Schedule of Events 2018
All Month: We took in a LOT of repair work over the holidays! We will be working on a variety of repairs and restorations during store hours as well as a number of ongoing scenery projects. We will always have at least one person on staff immediately available to help customers but people working on repairs and projects may need a few minutes to stop what they are doing and clean their hands. We appreciate your patience.
Saturday, January 6th: Rail Tales will hose a demonstration of basic model building and painting techniques from 2 to 4 pm. The likely subject for this is continued work on the scratch built lift bridge begun months ago.
Saturday, January 13th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering and basic airbrushing using Vallejo products from 2 to 4 pm. The Model Club meeting immediately follows.
Sunday, January 14th: Rail Tales will be closed to regular customer traffic in order to host the Rivals of Ixalan 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 20th: 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. If all goes according to plan, we will be beginning a brand new store layout!
Wednesday, January 24th: Rail Tales starts its fifth year in business at this location! Thanks to all our customers for their support in making this possible.
Saturday, January 27th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of our basic scenery techniques from 2 to 4 pm. This will include painting rock faces (continued from January demo) and a small water feature.
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 Ixalan format on the 5th and 12th unless otherwise requested by the attendees. Beginning on the 19th, the format will be Rivals.
Every Sunday EXCEPT the 14th: The store will be available for open board gaming from 12 noon until 8 pm. Space may be limited on the 10th.
Every Saturday EXCEPT the 13th: X Wing minis from 5 until 9 pm.
Sunday, January 7th: Rail Tales will host the Rivals of Ixalan Open House for Magic the Gathering from 1 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 Rivals of Ixalan 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 20 persons to pre-register will receive special deck boxes. As always, if we get at least 18 attendees, we will provide free pizza.
Sunday, January 21st: Rail Tales will host a draft format event for Rivals of Ixalan 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.
Saturday, January 13th: The Charlottesville Model Club will meet at the usual 4 pm time.
Sunday, January 28th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will have a planning workshop in preparation for the meeting the next day. This event is open to non-members.
Monday, January 29th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will hold and operating session for members only at the residence of Bret Jones