Grand Central Terminal, New York, 2013
Ray Kaminski

Many thanks to everyone who attended the MANGG Module meet in Kimberton, PA the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. Lots work for me and now I can catch up on some needed sleep. A full recap for those interested is on the Meet website at The 3D printing and scanning display was especially informative and opened many eyes to this exciting possibility for specialty part and figure making. I was also visited by a guest who saw the show website and attended — from Austria (Peter, I’m glad you enjoyed the Meet).

SoundTraxx® has come with an innovative idea for adding sound decoders to their locos. They call it a “JST-21PNEM” adapter. This adaptor mates with a 21-pin decoder to provide another means of connection for your locomotives and an easy way for changing sound modules as new models are introduced. Find an explanation of this inexpensive product on our SoundTraxx® webpage or on Soundtraxx’s page.

TCS has notified us that the introductory pricing for the Diesel and Steam kits has ended. The new list price is now $144.95. Our new stock price is $113.25 but our original stock will remain at $101.50. Take advantage of extra savings while that stock lasts.

Shows: Visit us at the Lycoming Valley Summer Meet July 13/14 — this year it’s in a new location just up the road in Montoursville, PA. This show will have a smaller “footprint” than our normal setup. A quick break for show display and human refurbishment before the National Narrow Gauge Convention in the Minneapolis, MN area Sept 5 thru 8. Many of the manufacturers we feature will have tables there — a great way to meet the people behind they products we offer to you. New this year is a long overdue visit to the Mid Atlantic RPM Meet September 21/22 at the DoubleTree Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport. Fall show locations are up on the website and will be here in a couple of months.

So get out in the sun, do some rail fanning — mow the grass — grill up some yummy grub — and enjoy the summer. We’ll be introducing “the boys” to the Strasburg Rail Road and see what happens.

Stay cool and refreshed!

— Ray, Mary, Noah and Rumble

Next Show –

July 13–14 — Montoursville, PA

Lycoming Valley Summer Meet
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