Monday, November 19, 2012

SoundBytes 11-19-12

First, we want to wish a safe and happy Thanksgiving to all of our fans, customers, fellow modelers and hobby shop dealers. SoundTraxx will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, so we can feast with our families and friends.
Trade show season is in full swing now. As the weather turns colder, trains are now taking center stage for hobbyists. We have our last show of 2012 coming up in the next month. Also, we’ve been out visiting stores and giving clinics.

Upcoming Show: Oklahoma City Train Show, Dec. 1-2, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
We hope to see you at the Oklahoma City Train Show, which has been named one of the Best Train Shows by “Cowcatcher Magazine.”

Show Recap: Trainfest, Nov. 9-11, Wisconsin Exposition Center, Milwaukee
If you were able to attend, you could easily tell this was a great weekend up in Milwaukee. The weather was great and there was a record-setting 25,500+ in attendance.
We were busy greeting our fellow modelers and sharing the great features of the Tsunami decoders. Thanks to all who came and saw us. We always enjoy these shows!

Dealer Spotlight: Traintek, Waltham, Massachusetts
SoundTraxx Vice President Nancy Workman recently visited Traintek in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Nancy met with the owner, Gary Paulino, who graciously showed her his operation.
As you would expect, Gary stocks a lot of product, geared primarily for DCC users. She was happy to see their installation department busily working on installing a Tsunami Digital Sound Decoder during her visit.
If you live in the Boston area, please visit Traintek! They are located at 39 Emerson Road, Suite 203 in Waltham. Their phone number is 888.339.8724. They have an efficient business geared toward customer service, installation, and product availability and would be happy to see you. You also can visit them each year in January at the Big Railroad Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts (at the Big E). Please visit their website at

Fan Photo Submission
We are always happy to see what the modelers have been doing with our Blackstone Models products. This submission was from one of our dealers in Luxembourg, KSPS Commerce SARL.
Good to see the flavor of the narrow gauge has infected the European modelers! You can visit their website at  

Clinic Recap
George gave a clinic at the Greeley Freight Station Museum for the Northern Colorado Model Railroad club on Oct. 25.

They filled the house for their business meeting and the clinic.
Another clinic was given at Caboose Hobbies in Denver on Oct. 27. A good crowd was in attendance, as well as some of their employees. A special “Thank You” for the hospitality and interest by both the Northern Colorado Model Railroad Club and Caboose Hobbies for having us up there for these clinics. You can find out more information about the Greeley Freight Station Museum at and about the Northern Colorado Model Railroad Club at  You can also visit Caboose Hobbies at

George also taught a clinic at Enginehouse Services in Green Bay, Wisconsin, just before Trainfest on Nov. 6. The clinic was held in a nearby vacant office space to accommodate all who attended.

As always, we want to thank Enginehouse Services for their hospitality and to their patrons for coming out to see what we had to share! You can visit Enginehouse Services at
SoundTraxx in the News
SoundTraxx was mentioned in the latest La Plata County Economic Development Alliance newsletter. You can see the information here:

Thank you to all of our loyal customers who have helped us become what we are today!