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Uncataloged 2018 TCA Convention Cars Announced

October 11, 2017 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be producing two Lionel Corporation Tinplate Std. Gauge cars for the Train Collector's Association (TCA) 2018 Convention next year. Each of these cars can be ordered by TCA Members and non-members alike. Just head on over to the TCA's website for ordering details.

Item No. 11-30252 New Haven (Green) Lionel Corporation Tinplate No. 214 Std. Gauge Box Car
MSRP: $159.95

Item No. 11-30253 New Haven (Tuscan) Lionel Corporation Tinplate No. 214 Std. Gauge Box Car
MSRP: $159.95

There are bundle deals for each of the cars in case consumers are interested in purchasing more than one. You can find all the details by visiting the TCA's Online Store or by calling 1-717-687-8976

New DCS Software And DCS App Release Now Available For Download

October 10, 2017 - The latest version of the software used in the DCS system is now available for download. The download is FREE and includes new DCS Hardware Software (Version 6.10) that resolves some issues affecting the previous version of DCS software (Version 6.00) when using the DCS App to control Lionel Legacy locomotive features (requires the DCS TIU to be paired with the DCS WIU WiFi Interface Unit).

Both the DCS Remote and TIU Track Interface Unit should be updated with the new software. Once updated, the Remote will NOT have Legacy function control. Legacy control is only available when DCS is controlled via the DCS Premium App.

In addition to the release of the new DCS Software, a new version of Premium DCS App for iOS and Android devices has been released through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The App release (Version 2.0.1) corrects a number of issues with the previous release:

  • Corrected hiding of used ports when adding switches and accessories
  • Corrected switch and accessory list sorting to respect TIU address
  • Made import file extension check case insensitive
  • Fixed backward playable whistle control when double tapping whistle
  • Added tracking of individual track voltage during all tracks voltage change
  • Corrected TZV not working for all tracks
  • Added Super TIU support for Record/Playback
  • Added support for default set of DCS lash up softkeys
  • Added engine settings sounds section with Cab Chatter and Brake Sounds rows for DCS lash ups.
  • Corrected softkey section header not showing and softkey command handling for DCS lash up
  • Various Super Mode Record/Playback fixes
  • Added support for iOS 11

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.

App control of the DCS hardware is NOT possible unless the TIU has been updated with DCS Software Version 6.00 or later. Users updating their app to the Premium version MUST use DCS 6.10 software in order to enjoy all the features found in Version 2.0.1 of the Premium app. The new DCS Consumer Loader Program (Version 5.0) must be used to reprogram the TIU. Older versions of the DCS Loader Program are incapable of making some firmware changes to the TIU that allow the TIU to interface with the Wi-Fi Interface Unit.

You can download the new software by clicking on the links below.

DCS Software Version 6.10

DCS Consumer Loader Program Version 5.0

Ever Wanted To Attend The York TCA Show? Now You Can

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be attending the TCA Eastern Division York Meet on October 19 - 21, 2017 at the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania. In 2017 this world-famous show opened its doors to the public!

If you've never had the opportunity to attend the York Show as TCA Member or as a guest of a member, now is a great time to see what all the excitement is about. You can learn more about the York show by visiting the Eastern Division of the TCA Website.

HO, S Scale, O Scale, One Gauge and tinplate model railroading fans attending the event will have an opportunity to meet and ask M.T.H. Representatives questions about the M.T.H. product line, company direction and future plans as well as see product demonstrations and pick up a copy of our latest catalogs.

  • October 2017 York TCA Meet - York, PA
    Thursday, October 19, 2017: (Members Only)
    12:00pm - 6:30pm

    Friday, October 20, 2017: (Open To The Public)
    9:00am - 6:30pm

    Saturday, October 21, 2017: (Open To The Public)
    9:00am - 4:00pm

If you are interested in seeing a list of all the M.T.H. shows we will be attending over the next few months, CLICK HERE.

York TCA Meet Seminar Schedule - October 2017

October 11, 2017 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be incorporating ALL-NEW seminars covering the DCS Digital Command System for WiFi control as part of our exhibit at the Fall York TCA Meet in York, Pennsylvania during this October's event.

The seminars will be held in the conference room of the Orange Hall (located down the right hallway when entering from the lobby doors). There will be seating for approximately 30 people for each seminar. Each session will last approximately one hour including a Q and A session with the seminar presenter. If you are interested in attending any of these FREE sessions, you must sign up for them by clicking on the links below.


An Introduction To The DCS Digital Command System - Hosted by Barry Broskowitz

Advanced Operating Techniques Of The DCS Digital Command System - Hosted by Barry Broskowitz

You can find more information about joining the TCA or registering for York by visiting

Special MTHRRC Offer: Std. Gauge 392E Locomotives

October 11, 2017 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has produced an exclusive, very limited production of an uncataloged Std. Gauge 392E steam locomotive in two paint schemes available for immediate delivery for MTHRRC members only at a super price of $779.95 each!

The limited production run 392E - just 50 have been built - comes in MTHRRC livery for both the Lionel Corporation Tinplate and Tinplate Traditions memberships. As with all tinplate steam locomotives, both versions come outfitted with operating smoke, LED lighting and the incredible sounds and performance of Proto-Sound 3.0.

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

Item No. 10-1348-1 Tinplate Traditions 392E Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain one of these exciting locomotives. To reserve your copy today, call the M.T.H. MTHRRC Department at 410-381-2580 (option 4).

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

October 11, 2017 - Each week, M.T.H. releases product lists spotlighting quantities of Five Or Fewer Lionel Corporation and Tinplate Traditions 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 product line links 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.

Lionel Corporation Tinplate

Tinplate Traditions

24th York DCS User Group Meeting

October 11, 2017 - Visitors attending this month's 2017 Fall York Meet in York, Pennsylvania can get an early start on meet activities by attending the 24th York DCS User Group Meeting on Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017. The meeting will be in the Veranda Room on the York County Fairgrounds. This location can host over 150 attendees in comfort during dinner and the presentations.

In addition to mingling with DCS power users, attendees can enjoy a hot catered meal, have their DCS software updated, participate in raffle drawings for free DCS WIU WiFi Interface Units and select freight cars, purchase discounted WIU modules and listen to a brief presentation by M.T.H. executives on the state of DCS and new technology developments coming down the track.

To learn more about the event, dinner prices and schedule of the night's events, click here.

Can't Get To The York Show This Fall? Tune Into Facebook For A Live Event From The Show

October 11, 2017 - Not everyone can get to the big TCA Meet in York, Pennsylvania next week so M.T.H. Electric Trains will be broadcasting live from the show at 10:30AM on Thursday, October 19th. Tune into the M.T.H. Facebook page to see what we're displaying at this month's show and hear M.T.H. representatives highlight many of the products and demonstrations appearing in this year's booth. The show will be a great way to see what makes the York Meet such an exciting event.

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