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Welcome to the "I'm dreaming of a click-clack-click-clack Christmas" edition of the Scoot...

Yeah I know...  Tick tock; twenty days until the biggest, bestest birthday party ever. Another year has passed before my eyes so quickly I can hardly keep focused on today.  We cannot stop time but we can take time to celebrate the birth of our Lord with the one we love.  Man I really love this time of year; Christmas lights, candy canes, eggnog lattes, corn flake wreathes...  people in public actually smiling!

I was sitting here trying to decide what to write for this edition when my 12-year old son pops into the office and says "Hey Dad, can we get the Polar Express out yet?"

What did I hear?  My boy wants to play with a train!  It would be a proud moment if it weren't so rare.  I nearly fell out of the chair when my ears heard this.  I stubbed a toe and smashed a thumb in my haste to get to that box quickly.

Sadly, he has no interest in my N scale trains and barely a nod of recognition for HO.  I thought I hooked him when I showed him a new Blackstone K-27 but that lasted just long enough for him to remember he was in the middle of some video game challenge.

Now the Lionel train on the other hand, THAT has his attention.  Always has.  I first noticed it when he was simply captivated by a set some guy put on a piece of astro-turf on the floor at the Great American Train Show at the fairgrounds.  We spent at least two hours laying on that cold concrete floor with twenty thousand people walking over us and he was in heaven.

I guess I am not surprised though.  Every month I read the story of a newly inducted Master Model Railroader in the pages of NMRA Magazine and nearly every single MMR tells how he got started in the hobby with a new Lionel train he got for Christmas.

Coincidence?  I think not.  I think I see a correlation.

Maybe the Magic of Model Railroading starts with a fresh Lionel steamer rolling around the tree at Christmas...

Maybe you know a future MMR just waiting to feel that Magic?

So, with that, "Tickets Please!"


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Lionel O Gauge - The Polar Express Train Set w/ LionChief Remote and RailSounds RC

For the first time ever in O Gauge, The Polar Express Train Set is available with remote control operation!

Fitted with the new LionChief Remote Control system by Lionel, engineers young and old have complete control over their Polar Express trains by an easy-to-use remote. You'll feel a difference in the smooth operation of the Berkshire locomotive, and hear more realism in the locomotive sounds. In addition to the famous "All Aboard!" announcement of the Polar Express conductor, you'll also get a brand new "Tickets Please" announcement that's
only available in the LionChief remote control version of the train set.

* Train set, track, and wall-pack power supply included
* Ready-to-run out of the box!
Easy-to-use power and control system
* Basic wall-pack power supply
* Terminal track section with a jack for connecting the wall pack
* Kid-friendly hand-held remote

Run more than one locomotive on the same track!
* Distinct frequencies available for different LionChief locomotives allow for multiple remote engines to run at the same time
* LionChief locomotives can also run on any track powered by a conventional transformer at a constant 18 volts
* LionChief locomotives can operate at the same time as any Legacy or TMCC-controlled engine on the same 18 volt-powered layout and track

™ & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Set Includes:

6-28653 2-8-4 locomotive and tender
6-25100 Coach
6-25101 Coach
6-25102 Observation Car
Eight curved O-36 FasTrack sections, Three straight FasTrack track section and a FasTrack Wall Pack terminal section.
Remote Control for locomotive
Wallpack power supply
Polar Express decorative bell

Locomotive Features:

Electric locomotive controlled by remote
Official "All aboard the Polar Express" and "tickets please" movie sound clip
On/Off switches for smoke and sound
RailSounds RC sound system with steam chuffing and engine background sounds, whistle, bell, and user-activated announcements.
Operating headlight
Puffing smoke unit
Operating coupler on rear of tender
Powerful maintenance-free motor
Two traction tires
Die-cast metal locomotive body
Large pilot and headlight lens shield

Passenger Cars Feature:

Interior lighting
Decorated drumhead on observation car
Rounded observation platform
Silhouettes in window
Remote Features
Forward and reverse speed control knob
Three buttons activate whistle sound, bell sound, and official announcements from the movie
Requires three AAA alkaline batteries (not included)

Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

Dimensions: Set Length: 63 3/8",  Layout: 40" x 60"

Minimum Curve: O-31

Remote Control

Power Pack

Basic Oval Track

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Polar Express Add-on Cars

For more excitement, expand your Polar Express train with one of these great add-on cars.

Interior lighting
Silhouettes in windows

Product Specifications:
Gauge: Traditional O Gauge
Dimensions: Length: 12"
Minimum Curve: O-27

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Polar Express Accessories

For even more excitement, expand your Polar Express train with one of these great accessories.

Product Specifications:
Gauge: Traditional O Gauge
Minimum Curve: O-27

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Lionel O Gauge - Fastrack

Expand your Polar Express trip North with one of these great Fastrack expansion sets.

Product Specifications:
Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

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Pre-Owned MRC 1410 Prodigy Wireless DCC Command Station v3

Just in time for Christmas!  I have received a couple of consignments lots filled with choice models in excellent condition.

To make them easy to find, have added a new category to the store.  Be sure to have a look.

2016 New Products and Consignments

Keep an eye on this category of new stock in the coming weeks for more great items that are on the way.

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What YOU See Is What I Have


SBS4DCC - Stock Status Information


Just a reminder that SBS4DCC features real-time inventory tracking.  If it says it is in stock... it IS...  I try to maintain a strong selection of DCC and Model Railroad products and try not to hide what I do not stock yet.  I appreciate the opportunity to provide catalog items when you can wait a few extra days as this makes a huge difference in my ability to grow and expand my selection.


Every now and then, I do run out of an item.  Backorders are accepted on many stock items and orders can still be placed for those items through the web store.


I also offer a number of catalog items.  These are products I am able to offer but not able to stock.  Please call or email to confirm availability and lead time.


Don't see what you need?  I have a growing list of suppliers so be sure to ask about any product you need that is not listed on my site.  



SBS4DCC Products...

Finally! A small speaker that will rock your world.  


Four Sizes
Eight Baffles
Thirty Two Sweet Speaker Options



SBS4DCC Varnish Lighting 


Bring your crack passenger trains to life with the brilliance and intensity of flicker-free LED lighting at an affordable price. 



Constant Non-Directional Design


Expandable Anti-Flicker Circuit


DCC-Friendly Design 


Adjustable Brightness


Z, N and HO Scale Models Available





Best Christmas Gift Ever...

...because you still have two pounds of coffee from last Christmas!

Let them know what you really want for Christmas this year. 



And don't forget I carry a fantastic selection of DCC products from all of the best manufacturers including Aux-BoxCT Elektroniks, DCC Concepts CobaltDCC SpecialtiesDigitraxElectronic Solutions Ulm (ESU)LenzMRC, MRT AccutrackNCE, Olin's DepotQSI SolutionsRoco Z21Soundtraxx, SPROGTam Valley DepotTCS, Team Digital and Zimo.


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