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Canadian Hobby Shops On Line

The Credit Valley Railway Company
184 Queen Street South
Streetsville, Ontario
L5M 1L3
905 826-1306

George's Trains
510 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 2M2
416 489-9783

Toy Train Workshop
1260 Quigley Hill Road
Cumberland, Ontario
K4C 1H3
613- 833-3125

Books, Magazines and On Line Forums

O Gauge Railroading and the OGR Forum
O Gauge railroading has something for everyone, from the novice to the serious prototypical operator in either 2 rail or 3 rail. The magazine features 'how to" articles, product reviews, repair techniques and stunning layouts. If you are thinking of developing an O gauge or HiRail layout, you must check out this site.

In addition to the magazine, OGR sponsors the O Gauge Forum. This is an interactive on line forum where members can discuss anything to do with O gauge railroading. Many of the OGR magazine's experts are frequently on line to help you out. There are no membership fees and all are welcome. http://www.ogaugerr.com

HiRailers Unlimited

If you are interested in running 3 rail trains in a realistic setting, then this site is for you. You can find excellent layout photos on line here as well as technical advice. The group also hosts an e-group discussion forum and publishes a peridical, "The Buzz." Click below for more information. www.hirailers.com

Classic Toy Trains
Classic Trains is published quarterly and features articles pertaining to the classic days of steam and first generation diesel locomotives. A must read for anyone building a layout in the steam/diesel transition period. /www.trains.com

Trains Magazine provides up to date coverage of the goings on in the world of real railroading. Expert articles and photography abound on modern day railroading, as well as historical features. It is published on a monthly basis. http://www.trains.com

Classic Trains
Classic Trains is published quarterly and features articles pertaining to the classic days of steam and first generation diesel locomotives. A must read for anyone building a layout in the steam/diesel transition period. http://www.trains.com

Toy Train Webring

The Toy Train Webring is a ring of web sites about or relating to toy trains and model railroading -- MTH, Lionel, Williams, Weaver, Atlas, K-Line, Marx, Flyer -- you name it! If your web site is related in any way to model railroads, you are welcome in this web ring! 

Toy Train.info
This interesting site features toy train articles, links to various clubs, such as the TCA and LOTS and much more. ToyTrains.info
Manufacturers of O Gauge Products

Atlas O Manufacturing offers a complete line of fine-quality, O scale model railroad products in the tradition of Atlas quality. Products include highly detailed locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and a complete track system. www.atlasO.com

3rd Rail is one of the finest makers of 3 rail O scale brass locomotives for the collector and discriminating operator. www.3rdrail.com

K-Line Electric Trains offers high quality O gauge and O scale trains, now equipped with Railsounds. K-Line’srolling stock is both detailed and affordable.

Lionel Trains is America’s oldest toy train manufacturer, now celebrating over 100 years!  Free downloads, Kids Club, catalogs, accessories and much, much more are offered on it’s official website.

MTH Electric Trains is a leading manufacturer of O gauge model trains.  They offer both scale products in 1:48 scale as well as semi-scale trains and starter sets.  Since it’s inception a few short years ago, MTH has brought to market an incredible array of O gauge products.

Weaver Models is a manufacturer of quality O scale trains and Scalecoat paint. www.weavermodels.com

Williams Electric Trains has been providing the consumer with quality O gauge trains for over 25 years at affordable prices. www.williamstrains.com

Other O Gauge Items of Interest On Line:

Arttista Accessories offers top quality figures for your layout. Figures are detailed pewter castings and come painted or unpainted. www.arttista.com

Backdrop Warehouse Photo provides realistic backdrops for model railroad layouts. www.backdropwarehouse.com

BTS Structures manufactures exceptionally detailed of laser-cut O scale kits. www.btsrr.com

Sooner or later you will need a track cleaner.  Centerline Products manufactures a brass  non-derailing, track cleaner to keep your rails shiny. www.centerline-products.com

GarGraves Trackage makes Phantom Line O gauge track and turnouts.  Ideal for Hi Rail layouts. www.gargraves.com

Canadian Photomurals offers backdrops for your railroad.  If you are modeling the Canadian Rockies this is a must.

Scenic Express produces a large catalogue of scenery products for your layout.. 

Valley Model Trains lists buildings from all manufacturers at discounted prices. www.valleymodeltrains.com

Walthers produces a yearly model railroad reference book, entitled, “Big Trains.”  This is full of O gauge products from every manufacturer.  A must for O gauge modeling.

Lionel Super O track is arguably the most realistic O gauge track system ever produced. Although it is no longer being produced by Lionel, there are many layouts on which Super O remains the track of choice. For an interesting article written by Mike Spanier about this legendary product, check out this link.
Lionel Super O

Railfan Sites

Don Winslow Railroad Photography
Don's site features photos of two of my favourite railroads, Union Pacific and Sante Fe. In addition to current day diesel locomotives, Don also features many steam locomotives. His photographic work and digital enhancement skills are superb and definitely worth a visit.

Chuck Donaldson is another fine photographer who, as it happens also takes excellent photographs of my favourite railroads. In addition to Denver and Rio Grande and Union Pacific, you will find Southern Pacific and Western Pacific well represented, to name just a few. Chuck has travelled extensively throughout the Southwest and his work features many interesting photographs for those that like the spectacular scenery of this interesting region.

Copyright Larry Lajambe 2001
Email: larry.lajambe@sympatico.ca
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