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Offline bbdave

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Vancouver shop?
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:13:55 pm »
Hi my dad's off to White rock near Vancouver in a couple of weeks and he's interested in finding an n gauge train shop are there any reccomendations if there are any to visit?.

Dave

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Re: Vancouver shop?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 09:24:25 pm »
I'm several thousand miles away, but you might want to check out these links:

http://vancouvertraingang.ca/d7/node/9

and

http://modeltraingeek.com/model-train-stores/vancouver-train-stores (the text says Montreal, but the locations are actually in BC)

and

http://www.caorm.org/hobbyshops_pacific.html

Can't endorse any, but Central Hobbies seems to come up often.

Jon

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Re: Vancouver shop?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 02:03:33 am »
Dave

It happens that Pacific Western Rail Systems is located in Surrey right next door to White Rock. They are one of the major web suppliers of N and HO scale in Canada if not in North America. PWRS is not really set up as a retail shop, but they do have premises that allow you to look at more N scale stuff than you can dream of. I visited them less than two weeks ago during my recent visit to Canada and had a most enjoyable chat and a cup of coffee with the president Dan Huberman. Mind you, I estimate that I have bought 75% of all my railway stuff from them over the last 10 years. Look up Pacific Western Rail Systems on Google and you'll get the goods on them.

White Rock is a nice little town by Boundary Bay. Even better a BNSF railway line runs right along the main street. I stayed there with my nephew for a night and was treated to the passage of two coal trains, a mixed freight, and two Amtrack passenger trains.

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Re: Vancouver shop?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 07:56:56 am »
Thanks i have passed the info. onto dad and he's arranged a visit to PWRS and there is a model show while he's over so he'll be visiting that. Thanks for the info guys.

Dave

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Re: Vancouver shop?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 12:34:27 am »
Dave

I'm glad to hear that your dad has set up a visit with PWRS. The president (Dan Huberman), whom he will likely meet, is a very interesting person and has a lot to say about the current state of model railroading from the sales and manufacturing perspectives. The hobby has certainly changed a lot in these respects since I started in N scale.

I hope he has a great time visiting Canada - and am interested in hearing how he gets on at PWRS.

Webbo

 

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