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New products from the November 2018 issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine

Items from Menards, MTH, and more
BOX WITHIN A BOX: The Alco-GE-Ingersoll Rand boxcab returns to the MTH lineup. The O gauge diesel model has a die-cast metal shell, a can-style motor, and coil couplers and comes in seven road names: Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago & North Western, Harlem Transfer Co., Ingersoll-Rand, Lehigh Valley, Long Island RR, and Union Carbide. MTH has priced the locomotive at $499.95. See your MTH retailer or go to for more information.
NEW O GAUGE GONDOLAS: Menards has announced a series of gondolas produced from new tooling. At 103/8 inches long, the cars will run on O-27 and wider-diameter track. The gons feature metal wheels and axles with plastic trucks and operating couplers. The O gauge models include the nos. 279-4341 Baltimore & Ohio and 279-4337 Pennsylvania RR (shown). Also available are the nos. 279-4331 Santa Fe, 279-4333 U.S. Army, 279-4335 Union Pacific, and 279-4339 Western Pacific. The gondolas cost $19.99 each plus shipping, or select free shipping to your local Menards store. Order online at
BUILD LIKE A PRO: You’ve followed the series in the pages of Classic Toy Trains, now see it unfold in video! The experts at Model Railroader Video Plus show how to construct our great-looking 5 x 9-foot O gauge project railroad in the latest DVD from Kalmbach Media. Kent Johnson, Bob Keller, and David Popp guide you through every stage of construction from benchwork to the last finishing touch. Build a Toy Train Layout, item no. 15348, costs $12.99. See your hobby retailer, or order online at
DOWN HOME COOKING: The Train Loft is offering The Southerner Café, a custom-decorated O gauge structure by MTH. Made exclusively for The Train Loft, the three-story building has interior lighting, a menu board, an illuminated window sign, awnings, and a fire escape. The Southerner Café has a 12 3/4 x 6 5/16-inch footprint and costs $79.95. Order direct from The Train Loft by calling 336-760-9817 or go to


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