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Product Announcements

This is a partial list of product announcements. It is not a full list. There are too many products coming and not enough time to list all of them. If there is something that you are interested in that you don't see listed please contact us.


Unless otherwise noted items are HO scale. Please note that most of these dates are estimated US arrival dates. Arrival in Canada may be weeks to months later.
Items are removed from this page sometime after they have arrived in the store.

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Magazines Books O HO N Z Digital Misc

Date Item
HO Rapido Trains
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements I have created a separate Rapido Trains Announcements web page.
May 10, 2017
N-Scale  Trainworx
Logo
Trainworx has announced N-Scale Fuel trucks.

Peterbilt 350 with 32' tanker:
Part # description
55015 Esso
55016 Gulf
55017 Mobilgas
55018 Shell
55019 Texaco

Peterbilt 351 with 32' tanker:
Part # description
55120 Chevron
55121 Hess
55122 Phillips 66
55123 Sinclair
55124 Sunoco
55125 Union 76


Orders by the end of June 2017 for delivery 1st Q 2018.
US MSRP - $ 52.95 US$. - The Canadian Price depends on the exchange rate when the models are delivered.
May 4, 2017
HO  Bowser Logo
C628 / C630 / C630M ANNOUNCEMENT
Bowser has announced a new run of C628 / C630 / C630M Locomotives.

Orders by Early June for delivery in early 2018.

C628s: Demo, D&H Large Shield, LV Snow Bird, LV Cornell Red, LV Tuscan, CNW Zito Green Cab, CNW Zito Yellow Cab, CNW Old Yellow Green Cab, and CNW C628 Old Yellow Yellow Cab.

C630s: DMIR ex up, Reading Beeline - Hi Ad, Reading - Tri Mount, and L&N Yellow nose.

C630M: CN Noodle, CN Stripes, and CP Grey and Maroon.
 CNR C630M
 CNR C630M Stripes
 CPR C630M Maroon and Grey


One to three road numbers depending on road name and paint scheme.
Available in DC or DCC and Sound. US MSRP DC - $ 199.95, DCC - $ 299.95. Due to the fluctuating dollar exchange rate we are not going to hazzard a guess as to what the final Canadian price will be.

Reservations are being taken for these models.
March 3, 2017
HO  TLT Logo
SW1200RS ANNOUNCEMENT
As of March 1, 2017 this series of models have been changed. All models will be DCC and Sound.
The first models due out this year are CNR 1974 wet noodle scheme with both black and red cabs.
The first version is CN Black hood and cab, large CN Noodle, transition hand rail, early steps, and cab mounted horn.
Rd#s 1255, 1271, 1286 (not previously announced)

The second version is Black hood with red cab, large CN Noodle, transitional hand rail, early steps, cab mounted horn. rd#s: 1285, 1254, and 1261.
All are DCC and Sound. There will only be 100 models of each road number.

If there are enough orders TLT will do one DC model in each of the above types.

MSRP $ 329.99 Cdn$. Delivery 4th Q 2017.
CNR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
March 1, 2017
HO  TLT Logo
True Line Trains has announced CNR and ONR Wood Chip cars converted from box cars. Wood Chip Car Conversion CNR Wood Chip Car This is an Eastern car converted in the 60's and used up to the 90s.
Eight CNR cars: two maple leaf and six CN Noodles. Four ONR cars.
We will have store but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the model, we are accepting reservations.
Estimated MSRP $ 48.99 per car.
HO  TLT Logo
True line Trains has released an update on their snow plows. Delivery is now fall 2017.  Snow plow
  • TLT 700200 CN Snow Plow w/DCC. Red and White Lettering, Rd# 55101
  • TLT 700201 CN Snow Plow w/DCC. Teflon Scheme, Rd# 55413
  • TLT 700202 ACR Snow Plow w/DCC. Black Scheme, Rd# 10105
  • TLT 700203 ACR Snow Plow w/DCC. Red Scheme, Rd# 10105
  • TLT 700204 NBEC Snow Plow w/DCC. Red w White Lettering, Rd# 55419
  • TLT 700205 ONR Snow Plow w/DCC. Progressive Logo, Rd# 555
  • TLT 700206 ONR Snow Plow w/DCC. Without Progressive Logo, Rd# 559
  • TLT 700207 PGE Snow Plow w/DCC. Brown w Red Plow, Rd# 6002
  • TLT 700208 BCOL Snow Plow w/DCC. Orange, Rd# 996006
  • TLT 700209 CN Snow Plow w/DCC. Kit
Details at: TLT web page .
All models with Kadee # 158 Couplers, correct trucks, correct plow contour, real chain, code 88 stainless steel wheel sets, detailed underbody, ESU Sound DCC Decoder, lights and sound (horn) and operating wings.
Est MSRP - $84.99 CDN
Delivery fall 2017.
We will have store stock. We are accepting reservations for these models.
HO  TLT Logo
ANNOUNCEMENT
As of March 1, 2017 this series of models have been changed. All models will be DCC and Sound.
The first models due out this year are CNR 1974 wet noodle scheme with both black and red cabs. True-Line Trains has announced HO Scale Canadian National SW1200RS switchers. As well details of the CPR SW1200RS announcement have changed.
CNR SW1200RS Details.
CPR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
January 5, 2017
Books Announced by Morning Sun for delivery in March  CPR Facilities Vol 3. CPR Facilities Volume 3 We will have store stock but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the book, we are accepting reservations.
December 30, 2016
N-Scale  Kato Logo
Kato has announced the "Milwaukee "Olympian Hiawatha" Passenger Train set
The train consists of Nine Cars. An A-B set of FP7s and a single FP7 are also available.

Train Set
  • Baggage-Dormitory Rd# 1313
  • 48 Seat Coach Rd# 524
  • 48 Seat Coach Rd# 531
  • Super Dome Lounge Rd# 53
  • Diner Rd# 115
  • 14 Section Touralux Sleeper "Mount St. Helens" Rd# #5746
  • 10-6 Sleeper "Lake Pewaukee" Rd #8
  • 10-6 Sleeper "Lake Oconomowoc" Rd# 5
  • 8-DB Lounge-Observation "Coffee Creek" Rd#15

 MILW Olympian Train Set We will have a store stock but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the set, we are accepting reservations.
FP7A/F7B Set EMD FP7A and F7B Locomotive two-pack
  • EMD FP7A Milwaukee Road Rd #95A
  • EMD F7B w/ Winterization Hatch Milwaukee Road Rd #95B

 MILW FP7A -F7B Set We will have a store stock but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the set, we are accepting reservations.
F7B EMD F7B 176-2301 EMD FP7A Milwaukee Road #95C
 MILW F7B We will have a store stock but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the set, we are accepting reservations.
N-Scale  Eastern
Seaboard Models Logo
Eastern Seaboard Models has announced new Magor/PC&F 40' Insulated/Heated Boxcars in Canadian Road Names.

22905 Canadian Pacific* stacked herald with charcoal heater - Herald Blanked out.
 CPR Box car
22906 Canadian Pacific* stacked herald with charcoal heater - Herald Blanked out.
 CPR Box car
226103 CP Rail Yellow with charcoal heater.
 CP Rail Box car
226104 CP Rail Yellow with charcoal heater.
 CP Rail Box car
226304 CPR Script Lettering with charcoal heater.
 CPR Script Box car
226305 CPR Script Lettering with charcoal heater.
 CPR Script Box car
226500 CP Rail Mandarin Orange special car.
 CP Rail Mandarin Orange
car
December 3, 2016
HO  Athearn-Roundhouse logo
Athearn has announced a VIA Rail train in their Shorty Streamlined Passenger series.
VIA Rail RPO
 VIA Baggage car VIA Rail Baggage Car.
 VIA Coach car VIA Rail Coach.
 VIA Rail Vista Dome 
VIA Rail Vista Dome
 VIA Rail Diner VIA Rail Diner
 VIA Rail Observation
VIA Rail Observation
We will have a good store stock but if you wish to Guarantee receiving the cars, we are accepting reservations.
August 25, 2016
HO  Peco Logo
Peco has announced a modular HO Scale Catenary System.  Peco Catenary System
Delivery later this year.
HO  InterMountain Logo
InterMountain has announced HO Scale C44-9W locomotives for delivery April 2017.
MSRP - Non Sound - $ 199.95 US$. DCC and Sound $299.95 US$. Reservations are being accepted for these models.
The Canadian price will be determined when the models are finally imported into Canada.
497201 - Non-Sound
497201S - Sound
Santa Fe 4 Locomotive #'s,
Stock #'s 1-4
 Santa Fe C44-9W
497202 - Non-Sound
497202S - Sound
BNSF - Warbonnet 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 BNSF Warbonnet C44-9W
497203 - Non-Sound
497203S - Sound
BNSF - H1 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
497204 - Non-Sound
497204S - Sound
Canadian National 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 CNR C44-9W
497205 - Non-Sound
497205S - Sound
Chicago & North Western 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 C&NW C44-9W
497206 - Non-Sound
497206S - Sound
Norfolk Southern 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 Norfolk Southern C44-9W
497207 - Non-Sound
497207S - Sound
Union Pacific 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 Union Pacific C44-9W
497208 - Non-Sound
497208S - Sound
Southern Pacific 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 Southern Pacific C44-9W
497209 - Non-Sound
497209S - Sound
BNSF H2 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 BNSF Heritage II Scheme C44-9W
497210 - Non-Sound
497210S - Sound
BNSF - New Image 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 BNSD New Image Scheme C44-9W
497211 - Non-Sound
497211S - Sound
BC Rail 4 Locomotive #'s
Stock #'s 1-4
 BC Rail C44-9W
May 12, 2016
HO Scale  Walthers Proto Line Logo
Walthers has announced a new run of Snow Plows in their Proto Line. Orders due in May for delivery late 2016 / Jan 2017.
920-1100019 Canadian Pacific Russell Snowplow (black, red, Block Lettering, Early Headlight) Rd# 400895  Canadian
Pacific Snow plow MSRP $ 69.98 US$
920-1100020 New Haven Russell Snowplow (black, red, Block Lettering, Early Headlight) Rd# S 17  New Haven
Snow Plow MSRP $ 69.98 US$
920-1100021 Northern Pacific Russell Snowplow (brown, black) Rd# 30  Northern
Pacific Snow Plow MSRP $ 69.98 US$
920-1100022 Ontario Northland Russell Snowplow (blue, yellow) Rd# 554  Ontario
Northland Snow Plow MSRP $ 69.98 US$
920-1100023 Pennsylvania Railroad Russell Snowplow (gray, black) Rd# 987802  Pennsylvania
Railroad Snow Plow MSRP $ 69.98 US$
HO Scale  Walthers Proto Line Logo
Walthers has announced a new run of three dome tank cars in their Ready-to-Run Mainline brand. Orders due in May for delivery September 2016.
Six road names: Gulf Oil (gray, orange), JM Huber (black), General American (black, white), Prichard Oil (gray), Shell Oil (yellow, red), and Union 76 (blue, orange, white).

 Gulf Oil  JM Huber
 General
Americal  Pritchard
Oil  Shell Oil  Union 76

MSRP $ 27.98 US$. Two road numbers each road name.
N Scale  Walthers N Scale Logo
Walthers has announced a new run of Thrall 48' Well Cars in singles and five-unit sets. Orders due in May for delivery December 2016.
CP Rail (two singles and two five-car sets),
FEC (two singles),
ATSF (two five-car sets),
TTX Old Scheme (two singles and two five-car sets),
TTX New Scheme (two singles and two five-car sets).


 CP Rail  FEC  ATSF  TTX Old
Scheme  TTX New
Scheme

MSRP $ 24.98 US$ - Singles, $ 99.98 US$ Five car sets.
April 15, 2016
HO Scale  Bowser logo
Bowser has announced a second run of Canadian SD40-2 models.
23 different paint schemes, 69 different models. Details of 2nd Release

Orders by June 2016 for delivery early 2017.
January 29, 2016
MinitrainS  MinitrainS
Several new MinitrainS models were announced at Nurnberg. They are on our MinitrainS web page Category XX
November 5, 2014
HO  Kato Logo
Kato has announced an  HO Scale Train Set HO Scale Train Set. It is designed to fit on a 4' x 8' table. It has a locomotive, an oval of HO-Scale Kato Unitrack and a power pack.
Available Road names are:
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set SD90/43MAC (San Luis Rio Grande)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set SD90/43MAC (Union Pacific)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set F40PH (Chicago Metra)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set P42 (Amtrak Phase Vb)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set P42 (Amtrak 40th Anniversary Phase I)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set P42 (Amtrak 40th Anniversary Phase II)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set P42 (Amtrak 40th Anniversary Phase III)
  • HO Basic Starter Oval Set P42 (Amtrak 40th Anniversary Phase IV)

All sets have a MSRP of $ 280.00 US$. We will have one or two for stock.
Of course we will bring in any set you want to order.
Image from Kato
August 30, 2013
HO BlackStone Models
ANNOUNCEMENT
Blackstone models has announced two new HOn3 locomotives, a K-28 Mikado and a K-36 Mikado. Available only with DCC and sound, there are five model each in varying herald. Estimated MSRP is $ 549.99 US$ and is subject to change. Delivery expected in 2017.

Reservations are required for these models.

Please see: Blackstone for details.

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