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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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Date Item
HO Rapido Trains
Due to the large number of Rapido trains Announcements I have created a separate Rapido Trains Announcements web page.
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 24, 2015
HO  Walthers Mainline Logo
Walthers is announcing Canadian Grain cars in their Mainline Series of cars. It is a model of a 4550 cubic foot National Steel Car. Delivery May 2016.
 CNR Grain Hopper CNR Cylindrical Grain Hopper
We will have full sets of this car.
 CPR Grain Hopper CPR Cylindrical Grain Hopper
We will have full sets of this car.
 Canadian Wheat
Board CNR Canadian Wheat Board
We will have full sets of this car.
 Canadian Wheat Board
CPR Canadian Wheat Board
We will have full sets of this car.
CNR Alberta Heritage Fund
We will have full sets of this car.
CPR Alberta Heritage Fund
We will have full sets of this car.
All MSRP $ 29.98 US$. The Canadian price will be determined when they arrive.
Delivery is shown as May 2016.

We will have store stock.
As always a reservation will guarantee receipt of the models you want.
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
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 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 - Early 2016
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.
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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