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New products from the December 2018 issue of Classic Toy Trains

Items from MTH, LCCA, and more
UNUSUAL LIVERY: MTH’s steel refrigerator car line has added a unique road name: the no. 20-94276 Magcobar Foundry Products. Magcobar used a fleet of 10 insulated cars leased from GE Rail Services (reporting mark NIRX) to ship dry drilling mud to oilfield support sites. In addition to Magcobar, road names include Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian National, and Transport Leasing Co. The O gauge cars cost $64.95 each. See your MTH retailer or go to for more information.
HOBO ON SKIS: Lionel has announced a new O gauge Polar Express observation car available only from the Lionel Collectors Club of America. The car features a skiing hobo with a boy hanging onto his ski pole which swings from side to side as the train rounds the curves. The car is $95, which includes shipping and a free one-year club membership (a $49 value) or one-year regular membership extension for current club members. To order, call the LCCA during regular business hours at (815) 223-0115. Current members can order at the LCCA website store. Additional details are available at

FACTS IN A FLASH: Filled with fun facts and stunning photography, these exclusive flashcard sets from Trains magazine will expand your knowledge of railroading! Each set includes 36 premium 4 x 6-inch cards with essential facts, fascinating trivia, and historical information. All three sets (Great Railroads, Famous Trains, and Powerful Locomotives) are $25.47 plus shipping. Order online from and search for item no. 66372.
MARTIAN STEAK TAKERS: The O gauge no. 279-4439 UFO Scene animated accessory from Menards features a tug-of-war between aliens trying to abduct a cow and a determined farmer pulling it back as Jack the German Shepard heroically keeps the aliens at bay. The factory-built diorama includes a saucer with multi-colored LED lighting effects and motor-driven “tractor beam” action, a fully landscaped base, shed, five trees, three additional cows, and four round hay bales. The accessory requires a Menards nos. 279-4062 or 4050 4.5-volt power supply (sold separately). The UFO Scene costs $99.99 plus shipping, or select free shipping to your local Menards store. Order online at


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