The Canadian Express Line Blog

Nov 3, 2012

Quick Update

Payment/Athearn/Detail Parts/Laval etc.
Posted by: Dave Cool

Hi Kids,

It seems like everyone's happy with the new payment structure so I'll continue as described.

My long-time Athearn distributor is closing up shop in a few months. A reason given was "changes in the hobby industry". Anything to do with what I mentioned last post? I imagine so. I do have another supplier.......for now. Will you continue to buy at the higher prices? The line is high maintenance for me in the Store, with new products every month. Should I do away with this well-respected line? Comments.

Note the new category in the Store - Detail Parts. I will be concentrating on Canadian locomotives and cars, plus some remaining stock I'd like to see gone. It will take some time to complete, so please be patient.

I am supposed to be in Laval this week-end, but back problems and a long trip caused me to abort the mission. I apologize to many of you that had hoped to stock up on supplies (let's face it - I have little competition at that show). Feel free to post a comment on your views and disappointment. You may convince me to give a special deal to Montreal/Laval area clients. I had stocked up for the show and the "warehouse" is running out of space :-)

More stock recently received is from Digitrax, SoundTraxx, Peco, Kanamodel, Circuitron, MRC, Atlas (contruction vehicles), Walthers (Proto), Kadee, Rapido (books, lighting kits), Broadway. Get it while it's hot!

Meanwhile, I'm about to order Eric Gagnon's two new books, but there doesn't appear to be much interest since I mentioned them. Should I even bother, when you can order direct (but at a higher price)? Comments, please?

Have a great week-end,


PS: Note the Bachmann CN locomotives on sale, whilst stocks last at the distributor.

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