Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Recap and Upcoming Appearances

With summer almost over and kids headed back to school, it’s time to refocus on your model train hobby. So with that in mind, we’ll get this post going with a recap of SoundTraxx’ summer activities, including our annual Dealer Training Seminar. We’ll also briefly touch on Blackstone Models news. And we’ll finish with a preview of upcoming clinics and show appearances.

True West Railfest 2013

Last weekend, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad held its annual True West Railfest. We saw the Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose No. 5, as well as the restored C-18 Consolidation No. 315, running excursions up and down the line this weekend. Railfest has many photo specials, extra trains, and fun for all the family.

SoundTraxx News

Summer has been busy here as we again displayed at the National Train Show held in Atlanta. There, we announced two new speakers to the lineup that we are really excited about. The 30mm round speaker (P.N. 818114) is ideal for installation in Atlas and other models already equipped with the speaker housing. We also added a 35mm x 20mm oval speaker (P.N. 810115). With a slight addition to the width, this speaker really packs a wide frequency range and great volume. These will be shipping soon.

Next was our Annual Dealer Training Seminar. Every year, we invite our dealers to come participate in classes we have structured to help the retailers become more familiar with our products and services. This year, we had a great group from all across the United States. Be sure to check your favorite hobby shop for the Dealer Training Star by their name on our dealer list. Also check out our 2013 Dealer Training Seminar Facebook album.

Blackstone Models Announcement: K-28 and K-36 Mikados!

We are happy to announce that our next all-new locomotives to be produced by Blackstone Models will be the K-28 and K-36. We have not yet announced the fine details, such as road numbers, part numbers, and price. We are hoping to get these nailed down soon. Keep checking back with us for updates.

Upcoming Appearances

We will be in the L.A. area for the National Narrow Gauge Convention being held August 28-31 this year in Pasadena, CA. We will be in the area giving clinics at Milepost 38 Trains in Anaheim and Arnie’s Trains on August 24, 25 and 26. We are also giving clinics at the convention, as well as displaying our products and showing off our newest announcements. If you are in the area, be sure to contact the stores for availability of room at their clinics, or come by and register for the NNGC and see us. There is always a fun time to be had.