The Hotsheet
January 19, 2017

 The Hotsheet is our continuing publication by ‘the Stop’ highlighting recently received products and upcoming items or events that might be of interest to our model railroader friends.

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Locomotive Art Prints by John Ott*

These beautiful 13×19 prints show 8 versions of old time locomotives (e.g. the Jupiter) on ready to frame mounting paper.

[John Ott is a digital artist/illustrator living in Southern California.]

Price $20.00 while they last.

N scale Amtrak motive power and rolling stock from Kato


The latest iteration of Amtrak’s metroliner service on the Northeast Corridor uses the Siemen’s ACS-64 Cities Sprinter to move Amfleet passenger cars.

Metroliner service with ACS-64 and Amfleet coaches.

Price – $250.00

When Amtrak took over the Santa Fe’s “Super Chief” train, it originally retained the name of the classic silver streamlined service. In 1974, the name was changed from “Super Chief” to “Southwest Limited”, a name it retained for 10 years before becoming the “Southwest Chief”.

Like the Super Chief, the Southwest Limited was made up of a mixture of ACF, Pullman and Budd-built stainless steel cars, the same basic consist as the original Santa Fe Train. Like the Santa Fe had done before it, Amtrak combined the ex-Super Chief and ex-El Capitan Hi-level cars in its Southwest Limited service, the single-level cars being used as the 1st class portion of the consist.

Long distance service with the Southwest Ltd. 8 car set.

Price – $230.00

Rediscover the golden age of railroad travel in America’s busiest region: the East. This 124-page collectors edition recalls an era of optimism when luxurious trains transported passengers to the country’s leading cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Featured trains include Baltimore & Ohio’s Royal Blue, Norfolk & Western’s Powhatan Arrow, Boston & Maine’s Flying Yankee, Jersey Central’s Blue Comet, and more!
Timeless stories — penned by the best authors in the field — cover the following great trains: 

  • 20th Century Limited — Considered the most luxurious passenger train in America, this New York to Chicago train was New York Central’s crown jewel.
  • Broadway Limited — Operated by Pennsylvania Railroad, this all-Pullman train was the Century’s chief rival.
  • Champion and Silver Meteor — These two stainless-steel streamliners whisked vacationers from the wintery Northeast to sunny Florida.
  • Merchants Limited — An all first-class train between two of America’s greatest cities — New York and Boston.

And many more!

Price $12.99

Just Plug® Vehicles

These vehicles add light and interest to layouts without the need for electrical knowledge, soldering, or wiring. Easily model a back-country drive or a busy downtown scene. Each of the 12 Vehicles are available in N and HO scales. They include a driver and LED headlights and taillights. 

Priced from $29.99

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