WW&F Railway Museum, Alna, Maine. September 2012
Ray Kaminski

We’ve delayed this month’s homepage update due to several major announcements coming down the line. Here goes. ...


  • The Mini Cube and Mini Cube 2 speakers are now in stock.
  • A new Tsunami2 Digital Sound System is introduced to replace the original Tsunami systems. New components allow for a smaller decoder size while adding more sounds and features. The initial offering is the TSU-1100 in Steam (10 chuff styles), Diesel (EMD, GE, ALCO, Baldwin & Others - multiple prime movers on each board) and Electric. Check out all the specs on our Soundtraxx webpage or on the SoundTraxx website.
  • The original Tsunami systems (TSU-1000, TSU-750, TSU-AT, TSU-BW, TSU-KT, TSU-IM) are on special sale until that stock runs out.
  • Changes to the ECONAMI line as of June 10: All the ECO Electric models (#883001, 02, 03, 04, 05) are discontinued. The recommendation from the factory is to use the Tsunami2 TSU-1100 for Electric (#886001). Also discontinued is the ECO-PNP Steam (#881001). We still have these systems in stock so give us a call for special pricing.
  • ECONAMI Price Changes as of June 10 — the ECO-100 Steam (#881001) and ECO-100 Diesel (#882001) are now MSRP at $89.95 due to rising material costs. The other formats will remain at their current MSRP of $79.95

KMP Models has added to their S Scale offerings by adding the Spar Tree, Humbolt Yarder and Humbolt Loader to the already produced Saw Mill. We’ll have these new kits in stock shortly.

TCS has introduced their Type 4 steam sounds now with 9 chuff sets to choose from plus 60 Different Whistles, 40 Different Bells, 10 Air Compressors and 2 Generators. There is Switching and Mainline Momentum. Added is an Improved Audio Assist — no CV’s needed to adjust sounds and functions. We’ll have the Type 4 steam sounds in house by June 17th.

We have a limited number of the Bachmann Value Sound modules for the following On30 locos: 14 Ton Heisler, Climax, Whitcomb, 2-4-4-2 and 2-6-0 (due 9/16). The sound module for the B&O EM-1 is available by special order.

As of June 1 Motrak Models has purchased the majority of the Bollinger Edgerly Scale Trains kit lines. Not included are the shingle line (which we will continue to carry) and the detail parts. We will reconfigure our web list to show our remaining B.E.S.T. kits while this transition occurs.

Our summer show is the Lycoming On30 Summer Meet in Pennsdale, PA July 15/16 with limited stock (DCC, Sound, Windows, Bridges and Track). Then the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Augusta, Maine – September 7 thru 10. We’re working on Convention Special Sale Items for attendees which will be announced closer to the date. Pre-order early to make sure you need before we sell the stock we bring to a show. Please note that for the Convention our shop will be closed from September 3rd thru the 12th – reopening on the 13th.

We’re updating our website pages to reflect the new products announced plus the show date calendar and our business hours for the next year, so check back here or on our Facebook page often.

— Ray

Next Show –

July 15-16 — Pennsdale, PA

Lycoming On30 Summer Meet
Pennsdale Civic Center, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756
Info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lycoming-On30-Summer-Meet/596333060421116.

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