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February 13, 2007

Golden Gate Depot Coaling Tower

GgdGolden Gate Depot is producing a fully assembled O Gauge coaling tower which, based on the pre-production sample picture, looks like a great piece.  The tower is an intricately detailed plastic model of a 1930's wooden framed coaling tower complete with a light kit and movable chutes with working pulleys and cables.  It is available in black, brown or redwood.  The tower's footprint is only 9" x 6" and it stands 22" tall.   The piece has an MSRP of $199.95 but you can get it for a pre-production discounted price of $169.95.  The coaling tower will be available in April 2007.  See the Golden Gate Depot website for more details.

October 19, 2006

TCA Fall '06 Open House - Recap Part 1

I never tire of visiting the TCA Museum.  I could spend hours examining all the fine models on display and the great layouts.  Today the TCA held it's bi-annual open house at the museum.  The open house is always held the day before the Spring and Fall TCA Eastern Division train meets in York, PA.  If you've never been to the open house you need to attend at least one.  It's a great event because most of the influential leaders of the O Gauge industry present their "wares" to the their core demographic and plant the seeds of anticipation by showing pre-production models and hinting at things to come. 

Compared to the Spring '06 open house (my first) I thought the attendance was about the same, maybe slightly lower.  Sunset Models/3rd Rail, Weaver Models, MTH, Atlas O and Lionel were all represented as well of Marklin (HO).  In my opinion, the presentations at the Spring open house offered up more interesting and new information.  Nonetheless, there was still some good info to be had.

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September 16, 2006

New Golden Gate Depot Pullman Cars Announced

Ggd Golden Gate Depot has announced they will be offering 80' Pullman 12-1 Sleepers for $99.99 MSRP.  Delivery is scheduled for later this year.  If you're unfamiliar with Golden Gate Depot, it is affiliated with Scott Mann of 3rd Rail and Sunset Models.  I got a close look at Golden Gate Depot's offerings at the Spring 2006 TCA open house and they were beautiful.  The detail is incredible for the price and they would look right at home behind the highly detailed locomotives from 3rd Rail.  Check out the new Pullman 12-1 Sleepers here.


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