March 20, 2021
The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that MTH is manufacturing a British Columbia Electric Railway SW-8 diesel engine unit. This very limited production “O” gauge scale engine is in the MTH Railking Scale line and comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.
This is short notice but MTH can squeeze us in prior to them closing down. As with our previous BCH diesel; we would sell these are our cost; which is a great deal for the buyers. Please email me if you are interested – no firm commitments but I need to know interest.
B&W picture shows correct BCE logo, color pic shows similar engine and livery BC Hydro logo. Pics will be updated when we receive artwork from MTH.
TO ORDER: To reserve your engine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604-560-4028
PRICE is expected to be in the $325.00 US Dollar range and will be confirmed.
About this model:
EMD’s 800-hp SW-8s and 1,200-hp SW-9s both debuted in 1950, marking the next stage in the evolution of one of railroading’s longest-lived diesel families. The first SW-class engine, the 600-hp SW1, appeared in 1939, and the SW-units remained in the EMD catalog until the 1,000-hp SW-1000 was finally retired in 1986. With the “SW” in the name denoting that the engine was built for switching duties, it never needed the high horsepower ratings of road diesels. They could be paired with cab-less “calf” units in the classic cow and calf configuration if a particular job needed more power.
These boxy little workhorses returned to the M.T.H. RailKing lineup in 2017 in a new variety of road names. As with all RailKing diesel engines, each is available with the exciting Proto-Sound 3.0 system for unprecented value and fun. As switch locomotives, the SWs are perfect for yard duty thanks to their incredible slow-speed performance – performance governed by M.T.H.’s industry-leading Proto-Speed speed control system. No other switchers can creep so slow or uncouple cars from front or rear without additional equipment. If you’ve got a transformer with a whistle and bell button, you’ve got the best switcher you can buy today.
While the SW-8s and -9s were produced as replacements for the aging NW-2 diesel switcher, they proved themselves impervious to age themselves, becoming railyard mainstays for decades.
Feb. 5, 2021 – The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a British Columbia Railway covered airslide hopper car for our Club. This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.
Cost & availability: Delivery is expected in the Fall or Winter of 2021. NOTE: Preliminary concept artwork shown. Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is:
Canada – $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. With the current CDA-USA exchange rate, this is a real deal for our members. Modest shipping charge for the rest of Canada.
email email@example.com or telephone 604-560-4028
Please complete the order form here and mail it to:
Canadian Toy Train Association, c/o Mark Horne
16266 – 26th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Canada V3Z 6Z3
Or send us the information by email with your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-transfer payment option available.
The airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953. Approx. 5000 of the 2600 cu. ft. cars were built between that year and 1969.
The airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure.
The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.
True 1/4″ scale dimensions and details
Realistic see-through roof walks and brake wheel platform
Separately-applied grab irons and brake line details
Sprung die-cast 70-ton roller-bearing or Bettendorf trucks (depending on the road name)
Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-27
Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
Nov. 2, 2020 – The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Pacific Great Eastern 8000 gallon single dome tank car for our Club. This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail.
Cost & availability: Delivery is expected in summer 2021. NOTE: Preliminary concept artwork shown. These are NOT the correct red and silver colours.
The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. With the drop in the Canadian dollar this is a real deal for our members.
About this model:
The ACF® 8,000 Gallon Type 27 Tank Car was one of the most popular standard design riveted tank cars of the first half of the twentieth century. ACF® built more than 1,800 of these cars for a wide variety of customers in the petroleum, chemical, and food industries. Virtually every bulk liquid or gas of the era was shipped in these cars (and its similar 10,000 gallon brother). Typical products included petroleum, acids, alcohol, propane, ammonia, molasses and vegetable oil.
-Metal grab irons, handrails and stirrups
-Accurate painting and lettering
-Minimum diameter curve: O-31 (3-rail)
-Minimum radius curve: 24″ (2-Rail)
Please note: Atlas O body-mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.
If you wish to order please, email your request to: email@example.com
Questions? email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604-560-4028