Monday, September 16, 2013

Grey Central Railway Open House & Train Show This Weekend—Saturday, September 21, 2013

With the onset of fall comes the train shows and this weekend there is one close to all of our customers that are in the Grey/Bruce Area. The Grey Central Railway Club will be hosting their Annual Open House and Train show this Saturday September 21, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. It is located at the Participation Lodge five minutes east of Holland Centre.

For those that do not want to drive down to the cities where the majority of the shows are happening this is a great way to take in a train show close to home.

This event will feature the Grey Central Railway Layout operating, a few additional layouts are usually brought in for the event, and a selection of vendors selling railway items and supplies.

So come on out and support a local train show.

Check out our website for more information.

Where did summer go?

It is hard to believe how fast the time has gone by and we are hitting the fall season next week.  We have done some changes to the store over the summer months an a few more changes are still planned it is just a matter of timing for us to get it done.  A reminder that with fall here our store hours changing as follows:

  • Saturday 9-6
  • Sunday 10-5

If the weather is nice we may be open later so feel free to give us a call that day to see how late we will be open.

Daytime appointments are also available and can be arranged by either emailing me a day in advance at or by calling my cell and leaving a message (519) 807-2345.   If the cell goes to voicemail please leave a message as they are checked at various times during the day.

With fall coming the train shows are starting back into full swing as well and we look forward to seeing many of you there.  A reminder if you wish product ordered and brought to a show we are more than happy to work that out, please send me your product list and the desired show and we will go from there.

Our 15th annual Model Railroad garage sale was a success.  A big thank you to all the customers and volunteers that helped.  Plans are underway for the 16th annual, flyers and dates will be published soon.  If anyone has a suggestion for improvements to the event please forward them along to me.  I would love to hear ideas and suggestions on how to improve it or make it larger.  The only thing I can’t change is the weather (sorry this year was a little cold, but just think that Sunday snowed so we actually had it on the tropical day of the two.)Smile

New Products

The following new products have arrived since the last newsletter:

  • Model Railroader October 2013
  • Trains October 2013
  • Branchline September 2013
  • Garden Railways October 2013
  • CN Lines Vol.17 No.1
  • Rapido HO Canadian FP9A (DC) Canadian National Wet Noodle #6508 (RAP-220008)
  • Rapido HO Canadian FP9A (DC) Canadian National Wet Noodle #6509 (RAP-220009)
  • Rapido HO Canadian FP9A (DC) Canadian Wet Noodle #6516 (RAP-220010)
  • Trackside with Trains Calendar 2014 (400-12465)
  • N scale DPM Kit Corner Turret Building (89-51300)
  • N Scale Woodland Scenics Roto Wheel Cleaner (785-4560)
  • N Atlas 50’ Single Door Boxcar CN (150-R20001838)
  • N Atlas 50’ Single Door Boxcar CN (150-R20001839)
  • HO Walthers Modern Roundhouse Kit (933-2900)
  • HO Osborn Hydro Towers (RRA-1080)
  • N Coupler Height Gauge (489-98800031)
  • HO City Classics Vehicles
  • N City Classics Vehicles
  • New Selection of Woodland Scenics HO People
  • Woodland Scenics Tidy Track Rail Pal (785-4575)
  • Woodland Scenics Gear Lube Premium Oil (785-664)
  • N Atlas Ontario Northland 50’6” Boxcar #7841 (751-20001829)
  • N Atlas Ontario Northland 50’6” Boxcar #20001828 (751-20001828)
  • N Atlas 2 Bay Hopper CP #357156 (150-R50001181)
  • N Atlas 2 Bay Hopper CP #357191 (150-R50001182)
  • N Atlas 2 Bay Hopper 3 Pack CP (150-R50001183)
  • N Atlas 50’ Reefer CN #16536 (751-50001168)
  • N Atlas 50’ Reefer CN #16560 (751-50001169)
  • HO Roundhouse CP 50’ Overland Passenger Car (ROU-84808)
  • HO Roundhouse CP 50’ Overland Passenger Car Set (4pk) (ROU-84828)
  • HO Rapido Angus Van CP (various numbers)
  • N Rapido Easy-Peasy Passenger Car Light Set (RAP-102021)
  • HO Bachmann 175th Boxcar (160-17024)
  • N Bachmann Switcher Locomotive 0-6-0 Santa Fe (160-50552)
  • HO Bachmann SD40-2 CPR #5837 DCC on Board (160-60906)
  • N Bachmann CN Silver Reefer (160-70963)
  • N Bachmann Tank Car Quaker State #746 (160-73487)
  • N Atlas Diesel F-M H24-66 Phase 2 Loco (early gray & Maroon) (150-49562)
  • N Atlas Diesel F-M H24-66 Phase 2 Loco (early gray & Maroon) (150-49563)
  • HO Intermountain Cyl Covered Hopper Farmland Coop (85-45108)
  • HO Intermountain Cyl Covered Hopper Canadian Wheat Board (85-45119)
  • HO Intermountain Cyl Covered Hopper Canadian Wheat Board (85-45119)
  • HO Intermountain Cyl Covered Hopper Canadian Wheat Board (85-45120)
  • HO Walthers Glacier Gravel Kit (933-3062)
  • Morning Sun Book VIA the First 25 Years (MS-1483)
  • HO Thomas and Friends Gordon Train Set (160-668)
  • HO Thomas and Friends Coaling Station (160-45233)
  • HO Thomas and Friends Pedestrian Bridge (160-45234)
  • HO Thomas and Friends Well Wagon (160-77031)
  • HO Thomas and Friends Salt Wagon (160-77034)
  • HO Life Like Light Poles (433-1206)
  • N Atlas Park Light Version 1 (150-60000063)
  • N Atlas Park Light Version 2 (150-600000650
  • N Atlas Highway Light Version 1 (150-60000067)
  • N Atlas Curved Light Version 2 (150-60000070)

Rapido HO GMD-1 Last Chance for Orders

Rapido has announced that they will be running the GMD-1 in the following:

  • CN (Green)
  • CN (Black)
  • CN (Black and Red)
  • NAR
  • Undecorated

These are available for pre-order (a limited number will be ordered for stock, so if you are committed to having one it is recommended you pre-order to avoid disappointment).

Order deadline is October 2, 2013.  Pricing is estimated as follows:

  • DC Units $225.00
  • DCC/Sound Units $325.00

For a list of product numbers and features feel free to email me.

Reduce, Reuse Recycle

Just a reminder that we still continue to offer our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program for Model Railroad Magazines.  For those that are not familiar with how it works it is simple.  People that have Railroad related magazines bring them into the store and they are put out for others to take home and enjoy. 

Anyone that has train-related magazines that need a home are welcome to drop them into the store anytime during our business hours on the weekends.  Those that want to find some reading material or some different ideas feel free to come out and go through the bins, you will be surprised at what you may find in the pile.

Upcoming Train Shows

Grey Central Railway Club Annual Open House & Train show*

Brampton Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • Saturday,  October 5, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Sunday, October 5, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • Brampton Fairgrounds
    • 3km North of Mayfield Rd on Heart Lake Road
  • Contact Info:
    • Dean Beech at (905) 454-5853

Woodstock Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • October 20, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Woodstock Fairgrounds
    • 875 Nellis Street Woodstock
    • Woodstock ON
  • Contact Info:

Kitchener Model Train Show*

  • When:
    • November 3, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Where:
    • Bingemans Marshall Hall
    • 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    • Kitchener ON
  • Contact Info:

TH&B Model Railroad Flea Market*

  • When:
    • November 10, 2013 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Where:
    • Marritt Hall
    • Ancaster Fair Grounds
    • 630 Trinity Road
    • Ancaster ON
  • Contact Info:
    • (905) 335-9112

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

Train Show Locations