Scheduled Events for 2019

November

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner (most days). Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: For this month Rail Tales will continue to work primarily on the the Charleston project, on an O scale NY layout with scratch-built and kit-bashed structures, and on several other custom modelling jobs. We will also be starting the track and electrical work on (yet another) large N scale layout. This work will mostly be in our new space.

Saturday, November 2nd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic figure painting and model building techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the store. The default subject will multi-media rail car kits but we can change the subject based on customer demand.

Saturday, November 9th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and airbrushing techniques. The specific techniques shown will be determined by customer requests. This demonstration runs in our usual 2 pm to 4 pm time slot and will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Saturday, November 16th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring from 2 pm to 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the Workshop (but report to the store first). The subject has not been determined yet. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Saturday, November 23rd: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 pm to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator. The subject is to be determined. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Thursday, November 28th: Rail Tales will be closed for Thanksgiving. Happy Eat a Dinosaur Day!

Saturday, November 30th: Ordinarily, the 5th Saturday is reserved for DCC installation demonstration, however as this is Thanksgiving weekend, we will not be holding this demonstration.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will be Throne of Eldraine format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and costs $14.00.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

 

Club News:

Saturday, November 9th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30.  As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify. As our club has grown in size (yay!), we may have to move the meeting to our workshop. Report to the store as normal and we will make the decision to move based on attendance.

Sunday, November 24th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will hold a work session from 2 pm until approximately 4 pm. This event will be at our workshop but report to the store first. The subject of this meeting is the creation of a narrow gauge module set.

 

October

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner. Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: For this month Rail Tales will continue to work primarily on a long delayed complex N scale layout. We will also be working on the Marklin layout, various items for the Charleston project, and an O scale NY high rise. This work will mostly be in our new space.

Saturday, October 5th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic figure painting and model building techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the store. The default subject will multi-media rail car kits but we can change the subject based on customer demand.

Saturday, October 12th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and airbrushing techniques. The specific techniques shown will be determined by customer requests. This demonstration runs in our usual 2 pm to 4 pm time slot and will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Saturday, October 19th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring from 2 pm to 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the Workshop (but report to the store first). The subject has not been determined yet. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Saturday, October 26th: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 pm to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator. The subject is to be determined. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will be Throne of Eldraine format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and costs $14.00.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, October 6th: Rail Tales will host an additional draft for Throne of Eldraine at 6 pm.

 

Club News:

Saturday, October 12th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30.  As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify. As our club has grown in size (yay!), we may have to move the meeting to our workshop. Report to the store as normal and we will make the decision to move based on attendance.

Sunday, October 27th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will hold a work session for module scenery work from 1 pm until approximately 5 pm. This event will be at our workshop but report to the store first.

 

September

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner. Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: For this month Rail Tales will be working primarily on a long delayed complex N scale layout. We will also be working on the Marklin layout, various items for the Charleston project, and an O scale NY high rise. This work will mostly be in our new space.

Saturday, September 7th: No demonstration as Bret will be on vacation.

Saturday, September 14th: Rail Tales will host the regular meeting of the James River Division of the NMRA. This meeting will take place at the Workshop (last awning to the left of the store- signs will be posted) starting at 9:30. This is an official NMRA meeting but members can bring guests. The store will be open starting at 10 am for attendees and all attendees will receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items or credit same as cash on discount items. Rail Tales staff will be giving the regular weathering demonstration.

Saturday, September 14th (more): Rail Tales will host a second session of its regular weathering and airbrushing demonstration for the general public in the normal 2 pm to 4 pm time slot.

Saturday, September 21st: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring using the Kato system from 2 pm to 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the Workshop (but report to the store first) and will involve a custom project for a customer. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Saturday, September 28th: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 pm to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator. The subject is to be determined but will involve rough scenery structure and scultamold work. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first. If you wish to attend this demonstration, please let us know ahead of time (by 1 pm day of or earlier) as we will not hold this demonstration if there are no requests.

Sunday, September 29th: Rail Tales will be closed to regular traffic in order to host the Pre-Release for the MtG Throne of Eldraine card set. You may still pick up orders and completed work or drop off items to be worked on but due to a necessary re-arrangement of the store, we cannot accommodate browsers. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be the Core Set 2020 draft format unless attendees choose otherwise. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and costs $14.00.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, September 29th: Rail Tales will host a Pre-Release for Throne of Eldraine. As always, the first 18 people to pre-register will receive some sort of promotional product (not sure yet but probably deck boxes) and if at least 18 people attend, we will as is our custom, provide free pizza. Registration starts at noon, the event itself starts at 1 pm and runs until completed.

 

Club News:

Saturday, September 14th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30.  As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify. As our club has grown in size (yay!), we may have to move the meeting to our workshop. Report to the store as normal and we will make the decision to move based on attendance.

There will be no Jefferson Railroad Club this month due to the MtG event.

 

August

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner. Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: For this month Rail Tales will be working primarily on a long delayed complex N scale layout. We will also be working on the Marklin layout, various items for the Charleston project, as well as doing several custom rail car projects. This work will be in our new space.

Saturday, August 3rd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic figure painting and model building techniques. The subject has not been determined at this time. This demonstration will take place in the store.

Saturday, August 10th: Rail Tales will host its regular weathering and airbrushing demonstration. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30 as usual.

Saturday, August 17th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring using on of the Jefferson Railroad Club modules. This demonstration will consist of converting the original module from the old style wiring to the new style wiring as well as adding signal lights. The demonstration will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

Saturday, August 24th: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator. The subject is to be determined but will involve rough scenery structure and scultamold work. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

Saturday, August 31st: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic DCC installation.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and costs $14.00. The draft format will be Core Set 2020.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, August 25th: Rail Tales will host a Commander Constructed Deck tournament starting at 6:00. There is no entry fee. Prizes are standard Promo Packs.

 

Club News:

Saturday, August 10th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30.  As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify. As our club has grown in size (yay!), we may have to move the meeting to our workshop. Report to the store as normal and we will make the decision to move based on attendance.

Sunday, August 25th: Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 1 pm for a working session. This will be at the Workshop location.

 

July

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner. Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: For the first half of the month Rail Tales will be working primarily on our ‘other’ Marklin layout which will remain in the workshop until October for customer viewing and demonstation. The second half of the month we will be beginning construction of a long delayed complex N scale layout. We will also be building a custom church for the Charleston project as well as doing several custom rail car projects. This work will be in our new space.

Saturday, July 6th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic figure painting and model building techniques. The subject has not been determined at this time. This demonstration will take place in the store.

Sunday July 7th: Rail Tales will be closed to general traffic in order to host the Core Set 2020 Pre-Release event. Customers can pick up or drop off product but cannot browse the store. Thank you for your patience. See the Game section for more information.

Saturday, July 13th: The Virginia Train Collectors will host their annual summer show at the East Rivanna Fire Hall in Glenmore. The show runs from 9 am until 3 pm with lunch available on site. Visit www.vatraincollectors.com for more information. Due to scheduling issues, Rail Tales may not be present for this show but we encourage all train fans to attend. Anyone who visits the store afterwards can present his or her ticket for 10% off all regularly priced items that day only. Rail Tales will host its regular weathering demonstration if and only if it cannot attend the show so please call ahead if you wish to attend the demonstration. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30 as usual.

Saturday, July 20th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring using on of the Jefferson Railroad Club modules. I will be setting up controls and wiring for the turnouts installed last time. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

Saturday, July 27th: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator and will include pouring water, building a small bridge, static grass application, and some sculptamold work. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm. The draft format will be War of Spark on the 5th. The format will change to Core Set 2020 for the 12th. The format for the rest of the month will be up to the players present at the time of the draft. The intention is to continue Core Set drafts but if players request it, we can switch to War of the Spark.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, July 7th: Rail Tales will host the Core Set 2020 Pre-release event for Magic the Gathering. Registration for this event starts noon. The event itself starts at 1 pm. This is a Sealed event. Pre-registration is available and the first 18 persons to pre-register will receive special deck boxes. As always, if we get at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza.

Sunday, July 14th: Rail Tales will host ‘Draft Weekend’ for Core Set 2020 starting at 6 pm. This is a normal format booster draft.

 

Club News:

Saturday, July 13th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30.  As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

Sunday, July 28th: Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 1 pm for a working session. This will be at the Workshop location.

June

General News:

Rail Tales has moved its workshop up the street. This is gradually making our retail space neater and cleaner. Most of our Saturday demonstrations will take place in the new space (but go to the retail space first!). Thanks to all out customers who made this possible.

Customers who wish to see us in action may arrange to visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: Rail Tales will be working primarily on a large Marklin layout plus several custom buildings and rail cars. This work will be in our new space.

Saturday, June 1st: No demonstration.  Nathan and Don are both on vacation. We will still be open but from about 1 pm on, staff will be minimal. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, June 8th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo and AKI products from 2 to 4 pm. The AKI items are the new weathering pencils. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Sunday June 9th: Rail Tales will be closed to general traffic in order to host the Modern Horizon Pre-Release event. Customers can pick up or drop off product but cannot browse the store. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, June 15th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring using on of the Jefferson Railroad Club modules. Basically I will be adding two turnouts into an existing layout to show how one can modify an existing layout. This was supposed to happen a couple months ago but had to be rescheduled. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

Saturday, June 22nd: Rail Tales will host a scenery building demonstration from 2 to 4 pm. This will continue our work on the store demonstrator and will include pouring water, building a small bridge, static grass application, and some sculptamold work. This will take place in the new workshop but report to the retail space first.

Saturday, June 29th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of DCC decoder installation and operation from 2 to 4 pm. This will take place in the store because that is where our test track is.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm. The draft format will be War of Spark on the 7th and will cost $14. The format will change to Modern Horizons for the 14th and will cost $25. The format for the rest of the month will be up to the players present at the time of the draft.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash. Due to recent changes at Alliance Games, this now DOES cover Keyforge and Star Wars Legion. Except for MtG, we are getting out of games altogether.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, June 9th: Rail Tales will host the Modern Horizona Pre-release event for Magic the Gathering. Registration for this event starts noon. The event itself starts at 1 pm. This is a Sealed event. Due to the considerably higher pack cost of this Masters set and due to a lack of prize support from Wizards, this event will cost $50. Pre-registration is available and the first 18 persons to pre-register will receive special deck boxes. As always, if we get at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza.

Sunday June 30th: Rail Tales will host the Open House 2020 Core Set at 6 pm. This is a free Standard Event with promotional cards from the upcoming 2020 Core Set.

 

Club News:

Saturday, June 8th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

Sunday, June 30th: Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 1 pm for a working session. This will be at the Workshop location.

May

General News:

Our expansion to separate our workshop and retail space is ongoing. Over the course of the month, we will continue moving the relevant workshop parts and modifying the retail space so please bear with us while we do so.

Once it is operational, customers who wish to see us in action may visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: Rail Tales has a lot of layout work to do! We will be working on parts of four different projects in the store: two Marklin HO layouts, one 2 rail HO layout (Charleston Project), and one N scale layout. Hopefully most of this will be moved to the new location for neatness.

Saturday, May 4th.  Happy Star Wars Day! In honor of this event, Rail Tales will give an extra 10% off all Star Wars related products. Why extra? Because this discount stacks with our game discounts already in effect! That’s right, you can get up to 50% off Star Wars gaming items. Also Rail Tales will be building and/or painting Star Wars models during its demonstration from 2 pm until 4 pm.

Sunday, May 5th: It’s time for the annual “33nd Annual Shenandoah Valley Model Train and Railroading Show” sponsored by the Augusta County Railroad Club. This awesome event will have over 150 tables this year. We will be there of course with our display layouts and sample products. The show starts at 10 and runs until 4 and costs 5$. For more info, see www.acmrrc.org

Saturday, May 11: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo and AKI products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Saturday, May 18th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of wiring using our store demo module. We will be installing Peco controls and also an optical detection system.

Saturday, May 25th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of scenery techniques by continuing to work on our store demonstration module. Subject to be determined by interest.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be War of the Spark.

Every Saturday EXCEPT the 11th: Keyforge open play  5 until 7 pm.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash.

This decision does not effect Star Wars Legion (a miniature game), Magic the Gathering, and Keyforge, all of which we will continue to support.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, May 5th: Rail Tales will host the War of the Spark Open House and the Open House Draft Weekend starting at 6 pm. If you are new to MtG, Nathan will teach you how to play prior to the draft event.

Sunday, May 26th: Rail Tales will host a War of the Spark sealed event for Planeswalker Weekend, starting at 6 pm. For this weekend only, WotC has modified the rules for casting planeswalkers, which will be in effect for this event.

 

Club News:

Saturday, May 11th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify. We will

Sunday, May 26th: There will be a Jefferson Railroad Club meeting at 1 pm to schedule/prepare for an operational session the next day.

Monday, May 27th: There will (hopefully) be an operating session for the JRR. Location to be determined. It may be at my house or it may be at our new workshop.

 

April

General News:

Big News! Rail Tales is expanding! We have arranged to lease a space near our current retail location in order to relocate our manufacturing/layout building/custom model work business. The retail space will stay where it is but we will be able to “improve the customer experience” (clean it up). Over the course of the month, we will gradually begin moving the relevant workshop parts so please bear with us while we do so.

Customers who wish to see us in action may visit the workshop during its working hours (11 to 5, T-F) but be aware that this new space will be a real industrial space and not suitable for children or pets or persons who might be sensitive to our working materials.

All Month: Rail Tales has a lot of layout work to do! We will be working on parts of five different projects in the store: two Marklin HO layouts, one 2 rail HO layout (Charleston Project), one N scale layout, and one O scale layout (structures). Hopefully most of this will be moved to the new location for neatness.

Saturday, April 6th: No demonstration.  Most of the Rail Tales staff will be absent for most of the day due to attending a friend’s wedding. We will still be open but from about 1 pm on, staff will be minimal. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, April 13th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Saturday, April 20th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of track laying and wiring using on of the Jefferson Railroad Club modules. Basically I will be adding two turnouts into an existing layout to show how one can modify an existing layout.

Sunday, April 21st through April 27th: Bret Jones will be on vacation! Yeay!

Saturday, April 27th: No Demonstration. Bret Jones will be on vacation the previous week and may not be back in time. Our scenery demonstrations will resume in May.

Saturday, April 28th: Rail Tales will be closed to general traffic in order to host the Magic the Gathering War of the Spark Prerelease.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Ravnica Allegiance.

Every Saturday EXCEPT the 12th: Keyforge open play  5 until 7 pm.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash.

This decision does not effect Star Wars Legion (a miniature game), Magic the Gathering, and Keyforge, all of which we will continue to support.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

Sunday, April 28th: Rail Tales will host the War of the Spark Pre-release event for Magic the Gathering. Registration for this event starts noon. The event itself starts at 1 pm. This is a Sealed event with a fixed cost of $25.99. Pre-registration is available and the first 18 persons to pre-register will receive special deck boxes. As always, if we get at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza.

 

Club News:

Saturday, April 13th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

There will be no Jefferson Railroad Club meeting this month due to my vacation and the MtG event conflict and the fact that we have a train show the next weekend.

March

General News:

All Month: Rail Tales has a lot of layout work to do! We will be working on parts of five different projects in the store: two Marklin HO layouts, one 2 rail HO layout (Charleston Project), one N scale layout, and one O scale layout (structures).

Saturday, March 2nd: Rail Tales will hose a demonstration of basic model building and painting techniques from 2 to 4 pm. The subject for this demonstration will be figure building and painting, specifically Star Wars Legion figures.

Saturday, March 9th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Saturday, March 16: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic track laying and wiring on our store demonstration module. This will involve Peco flex track and the NCE wiring system.

Saturday, March 23rd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery techniques from 2 to 4 pm. This will include sculptamold ground work, grass work with and without a static grass applicator, and other subjects upon demand. Last month we started a ‘demonstration module’ for permanent display in the store. The scenery demonstrations will continue to be on this module until it is completed.

Saturday, March 30th: Rail Tails will host a demonstration of DCC installation. The specific subject for this demonstration will be determined at the time of the demonstration.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Ravnica Allegiance.

Every Saturday EXCEPT the 12th: Keyforge open play  5 until 7 pm.

Note: Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash.

This decision does not effect Star Wars Legion (a miniature game), Magic the Gathering, and Keyforge, all of which we will continue to support.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

 

Club News:

Saturday, March 9th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

Sunday, March 31st: The Jefferson Railroad Club will have a planning and work session starting at 1 pm. This event is open to non-members.

February

General News:

All Month: Rail Tales has a lot of layout work to do! We will be working on parts of five different projects in the store: two Marklin HO layouts, one 2 rail HO layout (Charleston Project), one N scale layout, and one O scale layout (structures).

Saturday, February 2nd: Rail Tales will hose a demonstration of basic model building and painting techniques from 2 to 4 pm. The subject for this demonstration will be figure building and painting, specifically Star Wars Legion figures.

Saturday, February 9th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Saturday, February 16: There is no demonstration this Saturday because Bret will be on vacation. Trail Laying demonstrations will resume next month.

Saturday, February 23rd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery techniques from 2 to 4 pm. This will include sculptamold ground work, grass work with and without a static grass applicator, and other subjects upon demand. Last month we started a ‘demonstration module’ for permanent display in the store. The scenery demonstrations will continue to be on this module until it is completed.

 

Gaming News:

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Ravnica Allegiance.

Every Saturday EXCEPT the 12th: Keyforge open play  5 until 7 pm.

Sunday, February 17th: Rail Tales will host the Ravnica Weekend from 6 pm until closing. This is a free Standard event with special promos but is also a chance to come in and learn how to play MtG.

Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash.

This decision does not effect Star Wars Legion (a miniature game), Magic the Gathering, and Keyforge, all of which we will continue to support.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

 

Club News:

Saturday, February 9th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

Mike Powers and Bret Jones will be demonstrating two (very) different face/flesh painting techniques. Members are encouraged to participate but figures must be primed and ready for painting.

Sunday, February 24th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will have a planning and work session starting at 1 pm. This event is open to non-members.

January

Major Announcement

Due to Changes in the board game industry, we find that it is no longer economically viable for us to continue stocking board games. Therefore effective immediately, we will be selling off and not replacing our remaining stock at a discount deeper than allowed by the manufacturer. All Board games will be 35% off for card and 40% off for cash.

This decision does not effect Star Wars Legion (a miniature game), Magic the Gathering, and Keyforge, all of which we will continue to support.

We want to thank all our game customers for their loyal support over the last five years and apologize for not being able to continue to stock board games.

General News:

All Month: Rail Tales has a lot of layout work to do! We will be working on parts of five different projects in the store: two Marklin HO layouts, one 2 rail HO layout (Charleston Project), one N scale layout, and one O scale layout (structures).

Saturday, January 5th: Rail Tales will hose a demonstration of basic model building and painting techniques from 2 to 4 pm. The subject for this demonstration will be figure building and painting, specifically Star Wars Legion figures.

Saturday, January 12th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting follows at 4:30.

Sunday, January 20th: Rail Tales will be closed to regular customer traffic in order to host the Ravnica Allegiance Pre-release event for Magic the Gathering. Customers picking up or dropping off products will be allowed to do so but as we have to rearrange the store for this event, we will not be able to accommodate browsers. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, January 19th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and related items from 2 to 4 pm. The exact subject to be determined later upon request. Unless otherwise suggested, the subject of this demonstration will be lights and wiring on an HO module.

Wednesday, January 24th: Rail Tales starts its sixth year in business at this location! Thanks to all our customers for their support in making this possible.

Saturday, January 26th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery techniques from 2 to 4 pm. This will include sculptamold ground work, grass work with and without a static grass applicator, and other subjects upon demand.

 

Gaming News:

See announcement above.

Every Friday: Friday Night Magic (FNM) will continue to be draft format. The draft starts at 6:30 pm and cost $14.00. The draft format will be Guilds of Ravnica on the 4th, 11th, and 18th. The draft format will switch to Ravnica Allegiance for the draft on the 25th. Optionally, players on the 25th may choose to play sealed format if we have enough product left over from the previous week pre-release.

Every Saturday EXCEPT the 12th: Keyforge open play  5 until 7 pm.

Sunday, January 13th: Rail Tales will host the Ravnica Allegiance Open House for Magic the Gathering from 6 pm until closing. This is a free Standard event with special promos but is also a chance to come in and learn how to play MtG.

Sunday, January 14th: Rail Tales will host the Ravnica Allegiance Pre-release event for Magic the Gathering. Registration for this event starts noon. The event itself starts at 1 pm. This is a Sealed event with a fixed cost of $25.99. Pre-registration is available and the first 18 persons to pre-register will receive special deck boxes. As always, if we get at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza. In addition to the usual prize support, we are also giving away one unopened and unexamined Ultimate Masters Box Topper.

Sunday, January 27th: Rail Tales will host a draft format event for Ravnica Allegiances starting at 6 pm. The store will be open for attendees only for this event. The cost and prize structure is the same as for our regular Friday Night Magic.

 

Club News:

Saturday, January 12th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet beginning at 4:30. Note the later start time to give me a chance to clean up after the demonstration. As our new tradition, Kitty Hawk Models/Panda Models is providing a free kit as a door prize. You MUST be present at the end of the meeting to qualify.

Mike Powers and Bret Jones will be demonstrating two (very) different face/flesh painting techniques. Members are encouraged to participate but figures must be primed and ready for painting.

Sunday, January 27th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will have a planning and work session starting at 1 pm. This event is open to non-members.