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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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Date Item Canadian
Price
January 23, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
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Our final shipment of Rapido Trains HO Scale VIA F40PH-2D Locomotives has arrived.
These models include both
 VIA Delivery Scheme VIA Rail Canada - Delivery Scheme















 VIA Rail Canada - VIA Rail Canada - "Canada" Scheme





We have one non-sound ($ 250.00) VIA Rail "Canada" Scheme
and a good selection of sound equipped ($ 350.00) models in both paint schemes.
January 22, 2015
N Rapido Trains
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Some time ago Rapido Trains announced that the price of their new products would increase if the Canadian Dollar dropped too much.

Because of the current free-fall of the dollar the first price increases have been announced.

The Prices of the N-Scale GMD-1s have increased.
- From $ 159.00 to $ 173.29 for non-sound units.
- From $ 249.00 to $ 271.39 for Sound and DCC equipped units.
- From $ 169.00 to $ 184.19 for non-sound NAR models.
- From $ 259.00 to $ 282.29 for Sound and DCC NAR Models

We have models coming for all reservations and some store stock.
January 20, 2015
Magazines The 2015 issue of  Model Railroad Planning Model Railroad Planning has arrived.
The December 2014 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
The Nov/Dec 2014 issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived.
January 16, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
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The first shipment of Rapido Trains HO Scale VIA F40PH-2D Locomotives have arrived.
These models include both
 VIA Delivery Scheme VIA Rail Canada - Delivery Scheme















 VIA Rail Canada - VIA Rail Canada - "Canada" Scheme





We have very few non-sound ($ 250.00) VIA Rail "Canada" Scheme
and a good selection of sound equipped ($ 350.00) models in both paint schemes.
We are expecting a few more models.
HO Atlas
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A second shipment of Atlas HO Scale NSC 5277 Plug Door Box Cars have arrived.  Atlas BCR Box car
Four repeat road numbers for British Columbia Railway.
Also a very few new road numbers.
All $ 43.98 Cdn$.
N Atlas
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The new Atlas C630a have arrived.

Available in  Atlas N-scale PGR C630 PGE Map Herald CNR

 Atlas N-Scale BC Rail C630 BC Rail R/W/B C630

 Atlas N-Scale CNR C630 CNR C603

DC - $ 129.98 or NCE DCC Equipped - $ 164.98.
January 10, 2015
Magazines The Jan/Feb 2015 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
The February 2015 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The February 2015 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The Feb 2015 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2015 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The February 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
Magazines The January 2015 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
The Feb 2015 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
December 31, 2014
Magazines The December 2014 issue of  Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat the GNRHS magazine has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
Magazines The Feb/Mar 2015 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
December 29, 2014
Magazines The January 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
December 20, 2014
Book We now have the new Kalmbach book  Model Railroads go to War Model Railroads go to War. $ 23.35
Books CNRHA
We have received a restock of the Canadian National Railway Historical Association book  CNRHA Vol two
Diesels Canadian National Railways Diesels Vol 2. The Road Switcher: From Steam's Final Decade to Privatization.

We have also acquired a very few copies of Volume one.
$ 54.95 Cdn$.
December 19, 2014
Magazines The November-December 2014 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived.
December 15, 2014
Magazines The January 2015 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
The Nov/Dec 2014 issue of  Canadian Railway Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller magazine has arrived.
December 13, 2014
Magazines The Jan/Feb 2015 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Rail magazine has arrived..
Issue 427, December 2014, the Last Issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated has arrived. Railroads Illustrated started as CTC board back in April 1970. White River Publications (WRP) took over CTC Board from Hundman Publications and rebranded it Railroads Illustrated.
This magazine is being rolled into an expanded Railfan & Railroad.
There will be a Railroads Illustrated Annual in fall 2015.
HO Athearn HO Scale
The Athearn Genesis GP9s with Canadian Details have arrived.
Currently three paint schemes:
  • CPR Maroon and Grey Script Passenger Version.

    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8503
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8514
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8518
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8521
     Canadian Pacific -
Maroon & Grey


  • CP Rail Freight Version

    • CP Rail, Rd# 8628
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8633
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8656
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8670
     CP Rail

  • CNR Stripes

    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4401
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4411
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4417
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4493
     Canadian National - Stripes

Details specific to each model.
DC ($ 222.50 CDN$) and DCC ( $ 339.95 CDN$) and Tsunami Sound Versions.
HO BRASS
The Brass pages are reorganized. I suspect that I may have to break the US models out into their own page(s) soon.
We have Brass Models in the following Scales and Road Names:
HO Scale Canadian Pacific Railway Brass Models HO Scale Canadian National Railway Brass Models HO Scale Other Railways Other Scales
Canadian Pacific Railway - Steam Era Canadian National Railway - Steam Era Miscellaneous Models N-Scale Brass
Canadian Pacific Railway - M&G Diesel Era Canadian National Railway - 1954 Scheme PGE/BCR/BC Rail S-Scale Brass
CP Rail Era Canadian National Railway - 61 Scheme Narrow Gauge O Scale Brass
Canadian Pacific Railway - Modern Canadian National Railway - Modern Logging Equipment
US Railroads
New models being tested Odds - N - Ends
December 10, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
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The second run of Rapido Trains Gondolas have arrived.
This run includes:
One set of CPR Block Lettering.
Two sets of CP Rail
One set of TH&B
One set of CNR as delivered.
One set of CN modern.
We have a small amount of store stock.
$ 44.98 Cdn$
HO BRASS
The Brass pages were getting a bit congested so they have been reorganized.
Still to come is breaking the O-Scale models out to their own page to allow for models that are coming.
December 6, 2014
Magazines The Jan/Feb 2015 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived. It has an article on a local layout.
The Fall 2014 issue of  Railroad Explorer Railroad Explorer has arrived.
The December 2014 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
Magazines The November 2014 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars has arrived.
Issue 2014-4 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
Magazines The January 2015 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived..
The Nov/Dec 2014 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
Magazines The January/February 2015 issue of  Steam in The Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived..
The January 2015 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading has arrived.
December 4, 2014
Magazines The Autumn 2014 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
HO BRASS
The last of the XS-0xx brass collection is now on the web site.

Time to start on the next collection.
December 3, 2014
Magazines Issue 17-3 of  CN Lines CN Lines magazine has arrived.
December 2, 2014
Magazines The December 2014 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
November 29, 2014
HO Tangent
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The new Tangent General American 8000 Gal. Acid Tank Cars have arrived.
Available models are:
 Undecorated Kit Undecorated Kit
 Undecorated, Primer Black RTR 1949-1951 Undecorated, Primer Black RTR 1949-1951
 Undecorated, Primer Black RTR 1951-1960 Undecorated, Primer Black RTR 1951-1960
 GATX Black Lease 1952+ GATX Black Lease 1952+
 StaufferStauffer
 GATX White Lease 1971+ GATX White Lease 1971+
 Dow Dow
All $ 52.49 Cdn$.
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More Tangent Models 6,000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Cars have arrived.
All $ 52.49 Cdn$.
November 27, 2014
Magazines The November/December 2014 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
November 22, 2014
N Walthers
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The Walthers 2015 2015 Walthers N Z Catalogue has arrived.
$ 16.99
N Kato
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The new kato N-Scale ES44s have arrived.

Available in both  Kato N-scale CN ES44AC CNR and CPR

 Kato N-scale CPR ES44AC .
Magazines The September/October 2014 issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived.
The November/December 2014 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
November 21, 2014
HO Athearn Ready to Run
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Athearn has rerun their Shorty Heavyweight Passengers cars in the CNR Green/Black/Gold paint scheme.
 CNR Baggage Car CNR Baggage .
 CNR Pullman CNR Pullman .
 CNR Dining Car CNR Dining .
 CNR Coach CNR Choach .
 CNR Observation Car CNR Observation .
This is a very attractive scheme. The shorter cars are perfect for smaller layouts and a train of them will not overwhelm a layout.
$ 35.50
November 19, 2014
Magazines The November 2014 issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated has arrived.
The Classic Trains Special Issue  Train's of the 1940's Trains of the 1940's has arrived.
The November/December 2014 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
Magazines The Model Railroader special issue  How to Build Small Model Railroads How to Build Small Model Railroads has arrived.
November 18, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
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The Rapido Trains  NAR GMD-1s NAR GMD-1s have arrived. All reservations have been filled and contacted (phone or email). We have a few Sound and Non Sound spares.
The Rapido Trains  Undec GMD-1s Undecorated GMD-1s have arrived. All reservations have been filled and contacted (phone or email). We have a few Sound and Non Sound spares.
Magazines The December 2014 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
November 15, 2014
HO Walthers
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New from Walthers:  Canadian Pacific Snow Plow Canadian Pacific Russell Snowplow
$ 79.99
November 14, 2014
Magazines It's Back!
The July to October 2014 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
November 12, 2014
Book We now have the book  Railway Rock Gang Railway Rock Gang by Gary Sim in stock for $ 80.00.
November 6, 2014
Magazines The 2015 issue of  Great Model Railroads Great model Railroads has arrived.
Magazines It's back!
The July-October 2014 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The December 2014  Trains  Trains magazine has arrived.
The November/December 2014 issue of  S Gaugian S Gaugian magazine has arrived.
Magazines The December 2014 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The November/December 2014  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The December 2014 issue of   Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
Magazines The Winter 2014 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
The December 2014  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
November 1, 2014
Magazines The November 2014 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The 3rd Quarter 2014 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader magazine has arrived.
The December 2014 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
September 27, 2014
DCC Soundtraxx
 Soundtraxx DCC Logo

We have received a small restock of Soundtraxx products. More coming next week.
 Digitrax Logo

We have received a small restock of Digitrax decoders and other products.
 Circuitron Logo



 Circuitron Smail We have received a Circuiron SMAIL "Slow Motion Actuator with Integrated Logic". Essentially a Tortoise Switch machine with a DCC decoder. The 800-6200TB version is shown. The 6200 has solder pads. The -TB version has a terminal block.
October 31, 2014
Magazines The November 2014 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
October 30, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
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The Rapido Trains  1000 Series CNR GMD-1s CNR 10001 Series GMD-1s have arrived. All reservations have been filled and contacted (phone or email). We have a few sound equipped spares.
$ 325.00 Cdn$
 Rapido Trains Logo



The second part of our order of Rapido Trains 
Unlettered Park Car Park Cars has arrived. All reservations have been filled and contacted (phone or email). We have spares.
$ 109.00 Cdn$
October 28, 2014
Magazines The September/October 2014 issue of  Trains Canadian Rail magazine has arrived.
It has an article on the Grand Trunk Pacific - Canada's Second Transcontinental railway
The December 2014 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
It is the Christmas issue.
The November 2014 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
HOn3  BlackStone Models logo
We have received a restock of the new BlackStone Models HOn3 Flat Cars and Drop Bottom Gondolas.
October 17, 2014
Tools  MagEyes logo
We have restocked our MagEyes products.
October 15, 2014
N Micro Trains
 Micro Trains


All our pent-up backorders from Micro Trains have arrived.
October 11, 2014
HO Walthers
 Walthers Rolling Road
Logo


New from Walthers:  2015 Walthers HO Scale
Catalogue 2015 Walthers HO Scale Catalogue
$ 16.99
Magazines The November 2014 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The November 2014 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The September/October 2014 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
Magazines A week for magazines with Eleven different Titles arriving.
Magazines The November/December October 2014 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of  Sn3 Modeler Sn3 Modeler has arrived.
The November 2014 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
The September/October 2014 issue of  Narrow gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette has arrived.
The September/October 2014 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.
Magazines The Nov/Dec 2014 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.
The 2014 Annual issue of  Trains Annual Locomotive Motive Power Review Trains Annual Locomotive Motive Power Review has arrived.
LEDs Evan Designs
 Evan Designs Logo




New from Evan Designs:  Evans Led Kit Model Lighting LED kits.
$ 17.25
October 8, 2014
HO Walthers
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New from Walthers:  Indian Series 24 Dplx Sleeper 85' P-S "Indian" Series 24 Duplex Roomette Sleeper Santa Fe San Francisco Chief (Deluxe Version)
$ 137.99
HO Walthers
 Walthers Mainline Logo


New from Walthers Mainline: 37' 2980 CU Ft Covered Hoppers (BN and DM&E) and
40' 50-Ton Drop Bottom Gondolas( MP, GN, UP, CB&Q and Santa Fe)
Both mulitple road numbers.
$ 28.75
October 7, 2014
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office has arrived.
The October 2014 issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated has arrived.
October 4, 2014
Books New from Morning Sun:  BN Power in Color V 2 Burlington Northern Power in Color Volume 2 has arrived. $ 68.99
Books New from Kalmach Books:  Great American Railroad Stories Great American Railroad Stories 75 years of Trains magazine has arrived. $ 45.99
Magazines The Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 issue of  The Railroad Press The Railroad Press has arrived.
The 2014 issue of  2014 Contest Cars 2014 Contest Cars has arrived.
The September 2014 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat has arrived.
HO BLMA
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New from BLMA Models:  Trinity 64' Reefer Union Pacific Trinty 64' Reefer Multiple road numbers.
$ 45.99
HO Bluford Shops
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New from BLMA Models:  Transfer Caboose Transfer Caboose Multiple road names and numbers.
$ 57.50
October 3, 2014
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived. $ 5.25 CDN
October 1, 2014
Decals Black Cat
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We have received a restock of Black Cat decals in several scales.
September 27, 2014
DCC Cobalt
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 Cobalt DCC Switch Machine







New from DCC Concepts - Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital (Single Pack) One Cobalt DIGITAL READY Point Motor with built-in NMRA compatible DCC decoder. Includes all installation accessories. Suitable for all Gauges from large to very small.
$ 37.99 Cdn$
 Digitrax Logo

We have received a small restock of Digitrax decoders and other products.
DCC SoundTraxx
 SoundTraxx Logo  Soundcar Decoder







New from SoundTraxx: SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder
The 16-bit Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder is the only DCC decoder to replicate railcar sounds, such as the clickety-clack, flange squeal, flat spots, generator, brake cylinders, and glad hand release. It also includes a selection of user-adjustable horns, bells and whistles for cab cars and cabooses. For even more realism, the decoder has four Hyperlight lighting outputs for interior and exterior lights.
Single Decoder - $ 48.59 CDN$
HOn3 Blackstone Models HOn3
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New from Blackstone Models
  • 2014 Release of D&RGW 800 Series Drop Bottom Gondolas - Six Road Numbers - $ 68.49 CDN Each.
  • D&RGW 6000 Series Flat Car - 2014 Release - five road numbers - $ 56.98 CDN Each
  • C-19 Steam Locomotive Second Release - Rio Grande Southern #40. Weathered with sound - $633.95 CDN
  • C-19 Steam Locomotive Second Release - Rio Grande Southern #41. Weathered with sound - $633.95 CDN
September 26, 2014
HO InterMountain
 InterMountain Logo





New from InterMountain:  CP Rail Expo 86 Locomotive CP Rail Expo 86 Locomotive Three road numbers: 5678, 5748 and 5775.
DC only - $ 169.98
DCC and Sound - $ 259.98
 InterMountain Logo





New from InterMountain:  ONR Locomotive Ontario Northland SD40-2 Four road numbers.
DC only - $ 169.98
DCC and Sound - $ 259.98
September 22, 2014
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.

The 12-2 2014 issue of  CP-Tracks CP-Tracks has arrived. - It has the second part of the Article on the CPR "Canadian".
HO Rapido Trains
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The Rapido Trains  Unlettered Park Car Park Cars are arriving. We have received our first shipment. There is a second one to come. Reservations are being filled in the order they were received. If you are unable to pick up your car in a week or so, we will release it to another person on the reservation list and move your reservation to the second shipment.
$ 109.00 Cdn$
September 16, 2014
HO TrueLine Trains
 TrueLine Trains Logo



New from TrueLine Trains:  CP Rail Express reefers CPR and CP Rail Express Box cars.

Due to a screwup at the Factory in China, these cars were shipped without couplers. TrueLine will be supplying couplers shortly.

For now we (Central Hobbies) are supplying your choice of Kadee #148 or #158 couplers with the car sets we sell.
$ 89.98 Cdn$ a set.
HO TrueLine Trains
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From TrueLine Trains a massive shipment of box cars, CPR, CNR, CP Rail, and more.

Due to a screwup at the Factory in China, these cars were shipped without couplers. TrueLine will be supplying couplers shortly.

For now we (Central Hobbies) are supplying your choice of Kadee #148 or #158 couplers with the cars we sell.
September 13, 2014
Magazines The July/August 2014 issue of  ztrack ztrack magazine has arrived.
The September 2014 issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated magazine has arrived.
N  Kato Logo




We have received the new Kato N-Scale Gunderson MAXI-IV Double Stack cars  Kato N-Scale Turntable

Images from Kato.
HO Walthers Proto
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We have received the new Walthers Proto ATSF F3A Santa Fe F3 Locomotive
$ 302.49 CDN
We have received the new Walthers Proto ATSF F3A & B Sets Santa Fe F3A/B Sets $ 593.49 CDN
Books We have two new books from White River:

Rio Grande Heart of the Rockies Rio Grande Heart of the Rockies

 Western Pacific's Final Decade
Western Pacific's Final Decade
$ 89.95 Cdn$ each
September 12, 2014
Books We now have the book:
Historical Guide to CPR Stations in BCAn Historical Guide to Canadian Pacific Railway Station in British Columbia $ 24.95 Cdn$
DCC Broadway Limited Imports
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New from Broadway Limited Imports:  Broadway Limited Address Changer Address Changer
$ 89.59 Cdn$
September 10, 2014
HO Athearn
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New arrivals from Athearn:
  • More Athearn Ready-to-Run SD60s - Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, Two road numbers each, $ 144.95 CDN$.
  • More Athearn Genesis ES44AC - Canadian Pacific Rd#s 8728, 8742, 8750. DCC and Sound - $ 329.98. DC only - $ 219.99
  • Athearn Genesis GP50 Phase II - BNSF Rd# 3112- $ 269.98 - DCC and Sound.
September 9, 2014
HO Walthers Trainline
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We have received the new Walthers Trainline  CN Track Cleaning Car CN Track Cleaning Car
$ 27.98 CDN
September 6, 2014
Magazines The September/October 2014 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The October 2014 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
The October 2014 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The October 2014 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The August/September 2014 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
September 5, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
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The Rapido Trains  Unlettered Budd Coach Unlettered Budd Coaches have arrived.
$ 99.00 Cdn$
August 30, 2014
Magazines The October 2014 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
Magazines  Carstens Publications Logo




 Railroad Model Craftsman Logo  Railfan & Railroad Logo





After a week of speculation by someone (< G >) it has been announced that White River Publications is taking over Railroad Model Craftsman and Railfan & Railroad magazines.

The Official Press Release is on the Cartsens Web Site .
O Scale  Canadian Toy Train Association Logo





 PGE Flat Car





We have received the new Canadian Toy Train Association PGE Trailer on a PGE Flat Car. Available in two or three-rail models. Three road numbers.
$ 99.99 CDN$
August 29, 2014
HO Walthers/Shinohara Code 83 Track
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The Walthers / Shinohara code 83 Track has been inventoried and the web page updated.
August 26, 2014
HO Tangent
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More Tangent Models 6,000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Cars have arrived. We have Undecorated Ready-To-Run, MPCX and Champling Refining back in short stock.
All $ 50.35 Cdn$.
Also SOO Line and Manitoba covered hoppers.
Magazines The September 2014 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2014 issue of  Canadian Railway Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller has arrived.
The 2014-3 issue of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
August 26, 2014
Magazines The September 2014 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
The September 2014 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
HO Scale  Mt Albert logo




We have received a good restock of Mt Albert HO Scale lumber and ties (both regular and contour).
August 22, 2014
Magazines  Carstens Publications Logo




 Railroad Model Craftsman Logo  Railfan & Railroad Logo





After weeks of rumours and missing magazines, Carstens has finally released a statement about what is going on.
On their Facebook page they said: "Carstens Publications has announced that negotiations are taking place with several companies regarding the future publishing of Railfan & Railroad, Railroad Model Craftsman, and Flying Models magazines. All involved ask for your patience at this time."

At this time it is not known who the buyer is. They have commented that subscriptions will be honoured.

Carsten Publications closed 5 PM Friday evening.
We hope that a new buyer is found soon and that the publications will come back.
August 21, 2014
DCC  NCE Logo







As the number of NCE DCC products we carry has been increasing it was past time to create an NCE DCC Products Web Page .
DCC  TCS Logo







With the number of TCS DCC products we carry, it was time to create a TCS DCC Products Web Page .
August 20, 2014
Books  Morning Sun Logo






As we have a shelf of Morning Sun Books and it is sometimes difficult to pick them out in the many pages of books we have, we have created a Morning Sun Books Web Page .
August 19, 2014
Magazines The Summer 2014 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse Journal has arrived. This has the second part of "The Royal Hudson Story".
August 14, 2014
Books The New Morning Sun Book  Piggyback Color Guide Vol 2 Piggyback Color Guide Vol 2 I to X has arrived $ 66.99 Cdn$
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New from Atlas N-Scale GP35s:
CP Rail  CP Rail GP35
Great Northern  Great northern GP35
RailAmerica - Southern Ontario Railway  RailAmerica GP35
All in multiple road number. All available in DC for $ 132.95 CDN$ or with NCE DCC for $ 171.50 CDN$.

Images from Atlas.
August 13, 2014
Magazines The Sept/Oct 2014 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
The Sept/Oct 2014 issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2014 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
August 12, 2014
Magazines The July/August 2014 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived.
August 9, 2014
Magazines The September 2014 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
. The September 2014 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The September 2014 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The July/August 2014 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette magazine has arrived.
. The September/October 2014 issue of  Steam in The Garden Steam in the Garden magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2014 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The August 2014 issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated magazine has arrived.
. The Fall 2014 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
The Second Quarter 2014 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader magazine has arrived.
Magazines The 2014 issue of  The Narrow Gauge Annual The Narrow Gauge Annual magazine has arrived. This is the last issue of this publication.
N  Kato Logo




We have received the new Kato N-Scale Turntable and accessories.  Kato N-Scale Turntable

Images from Kato.
N  Trainworx Logo




We have received the new Trainworx 85' Flat cars.- $ 33.50.
 Trainworx 85' Flat Car
and the new 40' Trailers
Great Northern - $ 19.99.  Trainworx 40' Trailer Great Northern - $ 19.99.  Trainworx 40' Trailer
Great Northern Big Sky Blue - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer Western Fruit Express - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer
Great Northern - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer Northern Pacific - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer
Northern Pacific - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer Northern Pacific - $ 17.85  Trainworx 40' Trailer

Images from Trainworx.
August 7, 2014
HO Athearn
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New arrivals from Athearn:
  • Athearn Ready-to-Run SD60s - Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, Two road numbers each, $ 142.98 CDN$.
  • Athearn Genesis ES44AC - BNSF Rd#s 5767, 5832, 5886, 5955 - DCC and Sound - $ 329.98
  • Athearn Genesis ES44AC - Canadian Pacific Rd#s 8728, 8742, 8750. DCC and Sound - $ 329.98. DC only - $ 219.99
  • Athearn Genesis GP50 Phase II - BNSF Rd# 3112- $ 269.98 - DCC and Sound.
  • Athearn Genesis UTC 33K LPG Tank Cars:
    • Union Tank Car Co 'Flat Panel'
    • Exxon-Mobil Group 'Early'
    • Procor (White) 'Early'
    • Procor (Black) 'Late'
    • UTLX 'Flat Panel' '100th Anniversary Logo
    • UTLX (Blue) 'Late'
    Multiple Road numbers in Each Paint scheme. All $ 52.79 CDN$ each.
  • Athearn Ready-to-Run - Stream Lined Passenger cars - Santa Fe seven cars, $ 32.98 each.
August 2, 2014
Magazines The August 2014 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
HO Tangent
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The Tangent Models 6,000 Gallon 3 Compartment Tank Cars have arrived. We have the following models in stock.
Delaware & Hudson "Company Service"  D & H Company Service
GATX "Black Lease" 1941+ Sorry no stock.
GATX "Black Lease" 1968+  GATX Black Lease 1968+
GATX "Black Lease" 1958+ Sorry no stock
GATX "Celanese" Green  Celanese Green
HHCX "Champlin Refining Company" - Sorry no stock.
MPCX "Original Silver and Black 1935? - Sorry no stock
STCX "Black Lease" 1930+ - Sorry no stock.
Undecorated KIT - On Hand.
Undecorated RTR Black GA 6,000 Gal 3-Compartment Tank - Sorry no stock.
All $ 49.99 Can$.
If the demand is there we will do another order.
Images from Tangent.
HO Walthers
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The latest model in the Santa Fe San Francisco Chief Name Train Series has arrived:
 85' P-S Lunch Counter Car Deluxe 85' P-S Lunch Counter Diner Dormitory Car
$ 131.99 CND$.
Images from Walthers.
July 31, 2014
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As we are stocking a growing selection of products from Tangent Scale Models we have created a Tangent Scale Models Web Page .
July 30, 2014
Magazines The July/August 2014 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
July 29, 2014
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Our first shipment of GMD-1s have arrived.
HO  TLT Logo

A new shipment of Rapido Trains Leg-Rest coaches have arrived. CN 61 scheme, Great Northern and Northern Pacific.
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Our shipment of Rapido Trains 'Dayniter' Leg Rest Coaches in the ONR Modern scheme have arrived.
Magazines The August 2014 Issue  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
July 26, 2014
Magazines Issue 55 of  TimberTimes TimberTimes magazine has arrived.
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The TrueLine Trains Web Page has been updated.
July 23, 2014
Misc More updates, new brass items CPR and Misc, Trains Canada Web Page updated with stock status and more.
July 19, 2014
Magazines The May/June 2014 issue of  Z-Track Z-Track magazine has arrived.
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We have received the new Kato VIA Locomotives and Car Sets.
  •  VIA E8 1800 VIA E8 Rd# 1800 $ 103.98.






  •  VIA E8 1802 VIA E8 Rd# 1802 $ 103.98.






  •  VIA Passenger Set  VIA Passenger car Sets







  • Six car sets $ 191.98 CDN$.
    Four Car add-on Sets - $ 136.98

Images from Kato.
July 18, 2014
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MicroTrains Z-Scale products have been inventoried and the web pages have been updated.
July 17, 2014
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AZL Z-Scale products have been inventoried and a new AZL Web Page has been created for their products.
July 15, 2014
Misc A day for updates.
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All MicroTrains web pages have been updated with May/June/July releases.
Digital Sprog II Programmer
The Sprog DCC Section of the Other DCC Products Web page has been updated with new products and current stock status.
July 10, 2014
Magazines The July 2014 issue of  Railroads Illustrated Railroads Illustrated magazine has arrived.
The July 2014 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatcher's Office has arrived.
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New from Kato in N-Scale  E655 Series NAGOMI Train Set KATO N Scale 10-1123 JR Electric Train Series E655 'Nagomi' 5-Car Set $ 291.50 CDN$.



 Add-on car for Nagomi E655 Add-on car for Nagomi E655 $ 65.98 CDN$.

Both items sold as a set.

Images from Kato.
July 10, 2014
Books CNRHA
The Canadian National Railway Historical Association has released
 CNRHA Vol two
Diesels Canadian National Railways Diesels Vol 2. The Road Switcher: From Steam's Final Decade to Privatization.
$ 54.95 Cdn$.
July 8, 2014
HO A few things slipped in over the last week or so that I have not had time to list.
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We have received the new MTH  CNR Hoppers Canadian National USRA 55 Ton Twin Hopper. Singles - $ 38.99 CDN$. Six-Pack - $ 219.99 CDN$.
Image from MTH.
N  InterMountain




We have received the new InterMountain FPA7 and F7B CPR locomotives.
  •  CPR FP7A Canadian Pacific Railway Script FP7A several Road Numbers.
  •  CPR F7B Canadian Pacific Railway Script F7BA several Road Numbers.
    Images from InterMountain.
HOn3 We have purchased an HOn3 estate collection. It included:
  • several BlackStone model locomotives. All in good shape showing some wheel wear. A bit dusty.
    On the Blackstone Models Blackstone Models Web page with sale prices
  • a very few BlackStone models cars. Also on the web page.
  • HOn3 Kits and assembled models from 'The Model Railroad General Store(E&B Kits)', Rail Line - Idler Flat Cars, Grandt Line, Taurus Products, Durango Press and others.
  • and other really neat stuff that I have looked at but not priced yet.
If time ever permits they will be listed in the HOn3 section of the HO Scale web page.
July 4, 2014
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We have received the new Atlas release of Alco S2 Switchers;
  •  CPR S2 Canadian Pacific Railway Script $ 164.95 CDN$ three Road Numbers: 7013, 7061 and 7091
  • Also available with DCC and ESU LOK Sound for $ 285.95 CDN$












  •  GNR S2 Great Northern Railway $ 164.95 CDN$ two Road Numbers: 1 and 4.













  • Undecorated (Verticle Shutters) with DCC and ESU LOK Sound for $ 285.95 CDN$
Magazines The July/August 2014 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
The August 2014 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The August 2014 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
Magazines The July/Aug/Sept 2014 issue of  The Railroad Press The Railroad Press has arrived.
The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of  Railroad Explorer Railroad Explorer - The Eastern Rail Photo Journal has arrived.
The July 2014 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
Magazines The July 2014 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
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We have restocked:

 Sprog III Sprog III $ 142.99 CDN$









 SBOOST Sboost 3 Amp Booster $ 104.99 CDN$









 Sprog Nano Sprog Nano $ 43.99 CDN$



 Speedometer Speedometer $ 82.99 CDN$
July 2, 2014
Magazines The August/September 2014 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading has arrived.
Decals  Black Cat Logo We have received a restock of BlackCat decals. Prices have increased for new stock. Old store stock remains at the older prices.

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