Hot Sheet 2-17-17


The Hotsheet
February 17, 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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From “American Graffiti” to your layout…




Moebius Models introduces an American Classic, Mel’s Drive-in…

Before ‘fast food’ Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs created the drive-in restaurant experience in Northern California in 1947.  By the 1960’s Drive-ins were the all-American hangout for teenagers. and Mel’s, the drive-in made famous in the movie America Graffiti, is the one everyone recognizes.  Mel’s was THE HIP HANGOUT in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The product is usually sold as a kit, needing assembly and painting.  Our item is pre-built and ready for a prominent place on your ’50’s era layout (the ‘lot size’ is 18″x11″).  Add some of the Woodland Scenics lighted cars and you have a great diorama.

Price is $80.00. 




New magazines in the Publication Department…



White River Productions announces a new quarterly magazine publication coming for 2017.

HO Collector will fill a void in the hobby market by serving those with an interest in older, vintage, and classic model trains. Devoted exclusively to 1/87th or HO-scale products, HO Collector launches as a quarterly publication joining Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News in White River Productions’ expanding line of hobby-related magazines. HO Collector is a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of HO scale 1:87 model trains! Relive the early days of the hobby, trace the lineage of models both popular and obscure, and learn how to keep those classics running. HO Collector is for all collectors and operators of vintage toy trains!

Bringing his lifelong experience in the hobby collecting HO trains, Tony Cook will serve as editor for this new publication.

The Premiere Issue is $8.99.


The latest issue of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis has arrived.

Topics in this issue include:
  • Alton and Southern Operations in St. Louis
  • Origins of Gateway Yard
  • St. Louis and Ohio River Railroad
  • Caseyville Railway Company
  • Commuter trains to Creve Coeur Lake

Price is $40.00


Acculites has completed their move to a new facility and we are restocking the SNAPS line of Tortoise by Circuitron connectors.  These connectors provide a screw terminal plug on to the bottom of the Tortoise for easier wiring under the layout (read, no more soldering…)

SNAPS come individually or in packages of 12.

Price is $6.99 each.




We have extensively restocked our TruColor and Scalecoat paint racks.  We can also order Scalecoat II paints for those modelers wanting an acrylic-based product.










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