Friday, October 08, 2004

MTH Does Leland Detroit!

Well, MTH really does listen to their customers! I have been bugging them for almost 2 years to produce the Monorail and they really did listen. They are producing the Leland Monorail in Proto 2 and traditional versions with a version in traditional red and in the above blue. No other way to put it, I am pretty excited about this. All I can say is Thanks MTH!!!

Getting one of these has been a quest of mine for a little over a decade. Each time I see one, they are ridiculously expensive and sometimes they are not in the kind of shape that I want to run on my layout. Bottom line is that this is one cool accessory. I am not made of cash but at least this will let me have one or two of these without re-mortgaging my house.

By the way, I did take a peak at the new Tinplate Catalog. Pretty nice, there really isn't a whole heck of alot that's new (mostly new colors of existing items) but the product selection is quite good and the catalog looks like a winner.Posted by Hello


Anonymous said...

Is this in the new tinplate catalog? Do you know what the set includes and the what the price will be? Thanks, Tom

Gilbert Ives said...

Price: $699.95

To locate on MTH website, go to 2005 Vol. I Tinplate catalogue, click on Accessories, click on Buildings [page15].

As far as I can tell, this is the only really New Item with new tooling.

Perhaps Vol. II will bring more [like the '27 cast-iron IVES 1134; IVES freights; '29 AF/IVES freights; AF brass-piper steamer...]

Anonymous said...

Here's a direct link to the MTH pages:

Darn you, Marc. This set is very compelling.

Tom Virgil (AKA San Diegan)

Standard Gauge Blogger said...

Darn me too! I really don't like waiting 8 months to take delivery one or more of these! That's the thing with train catalogs - I'm not good at waiting...