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April 25, 2008

Sunset Model's Spring 2008 Catalog Available

Sunset Models has released their Spring 2008 catalog.  The catalog contains information about new items from the Third Rail Division of Sunset Models and Golden Gate Depot.  You can check it out here (pdf).

April 23, 2008

Atlas Quarterly All-Scales Catalog Available On-Line

Atlas released the Spring edition of their quarterly All Scales catalog last week.  Check it out here.

April 22, 2008

Video Of OGR Forum Meeting In York

O Gauge Railroading magazine holds an OGR forum meeting in the grandstands at every TCA York train meet.  The meeting consists of a number of presenters from the O Gauge manufacturing world discussing their new products.  This time around a forum member made a video of the meeting and OGR posted it on their website.  Check out the video here

MTH 2008 Volume 2 Catalog Available On-Line

MTH has released their 2008 Volume 2 catalog on-line.  I haven't had a chance to review it yet but you can by clicking here.

April 21, 2008

SMR Trains Announces First Catalog

Schneider Model Railroading (SMR Trains) has released its first full-color catalog of its museum-quality, limited edition brass models of 19th Century locomotives and rolling stock.  The 2008 catalog features 20 pages of color drawings, illustrations and photographs and is printed on glossy, acid free paper.  It features all of SMRs past and current models as well as a preview of the next releases.  Copies are $2 and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to: SMR Trains, PO Box 753, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

April 19, 2008

New Statement From Jerry Calabrese Posted On Lionel Website

Jerry Calabrese, CEO of Lionel, issued a statement by proxy at the Spring 2008 TCA National Train Museum open house on Wednesday, April 16th.  The statement is posted on Lionel's website and can be read here.

April 16, 2008

Lionel Nation DVD Giveaway Winner - Week #1

Lionel NationCongratulations to Justin B. the lucky week #1 winner of a copy of TM Books & Video's Lionel Nation DVD.  There are 4 more copies left to give away.  For complete giveaway rules and to find out how you can enter for a chance to win a Lionel Nation DVD, click here.

April 15, 2008

Lionel 2008 Christmas Catalog Available On-Line

Lionel's new 2008 Christmas catalog is available for viewing on-line.    Check it out here.

Atlas O Spring 2008 York Preview

Atlaso_1Atlas O gets it and continues to use YouTube to communicate with customers and fans of Atlas O and O Gauge model railroading.  Atlas O's latest video is a 2008 Spring York preview.

You can also view the video here.

April 12, 2008

Check Out 'TCA Netvision'

The Train Collectors Association has posted three new videos on what they are calling TCA Netvision.  Members and non-members can check them out at  The videos cover the topics of "Why volunteer at TCA", "Work in the library" and "Winter work at the museum". 

Videos coverage of the TCA's National Toy Train Museum's open house being held on April 16th is scheduled to appear on TCA Netvision at the end of April.  Click here for more details.

April 10, 2008

Atlas O April '08 Announcements

Atlaso_1Atlas O has announced new paint schemes for Atlas O F-2/F-3 Locomotives, the Atlas O MP15DC Locomotive, the Atlas O Trainman 52' 6" Flat Car w/ Pipe Load, Atlas O Industrial Rail Train Sets and Atlas  O Industrial Rail Trolley Sets.  The Atlas O 40' Steel Reefer gets both new paint schemes and road numbers.  Check out the Atlas O website for details.

April 07, 2008


Lionel NationTM Books and Video, the maker of the I Love Toy Trains series of videos and many other toy and big train videos, has supplied me with 5 copies of their latest model train video, Lionel Nation (check out a preview here).  I will be giving away 1 copy of Lionel Nation a week over the next 5 weeks.  To be eligible to win all you need to do is subscribe to email updates.  Subscribe by clicking here.  Here are the simple giveaway rules:

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April 03, 2008

National Toy Train Museum Open House

Traditionally, the Train Collectors Association holds an Open House at its National Toy Train Museum in Paradise, PA the Wednesday before the start of the Spring and Fall TCA York, PA Train Meet.  The schedule for the Spring '08 Open House on April 16th has been announced.

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April 02, 2008

Buffalo Creek Graphics

I came across Buffalo Creek Grapics in a small town newspaper article on the web.  The article was about a custom O Gauge boxcar that was being produced by them in small numbers depicting a local area company's logo.  Realizing I've never heard of Buffalo Creek Graphics, I emailed them and asked if they would put a piece together describing the company and the products they create.  Collectors of rare limited production items should find their story and products interesting.

A Short History of Buffalo Creek Graphics 

Since its inception in 1993, Buffalo Creek Graphics has grown to a prominent position in the O-scale hobby as a major source for unique custom decorated freight equipment.  Owner, Thos. Gascoigne, has extensive experience in graphic arts and publishing, but has held a lifelong fascination with railroads.  He is a long-time member of many rail historical societies, as well as TCA, and TTOS.  He was also co-founder of the Lionel Collectors Association of Canada, one of the earliest Lionel® collector organizations in North America.

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