Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Fresh Brass Available

Some more brass models for the "BRASS" page.  More photos to be added as available..

Here are a couple of samples.

DCC + Sound.  Custom Royal Crowns on running board skirts, engineer and fireman.
Can motor. Runs smoothly, forward and reverse.  Final tune-up, service and lube to be performed when cab interior work has been completed.

The photo shown above is similar to the model I have for sale.  The model you will receive is factory painted, has custom made Royal Crowns on running board skirt, cab glass, fireman and engineer, all new lighting and wiring.  Box, liners and model are in VG condition.



This model is in 'as new' condition.  DC, no decoder, no lights, runs well with can motor. 
Long tender. Basic back head detail.  

photos from  Found on internet search.

Thursday, 13 October 2016


An announcement from Bowser Trains rolled down the main line in front of Caboose Coffee Hobbies today.

The announcement is to offer you an opportunity to order from their list of  HO scale SD40-2F (Red Barn's), ex-Ontario Hydro (now CN) SD40-2's, ACR SD40-2's, BC Rail SD40-2's, CP Rail SD40-2's, SNR, QNSL, SL&H and HCLX (QNSL) SD40-2's.

Bowser's M636's are now available to  pre-order.  Among them are the CN Noodle, CN Stripes, CP in many variations of stripes, water tank, air start and PacMan Wedgies.

Bowser lists these models at $209.95 (DCC/DC non-sound) and $309.95 in US dollars.  Caboose Coffee Hobbies' pricing of these models will be both fair and attractive, and will be partly determined by the value of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar at the time the models are released for shipment.

If you haven't already ordered yours, there's still time to choose the model you want to see on your display shelf, or on your layout.  These models are expected to be shipped in the next two to four months, so get your order in as soon as possible.  They will sell out quickly.

Contact me at or 250-914-0200.  I ship via Canada Post, fully insured, signature required before delivery.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Timeline update to October 7-2016

Hi everyone.

In June of this year, we listed our home with Doug Irving, Remax Duncan.  Sixteen days and twenty two viewings later, we had an offer that we liked and the paperwork processing began in earnest.  Doug did a great job helping us navigate multiple offers with solid advice.

We reached out to a Remax realtor in the Courtenay/Comox area and arranged with Karen Provost of Ocean Pacific Remax, to begin our search for a suitable home on the east coast of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Campbell River.  After an exhausting search, many viewings and a couple of heart wrenching experiences with unscrupulous realtors, we decided to place an offer on a beautiful home in Campbell River.  At this point, I'd like to say that our Campbell River realtor, Karen Provost did the work of a small army to keep us focused on the goal when our situation looked grim.  Once we found the house we eventually bought, and the deal was done, we expected that our respective realtors would wander out of our lives.  This didn't happen.  Both Dough and Karen have kept in touch.  Nice.

This end of our experience went very smoothly and we now find ourselves in the middle of the chaos that is boxes piled in almost every room, a garage that is piled high with the usual maintenance stuff..., and more boxes of stuff and tired, achy bodies at the end of each day.

Here's where we get to the Caboose Coffee Hobbies part.   It's all in boxes and will likely remain there until I can get suitable storage, shelving and display cabinets set up.  I'll post more as things get better organized.  In the meantime, if you've pre-ordered products through Caboose Coffee, I will let you know when your order arrives and we can arrange for payment and shipping.  Your orders shouldn't experience any undue delays.

Thanks for your patience.