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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.

2018 HO Scale GP38-2 Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0 Now In-Stock

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October 24, 2018 - Produced from 1972 to 1986, the GP38-2 helped inaugurate Electro-Motive’s "Dash-2" series of locomotives and became one of EMD’s all-time best sellers. With over 2200 engines sold throughout North America, rare was the railroad that did not roster these reliable, second-generation EMD workhorses.

Building on the success of the GP38 introduced in 1966, the Dash-2 model looked almost identical on the outside but incorporated a host of internal upgrades that lowered exhaust emissions and improved reliability, ease of maintenance, and tractive effort. Most significant was the replacement of the maze of hard-wired circuits, switches, interlocks, and relays — which had characterized first-generation diesels and had been the source of many of their service issues — with modular, solid-state electronics. Other improvements toughened the pistons, rings, and bearings of the 2000-horsepower, non-turbocharged model 645 prime mover.

The result was an engine so hard working and dependable that it became as common on American railroads as the F-unit was in the 1950s and ‘60s. Trains magazine recognized this in 1982 by designating B&O GP38 #3802 (a pre-Dash-2 model) as the All American Diesel; the engine resides today in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, repainted in its 1982 Chessie System colors. Many GP38-2s have soldiered on for more than three decades and remain in service today on short lines and regional railroads.

New for 2018, this accurately modeled GP38-2 joins our economically priced Ready2Rail lineup in four prototypical paint schemes. While Ready2Rail locomotives have fewer added-on details than standard M.T.H. motive power, Proto-Sound 3.0 versions feature the same versatile electronics and prototypical sounds found in every Proto-Sound 3.0 engine. In command mode, you can operate this second-generation stalwart with any other DCC- or M.T.H. DCS-equipped models. With the DCS system, you can create a lashup with just a few keystrokes, combining one or more GP38-2s with other Proto-Sound 3.0 first-, second-, or third-generation diesels — and run them all from a single throttle just like the prototype.

Click HERE To Learn More About These exciting new releases.

These limited production locomotives can be ordered for immediate delivery through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer or directly from the M.T.H. Online Store.

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.

October 24, 2018 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has produced an exclusive, very limited production of an uncataloged Std. Gauge 392E steam locomotive available for immediate delivery for MTHRRC members only at a super price of $779.95 each!

The limited production run 392E comes in MTHRRC livery for the Lionel Corporation Tinplate membership.

Item No. 11-1063-1 Lionel Corporation 392E Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

To order your copy today, call the M.T.H. MTHRRC Department at 410-381-2580 (option 4).

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.

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.

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

October 24, 2018 - Each week, M.T.H. releases product lists spotlighting quantities of Five Or Fewer 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.

RailKing One Gauge

M.T.H. HO Scale

Lionel Corporation Tinplate

Premier O Scale 2-Rail

Premier O Scale 3-Rail

RailKing O Gauge

M.T.H. S Gauge

Tinplate Traditions

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