May 8, 2021 Newsletter
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. - Abraham Lincoln

We would like to thank all of you that stopped by our booth at the Titletown Train Show and our store last month. It was great to meet a lot of new friends, and see a lot of old friends, and get caught up with all of you, especially since everyone has been keeping a distance for so long.

Speaking about train shows, there is a great article in the May issue of NMRA Magazine by Debbie McKinney. Debbie is a fellow Wisconsinite and her insights are spot on. She caps off the article by stating - “There is only on objective: have fun.” Well said!

We received the Arrowhead Models CNW Gondolas yesterday and we are already down to two left! As we mentioned in the past, manufactures are only making a limited number of items. We have always resisted in telling you this fact as we do not want to look like “Fast Eddie” trying to use it as a sales ploy to get you to purchase something. However, that is truly the case. So, if you see something you really like, you should grab it while you can.

We have taken in a N Scale estate (freight cars, locomotives, structures, etc.) and will have it up for sale as soon as we get it checked out and cataloged.

Besides the Arrowhead cars, we received some new Atlas, Bar Mills, Micro-Trains and Walthers items. We also have restocks from Woodland Scenics, Soundtraxx and Digitrax.

As our last “Quick” Newsletter stated, we are now open without any appointment needed! However, we are still requiring masks.

Modeling Tip:

Despite that we have had clinics in the past on speed matching, we get a lot of inquiries about getting locos to run better with each other. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this. The simple way is to adjust CV5, which is the max speed to your slowest locomotive. Keep in mind you cannot make a locomotive run faster since you have a fixed voltage on your track and max speed is max speed. This is dictated by the motor RPM, gearing of each locomotive and the decoder, which is why you only can make it go slower by limiting the voltage to a locomotive at top speed or mid-range using CV5 (top speed) and CV6 (50% power). CV2 (start voltage) can be tweaked to get them to start out together along with CV3 (Acceleration) and CV4 Deceleration) if there are issues ramping up or slowing down.

However, when you adjust your locomotives to your slowest locomotive it is a moving target because the next locomotive you purchase might be slower than any of the ones you currently own (a warmed-up locomotive runs faster than a cold one). Therefore, we recommend that you set your locomotive speeds to something that is static, like the throttle percentage. For example, the numbers that are displayed on a Digitrax DT throttle indicates a percentage of power, 10 = ten percent of the available power, 20 = twenty percent of power, etc. Since the max, or available voltage is fixed you do not have to be concerned about the next locomotive you purchase. This means that once you adjust your locos to act the same way as your throttle settings you can consist any locomotive in your fleet and they should run well together. An inexpensive way is to set up a speed curve on each locomotive using Decoder Pro, which is freeware from JMRI software, which can be interfaced with your DCC system using a Digitrax PR4 or LocoBuffer hardware. We offer the Accutrack II Speedometer that sets over your track to measure your scale speed to make it easy to know how fast your locomotive is going by just running it under it.
Announcements

Athearn         
ETA May, 2022          
Preorders Due by 5/22/2021 
N Scale         
N 53' CIMC Container,      
MSRP $44.99, EHS Preorder $34.50
ATH17734      JB Hunt #1 (3)
ATH17735      JB Hunt #2 (3)
ATH17736      HUB Group/Greener Paint (3)
ATH17737      HUB Group (3)
ATH17738      CSX #1 (3)
ATH17739      CSX #2 (3)
ATH17740      XPO #1 (3)
ATH17741      XPO #2 (3)
ATH17742      Railpool #1 (3)
ATH17743      Railpool #2 (3)
           
N 57' PCF Mechanical Reefer,         
MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
ATH25347      SF #55430
ATH25348      SF #55472
ATH25349      SF #55494
ATH25350      EL #5029
ATH25351      EL #5032
ATH25352      EL #5035
ATH25353      NP #1608
ATH25354      NP #1632
ATH25355      NP #1649
ATH25356      PFE #457500
ATH25357      PFE #458321
ATH25358      PFE #459384
ATH25359      N 57' PCF Mechanical Reefer,NRDX/Cold Train #13009
ATH25360      N 57' PCF Mechanical Reefer,NRDX/Cold Train #13072
ATH25361      N 57' PCF Mechanical Reefer,NRDX/Cold Train #13080
ATH25362      Tropicana #525
ATH25363      Tropicana #531
ATH25364      Tropicana #562
           
N Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load,
Single MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
3-Pack MSRP $94.99, EHS Preorder $73.00   
ATH3828        BN #575122
ATH3829        BN #1 (3)
ATH3830        BN #2 (3)
ATH3831        BN #3 (3)
ATH3832        DJJX #14023
ATH3833        DJJX #1 (3)
ATH3834        DJJX #2 (3)
ATH3835        DJJX #3 (3)
ATH3836        Herzog/Brown #7260
ATH3837        Herzog/Brown #1(3)
ATH3838        Herzog/Brown #2(3)
ATH3839        Herzog/Brown #3(3)
ATH3840        Herzog/White#10104
ATH3841        Herzog/White #1(3)
ATH3842        Herzog/White #2(3)
ATH3843        Herzog/White #3(3)
ATH3844        LEF&C #4501
ATH3845        LEF&C #1 (3)
ATH3846        LEF&C #2 (3)
ATH3847        LEF&C #3 (3)
ATH3848        WEPX #121
ATH3849        WEPX #1 (3)
ATH3850        WEPX #2 (3)
ATH3851        WEPX #3 (3)
ATH3852        ZCCX #123
ATH3853        ZCCX #1 (3)
ATH3854        ZCCX #2 (3)
ATH3855        ZCCX #3 (3)
           
Athearn HO Scale      
HO RTR 53' Chassis,
MSRP $37.99, EHS Preorder $29.50
ATH26032      Pacer Stack Train (2)
ATH26033      BNSF/Circle Cross (2)
ATH26034      CSX (2)
ATH26035      Seacastle (2)
ATH26036      JB Hunt (2)
ATH26037      CN (2)
           
HO RTR 53' CIMC Container,          
MSRP $44.99, EHS Preorder $34.50
ATH28490      JB Hunt #1 (3)
ATH28491      JB Hunt #2 (3)
ATH28492      HUB Group/Green Paint(3)
ATH28493      HUB Group (3)
ATH28494      CSX #1 (3)
ATH28495      CSX #2 (3)
ATH28496      XPO #1 (3)
ATH28497      XPO #2 (3)
ATH28498      Railpool #1 (3)
ATH28499      Railpool #2 (3)
           
HO RTR 57' PCF Mechanical Reefer,         
MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
ATH71038      SF #55430
ATH71039      SF #55472
ATH71040      SF #55494
ATH71041      EL #5029
ATH71042      EL #5032
ATH71043      EL #5035
ATH71044      NP #1608
ATH71045      NP #1632
ATH71046      NP #1649
ATH71047      PFE #457500
ATH71048      PFE #458321
ATH71049      PFE #459384
ATH71050      NRDX/Cold #13009
ATH71051      NRDX/Cold #13072
ATH71052      NRDX/Cold #13080
ATH71053      Tropicana #525
ATH71054      Tropicana #531
ATH71055      Tropicana #562
           
HO RTR Thrall High Side Gondola w/Load  
Single MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
3-Pack MSRP $94.99, EHS Preorder $73.00   
ATH7467        BN #575122
ATH7468        BN #1 (3)
ATH7469        BN #2 (3)
ATH7470        BN #3 (3)
ATH7471        DJJX #14023
ATH7472        DJJX #1(3)
ATH7473        DJJX #2(3)
ATH7474        DJJX #3(3)
ATH7475        HZGX/Brn#7260
ATH7476        HZX/Brn #1(3)
ATH7477        HZX/Brn #2(3)
ATH7478        HZX/Brn #3(3)
ATH7479        HZGX/Wht #10104
ATH7480        HZX/White #1(3)
ATH7481        HZX/White #2(3)
ATH7482        HZX/White #3(3)
ATH7483        LEF&C #4501
ATH7484        LEF&C #1(3)
ATH7485        LEF&C #2(3)
ATH7486        LEF&C #3(3)
ATH7487        WEPX #121
ATH7488        WEPX #1(3)
ATH7489        WEPX #2(3)
ATH7490        WEPX #3(3)
ATH7491        ZCCX #123
ATH7492        ZCCX #1(3)
ATH7493        ZCCX #2(3)
ATH7494        ZCCX #3(3)
           
HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box,      
MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
ATH7609        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, GN #2530
ATH7610        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, GN #2535
ATH7611        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, GN #2539
ATH7612        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, L&N #46668
ATH7613        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, L&N #46690
ATH7614        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, L&N #46777
ATH7615        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, B&M #76127
ATH7616        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, B&M #76379
ATH7617        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, B&M #76498
ATH7618        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, SP/T&NO #62318
ATH7619        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, SP/T&NO #62445
ATH7620        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, SP/T&NO #62530
ATH7621        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, Rutland #151
ATH7622        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, Rutland #188
ATH7623        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, Rutland #277
ATH7624        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, EL #88037
ATH7625        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, EL #88099
ATH7626        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, EL #88111
ATH7627        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, NH #31520
ATH7628        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, NH #31528
ATH7629        HO RTR 40' Superior Door Box, NH #31531
           
Athearn Genesis GP40-2      
MSRP $219.99, EHS Preorder $186.99     
ATHG65069   HO GP40-2, SBD/Ex-SCL #1640
ATHG65070   HO GP40-2, SBD/Ex-L&N #6608
ATHG65071   HO GP40-2, SBD/Ex-L&N #6615
ATHG65072   HO GP40-2, Ferromex #3007
ATHG65073   HO GP40-2, Ferromex #3013
ATHG65074   HO GP40-2, FCP #3019
ATHG65075   HO GP40-2, Chessie/C&O #4276
ATHG65076   HO GP40-2, Chessie/B&O #4294
ATHG65077   HO GP40-2, Chessie/B&O #4310
ATHG65081   HO GP40-2L, CN #9433
ATHG65082   HO GP40-2L, CN #9454
ATHG65083   HO GP40-2L, CN #9486
ATHG65084   HO GP40-2L, Indiana Harbor Belt #4020
ATHG65085   HO GP40-2L, Indiana Harbor Belt #4021
ATHG65086   HO GP40-2L, Indiana Harbor Belt #4022
ATHG65087   HO GP40-2L, Rail America/TP&W #4052
ATHG65088   HO GP40-2L, Rail America/TP&W #4053
ATHG65089   HO GP40-2L, Rail America/TP&W #4055
MSRP $229.99, EHS Preorder $195.49       
ATHG65078   HO GP40-2, Chessie/B&O/CSX #6084
ATHG65079   HO GP40-2, Chessie/CSX #6121
ATHG65080   HO GP40-2, Chessie/CSX #6129
           
Athearn Genesis GP40-2 with Tsunami2 Sound      
MSRP $3090.99, EHS Preorder $263.49     
ATHG65169   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, SBD/Ex-SCL #1640
ATHG65170   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, SBD/Ex-L&N #6608
ATHG65171   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, SBD/Ex-L&N #6615
ATHG65172   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Ferromex #3007
ATHG65173   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Ferromex #3013
ATHG65174   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, FCP #3019
ATHG65175   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/C&O #4276
ATHG65176   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/B&O #4294
ATHG65177   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/B&O #4310
ATHG65181   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, CN #9433
ATHG65182   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, CN #9454
ATHG65183   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, CN #9486
ATHG65184   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound,Indiana Harbor Belt #4020
ATHG65185   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound Indiana Harbor Belt #4021
ATHG65186   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound,Indiana Harbor Belt #4022
ATHG65187   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, Rail America/TP&W #4052
ATHG65188   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, Rail America/TP&W #4053
ATHG65189   HO GP40-2L w/DCC & Sound, Rail America/TP&W #4055
MSRP $319.99, EHS Preorder $271.99       
ATHG65178   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/B&O/CSX #6084
ATHG65179   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/CSX #6121
ATHG65180   HO GP40-2 w/DCC & Sound, Chessie/CSX #6129
           
Athearn Genesis SD60M       
MSRP $229.99, EHS Preorder $195.49  
ATHG8411     HO SD60M, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3887
ATHG8412     HO SD60M, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3889
ATHG8413     HO SD60M, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3890
ATHG8414     HO SD60M, CR/Blue/White/Quality #5516
ATHG8415     HO SD60M, CR/Blue/White/Quality #5549
ATHG8416     HO SD60M, CR/Blue/White/Quality #5568
ATHG8417     HO SD60M, CSX #8765
ATHG8418     HO SD60M, CSX #8768
ATHG8419     HO SD60M, CSX #8783
ATHG8420     HO SD60I, TRRA/Red/White #4001
ATHG8421     HO SD60I, TRRA/Red/White #4002
ATHG8422     HO SD60M, UP/Yellow Sill/Flag #2442
ATHG8423     HO SD60M, UP/Yellow Sill/Flag #2457
ATHG8424     HO SD60M, UP/Red Sill/As Delivered #6317
ATHG8425     HO SD60M, UP/Red Sill/As Delivered #6364
Athearn Genesis SD60M w/Tsunami2 Sound         
MSRP $319.99, EHS Preorder $271.99       
ATHG8511     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3887
ATHG8512     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3889
ATHG8513     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, B&P/Orange/Yellow #3890
ATHG8514     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound,CR/Blue/White/Quality #5516
ATHG8515     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound,CR/Blue/White/Quality #5549
ATHG8516     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound,CR/Blue/White/Quality #5568
ATHG8517     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, CSX #8765
ATHG8518     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, CSX #8768
ATHG8519     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, CSX #8783
ATHG8520     HO SD60I w/DCC & Sound, TRRA/Red/White #4001
ATHG8521     HO SD60I w/DCC & Sound, TRRA/Red/White #4002
ATHG8522     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, UP/Yellow Sill/Flag #2442
ATHG8523     HO SD60M w/DCC & Sound, UP/Yellow Sill/Flag #2457
ATHG8524     HO SD60M w/DCC & Snd,UP/Red Sill/As Delivered#6317
ATHG8525     HO SD60M w/DCC & Snd,UP/Red Sill/As Delivered#6364
           
Union Pacific 4-8-4    
MSRP $649.99, EHS Preorder $552.49       
w/Tsunami2 Sound MSRP $739.99, EHS Preorder $628.99
ATHG88310   HO FEF-2 4-8-4, UP #830
ATHG88311   HO FEF-2 4-8-4, UP #833
ATHG88312   HO FEF-3 4-8-4, UP #835
ATHG88313   HO FEF-3 4-8-4, UP #844
ATHG88410   HO FEF-2 4-8-4 w/DCC & Sound, UP #830
ATHG88411   HO FEF-2 4-8-4 w/DCC & Sound, UP #833
ATHG88412   HO FEF-3 4-8-4 w/DCC & Sound, UP #835
ATHG88413   HO FEF-3 4-8-4 w/DCC & Sound, UP #844
           
Roundhouse   
HO 34' 2-Bay Offset Open Hopper,   
Single MSRP $32.99, EHS Preorder $25.50
4-Pack MSRP $124.99, EHS Preorder $95.00   
RND1279       SF #180877
RND1280       SF #1 (4)
RND1281       SF #2 (4)
RND1282       C&I #162
RND1283       C&I #1 (4)
RND1284       C&I #2 (4)
RND1285       C&O #52777
RND1286       C&O #1 (4)
RND1287       C&O #2 (4)
RND1288       GN #73201
RND1289       GN #1 (4)
RND1290       GN #2 (4)
RND1291       P&WV #377
RND1292       P&WV #1 (4)
RND1293       P&WV #2 (4)
RND1294       Chessie/B&O#234567
RND1295       Chessie/B&O #1 (4)
RND1296       Chessie/B&O #2 (4)
           
Broadway Limitied    
ETA July 2021
Preorders Due by 5/24/2021 
N SD40-2/Paragon4/DC/DCC,         
MSRP $259.99, EHS Preorder $207.99 
BLI6190          EMD #3093
BLI6191          EMD #3097
BLI6192          BNSF #1732
BLI6193          BNSF #1734
BLI6194          CP #6604
BLI6195          CP #6608
BLI6196          CSX #8198
BLI6197          CSX #8199
BLI6198          FEC #711
BLI6199          FEC #714
BLI6200          MILW #182
BLI6201          MILW #190
BLI6202          MP #3098
BLI6203          MP #3131
BLI6204          UP #1907
BLI6205          IP #1947
BLI6206          EMD
N SD40-2 High Nose/Paragon4/DC/DCC,   
MSRP $259.99, EHS Preorder $207.99  
BLI6210          CP #5478
BLI6211          CP #5480
BLI6212          N&W #1628
BLI6213          N&W #1635
BLI6214          NS #1627
BLI6215          NS #1629
BLI6216          SOU #3219
BLI6217          SOU #3225
           
HO S-3 4-8-4/Paragon4/DC/DCC,   
MSRP $599.99, EHS Preorder $479.99   
BLI6490          MILW #261
BLI6491          MILW #262
BLI6492          MILW #265
BLI6493          MILW #266
BLI6494          MILW #269
BLI6495          MILW #261
BLI6496          MILW #261
BLI6497          MILW un-numbered
           
HO I1sa 2-10-0/Paragon4/DC/DCC,
MSRP $499.99, EHS Preorder $399.99
BLI6760          PRR #4467
BLI6761          PRR #4567
BLI6762          PRR #4572
BLI6763          PRR #4524
BLI6764          PRR #4578
BLI6765          PRR #4626
BLI6766          PRR #4258
BLI6767          PRR #4390
BLI6768          PRR #4616
BLI6769          PRR un-numbered
           
HO SD40-2/Paragon4/DC/DCC,      
MSRP $329.99, EHS Preorder $263.99 
BLI6774          ATSF #5030
BLI6775          ATSF #5056
BLI6776          BCR #736
BLI6777          BCR #741
BLI6778          BNSF #1680
BLI6779          BNSF #1708
BLI6780          CNWS #6848
BLI6781          CNWS #6867
BLI6782          CSX #8181
BLI6783          CSX #8205
BLI6784          FAM #8037
BLI6785          FAM #8045
BLI6786          IC #6030
BLI6787          IC #6257
BLI6788          ONT #1733
BLI6789          ONT #1734
BLI6790          EMD #3428
BLI6791          EMD #3465
BLI6792          RBM&N #3054
BLI6793          RBM&N #3057
BLI6794          UP #1972
BLI6795          UP #1984
BLI6796          EMD
Thank you for your patronage!
 
Pre-ordering is easy, email us or call us with the items you want and we will take care of it from there! When it arrives at our shop we will notify you that it has arrived and you have ten business days to finish the transaction to guarantee our preorder price.

The EHS Team
Dennis
Scott
Denny
Jim
Dave
William
Jack
Don
Dan
Dave
Paul