounds
    • 875 Nellis Street
    • Woodstock, ON
  • Contact Info:

Kitchener Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • November 1, 2009  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Bingemans
    • 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    • Kitchener, ON
  • Contact Info:

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

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