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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.
May 25, 2016
DCC  Soundtraxx DCC Logo
Soundtraxx has announced the Tsunami2 Decoder.  Tsunami 2 decoders Logo This new decoder series replaces all the older Tsunami Decoders.
The same size as the Econami, this decoder does much more. Each of the six decoders is packed with multiple sound files, many horns/whistles and much more..
Delivery starts June 1, 2016. We should have stock the second week of June.
884001 TSU-1100 Steam
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifi er: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V

Steam features: 11 Chuff Modes, 63 whistles, 10 airpumps, 8 dynamos.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
885001 TSU-1100 EMD Diesel
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V

EMD Diesel Locomotive Specifications:
Nine prime movers: EMD 567 (No Transition), EMD 567 Non-Turbo, EMD 567D Turbo, EMD Dual 567 , EMD 645 Non-Turbo, EMD 645 Turbo, EMD Dual 645 Turbo, EMD 710, EMD 710 G3C-T2
Four air compressors, forty-two Airhorns, thirteen bells.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
885002 TSU-1100 GE Diesel Locomotives
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V

Specifications for GE Diesel Prototypes:
Four air compressors,
forty-two horns, thirteen bells,
seven prime movers: FDL-12, FDL-16, 7FDL-16, Dual FDL16, GEVO G12, 44-Ton Center Cab Dual Caterpillar, GE Cummins.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
885003 TSU-1100 for Alco Diesel Locomotives
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V

Specifications for ALCO Diesel Prototypes:
Four air compressors, forty-two horns, thirteen bells,
Nine prime movers: ALCO 539 Turbo, ALCO 539 Non Turbo, ALCO 244 Turbo, ALCO 251A i6, ALCO 251C v12,
ALCO 251C v12 Super Charged, ALCO 251C v12, ALCO 251C v16, ALCO 251F v16 Super Charged.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
884001 TSU-1100 for Baldwin and Other* Diesel Locomotives
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V

Specifications for Baldwin and Other Diesel Prototypes:
Four air compressors, forty-two horns, thirteen bells
nine prime movers: Baldwin VO, Baldwin 608NA, Baldwin 608A, Baldwin 606NA, Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose, Dual Whitcomb, Fairbanks-Morse.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
886001 TSU-1100 Electric Locomotives
Model TSU-1100 Specifications
Motor Stall Current: 1A Maximum
Dimensions: 27 x 10.5 x 5mm
Function Outputs: 4 - Function Current: 100mA (each output)
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8 ohm load
DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V - 22V
Specifications for Electric Prototypes: Four air compressors, forty-two horns, thirteen bells, one prime movers: A/C traction Motor.
US MSRP $ 129.95 US$
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.
July 30, 2015
HO  InterMountain Logo
InterMountain has announced a new run of pressure flow hoppers:
 CNR Pressure Flow Hopper
CNR Grey
We will have full sets of this car.
 BCR Pressure Flow Hopper
British Columbia Railway
We will have full sets of this car.
 Halliburton Pressure Flow Hopper
Halliburton
We will have some of these cars.
 Stelco Pressure Flow Hopper
Stelco
We will have some of these cars.
 Mountain Minerals Pressure Flow
Hopper Mountain Minerals
We will have some of these cars.
 CNR Pressure Flow Hopper
CNR White
We will have full sets of this car.
 Procor Procor
We will have full sets of this car.
 Alaska RR Pressure Flow Hopper
Alaska RR
We will have some of these cars.
 Procor Repaint Pressure Flow Hopper
Procor Repaint
We will have some of these cars.
 Lafarge Cement Pressure Flow Hopper
Lafarge Cement
We will have some of these cars.
All MSRP $ 49.95 US$. The Canadian price will be determined when they arrive.
Delivery is shown as Feb/Mar 2016.

We have ordered 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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