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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
August 27, 2016

Athearn Logo
HO New from Athearn, 3-car sets of bathtub Gondolas.

CP Rail Bathtub Gondolas CP Rail 3 x 3-car sets $ 112.25 Cdn$
Each Set

Aultran Bathtub Gondolas Sultran 3 x 3-car sets $ 112.25 Cdn$
Each Set
August 23, 2016

Zimo Logo
Digital We have received a stock of Zimo Sugar Cube Speakers.
LS10x15H8 Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 10 x 15 x 8 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W. $ 12.99 Cdn$
LS10x15x11 Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 10 x 15 x 11 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W. $ 12.99 Cdn$
LS13x18 "Dumbo" with integrated resonator body 18 x 13 x 13 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W $ 12.99 Cdn$
LS50x15x14 Two Dumbo's, high volume and good bass response. 50 x 15 x 14 mm, 4 Ohm / 2 W. $ 26.99 Cdn$
August 19, 2016
Magazines The July/August 2016 Issue  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail has arrived. The main article is: "Rocky Mountaineer - 25 Years and Counting"
The Summer 2016 Issue  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse has arrived. It has the final two articles on RDCs in British Columbia.
August 17, 2016
Magazines The Fall 2016 Issue  Classic Trains Classic Trains has arrived. Some interesting stories this month.
August 13, 2016
Magazines The July 2016 Issue  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatcher's Office has arrived.
The May/June 2016 Issue  Diesel Era Diesel Era has arrived.
The September/October 2016 Issue  N-Scale N-Scale has arrived.
Magazines The September/October 2016 Issue  N-Scale Railroading N-Scale Railroading has arrived.
The August 2016 Issue  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived.

Peco Logo
OO-9 / HOn30 Peco has released a string of small Welsh narrow gauge passenger cars in their "Great Little Trains" series of products.

Two Tramway Cars 
Three Tramway Cars
So far they have released:
GR-535 Freelance 4 Wheel Brake Coach with Buffers(not shown).
GR-530 Freelance 4 Wheel Brake Coach without Buffers.
GR-500 Glyn Valley Tramway 4 Wheel Enclosed Side Coach.
GR-520 Glyn Valley Tramway 4 Wheel Open Side Coach.
GR-505 Tallylyn Railway (GVT) 4 Wheel Coach with Buffers.
The cars are very well done. All the roofs are easily removeable so it will be easy to add passengers. All are currently $ 62.50 Cdn$ each.
OO-9 / HOn30 
Gmeinder and Three Tramway Cars MinitrainS Gmeinder Diesel with Glyn Valley Tramway 4 Wheel Enclosed Side Coach, Glyn Valley Tramway 4 Wheel Open Side Coach and Freelance 4 Wheel Brake Coach without Buffers.

Skarloey and two Tramway Cars Bachmann Skarloey with Tallylyn Railway (GVT) 4 Wheel Coach with Buffers and Freelance 4 Wheel Brake Coach with Buffers.
August 10, 2016

Sylvan logo
HO We have receive a stock of the new Sylvan vehicles.
Magazines The July/August 2016 Issue  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
August 5, 2016

True Line Trains logo
HO The True Line Trains Point St Charles Cabooses have arrived.
The first two paint schemes are in stock.
August 4, 2016
Magazines The September 2016 Issue  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived.
The September 2016 Issue  Trains Trains has arrived.
The September 2016 Issue  Classic Toy Tains Classic Toy Trains has arrived
Magazines The July/Aug 2016 Issue  Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived
August 2, 2016

MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 MinitrainS has released information on their new Industrial track System. The MinitrainS Web Page has been updated with this information.

Roundhouse Logo
HO Athearn has released two caboose in their Athearn-Roundhouse line:
 CNR Caboose CNR Caboose and
 CP Rail Caboose CP Rail Caboose
Both $ 36.50 each.
July 26, 2016
Magazines The August 2016 Issue  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived. It has part 8 of the signalling series.
The August 2016 Issue  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
The Second Quarter 2016 Issue  The Milwaukee Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader has arrived
Magazines The 3rd Quarter 2016 Issue  Trains & Railroads of the Past Trains & Railroads of the Past has arrived
Calendars From Kalmbach  2017 Scenic Layouts Calendar  2017 Scenic Layouts Calendar and
 2017 Trains Across America 2017 Trains Across America

Peco Logo
HO Peco has released a code 83 #6 Double Slip Switch.

Peco Double Slip Switch
$ 139.99 Cdn$

Broadway Limited Logo
N Broadway Limited has released N-Scale Stock cars with sound. PRR K7 Stock Car w/Cattle Sounds - Ready to Run -
 CPR Stock Car CPR Stock Car with Sound Singles and four packs.
$ 93.99 Cdn$ Single Car

Walthers Scenemaster Logo
HO Walthers has released several interesting new items in its SceneMaster Line:

Vegetable Garden Vegetable Garden Kit

Spring Wheat Field Spring Wheat Field 
Harvest Wheat Field Harvest Wheat Field

Summer Corn Field Summer Corn Field 
Harvest Corn Field Harvest Corn Field Kit
Please note that structures, vehicles, figure sets and incidental scenery material not included with the kits.
 Walthers Mainline
HO New in the Walthers Mainline series of products:
EMD SD70ACe CNR SD70ACe Rd# 8101 - $ 269.98. DCC and Sound.
 Walthers Proto Logo
HO New in the Walthers Proto series of products:
EMD SD45 CP Rail Dual Flags SD45 Rd# 5494 - $ 399.98. DCC and Sound.
July 27, 2016

Athearn Logo
HO Athearn has released several parts under their Athearn and Athearn Genesis line. We have them in stock now.
July 26, 2016
Magazines The August 2016 Issue  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived
July 23, 2016

MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have received a MinitrainS shipment. The MinitrainS Web Page has been updated with new stock information.

Faller Logo
HO We have brought in a small handful of Faller detail bits.
Magazines The May/June 2016 Issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived
July 21, 2016
 Rail Crew
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HO Railcrew uncouplers are now in stock, singles, six-packs and 12-packs.

MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have received a in stock list from the US MinitrainS Distributor. Our MinitrainS Web Page has been updated with that information. A shipment is due this weekend.
July 20, 2016
 Rapido Logo
HO Received in the store (long after anybody else) Proto Paint.
We brought in all the Canadian colours we thought were useful out here.
See our Paint Page for colours currently stocked.

US colours by order. Colours will be added to our rack as Rapido releases them or customers order them.  Rapido Proto paint

The bottles are taller than Floquil/Poly Scale bottles so will not easily fit in old paint racks.
Paint rack labels were made by me on a best guess colour match from bottle to screen colour. Barring access to the CMYK Codes for each colour or using paint to make proper paint chips, this is the best that we can do for now..
$ 8.95 Cnd$
July 16, 2016
Magazines The 2016 Classic Trains Special Issue  Great Trains West Great Trains West has arrived
The July 2016 Issue of  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narro Gauge Downunder has arrived
July 16, 2016
Magazines The July 2016 Issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News has arrived
 Digitrax
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DCC We have received the new Digitrax DH126MT decoder. Digitrax DH126MT Decoder $ 31.98

InterMountain Logo
HO New from InterMountain - F7A and B, DC or DCC and Sound, Stripped scene. 
CNR F7A

CNR F7A
HO New from InterMountain - Haliburton Pressure Flow Hoppers, 3 road numbers. 
Hailburton Hopper $ 66.50 Cdn$
HO New from InterMountain - Stelco Pressure Flow Hoppers, 6 road numbers. 
Stelco Hopper $ 66.50 Cdn$
HO New from InterMountain - Lafarge Cement Pressure Flow Hoppers, 2 road numbers. 
Lafarge Cement Hopper $ 66.50 Cdn$
HO New from InterMountain - Canadian National white Pressure Flow Hoppers, 6 road numbers. 
Lafarge Cement Hopper $ 66.50 Cdn$
HO New from InterMountain - Canadian National Grey/Red Pressure Flow Hoppers, 6 road numbers. 
Lafarge Cement Hopper $ 66.50 Cdn$
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HO Scale

We have received a shipment of ScaleTrains 31K Trinity Crude Oil Tank Cras, Rivet Counter Series. - TILX - Multiple road numbers.

TILX 31K Tank Car
$ 51.99 Cdn$
July 14, 2016

Blackstone Logo
HOn3 All the Blackstone models in the store have been inventoried and put on our Blackstone Models Web Page.
July 13, 2016
Magazines The August 2016 Issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader has arrived. Mark Dance has the cover.
The August 2016 Issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived. Cover 1. Train has two different covers this month.
The August 2016 Issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived. Cover 2. Train has two different covers this month.
Magazines The August 2016 Issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways has arrived.
The July/August 2016 Issue of  Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine has arrived.
The July/August 2016 Issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden magazine has arrived.
Magazines The July/August 2016 Issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains has arrived.
The June 2016 Issue of  the Great Northern Goat magazine the Great Northern Goat, GNR Historical Society magazine has arrived.
Books The Morning Sun Book -  White pass & Yukon in color White Pass & Yukon in Color by Kevin J. Holland has arrived. $ 79.50 Cdn$
 Digitrax
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DCC We have received a restock of Digitrax products including the new DCS240 Advanced Command Station.  Digitrax DCS240 Command Station
SoundTraxx Logo
DCC Tsunami 2 Logo We have received a restock of Soundtraxx products including the new Tsunami 2 decoders.
June 29, 2016
Magazines The July 2016 Issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
The August 2016 Issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
June 28, 2016
Magazines The May/June 2016 Issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived.
June 25, 2016
SoundTraxx Logo
DCC Tsunami 2 Logo

The new Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 decoders have arrived.

they are all the same size as the Econami:
Tsunami 2 Decoder

There are six decodrs in the Tsunami 2 1100 series: TSU-1100 Steam, TSU-1100 for EMD Diesel Locomotives, TSU-1100 for GE Diesel Locomotives, TSU-1100 for Alco Diesel Locomotives, TSU-1100 for Baldwin and Other Manufacturers Diesel Locomotives, and TSU-1100 for Electric Locomotives.

Each decoder comes with multiple sound files to cover all models of locomotives from the manufacturer. There are multiple, bells, horns, whistles, air compressors and other files in each decoder.
They are all programmable without a booster.

All models are in stock and are currently $ 171.55 Cdn$.
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We have received our shipment of ScaleTrains Evans box car Kits. We have Burlington Northern, Tropicana, Union pacific, Wisconsin Central, BC Rail, CP Rail, CSX, Grand trunk, MNS and Weyerhaeuser in stock.

They are $ 18.50 Cnd$ each.
Tangent
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HO Scale

We have received a shipment of Tangent HO Scale models.
Magazines The July 2016 Issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The July 2016 Issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad magazine has arrived.
June 22, 2016
Magazines The August/September 2016 Issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
June 21, 2016
Magazines The July/August 2016 Issue of  N-Scale N-Scale magazine has arrived.
June 17, 2016
 AZL Logo
Z Scale The AZL Canadian National SD70M-2 models have arrived. Two road numbers: 8004 and 8016.
 Z Scale CNR SD70M-2 Picture from AZL.
$ 258.70 CDN$
 Canadian Toy Train
Assn Logo
O Scale Made by MTH for the Canadian Toy Train Association, The Esquimault & Nanaimo Wood Reefer. Two road numbers: 396 and 407.
 E & N Wood Reefer .
$ 109.99 CDN$
Magazines The May-June 2016 Issue of  Canadian Railway Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller magazine has arrived.
June 16, 2016
 MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have received a small restock of MinitrainS items.
June 11, 2016
Magazines The July/August 2016 Issue of  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
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N Scale New from Wheels of Time: BLMA: CP Rail 53'6" Marine Industries Flat Cars. Eight road numbers - $ 26.85 Cdn$ each.

 CP Rail Flat Car
June 8, 2016
Magazines The June 2016 Issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The June 2016 Issue of  WCRA News WCRA News magazine has arrived.
The May/June 2016 Issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
Magazines The May/June 2016 Issue of  Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette magazine has arrived.
The July 2016 Issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The July 2016 Issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The May/June 2016 Issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
The July 2016 Issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
May 28, 2016
Magazines The June 2016 Issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The June 2016 Issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 Issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
May 25, 2016
Magazines The Spring 2016 Issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandouse magazine has arrived. - It has the third part of the story of the Budd RDC in BC
May 21, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 Issue of  The Dispatches The Dispatchers magazine has arrived.
Issue 267 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 Issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived.
May 17, 2016

Soundtraxx Logo
DCC Selected Soundtraxx Products are now on Sale.
Effective immediately and until they are sold out the following lines of decoders are now on sale at 30% off of their current price:
TSU-1000, TSU-750, AT-1000, KT-1000, IM-1000, GN-1000 and BW-1000.
Sale limited to stock on hand.
First come - first served. Limited Holds.
May 17, 2016
Magazines The Summer 2016 Issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
May 14, 2016
 Kato Logo
HO Scale New from Kato, HO Scale mid production SD40-2s..
347-6616 ATSF Rd# 5072. Nose headlight  ATSF SD40-2 Rd#
5072 $ 219.99 Cdn$
347-6617 ATSF Rd# 5088. Nose headlight  ATSF SD40-2 Rd#
5088 $ 219.99 Cdn$
 MinitrainS Logo
HOn30 We have received a small restock of MinitrainS items.
 MRC Logo
Lighting For use with the MRC Light Genie Radio Control Lighting System

Mini Leds: White, Red, Amber, and Green. 4 packs with 12' leads for $ 10.49 a pkg.
 Digitrax
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DCC We have received a restock of Digitrax products.
May 11, 2016
 Atlas Trainman
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HO Scale We have limited stock of sale priced Atlas Trainman GP38-2 s.
751-10001759 Algoma Central Rd# 200 - DCC and Sound  Algoma Cental GP38-
2 rd# 200 Regular $ 344.98 - Sale $ 259.99
751-100017560 Algoma Central Rd# 204 - DCC and Sound  Algoma Cental GP38-
2 rd# 204 Regular $ 344.98 - Sale $ 259.99
751-10001785 BNSF Rd# 2946 - DCC and Sound  BNSF (Bold
Heritage) DCC and Sound Regular $ 344.98 - Sale $ 259.99
May 10, 2016
Magazines The May 2016 Issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 issue of  Canadian Rail Canadian Rail magazine has arrived.
May 3, 2016
Magazines The May/June 2016 Issue of  S Gaugian S Gaugian magazine has arrived.
The May/June 2016 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The June 2016 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
Magazines The June 2016 Issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The June 2016 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
May 3, 2016

Shinohara  Logo
HO We have received a restock of HO Scale Walthers/Shinohara Code 83 turnouts and Shinohara Code 70 Dual Gauge Turnouts.
April 27, 2016
 Rapido Logo
HO Received on Consignment: One Rapido Canadian Set#2.

Product Number 210002 - CPR Maroon (Block)
  • FP9A 1410 & 1413 plus F9B 1901
  • Baggage-Dormitory 3008
  • 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"
New in box. - $ 2200.00 Cdn$.
Magazines Vol 18, No.1, Issue 66 of  CN Lines CN Lines has arrived.
The May 2016 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
The June 2016 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
April 23, 2016
Magazines The 2016 On30 Annual  On30 Annual Colorado Railroads has arrived.
The May 2016 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman has arrived.
The May 2016 issue of  Railfan and Railroad Railfan and Railroad has arrived.
Magazines The First Quarter 2016 issue of  The Milwaukee Railroader.JPG 20161stqthemilwaukeerailroader.JPG has arrived.

Shinohara  Logo
HO We have received a restock of HO Scale Code 70 and Code 100 Shinohara Turnouts.
 Busch Logo
TT For some unknown reason, a slip of the keyboard perhaps, we have the following Busch TT- Scale cars in stock.
TT 31163  TT-Scale Gondola with Containers.TT-Scale Gondola with Containers. $ 116.99 Cdn$
TT 31164  TT-Scale Gondola with Gravel Load .TT-Scale Gondola with Gravel Load. $ 103.99 Cdn$
April 20, 2016
Magazines The Trains 2016 Special issue  Colorado Railroads Colorado Railroads has arrived.
April 18, 2016
 Mt. Albert Logo
HO We have received a restock of HO Scale Mt. Albert Scale Lumber.
April 12, 2016
Magazines Our missing Kalmbach magazines have shown up. Our new postie delivered them to the Wrong address on the Wrong street. Happily the receiver called us and we went over and picked them up.
Magazines The March/April 2016 issue of the  Gazette Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette has arrived.
The May 2016 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
The May 2016 issue of  Model Railroading Model Railroading magazine has arrived.
Magazines The May 2016 issue of the  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The May/June 2016 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden magazine has arrived.
The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of  Sn3 Modeler Sn3 Modeler magazine has arrived.
Magazines The April 2016 issue of the  Narrow Gauge Downunder Narrow Gauge Downunder magazine has arrived.
The May/June 2016 issue of the  N-Scale N-Scale magazine has arrived.
The May/June 2016 issue of the  N Scale Railroading N Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
April 9, 2016
 BLMA Logo
N Scale New from BLMA - Trinity Rail 31K Crude Oil Tank Car. 20 road numbers - $ 35.50 Cdn$ each.

 30K Tank Car
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
The December 2015 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
April 4, 2016
Magazines The March/April 2016 issue of  Branchline Branchline magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of  Canadian Rail the Canadian Rail magazine has arrived. The lead story is the origins of the Canadian Northern Railway, Part One: Manitoba.
March 29 2016
Magazines The March 2016 issue of  the Great Northern Goat the Great Northern Goat historical society magazine has arrived.
March 26, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The April 2016 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The January/February 2016 issue of  ztrack Magazine ztrack magazine has arrived.
 Accu-Lites Logo
DCC New to the store from Accu-Lites:
Digitrax PM42 breakout Board - $ 47.25 Cdn$.
Additional PM42 Jumpers - $ 3.99 Cnd$.
Super DCC Lighting Board - Incandescent or LED versions - $ 9.39 Cdn$ each.
 Atlas Logo
N Scale The new run of Atlas N-scale Shays is trickling into the store.

We now have a Pickering Lumber Co. No 3. for $ 274.95 Cdn$ and  Atlas Shay
An Undecorated model for $ 279.95.
March 22, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  WCRA News Magazine WCRA News magazine has arrived.
March 19, 2016
 Archer Fine
Transfers Logo
Misc New to the store: "ARCHER Products".
We now have access to the Archer line of rivets and other detail decals.
 Accu-Lites Logo
DCC New to the store from Accu-Lites:
Premade Digitrax/NCE Cables. Super Mini LEDs.

They also make Break-Out boards for the Digitrax BD168, PM42 and SE8C. They make wiring these products much easier.
March 18, 2016
Books Over the last week the Book database has been updated.
What is on our book pages on our web site now reflects what we have in stock, give or take a few coffee table books and old pieces that I didn't think were worth cataloging.
March 16, 2016
Books The Canadian Trackside Guide  Canadian Trackside Guide 2016 2016 has arrived. $ 26.95 CDN$
March 12, 2016
Books The new Morning Sun Book  Logging Railroads of the PNW Logging Railroads of the Pacific Northwest in color: Volume 1: Washington State has arrived. $ 80.99 CDN$
Books From Kalmbach  Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects has arrived. $ 29.75 CDN$
 MRC Logo
Lighting New from MRC Light Genie Radio Control Lighting System
 Box Cover $ 67.50 CDN$  Contents of the kit
March 7, 2016

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DCC Effective today Soundtraxx has discontinued production of all Tsunami series decoders: TSU-1000, TSU-750, TSU-AT1000, TSU-BW1000, TSU-GN1000, TSU-IM1000s.
Orders received by Soundtraxx before today will be filled. They have some stock so they may be able to supply Tsunamis.
All Tsunamis we have on order for customers will be delivered this week or next.
We do have a reasonable stock of Tsunamis on hand..
From their announcement.
Tsunami FAQ:
  • I heard there was a component shortage leading to the end of Tsunami.
    - - - There is not a part shortage, or component supply issue.
  • Is Econami the same entry-level sound decoder as found in the Bachmann Sound Value or Athearn RTR?
    - - - No, the Econami is a full featured decoder product line. The Econami is a cost-effective decoder streamlined to fit the top selling prime mover and steam sounds. This product is designed to compete with many of the lower-cost decoders in the marketplace on price, while offering similar features offered as most of the high-end decoders.
  • What about the missing Sound Files that are not on the Econami?
    - - - We recognize the popularity of many of the sound files not included on the Econami product line. The Tsunami products helped create this market by offering the best quality sound and therefore modelers can now clearly hear the differences and characteristics of the individual locomotives not heard in previous generation sound decoders. These will not be forgotten or discarded.
  • What announcements are forthcoming?
    - - - We are not at a point to make any further announcements."
Stay tuned for further announcements.

< SPECULATION >
So what does the future hold for Soundtraxx?

The following is only speculation.
I expect that the future version of the Tsunami will be as easy to program as the Econamis. No convoluted programming like TCS, QSI or ESU. No programming booster required.
I expect more Econamis with the missing sound files. Whether they will be mixed like the current Econami or grouped by locomotive manufacturer, I do not know.
I do not know if sales of the special Tsunamis (BWxxx, IMxxx, GNxxx) justify releasing the Econamis in the same form factors.
We may see new connector versions, perhaps a 21 pin NEM Version or maybe Soundtraxx will be the first to release a 22 pin decoder.

Whatever transpires, I expect more great products from SoundTraxx.< /SPECULATION >
March 5, 2016
 AZL Logo
Z New from AZL Canadian National PS-2cd 4650 cu/ft Covered Hoppers. Two singles and a four pack.
 CNR Covered Hopper $ 49.95 CDN$
 CNR Covered Hopper 4-Pack $ 192.98 CDN$
March 3, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
Magazines The March/April 2016 issue of  s gaugian S Gaugian magazine has arrived.
Rapido Trains
HO Rapido HO Scale Canadian Pacific/CP Rail/ VIA FP9A Locomotives.
Our first shipment of these models have arrived. We have filled Most advance orders and have a few spares.
 CPR Block FP9A CPR Block Lettered FP9A - Road Numbers 1408, 1409, 1411, 1412, 1414 and unnumbered.
 CPR Script FP9A CPR Script Lettered FP9A - Road Numbers 1405, 1406, 1410, 1412, 1413, and unnumbered.
 CP Rail 5 CP Rail 5" Stripes FP9A - Road Numbers 1405, 1407, 1409, 1410, 1414, and unnumbered.
 CP Rail 8 CP Rail 8" Stripes FP9A - Road Numbers 1406, 1411, 1412, and unnumbered.
 VIA FP9A VIA FP9A - Road Numbers 1405, 1410, 1414, 6557 and unnumbered.
March 2, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  Model Railroading Model Railroading magazine has arrived.
The April 2016 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
HO The following things have been in the store for a while but have not made it to this page until now.
 Atlas Logo
HO The new Atlas Trainman Canpotex and Potash Corp ACF 3560 Cu Ft Covered Hopper.


 Canpotex Covered Hopper
 Potash Corp. Covered Hopper
$ 35.95 CDN$ each
 Kato Logo
HO From Kato:


 KATO UP C44 Locomotive
$ 274.98 CDN$
February 27, 2016
Magazines The March 2016 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
Issue 58 of  Timber Times Timber Times has arrived.
Issue 2016-1 of  Passenger Train Journal Passenger Train Journal magazine has arrived.
Magazines The March 2016 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman News magazine has arrived.
The March 2016 Issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad has arrived.
 Broadway Limited
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HO The new Broadway Limited CPR High hood SD40-2s have arrived for $ 415.99 CDN$. Two road numbers: 5479 and 5418.

 CPR SD40-2 High Hood
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HO From Bachmann:


 CPR 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive  HO Scale CPR 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive. DCC Ready.
$ 343.99 CDN$
February 24, 2016
Magazines The April 2016 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
 Rapido Trains
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HO The HO Scale F40PH Locomotive; Amtrak Phase 2 (1976-1980s) and HO-Scale Amtrak Phase 3 Early details (1979-1990s) have arrived. We only brought in a few sound equipped models.
Amtrak Phase 2 (1976-1980s)  Amtrak Phase 2 DCC and Sound.
Amtrak Phase 3 Early details (1979-1990s)  Amtrak Phase 3 DCC and Sound.
February 23, 2016
Magazines The April/May 2016 issue of  O Gauge Railroading O Gauge Railroading magazine has arrived.
The March 2016 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
February 19, 2016
Magazines The March/April 2016 issue of  N-Scale Railroading N-Scale Railroading magazine has arrived.
February 19, 2016
Magazines The Winter 2015/2016 issue of  The Sandhouse The Sandhouse magazine has arrived. The lead article is the second part of B.C. Budd - from PGE to BC Rail.
February 18, 2016
Magazines The Spring 2016 issue of  Classic Trains Classic Trains magazine has arrived.
February 13, 2016
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DCC Econami Header

The new Soundtraxx ECONAMI decoders have arrived..

Econami 200 2-Amp Decoder. The new ECO-200 is a 2-Amp, 6-Function "Universal" wired sound decoder measuring 35 x 18 x 6mm.
ECO-200 Decoder

ECO-PNP - The new Econami ECO-PNP measures just 73.6 x 16.7 x 4.8 mm and is similar to our existing TSU-AT1000
ECO-PNP Decoder
Both new decoders come in steam, diesel and electric versions. Each version has multiple, prime mover sound files, bells, whistles and various other sounds.
The ECO-PNP are currently $ 111.98 CND$ and the ECO-200 are $ 118.98CND$.
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HO The new Broadway Limited HO Scale Great Northern S2 Class 4-8-4 Brass-Hybrid locomotive model has arrived. $ 979.99 CDN$.

 Broadway Limited Great Northern S2
February 12, 2016

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HO The Bowser HO Scale Canadian SD40-2 models have arrived.
DC - $ 269.99 CDN$ or DCC and Lok Sound $ 399.99 CDN$.

Almost all reservations were filled. We have tried to contact everyone.
We have some of the following on hand:
  • Ontario Northland Railway as delivered Green w/yellow - Three Road Numbers
  • Ontario Northland Railway with chevrons and ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • British Columbia Railway 2 tone green with ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • BC Rail Red/white/blue Hockey Stick with ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • CP Rail as delivered 5" face stripes no ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • CP Rail small multi mark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail no multi mark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail Large multi mark 8" stripes with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail No multimark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail System Dual Flag with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers

Full Model Stock Details Here.
February 6, 2016
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.
The January 2016 issue of  Railroad Model Craftsman Railroad Model Craftsman magazine has arrived.

Due to a screwup on our part the January 2016 issue arrived at the same time as the February 2016 issue.
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.
The January 2016 issue of   Railfan & Railroad Railfan & Railroad magazine has arrived.

Due to a screwup on our part the January 2016 issue arrived at the same time as the February 2016 issue.
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  Model Railroad News Model Railroad News magazine has arrived.
The January 2016 issue of   Model Railroad News Model Railroad News /a> magazine has arrived.

Due to a screwup on our part the January 2016 issue arrived at the same time as the February 2016 issue.
Magazines The Fourth Quarter 2015 2016 issue of  The Milwaukee
Railroader The Milwaukee Railroader magazine has arrived.
The January 2016 issue of  The Dispatchers Office The Dispatchers Office magazine has arrived.
The November 2015 issue of  Model Cars Model Cars magazine has arrived.
Magazines The 1st Quarter 2016 issue of  Trains and
Railroads of the Past Trains and Railroads of the Past magazine has arrived.
February 4, 2016
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HO As the TruLine Trains web page had departed somewhat from reality, the product line has been inventoried and the web page updated.
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HO The Rapido trains HO Scale passenger cars have been inventoried and the web page updated.

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HO As the HO Scale InterMountain web page bore little relation to what we actually had in stock, the product line has been inventoried and the web page updated.
February 3, 2016
Magazines The November/December 2015 issue of  Ztrack Ztrack magazine has arrived.
The March 2016 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The March 2016 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The March 2016 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
The January/February 2016 issue of  The Narrow Gauge and Shortline
Gazette The Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette magazine has arrived.
The March/April 2016 issue of  Steam in the Garden Steam in the Garden magazine has arrived.
February 2, 2016
Magazines The January/February 2016 issue of  Canadian Railway
Modeller Canadian Railway Modeller has arrived.
The January/February 2016 issue of  Branchline Branchline has arrived.
January 28, 2016
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  WCRA News WCRA News has arrived.
January 19, 2016
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HO We have obtained 2 "New in Box" of Athearn Genesis CPR GP9 (M&G Script) DC only.

First come - First served.
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O Scale New from the Canadian Toy Train Association, a special run from MTH. A  PGE Caboose  PGE Caboose , two road numbers 1833 and 1843. $ 104.99 each.

Art work from MTH.
January 16, 2016
Magazines The November/December 2015 issue of  Diesel Era Diesel Era magazine has arrived.
January 15, 2016

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HO From InterMountain:
 BCR SD40-2 BCR SD40-2 Two-Tone Green with Dogwood Herald





Rd#s 752, 755, 759 and 762.



$ 275.98 Cdn$

$406.95 Cdn$ - DCC and Sound
January 7, 2016
Magazines The January 2016 issue of  Narrow gauge
Downunder Narrow gauge Downunder magazine has arrived.
The 2016 issue of  Model Railroad
Planning Model Railroad Planning magazine has arrived.
The February 2016 issue of  Trains Trains magazine has arrived.
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  Model Railroader Model Railroader magazine has arrived.
The Jan/Feb 2016 issue of  O Scale Trains O Scale Trains magazine has arrived.
The February 2016 issue of  Garden Railways Garden Railways magazine has arrived.
Magazines The January/February 2016 issue of  Live Steam Live Steam magazine has arrived.
The February 2016 issue of  Classic Toy Trains Classic Toy Trains magazine has arrived.
January 7, 2016
Magazines The February 2016 issue of  Scale Auto Scale Auto magazine has arrived.
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HO New from Walthers in their Cornerstone buildings series:


Vintage Dairy Queen - 1950s design  Dairy Queen Store
$ 41.98 CDN$

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HO

New from Walthers in their Proto series:
Canadian National Russell Snow Plow  CNR Snow Plow
$ 97.99 CDN$
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HO New from Walthers in their Mainline series: 53' NSC Well Car (3-Unit) sets. All $ 124.95 CDN$ Each.
53' 3-Unit NSC Well Car - Ready to Run - Trailer-Train #620641 (yellow, black)  TTX 3 Well car Set
53' 3-Unit NSC Well Car - Ready to Run - Trailer-Train #620655 (yellow, black)  TTX 3 Well car Set
53' 3-Unit NSC Well Car - Ready to Run - TTX #620156 (yellow, black, red, Moving Forward Logo)  TTX 3 Well car Set
53' 3-Unit NSC Well Car - Ready to Run - Trailer-Train #620150 (yellow, black, red; Moving Forward Logo)  TTX 3 Well car Set
All images from Walthers.
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HO New from Walthers in their Mainline series: SD70ACe locomotives
Undecorated - DC only for $ 165.99  Undec SD70ACe
BNSF Rd#s 8400 and 8469 - DCC and Sound only for $ 259.99  BNSF SD70ACe
CNR Rd#s 8002 and 8021 - DC for $ 165.99. DCC and Sound only for $ 259.99  Canadian National SD70ACe
UP Rd#s 8784 and 8823 - DC for $ 165.99. DCC and Sound only for $ 259.99  Union Pacific SD70ACe
January 6, 2016
Magazines The December 2015 issue of  The Great Northern Goat  The Great Northern Goat GNR historical society magazine has arrived.
The reference sheet is on GNR Steel-Lattice Sand towers.
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HO

The new HO-Scale GMD-s have arrived.
CN Green 1000 series A-1-A tracks, Special run.  CN Green 1000 Series DC and DCC and Sound.
CN RED CAB B-B trucks, 1100 series.  CN Red Cab 1100 Series DCC and sound only.
CN North America B-B trucks, 1100 series.  CN North America 1100 Series DCC and sound only.
CUBA FCC A1A-Bo  Cuban GMD-1 DCC and sound only.
DC only versions - $ 225.00 DCC and Sound Versions - $ 325.00
January 5, 2016
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N We have received our N-Scale N-Scale GARX 37' Meat Reefers.

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