Crusader Rail Services

On the Cumbres and Toltec, September 13, 2013
Ray Kaminski

#1 News Flash! San Juan Car Co. has been sold and, along with Grandt Line and several other entities, is being folded into a new San Juan Model Company. We’ll be meeting the new owners (Bob Stears and Doug Junda from The Leadville Shops) at the Narrow Gauge Convention to see how we all move forward. Watch this space after the Convention for more details.

#2 News Flash! Precision Scale detail parts has been sold to the same new owners of Tomar Industries (PF&S Railway Supplies). We’re also going to find out what can be done on this front. They’re trying to get all my restocking orders out as quickly as they can — and I’ll in turn get your orders moving to you.

Some order shipments may seem to be slowing down a bit — well they are in some cases. Many of our suppliers are scaling back somewhat due to getting a part time job; new company ownership, learning new skill sets and the like. Every effort is made to get products out to you in a quick and timely manner. However, shortages on both ends of the system do occur. Thanks for your understanding. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Shows: Next up — the National Narrow Gauge Convention in the Bloomington, MN Sept 5 thru 8. Many of the manufacturers we feature will have tables there — a great way to meet the people behind they products we offer to you. Last day to pre order and have delivered to the Convention is August 11!

Shows / Part #2. New this year is a long overdue visit to the Mid Atlantic RPM Meet September 21/22 at the DoubleTree Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport. Note that we will have our “small” display there (DCC, Sound, Bridge Kits, Track, Turnouts, HO Details and PanPastels– call if you want something from our other product lines). Our regular “season” begins with the 45th edition of the Great Berea Train Show (Ohio) followed by stops in Gardiner, NY for the Fall Mid Hudson On30 Meet and the Grear Scale Model Train Show in Timonium, MD. Check our “shows” page for dates and further info.

Fall will be here before you know it, so keep working on those wish lists and see what “Santa” can help you with. PS — Mary and I got terribly busy so Noah and Rumble will have to wait a little longer for Strasburg.

Never step on the rails.

— Ray, Mary, Noah and Rumble

Next Show –

September 5–8 — Minneapolis, MN

38th National Narrow Gauge Convention
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