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What's New?


Antennae?  CHECK.
Correct Sideframes? CHECK
DC/DCC operation? CHECK
Kadee Couplers? CHECK
  • What's New?
    Hey, we're back with more of the usual. That is, people want to know when models are coming, etc. etc.

    The answer is...So do we!

    Delays, delays, delays. The C-Liners are getting ever closer to shipment, and then we'll see what's next.

    Yes, the PSC caboose is coming. Yes, the 1200's, NYC caboose, well, pretty much everything is coming. Just don't know when.

    The answer will remain the same for some time. So please be patient with us (or not, I suppose it doesn't really make a difference). They'll get here when they get here.

    And for those of you who want more:
    We've had numerous issues and delays at the factory. Delays create more delays, for a lot of reasons. Because of the long delays, as well as issues with some of the prior models, cash-flow becomes an issue. This is an industry where we have to pay everything up front, and recoup our costs after the models ship.

    The best way to stay in this business is to have a number of projects at different stages of completion, with each release helping to fund future releases.

    The worst way to stay in this business is to have a number of projects in different stages of completion with no models shipping. There's money tied up in all of the projects, along with daily business expenses, with income far in the future. 

    So it takes a lot of time, money, and effort to get things moving at a fair pace again. And it doesn't happen quickly. In the meantime, we are working additional jobs to pay the bills, which has the tendency to delay other things (like responding to emails), since we only have so much time to do what we do between us.

    The bottom line:
    We're committed (maybe should BE committed for still doing this), to releasing the projects we have underway no matter how long it takes. In time, things will start shipping on a more regular schedule. It's not something that will happen this year. Yes, we'll complete some projects this year. How many? Don't know. When? Don't know.

    We've talked about, written about, and published this answer in many places, and in many different ways. We know you want your models. They're coming...eventually.

    Posted May 1, 2015, 6:52 AM by Randy Hammill
  • Couplers? We don't need no stinking couplers.
    Really!?!?!

    Yes, we just found out that the run of 1937 AAR Box Cars that just shipped from the factory were assembled WITHOUT COUPLERS!?!?!

    The joys of being a manufacturer.

    So if these were our old couplers, you probably would have removed them anyway, and replaced them with Kadee's. Except we already did. We thought.

    Yep. We bought the Kadee couplers and they are supposed to be on these cars. Apparently they're still in China.

    So if you need a set of couplers, we'll be happy to send out a pair of genuine Kadee's, gratis.

    If you can manage without, that would be great. We are few, you are many (plus shipping).

    The usual address - modeltrains [at] truelinetrains.ca
    Posted Sep 11, 2014, 9:40 AM by Randy Hammill
  • AND THE MOSES SEAL OF AWESOMENESS GOES TO.....

    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 8:30 PM by Randy Hammill
  • Now in your favourite CN flavour! Order soon, these are really limited.

    Photo courtesy of Dave Minshall

    Posted Apr 25, 2014, 1:41 PM by Darren Altbaum
  • YOU ASKED. TRUE LINE WILL DELIVER.
    PSC CABOOSE

    A message for former CMT customers

    As you know, we've been working hard to try to fill orders originally placed with CMT, and we've also been honouring as much as (more than) we could afford of the deposits made on those orders.

    By far, the most common questions we've received are regarding the Pointe Ste. Charles caboose.

    Well, we've got good news!!!…. 

    ….and we've got bad news.  

    First the good news. We are releasing the Pointe Ste. Charles Caboose.

    (YAY!) 

    Now the bad news. We aren't in a position to help with deposits that you paid to CMT.

    (BOO!!)

    They won't be available direct. You'll have to order them from your preferred TLT dealer. We're encouraging the dealers to work with ex-CMT customers for this project. Of course, they don't have any obligation to honour another company's bad debts, any more than we do. 

    We've thought long and hard about what options we had. Because of the costs associated with acquiring and releasing this model, we had two options:

    #1. Do nothing Nobody gets their deposits back, and nobody gets their models. 

    #2. Pick up and complete the project. It will be more expensive, and nobody gets their deposits back, but at least people can get their models.

    Neither choice was ideal. But in the end we felt the better option was to move ahead and make the model available to the people that really wanted it. 

    The best of a bad situation? There is no doubt that not everyone will be happy. But we hope this helps at least make it a little better. 

    We're excited we're able to bring the model to you, and we know you'll enjoy it. 


    Posted Mar 9, 2014, 5:55 PM by Randy Hammill
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