2014 Volume 1

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Highlights From This Catalog

Since 1992, M.T.H. Electric Trains has released nearly 23,000 different items. In 2013 alone, we'll have announced and produced nearly 1,800 new items in our nine different product lines. HO, S Gauge, O Gauge, One Gauge, Tinplate and European fans can all look to M.T.H. for trains and accessories that will surprise and delight them. No other model railroad company can make that claim. By producing "model trains that do more," we not only ensure that our customers remain excited about the hobby — we make it easier to attract new hobbyists and keep model railroading alive and growing, with a constant supply of new items to entice current and future hobbyists. M.T.H. fans know that our products get better each year and come with new and exciting features that reflect the vitality of our brand. This catalog marks the fourteenth year that we've been produc - ing steam locomotives featuring synchronized puffing smoke timed to drive wheel revolu - tions. It's the fourteenth year we've built models throughout all of our product lines that fea - ture locomotive speed control, digital sound, and command control receivers. From entry- level ready-to-run train sets to our top-of-the- line locomotives in five scales, each and every Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 model operates the same way using the same equip - ment — whether it be a traditional transformer or our industry-leading DCS Digital Com - mand System. Throughout those fourteen years, we've continued to expand our onboard technology. All of our product lines now feature loco - motives that can op - erate on AC or DC power in conven - tional or command mode. We offer HO models that can run on 3-rail track and O gauge models that can run on 2-rail track. Our electric locomotives — includ - ing HO models — began arriving with motorized operat - ing pantographs that can work with powered catenary nearly five years ago. With the release of Proto-Sound 3.0, we added a third operating mode: NMRA-standard DCC. M.T.H. locomotives can sense what type of command signal is present on the rails and configure themselves to operate accordingly, with little or no input from the operator. In the age of the smart phone, we've been building smart trains for years. M.T.H. trains really can “do more.” But at M.T.H., we say “What’s next?” Technology contin - ues to expand in all aspects of our lives; we believe it must continue to do so in our products and our control systems if we want our hobby to remain relevant in the world of smart phones, tablets and wearable technology. Why put a remote control in the hands of an operator when he or she probably has an even more powerful device in their pocket? Why shouldn’t a modeler control their layout with their phone, when they can already use that phone to