This weekend, the NMRA Convention will be held in Salt Lake City … besides the great exhibit of the Transcontinental 150th Anniversary – the Convention will no doubt feature lots of new and exciting Railroad and Modeling products. We will have a representative there to capture all the highlights. Stay turned to this HotSheet in […]


What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July – WEEKEND – with a visit to your favorite Model Train Store we call …”THE STOP” Athearn has announced a special run for the Union Pacific #4014, excursion “Big-Boy”. In all her glory doing the “Great Race to Promontory” , the locomotive preformed as she […]

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This Thursday marks our Nation’s 243rd birthday … Happy Birthday good “Ole USA” ! I know most of you are getting the backyard furniture out of the garage and cleaning the barbeque grill for the ever-traditional hot dogs and hamburgers with red-white-blue cupcakes …  some of you might even be smoking a brisket or two. […]

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We just received a collection from the estate of a customer whom we considered a master model maker. The locomotives and the freight cars have many added details. As you can see, there are very few kits and all “custom –built”. Stop by “The Stop” and find that treasure you have been looking for. Here […]