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News and What's New to the Store

This is a list of some of the things that are new to the store and news of import.
It is updated as and IF time permits.
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Please note that items are put on this web page when they ARRIVE. There is no guarantee that they will in stock the day after they are added. Please call for availability.

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Date Item Canadian
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November 17, 2018
Books New from Morning Sun:  CPR Cabooses Canadian Pacific caboose Color Guide 1877-2017. $ 80.99 Cdn$. A comprehensive guide to CPRs cabooses from CPR #1 in 1870, to the last of the steel cabooses.
Books Books from Morning Sun, some new:
Open Top Loads Vol 4. Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio. by Robert J. Yanosey. Soft Cover. Open Top Loads
Rock Island Locomotive Portfolio 1950-1980. by Stephen M. Timko. Soft Cover. Rock Island Locomotive portfolio 1950-1980
SPSF Power in Color - the Railroad that Never Was. by Ed Mackinson. Hard cover. SPSF Power in Color
XCAR Color Guide Volume Three: GROX - NYMX by James Kinkaid. Hard cover. XCAR Color Guide Vol 3
XCAR Color Guide Volume Five: TLCX - ZTTX by James Kinkaid. Hard cover. XCAR Color Guide Vol 5
Canadian Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Vol 2 by John Riddell. - Hard cover restock.
CSX Power in Color. Volume 1 - Four Axle EMD's Inherited from Predecessor Companies by Kurt Reisweber. Hard cover. CSX Power in Color 5
XCAR Color Guide Volume 2: CSCX - GPUX by James Kinkaid. Hard cover- restock. CXAR Color Guide Vol two
Western States Trolleys in Color by Edward Ridolph. Hard cover.  Western States Trolleys in color
Minnesota Mining Railroads in Color Volume 1 by David C. Schauer. Hard cover. Minnesota Mining railroads in color volume 1
Magazines The December 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 4th Q 2018 issue of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger train Journal has arrived. t is the 50th Annivesary issue of Passenger Train Journal.
MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have two new MinitrainS models.
 Small Passenger Car set Small Passenger car Set.
 South American Sugar Cane Car (2/Set) South American Sugar Cane Car (2/Set)
November 15, 2018
HO  CPR Maroon (Block) Received on Consignment, one "Partial" Rapido Trains Canadian Set #2.
The owner wanted a Baggage-Dorm car. He has substituted a Walthers CPR baggage car to make a ten car train.
The "CANADIAN" Set 2 FP9A 1410 & 1413 plus F9B 190

60-Seat Coach #105
60-Seat Coach #119
Skyline Buffet-Dome-Coach #504
48-Seat Diner " Princess"
4 Section, 8 Roomette, 3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room Sleeper "Chateau Roberval"
4 Section, 8 Roomette, 3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room Sleeper "Chateau Lauzon"
4 Section, 4 Roomette, 5 Bedroom, 1 Compartment Sleeper "Grant Manor"
4 Section, 4 Roomette, 5 Bedroom, 1 Compartment Sleeper "Stuart Manor"
3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room Dome-Lounge- Sleeper "Banff Park"
Wathers CPR Baggage Car.

Incomplete set including glass, napkins and other ephemera.
$ 2000.00 Cdn$
November 14, 2018
Airbrushes  Grex Cover We had a representative of GREX demonstrating their airbrush line at VTE 2018.
Tritrium Airbrush has a nice easy to use trigger. The top feed paint cup has a magnetic lid. The compressor is very quiet.
We will shortly have these models in the store.
November 3, 2018
Magazines The December 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The December 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The December 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
Magazines The November/December 2018 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magaizne has arrived.
The November/December 2018 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
The December 2018 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived. 35 years of Garden Railroading.
Magazines The November 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The November 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
Magazines The October 2018 issue of  The Dispatcher's Office Dispatchcer's Office has arrived.
The 4th Q 2018 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
The November 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
Magazines The 2018 Special issue of  MR Scenery Step by Step Model Railroad Scenery Step by Step has arrived.
The Classic trains Special issue of  Mountain Railroads Mountain railroads has arrived.
Magazines The 2018 Holiday Special issue of  Great War Scale Modeling Great Was Scale Modeling has arrived.
The December 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
October 24, 2018
Magazines The November 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
October 20, 2018
Magazines The November/December 2018 issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
October 10, 2018
Magazines The 2019 issue of  Great Model Railroads Great Model Railroads has arrived.
The July/August 2018 issue of  Ztrack ztrack magazine has arrived.
The November/December 2018 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived. The lead article is on the World's Largest Freight Car, a Westinghouse (built by Krupp) Schnabell Car.
Magazines Issue No 176 - September 2018 of  the GN Goat the Great Northern Goat , the GN Historical Society Magazine has arrived.
Athearn Logo
HO The Athearn N-Scale Overton Car Sets have arrived. CPR Train Sets A Cute set of cars. Not CPR prototype but nice. The train will look good behind a small steam locomotive. $ 126.25 Cdn$
October 03, 2018
Magazines The November 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The November 2018 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived. The lead article is on VIA at 40.
The November 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
Magazines The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of  Sn3 Modeler Sn3 Modeler a has arrived.
The September/October 2018 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
The 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Contest Cars Scale Auto Contest Cars has arrived.
September 29, 2018
Magazines The October 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of the  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
September 25, 2018
Magazines The 2018 issue of  Trains Special - Locomotive Trains Special - Locomotive has arrived.
The issue 14-1 of  CP Tracks CP Tracks has arrived.
The September/October 2018 issue of the  Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
Magazines The October issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 4th Quarter 2018 issue of  Trains & Railroads of the Past Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
September 12, 2018
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products.
September 13, 2018
Walthers Mainline Logo
HO Snuck into the store in the last few days. Via Dome Car Walthers Dome cars . Walthers Dome cars in various road names. VIA model shown. % 52.98 Cdn$
September 10, 2018
Rapido Logo
HO Our first shipment of Rapido dome cars have arrived. Via Dome Car Via Dome Car model shown. . We received enough to fill most of our reservations. We have a few spares. $ 109.00 Cdn$
September 8, 2018
Magazines The October 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
The September/October 2018 issue of  Steam in The Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
Magazines The September/October issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
The October issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
September 1, 2018
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products.
August 30, 2018
The last of the big shipment
Magazines The September issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroaf Model Craftsman has arrived.
The September 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The September Quarter 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
Magazines The Summer issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
August 29, 2018
DCC Soundtraxx Logo
SoundTraxx has released new decoders:
  • A new TSU 2 Steam decoder. This replaces the current steam decoder. Now with 90 Whistles, 54 bells, 10 exhaust chuffs, 10 Air pumps and 8 Dynamos. Easy to program without a special box or program.
  • A new EMD Decoder with Eight Additional EMD prime movers. This decoder has sound files that are not in the existing EMD sound decoder.
Most formats in stock now.
More Magazines
Magazines The 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
The Fall 2018 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived.
The 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
Magazines The July 2018 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office has arrived.
The 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
The July/August 2018 issue of  Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
Other Magazines The September 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
The October 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
August 28, 2018
An avalance of White River Publications have arrived.
Magazines The August 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The August 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The August 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
August 25, 2018
Magazines The September/October 2018 issue of  N Scale N Scale has arrived.
The cover is a great shot from Chris Dittmar's layout.
Z AZL Logo
AZL has just released Z-Scale 40' 1937 AAR Box Cars in Canadian pacific. Available in singles, a two-pack and a four-pack.
With full lettering and opening doors, these are great models.
We have the Canadian Pacific Railway cars in stock.
 CPR Box car CPR Box Car
August 22, 2018
Scenery Hot Wire Foam Factory  Styrogoo Styrogoo is back in stock in all three sizes: 3.4 fl oz, 8 fl ox, and 17 fl oz.

A good, fast glue for bonding all polystyrene foams to each other or other materials: foam, rubber, paper, glass, fabric, plastic, metal, and cardboard.
August 11, 2018
Magazines The September 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.

The September 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The September 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The September/October 2018 issue of  N cCale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.

The July 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder magazine has arrived.
August 9, 2018
Atlas Logo
HO We received a shipment of Atlas Center Beam car custom painted for Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific. Two road numbers.
 Centre Beam Cars Shown here with a custom load.
Book We received a new book: "The Portage Railway: An Illustrated History of the Huntsville & Lake of Bays railway."
Hardcover, well illistrated with fold out pland of major equipment. There is enough information here model this small narow gauge railway with its two locomotives, dozen or so cars and seven turnouts. Might be a good candidate for MinitrainS HOn30 equipment.
 The Portage railway
August 3, 2018
Rapido Logo
HO Our shipment of CPR SW1200RS has arrived. We received most of the models we orderded. We currently have four non-sound units left.
HO Our shipment of HO Modernized F40PH w/ditch lights has arrived.
Bachmann Logo
HO We have received the Bachmann HO Scale SIEMENS ACS-64 Electric Locomotives.
 ACS-64 Electric Locomotive SIEMENS ACS-64 Electric Locomotives
Scaletrains Logo
HO We have recieved a new shipment of HO Scale GE Tier 4 GEVOs. CNR, and a few other road names.
 CNR GEVO CNR GEVO
Athearn Genesis Logo
HO We have received a shipment of Athearn Genesis SD70ACe locomotives. CNR and UP.  CNR SD70ACe a CNR Unit .
Walthers Mainline Logo
HO New from Walthers under their 'Mainline" series, another run of Grain cars.
 Canadian Grain Hoppers
Walthers Mainline Logo
HO New from Walthers under their 'Mainline" series, a run of 53' GSC Piggyback Service Flat Cars. Ontario Northland, TTX and British Columbia Railway.
 BCR Piggy back Flat Car BCR Piggyback Flat Car
Walthers Mainline Logo
HO New from Walthers under their 'Mainline" series, a run of 72' Opera Window Centerbeam Flat Cars. British Columbia Railway.
 BCR Opera Window 72' Center Beam Car BCR Piggyback Flat Car
Walthers Mainline Logo
HO New from Walthers under their 'Proto' series, a run of Ready to Run Jordan Spreaders.
 CP Rail Jordan Spreader CP Rail Jordan Spreader
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HO New from Accurail  CPR Canadian Pacific Railway 36' Fowler Wood Box Cars $ 24.35 Cdn$
July 31, 2018
Magazines The July/August 2018 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
The August 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
July 24, 2018
Magazines The May/June 2018 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.

The Trains 2018 Special #3  Trains 2018 Special #3 Railroad Maps Railroad Maps has arrived.
July 11, 2018
HO Walthers Mainline Logo
New from Wathers under their 'Mainline" series, CPR F7s, A and B sets, or single As. Dc or DCC and sound.
It is to be noted that CPR had FP7s but no plain F7s, but these models look good.
These are budget priced models that look good and run well.
CPR F7A
CPR F7A/B set
July 10, 2018
Books  Bicentennials Bicentennials in Color. Vol1: A-F. - $ 80.99 Cdn$.
July 07, 2018
Magazines The August 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.

The August 2018 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
The August 2018 issue of  Garden Railways  Garden Railways has arrived.
Magazines The July/August 2018 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
Digital  Esu logo We have received a restock of ESU products including LokProgramer sets, SwitchServos, Decoder testers and the G-Scale Decoder Tester Plug-In Extension.
Digital  DCC Concepts Logo We now have the DCC Concepts 21 to 8 pin, six function adaptor board, 3-packs in stock. DCC 21 to 8 pin adaptor
June 29, 2018
HODaly Designs decals for the BC Rail Cabooses have arrived. Three variations: Two-Tone Green, Red/White/Blue early and Red, White & Blue late.
BCR Cabooses
June 27, 2018
Magazines The July 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.

The July/August 2018 issue of  N-Scale N-Scale has arrived.
The August 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
June 26 2018
Magazines The May/June 2018 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived.
There is a long article about the Turcot Roundhouse in Montreal. At one time it was a complete doughnut or given that it was in Montreal perhaps a bagel would be a more appropriate simile.
The June 2018 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat has arrived.
June 23 2018
Industry
News
Walthers has sold their N-Scale motive power and rolling stock lines to Atlas. The products will be integrated into the various Atlas N-Scale product lines: Atlas Master, Atlas Classic, and Trainman.

Grandt Line has a new owner. Grandt Line Products, The San Juan Car Co., San Juan Decals, American Limited Models and The Leadville Shops, are being merged into a new company called The San Juan Model Co.. At the request of the Grandt family, the "Grandt Line" name will be retired. It is expected that the merger will be completed by this fall and a new combined catalogue will be available.

Shinohara shut down in May. This will leave a BIG hole in HO scale track supplies. Walthers is negotiating to buy the code 83 track templates so it can continue production of their code 83 track line.
June 22 2018
Magazines The 3rd Quarter 2018 issue of  Trains and Railroads of the Past Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
June 21 2018
Magazines The July 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsmans has arrived.
The July 2018 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
June 13 2018
Magazines The July 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 2018 Trains Special issue  Train Wrecks Vol 2 Train Wrecks Vol 2 has arrived.
MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have received a restock of MinitrainS, including the 2018 Limited Edition Items.
 Walli Bau Train Set Wolli Bau Set with Bulldozer. Geminder, Heavy Duty Flat car w Bulldozer and Box car
 Depressed Center Flat car with Bulldozer Heavy Duty Flat Car with Bulldozer
June 13 2018
Magazines The May/June 2018 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
June 9, 2018
HO Roundhouse Logo
A rerun from Roundhouse: CPR Shorty passenger cars. These cars were first made for H&D many years ago in the "H&Ds Own" line.
Now that H&D is gone Roundhouse is continuing to product them with improvements to painting and detailing.
These Shorty Cars based on Sierra Railroad cars are in no way a CPR protoype but they are cute and look good behind a small steam locomotive. They make a nice 'Pike' sized train.
CPR Shorty Coach
CPR Shorty Passenger Train
June 4, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.
The July/August 2018 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.
The July 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
Magazines The Summer 2018 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived. There is a short article on the PGE and a good article on Short Lines.
The July 2018 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
The July 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived. It includes a supplement on modelling realistic track and trackside scenes.
Magazines The Spring 2018 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
May 31, 2018
Magazines The June 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The June 2018 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
May 26, 2018
HO Kaslo Logo
New from kaslo Shops, a Central Hobbies Exclusive: BC Rail Wide Vision Cabooses.
BCR Wide Vision Cabooses First Shipment received today. More (we hope) next month.
$ 59.98 Cdn$
May 25, 2018
DCC Soundtraxx Logo
Due to unavailabilty of parts, Sountraxx has discontinued the Econami 100 and 200 series of decoders.
They have not had a critical part since last year (20 weeks) and were told delivery would at least another 30 weeks. That would put production (if parts become available) sometime next year. As a result they have discontinued the two series of decoders. News as to a replacement product line, if any, has not been released yet.
May 21, 2018
Magazines The June 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 2018-2 issue of  Passenger train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived. This the 50th Anniversay issue. The first issue came out in 1968.d
The May/June 2018 issue of  The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
Z AZL Logo
AZL has just released Z-Scale 40' Single Sheathed box cars. Available in singles, two-packs and four-packs, there are eleven different road numbers.
With full lettering and opening doors, these are great models.
We have the Canadian Pacific Railway cars in stock.
Also available to order in ATSF, CB&Q, Milwaukee Road, Nickel Plate, Pennsylvania, Reading, Frisco, and Southern pacific.
All railroads have a single car, a two-pack and a four-pack, all different road numbers. Canadian Pacific, CB&Q and Southern Pacific have a second four-pack.
 CPR Box car CPR Box Car
Magazines Vol 19, Issue No 1 (Issue 70) of  CN Lines CN Lines has arrived.
May 11, 2018
Magazines The June 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
May 9, 2018
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  the Dispatchers Office the Dispatchers Office has arrived.
May 8 2019
Rapido Logo
HO Our shipment of CNR SW1200RS has arrived. With the exception of a very late order, we had enough models for all our reservations. We have three non-sound models left, two Green Scheme and one CN North America.
HO Our shipment of BC Transit Buses has arrived. We have a good stock of the regular and deluxe versions.
Spoke too soon. All gone as of 5/11/2018.
If there are any cancellations the models will be listed on the relevant Rapido trains Web page.
May 3, 2018
Magazines The March 2018 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat , the GNR Historical Society magazine, has arrived.
May 2, 2018
Magazines The Classic Trains Special Issue #2 2018  Steams Empire Steam's Empire has arrived.
The June 2018 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
The June 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
Magazines The May/June 2018 issue of  Live Steam Magazine Live Steam & outdoor Railroading has arrived.
The March/April 2018 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
The June 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
May 1, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived.
April 26, 2018
Magazines The May 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
April 21, 2018
Magazines The May 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
The May 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
Magazines The May 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The 1st Quarter 2018 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
The 2018 issue of  On30 Annual The On30 Annual has arrived.
April 17, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 issue of  Canadian Railway Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller has arrived.
April 11, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
Magazines The May/June 2018 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived. It has part four of the Rail Barge Project and a review of Al Frasch's 'Pilchuk Division of the BNSF', a Great layout that was in Washington.
The May/June 2018 issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
April 10, 2018
 Kato Logo
N-ScaleWe have the new Kato/MicroTrains Trainset, combining a Kato ATSF SDP40F Locomotive and a selection of MicroTrains cars with exclusive car numbers.

 Train Set $ 422.95 Cdn$.
April 4, 2018
Magazines The May 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The May 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The January/February 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The LOST March 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The Lost March 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
Both of these issues were lost in shipping and did not arrive last month. We have received enough copies for hold and a few extra.
Magazines The May / June 2018 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
The Model Railroader 2018 Special  Model Railroading the Ultimate Guide Model Railroading the Ultimate Guide has arrived.
Books  Freight Car Handbook The Railroad Model Craftsman Freight Car Handbook has arrived. - $ 32.98 Cdn$.
Books  Forest Rails Forest Rails - Georgia-Pacific's Railroads by Russell Tedder. $ 105.50 Cdn$.
Books  Hawaiian Album Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs by Gale E. Treiber - $ 105.50 Cdn$.
Books  The Great Northern The Great Northern by Richard Yaremko. $ 105.50 Cnd$.
March 28, 2018
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
The November/December 2017  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
The January/February 2018 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived. Two issues at once and short shipped at that. Enough were received for magazine holds.
March 27, 2018
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived. The March issue never arrived. A few copies are on the way to us.
The March/April 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow gauge and Short Line Gazette magazine has arrived.
The April 2018 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Raifan and Railroad magazine has arrived. The March issue never arrived. A few copies are on the way to us.
Magazines The 2018-1 Issue 274 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
The January 2018 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office has arrived.
The 2nd Quarter 2018 issue of  Trains & Railroads of the Past Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
Magazines The March 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The November/December 2017 issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived.
The January/February 2018 issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived. Due to a screwup, two issues have arrived at the same time.
March 23, 2018
HO Scale For years Atlas has released some of their N-Scale Plate Girder Bridges with company logos.
Now available in HO Scale their 9" plate Girder Bridge in code 100 rail lettered for  Canadian National Plate Girder bridge Canadian National - $ 22.09 Cdn$. It should not be too difficult to change the rail to code 83.
March 20, 2018
Train Show  VTE Logo The dates for the 2018 Vancouver Train Expo are Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, 2018 at the PNE Forum. Details on our Show Schedule page or at the Vancouver Train Expo Web Site .
March 15, 2018
Books  2018 Trackside Guide The 2018 Trackside Guide has arrived. - $ 26.95 Cdn$.
March 14, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 Issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
Layout Control System We now have the  Walthers Layout Control System Walthers Layout Control System components in stock.
March 13, 2018
Magazines Issue 13-4 of  CP Tracks CP Tracks magazine has arrived. It has part three of Operations in the Okanagan Valley.
March 10, 2018
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived. Being the April issue there is an April Fools joke in it. It would be a life shortening action for any modeler foolish enough to do it.
The April 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2018 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
The Spring 2018 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
March 7, 2018
 Miniatures by Eric Logo
HO Our second box of HO Scale Miniatures by Eric parts have arrived. Still waiting for N, O, G-Scale and order add-ons.
March 3, 2018
Magazines The January/February 2018 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived. The lead article is "Montreal's First Railway". The Montreal and Lachine Railway was built to bypass the Lachine Rapids on the St. Lawrence river.
Orange After being out of print for a short while, we have received a restock of:  Tracks to the Trenches Tracks to the Trenches Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (1914-1919). Softcover - $ 45.00.
March 2, 2018
Accurail Logo
HO New from Accurail  Data Only cars Data Only Mineral red 36' Fowler Wood Box Cars $ 23.50 Cdn$
March 1, 2018
Magazines The April 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
Scaletrains Logo
HO New from Scaletrains Greenbrier (Gunderson) 5188cf Covered Hoppers.
Operator Series: One body type, Plastic roof walks and grab irons, one piece molded truck frame, Single Outlet and Roof hatch Versions, simplified printing.  operator Series Gunderson Coverd hoppers
BNSF, KCS, Norfolk Southern, and CSX.
















and Rivet Counter Series: Multiple Body versions. metal roof walk, wire grab irons, train line hose, rotating bearing caps, multiple outlet variations, two different roof hatches.  Rivet Counter Series

Arkansas- Oklahoma railroad, BNSF, BNSF Heritage (BN or ATSF or NP Logo), BNSF Swoosh, and UP "Building America".
February 28, 2018
MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We received a small restock of MinitrainS, including the new 2018 Limited Edition Items.
 Walli Bau Train Set Wolli Bau Set with Bulldozer. Geminder, Heavy Duty Flat car w Bulldozer and Box car
 Depressed Center Flat car with Bulldozer Heavy Duty Flat Car with Bulldozer
 Train Set Wolli-Bau train Set
February 23, 2018
HO New from Noch: Model Railroaders with layout. - $ 28.65.Model Railroaders with Layout
February 22, 2018
DCC Tam valley Logo
We have received a restock of Tam valley frog Juicers and the new LED Decoder DCC Accessory Decoder.
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OO-9 / HOn30 We have a restock of some of the Peco Welsh narrow gauge passenger cars in their "Great LittleTrains" series of products.
As well we have recieved:
Tipper Wagons Grey Hudson Tipper Wagons
Unbraked Slate Wagons Unbraked Slate Wagons
The cars are very well done.
The tipper wagons are all identical. The tipper wagons all have working loop couplers.
The slate wagons have different numbers and color markings in each set. They have spoked plastic wheels.
The Slate wagons have fixed loops and hooks on each car. The package of three cars includes a pair of loop hook couplings that can be mounted on one or two of the wagons to give you a rake of three wagons with working couplers on the end.
February 20, 2018
Books From Morning Sun:  Northern Pacific Northern Pacific - a Personal Perspective by Matthew J. Herson. Softcover. $ 52.50 Cdn$
Books From Morning Sun:  U34CH U34CH: New jersey's Unique U-Boat by Robert J. Yanosey. Softcover. $ 52.50 Cdn$
Books From Morning Sun:  Southern California Rails V2 Southern California Rails Vol2 1941-1971 by Dick Donat. Softcover. $ 52.50 Cdn$
Books From Morning Sun:  Santa Fe's Valley Division Santa Fe's Valley Division - The Last Two Decades. by Ed Mackinson. Softcover. $ 52.50 Cdn$
Books From Morning Sun:  TTC Streetcars Toronto Transit Commission Streetcars by Kenneth C. Springirth. Softcover. $ 52.50 Cdn$
February 17, 2018
Magazines The March/April 2018 issue of  N-Scale Railroading N-Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products.
February 10, 2018
Magazines The 2018 issue of  Hot Spots Hot Spots has arrived.
The January/February 2018 issue of  O-Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2018 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden magazine has arrived.
Magazines The March 2018  Trains Trains has arrived.
The March 2018 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The March 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
February 6, 2018
HO Scale A small collection of Liliput HO Scale models has been added to our Products of Note web page.
February 1, 2018
Detail Parts Miniatures by Eric has been ordered for N-Scale, HO-Scale, O-Scale and G-Scale.
January 31, 2018
Magazines The January 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News magazine has arrived.
The February 2018 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News magazine has arrived.
January 30, 2018
HO Scale Walthers Mainline Logo
Walthers has released GE ES44 Evolution Locomotive models.
CNR

CPR
UPR
$ 234.50 CND$
January 27, 2018
Magazines The February 2018 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The February 2018 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
January 20, 2018
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products including the new PR4 Interface/Programmer
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DCC Soundtraxx Logo
We have received a restock of Sountraxx DCC products including Current Keepers.
Current Keeper
Magazines The January / February 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette magazine has arrived.
Fourth Quarter 2017 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader magazine has arrived.
The February 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
Magazines The 1st Quarter 2018 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector magazine has arrived.
January 19, 2019
Rapido Logo
HO Our Rapido Trains Locomotive Web page is now updated with the Dash-8s we currently have in stock.
January 18, 2018
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HO We have received the second shipment of Rapido Dash 8s. CNR Stripes and BCR Red/White/Blue. All holds have been covered and some for store stock.  CNR Dash-8
 BCR Dash-8
HO We received a shipment of Rapido Ditch Lights and passenger car lighting units..
January 17, 2018
Magazines The November / December 2017 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived. The feature article is "An Overview of Railway History in Canada: Events that shaped today's railway network."
January 16, 2018
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HOn30  Skarloey HOn30 Narrow Gauge Skarloey (HOn30) is back in stock.
January 13, 2018
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HOn30 We received a small restock of MinitrainS, including the new Decauville Progres Steam Locomotives.
 Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Green Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Green
 Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Red Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Red
 Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Black Decauville Progres Steam Locomotive Black
January 11, 2018
HO Athearn Logo
We have stock a lot of Athearn parts.

Here is a selection of  Dogbones Dogbones we carry.
Misc An interesting picture of  The Canadian 19860920 The Canadian September 20, 1986.Units on the front 6309 / 6603 / 6613 / 6602, followed by a mix of ex CPR and ex CNR cars. Some people will be able to identify the location. A Dave Love photo.
January 5, 2018
Books A new book by Kalmbach:  Building Vehicles Building Vehicles . $ 28.59 Cdn$
Books A new book from Four-Ways-West:  GNR Postwar Passenger Trains Great Northern Railway Postwar Passenger Trains . $ 90.99 Cdn$
Magazines The February 2018 issue of  Model Railroading Model Railroading magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of  S Gaugian S Gaugian magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
Magazines The February 2018 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
The 2018  Model Railroad Planning Model Railroad Planning has arrived.
Magazines The February 2018 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The January 2018 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder magazine has arrived.
The February 2018 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
January 3, 2018
HO We have received our first shipment of Rapido Dash 8s. All CNR units.
December 30, 2017
Books A new book by Del Grosso:  BNSF The First Decade BNSF The First Decade Volume 1. $ 77.99 Cdn$
December 23, 2017
Magazines The February/March 2018 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading has arrived.
December 23, 2017
Magazines January 2018 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The 1st Quarter 2018 issue of  TRP Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat historical society magazine has arrived.
Magazines The February 2018 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
HO Scale Here is a teaser from an exclusive Central Hobbies 2018 project Model Fret . Due (we hope) February / March 2018.
December 22, 2017
Magazines More of the July/August 2017 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.
The December 2017 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat historical society magazine has arrived.
ESU We now have a stock of the  21MTC adapter board 21MTC adapter board . This Adaptor Board has a 21 Pin MTC plug and solder pads for all 21 pins.
December 19, 2017
HO Scale CPR  Brass CPR Switch Stands Brass Switch Stands are back in stock. $ 9.99 Cdn$
ESU One of the new ESU  N-Scale Sound Decoder N-Scale Sound Decoders has arrived. This Decoder uses separate LEDs for the headlights. $ 145.95 Cdn$
MISC We have a restock of  Hunterline Stains Hunterline Stains . As they were shipped more intelligently this time, there is no shippiong surcharge. $ 9.00 Cdn$
December 12, 2017
Magazines The January 2018  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading has arrived.
HO Sylvan Logo
We have received a stock of New Sylvan Models
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products
DCC Digitrax Logo
We have received a restock of Sountraxx DCC products
December 9, 2017
HOn30 Bachmann Logo
Bachmann has released Rheneas in their HOn30/HOe Thomas Narrow gauge series. This a good looking model that runs well.  Rheneas $ 194.99 Cdn$
Magazines The September/October 2017 Issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.
The January 2018  Trains Trains has arrived.
The January 2018 Issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
Magazines The January/February 2018 Issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.
The January 2018 Issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The 2017  HOn3 Annual HOn3 Annual has arrived.
December 2, 2017
Decorations Christmas comes to the store layout -  Christmas Village Christmas Village .
Redneck Christmas Tree Redneck Christmas Tree
November 30, 2017
Magazines The November/December 2017 Issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
The Autumn 2017 Issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
Decorations The front windows now have the  Decorated Window Christmas Decoration on them.
Unfortunately the rain has washed away a bit of the white paint. We will get that touched up.
The Christmas layout will go up in the next few days.
November 29, 2017
Magazines The November / December 2017 Issue of  Narrow gauge and Short Line Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
The December 2017 Issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad and Model Craftsman has arrived.
The December 2017 Issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
Magazines Issue 272 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
November 28, 2017
Magazines The December 2017 Issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
November 21, 2017
Magazines Issue 18 - #4 of  CN Lines CN Lines has arrived. It has Part 2 of the Vancouver Island Facilities and Operations series.
November 23, 2017
Brass Received today for consigment  BC Rail M630 BCR Wide Cab M630 in the later Expo 86 Red/White/Blue scheme. $ 675.00 Cdn$
November 21, 2017
Magazines The Model Railroader Special Issue  Build a Small Model Railroad Build a Small Model Railroad has arrived.
November 18, 2017
Magazines The November 2017 Issue of  Railfan and Railroad magazine cover Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The November 2017 Issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
The December 2017 Issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
Magazines The Winter 2017 Issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
The November 2017 Issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The 4th Quarter 2017 Issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
Magazines The 3rd Quarter Issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader historical society magazine has arrived.
The 4th Quarter 2017 Issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office has arrived.
November 17, 2017
Books New book from White River Press:  Route of the Chiefs Route of the Chiefs Santa Fe in the Streamlined Era by Greg Stout. $ 105.50 Cdn$
November 16, 2017
Magazines The November 2017 Issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
November 9, 2017
 Rapido Logo
HO Our first shipment of Rapido Trains FA-2s have arrived. This included CPR and GNR models.
November 8, 2017
Magazines The November / December 2017 Issue of  S gaugian S gaugian has arrived.
The Classic Toy Trains 2017 special Issue: All-Star Electric Trains All-Star Electric Trains has arrived.
The December 2017 issue of:  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
Magazines The October 2017 Issue of  Narrow gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
The Classic Toy Trains December 2017 Issue: Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
The December 2017 issue of:  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
Magazines The November/December 2017 Issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
The November/December 2017 Issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
The December 2017 issue of:  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
Magazines The December 2017 Issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The Classic Trains Special #21  Great Trains Freight Great Trains Freight has arrived.
November 4, 2017
Books New book from Morning Sun  Western States Trolleys in Color Western States Trolleys in Color by Edward Ridolph. Rare glimpses of long gone traction operations in Dallas TX, El Paso TX, Oklahoma City OK, Sand Springs OK, Sapulpa OK, Miami OK, McAlester OK, Coffeyville KS, Overland Park KS, Bonner Springs KS, Kansas City MO, Omaha NE, Twin Cities MN, Valley City ND, Denver CO, Fort Collins CO, Salt Lake City UT, Ogden UT, Phoenix AZ, Anaconda MT, and Portland OR. $ 77.99 Cdn$
November 3, 2017
O
The O-Scale models, 2-Rail and 3-Rail have been inventoried and the O-Scale Web page updated. We found a fair number of Canadian Toy Train Association special run cars.

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