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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
Price
November 26, 2020
Magazines The October-December 2020 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
Issue 75 of  CN Lines CN Lines has arrived.
November 26, 2020
Magazines The December 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
November 25, 2020
Magazines The lost issue - July/August 2020 issue of the  Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived. As it is only a partial shipment, reservations are being filled first.
N-Scale New from Bachmann in the Thomas the Tank Engine Series:
 Thomas Thomas the Tank Engine
 Percy Percy the Small Engine
N-Scale Also available from Bachmann in the Thomas the Tank Engine Series:
 Annie Annie
 Clarabel Clarabel
 Troublesome Truck #1 Troublesome Truck #1
 Troubelsome Truck #2 Troublesome Truck #2
N-Scale Also available as a complete train set:
 Thomas Train Set Thomas Train Set
November 20, 2020
Magazines The December 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
November 09, 2020
Magazines The 2020-4 issue of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
November 07, 2020
Magazines The December 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
The December 2020 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
The November/December 2020 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
Magazines The 2020 Special issue  Milwaukee Racine & Troy Milwaukee, Racine & Troy model railroad has arrived.
N New from Geoff Gooderham: CPR Ore Cars
CPR 1918 Ore Car
CP 1918 Ore Car
$ 30.00 Cdn$
CPR 1920 Ore Car
CP 1920 Ore Car
$ 30.00 Cdn$
CPR 1920 Ore Car with Extended Sides
CP 1920 Ore car with Extended Sides
$ 30.00 Cdn$
All the kits have the same contents: Kit Contents
  • One piece body on a carrier to protect the stirrup steps.
  • Ore load
  • Two operating levers
  • Grab iron Jig
  • Instructions
  • October 20,2020
    Magazines The 2021 issue of  Great Model Railroads 2021 Great Model Railroads has arrived.
    The November 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
    The November/December 2020 issue of  N-Scale N-Scale magazine has arrived.
    October 16,2020
    Magazines The November 2020 issue of  RAilroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The November 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The November 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    Magazines The November 2020 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
    The September/October 2020 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
    The 4th Quarter 2020 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
    Magazines The November 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    October 08,2020
    Books New to the store from Kalmbach  Modeling Cities & Towns Modeling Cities & Towns . $ 29.75 Cnd$
    October 07,2020
    Magazines The Scale Auto 2020  Contest Cars Contest Cars issue has arrived.
    Books Arrived today!  CNR Power Vol 1Canadian National Power in Color - Volume 1: First Generation Roadswitchers by Stephen M. Timko . $ 94.50 Cnd$
    September 30, 2020
    Magazines The September/October 2020 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
    September 29, 2020
    Magazines The October 2020 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatcher's Office has arrived.
    The July/August 2020 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived.
    September 24, 2020
    Magazines The October 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    HO WalthersMainline Logo
    New from Walthers in their MAINLINE product line: Thrall Rebuilt 40' Well Car. Several Road numbers for single cars.
    Thrall Rebuilt Well Car. These were rebuilt from 48' Well Cars.
    $ 39.98 Cdn$
    Thrall Rebuilt 40' Well Car. Also available as an articultated five platform set. Several Road numbers.
    Five Car Articulated Thrall Rebuilt Well Car.
    $ 188.98 Cdn$
    HO WalthersMainline Logo
    From Walthers in their MAINLINE product line: 53' Railgon Gondolas.
    53 Foot Railgon Gondola
    $ 37.75 Cdn$
    September 16, 2020
    Magazines The October 2020 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
    Issue 24 - 4th Q 2020 of  Trains & Railroads of the Past Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
    September 15, 2020
    Books Arrived today!  Proud Colours . $ 59.99 Cnd$
    September 11, 2020
    O CTTOS Logo
    New today from the Canadian Toy Train Association, made by MTH: BC Hydro MP15DC Locomotives. Two Road numbers: 151, 153. Good looking models. BC Hydro MP15DC Price $579.99 Cdn$.
    September 10, 2020
    Magazines The October 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The October2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The 2020 Annual issue of the  2020 Locomotive Annual Trains Locomotive Special has arrived.
    September 9, 2020
    Magazines Issue 15-1 of  CP Tracks CP Tracks has arrived.
    The September/October2020 issue of  The Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
    The October 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    Magazines The Lost May 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    September 5, 2020
    Magazines The Fall 2020 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived.
    Books We will be stocking this book Proud Colours . It is supposed to be released on Sept 15, 2020 so after shipping delays it should be in the store the week of the 22nd.
    The books are being shipped tomorrow (11th) so we may see them next week. We have a case on the way. We can easily get more when these are close to selling out.
    $ 59.99 Cnd$
    September 4, 2020
    HO ScaleTrains
    We have some ScaleTrains Greenbrier Gunderson Multi-Max Auto racks.
    Multi-Max Auto Rack
    $ 101.25 Cdn$
    N MicroTrains Logo
    We have received some MicroTrains CP Rail Icicle Breaker Cars. Considering the technology used to make the Icicle-Breaker (laser cut wood) it is not a bad model. With a bit or careful work you could sand the parts thinner. The breakers could also be mounted on an older car.
    CP Rail Icicle Breaker Car
    $ 39.10 Cdn$
    September 1, 2020
    Magazines The September 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    August 29, 2020
    OO9 - HOn30 Peco Logo
    We have a restock of Peco OO9/HOe track, turnouts and flex track.
    Peco OO9 Track
    August 28, 2020
    Magazines The September 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    The 3rd Quarter 2020 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
    August 26, 2020
    OO9 - HOn30 MinitrainS Logo
    From MinitrainS in HOn30: the Henschel Tramway Locomotive
    Tramway Locomotive
    $ 211.39 Cdn$
    OO9 - HOn30 Open Passenger Car Decauville Passenger Coach - Blue Striped Awning
    Open Passenger Car Decauville Passenger Coach - Red Striped Awning
    August 20, 2020
    Magazines The September 2020 issue of  Railfan Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
    The Summer 2020 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
    Lost in the chaos was the July/August 2020 issue of  N Scale N Scale magzine.
    O lionel Logo
    A  Lionel Train Set Lionel Train Set - 1998 Lionel Factory Select Set. $ 399.95 Cdn$
    A  Lionel Train Set Contents Lionel Train Set Contents
    August 13, 2020
    Magazines The September/October 2020 issue of  N-Scale N-Scale has arrived.
    Magazines  N-Scale Railroading N-Scale Railroading is now an online magazine. Issues at: N-Scale Railroading
    HO bowser Logo
    New from Bowser in HO Scale.  GTW Covered Hopper Grand Trunk Western 70 Ton Covered Hoppers Three road numbers . $ 35.50 Cdn$ Each
    HO Athearn Logo
    New from Athearn in HO Scale.  SRY of BC B60' Box Car Southern Railway of British Columbia 60' Gunderson Double Door Box Cars - four road numbers. $ 60.75 Cdn$ Each
    HO Accurail Logo
    New from Accurail in HO Scale.  CPR ACF 3 bay Hoppers Canadian Pacific Railway ACF 3-Bay Hopper 3-pack $ 79.98 Cdn$ Each
    DCC Digitrax Logo
    We have recieved a small shipment from Digitrax: New Zephyrs, DS64 turnout conrollers and DN163K1C decoders. New Advanced systems are two to three weeks away. as well as new UR93 Radio Receivers.
    July 31, 2020
    N Bachmann Logo
    New from Bachmann in N Scale.
     Annie & Clarabel Annie and Clarabel.
    $ 34.20 Cdn$ each.
    Still to come, Thomas, Percy and Troublesome trucks.
    N Broadway Limited Logo
    A restock of older Broadway Limited models - Cryogenic tank cars.
     Tank Car  Canadian Liquid Air Tank Car.
    $ 63.65 Cdn$ each.
    Stock cars with sound.
     Stock Car  Stock cars with sound. Chickens, Cattle, and Sheep.
    $ 101.25 Cdn$ each.
    N JCT Logo
    A new vendor to us: Jacksonville terminal Company.
     Well Car  DTTX 68xxxx NSC 53' well car. Class NWF13A - 9 Post version. Die cast construction, etched metal walkways, MicroTrains couplers. A very nice car.
    Five road numbers: $ 81.20 Cdn$ each.
    July 28, 2020
    Magazines The August 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The August 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
    The July/August 2020 Issue  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
    July 24, 2020
    Various So five more boxes of Walthers just came through the door and a box of ngineering.
    July 24, 2020
    Various Walthers Logo
    So thats 25 boxes of Walthers received.
     Walthers Shipments Lots of Kato N-Scale Unitrak and more.
    And four boxes from another supplier and one Rapido to get to.
    Now to start on three boxes of Horizon (Athearn and more) that arrived yesterday.
     Horizon Shipment and there is another Walthers due to arrive now. Been a wee bit busy the last few days. And something at the Post Office, and . . .
    July 22, 2020
    N kato Logo
    New from Kato in N Scale.
     CN Transcontinental Set CN Transcontinental Train Set. Seven Cars.
    New from Kato in N Scale.
     CN F7A - Stripes Scheme CNR F7A. Stripes scheme.
    New from Kato in N Scale.
     CN F7A/B Set CNR F7A & B set Stripes scheme.
    July 21, 2020
    Magazines The August 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader " has arrived.
    The August 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The July/August 2020 Issue  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
    Magazines The 3rd Quarter 2020 Issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
    July 2, 2020
    Magazines The July 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman " has arrived.
    The July 2020 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
    The July 2020 Issue  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    Magazines The 3rd Quarter 2020 (Issue #23) of  Trains & Railroads Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
    July 2, 2020
    Magazines The 2020 Special issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic toy Trains Special issue "Lionel Trains of the 1960's" has arrived.
    The July 2020 issue of  The Dispatcher's Office The Dispather's Office has arrived.
    The 2020 Special Issue  the Ultimate Guide Model Railroading The Ultimate Guide 2020 has arrived.
    June 27, 2020
    Magazines The March/April 2020 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived.
    June 23, 2020
    Magazines The April 2020 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow gauge Downunder has arrived.
    June 18, 2020
    Magazines The July 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The July 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The July 2020 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
    Magazines The Summer 2020 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived.
    Trains Special issue  Steam over Cumbres Steam over Cumbres has arrived.
    Classic Trains Special issue  More Trains of the 1940's More Trains of the 1940's has arrived.
    June 17, 2020
    Magazines The June 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The May 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The second Quarter 2020 issue of  Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
    Magazines The June 2020 issue of  Railfan Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
    The May 2020 issue of  Railfan Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
    2020-2 Issue 283 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
    Magazines The June 2020 issue of  Model railroad news Model Railroad News has arrived.
    The May 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    The April 2020 Issue of  The Dsipatcher's Office The Dispatcher's Office has arrived.
    Magazines The May/June 2020 issue of  The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
    June 12, 2020
    Magazines The May/June  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
    The Vol 20 No. 1 issue of  CN Lines CN Lines has arrived.
    May 15, 2020
    HO Scale We received a small shipment of Black Cat Decals:
    • CNR#124767 GS Gondola
    • CNR#652417 Flat Car
    • Restock of CPR#305560 Stake Flat Cars
    May 14, 2020
    Magazines The June 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The June 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The Summer 2020 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
    Magazines The June 2020 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
    May 2, 2020
    HO Atlas Logo
    New from Atlas in HO Scale.
     Cn Covered hoppersCN Covered Hoppers Three road numbers.
    New from Atlas in HO Scales.
     CN - GTW Auto racksCNR - GTW Auto Racks Three road numbers.
    New from Atlas in HO Scales.
     CP-SOO Auto racksCP - SOO Auto Racks Four road numbers.
    May 1, 2020
    Misc April in review.
    We survived April with not too many problems. Despite the shorter hours, mail orders and orders picked up at the door are bringing in enough to pay the bills. Getting a bit short of some products but we are working to find suppliers who will ship to Canada without exorbident shipping charges.
    Not an ideal situation but better than being closed. Looking forward to the day when we can let a few people into the store at a time to shop.
    Stay Safe and Healthy out there.
    HOn30 MinitrainS Logo
    News from MinitrainS.
    MinitrainS has released new product but they are not shipping to North America right now.
    When they resume shipping, we will post that news here.
    April 9, 2020
    Misc Despite the almost total shutdown of suppliers, the occasional item shows up.
    After a long time, we have  GOO Walthers Goo back in stock.
    March 31, 2020
    Magazines The March/April 2020 issue of  Branch Line Branch Line has arrived.
    March 26, 2020
    HO Tichy Logo
    New from Tichy in HO and O Scales, funny signs.
     Funny Signs group 1
    New from Tichy in HO and O Scales, funny signs.
     Funny Signs group 2
    HO Tichy Logo
    New in the store from Scale trains.
     Coil Steel Cars Thrall-Trinity 42' Coil Steel Car Four road numbers in Canadian Pacific.
    New in the store from Scale Trains.
     SD40-2 locomotives Operator HO Scale EMD SD40-2, CP Rail/Two Flags Four road numbers.
    March 23, 2020
    Books The 2020  Canadian Trackside Guide Canadian Trackside Guide has arrived.
    $ 30.40 Cdn$ tax in. Shipping extra if necessay.
    March 21, 2020
    Magazines The April 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The April 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroader has arrived.
    The 2nd Quarter 2020 issue of  Trains & Railroads Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
    March 14, 2020
    Magazines The March/April 2020 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
    The 1st Quarter 2020 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
    The April 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    Magazines Issue 14-4 of  CP Tracks CP Tracks has arrived.
    March 07, 2020
    Magazines The April 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The April 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The Spring 2020 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived.
    Magazines The March/April 2020 issue of  Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
    February 22, 2020
    Magazines The April 2020 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
    February 21, 2020
    Magazines The January/February 2020 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
    February 14, 2020
    Magazines The March 2020 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
    The March 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The March 2020 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
    Magazines The 2020 Spring issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
    The March/April 2020 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
    The January/February 2020 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading has arrived.
    Magazines The March/April 2020 issue of  N-Scale N-Scale has arrived.
    DCC Digitrax Logo
    We have received a restock of Digitrax DCC products including Duplex Evolution Systems.
    Not everything is shipping yet.
    Scenery Woodland Scenics Logo
    The  Woodland Scenics Fence System The Woodland Scenics fence System is now in the store.
    Six different types of fence (Barb Wire, Log, Chainlink, Rail, Picket and Industrial)
    in three scales (O, HO and N).
    February 11, 2020
    Books From Peco:
     Modelline German Railways Modelling German
     Modelline European Railways Modelling European Railways
    OO9 - HOn30 Heljan Logo
    From Heljan in OO9 / HOn30 E188 'LEW' in SOUTHERN Lined Green.
    LEW in Southern Lined Green
    Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Bachmann Narrow Gauge Logo
    From Bachmann in their Narrow gauge Line, Baldwin Class 10-12-D OO9 Steam Locomotives.
    OO9 - HOn30 WDLR Black  War Department Light Railway Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Bridget Ashover Light Railway 'Bridget" Ashover Light Railway Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Gly Valley Tramway Glyn Valley Tramway Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Snailbeach District Railways Snailbeach District Railways Black (Weathered) Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Welsh Highland railway DCC and Sound Welsh Highland railway Lined maroon - DCC and Sound Price under review
    OO9 - HOn30 Southern Lined Green Southern Lined Green 'SID' Price under review
    February 4, 2020
    HO Kaslo Logo
    We have received a shipment of Kaslo Shops BC Rail Wide Vision Cabooses.
    BCR Wide Vision Cabooses
    $ 59.98 Cdn$
    January 25, 2020
    Magazines The February 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    The February 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
    The January 2020 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatcher's Office has arrived.
    January 25, 2020
    HO Athearn Genesis Logo
    New from Atlas British Columbia Railway (BCR) Two-Tone Green Wide Vison Cabooses, Two road numbers #s1870 and 1874.
     BCR Cabooses
    N-Scale  BCR Cabooses Also Available in N-Scale
    January 22, 2020
    HO Scale Shinohara track went out of production last year but Walthers dug in their warehouse for us and found a few items.
    Code 70 #4 and #6 turnouts are back in limited stock. See the Shinohara track web page.
    Magazines The 1st Quarter 2020 issue of  HO Collector HO Collector has arrived.
    The February 2020 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
    The January/February 2020 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
    Magazines The 2020 issue of  Model Railroad Planning Model Railroad Planning has arrived.
    January 10, 2020
    Magazines The February 2020 issue of  Model Railroading Model Railroading has arrived.
    The January 2020 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Scale Auto Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
    The 1st Quarter 2020 issue of  Trains & Railroads Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived.
    Magazines The January 2020 issue of  Railfan & Railroading Railfan & Railroading has arrived.
    The January 2020 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
    New from Trains  Railroad Maps Vol 2 Railroad Maps Volume 2 .
    Magazines The February 2020 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
    The January/February 2020 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
    Books A new book from Kalmbach:  Turbine Power Turbine Power has arrived.
    January 4, 2020
    Magazines The February 2020 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
    HO Athearn Genesis Logo
    New from Athearn Genesis, the Norfolk Southern SD70ACe 'First Responders" locomotive.
     NS SD70Ace First Responders Locomotive

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