13 Jun 2018
Banta Model Works are putting out some very nice RGS Water Tanks

See picture to right   ------------

First production - NOW available are in HOn3 with a On3/30 scale version likely soon

The HO unit - I will sell at approx $125 - no pricing yet on the O scale unit

I plan on getting some in - so if you would like one - just let me know and I'll get it for you - let me know as soon as possible and I'll place that order

And of course if you want any other Banta kit - I'll get that as well
 

I have updated the Clover House page with actual quantities left in stock.  Some nice sheets of metal and a bit of brass wire still left - see Clover House

That makes the following pages with current quantities listings:

Clover House
Foothill Model Works
Fun & Games Figures
MacLeod Western
Micro Engineering
Mount Albert Scale Lumber
San Juan Car Company
Sylvan Scale Models
Vector Cut

Just a bit of a round up of our Current Specials as we continue to sell off stock and work towards closure:

All orders over $100.00 will get you a $20% discount on that order

G and N Scale items - all currently at 30% discount

Still plenty of kits on our Specials page

27 May 2018
Something for the 'N' and 'G' scalers.  We are offering 30% discount on any of these items.  We still have quite a bit in stock - so here's a chance to get a bargain and fill up your spares and detail boxes.  So take a look and see what you can find;
 
 Here's the links to our N Scale products:

BLMA
Builders In Scale
Caboose Industries
Central Valley Model Works
Chooch Enterprises

Clever Models
Clover House
Gap Master
Grandt Line
JL Innovative Design

JV Models
Kerroby Models
Micro Engineering 
Paper Creek Models
RS Laser Kits

Rusty Stumps Scale Models
Sylvan Scale Models
VR Models
Woodland Scenics

 Here's the links to our G Scale products:

Builders in Scale
Chooch Enterprises
Fun & Games Figures
Grandt Line
Hartford Products
Kadee Couplers
Kerroby Models
Micro Engineering
Ozark Miniatures
Precision Scale Company
Railcar Products
Scene Master
Schomberg Scale Models
Shortline Car & Foundry

 

 

 

 

Don't forget we still have plenty of kits that we are selling off at reduced prices - see them all listed HERE
We are continuing the SALES - for in-stock items only - 20% discount across all items on orders over $100.00 (except if already marked as 'Specials')
6 May 2018
Just an update so you know what we are doing.  We are definitely closing the The Railcar. However, with the sale not going through, it will take a bit longer than we planned (we need to sell everything) so I expect we will still be around for at least 5-6 months at the moment.  So please get in and take that stock from us and look for more sales and specials as we work through the stock.
We are rapidly selling out of the Micro Engineering and Mt Albert Scale Lumber products.  So to make it  a little easier, I have indicated on those pages, exactly how many of each item we still have in stock (not a lot in some cases).  I will attempt to keep this up to date as stock gets sold....  You can see these at Micro Engineering & Mt Albert Scale Lumber
Don't forget we still have plenty of kits that we are selling off at reduced prices - see them all listed HERE
30 April 2018
We have counted and checked the Grandt Line stock, AND updated the web pages.  So, everything should be correct on the Grandt Line web pages (as of 2 pm today), so get in now if you want any of those listed items
Time to move some of those kits we have accumulated in recent years.  Take a look at the Specials Page to see some great markdowns on buildings and other kits in stock.  Limited stock so they may go quickly.....check and see if something suits you here - SPECIALS
We are continuing the SALES - for in-stock items only - 20% discount across all items on orders over $100.00 (except if already marked as 'Specials')
12 April 2018
So it's finally that time - we had hoped to sell the business, but that has not worked out.  So we are winding down and selling off the stock - It has been good fun and we have met a lot of people but it's time.......
Good News.... The 2018 On30 Annuals are available - I have just ordered 15 copies - so if you want one, just let me know and I'll put your name on it and let you know when they arrive
31 March 2018
So it's finally that time - we had hoped to sell the business, but that has not worked out.  So we are winding down and selling off the stock - It has been good fun and we have met a lot of people but it's time.......
To start off the SALES - we are offering (for in-stock items only) - 20% discount across all items on orders over $100.00 (except if already marked as 'Specials')
We have some very interesting lines which are not readily available here in Aust so here's a chance to pick some things up before they go.  Check out these lines to get you started:
Clover House
Builders in Scale
Central Valley Model Works
Grandt Line
Model Tech Studios
Rusty Stumps Scale Models

Vector Cut
I may be able to place a few orders with our overseas suppliers (where we are out of stock) but this will be limited and only where worthwhile quantities are put together.
By now, you may have heard that Grandt Line is closing down in the middle of the year - What a huge blow to the industry.  Consequently I am about to place a final order with them - so if you need anything that we do not have in stock - just let me know ASAP as I'll place that order very shortly
We have conducted a stocktake and got the Web Site up to date - so what you see on our web pages is pretty accurate as of today - so get in NOW if you want some of these things before they go.....
9 January 2018
As you are probably aware we are closing The Railcar- (unless we can find a buyer)   Will  just extend a month or two to tidy things up - so at this stage we will still be operating up to Feb/March 2018 - but we are definitely taking retirement..........
We have conducted a stocktake and got the Web Site up to date - so what you see on our web pages is pretty accurate as of today - so get in NOW if you want some of these things before they go.....
I will also be placing final orders with some of our suppliers - so if you want something before we close - let me know in the next week or so.  Here's who I am ordering with:
San Juan Car Co; Grandt Line; Mt Albert Scale Lumber; Blackstone Models; Rusty Stumps; Micro Engineering; and Sylvan Scale Models. So get in quick - because that will be it......
20 December 2017
As you are probably aware we are closing The Railcar- (unless we can find a buyer)   Will probably just extend a month or two - so at this stage we will still be operating up to Feb/March 2018 - but we are definitely taking retirement..........
Also we will be closing for a break over the Xmas Holidays from 22 Dec to 8 January 2018
28 November 2017
Just to keep you up to date - we are still planning on closing The Railcar (unless we can find a buyer).  Will probably just extend a month or two - so at this stage we will still be operating up to Feb/March 2018 - but we are definitely taking retirement...........
20 November 2017
Currently conducting a Stocktake and getting the Web Pages up to date to reflect what we actually have in stock - Web Pages now updated and current up to all manufacturers starting with 'L'..... still a way to go.....
Back from Tasmania and had a good holiday and a great Launceston Model Railway Show - well worth the trip and a great bunch of people over there.  Now to get on with business and getting rid of some stock - so look out for some Specials coming up over the next weeks
A few Good Deals on our Specials page including some slightly damaged Micro Engineering Flex Track (missing ties / sleepers and a few bent ends - but 80 - 90% all good) out at 50% discount.  Check them out on our Specials Page
7 October 2017
We are off to the Launceston Model Railway Show being held over the October 14/15 weekend.  Looking forward to that and hoping to catch up with a few of you there (noting this will be our last show !!)  So again I will NOT be available for a few days later this month (between 9th and 30th October), having a bit of a Tassie holiday as well.  I may be able to respond to a few emails but no orders will get processed in this timeframe.  So please be patient as I will be back in November.................
14 September 2017
Just managed to put up a few Specials as we try and get that stock down.... Check them out on our SPECIALS Page
09 September 2017
Back from Holidays - very nice in WA.  Just getting back into the swing of things and planning for the Show in Launceston in Mid October (will be out last show).  Look out for some specials over the next few weeks as I attempt to reduce stock in line with the 31st December closure.............
16 August 2017
I will NOT be available for a few days later this month (between 17th and 31st August).  I may be able to respond to a few email but no orders will get processed in this timeframe.  So please be patient as I will be back in September.................
When I get back in September I need to place some final orders with a few of our suppliers - These are manufacturers of great details and stuff: Banta Model Works, Blackstone Models and Nothwest Shortline.... So if you fancy something from these manufacturers - just let me know and I can include in my orders (use the links to go and have a look at their web sites) and I might even have some stuff in stock....
29 Jun 2017
I am about to place my final orders with a few of our suppliers - These are manufacturers of great details and stuff: Berkshire Valley Models, Clover House and Model Tech Studios.... So if you fancy something from these manufacturers - just let me know and I can include in my orders (use the links to go and have a look at their web sites) and I might even have some stuff in stock....
HELP FOUND:  - A very kind gentleman has stepped up to the plate and is delivering the Turnouts - THANK YOU...............
20 Jun 2017
HELP NEEDED:  Is there anyone out there who can build me 4 x O scale (Std Gauge) Code 100 Turnouts (2 x LH and 2 x RH) in the next week or so !!!!!  If you think you can help - contact me and I'll talk details, money etc... Would greatly appreciatte this
We have a new shipment in from Rusty Stumps Scale Models.  Some NEW parts and some updated items - NEW items include 3D printed Row Boats in both HO and O scale, Circular Saw Blades and an Overhead I Beam Hoist Kit on O scale.  Check them out HERE (HO) and HERE (O).  We also have an O scale Arttista Man rowing Boat (1191 at bottom of page) if you need one (HERE)
23 May 2017
Good News !!!! - The 2017 On30 Annuals have arrived.  I have posted some out today and contacted those who had placed reservations.  I have limited stock left so if you want one - just let me know and I'll make it happen.  I also have some small quantities of back issues - both in ON30 and HOn3 - so check them out on our Publications page
  I have 1 of the Stoney Creek 2015 limited Edition HO Kits left in stock.

  These are the Colorado Mine & Milling building sets.  These are beautiful kits and I want them gone.

Originally listed at $295 but now on Special for just $250 (free postage)

See them on our Stoney Creek Designs page

1 May 2017
Well the time has finally come.  We have decided to close The Railcar after 23 busy years.  We have attended many shows, met many people and enjoyed the whole experience but, it is finally time to move on to other things (like retirement and my own On3 railroad).

We will do this over the next 9 months or so.  The Railcar will continue to trade as normal for the next few months - so we will still order items in as required for customers (here's your chance to get those things you really need) and then we will wind down over the following months until the end of the year.  We will be attending one more Show - the Launceston Model Railway Show in October.....But don't worry - plenty of time to go and we still want your business.....so get those orders in !!!!!!!!!

If you need some inspiration, or just want to see some exquisite modeling - check out the link to the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention that was recently held in Victoria - www.modvid.com.au/html/body_aussie_ng_convention_2017.html . Just beautiful stuff
Looks like the 2017 On30 Annuals are finally on the way - so should be here in the next 10 or so days.  I have limited numbers - some are already taken, but let me know if you want one and I'll put your name on it.................
10 April 2017
Just a quick update to let you know we will be away at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention this Easter Weekend.  Hope to see some of you there and for those not attending we may be a bit slow in responding to emails etc, as we will be gone for about a week.  But rest assured, I will get back to you on our return......