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If you’ve been a fan of our traditionally themed Halloween cars over the past 10 years, then this year's collection may just be our best ever. The wide selection of cars are specially decorated in Halloween colors and graphics. Many feature operating lights that really bring the cars to life and make outstanding additions to our ES44 Diesel and Caboose set or the streamlined 4-6-2 Crusader steam locomotive.

With its spooky sounds and variable-intensity exhaust smoke, the Imperial series diesel and RailKing steam engine are the perfect options for pulling your Halloween car collection — no matter whether you’ve got every car in the series or are just starting out. Turn down the lights and run your own Halloween Special!


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

All of our Halloween freight cars are available for order now through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer or directly from the M.T.H. Website.

To see the entire 2018 Halloween Lineup, click HERE.

Monthly 2018 Vol. 2 Catalog Premier Spotlight

October 24, 2018 - Each month throughout the year, M.T.H. will be spotlighting various items from our 2018 O Gauge Volume 2 catalog.  This month's feature will focus on the Premier O Scale EMD GP40 Diesel Locomotives; Union Pacific #80 Coal Turbine; and select Premier Freight Cars including the O Scale N8 Caboose; Bay Window Caboose; Coil Car; and the 100 Ton Hopper Car.  Each of these items is currently slated to begin delivering in December 2018.

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EMD GP40 Diesel Engine - Both under the hood and under the frame, the GP40 exemplified EMD’s product line in transition. Along with its less-powerful sister, the GP38, the Geep 40 was the first EMD locomotive with the model 645 diesel motor. Its predecessor, the 567 diesel that had powered EMD locos since the late 1930s had become inadequate to meet customers’ demands for higher horsepower.
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U.P. #80 Coal Turbine - The Union Pacific's gas-turbine-electric (GTEL) fleet was the 1950s and ‘60s manifestation of its ongoing love affair with massive, larger-than-life locomotives — a family line of giant power that began with the 9000-class 4-12-2 steamers, continued with the Challengers, Big Boys, and GTELs, and ended with the DDA40X Centennial diesels.  continue reading

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N8 Caboose - MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.
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Bay Window Caboose - As freight cars grew taller, observing a train from the cupola of a caboose became increasingly difficult. In the wooden car era, another problem with cupola cabooses was sagging roofs. In an effort to solve these problems, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroad introduced the bay window caboose in 1923.           continue reading

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Coil Car - The coil car first appeared in the 1960s as a safer way to trans port coiled sheet metal, usually steel, to manufacturers of stamped metal items from car parts to appliances. Prior to that, steel mills had often shipped out coiled metal in open gondolas, exposed to the elements and other sources of potential damage.   
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100 Ton Hopper Car - Once relatively unusual, covered hoppers are one of modern railroading’s most common cars, transporting bulk commodities from grain to cement and a variety of powdered and granular products such as raw plastic pellets. The modern cylindrical covered hopper was pioneered by American Car and Foundry in 1961.  
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Each of the above Premier Line items can be ordered through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer. To see the entire 2018 Volume 2 Premier Lineup, click here.

New Free DCS App Release Now Available

October 24, 2018 - The latest version of the M.T.H. DCS App for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets has been released. The update is FREE and depending on your device's app permissions may have already been applied to the DCS app in your device.

The update (iOS Version 3.2.0 (5), Android 3.2.0 (50)) corrects a number of issues with the previous release:

iOS and Android:
  • Fixed bug that caused imported switches and accessories to be inactive
  • Revised engine list behavior to leave lash ups and their individual engines active after a read/refresh
  • Revised engine list behavior leaving Lionel Legacy/TMCC engines active after a read/refresh
  • Added auto diesel rev level relative to speed for Lionel Legacy diesels
  • Added support for DCS playable horn

iOS Only:

  • Corrected slow response to speed changes around 60 smph

Owners of the current app will automatically see the update if auto-update is turned on in their devices. Otherwise, users should visit the Apple App Store or Google Play, search for "MTH DCS" and perform the update manually.

O Gauge Items Just Released During The Week Of October 14, 2018

October 24, 2018 - To review last week's list of the O Gauge items M.T.H. Electric Trains released during the week of October 14, 2018 click HERE. You'll find these at your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

As always, you can stay apprised of the latest shipping dates by checking the M.T.H. Shipping Schedule. Once items have shipped, use the M.T.H. Product Locator to find a retailer reporting the item in stock.

Limited Availability Of Fall TCA 2018 Special York Car Remain

The remaining cars will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $40.00. The cars can be ordered online by clicking HERE. Click on the Add to Cart button to place your order!

MTHRRC Members can purchase the car for $35.00 by calling 410-381-2580 and connecting to the Sales Department.

Hurry Before They're Gone, Just Five Or Fewer Of These O Gauge Items Remain In Stock

October 24, 2018 - Each week, M.T.H. releases product lists spotlighting quantities of Five Or Fewer Premier and RailKing items that are remaining in our onhand inventory. In many cases, these items will NOT be re-run in the future and these lists could be your last chance for ordering them before they're GONE FOR GOOD. Don't miss out on these items! Click on the appropriate product line link below and then any item number in the corresponding list to purchase that item from the M.T.H. Online Store or order directly from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

Premier O Scale 2-Rail

Premier O Scale 3-Rail

RailKing O Gauge

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