Schedule of Events for 2022

June

Covid News:

Updated March 19th, 2022

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are now considered to be low transmission locations. According to CDC guidelines, while this is the case, masks will be optional in the store. Customers who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so.

Should the transmission rate increase or CDC guidelines change, we may revert to a mandatory mask requirement on short notice.

Thank you for your support.

General Store Events

Saturday, June 4th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Special Announcement: Sunday, June 5th: The Augusta County Railroad Museum is hosting the Annual Shenandoah Valley Train Show at the Augusta Expo Center in Fishersville, Va. This event is a great train show with lots of things to see and do. The event runs from 10 am until 4 pm and is fully indoors and air-conditioned. For more information, visit the organization website at https://www.acrrm.org . Unfortunately, Rail Tales will not be present at this event due to a number of factors beyond our control. Hopefully, next year…

Saturday, June 11th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Saturday, June 18th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and/or wiring from 2 pm until 4 pm. Specifically, this demonstration will involve a narrow gauge module. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, June 25th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster or be a demonstration of water techniques or basic grass and scenic materials or a demonstration of tree making. We are taking requests. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Gaming Events

Pre-Release Events for Baldur’s Gate on the weekend of June 3rd. Rail Tales will host a pre-release for the new magic set (Baldur’s Gate) on Sunday, June 5th at 1 pm in our workspace (but report to the store for product purchase). The Sunday event has a cap of 16, so please pre-register. This is a draft format event (not sealed) and the play format is Commander! The Prerelease Kit for this set is $20 plus tax. Registration starts 30 minutes before the event. The store will be open on Sunday for drinks and shopping. We are NOT holding a Pre-release event on Friday like we usually do because Nathan is out of town.

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 10th, 17th, and 24th. Note that there is no Magic event at all on the 3rd due to Nathan being on vacation. There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. The default Format for FNM is Streets of New Cappena but we may run (Commander) drafts of Baldur’s Gate if participants choose. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 12th, 19th, and 26th. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support). There is no LSNM event on the 5th due to the pre-release. Call for details.

Club Events

Saturday, June 11th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. Masks are no longer required for this event.

Saturday, June 25th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please because of special health concerns.

Other News

Rail Tales is now offering 3D design and printing services under the name “Krafty Fox Models”. Contact us for details.

May

Covid News:

Updated March 19th, 2022

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are now considered to be low transmission locations. According to CDC guidelines, while this is the case, masks will be optional in the store. Customers who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so.

Should the transmission rate increase or CDC guidelines change, we may revert to a mandatory mask requirement on short notice.

Thank you for your support.

General Store Events

Saturday, May 7th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, May 14th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Saturday, May 21st: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and/or wiring from 2 pm until 4 pm. Specifically, this demonstration will involve a narrow gauge module. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, May 28th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster or be a demonstration of water techniques or basic grass and scenic materials or a demonstration of tree making. We are taking requests. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Gaming Events

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. The Format for FNM is Streets of New Cappena. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support). Call for details.

Club Events

Saturday, May 14th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. Masks are no longer required for this event.

Saturday, May 28th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please because of special health concerns.

Other News

Rail Tales is now offering 3D design and printing services under the name “Krafty Fox Models”. Contact us for details.

 

April

Covid News:

Updated March 19th, 2022

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are now considered to be low transmission locations. According to CDC guidelines, while this is the case, masks will be optional in the store. Customers who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so.

Should the transmission rate increase or CDC guidelines change, we may revert to a mandatory mask requirement on short notice.

Thank you for your support.

General Store Events

Saturday, April 2nd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, April 9th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Saturday, April 16th. Update: The Bike Race Course has been changed. Customers will be able to access our parking lot by using Dale Ave from Harris Street or Henry Ave from Harris Street and then turning onto Albemarle Street (parallel to the railroad tracks). You will not be able to get to us from the Rose Hill Drive/Forest Street side as that is the race course. We apologize for the inconvenience as there will be some increase in traffic. Please note that the street closures end at 4 pm and we are open until 7 pm! We would still like to see you. Call if you have questions: 434 984 1170. If  you elect not to come because of the race, please let us know that as well. We will still do the track demonstration if anyone asks.

Saturday, April 23rd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster. It will be continuation of last month’s demonstration. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, April 30th: No demonstration as Bret will be on a little bit of a vacation.

Gaming Events

Pre-Release Events for Streets of New Cappena on the weekend of April 22nd. Rail Tales will host a pre-release for the new magic set (Streets of New Cappena) on Friday, April 22nd at 6:30 (instead of FNM) in the store and on Sunday, April 24th at 1 pm in our workspace (but report to the store for product purchase). The Friday event has a cap of 16 and the Sunday event has a cap of 24, so please pre-register. The cost is 25.99 plus tax. Registration starts 30 minutes before the event. The store will be open on Sunday for drinks and shopping.

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th.  There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. The Format for FNM is Kamigawa Neon Dynasty on the 1st, 8th, and 15th. The format switches to Streets of New Cappena for the 29th. There is no draft on the 22 because of the pre-release. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 3rd, 10th, and 17th (for those persons not busy with Easter). There will be no LSNM on the 24th because of the pre-release earlier in the day. LSNM events start at 6 pm. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support). Call for details.

Club Events

Saturday, April 9th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. Masks are no longer required for this event.

Saturday, April 23rd: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please because of special health concerns.

Other News

Rail Tales is now offering 3D design and printing services under the name “Krafty Fox Models”. Contact us for details.

March

Covid News:

Covid News:

Update March 19th, 2022

Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are now considered to be low transmission locations. According to CDC guidelines, while this is the case, masks will be optional in the store. Customers who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so.

Should the transmission rate increase or CDC guidelines change, we may revert to a mandatory mask requirement on short notice.

Thank you for your support.

Update February 24th, 2022

While much of the country is now in ‘low infection rate’ areas, Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are still extremely high infection rate areas. Until this changes, in accordance with current CDC Guidelines, we are still requiring all customers (and staff) to wear masks while in the store due to the nature of the current variant.

We will provide masks for those who do not have them and apologize to those who anticipated being able to present a vaccine card instead or who are coming from low transmission areas where indoor masking is no longer recommended for most people.

We are hopeful that within another month or two, infection rates in this area will be down and we will be able to drop the mask requirement.

General Store Events

Saturday, March 5th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, March 12th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Saturday, March 19th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and/or wiring from 2 pm until 4 pm. Specifically, this demonstration will involve a narrow gauge module. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, February 26th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster. It will be continuation of last month’s demonstration. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Gaming Events

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. Attendees will have to wear a mask. The Format for FNM is Kamigawa Neon Dynasty. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. This event starts at 6 pm. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support) except the 27th. The 27th will be a draft of Jump Start. Call for details. Attendees will have to wear a mask.

Club Events

Saturday, March 12th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. Masks are required for this event.

Saturday, March 26th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please.

Other News

Rail Tales is now offering 3D design and printing services under the name “Krafty Fox Models”. Contact us for details.

 

February

Covid News:

Update January 8th, 2022

In accordance with new CDC Guidelines, we are now requiring all customers to wear masks while in the store due to the nature of the current variant.

We will provide masks for those who do not have them and apologize to those who anticipated being able to present a vaccine card instead.

Thank you for your support.

General Store Events

Saturday, February 5th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, February 12th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Saturday, February 19th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and/or wiring from 2 pm until 4 pm. Specifically, this demonstration will involve a narrow gauge module. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, February 26th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster. It will be continuation of last month’s demonstration. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

The Richmond Model Show takes place on this day and Bret will be at the show, so no demonstration this Saturday.

Gaming Events

Rail Tales will host pre-release events for Kamigawa Neon Dynasty on Friday, February 11th at 6:30 and on Sunday, February 13th at 1 pm. The Friday event is in the store and is limited to 16 attendees. The Sunday event is in the workshop and is limited to 24. The cost for each event is $25.99. Registration starts 30 minutes before the event starts. Product is purchased in the store for both events and the store will be open for drink sales during the event. Attendees will have to wear a mask.

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 4th, 18th, and 25th. There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. Attendees will have to wear a mask. The Format for FNM is Innistrad Crimson Vow on the 4th and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty on the 18th and 25. There is no FNM on the night of 11th because of the pre-release. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 6th, 20th, and 27th. This event starts at 6 pm. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support) except the 27th. The 27th will be some form of Classic. Call for details. Attendees will have to wear a mask.

Club Events

Saturday, February 12th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. Masks are required for this event.

Special: For this meeting, Mike and Bret will be providing a workshop on figure painting. Those who wish to participate should bring figures which have been assembled, cleaned and/or primed plus their basic painting kit. This demonstration will be done in two parts. This month will concentrate on flesh (face, hands, etc.) while next month will do clothing. Both basic and advanced techniques will be covered.*

Saturday, February 19th: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please.

January

Covid News:

Update January 8th, 2022

In accordance with new CDC Guidelines, we are now requiring all customers to wear masks while in the store due to the nature of the current variant.

We will provide masks for those who do not have them and apologize to those who anticipated being able to present a vaccine card instead.

Thank you for your support.

General Store Events

Saturday, January 1st: Closed for New Years! Happy New Year and let’s hope 2022 is better than 2021. Because of the holiday, we are pushing off the demonstrations by 1 week each.

Saturday, January 8th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of Airbrushing or Figure Painting techniques at the usual 2 pm until 4 pm. The subject of the demonstration will be determined by what is requested with the default being some of both. This demonstration may take place in the workshop but report to the store first. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

The model club meeting will follow at 4:30.

Cancelled

Saturday, January 15th : Rail Tales will host a demonstration of weathering techniques for structures and vehicles from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Among other materials, we will demonstrate the application of Vallejo paints and  washes, AKI pencils, and general drybrushing plus some basic airbrushing. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, January 22nd: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic trackwork and/or wiring from 2 pm until 4 pm. Specifically, this demonstration will involve a narrow gauge module. This demonstration will take place in the workshop but report to the store first. Call between 11 and 1 for a reservation. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call.

Saturday, January 29th: Rail Tales will host a demonstration of basic scenery techniques from 2 pm until 4 pm. This demonstration can involve mountain/hill making using a combination of foam and Sculptamold and Shaper Sheet and Sculptamold/Shaper Sheet plaster. It will be continuation of last month’s demonstration. As always, call between 11 and 1 with requests. A reminder- if nobody calls the day of between 11 and 1, we usually cancel the demonstration so if you want to see it, make sure to call. This demonstration is being held on the 5th Saturday instead of the 4th Saturday due to the holiday.

 

Gaming Events

We are hosting Friday Night Magic (FNM) beginning at 6:30 PM on the nights of the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. There are a maximum of 16 slots (4 tables) so call for reservations. Until 7 pm, attendees will have to wear a mask. After 7 pm, if you have completed your vaccine course and have your card or a copy of your card, you do not have to wear a mask. The Format for FNM is Innistrad Crimson Vow. If you have any questions, speak with Nathan.

Lazy Sunday Night Magic (LSNM) will be held on the Sundays of the 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. This event starts at 6 pm. The cap is 16 as per FNM. The format is Commander for all events (and the cost is $5 to pay for prize support) except the 30th. The 30th will be some form of Classic. Call for details. Until 6 pm, attendees will have to wear a mask. After 6 pm, if you have completed your vaccine course and have your card or a copy of your card, you do not have to wear a mask. If you have not, you will be required to wear a mask.

Club Events

Saturday, January 8th. The Charlottesville Model Club meeting will be held beginning at 4:30 in the workshop. Attendees may go directly to the workshop and do not have to report to the store first. As this event is not in the store, masks are not required for persons who have completed the vaccine program. Masks ARE required for people who have not.

Special: For this meeting, Mike and Bret will be providing a workshop on figure painting. Those who wish to participate should bring figures which have been assembled, cleaned and/or primed plus their basic painting kit. This demonstration will be done in two parts. This month will concentrate on flesh (face, hands, etc.) while next month will do clothing. Both basic and advanced techniques will be covered.*

*The meeting has been cancelled due to weather and personnel issues. The special workshop demonstration has been moved to February.

Saturday, January 22nd: The Jefferson Railroad Club will meet at 5 pm in the workshop. This is a scheduling event, so please make this meeting if possible so we can work out our next actual operating session and plans for the modules we will use. We are asking attendees to wear a mask please.

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