Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer is Gone and Fall is Coming

Wow, the summer went by fast.  One minute I was busy planning for the 13th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale that we host in the spring, and the next thing I knew, train show season has started up again and fall is right around the corner.

While I have not written a newsletter since the spring, we have been busy behind the scenes all summer changing and upgrading things to make the process easier and more informative.  Now that much of the behind-the-scenes work is complete, I can once again start back with the newsletters.

Summer brought some nice temperatures which kept us good and busy on the ice cream side.  With the seasons changing that side will be wrapping up and I will have more time to concentrate on the trains once again.

It is hard to believe that this is the 15th year in business already.  Time sure flies by.  Later this fall there will be a customer appreciation, open house event—stay tuned to the newsletter for details.

Enjoy the newsletter and happy reading.

Great Day for a Train Show: Saturday, September 18, 2010

This weekend the Grey Central Railway Club will be hosting their Annual Open House and Train Show.  For those around the area, this is a great event to take in.  The details for the show are listed in our show section at the end of this newsletter publication.

If you are new to the hobby and would like to see a layout in action that has been built by different people all working together, this is a great event for you.  The guys from the club are more than happy to show off their layout and provide insight into the hobby.

For those of you that are local to the train store, this is one of the few train show events that is rather close by. So make a day of it, and take in a train show.

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.

  • Athearn F59PHI Go Transit Loco #605 DCC Ready (140-26330)
  • Athearn F59PHI Go Transit Loco #617 DCC Ready (140-26331)
  • Athearn F59PHI Go Transit Loco #624 DCC Ready (140-26332)
  • True Line Trains 8 Hatch Reefer CNR Horizontal Leaf
  • Walthers N Scale 2011 Catalogue

Many items have been ordered for early 2011 product release dates, but due to the timing of this publication I have kept the list a little short.  This area will be updated in depth in the next issue.  If there is something that you wish to preorder and do not see it listed here, please feel free to contact us.

Consignment Area Growing

We currently have a lot of interesting items in the consignment area.  Things are coming and going all the time through this area.  We currently have a bunch of new in-the-box HO structure kits as well as a good selection of steam locomotives.  Come on in and check it out, you may find that one thing you have been looking for.

Searching for an item that is discontinued?  If so, send us your wish list.  When consignment items are brought in we review the wish list we have for people first before the items are placed on the shelf.  We have been able to match many an item with a new owner.  We can’t guarantee it will show up, but it never hurts to let us know.  You can submit all requests through the feedback page.  Please include the item number and the product description that you are searching for, this helps us match things better if the time comes.

While we try to keep the area updated on-line it has been a little while since we have had the time to update this area.  Plans are underway to revise and update this list in the next couple of weeks.  Feel free to check it out on-line if you can’t make it into the store, you may be surprised what you find there

Newsletter Coupon

The featured savings for this newsletter issue is Model Power HO vehicles.  Mention this coupon and enjoy the following savings on the large selection of vehicles that we have in stock:

  • Purchase 4 or more and get 5% off
  • Purchase 7 or more and get 10% off

Offer expires October 31, 2010.

Upcoming Train Shows

Grey Central Railway Club Annual Open House and Train Show*

Brampton Model Railroad Show*

  • When:
    • October 2, 2010  10:00am - 4:30pm
    • October 3, 2010  10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Brampton Fair Grounds
    • Heart Lake Rd
    • Brampton, ON
  • Contact Info:

Woodstock Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • October 24, 2010  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Oxford Auditorium
    • Woodstock Fairgrounds
    • 875 Nellis Street
    • Woodstock, ON
  • Contact Info:

Kitchener Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • November 7, 2010  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Bingemans
    • 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    • Kitchener, ON
  • Contact Info:

TH&B Model Railroad Flea Market*

  • When:
    • November 14, 2010  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Marritt Hall
    • Ancaster Fair Ground
    • 630 Trinity Rd
    • Ancaster, ON
  • Contact Info:
    • (905) 335-9112

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

Train Show Locations

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