Christmas on the The Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway, December 23, 2017
Ray Kaminski

CHANGES COMING! We’re making some changes to our product mix here at Crusader Rail Services. During 2018 we asked many of our customers what they liked and didn’t like with our product lines and what we were displaying at our show booth. We’ll be rolling out our updated webpages as soon as we can after the holidays. Based on these results and sales figures, we are cutting back on building kits and increasing our stock of detail parts, track, and other like items. We’re more than happy to order any kits you would like from the manufacturers that we carry, at our usual pricing, subject to their production runs. But as prices are rising (due to tariffs and other circumstances out of our control), it’s becoming increasingly difficult to carry all of the stock we would like. We’d love to have everything but the realities of today preclude this. Thanks in advance for your understanding and keep those suggestions coming in.

Timing: We’ve been finding that some of our restocking orders are taking a little longer to reach us; which delays their reaching you. We apologize for any raising of your blood pressure but assure you we’re trying very hard to keep things moving.

Stock up now: SoundTraxx has announced some price increases on their products as of the New Year. I haven’t received the new listings but you may wish to consider purchases soon. Current stock will remain at current prices but a word to the wise ….

Trial Run: We’ve acquired a selection of new S and O scale figures from Aspen Modeling Co. They feature Western-themed people, horses and animals in both pewter and resin. Their listing will be on the website for the New Year. If we see demand for these figures we’ll add them permanently to our product lines.

New Stuff: We just acquired a huge collection of HO detail parts — lots of PSC & Cal Scale, some SS Ltd, Kemtron, and all kinds of other companies. We’re still sorting through it. These are mostly older detail parts, so if you’ve been looking for that one special item, we may just have it. But be advised — other than the Cal Scale, we will not have a list of parts. There are just too many. So you will have hunt a bit through the boxes. We will be cycling the parts thru the shows, but we won’t have the entire collection with us — it’s just too big.

Shows: Our new year begins at W. Springfield, MA with the Amherst Railway Society Show (Jan 26/27). Super Bowl weekend has us in Timonium, MD (Feb 2/3). The last pre-order day for the Amherst/Timonium shows is January 11th. Next is the ATMA “Spring Thaw” Meet (Feb 23/24) and the Midwest Narrow Gauge Show in Salem, OH (Mar 22/23).

Hard to believe that it’s that time of the year. Everything has seems so slow yet moved so swiftly. To all our customers both old and new our sincerest wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a better 2019.

Hoping this finds everyone Happy & Healthy!

— Ray, Mary, Noah and Rumble

Next Show –

January 26/27 — W. Springfield, MA

Amherst Railway Society Show at the Big ‘E’ - Section #116 / Stroh Bldg
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