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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.

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HO Rapido Trains
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements I have created a separate Rapido Trains Announcements web page.
April 30, 2015
HO  Rivarossi Logo
Rivarossi has announced a  Comox Logging Two Truck Heisler Comox Logging Two-Truck Heisler.
Available in DC for $ 241.90 or DCC and Sound for $ 332.62.

Delivery Summer 2015.
Please note that the prices are subject to change if the exchange rate varies too much from todays rate.

We will have a model or two for store stock.
As always a reservation will guarantee a model for you.
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
September 3, 2014
HOn3  BlackStone Logo
Blackstone Models has announced HOn3 D&RGW 30' Refrigerator cars.
 D&RGW 30' Reefer Image courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Blackstone release is based on the prototypes after they were rebuilt by the Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) in 1926, which included new Murphy roofs. The cars were originally built by American Car & Foundry in 1908 and numbered 32 to 81. Known as "short" reefers, these 20-ton cars traversed the Colorado narrow gauge through the late 1950s. Due Late 2015.
These ready-to-run models will be available with freshly shopped American Refrigerator Transit (ART) Yellow sides, and red roof and ends. They will be available in three D&RGW liveries Flying Grande, Moffat Tunnel, and Royal Gorge Route. As with all Blackstone Models rolling stock, these reefers will be equipped with Kadee© No. 714 couplers and free-rolling trucks
The announced cars are:
  • Flying Grande Herald, Rd# 45
  • Flying Grande Herald, Rd# 51
  • Flying Grande Herald, Rd# 55
  • Flying Grande Herald, Rd# 65
  • Moffat Tunnel Herald, Rd# 46
  • Moffat Tunnel herald, Rd# 56
  • Royal Gorge Herald, Rd# 32
  • Royal Gorge Herald, Rd# 44
All cars are an estimated $ 55.95 US$. Price subject to change.
June 14, 2014
HO True Line Trains
True line Trains has announced HO Scale Snow plows.  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
We will have store stock. We are accepting reservations for these models.
April 26, 2014
HO Bowser
ANNOUNCEMENT
Bowser has announced HO Scale Canadian SD40-2 models.
Orders by July 2014 for delivery 2015. DC or DCC and Lok Sound.
  • Ontario Northland Railway as delivered Green w/yellow - Three Road Numbers
  • Ontario Northland Railway with chevrons and ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • British Columbia Railway 2 tone green with ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • BC Rail Red/white/blue Hockey Stick with ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • CP Rail as delivered 5" face stripes no ditch lights - Three Road Numbers
  • CP Rail small multi mark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail no multi mark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail Large multi mark 8" stripes with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail No multimark with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • CP Rail System Dual Flag with ditch lights - Two Road Numbers
  • Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern w/pipes with ditch lights - One Road Number
  • Iowa, Chicago & Eastern with ditch lights- Two Road Numbers
US MSRP $ 199.99 / $ 299.99 $US w DCC and LOK Sound
Full Model Details Here.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
April 25, 2014
HO True Line Trains
ANNOUNCEMENT
True-Line Trains has announced HO Scale Canadian National SW1200RS switchers. As well details of the CPR SW1200RS announcement have changed.
Orders by October for delivery of CPR Units 2015 and CNR units early 2016.
CNR SW1200RS Details.
CPR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
March 7, 2014
HO True line Trains
ANNOUNCEMENT
True-Line Trains has announced an HO Scale CNR Point Ste. Charles caboose.
MSPR - $ 84.99 Cdn$
 CNR PSC Caboose
Four road numbers - CNR Red with Noodle.
Four road numbers - International Service Scheme
Three road numbers - Ontario Lifesaver Scheme.
One Algoma Central Rd# 9604
One Alaska Railroad Rd# 1091
Special Provincial Pack:
  • Ontario Hydro No. 79640
  • Southern New Brunswick No. 79635
  • Central Manitoba Railway CEMR No. 2000001
  • Cape Breton / Nova Scotia No. 1000
  • Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway No. 1360
  • CN Noodle - Workman
Kit - with decals
Special run for Central Hobbies - Road Numbers: 78191, 78193

Delivery - Mid to late 2015
We are accepting reservations for these models now.

Full details as to road numbers and pricing is on the Pointe St. Charles section of Our True Line Trains web page.
January 31, 2014
N Rapido Trains
ANNOUNCEMENT
Rapido Trains has announced N-Scale Osgood Bradley 10 Window Coaches in several US Road names. Orders by the end of May for Delivery late 2014.

There twelve new paint schemes being released with four road numbers for each paint scheme.

Details are now on our Rapido Trains N-Scale web page.
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 2015.

Reservations are required for these models.

Please see: Blackstone for details.
May 28, 2013

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