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Custom Run Uncataloged Premier Line 40' Reefer Car Announced

December 5, 2018 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced the production of an exclusive and uncataloged Premier Line 40' Reefer Car in Rheingold Beer livery featuring the Gablinger's logo for the NJ Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club. Available in limited quantities in two different car numbers, the Rheingold Beer car is the fourth in a series of beer cars being offered by the NJ Hi-Railers. The first, second, and third cars, a Rubsam & Hormann Brewing Company, Piel's Beer and a Schaeffer 36' Woodsided Reefer quickly sold out. The Rheingold car, like the cars before it, plays on the theme of metropolitan breweries.

Gablinger’s Beer (owned by Rheingold) developed the first light beer.  They marketed it as "Diet Beer" which spelled its doom.

The formula was originally developed by a biochemist named Joseph Owades, who worked for New York’s Rheingold Brewery in 1967. After the failure of Gablinger’s, Owades asked his boss at Rheingold if he could share the beer recipe with a friend at Chicago-based Meister Brau brewery. Meister Brau relaunched the beer as Meister Brau Lite, targeting diet-conscious consumers. After Meister Brau went bankrupt in 1972, Miller swooped in for the sale of three of Meister Brau’s brands, including Meister Brau Lite. Miller rebranded the beer as Miller Lite.

So, the answer to the question "Did Miller invent Lite Beer" is no!

Owades also helped develop Samuel Adams, New Amsterdam Beer, Pete's Wicked Ale and Foggy Bottom Beer.

These cars will only be available directly from NJ Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club on a first-come, first served basis. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

Item No. 20-94286 Rheingold Beer 40' Reefer Car
Car No. 04261942
Sale Price: $69.99 (Add $9.95 freight charge/car)

Item No. 20-94287 Rheingold Beer 40' Reefer Car
Car No. 02092013
Sale Price: $69.99 (Add $9.95 freight charge/car)


  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Opening Doors
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 11 5/8" x 2 3/4" x 3 9/16"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves


NJ Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club
185 Sixth Avenue
Paterson, N.J. 07524

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

December 5, 2018 - Each week, M.T.H. releases product lists spotlighting quantities of Five Or Fewer Premier and RailKing items that are remaining in our on-hand 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

2018 Holiday Announcements

M.T.H. Electric Trains has published its 2018 Holiday Offerings Brochure to the M.T.H. website. All of these products are now in-stock or arriving this month, just in time for the Holiday season!

The brochure can be viewed online by clicking the following links:

2018 O Gauge Holiday Catalog

Items featured in the brochure can be ordered through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer or directly from the M.T.H. Online Store.

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2019 Volume 1 O Gauge Catalog Now Online

M.T.H. Electric Trains has published its 2019 Volume 1 O Gauge catalog to the M.T.H. website.

The catalog can be viewed online by clicking the following links:

2019 Volume 1 O Gauge Catalog

Items featured in the catalog can be ordered through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

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