March 2023 already! How did that happen?

As mentioned at the end of the last email, there's some new liveries on the way from KatoUSA: The popular N scale SD70Ace with “Nose Headlights” is returning with a new roadname - “Montana Rail Link” and a rerun of Union Pacific’s #1943 “The Spirit”!
Montana Rail Link (MRL) is a Class II regional railroad that operates over 900 route miles of track in Montana and Idaho, and works closely with BNSF Railway. For the BNSF modelers, the MRL’s rich deep blue locomotives will be a perfect addition for more variety in operations. Needless to say, UP #1943 “The Spirit” is a locomotive that everyone was waiting for as a rerun! Paired together with the new UP roadnumbers as well as our other UP Heritage units, you can enjoy the complete modern UP locomotive fleet!

DC, DCC and Sound fitted versions of all these announcements available to pre-order from Train Trax UK: Scroll Down or go the pre-orders page on the website

New announcement posters from Kato Japan issued earlier today:

I'm still digesting these, but pre-orders for  most of these will open shortly - take a look at the website towards the middle of next week. I'll put a link on social media as soon as UK pricing is confirmed. TrainTrax is on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, although posting on the last two of these is a bit more sporadic! 

I'm now listing a large collection of second hand KATO Japanese models on the Model Railway Magic ebay store. I'm keeping them separate from TrainTrax so no-one gets confused between the normal new stock and this second-hand stuff, but  I also figured many readers would be interested. I'll be adding a few auctions per day for the next few weeks.

New arrivals of various rolling stock and buildings continue - and huge quantities of track re-stocks. I'm investing quite heavily in stock at the moment to take advantage of all the room in the new HQ. I've also started building some modules for my T-TRAK based layout. Watch this space for how it progresses! 

It's probably worth a reminder that I'm always looking to get reviews on the site, so for anyone who posts a review (minimum 20 words), I'll send a voucher for 5% off your next 5 orders. Of course you'll also get that nice warm fuzzy feeling for helping other people! All you need to do is find the 'reviews' tab below the photo on any product page, and add a product review. Your details won't be used for anything else. (To ensure accuracy, reviews are limited to those who have purchased the items via Train Trax. Discount code will normally be sent within 5 days and is valid for 5% off all items except sale items and pre-orders and can be used up to 5 times for personal use.)

If you've read this far down the email then you must have some interest in what's going on here at TrainTrax HQ. In the next few months I'd really like to recruit someone else to assist with the next stages of the business's growth. If you'd like to know more and feel you have some useful skills, then please do get in touch. I'm very open to different ideas on how this could work.

In the meantime, happy modelling!



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