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27th Apr 2020, 03:13 PM
Looking to make a thread of Canadian online stores for buying N Scale products as of 2020. I know there are a few, just looking to find more. Where I live in Brandon, MB there is only one place that has model railroad stuff, and it's a very small selection for n scale. It's called Janzens Paint and Hobby, they have a main location south of Winnipeg with a bit better of a selection. In Manitoba, there a few other places but none have online ordering and don't feel like driving 2 hours, especially now with COVID-19.

I would like to order more stuff from Canadian sites, but have found I have to rely on American sites because they have more of a selection and what I want. Just ordered a BLI ES44 from Model Train Stuff in Maryland. They had one in Canadian Pacific and $100 less, even after shipping and exchange. Not sure how much the Duty will be on it, but still not much more.

The only one I have ordered from is Otter Valley.

Hobby Tech

Credit Valley Railroad

Otter Valley

George's Trains

el Gato Gordo
27th Apr 2020, 05:03 PM
Euro Rail Hobbies (http://www.eurorailhobbies.com) in British Columbia.

Mostly European, as the name suggests, but Walt and Jan are good people and do right by the customer. And the website is accurate about whether items are in stock. A lot of items that are not Euro-specific.

27th Apr 2020, 05:06 PM
I have been ordering lately from Hobby Wholesale in Edmonton Alta . Prices seem to on par with Canadian stores . Lots of general stuff , haven't really looked hard at locos ect . Shipping is free after $80 , thats nice


27th Apr 2020, 06:32 PM
Prairie Shadows (https://www.prairieshadows.com/)

Miniatures by Eric (https://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/)

I’ve bought from both several times. Great stuff.

28th Apr 2020, 01:19 AM
I'll add Black Cat decals to the list. High quality CP & CN decals with a few other road names chucked in.


They have been more than helpful with my many odd requests !!

28th Apr 2020, 12:21 PM
British Model Trains LTD. at www.britishmodeltrains.ca Owner Nigel Doran. A little history I use all peco track and had been ordering from Steve at Model Railway Imports in St Catharines ON, no one could beat his price and stock, Steve retired and Nigel at British Model Trains in Cambridge On., took on Steve's stock. I have had 2 large orders this year with Nigel and all has gone well.
I have also ordered from CVRCO and Hobby Wholesale, no complaints
great Topic is there anyway we could compile a list at some point and make it a sticky some where?

28th Apr 2020, 03:09 PM
@Allen H. (https://www.nscale.net/forums/member.php?u=9366)

Could you or another mod make this a sticky please


Edit , phone auto correction said something stupid ...... again

28th Apr 2020, 05:23 PM
There have been many times I have followed links for Canadian hobby shops from various sources that have become dead links. So having an up to date database of working links is great.

29th Apr 2020, 12:47 AM
Found another. Mostly HO, but some N.


29th Apr 2020, 09:23 PM
Quick thanks to the Mod who made this a sticky


29th Apr 2020, 09:52 PM
You also have Pacific Western Rail Supply

30th Apr 2020, 02:42 PM
Yes, thanks for making it a sticky. It will be a great benefit for us Canadians trying to find an online sources that are in Canada. Even then you still really have to shop around to find what you need.

30th Apr 2020, 05:12 PM
Wooden kits for HO and N. Kits Made in Canada. Just looking on their website, a lot of interesting models.

Osborn Model Kits
https://www.osbornmodelkits.com/ (https://www.osbornmodelkits.com/)

30th Apr 2020, 07:43 PM
I’ll do one better than making this a sticky...
Over the weekend I’ll setup a sub-forum as a Links Directory.
This will take the place of the now defunct Links Directory tab.

1st May 2020, 02:43 PM
I used to use PWRS (I don't any longer), but although they have a United States store, I always seemed to receive item from Canada (with extra VISA charge and shipping). And this is after their mandatory 40 minute sales pitch on how to use their website. Plus I believe their prices were too high.

John Molson
4th May 2020, 08:56 PM
There is www.trainsandsuch.com, a Calgary Brick and mortar store that have a lot of N Scale locos, cars and buildings. Unfortunately they do not put everything on their On Line Shop. Then if you look for something specific, give them a call or an email. They are friendly and they know their stuff.

Comfortably numb
10th May 2020, 01:34 AM
This is my favorite place to shop Fast Tracks https://www.handlaidtrack.com/

Would it be potable to have a place for manufactures promotion codes ( like with this code you will get 10% off your next perches ) Just a list that we all can share when we find these codes. It would be nice to save a little money now and then.

10th May 2020, 11:23 AM
The promotion codes would be great. And deserves it's own running thread.

Comfortably numb
10th May 2020, 05:48 PM
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10th May 2020, 06:06 PM
Started a new thread for listing promotion codes, discounts and sales. Just trying to keep this thread for Canadian online retail stores

11th May 2020, 01:56 PM
Cedar Creek Hobbies in Windsor, Ontario.