New products from the February 2017 issue of Garden Railways magazine

New large-scale products from LGB, Kadee, Stoneworks, and much more!
Bachmann speeder
Bachmann Winston
LGB Porter
LGB sugar cane car
Lionel Frosty the Snowman set

Engines & rolling stock

Bachmann Trains, 1400 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19124, is offering a large-scale speeder in four paint schemes: Union Pacific (#96250), PRR Maintenance of Way (#96251), Santa Fe (#96252), and Maintenance-of-Way Orange (#96253). The unit features a flashing strobe light, operating headlight, and two figures. Price: $139. Also from Bachmann is “Winston,” a newcomer to its line of large scale Thomas & Friends rolling stock. It features hook-and-loop couplers and metal wheels. Price: $179. Website:

LGB has announced a new steam-outline Porter locomotive (#L24772) lettered for the Lehmann Sugar Company. The engine has a built-in mfx/DCC digital decoder with functions such as controllable headlights, cab lighting, and a smoke unit, as well as several sound functions. Link-and-pin couplers are included. Price: $369.99. To complement the locomotive is a 10 unit, sugar-cane-car set (#L49172). Each car has its own number. Price: $499.99. Also from LGB are two new large-scale cars lettered for the Lake George & Boulder Railroad: a baggage car  (#L31052) and a tank car (#L48401). Price: $99.99 ea. Website:

Lionel, 6301 Performance Dr, Concord NC 28027, has a gauge 1, 1:24-scale Frosty the Snowman set (#7-11498). The set includes a General-style locomotive and tender, a boxcar, a caboose, 12 curved and four straight black-plastic track sections, and R/C remote control. The set requires six C-cell batteries or a 9.6V rechargeable battery pack (not included). Price: $99.95. Website:
Burl Rice bridge girders

Bridges & structures

Burl Rice, 316 N Spring Street, Sparta TN 38583, is offering 1:29-scale riveted bridge girders. These are molded in brown Alumilite resin and are designed for 18" centers. They measure 177/8" long by 31/8" high x 3/4" deep (3/8" min).  They are sold in kits that contain two girders and four pedestals. Price: $35 + s&h. Website:
Stoneworks church steeple
Kadee trucks
CCM backhoe loader

Accessories & details

Stoneworks, PO Box 684, Monett MO 65708, has added a 1:24-scale Church Steeple to the company’s line of roof details. The Church Steeple kit (#4221) is laser cut from .06" white styrene. The base structure is designed with tabs and slots to aid alignment during assembly. The kit contains a total of 25 pieces and instructions. Price: $14.95. Website:

Kadee Quality Products Co., 673 Avenue C, White City OR 97503, is offering A.S.F. 100 ton, roller-bearing trucks (#974) in 1:29 scale. The all-metal trucks come with 36" smooth-back wheels, #4 mounting screws, and mounting adapters for Bachmann, USA Trains, Aristo-Craft, and LGB rolling stock. Price: $49.99/pair. Website:

Classic Construction Models
, 6590 SW Fallbrook Place, Beaverton OR 97008, has two new die-cast models available in1:24 scale. These are a Cat 416F2 Backhoe Loader (pictured), $419.95; and a Cat 287D Multi-Terrain Loader, $299.95. Website:
Gooddealsllc test track

Track products

Gooddealsdcc, has a new gauge-1 test track. The unit is five-feet long and has raised bumpers with screws and soldered wiring. For complete information visit the company’s website:
MRC KwiKonnect
Dallee Timer-3

Electronics & software

Model Rectifier Corporation, 80 Newfield Avenue, Edison NJ 08837, has announced KwiKonnect (#062350) to connect electrical wire quickly and securely, eliminating the need for taping or soldering. Ideal for low-voltage applications, it handles up to 10 amps and wire gauges from 12 to 34. KwiKonnect is available in 2-, 3-, and 12-port units designed for screw mounting or affixing with two-sided tape. Price: $8.95. Also from MRC is the Prodigy Wi-Fi Module (#0001530), a Wi-Fi plug in module exclusively for Prodigy Systems that lets modelers run DCC using an iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. No computer, router, or additional software is needed and it is easy to use without any programming. The unit connects directly to the Prodigy Cab jack and requires a free, downloadable app: WiThrottle or Engine Driver. You can control your loco’s speed, direction, and functions; create, modify, and store a loco roster; customize function-key labels; build, store, and control a list of turnouts, and more. Price: $99.98. Website:

Dallee Electronics, 246 W. Main St., Leola PA 17540 is offering the Timer-3 (#507), which allows for push-button operation of practically any device, with a time adjust from 25 seconds to 31⁄2+ minutes. The Timer-3 has a push-button input (item #618, not included) that activates a 5-amp relay that can be wired to turn something on for the set time, or off. This could include display-layout operation time, with a simple on/off or off/on of track or other power; or, with an MO-1 momentum board (#567), to operate the display layout with a smooth start and stop of the train. Price: $54.95. Also from Dallee are flexible LED lighting strips in four different lengths: 3.94" (100mm), 7.88" (200mm), 1.82" (300mm), and 15.76" (400mm). All are warm-white color and operate at full intensity on 12V DC. Visit the company’s website for complete information:


Light Rail Products, manufacturers of 1:24-scale parts for streetcars, interurbans, and other electric motive power, has moved. The company’s new address is  487 Wallace Street, Rio Vista CA 94571. Their website remains the same:

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park KS 66013, has a garden railway that visitors can enjoy. The Train Garden is open from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week, weather permitting. More information may be found at

The American Wind Power Center
, a windmill museum at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock TX 79403, has added a permanent indoor large-scale railroad with over 4,000 feet of track. The railroad represents the early 1900s to the 1960s in the Texas panhandle, when railroads and windmill companies were great business partners. Website:

Caboose Hobbies of Denver, the closure of which was announced in the last issue of GR, has risen from the ashes under new ownership. We received an announcement in October stating that the hobby shop would soon be moving to a new retail location in the Denver metro area. Stay tuned for further developments.

Club news

The Denver Area Small Scale Steamers (DASSS) is a new club that has formed in Denver, Colorado, to promote the small-scale-live-steam hobby. The intention is to have monthly meetings for show-and-tell, discussion, and running trains. The club has a portable track at its disposal that supports gauge 0, gauge 1, and gauge 3, and hopes to run trains at a variety of local events throughout the year. For more information, visit the club’s website:

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for accuracy. If there are changes, please fill out the registration page. If your club is not listed, fill out the same form and we will be happy to add it. We appreciate your time and your continued promotion of the hobby!


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