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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
August 1, 2015
DCC SoundTraxx
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New from SoundTraxx in their Econami Series - the ECO-100 sound decoder.
 ECO-100 Decoder
Available in Steam, Diesel and Electric.
Our first shipment has arrived.
We have a few Steam, one Diesel and one Electric decoder left.
More stock later this month when the ECO-21P and ECO-400 decoders ship.
These decoders are small enough for N-Scale diesels and have enough power (1 AMP) for TT and HO Scale models..
$ 105.55 CDN$
Magazines The August 2015 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived. $ 8.15 CDN$
July 31, 2015
HO Atlas
 Atlas


New from Atlas HO Scale NSC 5111 Plug Door Box Car.
 CP Rail CP Rail
 Ontario Northland Ontario Northland
 Quebec Central Quebec Central
 Youngstown & Austintown RR Youngstown & Austintown RR
Four road numbers each.
$ 51.50 CDN$
 Atlas


New from Atlas HO Scale Extended Vision Caboose.
 BC Rail BC Rail $ 51.95 CDN$
Two Road Numbers - # 1879 and # 1880. $ 51.95 CDN$
July 28, 2015
HO American Limited
 America Limited

New from America Limited models - Trinity 3281 2-Bay Covered hoppers.


 TILX TILX

 WSOX WSOX
$ 61.25 CDN$
July 29, 2015
Magazines The July/August 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
There are articles on Northern Alberta Railways - Peace River Hill, Ottawa's O-Train and an Ottawa Street Car Restoration project.
July 18, 2015
Magazines The August 2015 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The July 2015 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of  Railroad Explorer Railroad Explorer has arrived.
July 17, 2015
HO Kaslo Shops
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 HL-01 Dash-8 Loco Kit

We have received a small shipment of Kaslo Shops HL-01 GE Dash 8-40CM kits.
Customers on the hold list are being contacted.
At this time we have seven spare kits in stock.
Magazines The August 2015 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
July 13, 2015
Magazines The July/August 2015 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The August 2015 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
The August 2015 issue of the  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
Magazines The July 2015 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder has arrived.
The July/August 2015 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
The July/August 2015 issue of the  A gaugian S gaugian has arrived.
Magazines The August 2015 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
July 10, 2015
DCC SoundTraxx
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 SoundTraxx Econami Sound
Decoders


Soundtraxx has announced a new series of decoders: the ECONAMI.

Currently three formats:
ECO-100 smaller than a TSU-750. 1 Amp of power and four functions.
ECO-21P a 21 pin decoder with six functions.
ECO-400 a four amp decoder with six functions.
All three types of decoder come in steam, diesel and electric versions. Each version has multiple, prime mover sound files, bells, whistles and various other sounds.
The first two are $ 79.95 US$ MSRP. The ECO-400 is $ 149.95 US$ MSRP.
Delivery of the first decoders will be the end of this month.

Details on our SoundTraxx web page in the ECO-100, ECO- 21P and ECO-400 sections.
July 4, 2015
Magazines The June 2015 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat historical society magazine.
The 2015 issue of the  On30 Annual On30 Annual has arrived.
Books The new book from Kalmbach -  Wiring Your Model Railroad Wiring Your Model Railroad by Larry Puckett has arrived. $ 27.90 CDN$
DCC SoundTraxx
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We have received a restock of Soundtraxx DCC products.
First come - first served.
July 3, 2015
Magazines The August 2015 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
Misc  Rail Cleaner ACT-6006 Track and Rail Cleaner is back in stock.
June 30, 2015
Magazines The May/June 2015 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived. This months lead article is on Montreals harbour.
The July 2015 issue of  WCRA News CRA News has arrived..
June 27, 2015
Magazines The July 2015 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The may/June 2015 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
The 2nd Q 2015 Issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived.
June 25, 2015
Magazines Issue 279 - Aug/Sept 2015 of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
June 19, 2015
Magazines Issue 57 of  Timber Times Timber Times magazine has arrived.
June 18, 2015
2016
The 2016 Steamscenes Calendars have arrived.
 Canadian Trains Calendar Eight titles:
CANADIAN TRAINS Through the Years., UNION PACIFIC Then and Now, BNSF & Its Heritage, SEASONS OF STEAM on Britain's Railways, Nils Huxtable's NARROW GAUGE Memories, The 'Friendly' SOUTHERN PACIFIC, Nils Huxtable's PASSING TRAINS and Nils Huxtable's WORLD OF STEAM.
All $ 15.95 Cdn$.
June 17, 2015
Paint
Many things have changed in the paint world. We have updated our web pages to reflect the current lack of model railroad paints.
June 16, 2015
DCC Digitrax
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We have received a modest restock of Digitrax DCC products, Throttles, UP panels and Decoders.
First come - first served.
Magazines The May/June 2015 issue of  Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette magazine has arrived.
The July 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The July 2015 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The July 2015 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2015 issue of  Steam in The Garden Steam in The Garden has arrived.
The April 2015 issue of  Model
Cars Model Cars < /a> has arrived.
Magazines The July/August 2015 issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2015 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.
Magazines The 2015 Trains Special Issue  Heavy Hauls Heavy Hauls magazine has arrived.
May 25, 2015
Magazines The June 2015 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline /a> has arrived.
Magazines The 2015-2 issue of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal magazine has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
June 3, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
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 VIA Test Scheme LRC

Our last shipment of Rapido Trains HO-Scale LRC Locomotives and cars has arrived.
These arrived with the new prices reflecting the devalued dollar.
N Rapido Trains
 Rapido Trains Logo

We have received a shipment of N-Scale passenger cars. CPR, CN 54 scheme, CH 61 Scheme, ONR.
These arrived with the new prices reflecting the devalued dollar.
June 2, 2015
Books The new book from Kalmbach -  Freight Cars of the '40s and 50' Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s has arrived. $ 27.69 CDN$
May 25, 2015
Magazines The Summer 2015 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
May 23, 2015
Magazines The 1st Quarter 2015 issue of  Milwaukee Railroader Milwaukee Railroader magazine has arrived.
May 21, 2015
Magazines The March/April 2015 issue of  Z track Ztrack has arrived.
May 13, 2015
Magazines The Spring 2015 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
HO MiniTrains
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We have received a small shipment of HOn30 items from Minitrains. Many of our orders have been filled.
Tools TAMIYA
 Tamiya Logo

 HG Straight Tweezers Good tweezers are hard to find. On cheap ones the tips spread or twist apart when you try and firmly hold a small part. The Tamya 74048 HG Straight Tweezers are not inexpensive but they are very good. Nice solid, precise construction.
$ 21.99 Cdn$
May 8, 2015
HO Siku
 Siku

New from Siku:  Mining Dump Truck
$ 32.75 CDN$
May 7, 2015
Magazines The May/June 2015 issue of  S Gaugian S Gaugian has arrived.
The May/June 2015 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam has arrived.
The May/June 2015 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
May 6, 2015
Magazines The June 2015 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
The June 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
N InterMountain
 InterMountain Logo

We have received a shipment of InterMountain N-Scale FP9s:
CNR 54 Scheme A's and B's.
CP Rail A's and B'
VIA Rail A units.
HO InterMountain
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We have received a restock of Red Canada Grain Cars, Both CP and CN.
HO Red Caboose
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We have received a stock of Red Caboose Texaco Tank Cars and Canadian National Flat Cars.
This may be the last Red Caboose products we receive as we hear that Red Caboose has been acquired by InterMountain.
May 5, 2015
Books The 2015  Trackside Guide Canadian Trackside Guide is here. $ 26.95
Magazines The May 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
It has an article by Joe Smuin - "Train Masters on the Kettle Valley".
Issue 12-3 of  CP Tracks CP Tracks has arrived.
May 1, 2015
Magazines The May 2015 issue of  WXCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
HO Shinohara
 Shinohara Logo

A selection of Code 70 turnouts have arrived.
April 30, 2015
Books The 2015  Trackside Guide Canadian Trackside Guide has been shipped. We should see it next Wednesday May 6.
Magazines The June 2015 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto has arrived.
HO Rapido Trains
 Rapido Trains Logo

 CNR 54 Scheme FPA4

Our first shipment of Rapido Trains HO-Scale FPA4 and FPB4 Locomotives has arrived with their new higher prices. We did not receive as many models as we thought we had on order so store stock is very low.

We have contacted everybody on the hold list that we still have valid contact info for. Please let us know soon if you still want them so we can release unwanted models to other customers.

VIA models are yet to come.
April 29, 2015
HO Athearn
 Athearn Logo



The special run of VIA P42s have arrived.
 VIA P42
Limited stock of Road # 908 for $ 198.98 Cdn$. DCC Ready
April 28, 2015
Magazines The 2015 issue of  Trains of the 1970 Trains of the 1970s, a Classic trains Special Issue has arrived.
The March-April 2015 issue of  Canadian Railway Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller magazine has arrived.
The June/July 2015 issue of O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
Misc Black Cat Decals
 Black Cat Logo



We have receive a restock of Black Cat decals.
Black Cat increased their prices March 1, 2015.
Current store stock remains at the old(er) prices. The web page reflects the new prices.
April 25, 2015
Magazines The May 2015 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The 2nd Quarter 2015 issue of  The Railroad Press The Railroad Press magazine has arrived.
The April 2015 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office magazine has arrived.
April 24, 2015
N Atlas
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The new Atlas S2 switchers have arrived.
 CPR Script S2 switcher

CPR Script (three road numbers). Non-Sound models are $ 149.95 CDN$. Sound equipped (LOK Sound) models are $ 299.95 CDN$.
April 15, 2015
HO Bowser
 Bowser Logo



The new Bowser DRS-4-4-1000 models have arrived.
 CPR Block Lettering DRS-4-4-1000
 CP Rail DRS-4-4-1000

CPR Block (two road numbers) and CP Rail (Two Road Numbers). Non-Sound models are $ 249.98 CDN$. Sound equipped (LOK Sound) models are $ 374.97 CDN$.
Magazines The May/June 2015 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
April 14, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
 Rapido Trains Logo


Our first shipment of the Loooong awaited Rapido Trains HO-Scale LRC Locomotives have arrived with their new higher prices. We have a very few non sound models in stock and a handful of sound equipped models.

We have contacted everybody on the hold list that we still have valid contact info for.
Magazines The March/April 2015 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived. The lead article is on CPR's "Big Hill".
HO Rivarossi
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Due to a lettering issue all E&N models are being returned to Rivarossi. They spelt "Esquimalt" 'Esqui_n_alt'.
April 11 2015
Magazines The May/June 2015 issue of  N Scale N Scale magazine has arrived.
April 8, 2015
Misc Woodland Scenics
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New from Woodland Scenics

 Just Plug In
Magazines The May 2015 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The Spring Summer issue of  Sn3 Modeler Sn3 Modeler magazine has arrived.
The Mar/April 2015 issue of the  Gazette  Narrow gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
Magazines The May 2015 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The May 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The April 2015 issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder magazine has arrived.
HO Ambroid
A selection of Ambroid wood kits has been acquired. Some with trucks. Some built..First come, first served.
April 7, 2015
HO Rivarossi
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New from Rivarossi

Skeleton Log cars in selected Canadian Road names. Two-Packs of cars are available in:
Canadian Pacific (two two-packs)  CPR Skeleton Log Car
E&N  E&N Skeleton Log Car
PGE  PGE Skeleton Log Car
Comox Logging  Comox Logging Skeleton Log Car
All in stock for $ 84.95 CDN each. Images from Distributors literature.
Magazines The April 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
April 4, 2015
Magazines The March 2015 issue of  G N Goat the Great Northern Goat magazine has arrived.
The April 2015 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The Feb/March 2015 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
Magazines The April 2015 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The April 2015 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
April 1, 2015
Magazines The Winter 2015  Railroad Explorer Railroad Explorer magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2015  ztrack ztrack magazine has arrived.
March 20, 2015
Brass Various
More brass models are appearing on our Brass web pages. New models are added weekly if not daily. Many more yet to come.
See the New Brass Models Web Page for Brass models that have recently been added.
HO Rivarossi
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New from Rivarossi

 Georgia Pacific Two-Truck Heilser Georgia Pacific Two-Truck Heisler or $ 349.99 CDN$.
HO Broadway Limited
 Broadway Limited Logo

New models from Broadway Limited:
  • Great Northern 2-8-0, two road numbers. $ 584.98 each.
  • Undecorated 2-8-0. - $ 584.98
  • Union Pacific UP-4 4-12-2 rd# 9039. $ 899.99 CDN$.
DCC TCS
 TCS Logo


Our first shipment of the new TCS WOW Sound Diesel decoders has arrived.

The#1530 WOW101-Diesel EMD is $ 123.49 CDN$.
The#1533 WOW101-Diesel EMD with Keep - alive is $ 142.99 CDN$.
DCC MRC
 MRC Logo

 MRC Decoder Dr.
The MRC Decoder Dr. is now in stock for $ 127.99.
Program, Read and test most decoders.
March 17, 2015
Magazines The April 2015  WCRA News WCRA News magazine has arrived.
March 7, 2015
Magazines The March 2015  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
March 6, 2015
Magazines The April 2015  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
March 5, 2015
Magazines The April 2015  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2015  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The April 2015  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
Magazines The March/April 2015  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
March 4, 2015
Train Show
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- - - NEW VENUE - - NEW NAME - - -
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Vancouver Train Expo (TRAINS 2015 - the 33nd Annual) Model Train Show

TRAINS 2015 - the 33nd Annual Model Train Show has a new name and will be in a new venue.

The Vancouver Train Expo show and meet is moving to new home.
This year's show will be held at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum on the weekend of November 6-8. All the familiar meet activities operating sessions, layout tours, clinics, banquet will be part of the weekend, along with a new and expanded train show in the 44,000-square-foot Forum.

This year's show features:

  • more space for model railways, displays, vendors and manufacturers
  • drive-in, all-weather access to your display location for easy load-in and load-out
  • food concession and social area on the show floor
  • all show activities on the same level for better accessibility
  • ample on-site parking with exhibitor parking adjacent to the Forum
  • easy access from Highway 1 and via public transit
  • exhibitor and vendor access beginning at noon on Friday


Saturday November 7, 2015 and
Sunday November 8, 2015

at: The PNE Forum.

2015 Entrance Fares:
  • Adult: $ xx.00
  • Youth (6-15) - $ x.00
  • Senior (60+) - $ x.00
  • NMRA - $ x.00
  • Family - $ xx.00
  • Child (under 6) - Free
See Operating Layouts, Historical Societies, Vendors and more.

The Trains 2015 Meet will run from Friday Nov 6, 2015 through Sunday Nov 8, 2015. Full details at Vancouver Train Expo Web Site.

March 2, 2015
Magazines The March 2015  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
February 28, 2015
Magazines The March 2015  Railfan and Railroad  Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
Issue 2015-1 of Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal has arrived.
The March 2015 issue of the  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.
February 20, 2015
Magazines The Spring 2015 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived.
The Apr/May 2015 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O gauge Railroading has arrived.
The March 2015 issue of the  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
February 17, 2015
Magazines The Jan/Feb 2015 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived.
February 14, 2015
Magazines The March/April 2015 issue of  N Scale N Scale has arrived.
February 13, 2015
Magazines The Winter 2014/2015 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived.
February 7, 2015
Magazines The March 2015 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The March 2015 issue of  Classic Toy Trains  Classic Toy Trains has arrived.
The March 2015 issue of  Trains Trains has arrived.
Magazines The Mar/Apr 2015 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden has arrived.
The January/February 2015 issue of  Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette has arrived.
February 7, 2015
Magazines The Mar/Apr 2015 issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading has arrived.
The January 2015 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars has arrived.
February 3, 2015
Magazines The February 2015 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.

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