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Seniors Discounts
Last Tuesday of each month.
Seniors
**Double Railmiles Discounts** on all regularly priced in-stock merchandise. 60 years and over (Valid ID required).
Regular Railmiles exclusions apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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In Store - Clinics

Introduction:
The Credit Valley Railway Company is pleased to announce our own in-house clinic program. At our new location, we designed this program with you in mind, as we now have an on-site clinic room. We can now offer our customers more than just terrific products and information from our knowledgeable sales staff, but also targeted instruction on a wide range of model railroading techniques and products. You, the modeller, can now participate in structured clinics where you can learn by doing and asking questions in a friendly atmosphere. No other model train location in Canada can provide this kind of leadership, which is our whole objective; to provide you with the most comprehensive experience in model railroading.

In Store - Clinic Schedule

clinics

**Winter/Spring 2016**

Weathering With Pan Pastels
Saturday February 6, 2016 - 11 am to 1 pm
Class Room Clinic - Roger Chrysler - In this clinic you will need to bring your own dull-coated freight car to weather, Roger will take you through the steps to weather your car using Pan Pastels. It's fun and easy to weather your own freight cars. The use of shop aprons are encouraged to keep your street clothes clean. Pan Pastels will be supplied.
Limit 8 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $20.

Decoder Installations For Everyone
Sunday February 7, 2016 - 12 to 3:30pm
Class Room Clinic This clinic is a lecture/presentation style which walks you through selecting decoders and installing decoders, (non-sound and sound). Along the way you will get much practical advice. You will learn about: selecting and installing lighting systems, basic decoder programming, speaker selection and installation and various decoder styles and formats.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $29, Includes booklet.

Basic Scenery and Building Foundations
Saturday February 13, 2016 - 10 am to 12 pm
Class Room Clinic - Dave Sheard Basic scenery foundations learn how to construct a cost effective base for you layout by using leftover building material from constructing your bench work. Show how you create hardshell scenery base using these materials, without breaking the bank.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $20.

Rock Carving
Saturday February 13, 2016 - 1 to 3 pm
Class Room Clinic - Dave Sheard - In this clinic we will show you how to carve rock faces just like the ones on our store layout using an easy technique anyone can do. In addition to showing you the materials that are used, we will teach you how to actually carve the rocks and then color them to get a realistic rock face.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $20.

Modelling The Back Side of Town
Saturday February 20, 2016 - 11 am to 1 pm
Class Room Clinic - Roger Chrysler Lecture Presentation detailing how to model those grungy back streets that usually face the railway. Often this is the more interesting side of town with chances to add lots of detail to your scenes. Fire escapes, garages, elevator shafts, alleys, painted on advertising, fences, clothes lines, all add 3d texture to what can be a basic flat building. Several newer card stock structures are also featured.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $20.

DCC Decoder Installation for Everyone
Thursday February 25, 2016 - 11 am to 4:30 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor
1 hr lunch break, bring your own or have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
This clinic is a lecture/presentation style which walks you through selecting decoders and installing decoders, (non-sound and sound.) Along the way you will get much practical advice. You will learn about: selecting and installing lighting systems, basic decoder programming, speaker selection and installation and various decoder styles and formats.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $29, Includes booklet.

Beginner's Clinic
Saturday February 27, 2016 - 9 am to 6 pm
Cornerstone Community Church 3020 Vanderbilt Road, Mississauga (5 minutes from Credit Valley Railway Store)
Sponsored by Credit Valley Free-Mo Club and The Credit Valley Railway
We'll teach you how to: Plan a Layout; Build a Layout; tune up your rolling stock; Select and buy equipment; get started in DCC; Build scenery; Make Trees; Weather cars....and whatever else we can think of to cram into your cranium!
Working Free-Mo modules on display!
9 am - Doors open and registration.
9:30-12:30 - Inject information into your Cranium (Clinics, classes and Hands-on)
12:30-2pm - Give your Cranium a rest and nourishment and visit the Credit Valley Railway with your 'Special Coupon'
2-5pm - More cramming into your Cranium
5-6pm Relax and re-nourish with pizza (we supply the pizza!)
Pre-registration is available at Credit Valley Railway - See John or Paul. Cost - $25, Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Soundtraxx Sound Car Decoders
Sunday February 28, 2016 - 12 to 3:30 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor Soundtraxx recently introduced their decoder for freight cars, (and passengers cars too) called the SoundCar decoder. This clinic will show you how to install and program these new decoders. If you haven’t installed a decoder before, this will be a very good way to learn how to install a decoder in anon DCC ready model. There will be 2 parts to this clinic: the 1st half will be a lecture/presentation and in the 2nd half we will actually install a SoundCar decoder into a freight car. The second half will be optional but all clinic attendees would be welcome to stay and watch other attendees install their decoders. If you would like to install a SoundCar decoder in the 2nd half of the clinic please ask for the tool/parts list for the SoundCar Clinic.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $29, Includes booklet.

Introduction to DCC
Sunday March 20, 2016 - 12 to 3:30 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor This course will serve as an introduction to DCC, (Digital Command Control). DCC is here to stay and offers many benefits however there is an initial learning curve. This course is designed to help new and intermediate modellers get over that initial learning hump and start to enjoy all the benefits of DCC sooner. It is designed to help “lock in” practical information thereby giving you more confidence. When you finish this course you will on your way to becoming a DCC expert!
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost - $29, Includes booklet.

DCC Locomotive Speed Matching
Sunday April 17, 2016 - 12 to 2:30 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor Newest DCC clinic. This is the newest DCC clinic on the schedule and is designed to show you how to speed match DCC locomotives. Take advantage of the DCC standard and enjoy consisting different manufacturers locomotives together. This is one huge advantage of DCC and not many people know how to do this. Paul will show you how he does it. At the end of this course you will be able to run modern trains where you have several locomotives at the front end, with mid train helpers and pushers on the end!
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $22.

Introduction to Free-Mo
Sunday April 17, 2016 - 3 to 4 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor
Free! No need to register. Free-mo is a North American standard for building modules. Come and find out what the buzz is all about! Imagine running trains on layouts where it takes half an hour to an hour to travel the main line. Imagine running trains of 200 foot plus layouts. Some Free-mo setups in North America have hit sizes of 400-500 plus feet and more! HO scale Free-mo is becoming more and more popular but N scale, S scale and On30 Free-mo setups have also taken place.

Decoder Installations For Everyone
Sunday April 25, 2016 - 12 to 3:30pm
Class Room Clinic This clinic is a lecture/presentation style which walks you through selecting decoders and installing decoders, (non-sound and sound). Along the way you will get much practical advice. You will learn about: selecting and installing lighting systems, basic decoder programming, speaker selection and installation and various decoder styles and formats.
Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $29 Booklet Included.

*SPECIAL*
Sign up for Paul Taylor’s Introduction to DCC, SoundCar Decoders, and Decoder Installation for Everyone $80 (Any Dates, save $7)
Add DCC Locomotives Speed Matching for $20 more.

Train Shows and Events

Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train for 2016

Southern Ontario's Most Scenic Rail Tour!
Dinner, Brunch & Scenic Tours
through the Forks of The Credit
and the Hills of Headwaters
Details on Line at: www.creditvalleyexplorer.com

Upcoming Train Show Events for 2016

Burlington Model Railway Club - Winter Show
Saturday January 30, 2016 10 am - 4 pm
2464 Dundas Street (Hwy5), Burlington
Saint John's Anglican Church Hall
Operating Layouts - Z, N, HO, On30, O & G Scales
$5, Children under 12 Free
Refreshments and Light Lunches available

TH&B Flea Market Model Train Show
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10am - 3:30pm
Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds
630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario
Admission $5 adults, children under 12 free
Operating layouts, over 150 dealer tables
Contact: 905-335-9112

23rd Annual Port Hope Model Railway Show
Hosted by the Ganaraska Railway Modellers
February 6th, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
February 7th, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Operating Club Layouts, Vendors and Exhibitors
Town Park Rec. Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope, ON
Adults $5 Seniors $4 Children (6-12) $2, Under 5 yrs Free
2 day Pass Available
Web site.

46th Annual Barrie-Allandale Model Train Show
Saturday February 20, 2016 10am - 5pm
Sunday February 21, 2016 10am - 4pm
Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
Hwy 90 @ Hwy27, Barrie
More Layouts, More Vendors, More Fun!
Adults $7; Seniors & Students $5; Children Under 6 Free

Beginner's Clinic
Saturday February 27, 2016 - 9 am to 6 pm
Cornerstone Community Church 3020 Vanderbilt Road, Mississauga (5 minutes from Credit Valley Railway Store)
Sponsored by Credit Valley Free-Mo Club and The Credit Valley Railway
We'll teach you how to: Plan a Layout; Build a Layout; tune up your rolling stock; Select and buy equipment; get started in DCC; Build scenery; Make Trees; Weather cars....and whatever else we can think of to cram into your cranium!
Working Free-Mo modules on display!
9 am - Doors open and registration.
9:30-12:30 - Inject information into your Cranium (Clinics, classes and Hands-on)
12:30-2pm - Give your Cranium a rest and nourishment and visit the Credit Valley Railway with your 'Special Coupon'
2-5pm - More cramming into your Cranium
5-6pm Relax and re-nourish with pizza (we supply the pizza!)
Pre-registration is available at Credit Valley Railway - See John or Paul. Cost - $25, Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Niagara Falls Model Railway Show
Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines, Ont.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 10-3:30
Admission: Adults $5.00
Children under 12 with an Adult: Free
Operating layouts, vendors of all scales, over 8,000 sqft
Info @: info@nfrm.ca. or 905-357-6539

Copetown Train Show 2016
Sunday March 6, 2016; 10am to 3pm
Copetown & District Community Centre
1950 Govenor's Road (Just east of Hwy.52)
Displays of all Canadian SIG Groups
Operating prototype layouts, Slide & Photo collections
Canadian Model Manufacturer's Displays
Admission $6, Children under 12 free

York Railway Modelers Club Show
Sunday March 13th & 20th, 2016; 11am to 4pm
Admission Adults $5, Children $1
5 Oakland Avenue, North York, Ontario
An HO scale layout that occupies a space of 1600 sq. feet with 13 scale miles of mainline depicting the
way freight operations of the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway as they were in
Southern Ontario between the years of 1953 and 1957.
For more information see Web site.

33rd Annual DoubleHeaders Model Railroad
Self-Guided Layout Tour

Saturday April 2, 2016
Over 40 Layouts
Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge - Guelph
Layouts Open 9 am - 9 pm
Tickets & Maps:
Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge
Admission: $6 per person - Children MUST be supervised
For more info, contact Double Headers
Special returning this Year
Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, Freemo Set-up at Hespeler Arena from 9am - 3pm
Credit Valley Free-mo Group is sponsoring a Free-mo Setup, a small admission will apply.
If you have a free-mo module and would like to join, please contact Paul at ptaylor@ica.net
www.free-mo.org

Lakeshore Model Railroaders Flea Market
Saturday April 16th, 2016
10am - 3:00pm
Apostle's Continuation Church
10 Belfield Road (kipling north of 401)
Admission: Adults $7, Youth $3, Children under 6 Free
Contact: Steve McCoy 416-817-4015

11th Annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show
Saturday April 16, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Canada's Only exclusively Narrow Gauge Railway Show!
Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main Street, Schomberg ON
This year is the tenth anniversary of Canada's only exclusively narrow gauge show, featuring layouts, modules,
displays, vendors, model contests, clinics and demonstrations as well as a panel discussion this year and a lunch
counter outside with hot burgers and dogs. It's not widely advertised to the general public, but represents
a niche of committed fine model builders.
Additional setup time is available on the Friday night, and pints are to be had across the street.
For more information and to register online visit: Show Info

2016 Brampton Model Railway Show
Saturday October 1, 2016; 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday October 2, 2016; 10 am - 4 pm
Brampton Fairgrounds
3km North of Mayfield Rd. on Heart Lake Rd.
33,000 sqft operating N, HO, O & G scale displays
Free Parking, Accessible Facilities, Great Food Service, Family Friendly
Larger Manufacturer's Section
Admission: Adults $7, NMRA Members $6, Seniors & Teens $5, Children 6-12 $ 3, Children under 6 Free
Contact: Email Show Organizers or at 905-855-4413

Let us know about your event! Drop us an e-mail at Credit Valley outlining date, time, location, fee and any other specific details. We will post it as soon as we can. We do however reserve the right to limit/edit/refuse posting.

Attention customers! Information listed has been obtained from a variety of sources. Changes, cancellations and errors are possible. Before traveling any distance, confirm details with contact listed.

Modeling Contest Results
Congratulations to Roy W. having the most votes from store visitors over the month.

House winner

See pictures of all the entries HERE

Great job by everyone who entered the contest.

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