News: Recent News

This page shows a listing of news entries from the past month.

October 24, 2020

4-6-2 Pacific Engines - River Raisin Models

Southern Pacific F-19

Updated: River Raisin announces that each of the models are being inspected and shipped to those who ordered theirs. They have imported a limited run of these 4-6-2 models. The Southern Pacific models will feature the standard boiler locomotives and two streamlined versions. These are:
- #2479 standard boiler
- #2482 Skyline casing
- #2484 streamlined with Daylight colors (shown)
- #2484 streamlined in black
- #2487 standard boiler
The models are in standard DC, but Loksound V5 sound decoders can be factory-installed as an additional option. The sound files have been prepared just for these locomotives. There are still a few of the models available for reservation. Contact River Raisin for the available models. Photos are of the sample model that River Raisin reviewed.
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Southern Pacific F-19

Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-19

Updated: River Raisin announces that each of the models are being inspected and shipped to those who ordered theirs. They have imported a limited run of these 4-6-2 models. The C&O F-19 models will feature all five of the original locomotives: #490, #491, #492, #493, #494. The models are in standard DC, but Loksound V5 sound decoders can be factory-installed as an additional option. The sound files have been prepared just for these locomotives. There are still a few of the models available for reservation. Contact River Raisin for the available models. Photos are of the sample model that River Raisin reviewed.
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Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-19

Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-19

Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-17

Updated: River Raisin announces that each of the models are being inspected and shipped to those who ordered theirs. They have imported a limited run of these 4-6-2 models. The C&O F-17 models that will be imported are the ones with these three road numbers: #470, #472, #474. The models are in standard DC, but Loksound V5 sound decoders can be factory-installed as an additional option. The sound files have been prepared just for these locomotives. There are still a few of the models available for reservation. Contact River Raisin for the available models. Photos are of the sample model that River Raisin reviewed.
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Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-17

Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-2 F-17

October 21, 2020

Modern Trash Dumpster - 3D To Scale

October 21, 2020

New Cars - Greenlight

2019 Ford F-350 Dually


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2019 Ford F-350 Dually


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2018 Ram 3500 Dually Wrecker


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2018 Ram 3500 Dually Crane


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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dually Wrecker


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2015 Ford Transit LWB High Roof

With unrestored 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu on flatbed trailer.
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dually Flat Bed


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2014 Ram 1500

With 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and enclosed car hauler.
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1983 GMC Vandura

With 1970 Chevrolet Nova in enclosed car hauler.
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1973 AMC Matador


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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible


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1968 Chevrolet Nova SS


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October 20, 2020

Beet Load - Pre-Size Model Specialties

Pre-Size Model Specialties has released a new load of simulated sugar beets. Sugar beets look a bit like large potatoes. The load is compatible with both their new Beet Rack (PS588) kit and with their composite (PS570, PS571, and PS572) and steel (PS582 through PS587) GS gondolas. The load does not require the Beet Rack; it just depends on how big of load you wish to model in your cars. Photo shows both a car and the Beet Rack, both sold separately.
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October 20, 2020

Beet Rack - Pre-Size Model Specialties

Pre-Size Model Specialties also released a new kit to add a beet rack to the top of their gondolas. These racks are designed to fit on their composite (PS570, PS571, and PS572) and steel (PS582 through PS587) GS gondolas (previously released, and separately available).
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October 18, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Tom Detmer provides photos of the missing Shaker Heights trolleys by Putt Trains.
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Terry O'Kelly provides missing photo of rare blue GTW box car by American Models.
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Terry also provided the missing Downs "BASF Wyandotte" tank car photo.
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...and the UTLX 16K-gallon tank car photo.
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... and photos of the Kinsmart GMC "Fishbowl" bus.
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October 16, 2020

Early Road Switcher B&O Decals

Ed Sauers is considering having a set of B&O decals produced for early-generation road switchers (GP7, GP9, SD7, SD9, and F-M and Baldwin engines). The set would contain the "Baltimore and Ohio" text, plus the striping for the hood and frame, class data, and any numbers required. Ed would attempt to keep the pricing as low as possible.
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October 16, 2020

Great Model Railroads 2021 - Kalmbach

The newest editor of this annual issue is now available at retailers. There are 9 layouts featured in this issue, including Jerry Holmes' S-scale Chesapeake & Ohio layout. We also have a couple of photos of Jerry's layout available on this web site, in the "Layouts" section, which were taken during the 2012 NASG Convention when Jerry's layout was open.
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October 16, 2020

Lamplighter Accessory - MTH Electric Trains

MTH announces that their "Gabe the Lamplighter" light tower is in. Constructed from stamped metal and durable ABS plastic, this unique floodlight tower sports an operating multi-light spire. At the base of the tower is a colorful maintenance shed. The tower can be powered from any AC model railroad power supply. These were listed in their 2019 catalog, and will be the last of the MTH-made accessories.
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October 14, 2020

#4 Frog for Code 100 Rail - S Scale Track Works

S Scale Track Works announces the availability of #4 frog parts for code 100 rail. The company continues to make the #6 and #8 frogs. These are cast in nickel-silver to match your regular rail.
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October 14, 2020

2021 NASG Convention Site

The core details about the 2021 NASG Convention have now been made available on the dedicated web site. Please note that pricing and registration are still being worked on and will be added to the web site as soon as those are available. You will, however, be able to go ahead and make your hotel reservations now.

Please note that that web site is mobile-friendly.
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October 14, 2020

Detailing Parts - Lines West Products

The company has locomotive detailing parts available. These include the MILW all-weather window, the Farr air-intake, and the Horst air-intake.
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October 14, 2020

GE 44- & 70-tonners - Smoky Mountain Model Works

Jim King, owner of Smoky Mountain Model Works, announced that he is retiring the GE 44-ton and 70-ton kits that he produced a number of years ago. The 44-tonners came out in late-2009 and the 70-tonners in late-2008. Both have been popular over the years, but Jim says it is time to retire those kits. If you are interested in purchasing these kits, visit his web site to view the kits' options and prices. Based on your response, he may make new underframe molds from existing patterns to match the remaining bodies, fill the orders, then close them out. These are body kits only (complete except for trucks, but does include sideframes). To complete the construction of the models, the modeler may want to consider the Stanton Drive manufactured by NorthWest ShortLine (NWSL), which makes S-scale versions of that drive.
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October 14, 2020

New Cars - Johnny Lightning

1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1


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1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1


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1967 Pontiac Firebird


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1967 Pontiac Firebird


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1963 Cheetah


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1963 Cheetah


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October 14, 2020

New Farming Equipment - Ertl

John Deere F4365 Dry Nutrient Applicator

(prototype photo shown)
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International Harvester 4186 Tractor


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Case IH Trident 5550 Combination Applicator


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Case IH Steiger 540 Quadtrac AFS Connect Tractor


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October 14, 2020

Switch Stands - Lines West Products

The company has available Milwaukee Road Woodworth switch stands with mainline chevron targets with headblocks and also without headblocks. These are available in two-packs, six-packs, and 24-packs for those who have an entire layout to update.
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October 14, 2020

Upcoming NASG Elections

While maybe not as exciting as that other election later this year, the NASG will have another election in early 2021. Up for election are these positions: President, Treasurer, Central Region Vice President, Eastern Region Vice-President, Western Region Vice-President.

This is a reminder that your nominations are due to Jamie Bothwell, our election chairman, by November. Follow the link for more details about NASG elections.
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October 13, 2020

Yahoo! Groups To Shut Down

The (formerly very active) Yahoo! Groups discussion mailing list is officially shutting down on December 15, 2020. This does not really come as a great surprise, as they had cut down on their services in recent years. Most people were speculating that since their takeover by Verizon, their non-income producing discussion groups would be phased out. Apparently that has come true. Most of the major discussion mailing lists have already moved to Groups.io, and the remaining ones will need to do the same, or simply stop.
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October 12, 2020

Flyer Fest 2020 Cancelled

It is now planned, by the same group, to take place in 2021 instead.
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October 12, 2020

The Oct/Nov 2020 S Scale Resource - The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.
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October 07, 2020

New Cars - Auto World

2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye


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1971 Mustang Boss 351


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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T


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1967 Chevelle SS


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1967 Cadillac Eldorado


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October 07, 2020

New Cars - Greenlight

2019 Ford Shelby GT350R


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2013 Chevrolet Corvette CG


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1994 Ford Crown Victoria Taxi


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1990 Chevrolet Caprice


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1987 GMC High Sierra Pickup


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1983 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park


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1982 Checker Motors Marathon A11


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1979 Ford LTD Country Squire


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1977 Pontiac Grand LeMans Safari


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1977 Dodge Monaco


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1976 GMC Vandura


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1976 Ford T5


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1974 Checker Taxi


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1974 AMC Matador


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1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser


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1971 Checker Taxicab


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1970 Plymouth GTX


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1970 Plymouth Belvedere Emergency Wagon Police Pursuit


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1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon


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1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon


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1969 Ford Club Wagon


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1963 Checker Motors Marathon A11


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1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten Handyman


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October 07, 2020

New Cars - Johnny Lightning

Johnny Lightning Classic Gold - 2020 Release 2B

This set includes (should be available individually as well):
- 1963 Studebaker Avanti
- 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
- 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
- 1964 Dodge 330
- 1950 Chevrolet Truck
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Johnny Lightning Classic Gold - 2020 Release 2A

This set includes (should be available individually as well):
- 1963 Studebaker Avanti
- 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
- 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
- 1964 Dodge 330
- 1950 Chevrolet Truck
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1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible


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1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible


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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop


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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop


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1950 Chevrolet Truck


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1950 Chevrolet Truck


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October 07, 2020

New Cars - M2

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS


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October 07, 2020

New Trucks - M2

1970 Chevrolet C60 Ramp Truck

1979 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup
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1969 Ford F-250 Ranger Truck

with Trailer and 1949 Mercury Custom
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1957 Mack Model N Rollback Truck

with 1978 Datsun 620 Pickup
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October 04, 2020

Discounts at Dave's - Dave's Twacks & Twains

Dave's Twacks & Twains offers a 10% discount on orders when you indicate that you are an NASG member, involved in a particular S-scale club, or are or have been in the military! Visit their web site for a listing of S-Helper Service parts that they have in stock such as 18-wheeler trailers (unlettered), building materials loads, electronics parts, mechanical parts, switcher bodies (NW2, SW9, SW1), detailing parts, etc.

October 04, 2020

Union Station Passenger Car Sides Photos

Dick Karnes has provided us with a set of photos of models he has created using the Union Station passenger car sides. These sides are mounted to an American Models passenger car core, to yield the final prototype model that you want on your layout.
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October 03, 2020

John Dalton

NASG member John Dalton passed away on August 9, 2020. John had degrees in engineering and worked on the Apollo 11 moon lander.
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October 03, 2020

Layout Photos Added

Hugh Sinn adds a couple of more photos taken on his layout.
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October 03, 2020

Product Gallery Data Added

Greg Hurd provided information about the full listing of Super Scale models (as of 1950).
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October 03, 2020

Product Gallery Photo Added

Greg Hurd provided a photo of the Miller Engineering RS-2.
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Ted Larson provided information about Shinsei Corporation 18-wheelers. This California-based company has closed, but they produced a number of 1:64 vehicles.
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September 30, 2020

Dave Blum Resigns

Dave Blum has been running the NASG's American Flyer Commemorative Cars program since 2013, when he took it over from Doug Peck. Dave has resigned, and so while the inventory is in motion, we have temporarily suspended the sale of those cars on the NASG web site.

September 30, 2020

New Trucks - Die Cast Promotions

Peterbilt Model 379 with 63" Mid-Roof Sleeper


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Freightliner COE with 40' Vintage Reefer Trailer


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September 27, 2020

Layout Photos Added

Greg Hurd sent us a number of photos and detailed information about his two layouts.
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Roger Nulton spearheaded getting the info and some photos together of Russ Segner's beautiful Sn3 layout.
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September 27, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Ed Kirstatter provided photos of his recently completed Northeastern Scale Models stock car.
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September 26, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Ted Larson provided a photo of an S-Helper Service vertically-ribbed trailer.
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Ted Larson provides a number of Aurora truck photos.
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Ted Larson provides a photo of a Hallmark fire truck.
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September 23, 2020

Doug Miller

Long-time NASG member, Doug Miller, passed away on September 21, 2020. Our condolences to his wife and family. Doug was one of the charter members of the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers. Doug owned a company called Miller Engineering (there were and are several companies with that name in the model railroading industry).

September 23, 2020

New Buses - Corgi

September 23, 2020

New Farming Equipment - Ertl

John Deere 4960 Tractor


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September 23, 2020

New Passenger Cars - Auto World

Auto World Premium - 2020 Release 4B

This set includes:
- 1967 Cadillac Eldorado
- 1979 Chevrolet Scottsdale
- 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
- 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
- 1967 Chevelle SS
- 1971 Mustang Boss 351
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September 23, 2020

New Passenger Cars - Greenlight

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350


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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350


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2013 Chevrolet Cruze


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1987 Chevrolet Caprice Metropolitan Police


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1979 Ford Mustang


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1979 Ford Mustang


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1979 Ford LTD Country Squire


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1974 Checker Taxi


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1970 Plymouth GTX


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1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon


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1969 Dodge Charger


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1967 Chevrolet Camaro


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September 23, 2020

New Pickups - Greenlight

2020 Chevrolet Silverado High Country


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1978 Ford F-250


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1977 Dodge Macho Ramcharger 4x4


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1966 Dodge D-100


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1965 Dodge D-200


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September 23, 2020

New Race Car - Greenlight

2020 NTT IndyCar Series iRacing


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September 23, 2020

New SUVs - Greenlight

1992 Ford Bronco


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1984 GMC Jimmy


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1971 Jeep Jeepster Commando SC-1


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September 23, 2020

New Trucks - Die Cast Promotions

Peterbilt Model 389 with 70" Sleeper


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Peterbilt Model 389 with 70" Sleeper


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Mack Pinnacle Day Cab


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Kenworth T680 with 72" Sleeper


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Kenworth T680 with 72" High-Roof Sleeper


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Freightliner 2018 Cascadia High-Roof Sleeper


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September 23, 2020

New Trucks - Greenlight

Long-Life Postal Delivery Vehicle


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2019 Ford Step Van


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2013 International Durastar


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2013 International Durastar


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September 21, 2020

New Decals - Tichy Train Group

Tichy has added 50 new decals to their line-up, for a total of 450 decals. The S-scale versions are $5 per set, or you can order a six-pack for $25. Some decals may be slightly higher.

10401S C&IM 3 BAY STEEL HOPPER
10402S C&IM 2 BAY STEEL HOPPER
10403S DOW CHEMICAL BROMINE TANK CAR
10404S BAR PASSENGER 4 CARS BLACK/BLUE*
10405S BOSTON & ALBANY ROADNAME SET WHITE
10406S D&RGW ROADNAME SET WHITE*
10407S BOSTON & ALBANY ROADNAME SET BLACK
10408S D&RGW ROADNAME SET BLACK*
10409S D&H ROADNAME SET WHITE
10410S D&H ROADNAME SET BLACK
10411S CENTRAL VERMONT ROADNAME SET WHITE
10412S CENTRAL VERMONT ROADNAME SET BLACK
10413S MILWAUKEE ROADNAME SET WHITE*
10414S MILWAUKEE ROADNAME SET BLACK*
10415S B&M/MTC ROADNAME SET WHITE
10416S B&M/MTC ROADNAME SET BLACK
10417S NICKEL PLATE ROADNAME SET WHITE
10418S NICKEL PLATE ROADNAME SET BLACK
10419S ACY ROADNAME SET WHITE
10420S ACY ROADNAME SET BLACK
10421S B&O ROADNAME SET WHITE
10422S B&O ROADNAME SET BLACK
10423S ROCK ISLAND ROADNAME SET WHITE
10424S ROCK ISLAND ROADNAME SET BLACK
10425S BAR ROADNAME SET WHITE
10426S BAR ROADNAME SET BLACK
10427S BAR ROADNAME SET BLUE
10428S N&W ROADNAME SET WHITE GOTHIC
10429S GN SCQALE TEST CAR
10430S ATSF WAR EMERGENCY GONDOLA
10431S N&W ROADNAME SET BLACK GOTHIC
10432S HP HOOD & SONS GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10433S SHEFFIELD FARMS GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10434S UNITED FARMERS GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10435S WHITING MILK GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10436S DAIRYMEN'S LEAGUE GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10437S MILTON CO-OP GPEX MILK TANK CAR
10438S B&O MILK REFRIGERATOR CAR
10439S B&O MILK REFRIGERATOR CAR
10440S B&O MILK REFRIGERATOR CAR
10441S REEFER DATA SET WHITE GOTHIC 36'/40'/50'
10442S REEFER DATA SET BLACK GOTHIC 36'/40'/50'
10443S TWIN HOPPER DATA SET WHITE GOTHIC
10444S TWIN HOPPER DATA SET BLACK GOTHIC
10445S 36'/40' BOXCAR DATA SET WHITE GOTHIC
10446S 36'/40' BOXCAR DATA SET BLACK GOTHIC
10447S 40'/50' BOXCAR DATA SET WHITE GOTHIC
10448S 40'/50' BOXCAR DATA SET BLACK GOTHIC
10449S READING T-1 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE*
10450S B&O CABOOSES 35 VERSIONS*
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