It’s Christmas in July! For the next four weeks, we’ll highlight some of our new Christmas items for 2012. All of these and more can be seen in our new Christmas Catalog, available now at your dealers and online. Christmas may be months away, but perhaps thinking about the coming winter will help cool you down. So get your orders in to your local dealer and look for some special Christmas in July savings on our Facebook and Twitter feeds in the coming days as well.
North Pole Power
We begin our Christmas cheer with new products in our American Flyer line. Leading the way north this year is the new North Pole Central U33-C locomotive, styled in New York Central-like lightning stripes in red and green, this locomotive has the power to pull your heavy Christmas loads with style. The locomotive features LEGACY control and RailSounds including Crew talk and dialogue, 8 diesel engine notches, quillable horn, bell, and independent volume controls. The locomotive will run on any LEGACY, TMCC or conventional layout. AF Speed control will help keep your speed constant on hills and curves and can be turned off and on with the flip of a switch. The locomotive also includes:
- Lighted, directional headlights and front and rear marker lights, along with lighted numberboards and cab interior
- Dual flywheel-equipped motors
- Metal frame and trucks
- Traction tires
- Detailed cab interior including engineer and conductor
- Separate metal handrails and numerous other detail parts
- Fan-driven smoke unit
- Front and rear Electro-Couplers
The locomotive requires a 36″ diameter minimum curve and retails for $479.99.
Add streamlined passenger service to your North Pole Express with the three-car passenger train set featuring a combine, dome and observation. The cars all feature stamped metal frames and metal trucks, operating couplers, interior illumination and silhouetted figures in the windows. This set will look good behind the North Pole Express Geep (there were plenty of GP-9s in passenger service.) The cars do require a 36″ diameter minimum curve. The set retails for $249.99.
Looking to extend your Christmas consist? We’ve got five new cars for your festive freight trains this year.
First of course is the annual Christmas boxcar. The 2012 car features a toy train design and proclaims, “A Merry Christmas to you! May all your wishes come true!” The car features a metal floor, trucks, working couplers and operating doors. The car retails for $69.99
Add some cool carols to your train with the musical reefer! The car plays twelve popular Christmas tunes and has an on/off switch. The car uses a 9-volt battery (not included) and features metal trucks and working couplers. Retail price is $79.99.
Keep those reindeer well fed with a new covered hopper. This car features metal trucks, working couplers and a removable roof. Think of how cute it would be for this car to appear on your train with a little “reindeer feed” (dried oatmeal works great) on Christmas Eve so your kids could spread it on the lawn! The car will retail for $69.99.
Santa’s Runway. After a flight around the world, Santa’s reindeer deserve a train ride back to the North Pole. This landing strip flatcar carries a removable sleigh and reindeer. Model features include a metal frame and trucks and working couplers. Retail is $69.99.
Bring up your train in style with an animated caboose. The illuminated Northeastern-style caboose features Santa moving back and forth on the rear platform to wave to the kids as he passes. The car operates off of track power. Retail $84.99.
Add some Christmas cheer to your American Flyer layout this year! See your dealer to place your order today.