MODELLER'S CORNER

Edited by Mike Folemsbee

mike.niagaracentralhobbies@cogeco.net

 


Modelerís Corner consultant Mike Folemsbee is kindly helping us out this month during our Modelerís Corner transition.

 

 


 


Coming Soon To A Hobby Store Near You

 

An excerpt from the Rapido Newsletter

It is my pleasure to tell you that the LRC Locomotive project is BACK ON TRACK! I have been waiting impatiently for this iconic locomotive since I first announced it as a resin kit in 2005. It's now a ready-to-run model arriving in 2013, and it's about @#$%! time!

The LRC Locomotive project was put on hold a couple of years ago due to insufficient advance reservations. But the truth is, we've already invested in the moulds for the locomotive, so there was never any plan to cancel it outright. Besides, although it is one year late for my layout era, I want a fleet of these on my model railroad and that is as good a reason as any to produce a model! (No, Bill, that does not mean we are going to be mass-producing O&W wooden parlor cars.)

GENTLEMEN, I SUGGEST YOU BEAM ME ABOARD. 

The engineers and I are now working on corrections that will update the 2008-vintage tooling to 2013 standards, and these corrections will be finished by the spring and then we start production. 2013 is now, officially, The Year of the LRC.

For more information: RAPIDO NEWSLETTER


F89-J 89' Flat Cars PTTX Pipe Flat
(PRE-ORDER NOW) 

Our ALL-NEW Pipe Loads feature a plethora of detail to ensure your models look just like the prototype. Engineered after common load configurations, these pre-assembled loads will add interest to your mixed manifest freight, or create an amazing, unit 'Pipe Train'.
Scale: HO Scale
Catalog: B51001
Price: $18.95 

 
Check out the Details

Scale: HO Scale
Catalog: B51002
Price: $18.95 

Available in N scale

http://www.blmamodels.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?storeid=1&c=detail.blue.htm&t=main.blue.htm&itemid=B51001


Intermountain

has announced a run of SD40-2 engines.  They will be available in: Ontario Northland, CP Expo and SOO

Click for more and reserve

 

Also by Intermountain announced, is the Bathtub Coal Gons.  Available in CP Muiltimark-Black and Red, and CP white bar

Click for more and reserve

 

 

Atlas

Has announced the run of HO 17,600 Trinity Corn Syrup Tank cars.  A feature run of the ONR water car is being done by Atlas

Click for more



 


Athearn

Has just announced a HO version of the 26' Tite bottom ore car available in CP.  There can be ordered in single cars or 6 packs.

Click for more

Models

Steve Vallis took these before and after photos of his Overland Model brass CN SD40-2W. The factory finish was very shiny and not very realistic so he used "Weathered Black", "Grimy Black" and 'Rail Brown" applied with an airbrush and thinned way down with 70% isopropanol to add years of service to her appearance. Wheel faces were "rusted" as were the couplers, and window glaze was added to the cab. Final coat of "Matt Clear" ties it all together, added a touch of gloss on the fuel tank fill point to represent spillage.


Walther's October Flyer is now online - Click on link

 

http://www.walthers.com/exec/page/flyer

 


Manny Jacobs took a Rapido CP Van and added some custom weathering to it.

 

 

 


Train Clubs

Quebec

The Vermont and Essex Model Railway Club (Montreal, QC)

http://www.chemindeferve.com/

 

Montreal Railway Modelerís Association AMFM  http://www.canadacentral.org/



Events

To Advise us of a listing - Please email to: editor@canadianrailwayobservations.com or nathanbrown299@yahoo.ca


Modeling From The Prototype

The Thrall All Door (AKA Thrall Door) 50-Foot box Car was designed to assist lumbe3r loading by fork lift trucks and was utilized by many lumber and flooring companies in Canada and the USA during the  1970ís and 1980ís.  The model was released ready to run in HO Scale by Life Like Trains, two decades ago and then PROTO 1000 and Walthers 10 years later .  CANFOR (Canadian Forest Products) red and white paint scheme  was offered as well other Canadian lumber companies.



 

Train Shows Across Canada

To Advise us of a listing - Please email to: nathanbrown299@yahoo.ca


Ontario:

 

October 13 & 14: Soper Valley Model Railroad Assoc. 26th Annual Model Railroad Show - Bowmanville - From 10-4:30pm (both days)

Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North 
(From Highway 401 take exit 432 north onto Liberty Street. Show is on the right past King Street.)

  Operating layouts.

  Static Displays.

  Vendors.Fare: Adult $6, Senior $5, Family $12. 
Info: Gary Jeffery 
gjeffery@xplornet.com 905-263-8734


The WOODSTOCK MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE  - takes place on Sunday, October 21st, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

in the Oxford Auditorium and Mutual/Market Buildings, on the Woodstock Fairgrounds, at 875 Nellis Street. The October Woodstock Model Train Show will be expanded to two buildings and will feature over 170 vendor tables of Model Trains of all scales including Train Sets, Locomotives, Transformers, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Photographs, Videos, DVD's, a large selection of Tin Signs and Railroad Memorabilia. Worth the drive from anywhere. The show also will feature many large Model Train Layouts in operation throughout the day. Admission is $5.00 per person; Children under age 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.


 

The KITCHENER MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE takes place on Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bingemans (Marshall Hall), 425 Bingemans Centre Drive.

 

The Kitchener Model Train Show features over 130 tables of vendors selling Model Trains of all scales including Train Sets, Locomotives, Transformers, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Photographs, Videos, DVD's and Railroad Memorabilia. The show also features Model Train Layouts in operation throughout the day. Admission is $5.00 per person; Children under age 12 will be admitted for Free when accompanied by an adult. Featuring several new vendors. DO YOU WANT TO SELL SOME OF YOUR COLLECTION OF MODEL TRAINS OR RAILROAD MEMORABILIA? CALL OR EMAIL US NOW!! BE A VENDOR AT THIS SHOW, TABLES ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT TO ANYONE WITH ITEMS TO SELL. A limited number of vendor tables are still available for the Kitchener Model Train Show, at the cost of $40. for an 8 ft. table or $75. for two 8 ft. tables. Kitchener Model Train Show Website: www.kitchenertrainshow.blogspot.com For vendors space or more information on the Kitchener Model Train Show please send an email to IAN at toyshow@kwic.com or call 519-426-8875 (please call Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m). 


 

Sunday 
Nov 11 
2012

10-3:30

Ancaster

Rail-Ops Club 
TH&B Model Railroad 
Flea Market

New Marritt Hall, New Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road 
(Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on right past Wilson Street / Highway 2/53.)

  Operating layouts.

  Over 120 tables. 
Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free. 
Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112

Saturday 
Nov 17 ? 
Sunday 
Nov 18 
2012

11-4 ? 
  
10-4

Mississauga

16th Annual 
Toronto Christmas Train Show

International Centre, Hall 3, 6900 Airport Road 
NOTE: 
The web site and ads in Canadian Railway Modeller list November 17 and 18, but a dealer says it will be just a one day show (Sunday?) and combined with the Toy Show.


  70000 sq ft of layouts and vendors - the largest in Ontario.

  Over 50 layouts/exhibits in 2011.

  225 vendor tables in 2010.

  Everything for the rail fan, modeller, historian or toy train collector.

  Model and toy trains, kits accessories controls, scenery, track, switches, books, videos, DVDs, slides, photos, prints, paintings, real railroadania, preowned older trains, anything railroad.Fare: ? 
A $2 discount coupon is on the web site www.antiquetoys.ca, but as of July 15 it is still for the 2011 show. 
Info: www.antiquetoys.ca 
or Doug Jarvis dougjarvis@sympatico.ca 905-945-2775 
Media and advertising enquiries: Bev Jarvis info@antiquetoys.ca 
905-945-2775, fax 905-945-0197 


 

The BRANTFORD MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE takes place on Sunday, November 25th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive.

 

DIRECTIONS: exit Highway #403 at the Wayne Gretzky Parkway and go one block south on the Wayne Gretzky Parkway and then turn east at the stoplight onto Holiday Drive. Over 60 vendor tables. Featuring Model Trains of all Scales, Train Sets, Locomotives, Track, Rolling Stock, Transformers, Structures, Photos, Videos, DVDís & Railroad Memorabilia. Also featuring an Operating Layout. TWO BANQUET HALLS with lots of free parking. Admission is $5.00 per person; Children under age 12 will be admitted for Free when accompanied by an adult. DO YOU WANT TO SELL SOME OF YOUR COLLECTION OF MODEL TRAINS OR RAILROAD MEMORABILIA? CALL OR EMAIL US NOW!! BE A VENDOR AT THIS SHOW, TABLES ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT TO ANYONE WITH ITEMS TO SELL. ANYONE WITH ITEMS TO SELL CAN NOW RENT A TABLE. A limited number of vendor tables were still available for the November Brantford Model Train Show, at the cost of $40. for an 8 ft. table or $75. for two 8 ft. tables. Brantford Model Train Show Website: www.brantfordtrainshow.blogspot.com For vendor space or more information please call: IAN at 519-426-8875 (please call Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or email: toyshow@kwic.com


 

EVENTS 

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©CRO October 2012