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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 separateRapido Trains Announcements web page.
September 3, 2014
HOn3  BlackStone Lgo
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.
August 6, 2014
N  Kato Logo
Kato has announced a Union Pacific Excursion train.
 UP Excursion Train UP Excursion Train Image from Kato
The complete train consists of:
FEF-3 #844 Steam Locomotive (Est. $ 275.00 US$ DC or $ 310.00 US$ DCC pre installed.
 UP Excursion Train UP #844 Steam Locomotive Image from Kato
N Union Pacific Water Tender 2-Car Set
  • UP Water Car #809 "Jim Adams" New tooling!
  • UP Water Car #814 "Joe Jordan" New tooling!
Est MSRP $79.00 US$.
N Union Pacific Excursion Train 7-Car Set
Set Contents:
New tooling! UP Power car # 207 Power car # 207 - Image from Kato
 Sleeper Willie James Budd 10-6 Sleeper #202 "Willie James" - Image from Kato
" UP Excursion Train Museum Car #5779 
Museum Car #5779 "Promontory - Image from Kato
 UP Excursion Train Dome Coach  Dome Coach #7001 "Colombine" - Image from Kato
 UP Excursion Train Coach #5473 Coach #5473 "Portland Rose" - Image from Kato
 UP Excursion Train Dome Diner Dome Diner #8008 "City of Portland" - Image from Kato
 UP Excursion Train Business car Business Car #119 "Kenefick" New tooling! - Image from Kato. Photo by Paul Rome.
Complete seven car set is Est MSRP $250.00 US$ or $ 350.00 US$ with lighting installed.
We will have some store stock but as always if you want any of these items please contact us and we will reserve them for you.
Delivery November / December 2014.
Kato has noted that "Prices are estimated and are subject to change upon release".
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 Spring 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 Late 2014 and CNR units early 2015.
CNR SW1200RS Details.
CPR SW1200RS Details.
Reservations are being taken for these models.
April 19, 2014
HO Athearn HO Scale
ANNOUNCEMENT
Athearn has announced Genesis GP9s with Canadian Details. Orders by late May for Delivery late 2014/early 2015.
Currently three paint schemes:
  • CPR Maroon and Grey Script Passenger Version.

    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8503
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8514
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8518
    • Canadian Pacific - Maroon & Grey Script, Rd# 8521
     Canadian Pacific -
Maroon & Grey

  • CP Rail Freight Version

    • CP Rail, Rd# 8628
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8633
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8656
    • CP Rail, Rd# 8670
     CP Rail

  • CNR Stripes

    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4401
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4411
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4417
    • Canadian National - Stripes, Rd# 4493
     Canadian National -
Stripes

Details specific to each model.
DC (MSRP $ 189.98 US$) and DCC (MSRP $ 289.98 US$) and Tsunami Sound Versions.

We are accepting reservations for these models.
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 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:
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 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 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 True Line Trains Rapido Trains
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.

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2825 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5M 2E1
Phone 1-604-431-0771, Fax 1-604-431-9855
Orders Only 1-888-7TRAINS (1-888-787-2467)
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