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Classic Toy Trains April 2024 new products

By Rene Schweitzer | April 2, 2024

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Locomotives & rolling stock

black and orange model engine
MTH ES44AC Imperial Diesel Engine
black and orange model trolley
MTH Bump-n-Go Trolley

MTH has a series of Halloween items as part of their RailKing line. The O gauge ES44AC Imperial Diesel Engine (20-21237) has Proto-Sound 3, 2 handpainted cab figures, illuminated LED number boards and ditch lights, O-31 operation, and more. Price: $439.95. Also available is a Bump-n-Go Trolley (30-5243), which features LED lights, automatic reversing bumpers, movable power pole, and more. Price: $109.95. Delivery expected in August 2024. Learn more on the MTH website at

gray model hopper car
MTH O scale fish-belly hopper

MTH has also announced an O scale fish-belly hopper car in five different liveries, as part of their Premier Line. The cars will be available individually or in six car sets. The cars feature metal wheels and axles, O-31 operation, and more. Price: $69.95 single; $389.95 six-car set. Norfolk & Southern model shown (20-95709). Delivery expected in July 2024. Learn more on the MTH website at

red model hopper with coal load: Classic Toy Trains April 2024 new products
Atlas O 4-bay coal hopper

Atlas O, 378 Florence Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205, is offering a 4-bay coal hopper as part of their Premier line. The hopper features metal wheels and axles, two operating die-cast metal couplers, detailed coal load, separate metal handrails, and more. It’s available in Alaska Railroad, Burlington Northern, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Conrail (shown, 3001285), Lehigh Valley, Rio Grande & Western, and Southern paint schemes. Price: $89.95. Website:

Track & accessories

model turnout
MTH Standard Gauge Tubular Switch

MTH is re-releasing Standard Gauge Tubular Switches, last seen in the Lionel Corporation Tinplate lineup, as part of their Tinplate Traditions line. Both regular 42″ diameter curve and wide-radius curve versions will be available in left and right hand configurations, with either a green or black base. Example shown is a right-hand switch in black (10-99046). Price: $139.95. Delivery expected in October 2024. Learn more on the MTH website at

Scenery & details

green grass flock
Green Stuff World flock

This 2-3mm static spring grass from Green Stuff World will add a pop of color to any project base. Each container has 200 mL of static grass and is easy to apply with white glue. This grass is great for building project terrains and for scenography. Each package includes more than enough static grass to apply to many projects. Other colors also available. Price: $4.99. Order from

Books & media

Railroad Places, published by Classic Trains, features stories covering 16 railroads including Southern Pacific, Rio Grande, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore & Ohio, New Haven, and more. You’ll learn about the railroad history and operations from the people who know these locations: Blair Kooistra, Mark Hemphill, Tony Koester, Ed King, and others. Plus, each story features at least one related map with a total of 17 maps. Order from

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