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There's quite a few things I want to update you all on this month.

I got a great response to my 10% track offer on Tuesday morning, so I thought I'd experiment and send this update email in the morning too. If you want more frequent offers, then head to the Facebook page.  You may be wondering why do Facebook followers get more offers than email subscribers? I know that not everyone gets on with it, but generally I find Facebook a more immediate and conservational media, so it's really useful for me to gauge interest in different things and ask questions of customers. The reward for this is more discounts and the very latest updates on arrivals and announcements.

Now I've settled into new premises, it has become more feasible to accept visitors to Train Trax HQ.  If you're local to York and want to save on postage or see something in particular before purchase, just get in touch to make an appointment. Don't expect a 'proper shop' (facilities are basic), but it's great to meet customers in person sometimes.

It seems like it's been a busy couple of weeks for re-stocks and new arrivals. The latest trains from Japan arrived on Tuesday - very limited stocks so be quick!

See below for other recent arrivals - notable are the wagon sets to go with the great value Industrial start sets.

Announcement posters from Kato Japan were issued earlier in the month and many of these items are now available to pre-order:

Check the pre-orders page to look at the details, or do a search on the website if you're struggling to find things. It's always a juggling act deciding which of the KATO announcements to order in. Some of the Japanese items are very much of niche interest with limited sales potential so I don't include them. That said I probably get it wrong sometimes, so any Kato item not listed can be obtained to 'special' order, subject to availability, just let me know.

One more reminder that I'm 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 - I'd say I'm about half way through the collection now.

Last week, news from the UK distributer of KATO was that there would be changes to Recommended Retail Price across the many items in the range. Some items have gone up by quite a bit, but some have dropped. I've now updated most prices on the website to account for this, and also included a note including the normal price just above the price on all items. You'll see that the TrainTrax price is always below RRP.

I always look forward to getting responses and orders from these emails, but bear with me as I probably won't reply until sometime on Monday.

Do enjoy your weekend.

Ian

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