😁Easter 2024 KATO news from Train Trax UK 🚅

The weather is starting to look a bit for Spring-like here in York. That can only mean that it's nearly time for the York Easter Show. We'll be trading at the show on the first floor again - do come and say hello. It's a great chance to take a look at any products in person and have a browse at what's new. If there's anything in particular you want to see then let us know. You can also place orders on the website for collection.

Do you want to be paid to test trains, take some photos and chat to people about railways? This is just a reminder that we're recruiting for someone to help with customer service and the second-hand side of the business. Details here.

The latest items announced by KatoUSA are now available to pre-order.

They are all EMD SD70MAC locos, but in some new liveries and road numbers. I can see these 'Alaska Railroad' livieries inspiring some new layouts featuring the Frozen North! 

Pre-order now for delivery in Autumn/Winter. All available in DC/Analogue, DCC, or DCC Sound.

I've been doing a bit of 'big picture' thinking recently to understand the business and our customers better. It's been an fascinating process to develop our story.

We've found that many of us want to re-create something from our childhood or re-connect with something fun.

There's always the barriers of time, money and sometimes there's social pressures too, so it's easy to make the mistake of never getting started with finding a hobby - putting it off for another day. Sadly that means you might never get the chance to enjoy it.

So while some people may think of model railway as

  • a harmless bit of escaspism
  • a time-consuming eccentricity
  • an expensive waste of space

we know that actually it's about

  • the magic of realising dreams small and big
  • re-creating a sense of play and wonder
  • re-connecting with the magic of making.

The heart of it seems to be that Model Railways can put you on track to well-being. So that's something we're going to develop a bit over the coming months.

I'd be interested to know your thoughts!

Best wishes,

Ian Miller

On behalf of Train Trax UK

I've recently been expanding my network on LinkedIn. If you're associated with the modelling industry I'd love to connect.


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