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New products from the November 2017 issue of Classic Toy Trains

New items from MTH, Menards, and more
LAYOUT BUILDERS FRIEND: Menards has released two new bridges for O gauge operators: the nos. 279-4030 24-inch single-track model for $69.99 and 279-4031 dual-track model for $79.99. The dimensions for the single-track bridge are 24 x 5 x 9½ inches; the double-track bridge measures 24 x 8 7/8 x 9½ inches. Both structures are made of plywood and come fully assembled. Both bridges have 7 inches of clearance. Go to to order and select free shipment to your local Menards store.
ROLL WITH HOLIDAY STYLE: One of the most visible demonstrations of holiday spirit continues to be the Canadian Pacific’s Christmas train. The train features gaily illuminated rolling stock that rolls through CP territory. MTH offers a set of four 50-foot RailKing double door plugged boxcars that feature flashing LED holiday lights. The four-car set, no. 30-7087, operates on O-31 or wider diameter track and costs $319.95. See your MTH retailer or go to
HAUL MORE ORE: Williams by Bachmann has added an ore car to its lineup of rolling stock. The car features metal trucks and couplers, a removable ore load, and navigates O-27 curves. The cars come in four roadnames, the nos. 48501 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range, 48502 Bessemer & Lake Erie, 48503 CP Rail, and 48504 Milwaukee Road. The cars cost $76.95 each. See your Williams by Bachmann retailer or go to for more information.
DON’T DODGE THIS TROLLEY: Grzyboski Trains is offering a new custom-run trolley car made by Lionel. The no. 6-58275 Laurel Line motorized trolley salutes 40 years of Grzyboski’s Train shop. The O gauge car features bumper-controlled reverse action, interior illumination, a traction tire, two adjustable trolley poles, operating LED headlights, and is O-27 ready. The trolley costs $84.95 plus shipping. To order go to or call 570-451-1700.
COLORFUL CARGO HAULERS: Liven up your O gauge train full of Tuscan red boxcars with two colorful additions from Menards: the nos. 279-3983 Rock Island in blue with the iconic Route Rock “R” logo and 279-3985 Union Pacific “We can handle it” livery. The boxcars are individually numbered and cost $19.99 each. Go to to order and select free shipping to your local Menards store.


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