aristo-craft trains relevancy for 2007

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VOLUME 14 ISSUE 6
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2006
Aristo-Craft Trains Relevancy for 2007
Polk's Pronouncements
Softening Up The
Aristo-Craft Reversing Unit
Ron's Ramblings:
By Lewis Polk
By Dan Pierce and Ward Hutton
The Secret Garden
By Ron Wenger
New Column by Lewis Polk
Short Articles about Aristo-Craft & Products
by Ron Wenger
TATE's Blogs
Column by The Aristo-Craft Train Engineer
Editorial
New Item News & Editorials by Mike Hauptmann
Show Schedule
November/December Consumer Sale
Aristo-Craft Heavyweight Sale
2006 Aristo-Craft Railroad Club
Prime Mover Sets
Dealer Listing
In-Stock List
New Arrivals
aristo-craft trains
relevancy for 2007
By Lewis Polk
This report is only for Aristo-Nauts, as it’s
specific to our brand and our outlook for
2007. For those of you that want to wait
until the concepts are realities and can be
purchased across the counter; you should
not bother to read these goals.
We are focusing on making G45 Scale/
Gauge trains easier to use without increasing
the technology threshold for the average
user. Therefore, we have planned a long
time ahead for what will happen in 2007
and also made sure that the products were
mass producible at fair pricing. It’s easier to
make a several thousand dollar item that a
few hundred people could possible use and
purchase, but a lot harder to design it to be
made in a mass production line with high
quality and a reasonable price. Parts are
better priced when buying large quantities
and mass production cost savings allows for
popular pricing of the items that everyone in
the hobby can afford and desire. This is our
goal and our outlook on making trains that
are affordable and easier to use.
1. Radio Control / Battery Operation for
all, which breaks the fixed connection to
the power pack that acts as an anchor to
controlling trains out of doors.
We have long felt that R/C is a black art
for the typical end user and thus only some
more technically adept have had a truly
good experience with R/C. Therefore,
we decided to mass produce this art form
scientifically and make it easy for all to
be successful with it. We will introduce a
trailing Stock Car with the R/C and antenna
system pre-installed for the end user and
thus get a perfect, full range R/C operation
every time. The advantage of the trailing
car is that you can use it for any locomotive
you own and not duplicate costs by putting
R/C in each locomotive independently. You
do not need to pay for a special installer
because it’s plug and play without having to
open the locomotive even. Aristo-Craft has
been putting battery M.U. plugs on each and
every locomotive for 5 years, so that there
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are many thousands of locomotives in the
market place that can make use of such a
trailing car. More expensive metal wheels
are not needed to keep the track clean and
in fact you could use lower cost track where
conductivity is not an issue. Batteries are
external to the locomotive; so changing them
is accomplished in a matter of seconds, not a
time consuming and restrictive operation.
We have standardized on Lithium Ion
batteries, as the weight to power ratio is
the best we have seen and for safety each
pack has it’s own PCB Board that charges
and monitors each cell independently. These
type of packs have no memory problems
and can be used in parallel, so two packs
can be joined to extend running time and
we have developed a connector to do this
typical running time on a single pack is 23 hours, though we have run short consists
for up to 12 hours on a single charge. Our
wall charger cuts off automatically when
the batteries are charged, so the process is
simplified.
Our CRE55470 system on 27 MHz allows
up to 100 separate trains to run at any time
and the 10 amp capacity allows it to run most
any locomotive on the market and to handle
at least 2 or 3 locomotives double or triple
headed configurations. The range is at least
200’ in our configuration and our friend,
Marty Cozad, has done this on his popular
layout with great success. In fact, Marty has
standardized on the Aristo-Craft system for
his own train operation and where his track
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in 6 years. Our Train Engineer has been a
market leader for 10 or more years already,
so its reliability is proven and is not new
technology.
With battery operation there is no current on
the track to operate switches remotely, so
we are adding availability of a pre-wired 6
AA cell battery box to allow enough current
to operate remote switch machines for
several switches in an area of your layout.
The Train Engineer allows for remote
operation of multiple switches already and
the new battery box will operate the proven
CRE55465 receiver easily without access to
track power.
always be about 2’ long. Frankly, the length
of the track used will not be determinative
in the length of the roadbed, as the track
sections have no need to match up to the
roadbed lengths. The roadbed will allow
you to drill small holes for water drainage
and to peg the roadbed to the ground. The
cost is not determined yet, but it will be
considerably less than the cost of the track.
4. We will also make a 900 MHz Train
Engineer with all the functional capability
of DCC for easier use by the outdoor train
enthusiast. This is called an ISM – DSS
system that is license free and can be used all
over the world. If you do have interference
the signal automatically hops to an open
frequency in a mili second un-noticeable to
the user. Clean track is a necessity for most
DCC as the signal travels through the tracks.
Clean track is not an issue with our system
and can work with battery power as well.
This will be an advanced system for the
technically adept. The range will be about
1,000 feet, though there are only a few that
need that kind of range. Our sister company,
Polk’s Hobby, make radios with a mile
range, so we wondered whey we couldn’t do
better for trains. This new and yet unnamed
product will attempt to do so. It will have
EMF feedback and two way communication
with the loco for true speed information and
other remote data needed. It will follow our
R/C Car radio introduction. It’s not that we
don’t believe in the regular Train Engineer,
but know some portion of the market desires
total control of your loco and we want to be
the supplier of choice for everyone.
2. To accompany this easier to use r/cbattery system there will be a low cost track
providing the required strength to operate
your heavier trains and look good without
the expense of high conductivity rails. We
sell the excellent higher cost rails and we
know that the battery concept will only get
a portion of the market, but hopefully will
help allow many new people to enter the
market with its ease of use appeal.
5. We have entered the European market
3. Adding to this ease of use facility we with a Pan European locomotive called
will introduce a new roadbed made in thick the "Class 66". It will have features of our
dark gray foam that mimics the look of U.S. style locos. It’s prototype is made by
our vacuform roadbed but will work well EMD in Canada, but not sold or used in the
outdoors. These will also be in roughly U.S. It will only be marketed in Europe;
2’ lengths for ease of use and for ease of so if you want one you will need to contact
stocking in our dealer’s shelves. They will a European locomotive reseller. To join
be available in a variety of curves, but will with this locomotive we are making an
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Intermodal car for the Euro style flat cars,
but the containers are universal and will
work with an All Purpose Well Car that we
will make for the U.S. market at a later date.
We hope that our scale locomotives will
find a market in Europe that will allow us to
expand into this market in the future.
6. Our Eggliners have hit a nerve with the
toy side of the market place and invariable
children and woman can’t resist its charm.
Several new versions will come on the
market in 2007, though the Jeweled Russian
Egg and the Presidential 1 Oval Office is in
production now for delivery about the first
of the New Year. These are just TongueIn-Cheek fun items that bring the whole
family into the spirit of things. We’ve used
the very same motor block we use in our
most expensive items, so that it’s a long life
quality product and not just a short lived toy.
It does have lighting and our best knuckle
couplers.
7. For introduction early in the year will be
a newly revised C-16 Classic locomotive of
the 19th Century era and we have changed
several key parts that were not perfect
when we bought the Delton Company just
to get this locomotive. We have changed
the wheels and side rods to an all die cast
concept instead of the plastic wheels with
metal covers that were hard to produce as
round wheels. The side rods do not power
the loco, but are just decoration for use
with our patented Prime Mover gear boxes,
where every axle is powered. Also, we have
an innovative cogged rubber belt design
that allows for a strong drive system and
keeps the realistic gap between the boiler
and running boards. We will deliver the
locomotive with a matching wood caboose
of the same era and have a host of freight
cars in the same scale. The loco, when run
with our Classic Series car is charming and
will include our best, patented smoke system
and will have a well style port for DCC or
our new Sound System.
8. We have teamed with QSI, a market
leader and innovator in sound, to produce
a plug and play sound system for all of our
locomotives produced in the past 5 years
that have our well installed. QSI sounds are
digital and the simple installation makes for
a fairly priced product that again does not
need a professional installer, though retailers
are sure to offer a service to open and install
and check the system out before shipping
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it to you. Any sound board can be moved
and changed to another loco by sending it to
our service department where we can load
in the sounds of your choice. Perhaps in
the future you can do this yourself from the
Internet, but not initially. Later we intend
to add sound control to our Train Engineer
products to turn the volume up and down or
off and on with our radio, but initially we
will offer the Quantum control box with
hundreds of features that can operate the
sounds through the track. The system is
either digital or analog, so it’s flexible for
any user to easily obtain full control of the
sound system. The MSRP for both the sound
and Quantum control will be about $200 and
will be available in the Summer of 2007.
9. The E-8 will be out at the end of this year
and has a first in G Gauge with an innovative
Mars Light simulation and two smoke
systems installed. To accompany them
we have re-worked our metal streamlined
passenger cars to include: a full interior
populated with 6 seated figures, LED
lighting for bright lights with a low current
demand on you power pack, Ball Bearings
in the journals so that any locomotive can
pull you full consist with ease, lowered
chassis, an on/off light switch, rubber
diaphragms, shortened couplers and a new
interior roof connection to hold the lights in
place without the use of glue. Our shorter
size and far lighter weight should maximize
the number of G Gaugers that can run these
cars with normal curves on their layouts.
Again, super charming with the polished
aluminum look that is a real as you can get
for this category of car.
10. The GP-40 locomotive with our new
Prime Mover patented 2 axle truck will be
a super puller with low drain current needs
and run on smaller layouts as well. This
locomotive was used by most fallen flag road
names and thus we will have a multitude of
road names for this great new locomotive.
The molds for this locomotive are finished
and it’s scheduled for late Spring 2007
delivery. After the newly designed power
truck is proven all of our two axle power
trucks will be upgraded to this including
the RS-3, U-25B and the FA-1/FB. These
feature a new larger fan controlled 540
motor and will be the ultimate in pulling
power on a two axle truck. The new drive
is another innovation from Aristo-Craft
who benefits from two in-house engineers
working on our trains.
11. The factory we use in China is now the
largest train manufacturer in the world on
an OEM basis and has the powerful backing
of its new owner, JP Morgan. The power of
this operation affords it equipment that most
other smaller companies only dream of and
is a key part of Aristo-Craft’s success.
12. There’s more to come, but this discussion
is limited to only products that are in a
production-planning phase with molds in
process.
Thank you for getting this far in reading
this long concept plan and be sure we’re
working on your railroad to make it more
fun and more affordable as we go along.
All The Best,
Lewis Polk
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softening up the
aristo-craft
reversing unit
Written, Photos and Drawings by By Unit itself does have a “Soft Start” function
built into the unit but is nullified by the
Dan Pierce and Ward Hutton
My solution was to add a resistor at each
diodes.
end before the diodes to allow the train to
Forward and Edited by Ron Wenger
Here are two ways to fix the sudden start/stop
problem. One from a person experienced in
electronics and one from a person that is not.
As with many things in the LS hobby, there
are multiple ways to accomplish the same
thing. Here is how Dan Pierce and Ward
Hutton gave their trolley lines smoother
starts and stops.
As part of our efforts to get more AristoCraft Insiders to share their knowledge
and provide more technical articles for the
Insider Dan and Ward at my request have
provided a look at providing a more realistic
look to the operations and actions of the
Aristo-Craft Reversing Unit. They even
wrote their own introduction so without any
further introduction from me here is how
Dan Pierces’ approach:
they did it in their words.
The Aristo-Craft Reversing Unit is available
in a Brass version ART-11090 and soon a
Stainless Steel Version ART-21090. It is
a popular way to control a trolley line or
point-to-point track for automated back and
forth operation.
One annoying thing (for some people) about
the A/C Reversing Unit is the sudden stops
and starts at each end of the trolley line. The
car or locomotive would just suddenly stop
after crossing the diode. The A/C Reversing
slowdown before stopping. This was done
by adding a section of isolated track between
the power feed and the stopping diode.
Below is a schematic of how I did this:
Another modeler had asked if adding yet
another isolated track section and resistor
if the train could be made to slow down in
steps. This can be accomplished by using 3ohm resistors instead of 4 ohm. The resistor
was selected by what was in my junk box
I have been using the Aristo-Craft reversing and worked on the first try. No rocket
unit and found that the stopping of the train science was involved.
was just too fast for my liking. I only use
a small 2 axle locomotive on my indoor I also noticed that the couplers on the
reversing unit. The 2 problems I wanted to locomotive would hit on the rerailer and
make noise.
address were:
The middle of the rerailer was higher than
1. Cars had a lot of coupler slamming noise the rails. I took apart the rerailer and raised
the rails
starting and stopping.
with small washers. Now the middle was
2. I was afraid of locomotive gears stripping flush with the rails.
with my load of 8 cars with metal wheels.
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Not being an electronics kind of guy, but
knowing that a diode allowed electrons to
flow one way, I looked at how I installed
the diodes at the end of the track. See Photo
#1. Facing the track, I had put the banded
end of the diodes to the right. Knowing that
the diode blocked current at the track end
when the trolley was approaching, I knew I
had to have the banded ends of the 4 diodes
facing the other direction. I wanted current
to pass through the diodes, not be blocked.
The two diodes to control the speed leaving
the station would have to have the bands
pointing the other way because, at that time,
the polarity would be reversed.
I then laid four diodes side by side and
soldered them together in series. Then I
soldered two diodes in series, again side by
side. I then laid the two diodes on top of the
4 diodes, clipped the wires from the set of
2 diodes shorter and soldered the wires to
the wires from the set of four, so the two
sets were in parallel, not series. I made sure
the bands on the set of 2 diodes faced the
opposite direction of the set of 4 diodes.
Photo #2
Ward Huttons’ approach:
I have been using the Aristo-Craft Reversing
unit for about a year now. I like it but I
was worried about the sudden starts and
stops and what they might to do the gears
and motors of my locomotives. I had read
on a forum Dan’s idea of using resisters
to slow locomotives down near the end of
a trolley run but was confused about how
to size a resister. Then I read an article in a
1995 Garden Railways magazine on using
diodes to slow down your trains. Apparently
a diode will cause a constant .7-volt drop
when installed, in series, in a circuit. Diodes
are cheap and since I do not know much
about electronics I decided diodes might
be the easiest method to create smooth and
slow, stops and starts.
of 2 diodes would drop the voltage 2.8volts
for leaving the station. This would give me
two speed steps (or voltage drops). I thought
this would be a good starting point. This
meant I would need 24 diodes, 12 for each
end of the track.
I bought the diodes through Allelectronics,
an on-line electronics store. They listed
diodes with several choices of amps and
voltage. I understood that the voltage was
the max voltage that could be supplied to
the diode without damaging it. I chose a
3-amp diode and had heard that voltage
spikes could be a problem so I chose the
400-volt diodes, N5404. (This may have
been overkill and the N5400 diodes (3amp,
50 volt) would have been fine.) Cost was
3 diodes for $.80. I figured this was cheap
enough and ordered them.
I started out by putting a Locomotive on
my trolley track, set the speed to what I
normally ran and measured the voltage. It
was around 10 volts so I figured a voltage
drop of around 5 volts “sounded” about right
for slowing down an locomotive. At least it
was a good starting point. I then wanted to
make sure that, after an locomotive slowly
came to a stop in the station, it had enough
voltage to get started again. I thought a
3-volt drop would work better for starting
an locomotive than a 5-volt drop. I also
decided that two slow down points at each
end would look better than one.
With those decisions made I calculated that
two sets of 4 diodes would drop the voltage
5.6 volts for entering the station and two sets
I did this twice, making two packs of 6
diodes. I then went out to the track, cut
through two rail joiners, the first about 36”
from the track end diode and the second
about 36” from the first. I run a RDC car so
I needed the 36” but you can set the spacing
to whatever you want. See Photo #2
I connected the two packs of 6 diodes to the
track with Split Jaw Insulated rail joiners,
making sure the set of 4 diodes had the
bands facing away from the end of the track.
See Photo #3
Photo #3
Photo #1
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Photo #4
Note – There is no need to cover the diodes.
They are weather resistant. I buried mine in
ballast to hide them. See Photo #4
Now it was time for a test. I put the RDC
on the track and adjusted the speed. When
the RDC came to the first set of diodes it
slowed down, when it came to the second
set it slowed down again, then entered the
station and stopped. Success!! I played with
the speed a bit until the RDC entered the
station at a nice slow speed. When starting
out of the station it got up to speed faster
than it had slowed down, as I expected, but
it was still a smooth increase in speed.
Pleased with the results I made up two more
packs of 6 diodes and installed them at the
other end of the track. I got confused about
which way the bands were supposed to face
when I installed them. I noticed that the
RDC did not slow down as much going into
the station as it did at the other end of the
track. I just turned the diode packs around
and that fixed that problem. Now I know
that they need to be installed with the bands
pointing the same way as the diode packs on
the other end.
For under $10 I had eliminated the jerky,
sudden stops and now my locomotives stop
and start smoothly and more realistically.
You can install more packs of diodes for
additional speed steps but for the length of
my track (54ft) the two speed steps at both
ends worked out nicely. I could also have
added more diodes to each pack for a greater
Photo #5
speed step but I like the results of what I
had. You can adjust the number of diodes
and quantity of the installed diode packs to
suit your taste.
I also noticed on some locomotives on the
trolley line, like the Eggliner, there was a
slight ping when it started. I took another
bit of advice from Dan and installed a “nonpolarized” capacitor, 10uF 50V, across the
terminals of the track wires, between the
track and reversing unit. That stopped the
annoying ping. See Photo #5
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the secret garden
(hidden garden railways)
Text and Photos by Ron Wenger
Now before any of you question the title of This hobby is the best stress reliever that I
this article it is not a rip off of the book or have ever found, both in the smaller scales
Broadway show.
and the Larger Scales. But I have gotten the
stress relief out of Large Scale Garden
However ask yourself this question; is your most
Railroading.
In fact being a diabetic I can
Garden Railway a “Secret Garden”?
almost eliminate the need for insulin or
Many garden railroaders for whatever reason medication after a day of working with the
have hidden their little worlds away from the trains.
bigger world and outside view. The reason? Over the past 40+ years I have enjoyed a
Well the reasons are many but perhaps the career that up until 2005 took me all over the
first and foremost is the fear of vandalism. world and most of the US, was fast paced,
This too is one of my major fears as the exciting and stressful. It also took a lot of
uneducated, unwashed and uncouth among time and time away from home, which was
us humans have a tendency to destroy what also stressful, but no I am not a workaholic.
they cannot have or do not understand.
Man cannot live by bread alone, he must
For this I can offer no defense or suggestions. have beer and trains. Well at least trains.
It is a natural fear brought on usually because I took time out to be a dad to two great kids,
those individuals have suffered from an even if I talk bad about them. They have
attack by vandals at one time or another in been great kids. I managed to go on most of
their lives.
their school trips and be a band parent. And
Many others hide their trains because of they in turn have shown some interest in the
the fear of ridicule or being made fun of by trains. Right now they are like us at an early
other adults. This is easy to overcome. Just age, just trying to make a living and provide
do like I do. Get those that think there is for their children.
something wrong with an adult playing with All of my Jobs and avocations have been
a train involved and hooked on the hobby. stressful as well or stress producing.
Let them laugh all they want.
However none of the hobbies that I had
taken up would do as much to relive stress
as Model Trains.
I could bore most of you to death with
a dissertation on the jobs that I have held
working for the Air Force and the Army and
as an Air Force Reservist but this is really
about trains. Lets get back to that subject
which to me is more interesting.
The one major thing that I have found out
even when things do not fit together just the
way I think they should the hobby is still not
stressful. It kept my mind on other things
than my job. I have had many others tell
me the same.
The key to keeping this hobby strong and
to make it grow is to propagate the species
known in English as a Garden Railroader.
Many folks get into this hobby because as
I did they can no longer see the smaller
scales. They migrate to the larger scales or
went to garden show or an open house and
saw a garden train and got the bug. Others
get in because someone gave them a starter
set because it was a cute and novel gift.
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couplers from one brand to another and all
kinds of things related to the hobby. We
talked and provided information until well
past dark on a hot summer evening.
I have also had to dispel on several
occasions in this past year that you have to
be a mechanical genius to keep these trains
running. The continual bashing or all the
brands by different individuals on some
of the forums has done little to dispel this
myth. This simply has to stop if the hobby
is to continue to exist.
I am still getting emails from many new
folks who are interested and many of them
made the trip to York, PA for the East Coast
Large Scale Train Show this year.
Which ever way they got in or are getting in interest to come over. Over the past six
the key issue is to keep them interested and months I have address six or more Garden
motivated in the hobby.
Clubs on this subject and this includes
showing them videos, and inviting anyone
Hiding our layouts behind a fence does little with an interest to a running session.
to promote the hobby. The same thing goes
for hiding the facts about what you do for a Many of these folks have had a starter set
hobby. Neither the world nor you coworkers in the garage or other places for some time.
will think you are nuts because of your They had no idea that most of these could be
hobby.
expanded into a wonderful miniature world
or that a lot of things were interchangeable.
I know, my own layout is hidden. As much
as I do to promote the hobby there are still After one running session that had folks from
folks around town here that do not know I two Garden Clubs located six miles apart I
am in the hobby. Some live less than 100 saw a new club being formed between the
feet from me. Many are surprised when members. I stood outside and talked with
they see what is behind the wooden fence at at least 8 individuals including two who
the side of the house.
were women. We talked about the different
things that you could do and how to change
Where I live kids used to be problem. I
outlived most of the little buggers and the
rest have taken an interest. But still rather
than tempt fate, I will keep the fence. Now
that our neighborhood is going to expand
by another 90 homes, I’ll keep it until I see
what it is like.
However when I run trains the large gates
that permit entry to the layout and my
back yard are open. Anyone who wants is
welcome to come in.
We usually run trains one or two days a
week in the summer. This year has been
an exception due to the excessive heat and
travel requirements for both Sue and I.
Now that we are both retired we thought we
would get to run trains a little more, but it
seems like it has been less.
We do not always advertise the fact but
when we do we usually make a day out of
it with food and drink. We put the word out
to bring a bag and drinks and a bunch will
get together. Occasionally our local pizza
shop will kick in a pizza or two and the
owner will show up. We usually take these
opportunities to invite anyone who has an
You too can make a difference. The more
folks that you get interested in this hobby
the more rolling stock and locomotive you
are going to see, as well as accessories.
The limiting factor to much of the things
we would like to see is the fact that with
the small numbers of us involved it is not
economically feasible for a manufacture to
make many of the item.
A Word About A Sensitive Subject and
Safety! Both yours, and the Children’s!
Some of you are going to say that this
issue has nothing to do with model trains
and the subject of this article. Think
again!
Since getting involved with the Fund for
Missing and Exploited Children via the
ECLSTS train show and the fund raiser that
we do for it, and becoming a grandparent
for the first and soon to be second time this
subject has been the topic of discussion
around our dining room table more than it
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ever should need to be. Also in the past year
our local community has experienced recent
tragic events where kids were molested and
killed, one in her own home by a stranger.
Yes right here in what should be safe rural
West Virginia
The Neighborhood kids are permitted to
come in as long as they have first brought
their parents over to meet me and the parents
are comfortable with them being here. And
comfortable with me! No child is permitted
to be here unaccompanied unless his/her
parent knows where they are. To do this
they must provide a phone number and I call
and check.
I also send them home to use bathrooms
and the like. None are permitted inside the
house, train storage area or basement. There
are reasons for this. Not just for my peace of
mind but also for that of their parents. The
exception to this rule is if there are one or
more parents here. One of them can escort
their child into the house and back. I also do
not serve any food or drink to any child that
is here without a parent.
We have two neighborhood children that are
only permitted to be here if accompanied by
a parent, as they have been a problem in the
past.
kids go. I have had a couple of kids tell
me that their parents are going to be running
errands. Fine go home and come back when
they return.
neighborhood itself is full of these sleazy
types that walk around with a bag of candy
or a puppy or trains or anything else looking
for prey let me assure you it is not.
The children are permitted as long as they
set and watch the trains or if old enough help
with the trains. No running or playing in
the yard is permitted. If they get up they are
getting up to go. All are handed a controller
at one time or another and permitted to run
the trains and ask questions.
At first some parents thought these rules
were a little odd. But since I started doing
that most have considered it. They too have
adopted these rules. It’s not just for their
safety but for ours as well. I cannot stress
that issue enough. Kids will sometimes bite
the hand that feeds them or the hand that is
extended in friendship.
But be aware that these types do exist.
The trains are an attractive feature for a
pedophile as is anything that will draw
in a child. Sick? Hell yes! But they are
out there, and they are just looking for the
opportunity.
I am not a daycare center or baby sitter.
You sometimes have to make that clear to Now before you get to thinking that my
parents. Some used to try to drop the kids neighborhood is full of folks who see a
off and leave. Wrong move. They stay or the pedophile behind every tree or that the
Now on the other hand there are those parents
that are also out there seeing a problem
everywhere they look, as they should be.
The nice old guy down the street could just
be that. But he could be something else too.
Then there are the false accusations that can
be made against a kindly adult such as Uncle
Jim or Uncle Roy down the street who have
kept the kids bikes going for a decade just
because they like bikes and kids. All it takes
is one accusation. So for the protection of
both yourselves and the kids, be aware! I
cannot elaborate enough on that issue.
I had a parent not too long ago this summer
tell me “It’s OK, I trust you! My response
was that’s nice, who am I? You have lived
here for less than two months and you know
me? He thought about it for a minute and
said; you know I must be an idiot. My
response was no, you are like me you were
raised in a time that was more trusting. He
spent the entire afternoon running trains and
talking and we both made a new friend. You
cannot ask for more than that in a hobby.
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NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
polk's pronouncements . . .
SHOULD
AFTER-SERVICE
BE PART OF YOUR BUYING
DECISION?
G45 Trains are expensive and represent a
big investment. When you make a several
hundred-dollar investment in trains you
should be assured the product will be fixed
if it breaks, so your investment retains its
value.
Aristo-Craft Trains has a great service
department and right now we have as little
as a one-day turn around. Our experienced
personnel, Navin Shievdayal and Gene
Macenot have both been doing our repairs
for many years and know our products
totally. We have a large stock of parts and
can fix most items down to board level
electronic repair as well as mechanical parts
repairs. The design engineers are here too if
an unusual problem occurs, so it’s unlikely
there is something we can’t repair.
New products will be picked up via call
tags if it fails within 10 days of purchase.
It will be fixed at no charge and we even
cover return shipping costs. Over 10 days
to one month after purchase we do not
charge a service fee for a repair or the cost
of shipping it back to a consumer. Over one
month we charge a nominal shipping and
handling charge fee. This policy covers
our entire product line with most having a
5-year warranty. After the expiration of the
warranty we charge for parts and labor, but
still will fix any Aristo-Craft product that is
still being made.
Should you care if our competitors do this
and repair within a reasonable time? Of
course!
We are very proud of our product that has
less then a 1% of sales failure rate and our
ability to do fast repairs for the few that
require it. We are not perfect, but have
the best reputation in our industry for
maintaining our customer’s products.
OUR OOPS IS YOUR GAIN!
There is an error in some of the November/
December Consumer Sales sheets mailed
by us to some of our customers during
September and early October. These are the
sales sheets you receive when we mail your
original receipts back to you when you are
participating in our bi-monthly sales. As a
Please tell people about our great service. Club Member you would have received an
We want you to be sure that when you email with the sheet about a month ago.
purchase an Aristo-Craft product you know
that we will stand behind your purchase.
On some of the sales sheets for the November/
December (2006) Consumer Sale the wrong
month was written for the period of the
sales in the instructions section. On these
particular sales sheets it reads “PURCHASE
MUST BE MADE BETWEEN OCTOBER
1 AND DECEMBER 31, 2006.” Obviously
it should have read, “PURCHASE MUST
BE MADE BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1
AND DECEMBER 31, 2006.”
If you received one of the sales sheets with
the wrong month written on it we will
honor purchases made during the month
of October providing 3 conditions. 1 you
must have received the sales sheet with
the improper month information directly
from us, not second hand. 2 you must mail
the original sales sheet with the improper
month information to us with your receipt
and shipping fee. We will not accept a
photocopy of the sales sheet. 3 this is one
time only. So if you purchased 4 Evans
Boxcars on October 3 and a Train Set on
October 15, send the receipts together with
the sales sheet and shipping fees. If you
send the receipts separately, one likely will
be rejected. This only applies to purchases
of Sales items made during the month of
October.
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Ron’s
Ramblings:
By Ron Wenger
Photo by Bob
Whipple
My Take on Current Events in the Model
Train Industry
In this version of Ron’s Ramblings I am
going to depart from the usual good and
cheery news of show information, tips and
other goodies that has graced the past 29
editions of this feature. Why because this
is the last that I will be doing this feature
as a bi-monthly feature. I will do a Ron’s
Ramblings but not nearly as frequently as
I have in the past. Due to visual problems
that are starting to rear their ugly little head
again I want to get back to doing more technical things with my time and I am getting
to the point where I do not want to be tied to
a schedule anymore. Also now that Harry
Hartman has taken over the shows, its time
that you guys got to know Harry better.
This Ron’s Ramblings is going to feature
a posting that I made on Large Scale Central back on 21 September the day after Sue
and I returned from Ireland. We returned to
the not so cheery news that LGB was being forced into bankruptcy by their German
Bankers.
Now before I get very far into this, I want
to make it very clear, that I am not going to
comment on how they got in this predicament. The opinions I stated in my posting
on Large Scale Central are mine, and solely
mine and are not the opinions of AristoCraft or anyone associated with AristoCraft. This is not a condemnation of LGB,
or any of their corporate management or of
any business decisions that they may or may
not have made. Over the past several years
I got to know and meet some of the LGB of
America staff and work with them on occasion. I got to know that these are also hard
working train enthusiast just like the rest of
us. Quite a bunch of guys, I only have sympathy for the situation and wish for a good
out come for all of them.
This is the text as posted with some footnotes and the spelling and grammar corrected.
Gee,
I go away for a couple of weeks and look
what happens. Sue and I just got back
from Ireland and saw all of this besides
numerous emails (Well over 170) on the
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
WANTED! LARGESCALE TRAIN ENTHUSIAST!
The SELSTS will now become and annual event at Perry, GA! Harry
will need more vendors, Layouts and Seminar Presenters. Contact
Harry Hartman at jjproductions@atlanticbb.net ASAP for details!
The Next SELSTS is going to be held on Feb 16 and 17 in the larger
Miller, Murphy, Howard Building at the Georgia National Fair and
Ag Center in Perry, GA.
same subject. For some time now I have
been predicting the fall of one of the bigger Large Scale Manufactures, but this
was not the one that was on my mind.
(The one that I have been following is a
US company) So there may be others to
follow. (I sure hope not)
Rest assured that Charlie Ro and Lewis
Polk and some of the others (Manufactures) are not finding any joy in this
situation. The market is that screwed
up right now. For most of us old retired
farts that have our little salt mine and
plenty of salt, well an adequate supply
anyway, things are getting tight as well.
I know I have been spending close to
$120 or more (Monthly) than normal
on gas for my cars alone. This has cut
down on disposable income, and these
cost just do not cover getting to the super market, they also come back in the
form of higher prices there (at the market). The same goes for everything we
buy as cost have risen.
Sue and I were in Switzerland in April
and our costs are nothing compared to
what the folks on the European content
are paying (for goods and services).
We just spent two weeks in Ireland
and things are (much) the same there.
They (Europeans) also have been paying higher fuel prices for years because
most if it is in taxes. The cost of a liter
of gas in Ireland at the lowest cost was
1.13 Euros, which translates to around
$5.98 for four liters, which is just a little
over a US gallon.
And before the rumors start I was not in
Germany and I did not buy LGB!
All the manufactures are hurting; all
have warehouses full of things that are
current stock and not moving due to the
economy. Manufacturing has to be contracted out 12-18 months and so does
production planning. So any cut backs
now will be felt in a year and a half. In
the mean time they are paying interest
on things that are not selling. None of
these guys (manufactures) have the deep
pockets that everyone thinks they have.
If they did they would not be working
seven days a week at train shows and in
the office to move product. A good estimation is that Lewis and Charlie both
put in 90 to 100 hour weeks, (The) same
thing goes for the others.
(I have) No doubt that the Lawsuits
brought by LGB against several other
manufactures and dealers yes that’s right
dealers, most or many of which they lost,
help put them in a bad position. Right
or wrong, they gave the impression to
many that LGB would not and could not
compete fairly against other competition
and they hurt themselves. (My personal
take is on this is that the Legal profession
failed LGB in advising them to pursue
some of these law suits)
Most or many of you have forgotten that
Aristo-Craft was a sales rep for the first
US importer of LGB. The bad blood that
existed for a while between them was a
result of issues on both side of that deal,
not just “trade dress” issues. But as they
say that is water under the bridge, neither
side of that battle held a grudge, as they
knew that it could only hurt the hobby
and both of them. (Both Lewis and the
Owners of LGB have served on committees and boards with the Garden Trains
Manufactures Assn and worked to promote Garden Railroading)
The key thing that I have been trying to
stress to many Large Scalers is that the
brand bashing has to stop!
The quality of all the brands has come
up 200% or more since the start of this
hobby and it has been mainly due to
improvements in the manufacturing
processes that have been brought about
by the manufactures themselves. All of
these guys have made things they would
rather folks forgot about including LGB.
But they have all worked (hard) to keep
the prices down until this fuel thing hit
and the cost of petrol chemicals is directly related back to that. (It will be
two years or more until the fuel crisis lets
manufacturing prices level off to a more
realistic level and by that time inflation
will have wiped out any reductions in
manufacturing prices we may have seen
as consumers).
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In fact looking back at the catalogs over
the past 10 years prices have actually
dropped on many items and those that
have not have been due to vast improvements made in those products.
What we can all do, is stop bashing
brands as it give the new comers the
impression that all of the Large Scale
items out there for sale are crap.
Take my word for it! I have had the
privilege of addressing several Garden
Clubs in this area and as far away as 50
miles from where we live on the subject
of Garden Railroading and that is the one
underlying question that we always get
and that is “how do we keep the trains
running”. The misconception is there
that we (large scalers) are all mechanical whizzes which most of us are not. I
have had to repeatedly assure folks that
no matter what brand they bought, that
all would perform well; the same goes
for electronic equipment. As I have told
many who asked it all depends on what
you want the product to do, and if you
have a realistic idea of what you want
the product to do. In other words do not
expect the products to work under water
or clime a 5% grade pulling 20 cars. It
has to be realistic.
ECLSTS Show Hotel: The show hotel for the 2007 ECLSTS will be
the York Holiday Inn Express. Contact information will be made at a
later date. For the 2007 show a special link will be set up so that you
may reach the show hotel from the new show web site or the Aristo
Craft Web Site.
Taking cheap shots at each other does
not help this situation either. God only
knows I am a rather large target, but it
sends off a negative tone for the new
person who comes along and does not
realize that a lot of this is done in fun
by guys who drink together and torment the hell out of each other in fun.
(Rather like a couple of guys debating
Ford’s and Chevy’s, I drive a couple of
KIA’s now so I don’t worry about that
one)
A special note for our trade partners, as you
know, Aristo-Craft is the worlds largest
Manufacture of Large Scale (Gauge 1) track,
there is a reason for that, and it’s not just our
price, or our practically for ever warranty
on track. We also have the largest selection
of styles and sizes both in North American,
and European Tie Configurations. Oh and
did I mention that we also do Stainless Steel
North American style track? We have had
hundreds of large scalers convert from brass
to Stainless steel, so don’t be left out. Call
Aristo Today for pricing.
(This is) Just my take on the whole
situation. I do not look for LGB to go Ron
away, I do look for some of the line to
change some and I think your going to
see more items coming from them that
look more like 1/29 and 1/24 which has
been needed for a long time now.
Go out and buy something in large
scale (preferably Aristo-Craft), these
guys all need the support that we can
give them.
Ron
See the Aristo-Craft Display
at These Upcoming
Shows
(Subject to Change)
- Train Collector's Association
York, Pa
TCA Members Only Oct. 19-21 2006
- Springfield Show
Amherst, MA
Public Show Jan 28-29, 2007
- South East Large Scale Train Show
Perry GA.
Public Show Feb. 16 & 17 2007
-East Coast Large Scale Train Show
York, PA
Public Show March 30 & 31 2007
- TCA, York Meet
York, PA
TCA Members Only April 19-21, 2007
- Big Train Show
Public Show June 02-03, 2007
- National Garden Railroad Show
Las Vegas, NV
June 27-30, 2007
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TATE's Blog
This & That
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
TATE
The Aristo-Craft Train Engineer
Who was the group that sang the Song will be quite simple, probably two loops
“Turn, Turn, Turn”? It was all about there and an auto reversing trolley line with a
being a “season for everything”.
few buildings, some LilPeople, and a few
vehicles. Christmas fun and building the
The Summer season is done … gone in blur hobby, perfect together.
of activity. And now we’re well into Fall
with the Holidays rushing at us. The change And speaking of the Holidays, if you’re
of seasons brings a change in our hobby within driving distance of Allentown, PA,
activities as well, particularly if you run you have to go to the Toys-For-Tots event
outdoors.
put on by the LVGRS. An unbelievable
celebration of our hobby tied to the
Leaves, leaves, leaves. Damn leaves! wonderful Marine Corps Reserve tradition
They’re all over the layout, in the pond, of collecting toys to distribute as Christmas
and covering the lawn. What’s a garden gifts to needy children in the community in
railroader to do? Suck ‘em up and blow ‘em which the campaign is conducted. Watch the
off. Don’t let them lay on your structures Aristo Forum for information. Plan to visit,
and rail for too long, especially if they’re and to bring a toy.
wet. Wet leaves create an interesting effect
called ‘tea staining”. The water held by the The turn of the season also brings with it
leaves discolors and leaves a dark stain on the threat of snow. Are you ready to plow
everything. If you’re not careful, it can stain snow?
your buildings, darken you pond water, and
leave your track with unseemly dark spots. Emil Tancredi and John Walther are! Get
a look at their custom built snow fighter. It
If this is your first fall with Stainless Steel answers the question, “What can I do with an
track, and you’ve not been good about old FB, that RS3 cab laying in the parts box,
clearing off the leaves from the rails, you a Skill drill motor, a Kirby vacuum impeller,
may notice that the rail looks rusted. Don’t
jump to conclusions … don’t panic. It’s not
rust, it’s “tea stain”. To convince yourself,
get a magnifying glass and closely examine
the rail. Rust creates a very rough surface,
while the “stain” will be as smooth as the
rail should be. The good news is that the
stain wipes off with a bit of smoke fluid and
a little elbow grease.
The nights are getting colder here in the
North East and it’s time to bring in some
equipment from the unheated shed into the
basement of the house. Any of my locos
with sound systems (and thus sound system
batteries) came in, as well as my battery
trailing cars, and my TE transmitters. I’ve
found that extended exposure to cold can
shorten battery life and even cause some
harm to the batteries. So I protect my
investment by bringing them indoors. Better
to be safe, then run the risk of damage.
With the Christmas season coming, it’s also
time to plan a little something special for
the Holidays. I generally start in early Nov.
to decorate many of the trees on my layout
with strings of “twinkle” lights. And, I start
looking for an opportunity to display trains
as part of a Holiday event.
This year, the Club I belong to will be
putting on a display at a local Nursing
/ Rehabilitation Center. What a great
opportunity to share a little fun with the
patients and maybe brighten their day, but
also to share the hobby with all of their
families and friends. Our lobby layout
and a sound system that needs a home? The
Snow Beater has smoke, sound, directional
lighting, a weather proof speaker, and a very
odd orange paint job! G-reat job guys.
Oh .. by the way, the answer to the “who
sang the song” question is … The Byrds,
1965 …the words were adapted from the
bible, the book of Ecclesiastes, and the
music is credited to Pete Seeger.
Have a fun filled Fall.
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New Items
News &
Editorial
By Mike
Hauptmann
Here we are already at the end of 2006. With
the start of the holiday season, thoughts turn
to want trains will be under the Christmas
Tree this year. This year it will be the E-8’s
under the tree. The bulk of the E-8’s will be
here in the beginning of December. Among
the features of the E-8 is two PrimeMover
Smoke Units. This is possibly a first for any
model locomotive. I am not aware of any
production locomotive model that comes
factory equipped with two smoke units.
The GP-40 is almost done. Just a handful
of refinements and it will be ready for
production. If there are no unexpected
delays we could have the locomotive by
mid summer 2007. A significant feature is
the all-new motor block. The new motor
block uses the same PrimeMover gearboxes
utilized in our newer locomotives made and
upgraded since the introduction of the SD45 5 years ago. The new 2-axle PrimeMover
Gearbox will also be used under our other
4-axle locomotives including the RS-3, U25B & FA1/FB1.
One of the reasons the GP-40 will be
produced relatively quickly is its similarity
to the SD-45. The GP-40 not only shares the
pilots, cab, battery boxes and cooling fans
with the SD-45, but will also use the same
internal electronics. Creating the electronics
is one of the factors that add significantly to
the development time of a new model.
The new version of the C-16 2-8-0 should
be here in the first quarter of 2007. Like the
GP-40 the C-16 will have the PrimeMover
Gearboxes. It will feature all new wheels,
metal drive rods, the Prime Mover Smoke
Unit and Plug and Play DCC and battery
ready electronics.
Delays, delays, delays. Production of the
Train Engineer has been delayed. Yet again.
Because of technological changes many of
the components used in the Train Engineer
are no longer made. Because of the sacristy
of these components, substitutes need to
be found. Finding substitute components
delays production. Because the substitute
components are different then the original,
internal modifications need to be made to
the Train Engineer. This creates even more
delays. At this time it seems we will not
have shipments of Train Engineers until
spring.
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
We are supposed to have test shots of the 45’
containers in November. Keep an eye on
the website. We will post pictures as soon
as possible. The containers will be suitable
for both the European intermodal car under
development for the European market and
the forthcoming All Purpose Well Car.
who get great enjoyment out of going slow
just to drive the people behind them crazy.
The closer you are to your leader the less
likely Grandpa Kettel will be able to get
between you and the car you are following.
To aid in the follow the leader game, have
ways to make the cars easier to pick out in
the crowd. How many times have you been
following someone only to have a similar
car get between the two of you? I saw this
happen. I was the third car in a group of
4. A car nearly identical to the first got in
front of the second car. While the rest of
us realized what happened, the guy in the
second car did not and proceeded to follow
the doppelganger into a mall parking lot.
The “Class 66” locomotive is close to
completion. We expect to have it on the
market by the middle of next year. Keep
in mind that this is a model strictly for the
European market and will not be marketed in
the US. This does not mean that innovative
domestic dealers will not be able to obtain
them. Simply we will not be selling them
domestically. All purchases will have to be
made via Bachmann Europe or European Bring two-way radios. Weather you use
old style CB’s or the small hand held
dealers.
family type radios, you need them for good
I spent a recent weekend at the Mecca of communication. Even with the cell phones
eastern railroading. With a group of friends of this day and age, two-way radios can be
I visited Horseshoe Curve. However it more reliable. For the cell phones to work,
would be my luck that there was a massive you need to be in range of a tower. When
derailment. Yup remember the ethanol train you use the cell phone because you got
derailment back in October? It happened separated, the odd are the person you are
the same weekend we were at The Curve. following realized the same thing and is
So instead of there being countless dozens try to call you at the same time. You both
of trains, there was only a handful. Even end up in the other’s voice mail. Or you
with the shortage of trains we had enough to both wait for the other to call. With CB’s
and two-way radios, assuming you do not
see and do to have a good time.
get too separated at most you will “step” on
The trip brings to mind some important the other’s broadcast. Another advantage of
traveling tips. There are some good ideas the CB is communication regarding traffic
that should be followed when traveling with issues. Trucker going the other way can tell
a group in multiple cars. I am sure everyone you before you hit the traffic jam that takes
has traveled in groups playing follow the two hours to go 6 miles because people
leader in your cars and will get a chuckle cannot comprehend how to merge into one
lane to pass the construction zone.
out of this.
The first is stay together. When you are the
leader make sure your followers are still
behind you. Check your rearview mirror
every few seconds, particularly when in
traffic, when making turns, going around
curves and at traffic lights. It can be very
frustrating for those who are following
watching as you disappear down the hill
and around the curve because you made the
traffic light and they did not. So if you are
the leader and you get separated from your
pack, slow down or stop an wait allowing
your followers to catch up to you.
When you are the follower, endeavor to
keep up. Do not allow yourself to fall to far
behind the leader. While this can be difficult
in traffic and urbanized areas, on open road
there is little excuse not to keep pace with
the leader. Allowing yourself to fall too far
behind invites problems. After all, Grandpa
Kettel does not know you are following the
car in front of you when he pulls onto the
highway. You get stuck doing 35 in a 55
zone watching your leader disappear over
the next hill. I know many senior citizens
Finally have a good map. The GPS
navigation systems of today with turnby-turn directions are even better. While
even the best GPS navigation system is not
perfect, it is better then going by someone’s
memory of the area from 20 years ago. A
GPS navigation system will know north
from south and east from west and at least
get you close to your destination. At least
you will not be heading towards the sun at
8:00 in the morning when you are supposed
to be going north.
Finally, when you are the leader and
supposed to know where you are going, stop
when you don’t. When you get lost, stop. It
is better to stop and figure out where you are
then to keep going.
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NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
november/december consumer sale
Offer Valid in North America Only
BUY A STARTER SET GET A FREE 20’ FREIGHT CAR!
BUY 4 EVANS BOXCARS GET ONE FREE!
BUY 4 100 TON HOPPERS GET ONE FREE!
BUY 4 COAL LOADS GET ONE FREE!
Shipping & Handling Per 20’ Freight Car: $7.50 US, $21.00 Canada.
Shipping & Handling Per Evans Boxcar or 100 Ton Hopper: $10.00 US, $30.00 Canada
Shipping & Handling per Coal Load :$5.00 US, $15.00 Canada
Free freight cars limited to In-Stock; ART40000 Series 20’ Gondola, ART40100 Series 20’ Tank Car, ART40200 Series 20’ Flat
Car, ART40300 Series 20’ Boxcar and ART42200 Series Bobber Caboose for Starter Set Sale, ART50000P Series Evans 53’
Boxcars for Evans Boxcar Sale, and ART41400P Series 3 Bay 100 Ton Hoppers for 100 Ton Hopper Sale.
Customer requests welcome.
Aristo-Craft makes final decision as to free freight cars.
- This sale includes current production Aristo-Craft Starter Sets, ART50000P Series Evans Double Door Boxcars and
ART41400P Series 3 Bay 100 Ton Hoppers listed in the 2006-2007 Aristo-Craft Catalog, 2006 Aristo-Craft Price List, and
Aristo-Craft On-Line Catalog at aristocraft.com.
- Aristo-Craft reserves the right to exclude any Aristo-Craft product including discontinued road names and versions that
Aristo-Craft does not consider as current production.
- Customer must purchase 4 ART50000P Series Evans Boxcars and or 4 ART41400P Series 100 Ton Hoppers. ART5000P
Evans Boxcars and ART41400P Series 100 Ton Hopper cannot be combined for 1 free car.
- Customer must purchase 4 ART60407 Coal Loads to Receive 1 free.
INSTRUCTIONS:
MAIL ARISTO-CRAFT YOUR ORIGINAL ITEMIZED AND DATED RECEIPT, A NOTE WITH YOUR RETURN ADDRESS (NO PO BOXES) SPECIFYING
WHICH ITEMS PURCHASED AND SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEE BY JANUARY 15, 2007 TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE PRODUCT(S). PURCHASE
MUST BE MADE BETWEEN NOVEMBER 01 AND DECEMBER 31, 2006. SALE CAN NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER SALE OR PROMOTION. SEE ABOVE AND SALES RULES & REQUIREMENTS #11 &12 FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING DETAILS.
Please address your sales request along with your receipt to:
ARISTO-CRAFT TRAINS/POLK’S SPECIAL SALES
698 S. 21ST STREET, IRVINGTON, NJ 07111-4109
SALES RULES & REQUIREMENTS (modified 11-29-05) READ BEFORE ORDERING!!!
1. The ORIGINAL receipt is required to be sent to Aristo-Craft for approval of sales request. Computer generated copies and photocopies of receipts
are strictly prohibited. Copies of receipts will be returned to the person who sent in the sales request without it being processed. Aristo-Craft will send the
free offer directly to the customer and the sales dealer is not responsible for this transaction.
2. The receipt must be ITEMIZED, clearly showing the following..
- Which Aristo-Craft items were purchased (each item must be individually listed on the receipt)
- The price in which each Aristo-Craft item was purchased at
- The date when the Aristo-Craft items were purchased
- The name, address, and telephone of the hobby store from where the item was purchased
- The name, address, and telephone of the person buying the Aristo-Craft products.
- An invoice number (extremely preferable, but not mandatory)
Cash register receipts are NOT acceptable for this sales program and will be returned to the person who sent in the sales request without
it being processed. We recommend that, if you receive a cash register receipt from your place of purchase, you ask for an itemized receipt instead.
3. Sales requests are not backordered. Sale items are selected from products that are in stock in the Aristo-Craft warehouse during the period of the
sale. We reserve the right to send you a product of comparable price and quality of our choice if sales items are out of stock. Customer selections of specific roadnames are subject to availability.
4. Purchases must be made during the time period designated in the sales sheet. Your sales request must be received by us in the same time period.
There are no exceptions. All sales requests that do not meet this criteria will be returned to the person who sent it in.
5. Sales are only for items designated in the Aristo-Craft sales sheet and do not pertain to any other Aristo-Craft items that are not mentioned. Sales
requests that do not meet this criteria will not be processed. If there are any questions of interpretation of what is on sale for the current month, please
contact Aristo-Craft. Aristo-Craft is NOT responsible for any sales advertised by dealers and or retailers.
6. The Aristo-Craft items you purchase from your dealer must be in stock. They cannot be backordered. You must take delivery on the purchased
items from your de�
7a. Purchased items must be new, “first-use” items. Used, secondhand, and or auctioned (including internet auction) items are not acceptable for this
sale.
7b. Items that are “cross-sold” (i.e., from consumer to consumer, or from dealer to dealer) are not acceptable for this sale. Consumer sales must be
“dealer to consumer” only. Dealer sales must be “distributor to dealer” only.
8. Please allow 4-8 weeks for processing.
9. Original receipts returned upon request.
10. Aristo-Craft reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a submitted receipt is valid for the Aristo-Craft Sales Program.
11. Each free item requires payment for Shipping & Handling. (If Shipping & Handling Fee is NOT Specified elsewhere on sales sheet) Most items
are $10.00 each. Heavy and large items are $20.00. Oversized or heavy items may require additional fee. Small items are $2.00 each up to five, and
$10.00 for orders of five or more. See sales list for specific prices. Please include a charge card number, check or money order.
12. When Sale is NOT restricted to Continental US: Canadian and Foreign orders must be on a charge card, International Money Order or check
drawn on an American bank, NOT just on American Funds. Foreign shippments are three times (3x) the shipping and handling fee specified for domestic
shipping listed elsewhere on sale sheet. Otherwise: Foreign shipments are $30.00 for most items. Heavy and large items are $45.00. Small items are
$6.00 each up to five, and $45.00 for orders of five or more. There may be addtional fees. Shipment is via surface or sea post. We will charge the actual
amount on air shipments according to your instructions.
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NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
prime mover train sets
return of the blue comet!
central rr of new jersey
blue comet
santa fe
valley flyer
!
!
IN
CK
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ART-29001 M.S.R.P. $1,225.00
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 NEW VERSION 4-6-2 PACIFIC CNJ BLUE COMET STEAM
LOCO.
-1 CNJ BLUE COMET HEAVYWEIGHT COMBINE
-1 CNJ BLUE COMET HEAVYWEIGHT COACH
-1 CNJ BLUE COMET HEAVYWEIGHT DINER
-1 CNJ BLUE COMET HEAVYWEIGHT OBSERVATION
Locomotive will be equipped with a feedwater heater, each Heavyweight
car will have a different roadnumber with a comet name. This train operated between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ.
new york central
passenger set
IN
CK
O
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ART-29003 M.S.R.P. $1,248.00
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 NEW VERSION 4-6-2 PACIFIC SANTA FE VALLEY FLYER
STEAM LOCO W/SEMI-STREAMLINING.
-2 SANTA FE VALLEY FLYER HEAVYWEIGHT COACHES
-1 SANTA FE VALLEY FLYER HEAVYWEIGHT DINER
-1 SANTA FE VALLEY FLYER HEAVYWEIGHT COMBINE
Locomotive will be equipped with semi-streamlining, each Heavyweight
car will be in matching paint and have different roadnumbers. This train
operated in Texas and southern California.
rock island commuter set
ART-29005 (FORMERLY ART31396) M.S.R.P. $1,226.00
DELIVERY T.B.A.
ART-29007 M.S.R.P. $1,226.00 DELIVERY T.B.A.
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 NEW VERSION 4-6-2 PACIFIC NEW YORK CENTRAL STEAM
LOCO.
-1 NEW YORK CENTRAL HEAVYWEIGHT COMBINE
-2 NEW YORK CENTRAL HEAVYWEIGHT COACH
-1 NEW YORK CENTRAL HEAVYWEIGHT OBSERVATION
each Heavyweight car will have a different roadnumber.
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 RED, WHITE & BLACK “WINGS” RS-3 LOCOMOTIVE
-1 ROCK ISLAND PULLMAN GREEN HEAVYWEIGHT COMBINE
-3 ROCK ISLAND PULLMAN GREEN HEAVYWEIGHT COACHES
Each Heavyweight passenger car will have different roadnumber.
old time passenger set
ART-29008 M.S.R.P. $425.00 DELIVERY T.B.A.
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 COLORADO & SOUTHERN 2-4-2 ROGERS LOCOMOTIVE
-1 COLORADO & SOUTHERN SIERRA COACH
-1 COLORADO & SOUTHERN SIERRA COMBINE
-1 COLORADO & SOUTHERN SIERRA OBSERVATION
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NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
prime mover train sets
bnsf coal train
new york central pacemaker
LY
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!
EXP
2007
ART-29006 M.S.R.P. $844.00
SET INCLUDES:
-1 BNSF DASH-9 44CW LOCOMOTIVE
-6 100 BNSF TON COAL HOPPERS
With 6 different numbers & metal wheels)
-6 COAL LOADS FOR HOPPERS
Locomotive will be selected from in-stock standard production models.
roadrailer train
norfolk southern “rr266”
K!
IN
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ART-29002 M.S.R.P. $538.00 DELIVERY T.B.A.
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 NYC ALCO RS-3
-4 NYC PACEMAKER BOXCARS
-1 NYC PACEMAKER LONG STEEL CABOOSE
NYC Pacemaker boxcars will have 4 different numbers.
SET PART #
PRICE
# OF SETS
TOTAL
ART-__________
$_________
________
$_________
ART-__________
$_________
________
$_________
ART-__________
$_________
________
$_________
ART-__________
$_________
________
$_________
ART-__________
$_________
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$_________
ART-__________
$_________
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$_________
ART-__________
$_________
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$_________
ART-__________
$_________
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$_________
TOTAL
ART29004 M.S.R.P. $812.00
SET INCLUDES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
-1 NORFOLK SOUTHERN DASH-9 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
-6 TRIPLE CROWN ROADRAILERS
-2 COUPLERMATES
RoadRailers and locomotive selected from in-stock standard production
models
NOTES:
- Photos may be of pre-productions samples or production version of the model. Appearance of Prime Mover Set model may
differ from photos.
- Some Prime Mover Set may consist of production models
with production model road numbers if orders for Prime Mover
Set does not warrant special production run with unique road
numbers.
- Aristo-Craft will only sell Prime Mover Sets as complete sets
and will not sell individual pieces of the set.
- Depending on delivery from factory individual models within a
Prime Mover Set may be sent to customer at different times.
SHIPPING
$20.00 PER SET
$_________
TOTAL #
TOTAL
OF SETS ________ SHIPPING $_________
TOTAL PRICE
$_________
NAME_____________________________________________________________
PH# (_____)____________________ E-Mail_____________________________
ADDRESS_________________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP____________________________________________________
CREDIT CARD # ________________________________________ EXP._______
ARISTO-CRAFT RAILROAD CLUB MEMBERSHIP #________________
Send this form and payment to::
Aristo-Craft Trains
Prime Mover Sets
698 South 21st Street
Irvington, NJ 07111
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NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
heavyweight passenger
car sale
BUY 4 HEAVYWEIGHT PASSENGER CARS OF
THE SAME ROADNAME AND GET TWO FREE!
RULES & REGULATIONS PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO
THIS SALE:
$20.00 ($10.00 per car) Shipping and Handling Domestic. $60.00 ($30.00 per car) Shipping and Handling
Canada and Foreign.
All Heavyweight Passenger cars purchased must be of the same roadname, part number series and paint
scheme and must be 1 ART-314xx Heavyweight Observation, 1 ART-315xx Heavyweight Diner, 1 ART316xx Heavyweight RPO, and ART-317xx Heavyweight Combine or 1 ART-319xx series Heavyweight set.
The ART-319xx series Heavyweight set includes 1 Observation, 1 Diner, 1 RPO and 1 Combine all of the same
roadname and paint scheme. The Free Heavyweight Passenger Cars will be 1 ART-313xx Heavyweight
Coach and 1 ART318xx Heavyweight Pullman Sleeper. If the ART-313xx Heavyweight Coach and or
ART318xx Heavyweight Pullman Sleeper are not in stock, we will backorder the request and send the car when
it becomes available.
The sale is restricted and limited to Heavyweight Passenger cars listed in the 2006 Aristo-Craft Trains
Price and Production lists, the 2006 Aristo-Craft Catalog or the Aristo-Catalog in the Aristo-Craft website Catalog. Heavyweight Passenger Cars not listed n the 2006Aristo-Craft Trains Price and Production lists
or the Aristo-Catalog in the Aristo-Craft website may not be subject to this sale. Heavyweight Passenger Cars
including but not limited to out of production or discontinued roadnames and paint schemes, limited editions
including Prime Mover Sets, custom production runs, and others may not be included in this sale.
Sale Can be Ended, Modified, or Discontinued at Any Tme Without Notice.
THIS IS A CONSUMER ONLY SALE
Please address your sales request to:
Aristo-Craft Trains
Attn: Heavyweight Sale
698 S. 21st Street
Irvington, NJ 07111-4109
SEE SALES RULES & REQUIREMENTS FOR Consumer Sales in this issue for additional sales rules BEFORE
ORDERING!!!
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A.A.R. Dealer Directory
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
(Association of Aristo-Craft Retailers) - Stores Organized by State
ALABAMA
GEORGIA
Arizona Train Depot, Mesa, 602-833-9486
The Hobby Place at Ace, Tucson 520-747-9473
Powerhouse Hobby Shop, Kingman, 928-753-1903
The Squirrel’s Nest Sierra Vista, 520-417-1070
Garden-Train.com, Pine Mount. Valley 800 892 8788
Model Railroad Shop Atlanta 800-241-7576
Nordik Trains, Kennesaw, 770-928-2487
Railroad Trestle Hobbies, Dallas, 770-445-2175
Southeastern Train, Augusta, 706-796-0052
The Train Works, Lawrenceville, 404-339-7780
TrainMaster, Duluth, 770-622-1611
CALIFORNIA
IDAHO
C & C Railroads, Dalton Gardens, 208-772-7031
Garden Valley R.R. Sup., Pocatello, 208-238-9633
Battlefield Station, Springfield, 417-887-5592
Hooks G Gauge Train Outlet, Ferguson, 314-522-8363
John.s Train Supply & Repair, St. Louis 314-703-5943
Mark Twain Hobby Center, St. Charles, 636-946-2816
Show Me Model RR, Grandview, 816-966-1534
ILLINOIS
NEBRASKA
Spivey Stores Birmingham, 205-785-9690
ARIZONA
All Aboard RR, Torrance, 213-791-2637
American Garden R.R., Chico, 530-891-3329
Arthur’s Toys, Fresno, 209-224-8697
B & F Hobbies, Bakersfield, 805-322-7955
Beachrail Lines, Cayucos, 805-995-0145
Big Y Yardage, Montclair, 909-624-8201
Cental Coast Trains, Atascadero, 805-466-1391
D & J Hobby, Campbell, 408-379-1696
Dale’s Rails, Mariposa, 866-966-8333
Discount Trains Online, Riverside, 1-877-529-2834
Doll House & Crafts, Novata, 415-883-0388
Ernie’s Bakery & Trains, Fresno, 209-456-1365
Garden Railroad Supply Co. Martinez 925-228-8614
Gibson’s, Fountain Valley, 714-641-6611
Glenview Supply, El Cajon, 619-443-1017
Gold Coast Station, Ventura, 805-339-0379
HobbyTown USA Brea, 714-990-9652
Hobby Warehouse Inc., Lakewood, 562-531-8383
J. Gordon Specialties, Temecula, 951-693-2599
J & S Enterprises, Blairsden, 916-836-0130
Jules’ Toy Trains, Sacremento, 916-489-2966
Just Trains Concord, 925-685-6566
Loco-Boose, Redwood City, 650-368-1254
The Loose Caboose, Napa, 707-258-1222
Mark’s Trains and Stuff, Sunnyvale 408-735-7505
Marty’s Hobby, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-3664
Mike & Mike’s All Scale Model Train Repair, Jackson
209-223-3355
Morgan’s Big Trains, Huntington Bch., 714-892-3688
Narrow Gauge Junc., La Habra, 562-694-0598
R & G Railroad Co. Moreno Valley, 909-242-4258
R/C Country Hobbies Sacremento, 916-731-5868
Roy’s Trains & Things, Clovis, (559)325-0102
San Antonio Hobby, Mountain View, 650-941-1278
San-Val Trains, Van Nuys, 800-423-3281
Square Roundhouse, Turlock, 209-668-4454
Talbot’s Toyland, San Mateo, 650-342-0126
Tom’s Trains, Fresno, 559-266-3192
The Train Stop, San Dimas. 909-599-2602
Trucks, Trains & Collect., Santa Rosa, 707-537-6586
Upland Trains, Upland 909-985-1246
Valley Train Station, Chino, 909-902-5350
COLORADO
Caboose Hobbies, Denver, 303-777-6766
Don’s Hobbies, Greely, 970-353-3115
Mizell Trains Inc., Westminster, 303-429-4811
RGSRR Hobbies, Ridgway, 970-626-3733
Rocky Mountain Train Supply, Rifle 970-618-2038
Sunbird Train Mart, Colorado Sp., 719-528-8811
CONNECTICUT
Amato’s Toy & Hobby, New Britain 860.229.9069
Cookie’s Die Cast, N. Windham, 860-423-1116
Hobby Center, Old Lyme, 860-434-5309
Hobby Junction Ridgefield, 203-438-4452
New Eng. Hobby, Manchester, 860-646-0610
War & Pieces, W. Hartford, 203-232-0608
DELAWARE
L.H. Webb, Frederica, 302-335-5841
FLORIDA
Alfa Trains, Lakeland, 863-687-9152
Budget Train Store, Jacksonville, 904-772-0929
D & B Railways Delray Beach, 561-495-0244
Doug’s Model Trains & Hobbies, Dunedin 727-733-8222
Family Hobby Ctr., Naples, 941-261-8545
Frank’s Trains, Oldsmar, 813-855-1041
H & R Trains, Pinellas Park, 813-526-4682
Happy Tunes Music & Hobbies Lutz, (813) 948-1419
Hobby Country, Sebring, 863-382-2455
HobbyTown USA, Brandon, 813-655-6366
John’s Hobbies Summerfield 1-800-800-7203
Ray’s Model, Trains Orlando, 407-277-4593
Station Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, 407-760-8000
Trains by Johnson, Pensacola, 850-478-8584
Trolley & Train Museum, Orlando, 407-363-9002
Ace Hardware Aurora, 630-897-9227
Bartlett Depot, Bartlett, 630-837-3376
Chicagoland Garden RR Supply, Worth,708-923-6372
D&N Hobbies, Effingham, 217-536-6400
First Hobby, Decatur, 510-477-0431
L & B Hobby Palos Hills, 708-599-6250
The Pizza Express, Carterville, 618-985-6262
RLD Hobbies, Albion, 877-753-4629
Rail Hobby Trains, Rockford, 815-484-9388
St. Aubins Nursery, Woodstock, 815-334-0400
Trains of Yesterday, Morton Grove, 708-470-9500
INDIANA
Iron Horse Logos, Hartford City, 765-331-0025
Maple City Hobbies, Goshen 866-99-HOBBY
Phil’s Hobby Shop, Fort Wayne, 219-426-5056
Samuelson’s Train Shop Valparaiso, 219-462-2708
The Train Yard, Indianapolis, 317-890-9774
Watt’s Trains, Zionsville, 800-542-7652
IOWA
Hobby Haven, Urbandale 515-276-8785
Julia’s Hobbies, Altoona, 515-967-4500
Kidman Tree Farm, Polk City, 515-984-6946
MidAmerica Hobbies, North Liberty, 319-665-9655
KANSAS
Engine House, Wichita, 316-685-6608
LOUISIANA
America’s Train Yard, Baton Rouge, 225-926-5592
MAINE
MISSISSIPPI
HobbyTown USA Jackson, 601-957-9900
MISSOURI
House of Trains, Omaha, 402-934-7245
The Train Cellar, Lincoln, 402-464-4925
NEVADA
Imagination Unlimited Las Vegas, 702-434-5696
J.W. Railways Las Vegas, 702-251-5787
Reno Rails Reno, 775-337-6669
St. Aubins No. Las Vegas, 702-644-4799
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Brass Caboose, Intervale, 603 356-9922
Mountain Trains, Manchester, 603-622-8982
Trains on Tracks, Amherst, 603-579-9876
NEW JERSEY
Allied Hobbies:
Freehold, 732-462-2626
Burlington, 609-386-5044
Big Little RR Shop, Somerville, 908-874-9116
Bill bitter Flowers & Plants, Wall 732-681-3681
Dougherty’s Whistle Stop, Summit, 908-486-3311
Hi-Way HobbyHouse, Ramsey, 201-327-0075
Hobbymasters, Inc, Red Bank, 877-674-6229
HOGTRAINZ, Manalapan, www.HOGTRAINZ.COM
Little Hobbies, Flemington, 908-782-3474
The Model Railroad Shop, Piscataway 732-968-5696
Ridgefield Hobby, Ridgefield, 201-943-2636
Sparta Junction, Sparta, 973-579-3481
Standard Hobby, Mahwah, 800-223-1355
Tony’s Train Town, Cedar Grove, 973-857-2337
Track “33” Inc., Westville, 609-251-0700
WatermelonBar &Garden Atl.Hghlnds 732-291-0614
Zeppelin Hobbies, Riverdale, 973-831-7717
E. Boothbay Ctrl Supply, East Boothbay, 207-633-7703
Highrailer, Waterville 207-873-1120
Powder & Patch Buxton 207-929-4704
NEW MEXICO
MARYLAND
NEW YORK
Frederick Junction, Frederick, 301-694-3434
G Scale Train Station, Waldorf 866-374-9340
Glyndon Gardens, Reistertown, 410-833-2791
M.B. Klein, Baltimore, 410-539-6207
The Moose Caboose, Sykesville, 410-795-4610
Smithsburg General Store, Smithsburg,301-824-6330
Star Hobby, Annapolis, 410-349-4290
Train Depot, Mount Airy 301-607-8155
Train Room, Hagerstown, 301-745-6681
MASSACHUSETTS
Big-G-Trains Ayer, 978-772-9449
Centerline Hobbies, Hyannis, 1-800-675-1244
Charles Ro Hobbies, Malden, 800-225-4424
Country Train Swansea, 508-669-5547
Duxbury Green, Duxbury, 781-585-2164
Hobbytown Hanover, Hanover, 781-826-5279
Hobbytown Quincy, Quincy, 617-472-3887
Pioneer Valley Hobbies Springfield, 413-732-5531
Rpm Hobbies Abington, 617-471-7923
MICHIGAN
Brassuer Electric, Saginaw, 989-793-4753
C&T Hobbies, Cheboygan, 231-627-3603
G & G Trains Leslie, 517-589-5977
Great Lakes Hobby, Shelby Twnshp, 810-323-1300
The Hobby Hub, Lansing, 517-351-5843
Hobby World, Grand Rapids, 616-538-6130
J & W Model, Coloma, 616-468-5586
Jackie’s Trains, Erie, 734-848-2068
Junction Vallley RR, Bridgeport, 517-777-3480
Kovach & Co, Southfield, 810-557-4141
Merri-Seven Trains, Livonia, 248-477-0550
RC Hobbies, Waterford 248-681-1441
Station 1203 Co. Lansing, 517-749-5864
Wig-Wag, LLC Albuquerque, 888 293-0736
Aurora Hobbies, E. Aurora, 716-652-5718
Dee’s Tiques&Train Shop, Delhi 607-746-6900
Hobbytime, Plainview, 516-933-3818
Hobbytown U.S.A., Islandia, 516-342-1518
Lantz Train Shop, Horsehead, 607-795-5038
Niagara Hobbies, Buffalo, 716-681-6060
Pine Valley, Syracuse, 315-470-0157
Prince Hobby, Forest Hills, 718-520-9016
R.L.R. Railroad, Batavia, 716-344-8874
Roberts Lines, Walworth, 315-986-1365
Ridge Road Station, Holley, 877-447-2253
Train Factory, Farmingdale, 516-694-7022
Trainland, Lynbrook, 800-221-0846
Trainworld, Brooklyn, 800-541-7010
Westchester Hob., White Plains, 914-949-7943
NO. CAROLINA
Charlotte E. Train, Charlotte, 704-527-0392
Covered Wagon, McLeansville, 336-697-0255
Cumberland Depot, Fayettsville, 910-424-6229
Little Choo Choo, Spencer, 704-637-8717
Railfan Specialties, Wilmington, 910-686-2820
Tom’s Train Station, Raleigh, 919-388-7246
Train Buddy Products, Wake Forest 919-562-4378
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OHIO
Cross Creek Eng., Spencer, 800-664-3226
Crouse Mill True Value, N. Lima, 330-549-2143
Dan’s Trains, Akron, 330-724-5566
Davis Electronics, Milford, 513-831-6425
Denny’s Trains, Londonville, 419-994-5300
Depot Trains, Cleveland, 216-252-8880
Elizabeth Station Toy Trains, Dayton, 937-222-7251
Forgotten Thyme Gardens, Medina, 330-723-1948
G Scale Junction, Newark, 800-311-9448
Gigahobby.com, Miamisburg 937-436-3140
The Hobby Shop, Dayton, 937-436-6161
Phil’s Hobby Shop, Defiance, 419-782-8020
Sandy’s Hobby’s, Elyria, 440-365-9999
Schultz Electric Train & Hobbies, Dayton 937-299-4011
Smithville Model Train, Smithville, 888-300-7986
Smokestack Hobbies, Hamilton, 513-779-1161
Train Car Ltd. Newark, 614-745-2798
Velk’s Flowers, Multiple Locations, 800-952-0284
OKLAHOMA
Last Train Stop, Owasso, 918-277-2990
Woodward’s Hobbies Oklahoma City, 405-751-4994
OREGON
All Aboard Hobbies, Roseburg, 541-672-0280
Eugene Toy, Eugene, 503-344-2117
Larry’s Lighting Repair, Portland, 503-238-1714
Ron’s Trains & Planes, Albany, 541-791-1260
Scheffel’s Toys, Jacksonville, 503-899-7421
Tammies Hobbies, Beaverton, 503-644-4535
Train Mountain, Chiloquin, 541-783-3030
PENNSYLVANIA
A.B. Charles & Son, Pittsburgh, 412-561-1615
Allied Hobbies:
Bensalem, 215-639-7247
Langhorne, 215-757-8086
Exton, 610-363-6988
Media, 610-891-7889
Philadelphia, 215-332-8866
Beacon Hill Trains, Downingtown, 610-383-7277
Big City Hobbies, Johnstown, 814-288-3894
Choo Choo Train, Hudson, 570-824-3471
CoolTrains Hobbies, Salunga, 717-898-7119
Derr’s REA, Williamsport, 570-323-5714
Dreamboat Hobbies, Warren, 814 723 8052
Englers Train Depot, Allentown, 610-791-9512
Fischel’s Hobby Center, Dubois, 814-371-1482
Fleetwood Building Block, Fleetwood, 610-944-8385
Frey’s Evergreen, Willow Street, 717-786-3974
Iron Horse Hobby House, Reading, 610-373-6927
J&B Hobbies, Mechanicsburg, 717-766-0709
Landscape Materials, New Tripoli 610-767-9507
Loco Louie’s, Milmont, 610-583-7711
Long Lane Acres, Ottsville, 610-847-2586
Nicholas Smith, Broomall, 800-848-9119
Train Shoppe & Hobby Wilkes-Barre 570-824-7688
Trains & Lanes Hobbies, Easton, 610-253-8850
Victoria’s Timeless Treas. Womelsdorf, 610-589-9000
Village Toy Shoppe, Lahaska, 215-794-7031
Warrior Run Loco, Nanticoke, 570-735-5570
Wertz Lawn/Garden, Wernersville, 610-678-4548
Wood Wicker & Wax, Levitown, 215-945-5522
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DECEMBER 2006
A.A.R. Dealer Directory
RHODE ISLAND
Grandpa’s Trains Warwick 401-463-7803
SO. CAROLINA
Bill’s Train Shop, Myrtle Beach, 803-497-5007
The Great Escape, Greenville, 803-235-8320
New Brookland RR, W. Columbia, 803-791-3958
TENNESSEE
Jack’s Trains, Johnson City, 615-282-3761
Model & Hobby World, Elizabethton, 423-543-5304
Sloans Fine Art & Hobby, Dickson, 615-446-1055
Smoky Mountain Model Trains Sevierville 865-428-8595
Southbound Trains, Franklin, 888-844-4403
Tennessee Model, Knoxville, 615-927-2900
TEXAS
B & H Hobbies, Corpus Christi, 512-985-8383
The Collectible Caboose, Cedar Park 512-259-9494
Midlothian Hobbies, Midlothian 972-723-0171
Mike’s Hobby Shop, Porter, 281-577-8250
Model Train Crossing, Hurst, 817-595-0800
Papa Ben’s Train Place, Houston, 713-523-5600
Rent-A-Dad, McAllen, 210-631-8741
Texas Conf. RR, Irving, 214-438-6219
Wild Bill’s Hobby, Irving, 214-438-9224
UTAH
Almosta Junction, Clearfield, 801-776-1656
Earl’s Hobby Hangar, Logan, 435-752-4401
M.R.S. Hobby Shop, Sandy, 801-572-6082
Model Railroad Station, Sandy, 801-512-6082
VIRGINIA
Deltaville Depot, Deltaville, 804-776-7250
Locust Grove Trains, Locust Grove 540-854-8955
The Nutbush Express, Woodstock, 540-459-5136
Quisenberry Station, Alexandria, 703-799-9683
RicksHobbyShop.com, Roanoke 540-362-7033
Train Depot, Manassas, 703-335-2216
Trains ETC., Lorton, 703-550-1779
TSG Hobbies, Warrenton, 540-347-9212
WASHINGTON
The Attic Fanatic, Poulsbo, 360-779-3200
Big Trains America, Spokane, 509-325-5026
The Cobbler’s Train Shop, Camas, 360-834-3183
Clover Leaf, Union Gap, 509-453-8959
Eastside Trains, Kirkland, 206-828-4098
Express Station, Tukwila, 206-228-7750
HobbyTown USA, Centralia, 360-330-2114
WISCONSIN
Bob’s Hobby Jnct., Eau Claire, 715-832-4445
Candle Freak Gallery & Gifts, Wautoma 920-787-2780
Engine House Services, Green Bay, 920-490-4893
Greenfield News & Hobby, Greenfield 414-281-1800
Hobby Depot America, Hubertus, 262-628-2800
John’s Hobbies, Hartford, 262-673-7454
The LittleFalls Railroad & Doll Cataract, 608-277-3266
Phil’s Hobby & Craft, Wautoma, 920-787-7885
Sommerfeld’s, Butler, 414-783-7797
CANADA
AC Trains, Burlington, Ont. 866 838-3441
Art Knapp Plantland Surrey, B.C. 604-596-9201
Canadian Scale Rail, Olds, Alb. 403-556-3771
Chinook & Hobby West Calgary, Alb. 403-243-1997
The Credit Valley Streetsville, Ont. 905-826-1306
George’s Trains Toronto, Ont. 416-489-9783
Hockley Valley RR, Alliston, Ont. 705 435 7024
Hutch’s Trains Burlington, Ont. 905-637-3721
Maritime Hobbies & Crafts Ltd. Halifax, N.S. 902-4238870
NVSI- VCR Repair, Kanata, Ont. 613-592-9402
TLA Custom Models & Hobby Wilton Ont 613-386-7720
Township Toy Trains, Knowlton, Qub. 450-243-1881
Trains & Such, Calgary, AB 403-277-7226
Udisco LTD, Montreal, Qub. 514-481-8107
Ultimate Trains, Nanton, Alb 877-646-1190
Winona Garden Railway, Guelph, Ont 519-766-7681
INTERNATIONAL
United Kindom/England
Garden Rwy. Centres, Cheltenham, England 44-1242519770
Garden Rwy Spec., Buckinghamshire, England +44
(0)1844 345158
Glendale Junction, Deeping St James, England 01778
343183
Hobbybahn Stapeton, England 0044-01455-847379
Kernow Model Rail Centre, Camborne/Kambronn UK
01209 714099
Kent Garden Railways, St. Mary Cray, Eng 44 1689
891668
Martin’s Models, Kington, England 44-1544-230777
OnTracks.co.uk Pontrilas, England +44 (0) 8700 111 131
Scottish Garden Rwy, Stirling, Scotland 01786-464193
Spot-On Models & Games, Swindon Wilts, UK 01793
617302
Totally Trains, Herefordshire, England 44-1989-567577
Germany
All American Trains, Kaarst, Ger 49-2131-769640
Fertig Modellbahnen, Moerlenbach, Ger 49-6209-4265
Gartenmodelleisenbahn und Mehr, Eschborn, Ger 496173-966230
Modellbaushop Drexler, Gross-Rohrheim, 49-6245997852
Modelleisenbahn Center Schuler, Stuttgart, 49-711608375
Sammler-Service Scheyern, Ger 49-8441-22-44
Semaphore Trains, Weil am Rhein, Ger 49 7621 577317
Europe
Vapeur Express, Besancon , France 33-381588143
Bigtrains&more Ltd, Sissach, Switzerland 61 971 6615
Japan
Train Depot, Tokyo, Japan 813-3718-8916
Australia
Adelaide Garden Railway Supplies,Goodwood,
South Australia 8 82716875
Model Merchant, Sydney, Australia 02-9555-9537
Africa
Hobbydoc Capetown S,Africa 27214477528
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DESCRIPTION
12 STRAIGHT TRACK (12PCS)
EURO TRACK 1/2 STRAIGHT (12)
TRACK TIES 1’ STRAIGHT EURO
FLEX RAIL BRASS 8’ (12)
24” STRAIGHT TRACK(12PCS)
36” STRAIGHT TRACK(12PCS)
REVERSING SYSTEM W/BUMPER
54” STRAIGHT TRACK
60” STRAIGHT TRACK (6)
60” STRAIGHT TRACK(12PCS)
CURVE TRACK 4’DIAM(12PCS)
EURO TRACK CURVE 1/2
EURO TRACK TIES CURVED
SWITCH-REMOTE LEFT
REMOTE SWITCH MACHINE
30 DEGREE CROSSING
CURVE TRACK MED 5’ DIAM
EURO CURVE TRACK 6.5’ BRASS
EURO CURVE TRACK LGE. 8’ BRASS
CURVE TRACK 9’ DIAMETER BRASS
EURO CURVE TRACK 10’ BRASS
EURO CURVE 11.5’ BRASS
EURO CURVED TRACK 16.5’ BRASS
EURO CURVE TRACK 20’ BRASS
TAP & DRILL SET 2MM FOR TRACK
RAIL LOCK SILVER PLATED (6)
STATIONARY ROLLERS (4 PACK)
SOCKET HEAD TRACK SCREW
RAIL TO TIE SCREWS (50)
RAIL BENDER
EXT TRACK SET W/1 MAN SWITCH
EXT TRACK SET W/PR REM.SWTCHS
ROADBED - 5’ CURVED
ROADBED - 8’ CURVED
ROADBED - 10’ CURVED’
GRID SHELF 15 X 24 BLACK
GRID 1/4 ROUND CURVE BLACK
GRID INSIDE CORNER BLACK
GRID INSIDE CORNER WHITE
WALL BRACKET 15 BLACK
GRID S HOOK FOR DOOR AREA
GRID SUSPENSION HOOK 10
GRID BRACKET FOR TOWER 15
S.S. STR. TRACK 1’(12)
USA STR. TRACK 1/2 S.S.
STAINLESS STEEL RAIL 8’ 12 PC
SS 8FT FLEX RAIL (24PCS)
SS STR. TRACK 2’
SS STR. TRACK 3’
SS CURVE TRACK 4’ (
SS CURVE TRACK 5’
SS CURVE TRACK 6.5’
SS CURVE TRACK 8’
SS CURVE TRACK 9’
SS CURVE TRACK 10’
SS CURVE TRACK 11.5’
SS CURVE 12.5’ DIAM
SS CURVE 14’ DIAM
SS CURVE 15’ DIAM.
SS CURVE TRACK 20’ DIAM
SS CURVE 16.5’ DIAM
SS STR. TRACK 54”
SS USA STR. TRACK 5’ (12)
SS RAIL JOINERS
SS #6 SWITCH RIGHT REMOTE
SS #6 PARALLEL ADAPTOR
SS #6 SWITCH REMOTE LEFT
S.S. RE-RAILER
SS SWITCH WIDE MANUAL RIGHT US
SIDING FOR 10’ DIAM.SWITCH(2)
SS SWITCH WIDE MANUAL LEFT USA
SS CROSSING 19.5
SS CROSSING 30 DEGREE
SS CROSSING 90 DEGREE
ROGERS PRR W/CABOOSE
ROGERS DRGW W/CABOOSE
ROGERS B&O W/CABOOSE
ROGERS ATSF W/CABOOSE
ROGERS GN W.CABOOSE
SWITCHER PRR (BLK)W/CAB
DO NOT USE . SEE ART21306RC
SWITCHER UP W/CABOOSE
DO NOT USE. SEE ART21309RC
SWITCHER ATSF W/CAB
SWITCHER B&O W/CABOOSE
SWITCHER CHRISTMAS-NO.POLE RR.
SWITCHER D&RGW
PACIFIC UNDEC.(BLK)
PACIFIC B&O BLUE
PACIIFIC SR/SO.RAILWAY
PACIFIC N.Y.C.
PACIFIC UP/UNION PACIFIC
PACIFIC DRGW/RIO GRANDE
PACIFIC SP/SOUTHERN PACIFIC
PACIFIC ATSF/SANTA FE
PACIFIC C & NW
PACIFIC VALLEY FLYER S. STRMLN
MIKADO B&O/BALT.&OHIO W/V.T.
MIKADO SO. RAILWAY W/P.T.
MIKADO ERIE W/P.T.
LIST
44.00
23.00
1.25
173.00
88.00
132.00
88.00
198.00
122.00
231.00
44.00
23.00
1.25
44.00
18.00
35.00
61.00
80.00
98.00
110.00
121.00
141.00
203.00
245.00
7.85
6.30
60.00
4.25
4.25
133.50
60.00
130.00
46.00
46.00
46.00
9.00
7.50
11.50
10.00
6.60
0.60
1.40
6.50
59.00
30.50
203.00
400.00
118.00
177.00
59.00
76.00
99.00
116.00
129.00
145.00
165.00
181.00
203.00
213.00
295.00
235.00
257.00
297.00
5.00
173.00
25.00
173.00
23.00
70.00
14.00
70.00
44.00
43.00
35.00
225.00
225.00
225.00
225.00
225.00
193.00
194.00
200.00
184.00
193.00
193.00
175.00
193.00
600.00
600.00
600.00
600.00
630.00
600.00
600.00
600.00
600.00
650.00
600.00
600.00
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MALLET UNDEC USRA TEN.
MALLET PRR USRA TENDER
MALLET ATSF USRA TENDER
MALLET D&RGW USRA GREEN
MALLET C & O VANDERBILT TEN.
MALLET SOUTHERN USRA TEN.
MALLET N & W USRA TEN.
MALLET B & O - VANDERBILT
MALLET SP - VANDERBILT
MALLET GN - VANDERBILT
MALLET CB&Q - USRA
VAN.TENDER - 6 WHL. TRK UNDEC.
LONG VAND. TENDER -UNDEC BLK
USRA TENDER - UNDEC
SLOPE.TENDER UNDEC.(BLK)
SLOPE TENDER - HERSHEY
SLOPE TENDER TEDDY BEAR
RS-3 PRR/PENNSYLVANIA-GRN
RS-3 B&O/BALTIMORE & OHIO
RS-3 SOO LINE CLUB 2005
RS-3 MILWAUKEE RD.
RS-3 D&H 2006 CLUB ENGINE
FA-1-B-A UNION PACIFIC
FA-1-B-A D&RGW
SD-45 DIESEL - SO. PACIFIC
SD-45 DIESEL - ATSF/SANTA FE
SD-45 DIESEL - DRGW
SD-45 DIESEL - UNION PACIFIC
SD-45 DIESEL - CSX
SD-45 DIESEL - ATSF WARBONNET
LIL’CRITTER B&O W/CABOOSE
CEN.CAB IND.SW.PRR W/CAB
CEN.CAB IND.SW.UP W/CAB
CEN.CAB IND.SW. ATSF W/CAB
CEN.CAB IND.SW.D&RGW /WCAB
EGG LINER - UNION PACIFIC
EGG LINER - ATLANTIC COAST LIN
EGG LINER - LADY BUG
EGG LINER - CHRISTMAS
DASH 9 UNDEC.
DASH 9 CSX
DASH 9 BNSF
DASH 9 ATSF
DASH 9 NS
DASH 9 CN
DASH 9 SP
DASH 9 -UP FLAG
DASH 9 - BNSF WAR BONNET R&S
DASH 9 - BNSF HERITAGE 1
DASH 9 - CSX NEW
DASH 9 - NS NORMAL
0-4-0 FRT STARTER SET R/C PRR
0-4-0 FRT STARTER SET R/C SF
XMAS FRT.SET W/3 TREES
SET 0-4-0T TEDDY BEAR
0-4-0 FRT STARTER SET HERSHEY
0-4-0 PSGR STARTER SET R/C PRR
0-4-0 PSGR. ST. SET R/C ATSF
BLUE COMET PRIME MOVER SET
MODERN FREIGHT TRUCKS W/PL WHL
MODERN FRT TRUCK W/ROLL.
TRUCK-FREIGHT PLASTIC WHEELS
TRUCK-CABOOSE METAL WHEELS
STD.HVY.WHT 3 AXLE W/1 WHL SET
PLASTIC WHEELS (2WHEEL SETS)
ROGERS LOCO METAL SML.WHL.SET
ROGERS FRONT DRIVE WHEELS
TRUCK-PSGR(WOOD)METAL WHEELS
TRUCK-LONG TENDER (PAIR)
TRUCK-HWT.PSGR.6 METAL WHEELS
METAL WHEELS - BLACK 4 AXLES
METAL WHEELS SILVER 4 -AXLE
SPRINGS-PASSENGER TRUCK
SPRINGS-DIESEL TRUCK
DIESEL BUSHING (PREVIOUS)
SPRINGS STREAMLINE SILVER
TRUCK-DELTON TO ARISTO (PR)
BALL BEARING WHEELS 2 AXLES BL
METAL WHEEL REPLACEMENT
METAL DIESEL WHEEL W/TIRE
INNER GEAR BOX W/O WHEELS
COMMONWEALTH 6 AXLE TRUCK PR
KNUCKLE COUPLER (12)
COUPLER-KNUCKLE (PAIR)
COUPLER RS-3/LIL’ CRITTER
HOOK & LOOP COUPLER SET
HOOK & LOOP COUPLER BULK (12)
SMOKE STACK(OPERATING)
SMOKE STACK(OPG)STV/PSG.CAB.
SMOKE STACK(OPG)ROGERS LOCO
SMOKE STACK(OPG) PSGR.WOOD
SMOKE UNIT-STEAM LOCO 0-4-0
SMOKE UNIT-STEAM LOCO PACIFIC
SMOKE UNIT-LOCO RS-3
SMOKE UNIT SD-45
SMOKE UNIT PARTS
POWER TRK GE U25-B/FA/FB/RS
UNIVERSAL FOR PACIFIC 6 PACK
MOTOR BLOCK - C.CAB W/A-FRAME
C-16 GEAR BOX W/WHEELS
MOTOR FOR 0-4-0
GEAR BOX - MIKADO W/WHLS
PACIFIC GEAR BOX W/WHLS
575.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
945.00
175.00
165.00
165.00
83.00
90.00
83.00
273.00
260.00
150.00
260.00
260.00
578.00
550.00
368.00
368.00
368.00
385.00
368.00
368.00
120.00
205.00
215.00
205.00
205.00
87.00
83.00
83.00
83.00
420.00
420.00
440.00
440.00
420.00
420.00
420.00
440.00
440.00
440.00
420.00
420.00
280.00
280.00
200.00
280.00
300.00
325.00
325.00
1225.00
16.75
27.00
19.00
39.00
32.00
7.00
12.00
16.50
39.00
39.00
50.00
22.00
22.00
4.50
4.50
7.00
5.50
5.50
42.00
11.00
12.00
27.00
66.00
44.00
9.00
11.00
4.00
40.00
16.00
19.00
16.00
16.00
19.00
19.00
19.00
39.00
5.50
50.00
16.50
61.00
80.00
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110.00
110.00
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GEAR BOX & MOTOR 2-4-2 ROGERS
BRUSH & SPRING
ASSORTED SCREW SET
RUBBER TIRES 2-4-2 ROGERS
BRUSH,SPRING&BUSHING(8)DIESEL
BALL BEARING SET (10)
MARKER LIGHT LONG/BAY-CAB
MARKER LIGHTS 2-4-2 ROGERS
BULB/LONG CAB./SIERRA(10PC)
BULB/HVYWT/STRMLINE(2PC)
RS-3 MARKER LIGHTS (PR)
PLUG FOR POWER TO TENDER
DITCH LIGHTS (2)
DASH 9 EXTRA WEIGHTS
WEIGHTS FOR THE SD-45
TRACK TO PACK.CONN.WIRE
ARISTO-LUBE OIL 1.125 OZ.
10 AMP FUSE FOR TRAIN ENG.
MU CABLE
WIRES WITH PLUGS FOR SOUND INS
NEW ROOF WALK FOR FRT CAR
LOWERED FLOOR FOR ROLLING STOK
LONG CABOOSE ROOF WALK/NEW
USA STR.TRACK 1’ (12PCS)
USA TRACK STRAIGHT 1/2
TRACK TIES 1’ STRAIGHT - USA
TRACK TIES 1’ STRAIGHT - USA
USA STR.TRACK 2 FT (12)
USA CURVE TRACK 1/2 SECTION
USA CURVE 6.5 DIAM
USA CURVE TRACK .8’(16)
USA CURVE TRACK 9’
USA CURVE 11.5 ‘
USA CURVE 12.5’
USA CURVE TRACK 15’ DIAM.
USA CURVE 16.5’ DIAM
USA 54” STRAIGHT TRACK
60 STRAIGHT TRACK (6)
USA STR. TRACK 5’ (12)
USA SWITCH MANUAL RIGHT
USA SWITCH REMOTE RIGHT
#6 PARALLEL ADAPTOR
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USA SWITCH REMOTE LEFT
SWITCH WIDE MANUAL RIGHT
SWITCH WIDE MANUAL LEFT
CROSSING 19.5
CROSSING 90 DEGREE
EXTENDER TRACK SET #1 ISA
EXTENDER TRACK SET #2 USA
EXTENDER TRACK SET #3 USA
SIERRA SET - D&RGW
SIERRA SET - CHRISTMAS
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH B&O
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH SO. CRESCENT
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH NYC/NY CEN
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH RIO GRANDE
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH SO.PAC.DAY
STD.HVY.WHT.COACH ATSF
STD.HVY.WHT COACH - C&NW
STD.HVY.WHT.COMBINE ATSF
STD.HVY.WHT.COMBINE NAPA
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN B&O
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN SO.CRESC.
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN NYC
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN RIO GRNDE
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN SP
STD.HVY.WHT.PULLMAN ATSF
STD.HVY.WHT PULLMAN C&NW
STD.HVY.WHT. SET SO. CRESC.
STD.HVY.WHT SET NYC GRN
STD.HVY.WHT. SET- UP
STD.HVY.WHT. SET D&RGW
GONDOLA 20’ - PRR
GONDOLA 20’ - U.P.
GONDOLA 20’ - D&RGW
GONDOLA 20’ - HERSHEY SYRUP
GONDOLA 20’ - CHRISTMAS
20’ TANK CAR - PRR
20’ TANK CAR - ATSF
20’ TANK CAR - UP
20’ TANK CAR - B&O
20’ TANK CAR- D&RGW
20’ TANK CAR - HERSHEY
20’ TANK CAR - HONEY BEE
20’ TANK CAR - CHRISTMAS
20’ FLAT CAR - PRR
20’ FLAT CAR - ATSF
20’ FLAT CAR - UP
20’ FLAT CAR - B&O
20’ FLAT CAR - D&RGW
20’ FLAT CAR - CHRISTMAS
20’ BOX CAR - UP
20’ BOX CAR - D&RGW
20 BOX - HERSHEY-BUBBLE YUM
GONDOLA SOO/COLORMARK
GONDOLA PRR/PENNSYLVANIA
GONDOLA SR/SOUTHERN RAILWAY
GONDOLA BALTIMORE & OHIO
GONDOLA HERSHEY KISSES
GONDOLA CHRISTMAS
COV.GONDOLA NEW YORK CENTRAL
COV.GONDOLA PITT/LAKE ERIE
COV.GONDOLA ATSF
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COV.GONDOLA UP
COV.GONDOLA DENVER RIO GRANDE
COV.HOPPER ATSF/SANTA FE
COV.HOPPER UNION PACIFIC
COV.HOPPER FARM.CO-OP (PINK)
COV.HOPPER RIO GRANDE
COV.HOPPER PRR/PENNSYLVANIA
COV.HOPPER RI/ROCK ISLAND
COV.HOPPER BURLINGTON NO.
COV.HOPPER HERSHEY
S.DOME-TANK MOBIL OIL
S.DOME-TANK UNION OIL
S.DOME-TANK ATSF/SANTA FE
S.DOME-TANK USA/US ARMY
S.DOME-TANK UNION CARBIDE
S.DOME-TANK CHRISTMAS
S.DOME-TANK BLATZ
S.DOME-TANK HERSHEY SYRUP
COAL HOPPER - CHESSIE w/plasti
COAL HOPPER-N&W
COAL HOPPER PRR
COAL HOPPER - D&RGW
COAL HOPPER SP
COAL HOPPER -UP w/plastic whl
COAL HOPPER NORFOLK SO.
COAL HOPPER BURLINGTON NO.
COAL HOPPER CONRAIL
COAL HOPPER SR/SO.RAILWAY
COAL HOPPER - CP
COAL HOPPER - READING
COAL HOPPER - D&H
3 DOME-TANK PRR 100TH ANNIV.
3 DOME-TANK ESSO
3 DOME-TANK MOBIL
3 DOME-TANK UNION-76
3 DOME-TANK MARVEL OIL
3 DOME-TANK SHELL OIL
3 DOME-TANK PITTS.PLATE GLASS
3 DOME-TANK CSX
3 DOME-TANK USA/US ARMY
CABOOSE LONG GREAT NOTHERN
CABOOSE LONG CB&Q/BURLINGTON
CABOOSE LONG RIO GRANDE
CABOOSE LONG SANTA FE
CABOOSE LONG SP/SO. PACIFIC
CABOOSE LONG SR/SO. RAILWAY
CABOOSE LONG UP/UNION PACIFIC
CABOOSE LONG RI/ROCK ISLAND
CABOOSE LONG CHRISTMAS
CABOOSE LONG CSX
CABOOSE LONG CHESSIE
CABOOSE LONG ACL
CABOOSE LONG B & M
CABOOSE LONG CONRAIL
CABOOSE LONG N&W
CABOOSE LONG - ERIE
CABOOSE LONG SOO LINE
CABOOSE LONG ERIE LACKAWANA
CABOOSE LONG SEABOARD SYSTEM
BOBBER CABOOSE UNDEC (RED)
BOBBER CABOOSE PRR/PENNA
BOBBER CABOOSE UP/UNION PAC
BOBBER CABOOSE B&O/BALTI.& OH
BOBBER CABOOSE DRGW/RIO GRAND
BOBBER CABOOSE ATSF/SANTA FE
BOBBER CABOOSE CHRISTMAS
BOBBER CABOOSE HERSHEY
BOX CAR(STEEL)RUT/RUTLAND
BOX CAR(STEEL)ATSF/SANTA FE
BOX CAR(STEEL)PRR/PENNA.
BOX CAR(STEEL)B&O/SENTINEL
BOX CAR(STEEL)UP/UNION PAC.
BOX CAR(STEEL)NEW YORK CENTRL
BOX CAR(STEEL)MILW/MILWAUKEE
BOX CAR(STEEL)EL/ERIE-LACK.
BOX CAR(STEEL)B&M/BOSTON&MAIN
BOX CAR(STEEL)NYS&W/ SUSIE-Q
BOX CAR(STEEL)CP/CAN.PACIFIC
BOX CAR(STEEL)BESS.& LAKE ERIE
BOX CAR(STEEL) D&H “CLUB CAR”
BOX CAR (STEEL)CANADIAN NATION
BOX CAR (STEEL)SP BOX CAR RED
BOX CAR (STEEL)C&NW
BOX CAR (STEEL)D&RGW BROWN
BOX CAR (STEEL)HERSHEY
BOX CAR (STEEL)ERIE
BOX CAR (STEEL)C & O
BOX CAR (STEEL)SOO LINE
BOX CAR (STEEL)CHESSIE CAT
BOX CAR (STEEL)CNJ
BOX CAR (STEEL)W.MARYLAND
B0X CAR (STEEL) NP
BOX CAR (STEEL)L&N
STOCK CAR CNW/CHICAGO
STOCK CAR UP/UNION PACIFIC
STOCK CAR DRGW/RIO GRANDE
STOCK CAR M-K-T/KATY
STOCK CAR IC/ILLINOIS CENTRAL
STOCK CAR SP/SOUTHERN PACIFIC
STOCK CAR WP/WESTERN PACIFIC
STOCK CAR DL&W/LACKAWANNA
STOCK CAR NYC/NY CENTRAL
STOCK CAR TP/TEXAS & PACIFIC
REEFER SCHLITZ BEER
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the aristo-craft insider
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
REEFER PABST BEER
REEFER BLATZ BEER
REEFER PLUTO WATER
REEFER RED ROSE ICE CREAM
REEFER STEWART’S ROOT BEER
REEFER BALLANTINE BEER
REEFER A&P FOODS
REEFER CANADIAN PACIFIC SILVER
REEFER ROBIN HOOD BEER
REEFER REA/RAILWAY EXPRESS
REEFER NYC/20TH CENTURY BEER
REEFER SWIFT MEAT (RED)
REEFER SANTA FE MAP
REEFER HERSHEY
REEFER - HERSHEY YORK PATTIES
REEFER - HERSHEY MILK DUDS
REEFER I.C.
REEFER 40’ PFE SINGLE HERALD
REEFER CANADIAN NATIONAL
FLAT CAR-STAKE PRR (2)
FLAT CAR-STAKE B&O (2)
FLAT CAR-STAKE NYC (2)
FLAT CAR-STAKE SP (2)
FLAT CAR-STAKE ATSF (2)
BULK.FLAT SP (2)
BULK.FLAT PRR (2)
BULK.FLAT CHSY (2)
BULK.FLAT - UP (2)
ROAD RAILER UNDEC.
ROAD RAILER TRIPLE CROWN
ROAD RAILER-TRIPLE CROWN SET
ROAD RAILER CN
ROADRAILER-CN-SET
ROAD RAILER CLIPPER
ROADRAILER-CLIPPER SET
ROAD RAILER BNSF
ROADRAILER-BNSF-SET
ROAD RAILER ATSF
ROADRAILER-ATSF-SET
ROAD RAILER SWIFT TRUCKING
ROADRAILER-SWIFT-3
COUPLER-MATE FOR ROADRLR
TRACK CLEANING CAR - ARISTO
TRACK CLEANING CAR - PRR
TRACK CLEANING CAR - B & O
TRACK CLEANING CAR - ATSF
53’ EVANS BOX CAR PURINA
53’ EVANS BOX CAR ATSF
53’ EVANS BOX CARS CSX
53’ EVANS BOX CAR NORFOLK SO.
53’ EVANS BOX CAR B & M
53’ EVANS BOX CAR UP
53’ EVANS BOX CAR CONRAIL
53’ EVANS BOX CAR - FEC
53’ EVANS BOX CAR - WP
53’ EVANS BOX CAR - RAILBOX
53’ EVANS BOX CAR PAN AM
53’ EVANS BOX CAR BOISE CAS.
53’ EVANS BOX CAR WILAMETTE
53’ EVANS BOX CAR MTL
SEATED TRAIN ENGINEER
TRAIN CONDUCTOR
TRAIN BRAKEMAN
MAN IN SUIT
WOMAN WITH HAT
MAN WITH SATCHEL
PORTER IN WHITE JACKET
DINING CAR WAITER
SOLDIER W/DUFFLE BAG
WOMAN CONDUCTOR
SEATED PASSENGER MALE W/STICK
SEATED PASSENGER FEMALE
SEATED PASSENGER CHILD/MALE
STATION MASTER
SHEPHERD W/CAPE AND DOG
CONDUCTOR WITH LANTERN
SEATED MAN W/CIGAR
SEATED CHILD/GIRL
SEATED SANTA ENGINEER
STANDING SANTA
HOBO W/POLE AND BAG
HOBO SEATED ON TREE STUMP
HOBO - FAT KING OF THE ROAD
USA FIREMAN
POLICEMAN
STATE TROOPER
LUMBERJACK
WEST POINT CADET-MALE
US ARMY MARINE - MALE
US ARMY SOLDIER-FEMALE
US NAVY SAILOR-MALE
WOMAN WITH BABY
BRIDE
GROOM
CLOWN #1
CLOWN #2
CLOWN #3
CLOWN #4
CLOWN #5
ICE SKATER-MALE
ICE SKATER-FEMALE
ICE SKATER MAN W/SCARF
ICE SKATER-FEMALE W/SCARF
ICE SKATER-MALE RACER
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HOBO CATCHING GOOSE
HOBO FAT QUEEN OF THE ROAD
HOBO W/POLE RECLINING
U.S. AIRFORCE OFFICER W/BAG
MALE SPORTSMAN W/GOLF CLUBS
MALE SPORTMSMAN W/TENNIS
FEMALE W/TENNIS DRESS
FEMALE W/BABY
SEATED MALE READING
SEATED MALE ASLEEP
SEATED FEMALE W/BABY
TRACK WORKER W/PICK
TRACK WORKER W/SLEDGE HAMMER
WORKER W/WHEEL BARREL
PHOTOGRAPHER W/CAMERA
COWBOY W/SADDLE
WORKMAN W/ JACK HAMMER
WORKMAN FOR COMPRESSOR
COMPRESSOR
MAN SHOVELING
MAN SWEEPING
WOMAN WORKER W/WRENCH
WOMAN WORKER W/SHOVEL
FIGURE - SEATED - SELMA
FIGURE - SEATED - STUDENT
FIGURE - SEATED EATING
FIGURE - SEATED - YOUNG WOMAN
FIGURE - SEATED CHILD W/RR
FIGURE - SEATED W/BINOCULARS
FIGURE - SEATED - LINDA
FIGURE - SEATED - SHIRLEY
FIGURE - SEATED - TERRY
FIGURE-SEATED-MARYANN W/HAT
FIGURES- SEATED - MOTHER &CHIL
FIGURE - SEATED - KATHRYN
8 PINE TREE
12 PINE TREE
TURNTABLE FOR FIGURES
TEDDY BEAR 2 JOINTED
TEDDY BEAR JOINTED 8”
TEDDY BEAR ENGINEER 2
TEDDY BEAR CONDUCTOR 2
SCRAP LOAD FOR GONDOLA
COAL LOAD 100 TON HOPPER
SEATED PASSENGER #2 SET
SPORTING PEOPLE SET
PUBLIC SAFETY UNIFORMED SET
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SET
CONSTRUCTION WORKEERS #2
HOUSE ACCESS. SET
PASSENGER STATION ACCESS.
FRT. STATION ACCESSORIES
INDUSTRIAL ACCESSORY SET
FLOCKED BABY ELEPHANT
FLOCKED BEAR
FLOCKED LIONESS
FLOCKED GORILLA
FLOCKED WHITE TIGER
FLOCKED TIGER
FLOCKED LION
FLOCKED ELEPHANT
FLOCKED ZEBRA
FLOCKED GIRAFFE
ARISTO-CRAFT PIN
BUMPER STICKER - ARISTO-CRAFT
VIDEO - MAGIC OF VISTA PINES
ARISTO BLINKING PIN
MOUSE PAD - ARISTO
TRUSS BRIDGE 40 WOOD
WATER TOWER
OVER & UNDER TRESTLE SET
COVERED WAITING PLATFORM
12 PC.TRESTLE SET 8 1/2
SIGNAL BRIDGE w/LIGHTS
TRANSMISSION TOWERS (PAIR)
THE PASSENGER DEPOT - BUILT-UP
THE FREIGHT DEPOT - BUILT-UP
FARM HOUSE / WHITE w.GRN TRIM
FARMHOUSE / TAN w.WHITE TRIM
FARMHOUSE - YELLOW W/WHITE
SIGNAL TOWER BUILT UP
CHURCH
CEMETARY SET #2
TRACT HOUSE BUILT UP WHITE
SAND TOWER
GINGERBREAD HOUSE B.U.TAN
FOAM PORTAL
DOUBLE PORTAL
WINGS FOR FOAM PORTALS
FOAM VIADUCT
FOAM VIADUCT PIERS (2)
C-16 GEAR BOX/WHEELS
CLASSIC GONDOLA DRGW/RIO GRND
CLASSIC GONDOLA COLO.& SO.
CLASSIC COAL HOPPER RIO GRAND
CLASSIC COAL HOPPER COLO.& SO
CLASSIC LNG.CABOOSE CO.& SO
CLASSIC LONG CABOOSE D&RGW RED
BRASS RAIL CAR
BRASS RAIL BUS
BRASS PENNSY CABOOSE
CD VIDEO OF LIVE STEAM
STEAM OIL 1 QT.
CLASSIC BOXCAR(WOOD)RIO GRNDE
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17.00
34.00
66.00
56.00
34.00
80.00
40.00
40.00
50.00
50.00
95.00
95.00
274.00
319.00
350.00
5.00
10.00
50.00
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ART92005
ART92006
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CRE0001
CRE0002
CRE0004
CRE0005
CRE00072
CRE00073
CRE29601
CRE29602
CRE29603
CRE29606
CRE55000
CRE55001
CRE55002
CRE55003
CRE55004
CRE55400
CRE55401
CRE55402
CRE55452
CRE55453
CRE55465
CRE55473
CRE55474
CRE55475
CRE55493
CRE55494
CRE55495
CRE55499
CRE55601
CRE55602
CRE55610
CRE55620
CRE55621
CRE55622
CRE56802
CREFA130
CRERE140
CRERE260
CRERE280
CRERS540
CRERS550
SJ40029
SJ40112
SJ60059
SJ60105
SJ60181
SJ60272
the aristo-craft insider
NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER 2006
CLASSIC BOXCAR(WOOD)CO.& SO
CLASSIC REEFER(WOOD)RIO GRNDE
CLASSIC REEFER(WOOD)CO.& SO.
CLASSIC FLTCARw/REEL RIO GRND
CLASSIC FLTCARw/REEL CO.& SO
LOG CAR
FREIGHT TRUCK(PR.)W/O COUPLER
TOOL SET W/6 PIECES
CABOOSE TRUCK W/METAL WHEELS
COUPLER-KNUCKLS/PAIR
PARTS BOOK-EXPLODED VIEW
2002/3 CATALOG
2005 COLOR CATALOG
2006-7 CATALOG
PETERBILT FLAT BED 1/28
GRAIN OF WHEAT 12V CLEAR
GRAIN OF WHEAT 12V RED
GRAIN OF WHEAT 12 V AMBER
GRAIN OF WHEAT 4 ASST COLORS
MICRO SWITCH
MICRO SWITCH W/LEVER 10PCS
CREST- SMOKE FLUID 4 0Z.
CONDUCTIVE GREASE 2 OZ.
CREST - LUBE - OIL 1.125 OZ.
CONDUCTIVE GREASE 4 OZ.
H.O. TRAIN ENGINEER SET
H.O. TRAIN ENGINEER RECEIVER
H.O. TRAIN ENG RX 6 PACK
H.O. TRAIN ENGINEER TX
H.O. RECEIVER 2 PACK
POWER PACK 1.8 AMP W/CHIP
CONTROLLER
POWER PACK FOR 220 V
TRACK TO PACK CONNECTOR HEAVY
TRACK TO PACK CONNECTOR 75’
ELITE DUAL VOLATAGE POWER SUPP
DC TRAIN ENGINEER TX
DC/RC WIRELESS ACCESS SWITCH
DC/RC 5 SWITCH RX
GEL CELL BATTERY 6V 3.2 AMP x3
CHARGER FOR GEL CELLS
ADD ON ACCESS. BOARD FOR 5491
FAN FOR 55471 ABOVE 5 AMPS
AUTO CUTOFF FOR GELL BATTERY
WIRE HARNESS FOR BATTERY SET
LI-ON BATTERY 2AMP 21.5V
CHARGER FOR LI-ON BATTIERIES
ADAPTOR PLUG FOR LI-ON BAT CHG
PLUG ADAPTOR FOR 55620 for Eur
ON BOARD VIDEO CAMERA
CERMAG MOTORS
CERMAG MOTOR
CERMAG MOTOR
CERMAG MOTOR
CERMAG MOTOR
CERMAG MOTOR
OVER RAIL CLAMP BRASS(50pcs)
POWER CONN.OVER JOINER(2)
RAIL CLAMP SS (50 PCS)
RAIL CLAMP SS (10PCS)
EXPANSION CLAMP SS
DOUBLE CLAMP SS (2 PCS)
50.00
55.00
55.00
50.00
50.00
70.00
22.00
9.00
39.00
9.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
7.00
110.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
40.00
1.25
10.00
3.50
6.00
4.00
11.00
121.00
39.00
225.00
91.00
72.00
55.50
66.00
72.00
5.25
4.25
170.00
91.00
61.00
66.00
44.00
77.00
50.00
17.00
13.00
8.50
72.00
26.00
2.50
2.00
100.00
2.50
2.50
3.00
3.00
15.00
19.00
102.50
2.90
137.50
28.00
13.20
12.00
New Arrivals
NEW ARRIALS AS OF DECEMBER 5, 2006
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___ART20015
___ART20120
___ART23603
___ART23604
___ART23602
___ART23605
___ART11804
___ART11803
___ART30120
___ART23608
___ART23607
___ART60007
___ART60016
___ART60020
___ART60034
___ART60035
___ART60075
___ART60087
___ART60092
___ART60009
___ART11210
___ART11930
___ART11940
___ART11950
___ART11900
___ART11031
___ART11901
___ART11350
___ART11200
___ART30090
___ART11802
___ART30110
___ART30125
___ART11215
___ART11205
SS STRAIGHT TRACK 2’
SS CURVED TRACK 8’ DIAM
SS CURVED TRACK 10’ DAM
E-8 UP
E-8 ACL
E-8 SP
E-8 B&O
EURO TRACK CURVED 15” DIAM
EURO TRACK CURVED 14’ DIAM
US TRACK CURVED 10’ DIAM
E-8 SR
E-8 C&NW
FIGURE MAN IN SHIRT
FIGURE TRAIN FIREMAN
FIGURE SEATED CHILD / GIRL
FIGURE TEXAS RANGER
FIGURE FARMER IN COVERALLS
FIGURE MAN FISHNG
FIGURE SEATED MAN IN SUIT
FIGURE SEATED MARYANN W/HAT
FIGURE DINING CAR WAITER
SWITCH 4’ DIAM LEFT MANUAL
*8BRASS RAIL CLAMP (10)
*SILVER PLATED RAIL CLAMP (10)
* WIRES W/LUG TO POWER 11930/40
BRASS RAIL JOINERS (12)
LIT BUMPER
PLASTIC RAIL JOINERS (4)
BRASS RE-RAILER
4’ SWITCH RIGHT MANUAL
US STRAIGHT TRACK 3’
EURO CURVED TRACK 12.5’
US CURVED TRACK 5’ DIAM
US CURVED TRACK 20’ DIAM
SWITCH 4’ DIAM. REM. LEFT
SWITCH 4’ DIAM. REM. RIGHT
118.00
116.00
145.00
420.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
183.00
171.00
121.00
400.00
400.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
9.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
28.50
10.50
13.00
8.50
4.25
9.00
4.25
17.50
28.50
132.00
152.00
61.00
245.00
44.00
44.00
NEW ARRIVALS AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2006
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___ART23603
___ART23604
___ART23605
___ART23607
___ART23608
___ART11200
___ART11205
___ART11210
___ART11215
___ART30300
___ART30350
___ART11900
___ART11901
___ART11903
___ART30090
___ART30110
___ART11930
___ART11940
___ART11950
___ART20060
___ART20115
___ART20120
___ART11031
___ART11350
___ART11802
___ART11803
___ART11804
___ART30120
___ART30125
___ART60007
___ART60009
___ART60016
___ART60020
___ART60034
___ART60035
___ART60075
___ART60087
___ART60092
*E-8 DIESEL - SP
*E-8 DIESEL - UP
*E-8 DIESEL - ACL
*E-8 DIESEL - B&O
*E-8 DIESEL - C&NW
*E-8 DIESEL - SR
EURO SWITCH MAN. RIGHT
EURO SWITCH REM. RIGHT
EURO SWITCH MAN. LEFT
EURO SWITCH REM. LEFT
US SWITCH MAN. RIGHT
US SWITCH MAN. LEFT
RAIL JOINERS BRASS (12)
RAIL JOINERS PLASTIC (4)
BRASS RAIL LOCK (6)
US STRAIGHT TRACK 3’
US CURVED TRACK 5’ (12)
*BRASS RAIL CLAMP (10)
*PLATED SILVER RAIL CLAMP (10)
*WIRE W/LUGS FOR RAIL CLAMPS
US STRAIGHT TRACK 2’
US CURVED TRACK 8’ (12)
US CURVED TRACK 10’ (12)
LIT BUMPER BRASS
RERAILER BRASS
EURO CURVED TRACK 12.5’ (16)
EURO CURVED TRACK 14’ (16)
EURO CURVED TRACK 15’ (16)
US CURVED TRACK 10’ (12)
US CURVED TRACK 20’ (16)
FIGURE - MAN IN SHIRT
FIGURE - DINING CAR WAITER
FIGURE - TRAIN FIREMAN
FIGURE - SEATED CHILD/GIRL
FIGURE - TEXAS RANGER
FIGURE - FARMER IN COVERALLS
FIGURE - MAN FISHING
FIGURE - SEATED YOUNG WOMAN
FIGURE - SEATED MARYANN W/HAT
400.00
420.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
28.50
44.00
28.50
44.00
28.50
28.50
4.25
4.25
6.30
132.00
61.00
10.50
13.00
8.50
118.00
116.00
145.00
9.00
18.00
152.00
171.00
183.00
121.00
295.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
9.00
7.00
7.00
NEW ARRIVALS AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2006
Please Note
The In-Stock List lists products listed as on-hand in the computerized inventory
database on the date listed with the In-Stock List and is only accurate for that
date. The In-Stock List includes all products including but not limited to product
for sale, factory samples, show samples, and product held for customers. We can
not guarantee all product listed as in-stock is available for sale or distribution.
For periodically updated lists and new item information please visit the AristoCraft webpage www.aristocraft.com.
___ART7203A
FARM HOUSE B.U. WHITE
___ART7203B
FARM HOUSE B.U. TAN
___ART7201
FREIGHT DEPOT B.U.
___ART7105 COVERED WAITING PLATFORM B.U.
___ART40301
20’ BOX CAR PRR
___ART40302
20’ BOX CAR ATSF
___ART40305
20’ BOX CAR B & O
___ART40325
20’ BOX CAR CHRISTMAS
___ART29710
SNOW PLOW SPARE PART
___ART46701
SNOW PLOW CAR D&RGW
___ART46706
SNOW PLOW CAR PRR
___ART46709
SNOW PLOW CAR CN
ADDED TO PRODUCTION
___ART46710
SNOW PLOW CAR UP
___ART20030
SS STRAIGHT TRACK 12”
___ART20060
SS STRAIGHT TRACK 24”
___ART20100
SS CURVED TRACK 4’ DIAMETER
___ART20115
SS CURVED TRACK 8’ DIAMETER(16)
___ART20120
SS CURVED TRACK 10’ DIAMETER
___ART30033
US BRASS STRAIGHT TRACK 12”
___ART7100 TRAIN STATION B.U.
___ART23600
*E-8 UNDEC.
___ART23601
*E-8 PRR
___ART7103 WATER TOWER B.U.
78.00
78.00
61.00
46.00
34.00
34.00
34.00
34.00
16.50
128.00
128.00
128.00
135.00
59.00
118.00
59.00
116.00
145.00
44.00
110.00
400.00
400.00
110.00
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