Hot Sheet 8-18-17



The Hotsheet

August 18, 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.




Pre-order items for this Fall…

September is just around the corner, and products that were announced at the Train Show in Orlando as part of the NMRA convention will go quickly, so now is the time to get in the queue…

Soundtraxx has announced new Tsunami 2 decoders with the GE Gas Turbine Electric (correct) sounds…

Features include:

  • The most accurate turbine sounds
  • GE GTEL UP “Slab-side” sounds
  • GE GTEL UP “Veranda” sounds
  • GE GTEL UP “Big Blow” sounds (A & B units)
  • Cooper-Bessemer hostler motor for the 
  • “Big-Blow” A unit
  • Industry exclusive “backfire” sound effect
  • Manually start/stop the Turbine engine with 
  • a function key
  • Turbine timeout feature
  • Speed limiting features

Rapido’s “F40 Madness” campaign produces new tooling and detailing for both the Amtrak NPCU’s and modernized F40PH units.

Ditch lights, marker lights, air reservoirs and horns are some of the seperately applied items.

Priced from $199.95 for DC and $100 more for sound.





In the Publications Department




New from DJ Publications, the railroad art of Harlan Hiney…

Harlan is a former member of the American Institute of Fine Arts and the National Model Railroad Association.  He is a self taught artist who works in what he calls “Realistic Impressionism,” doing implied detail in oil, acrylic, pen & ink, graphite and colored pencils.  He works today in the studio that his father built onto the family home over 50 years ago working full time doing paintings and drawings of a variety of subjects besides his specialty of railroad art.

Besides his love for art, Harlan is an avid model builder who works from scratch in On30 scale and is an amateur astronomer.




His new books are available in hardcover editions on high quality paper.

Price $31.50 each.



A new Model Railroader theme issue on PiggyBack and Container Traffic from Kalmbach Publications

In his all-new book, Piggyback & Container Traffic, modeling expert Jeff Wilson provides a comprehensive guide to railroad intermodal equipment and operations, tracing the development of piggyback (trailer-on-flatcar) and container traffic from the steam era to today.

Price – $21.99

The Fall issue of Classic Trains Magazine features a great article on early streamliners and classic steamers around 1930’s Chicago, as well as a look inside LAUPT.

Price – $7.99



The Publications department has just received a large collection of railroad books which have been priced to move.  If your library is missing that hard to find one  – you should give us a call, or better yet, stop in to see if we have it in stock…




…and while you are in, be sure to check out our new users guide to Intermountain Railway products…a complete catalog of new and future items…












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