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If you are interested in Canadian or British model trains you have come to the right place.

We carry trains, diecast vehicles and accessories from companies such as Hornby, Bachmann Branchline, DJ Models, Dapol, Oxford Rail, Oxford Diecast, Corgi, Graham Farish, Metcalfe, Peco, Ratio, Wills and more.

We also carry Canadian HO trains from companies such as Rapido, Bowser, Atlas, InterMountain and more.

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Show Schedule

Western Rails 2018 Mar 18th, 2018 - 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby, BC (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Supertrain 2018 Apr 14th & 15th, 2018 - 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show 2018 Apr 22nd, 2018 - Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Victoria Model Railroad Show 2018 - May 27th, 2018 - Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood BC (10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Latest News:

January 8, 2018

Hornby today announced their 2018 Range of OO gauge products. With three brand new tooled steam locomotives leading the 2018 range it is sure to be a good year for many modelers!

NBR J36 0-6-0 #673 'Maude' (NBR Lined Black) with TTS Sound - Pre Order

First up is the North British Railway's (NBR) J36 0-6-0. These engines could be found all over the NBR system and lasted into the last days of Scottish steam! Hornby will be releasing three versions. R3600TTS NBR J36 0-6-0 #673 'Maude' in NBR Lined Black with TTS Sound, R3621 LNER J36 0-6-0 #722 in Lined Black and R3622 BR J36 0-6-0 #65311 'Haig' in Plain Black with Early Crest.

BR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 #30850 'Lord Nelson' (Lined Green LC) with TTS Sound - Pre Order

Hornby's next new tooling adds to it's impressive line of Southern Railway passenger engines with the introduction of Maunsell's Lord Nelson 4-6-0. Again three versions will be released. R3603TTS BR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 #30850 'Lord Nelson' in Lined Green with Late Crest and TTS Sound, R3634 SR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 #851 'Sir Francis Drake' in Olive Green without smoke deflectors and R3635 BR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 #30863 'Lord Rodney' in Lined Green with Early Crest.

BR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 #35024 'East Asiatic Company' (Blue EC) - Pre Order

Also coming out this year is a BR Blue version of the SR Merchant Navy 4-6-2. R3632 BR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 #35024 'East Asiatic Company' in Blue with Early Crest.

LMS Streamlined Princess Coronation 4-6-2 #6229 'Duchess of Hamilton' - Pre Order

In 2017 Hornby released it's fantastic model of the LMS Princess Coronation 4-6-2 without the streamlined casing. In 2018, Hornby will be realing the all new tooled model of the LMS Streamlined Princess Coronation 4-6-2. And (you guessed it!) three versions will be coming out! R3623 LMS Streamlined Princess Coronation 4-6-2 #6221 'Queen Elizabeth' in Caledonian Blue, R3639 LMS Streamlined Princess Coronation 4-6-2 #6244 'King George VI' in Crimson Lake and lastly R3677 LMS Streamlined Princess Coronation 4-6-2 #6229 'Duchess of Hamilton'.

LNER A4 4-6-2 #4493 'Woodcock' (Apple Green) - Pre Order

Other noteable models coming from Hornby this year include R3630 LNER A4 4-6-2 #4493 'Woodcock' in Apple Green and R3612 LNER A4 4-6-2 #4468 Mallard - Limited Edition Anniversary Pack which not only has 18 carot Gold plating on the running gear and other parts but also comes with a wooden plinth with 18 carot Gold plated rails and a reproduction of Mallard's World Speed Record plaque! This model is a Limited Edition of only 1,260 models to pre-order so you don't want to miss out!

LNER A4 4-6-2 #4468 Mallard - Limited Edition Anniversary Pack - Pre Order

You can check out the other locomotives from the 2018 range on our OO Scale - Hornby section. We will add prices once the Canadian price is known. We will also add the rest of the 2018 range later today.

Don't forget to place your pre-orders early so you don't miss out on these amazing models! And remember, Britannia Models has 'Free Canada Wide Shipping On Regular Price Orders Over $199'.


January 7, 2018

Today Bachmann announced their OO gauge 2018 Range of products so let's get right to it!

NER E1/J72 0-6-0T #2173 (NER Lined Green) - Pre Order

More details have been released regarding the new toolings of the LNER J72 0-6-0T. What was originally going to be a new chassis will now be a 100% brand new tooling which will allow most of the 113 strong class of 0-6-0T's to be produced. Variations will include vacuum brakes where applicable and different smokebox doors. The J72 will also have realistic firebox flicker and pre-fitted speaker for sound conversions.

The identities of item numbers 31-060, 31-061 & 31-062 has changed and a NER version, 31-063, has been added.

LBSCR H1 Brighton Atlantic 4-4-2 #39 'La France' (Lined Brown) - Pre Order

Southern collectors will be happy with the announcement of the LBSCR H1 Brighton Atlantic 4-4-2 model. Item #31-910 will be LBSCR #39 'La France'. This joins the previously announced H2 Brighton Atlantic. This new tooling specific to the H1 will include correct curved running plate, early cab and boiler fittings.

LNER V2 2-6-2 #4791 (Apple Green) - Pre Order

Back to the LNER, the identities of the all new tooling of the Gresley V2 2-6-2 will be item #35-200 LNER V2 2-6-2 #4791 in Apple Green and as built, 35-201 BR V2 2-6-2 #60845 in Lined Black with Early Crest, and 35-202 BR V2 2-6-2 #60847 'St Peter's School' in Lined Green with Late Crest and outside steam pipes.

LNER C1 Ivatt Large Boiler Atlantic 4-4-2 #4421 (Lined Green) - Pre Order

The tooling of the GNR/LNER C1 Ivatt Large Boilered Atlantic 4-4-2 which was originally made exclusively for Locomotion Models is now being introduced into the main range of Bachmann products in the form of 31-761 GNR C1 Ivatt Large Boiler Atlantic 4-4-2 #272 (GNR Green) and 31-762 LNER C1 Ivatt Large Boiler Atlantic 4-4-2 #4421 (Lined Green).

ROD 2-8-0 #1918 (War Department Black) - Pre Order

The Railway Operating Division (ROD) in World War 1 ordered 521 locomotives based on a variation of the Great Central Railway 8K (later LNER O4) 2-8-0 locomtoive. Bachmann is making a new body tooling to represent the ROD engines. Two models are planned and will be 35-175 ROD 2-8-0 #1918 (War Department Black) and 35-176 LNWR (ex ROD) 2-8-0 #2394 (LNWR Black).

You can find more details about the other steam locomotive announcements on our Bachmann Steam Locomotive page in the OO Scale section.

Class 25/2 #D5282 (BR Green Small Yellow Panel) - Pre Order

Moving onto diesel locomotives, Bachmann is making a brand new tooling of the Class 25/1 & 25/2 engines. 32-340 Class 25/1 #25060 in BR Blue Weathered finish and 32-341 Class 25/2 #D5282 in BR Green with Small Yellow Panel make up the first release of these new models.

Bachmann is developing a new range of second generation diesel multiple units to replace model previously available. These all new toolings will feature a low-level drive mechanism with DCC provisions.

Class 168/3 2-Car DMU #168327 (Chiltern Railways) - Pre Order

The first DMU's announced are the 35-560 Class 168/3 2-Car DMU #168327 in Chiltern Railways.

Class 171 2-Car DMU #171722 (Southern)

35-580 Class 171 2-Car DMU #171722 in Southern.

Class 170/1 3-Car DMU #170104 (Cross Country) - Pre Order

35-625 Class 170/1 3-Car DMU #170104 in Cross Country and 35-626 Class 170/4 3-Car DMU #170453 in ScotRail -Saltire.

Also, the Class 159 DMU will be coming out as 31-520 Class 159 3-Car DMU #159013 in BR Network SouthEast.

In the coach department, Southern modelers will be happy to see brand new Bullied coaches are being made. Bachmann is producing coaches with both early shallow window vents and later deep window vents. The late BR green coaches also feature the additional strengthening rib along the bodyside that some coaches received in their later years.

Since the Southern Railway and later the Southern Region of British Railways normally ran coaches in fixed formations, Bachmann will be producing the Bullied coaches in authentic and correct numbered sets. You can see all the available models on the coaches page of our Bachmann Europe OO section.

War Office 'Parrot' Bogie Wagon (WD Grey) with Sheeted Tank Load - Pre Order

For wagons, Bachmann will be adding the War Office 'Parrot' Bogie Wagon to it's growing range of WW1 era models. Won't a rake of these wagons look good behind one of those ROD 2-8-0 engines! Especially the 38-740 War Office 'Parrot' Bogie Wagon in WD Grey with Sheeted Tank Load. 38-741 War Office 'Parrot' Bogie Wagon in LMS Grey is the second Parrot wagon that will be produced.

Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0T 'Alice' (Dinorwic Quarry Red) - Pre Order

Moving onto OO9, Bachmann's next steam locomotive will be the Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0T. These little engines will look at home on any OO9 layout. Just look how cute they are! The first batch will be made up of 391-050 Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0T 'Alice' in Dinorwic Quarry Red, 391-051 Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0T 'Britomart' in Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry Blue and 391-053 Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0T 'Dorothea' in Dorothea Quarry Lined Green.

Ashover Bogie Coach (Ashover Railway Crimson) - Pre Order

Bachmann has also announced their first OO9 coach in the form of the Ashover Railway's bogie coaches. 394-025 Ashover Bogie Coach in Ashover Railway Crimson and 394-026 Ashover Bogie Coach in Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Blue & Cream will be the first two released.

Talyllyn 4 Wheel Slate Wagon (Pack of 3) (Grey) Weathered with slate load - Pre Order

Along with announcing the next batch of WD Covered Goods Wagon and WD Open Bogie Wagon, Bachmann is also adding the 4 Wheel Slate Wagons based on the Talyllyn Railway's in a 3-pack to it's growing range of OO9 products.

That about wraps up this rather large 'Latest News'. We will be back tomorrow when Hornby make their 2018 Range announcements!