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

4 comments:

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:

http://www.mthtrains.com/list.asp?muun=monorail&search=name&qwest=0&Submit=Submit

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...