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New products from the July 2018 issue of Classic Toy Trains

New structures from Woodland Scenics and Menards, custom-run boxcars, and more
LET'S HAVE A BARN DANCE: The latest Built-&-Ready Structure from Woodland Scenics is the no. BR5865 Old Weathered Barn. The O gauge structure has a fieldstone foundation, shingled roof, hayloft door, and weather vane above the cupola. It also has a concrete grain silo, implement shed, paned windows, and traditional barn doors. The structure is equipped with LED lights and a printed interior. The installed LED lighting was made for use with the Just Plug Lighting System from Woodland Scenics. The structure costs $169.99. See your hobby retailer or go to for more information.
THE SEASON’S REASON: Monsignor Sherman Council 5103 of the Knights of Columbus (Glendale, N.Y.), is offering a 2018 Keep Christ In Christmas boxcar. The first of a series, the O gauge cars made in the U.S. by Lionel. The car costs $85 with shipping included. Preorders placed from outside the U.S. must add $15 extra for shipping. Car delivery is expected before Christmas. Go to for additional details and preorder forms. Funds raised from the sale of this car will benefit the Knights of Columbus Charities.
EXPAND YOUR MANUFACTURING: Menards will help your Traintown prosper with a new industrial structure: the no. 279-4324 Vetter Sash & Door Co. The four-story O gauge structure has rotating fans, 25 windows, a backlit sign, workers, detail pieces, and a weathered exterior. More than 11 inches tall and 6 1/4 inches wide, the building has a run-through for trains as well as a small drive-through below the sawdust collector. The Vetter Sash & Door Co. costs $109.99 plus shipping, or order online at and opt for free shipping to your local Menards store.
BRITISH STYLE: Darstaed Trains has released a very limited edition of O gauge tinplate British-outline passenger car sets to pair with British steam power, such as MTH’s London Midland & Scottish Ry. (LMS) Duchess-class 4-6-2 Pacific (not included).Shown is the British Railways I (ex-LMS period 1) Set A. The cars are of metal construction with die-cast metal sprung trucks and feature British-style link couplers, detailed interiors, and installed lighting. The sets are available in the U.S. through Darstaed’s American distributor, For more information about Darstaed’s British-outline trains go to
GET IT STEAMING: The Railroad Museum of Long Island has launched a campaign to restore Long Island RR no. 39, a Pennsylvania RR class G5a 4-6-0 steam locomotive, to full operating status. As part of the fundraising drive, the group is offering a custom-run “Steam Up! LIRR 39” boxcar. Made in the U.S. by Lionel. The O gauge model features locomotive blueprint-style graphics and both Railroad Museum of Long Island and Strasburg RR logos. Although orders must be received by June 1, 2018, a small number of extra cars will be available for late orders. The car costs $85, shipping and restricted membership included. Canadian and foreign orders add $15 extra for shipping. Payment may be made via credit card, check, or money order – payable in U.S. funds. Mail your order to RMLI, P.O. Box 307, Southold, NY 11971-0307. For more information go to
AN ESPRESSO HAVEN: Menards is improving the quality of life in your Traintown with the release of the no. 279-4325 Starbucks coffee shop. The O gauge building has a see-through roof, six tables, 12 chairs, a sales counter, customers, and two baristas. The shop features interior and exterior illumination and three backlit Starbucks signs. The structure costs $79.99 plus shipping, or order online at and opt for free shipping to your local Menards store.


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