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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.

How Do The Clinic's work?
We have broken down our 'clinics' into 5 categories:

1. Manufacturer's Show Case - From time to time we will have manufacturers or sales representatives from some of the top model railway companies in the world come by and offer a look into their newest products. Here you will be able to interact, ask questions and see first hand all the exciting products coming to market and your layout! These Manufacturer Show Case events are free and may or may not need pre-registration to attend.

2. Hands-On Clinic - You will be given instruction, and then under the watchful eye of our instructors, you'll build the subject project. Each participant will get to take home their project at the end of the clinic. The objective is not necessarily to finish the project, but to learn the techniques in order to make you a more confident modeller. Each participant will need to bring his/her own tools from a tool list we will provide. Participants under the age of 18 are not recommended. A charge for Hands-On Clinics will vary with each project and time allotted. Pre-registration will be required for such clinics.

3. Class Room Clinic - A type of clinic where you will sit in a class room setting and be taught several modelling techniques. This will typically include Power Point presentations or some kind of visual aid to promote your understanding of the subject. There will also be an opportunity for hands-on instruction. A charge for Class Room Clinics will vary with the project and time allotted. Pre-registration will be required for such clinics.

4. In-Store Demo - These short informative clinics or demos, are fast paced and will show you new products, tips and hints on how to use products right off the shelf. There is no cost or Pre-registration to these demos and they will take place in the store on a scheduled basis. Check back often to see what's next!

5. "What's Going On In There?" Clinic - This is not a formal clinic, but rather an opportunity to walk in and see what's going on in our clinic room any time it's 'open'. We will be offering building services for layouts, so walk in and have a look at complete layouts being constructed; you never know what you might learn.

Our Clinic Team:
Our team is guided by our Lead Clinic Instructor, Clark Kooning, MMR, CRC. Clark is a well-known local modeller and holds the degree of Master Model Railroader from the National Model Railroad Association(NMRA) and holds Canadian Railway Craftsman degree from the Canadian Association of Model Railway Modellers (CARM). In addition to winning several model contests and having done clinics all around North America, Clark is also the lead instructor for the NMRA program called 'Modeling with the Masters'. We are also lucky to have several staff associates who will bring their expertise to the clinic program throughout the year. Guest instructors will also be on the agenda, so watch our clinic schedule often.

All Clinic Prices are subject to 13% HST

In Store - Clinic Schedule


**Winter/Spring 2015**

Freight Car and Locomotive Weathering
Saturday February 28, 2015 - 12:30 to 3 pm
Classroom Clinic - Special Guest - Ralph Renzetti In this clinic you will learn from Ralph Renzetti who has developed a great weathering system for both freight cars and locomotives. Ralph uses both air brush and a mix of oil mixable artist paints for his realistic wethering. Ralph has been featured on Trainmasters TV describing his methods - now you can see how it's done live! Cost is $25. Please note this program is not suitable for children under 18. Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required.

All About The Soundtraxx Sound Car
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:30 to 3:45 pm
Class Room Clinic - Paul Taylor This clinic will show you how to install and program these new decoders. This is a great way to learn how to install decoders into a non DCC model. The first part of the clinic will be a lecture/presentation and the second part, we will actually install a SoundCar decoder into a freight car. If you would like to install in your own car, please bring to the clinic - Decoder cost will be extra. Tool parts list available in store. Cost is $30 per session, hand out included. Please note this program is not suitable for children under 18. Limit 12 per class. Pre-registration is required.

Train Shows and Events

Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train for 2015

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:

Upcoming Train Show Events for 2015-16

Niagara Falls Model Railway Show
Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines, Ont.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 10-3:00
Admission: Adults $5.00
Children under 12 with an Adult: Free
Operating layouts, vendors of all scales, over 8,000 sqft
Info @: or 905-357-6539

York Railway Modellers Spring Open House
Sunday March 1 & 8, 2015
11am to 4pm
Admission Adults $5, Children $1
5 Oakland Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
We have an HO scale layout that occupies a space of 1600 sq. feet with 11 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 email Andris Cuksts at or see our web site at

Model RR Flea Market - Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
Saturday, March 21, 2015; 10 am - 3 pm
Baseline Community Centre
2444 Base Line Road, Bowmanville
Adults $5, Children under 12 Free
Contact: William @905-623-8440

32nd Annual DoubleHeaders Model Railroad
Self-Guided Layout Tour

Saturday March 28, 2015
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 this Year
Saturday March 28th and Sunday March 29th, 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

Lindsay & District Model Railroaders
41st Annual Model Railway Show
Saturday March 28 & Sunday March 29, 2015
Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 10am - 4pm
Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West
Admission $5, Age 6-12 $2, Under 6 Free
Contact: Wayne Lamb or Eric Potter

Lakeshore Model Railroaders Flea Market
Saturday April 11, 2015
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

Ottawa Train Expo
Saturday April 25 10am - 4:30pm & Sunday April 26, 2015 10am - 4pm
New Location: Canadian International Hockey Academy Arena
8710 Hwy 17, Rockland, ON
17,000 sqft
Adults: $10; 13-18 years old: $5; 12 & under: $2 (goes to Roger's House)

Montreal Model Train Exposition for Sun Youth Organization
Saturday September 26th and Sunday 27th, 2015
Sun Youth Centre, 4251 St Urbain Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V6
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Adults: $8.00, $6.00 for children
Free parking at HOME DEPO, 100 Beaubien Street West, with free shuttle bus to the show
Information: Ivan Dow (cel. 514 918-1501; hm 514 636-9665;
This year’s show, features the largest collection in North America of model railroads that children can operate.
New for this year model railways popular with the boomer generation from the 50’s and 60’s (Triang & Hornby)
There are also original model railroads from the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s, giving a historical
view of model railroads from the 1890’s to the present. And yes, they can be played with by the general public.
More than 30 model railroads will be on display, including Tomas the Tank Engine and Harry Potter, with all the bells
and whistles to entertain and show the artistry and availability of the world of model railways.

2015 Brampton Model Railway Show
Saturday October 3, 2015; 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday October 4, 2015; 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
Admission: Adults $7, NMRA Members $6, Seniors & Teens $5, Family of 4 $15, 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.

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