November 21, 2005 - M.T.H. Electric Trains 2005 Ready-to-Run train set lineup is now in stores and ready to circle your layout or holiday tree. Choose from 17 different O Gauge and three different Tinplate Traditions standard gauge sets, each value-packed for years of fun.
Heading up the RailKing lineup this year is the first of four NFL team-themed sets including one featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each of these sets includes real radio clips of iconic team plays giving fans a trip through team history as the set circles the track.
Features like this are only found in Proto-Sound 2.0 equipped locomotives and make RailKing ready-to-run train sets one of the best values in O Gauge today.
In addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers set, we've also included three additional NFL teams in our 2005 set lineup including the
New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Major League Baseball's 2004 World Championship Boston Redsox are also featured this year in 2-8-0 steam engine freight set. Like the NFL sets, this set also features Proto-Sound 2.0, synchronized puffing smoke and die-cast metal trucks and operating couplers on each of its cars.
Harley-Davdison returns to the RailKing ready-to-run train set lineup with a modern-era diesel heading up a three-car consist. Included among the set's cars is a flat car with four 1/43 scale V-Rod motorcycles mounted on top. This motorcycle car is only sold in the set. Additional motorcycle cars on other flats will be offered in the future, but those cars will not include the V-Rod bikes.
In addition to the branded sets, you'll find the usual compliment of railroad specific sets in the '05 lineup, including a chrome plated Santa Fe Scale F-3 Warbonnet Passenger Set. That's right, chrome plated!
Be careful not to confuse this set with the reintroduction of our Rugged Rails F-3 Passenger Set last cataloged in 2003 and also appearing again this year. The all-new scale deluxe set features 60' streamlined passenger cars and the RailKing Scale F-3 A Unit normally included in an ABA configuration like that found in our 2005 Volume 1 catalog.
For the first time in our RailKing ready-to-run lineup, M.T.H. will be including our 19th Century 4-6-0 steam engine in an RTR set. The engine is included in two different sets, Viginia & Truckee seen above and a Christmas set as seen below.
You can see the entire RailKing ready-to-run train set lineup for 2005 by clicking here.
Of course if it's tinplate you fancy, then you don't want to miss out on the 2005 Tinplate Traditions standard gauge ready-to-run sets. Like our past Tinplate Traditions sets, each of the 2005 sets feature a colorful, all-metal steam locomotive equipped with state-of-the-art Proto-Sound 2.0 electronics guaranteed to ensure that these nostalgic reproductions perform even better than they look.
See these and other exciting M.T.H. products now at your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer. Don't miss out as supplies are very limited!