Monday, November 15, 2010

Come on, time to get into the spirit!

I just uploaded a quick Youtube video to start to pull us into the holiday spirit. This is my latest acquisition, a 1911. I put a few 10 series cars on it to see how well it will pull. It's really a fantastic little engine, way better than I could have imagined.

The Flying Yankee looks like a snake winding around my layout. I would love to see some more youtubes of layouts. I'll post some pics as well in the next few days.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pics of new MTH Tinplate Station on facebook!

If you aren't on Facebook, this might be a good reason to join. Just check out this new station from MTH. They really do look different new!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Exciting new track manufacturer

So it looks like there is a new track manufacturer out there! USA Track LLC has launched an authentic line of standard gauge tubular track. Here is the info from USA Track's website:

"USA Track LLC is a new company that bought all of the existing tooling and parts to make Standard Gauge track from EBR Products last year. We recently finished replenishing inventories of rails, ties, insulators and track pins and can supply you with 42, 57, 72, 84 and 87 inch diameter curve track, as well as 14 and 36 inch long straight tracks. All track products are traditional tubular tinplate track made entirely in the USA with components all made in the USA. The other brand of traditional tubular Standard Gauge track currently available is made entirely in China, and is inferior in every way. In addition, our USA made product is 10% cheaper than the Chinese imitation."

If you aren't familiar with Kirk Lindvig, he exemplifies the "can do" attitude. He's also honest as the day is long. It's one of the reasons that this is exciting; honesty,creativity and track.

Check out the website, it is highly likely we'll see some very cool custom stuff out of them. Can't wait to see what's next.