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October 30, 2007

New Press Release From Ready Made Trains

Fans of NJ Transit will be excited to hear this:

Bloomsbury, NJ...Walter M. Matuch, president of Ready Made Trains, LLC has announced a licensing arrangement with New Jersey Transit Corporation, operator of NJ's commuter rail system that will allow RMT to produce O/0-27 gauge 3-rail toy train locomotives and railcars with the distinctive NJ TRANSIT logo and markings.

The NJ TRANSIT system is well known throughout the country as a premier railroad transit system with trains carrying thousands of commuter rail passengers each day to destinations throughout New Jersey and into New York City says Matuch. NJ TRANSIT is a welcome addition to the Ready Made Toys line that currently features many colorful toy trains from America's historic and current rail lines.

Previously RMT had only produced NJ TRANSIT items as special limited edtion offerings but now will have NJ TRANSIT logoed BEEP diesels, BEEF diesels, BUDDY railcars and a caboose as part of the complete RMT product line.

Enjoyed by train hobbyists around the world including members of our Armed Forces in Iraq, RMT's toy trains features durable, detailed and inexpensive locomotives and railcars.

The NJ TRANSIT caboose will be arriving during November, 2007 with additional NJ TRANSIT items to follow. 

For additional information, please contact Ready Made Toys at 908-479-1279 or online at www.readymadetoys.com

Thank you.

August 11, 2007

Review: Ready Made Toys 2 Bay Coal Hopper

Shot_71 Back in January '07, Ready Made Toys announced a new addition to their product line, a smooth sided 2 Bay Coal Hopper.  The hopper is being reproduced by RMT from tooling originally created by Kusan, a plastics company that also manufactured toys.  Kusan exited the business of making toy trains in the early 1960's.   RMT supplied me with a pre-production sample of the new car in Con Edison livery for this review.

Continue reading "Review: Ready Made Toys 2 Bay Coal Hopper" »

July 19, 2007

New Announcement from Ready Made Trains

READY MADE TRAINS, LLC introduces 7 new roadnames to the COAL HOPPER series of "Ready Made Toys" 0/0-27 scale toy trains... freight cars suitable for both the steam and diesel era with railroad names to represent old favorites, 'fallen flags', shortlines, and today's newest regional carriers and mega-railroads as the listing grows.

The following 7 additional  roadnames, each with 2 different roadnumbers per railroad, will now be offered with delivery starting Fall, 2007:

Click on the link below to read on

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May 29, 2007

New Product Announcement From Ready Made Toys

RMT LogoReady Made Toys® announces more additions to the new line of 3-rail O Gauge 2-bay COAL HOPPER cars...

NY CENTRAL, BALTIMORE & OHIO, READING, US MARINES and MORRISTOWN & ERIE ( a NJ short line).

Sold only as a set of 2 road numbers per railroad name, each COAL HOPPER is painted and lettered with added color logos and coal load. Each set includes a separate standing BEEPeople® figure with each COAL HOPPER.

Click on the link below to read on

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May 11, 2007

OGaugeWatch Podcast: A Conversation With Walter Matuch Of Ready Made Toys

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Walter Matuch, owner and president of Ready Made Toys, for the latest installment of the OGaugeWatch podcast.  Click on the arrow below to listen to the podcast.

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You can also download the podcast from here.

April 24, 2007

Ready Made Toys New Product Announcements

RMT LogoWalter Matuch, president of Ready Made Trains, LLC, announced several new additions to the Ready Made Toys lineup for 2007 at the Spring '07 York train meet. 

RMT will be adding a "BANG" ALCO S-4 Diesel Switcher in '07.  The S-4 will come complete with dual motors, electronic reverse, die-cast couplers and directional lighting and be offered in 12 paint schemes.  The pre-production samples looked very nice.  MSRP for the BANG is $79.95.

Also new for '07 will be RMT's Ore Hopper car.  The ore hoppers will be sold for a MSRP of $49.95 per set of 2 ore cars (2 different #'s per same road-name set).  The ore cars will come complete with a standing BEEPeople brakeman and be offered in 14 different road-names.

Both the BANG and the Ore hopper join the previously announced Coal Hopper as new '07 offerings.

The PEEP series of mini passenger car sets get a Christmas and Halloween paint scheme for '07 and the BEEF F A unit diesel adds a NJ Transit and Norfolk Southern "Tuxedo" paint scheme.  The NS Tuxedo scheme is also available on the F B unit.  The BUDDY series adds a few new road names including a cool looking Halloween paint scheme and the popular BEEPs get several new schemes as well.

See the Ready Made Toys website for more details.

April 04, 2007

New Product Release From Ready Made Toys

I received this press release from Ready Made Toys today:

"To provide a fitting 'end' to toy train O&W operations and in commemoration of the 50 years since the 'real' NY Ontario & Western Railway ended their operations on March 29th 1957, Ready Made Toys/RMT has just announced a special limited run of O&W cabooses...RMT-CAB861 numbered as O&W #8317, to commemorate one of the last operating O&W cabooses. Scheduled for Summer, 2007 delivery. You can pre-order now at www.readymadetoys.com"

You can find out more about RMT's O&W caboose here.

January 20, 2007

More New Product Announcements from Ready Made Trains

Here's a new press release from Ready Made Trains:

READY MADE TRAINS, LLC announces new road names to the series of "Ready Made Toys" 0/0-27 scale 3-rail toy train BEEP diesels representing some old favorites, industrials and today's regional carriers as the listing grows.

Using classic tooling originally created by Kusan  in the early 1950's, RMT has upgraded the BEEP to utilize 21st Century production techniques of painting and decorating with the highest level of detailing at an affordable retail price. These BEEP diesels are fully compatible with existing BEEPs and other RMT toy train products.

The BEEPs can operate on 0-27 curves and feature...

Click on the link below to read on

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January 16, 2007

New Product Announcement from Ready Made Trains

Today, I received this press release from Ready Made Trains maker of the "Ready Made Toys" line of products.  Good news for us fans of Ready Made Toys.  Glad to see my favorite, PRSL, made the list.

READY MADE TRAINS, LLC introduces another addition to the series of "Ready Made Toys" 0/0-27 scale toy trains... freight cars suitable for both the steam and diesel era with railroad names to represent old favorites, 'fallen flags', shortlines, and today's newest regional carriers and mega-railroads as the listing grows.

Using classic tooling originally created by Kusan and Marx in the early 1950's, RMT has upgraded these cars to utilize 21st Century production techniques of painting and decorating with the highest level of detailing at an affordable retail price. These freight cars are fully compatible with RMT BEEP and BEEF diesels and cabooses and an exciting addition to any toy train empire.

First in this new product line is a 2-bay "smooth-side" coal hopper that features...

Click on the link below to read on

Continue reading "New Product Announcement from Ready Made Trains" »

January 02, 2007

New "BEEPeople" From Ready Made Toys

RMT LogoI received some new product news over this past weekend from Ready Made Toys.   RMT has announced a new product called BEEPeople.  BEEPeople are seated figures that are fully painted in an assortment of clothing colors perfect for populating your empty passenger rail cars or enhancing your station platforms and buildings.  The figures are hand painted with full facial details and clothing details and can be used in Ready Made Toys, Lionel, MTH, Weaver, Atlas, Williams and K-line rail cars.  BEEPeople will be sold in sets of 48 figures with an MSRP of only $29.95 (a great deal when compared to other manufacturer's prices).  RMT-943217 BEEPeople seated figures are currently in production and will arrive sometime in Spring, 2007.  You can pre-order your set(s) now by visiting www.readymadetoys.com.

Click on the link below for more about RMT's new products and a pre-production picture of the BEEPeople.

Continue reading "New "BEEPeople" From Ready Made Toys" »

November 04, 2006

Ready Made Toys Catalog

RMT Logo Ready Made Toys, makers of the popular Beep, Buddy, Beef, and Peep trains has released it's first catalog.  Within the catalog's 24 pages you'll find pictures of every item RMT currently offers.  There are also a few newly announced items including an Atomic Energy Commission Beep and matching caboose.   Walter Matuch, owner of RMT, has also included an offer to save up to $30 on an order for select items.

You can order the new catalog by visiting RMT's website or by sending a $1.00 (to cover postage) to:

Ready Made Toys
PO Box 173
Bloomsbury, NJ 08804

Items recently ordered through RMT's website will include a copy of the catalog.

I own two Beep diesels, an RMT caboose and two of the Buddy RDC's and love them.  RMT products are great for small layouts but look right at home on larger ones, too.  Check out my review of the RMT Buddy here.

Related posts:

Ready Made Toys Peep
Where's the Beef?
Add Sound to Your RMT "Buddy"
Send Your "Beep" and "Buddy" Pictures to RMT

June 02, 2006

Ready Made Toys PEEP

Ready Made Toys has released pictures of their scaled down version of passenger cars meant to accompany the RMT BEFFs and BEEPs.  The PEEPs will be sold as a set of 3 cars - a baggage car, coach car and observation car and the set retails for $79.95.  Initially, the PEEPS will be available in Baltimore & Ohio, New York Central and Pennsylvania road names.  You can pre order your set of PEEPs on the RMT website.  The PEEPs are scheduled to be available the fall of this year.

May 27, 2006

Ready Made Toys Armed Forces Beeps $5 Off This Weekend

If you were thinking about purchasing an Armed Forces Beep (Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard) you'll want to order it this Memorial Day weekend.  Ready Made Toys announced on their website that you can get $5 off your Armed Forces Beep purchase if you enter the code USA on your order.  RMT also sells cabooses to match the Beeps.  Army and Navy cabooses are in stock, USAF, USCG and USMC cabooses will arrive in fall but pre-orders are now being accepted.

April 25, 2006

Where's the "BEEF"?

Ready Made Toys unveiled their new "BEEF" A units and B units on the RMT web site.  The BEEFs are smaller versions of F3 locomotives that are based upon the RMT BEEP chassis.  RMT will also be launching PEEPs which are versions of a baggage, coach and observation cars that are scaled to match the BEEFs and BEEPs in size.  You can order your BEEFs on the RMT website for a scheduled Fall 2006 delivery.

April 07, 2006

RMT Announces New Road Names for "Buddy"

Walter Matuch, owner of Ready Made Toys, announced yesterday on the O Gauge Railroad forum the availability of several new road names for RMT's "Buddy" RDC Car.  The road names include:  Long Island Railroad (#3103 & #3104), Sperry Rail Services (#100), Alaska Railroad (#703 & #704) and Pennsylvania Railroad (#105) "Horseshoe Curve".  See my review of RMT's "Buddy" here.

March 24, 2006

Add Sound To Your RMT "Buddy"

In my review of the Ready Made Toys RDC Budd Car my only complaint was the lack of a horn.  Well, The Electric RR Company has a product called the Sound Commander kit that not only add a horn but will bring your "buddy" to life.  The kit comes with a small electronic sound board, speaker, speaker baffle, mounting supplies, installation manual, and connection cables for conventional and TMCC operation all built to fit nicely into the "buddy".  The board generates running engine, bell and horn sounds and is priced at $49.95.  Listen to samples of all the available sounds here.

March 18, 2006

Ready Made Toys Has A New Customer Service Number

As a cost cutting measure, Ready Made Toys has discontinued their 800 customer service number.  You can now contact RMT's customer service at 908-479-1279.  In a post on the O Gauge Railroading forum Walter Matuch, owner of RMT, explained that the savings would be used to increase spending on color print media advertising and new product development.

View Mr. Matuch's post on OGR

 

March 09, 2006

REVIEW: Ready Made Toys "Buddy"

Yesterday I received an email from a Classic Toy Trains forum member, “birds”, asking me to elaborate on a post I made on the forum in response to a request for opinions about the Ready Made Toys RDC Budd cars. I’ve been meaning to write a detailed review of these trains for some time but never got around to it. The email from “birds” motivated me to write the following:

I have two Pennsylvania - Reading Seashore Lines RMT RDC Budd cars, one with about 30 minutes of run time and another with about 10 minutes. I purchased the second car about 2 months after I bought the first. Now that I have 2 of them I always run them in pairs and

Continue reading "REVIEW: Ready Made Toys "Buddy"" »

January 26, 2006

Send Your "Beep" and "Buddy" Pictures to RMT

Walter Matuch of RMT posted on OGR that RMT is accepting photos of customer's RMT "Beep" and "Buddy" trains through a new section on the RMT web site entitled CUSTOMER COMMENTS and PHOTOS

Ready Walter's post on OGR Forum.

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