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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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Date Item
April 8, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
ANNOUNCEMENT
Rapido has announced a second run of their Steam generators. Orders by the end of September May for Delivery early 2015.

There are eighteen paint schemes (three of them new) being released with multiple road numbers for each paint scheme.
Details are now on our Rapido Trains HO-Scale web page. Click on the images below to see a larger image of the car. MSRP is $ 79.95 CDN$ for all models.
We will have a few models for store stock.
We are accepting reservations for these models.
March 14, 2014
N and Z Digitrax
Digitrax has announced ten new Z-Scale sized and N-Scale sized decoders to replace products in their current line. Updated with new Series 6 Features:
  • The DN136D replaces the DN135D
  • The DN136PS replaces the DN135PS
  • The DN146IP replaces the DN143IP
  • The DN166PS replaces both the DN163 and DN163PS. The DN166PS can take the PX112- 6F power extender.
  • The PX112-6F power extender is a new product to work with the DN166PS.
  • The DZ126IN replaces the DZ125IN
  • The DZ126 replaces the DZ125
  • The DZ126PS replaces the DZ125PS
  • The DZ146 replaces the DZ1435
  • The DZ146PS replaces the DZ143PS
Prices have gone down for a few items or gone up 2 to 3 dollars for others. These new products will be in stock shortly.
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 - 2014.
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.
February 26, 2014
HO Atlas HO Scale
ANNOUNCEMENT
Atlas has announced a second run of NSC 50' Plug Door Box Cars for delivery in the third quarter of 2014.

They are running the same three road names with six new road numbers for each road name..
MSRP is $ 36.95 US$. We will have store stock but reservations are being accepted.
February 12, 2014
HO Athearn
Back in 2002 Athearn announced the following model. It is due late March 2014.

 CP Rail Crane with
Boom Tender CP Rail with Boom Tender MSRP $ 59.98 US$.
We will have store stock but as always if you wish to guarantee receiving a model we are accepting reservations.

Image from Athearn.
February 5, 2014
HO Athearn
Late January 2014 announcements for delivery September 2014.
Athearn has announced the following new HO Scale Models:
February 4, 2014
HO Digitrax
Shipping Now! New Series 6 HO Scale sized Decoders
Digitrax has announced replacements for the DH123D series decoders.
The new DH126D/DH126P and DH126PS Decoders replace the DH123D/P /PS decoders.
Same size, Nine Pin Harness, 1.5Amp/2 Amp Peak, 2 FX3 Functions.
Socket for PX112-2 Power Extender.
Shipping now.

Digitrax has announced replacements for the DH163D series decoders.
The new DH166D/DH166P and DH166PS Decoders replace the DH163D/P /PS decoders.
Same size, Nine Pin Harness, 1.5Amp/2 Amp Peak, 6 FX3 Functions.
Socket for PX112-2 Power Extender. Shipping now.

Digitrax has announced a Plug-n-Play Power Extender for the DH126]n and DH166n series decoders.
The PX112-2 plugs into the DH126D or DH166D series decoders.
Shipping now.
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.
January 29, 2014
HO Rapido Trains
ANNOUNCEMENT
Rapido has announced a second run of their meat reefers. 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 HO-Scale web page. Click on the images below to see a larger image of the car. There are four road numbers for each paint scheme MSRP is $ 44.95 CDN$.
January 23, 2014
Books The Second Volume of 
CNR Diesel Locomotives CNR Diesel Locomotives has been delayed util mid 2014
January 16, 2014
N Kato Models
ANNOUNCEMENT
Kato announced a new model of the  E7 Shinkansen E7 Shinkansen .
Delivery April/May.
The Kato Series E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train comes in the following sets:
  • # 10-1221 Series E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train 3-Car Powered Set Est. MSRP $160 US$*
  • # 10-1222 Series E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train 3-Car Add- On Set A Est. MSRP $115 US$*
  • # 10-1223 Series E7 Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train 6-Car Add- On Set B Est. MSRP $200 US$*
* - Prices subject to change.
This is a limited production Japanese model, not a regular production item. Orders are needed by February.
We may have store stock but an order is suggested if you really want one.
January 15, 2014
N Kato Models
ANNOUNCEMENT
Kato announced a rerun of the  VIA Rail Passenger
Train VIA Rail Smooth Side Passenger Train.
Delivery May/June 2014.
There two E-8s: Rd#s 1800 and 1802. Est MSRP $ 95.00 US$.
One six car set: RPO, Baggage, Coach, Diner, Sleeper, Observation. Est MSRP $ 175.00 US$.
One four car set: Baggage, Coach, Dome-Coach, Sleeper. Est MSRP $ 125.00 US$.

They are also doing an Illinois Central Smooth Side Passenger set with two E-8s and the ten passenger cars. Same prices as for the VIA Rail sets.

We will have store stock of the VIA Rail sets but reservations are being taken for those who want to Guarantee acquiring a set. If you want an Illinois Central set please contact us and we will get one for you.
HO Walthers
ANNOUNCEMENT
Walthers has announced a NEW  Canadian
National Russel Snow Plow Canadian National Russel Snow Plow .
Delivery July 2014 with an MSRP of $ 69.98 US$. With today's (Jan 15, 2014) exchange rate that would be $ 76.50. We have a few months before the model arrives so the exchange rate could get better . . . or worse. Final price to be determined on the day we import the models.
We will have store stock but reservations are being taken for those who want to Guarantee acquiring a model.
they are also coming in: Chesapeake & Ohio, Missouri Pacific, Northern Pacific, Pennsylvania and SOO Line.
January 10 2014
N Rapido Trains
Rapido Trains has announced N-Scale GMD-1 in five paint schemes plus undecorated.
Orders by June 2014 for delivery late 2014.
Details are now on our Rapido Trains N-Scale web page.
 1600 Series
Undecorated GMD-1  Undecorated GMD-1  1600 Series
Black Red  GMD-1 NAR GMD-1  Black Red
GMD-1  Black GMD-1  Green GMD-1


Click on the image for a larger view.
We are taking reservations for these models.
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 2014.

Reservations are required for these models.

Please see: Blackstone for details.
May 28, 2013
HO Rapido Trains
May 28, 2013 - Rapido trains has announced HO-Scale GMD-1 models. Available in DC ($ 225.00) or DCC and Sound Versions ($ 325.00), orders are due by October 4, 2013 for delivery in early 2014.

Versions are:
  • CNR Green 1000 Series (A-1-A trucks)
  • CNR Green 1900 Series
  • CN Noodle 1000 Series (A-1-A Trucks)
  • CN Noodle 1900 Series
  • CN Black & Red 1000 Series (A-1-A Trucks)
  • CN Black & Red 1900 Series
  • NAR 1000 Series (A-1-A trucks)
  • 6- Axle Undecorated 1000 Series
  • 4-Axle Undecorated 1900 Series
  • 4-Axle Undecorated 1100 Series
We expect to have store stock but as always if you wish to Guarantee delivery of the model you want, we are accepting orders for these models now.
Full details at: the Rapido Trains locomotives GMD-1 section.
May 28, 2013
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido trains has announced HO-Scale 52'6" Mill Gondolas. Delivery in early 2014.
Price is $ 44.95 per car.
Versions are:
  • Undecorated - Here Now
  • Canadian Pacific (Black with Single Line Name) - Here Now
  • CP Rail (Red with Multi Mark) - Here Now
  • Canadian National (Brown with Single Line Name)
  • Canadian National (Brown with Single Line Name 12" Lettering)
  • Canadian National (Noodle)
  • Pacific Great Eastern (Cariboo)
  • Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo - Here Now
  • British Columbia Railway (Green with Dogwood Herald) - Here Now
  • Algoma Central (Black with Bear Logo) - Here Now
We expect to have store stock but as always if you wish to Guarantee delivery of the model you want, we are accepting orders for these models now.

Full details at: the Rapido Trains Freight Cars page GS52 section.
True Line Trains
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True Line Trains Express box cars two-pack
This special run two-pack includes one Express box car in the maroon and silver scheme and one with the red stripe to match the CP Rail Canadian
TLT Express Box cars
Advance orders are being taken for these models. We will have a good stock but a reservation will guarantee delivery.
True Line Trains
CPR Mini Box Cars
June 21, 2012 Announcement. Now Delivery early 2014.
As of early Jan 2014 we are informed that these models are on the water and now have a projected delivery date of March-April 2014.
Estimated MSRP $ 44.99 Each

  • Canadian Pacific - "Spans the World" - Six pack.
  • Canadian Pacific - "Stepped Lettering" - Six pack
  • Canadian Pacific - "Script Lettering" - Six pack
  • Canadian Pacific - "As Delivered" - Six pack
  • BCOL/PGE - Six pack
  • Undecorated Two-pack with icicle breakers
  • Undecorated single
  • Undecorated single with lumber door
  • Icicle Breakers
Reservations are being accepted for these cars. We will sell in full multi-packs or singles. There may be limited availability of single road numbers.
More Details.

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