New in Norfolk

26 07 2012

For those of you who couldn’t attend the LCCA convention in Norfolk, Virginia this week, here’s a look at some of the new things we’ve brought along for display.

LCCA Modules


Our new module designs include both corners and straight sections.

We’re excited about this new project. Working in conjunction with the LCCA, we’ve put together a set of modular standards for use with our FasTrack. Anybody who builds their module to this design will be able to bring it to future conventions to be part of large layouts as have been done in other scales.

To make things even easier, we’ve gone ahead and done a lot of the hard work for you! Kits are available containing everything you need for the module benchwork itself, including high-quality pre-cut lumber, hardware and wiring connections. What you put on top – well that’s all up to you! (Though as you’ll see we have some ideas to get you started there too!)


This jig will gaurantee your module is in line.

For those who don’t mind cutting their own wood, we’ve made a template that will help you ensure everything is in perfect alignment so there will be no surprises when you show up at the show!

We’ll cover these modules in more detail in their own blog post here very soon. These items will be available for purchase through our website at

Accessory Packs

yard module

Our yard pack includes two animated accessories, lights, figures and more!

Our layouts tell stories. Think of these accessory packs as pre-written chapters for those books! We’ve grouped some of our most popular accessories into collections to help get you started on your scenes. Perfect for the new modules, these will also be right at home on your regular layouts. And of course you can mix and match the packs and other accessories and scenery products to make whatever you can imagine.


Or maybe Main Street is what you want…

Our first four packs include a “Tis the Season” winter package, a residential neighborhood, city street, and rail yard. These include buildings, lights, signs, figures, and action accessories to get you started.

Like the modules, we’ll cover the details of each of these in more detail in an upcoming blog. And the accessory theme packs will be available online at

New Trains

The highlight of any convention is always the new trains on display. Here is a look at the projects that will be coming to your dealers’ shelves soon:

A5 Switcher: A preproduction unpainted model of the Pennsy A5s.


SD80MAC: One of the new Norfolk Southern SD80MACs is pounding the iron of the new modular layout.

New York Central GP35

In the traditional line – a pair of Rock Island FAs.

CNW PS-1 Boxcar


Boy Scouts “Prepared. For Life.” Boxcar


M&StL Boxcar


Prototypes for the X31 Boxcar have arrived. Here’s the double door version.

X31 end

Check out the end detail!


And the single door car.

UP Hopper

Union Pacific “Flag” hopper in American Flyer.

AF Christmas boxcar

American Flyer Angela Trotta Thomas “Circus Comes to Town” Boxcar

Merchandise Car

Merchandise Car – Pre-production Sample

Peanuts Train

Peanuts Christmas Set – Pre-production Sample



2 responses

27 07 2012
Michael McDevitt

This looks Great, Put some Pre War in there too

23 08 2012
Andrew Falconer

There could be an Accessory Pack with the Quonset Hut, Grain Elevator, farm figures, barn, wheat field. and other similar grain farming related items.

The next paint scheme for a new Chicago & North Western PS-1 40′ boxcar has to be the big C&NW initials 1955-1956. Use the Retroreflective paint!

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