June 17, 2021 Newsletter
“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” – Rodolfo Costa

Yes, another newsletter. More announcements and information we received from one of our distributors to keep you up-to-date with what is happening in our Model Railroading world. As most of you are aware, we are going from solitary confinement to enjoying our freedom again. The world paused everything, including making items, but now most people are wanting items that are not available, which is causing shortages and prices to rise. Well, it is affecting our industry as well. Below are excerpts that we received from one of our distributors:

Please, at best, expect challenges to our industry that haven't been experienced since 1945. Shortages will exist, some product may be allocated, and some shelves may remain empty. Please be patient with us as we are doing our best to get product stocked.
1. The dollar continues to decline making imports more expensive.
2. Cargo rates have, at best, doubled and even tripled. Also, ocean shippers have requested premium pricing... A container from China last year was $4,500.00, and today we have seen $15,000.00. The large box retailers and Amazon are bidding up the price on containers for the fourth quarter. Big tech has reserved most air cargo shipments in the fourth quarter. Our air cargo rates are up over 400% from last year.
3. There is a chip shortage that will affect many companies. That is, chips may not be available for model train engines and transformers.
4. Price increases of major proportion are starting to be announced. China's producer price index increased 9% in May alone.
5. The ports are clogged. On June 7th, China closed a major port for 21 days which represents one fourth of all goods exported.
6. There are severe labor shortages at the ports once the ship has landed.
The American philosophy of purchasing is, "Just in Time." - The Chinese philosophy of purchasing is, "Just in Case."
Our industry is very small, and we have no influence on shipping when competing with Amazon, Walmart, Target and Costco for shipping containers.

As you can see this distributor is expecting a challenging rest of 2021. We have ordered early and reordered many times to keep our stocking level as high as we can afford to, so we can serve you the best we possibly can in these unpredictable times. However, one has to wonder if this instability and additional costs would start bring some of this back to the US? On the bright side I was just reading how the building materials prices are starting to recede, maybe our distributor is not as optimistic as we are? Isn’t this fun!😊

We received a large restock of Peco track, with more on order. We received the monthly offering from Kadee, which is an American made SOO Line 2-bay hopper.

We are having another zany condition, so to celebrate our wackiness we are having a Fabulous Father’s Friday, tomorrow, 6/18/2021, in our physical store and online store. Of course, it will only be the typical open hours on Friday in our store, but it will be 24 hours long in our online store. Enter the coupon code FFF2021 to receive an additional 10% off all items!
Of course, all Sales orders, Work orders used items or consignment items do not apply.

Announcements

Athearn         
ETA July 2022
Preorders Due by 7/20/2021 
HO RTR 16,000-Gallon Clay Slurry Tank
MSRP $44.99, EHS Preorder $35.00
3-Pack MSRP $109.99, EHS Preorder $85.00     
ATH16347      UTLX #12234
ATH16348      UTLX #12251
ATH16349      UTLX #1 (3)
ATH16350      UTLX #2 (3)
ATH16351      GATX #29150
ATH16352      GATX #29166
ATH16353      GATX #1 (3)
ATH16354      GATX #2 (3)
ATH16355      SHPX #201971
ATH16356      SHPX #202007
ATH16357      SHPX #1 (3)
ATH16358      SHPX #2 (3)
ATH16359      UTLX #301307
ATH16360      UTLX #301352
ATH16361      UTLX #1 (3)
ATH16362      UTLX #2 (3)
ATH16363      WACX #151079
ATH16364      WACX #151088
ATH16365      WACX #1 (3)
ATH16366      WACX #2 (3)
ATH16367      JMHX #71009
ATH16368      JMHX #71017
ATH16369      JMXH #1 (3)
ATH16370      JMXH #2 (3)
           
HO RTR PS 4740 Covered Hopper
MSRP $39.99, EHS Preorder $31.00
3-Pack MSRP $109.99, EHS Preorder $85.00         
ATH18775      AACX #007
ATH18776      AACX #011
ATH18777      AACX (3)
ATH18778      CATX #5006
ATH18779      CATX #5020
ATH18780      CATX (3)
ATH18781      GN #171556
ATH18782      GN #171612
ATH18783      GN (3)
ATH18784      IC #56800
ATH18785      IC #56861
ATH18786      IC (3)
ATH18787      MKT #4367
ATH18788      MKT #4391
ATH18789      MKT (3)
ATH18790      N&W #176830
ATH18791      N&W #176854
ATH18792      N&W (3)
           
HO RTR 55 F-100 Panel Truck
MSRP $29.99, EHS Preorder $23.00
ATH26476      Bell
ATH26477      Harrison's
ATH26478      Midtown
ATH26479      REA
ATH26480      Reliable
ATH26482      Police/Black
ATH26484      Fire/Red
ATH26500      Athearn/75 Anniversary
           
HO RTR 45' Container 3-Pack    
MSRP $44.99, EHS Preorder $35.00
ATH28036      HMM/KOBC #1 (3)
ATH28037      HMM/KOBC #2 (3)
ATH28040      Crowley #1 (3)
ATH28041      Crowley #2 (3)
ATH28042      Dong Fang #1 (3)
ATH28043      Dong Fang #2 (3)
ATH28044      APL #1 (3)
ATH28045      APL #2 (3)
ATH28046      Horizon Lines #1 (3)
ATH28047      Horizon Lines #2 (3)
MSRP $49.99, EHS Preorder $39.00
ATH28038      NOL #1 (3)
ATH28039      NOL #2 (3)
           
           
HO RTR 52' Mill Gondola
MSRP $37.99, EHS Preorder $29.50
3-Pack MSRP $104.99, EHS Preorder $81.00         
ATH8376        CEFX #30240
ATH8377        CEFX #30258
ATH8378        CEFX #30265
ATH8379        CEFX (3)
ATH8384        NOKL #322204
ATH8385        NOKL #322211
ATH8386        NOKL #322253
ATH8387        NOKL (3)
ATH8388        RI #680111
ATH8389        RI #680132
ATH8390        RI #680149
ATH8391        RI (3)
ATH8392        Wisconsin Central #54001
ATH8393        Wisconsin Central #54196
ATH8394        Wisconsin Central #54241
ATH8395        Wisconsin Central (3)
ATH8396        Washington Central #30003
ATH8397        Washington Central #30021
ATH8398        Washington Central #30060
ATH8399        Washington Central (3)
MSRP $42.99, EHS Preorder $33.50
3-Pack MSRP $119.99, EHS Preorder $93.00         
ATH8380        KCS #800236
ATH8381        KCS #800503
ATH8382        KCS #800899
ATH8383        KCS (3)
           
Athearn Genesis2     
HO G2 SD90MAC,   
MSRP $259.99, EHS Preorder $220.99       
ATHG27253   UP #3705
ATHG27254   UP #3770
ATHG27255   UP #3728
ATHG27256   UP #3681
ATHG27257   CPR #9112
ATHG27258   CPR #9139
ATHG27259   CPR #9144
ATHG27260   CEFX/CPR #119
ATHG27261   CEFX/CPR #133
ATHG27262   CEFX/CPR #136
ATHG27263   INRD #9004
ATHG27264   INRD #9013
ATHG27265   INRD #9025
ATHG27266   NS #7264
ATHG27267   NS #7287
ATHG27268   NS #7290
HO G2 SD90MAC    
W/DCC and Tsunami2 Sound           
MSRP, $349.99, EHS Preorder $297.49      
ATHG27353   w/DCC & Sound, UP #3705
ATHG27354   w/DCC & Sound, UP #3770
ATHG27355   w/DCC & Sound, UP #3728
ATHG27356   w/DCC & Sound, UP #3681
ATHG27357   w/DCC & Sound, CPR #9112
ATHG27358   w/DCC & Sound, CPR #9139
ATHG27359   w/DCC & Sound, CPR #9144
ATHG27360   w/DCC & Sound, CEFX/CPR #119
ATHG27361   w/DCC & Sound, CEFX/CPR #133
ATHG27362   w/DCC & Sound, CEFX/CPR #136
ATHG27363   w/DCC & Sound, INRD #9004
ATHG27364   w/DCC & Sound, INRD #9013
ATHG27365   w/DCC & Sound,INRD #9025
ATHG27366   w/DCC & Sound, NS #7264
ATHG27367   w/DCC & Sound, NS #7287
ATHG27368   w/DCC & Sound, NS #7290
           
Athearn N Scale        
N 52' Mill Gondola
MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
3-Pack MSRP $89.99, EHS preorder $70.00
ATH3545        CEFX #30240
ATH3546        CEFX #30258
ATH3547        CEFX #30265
ATH3548        CEFX (3)
ATH3553        NOKL #322204
ATH3554        NOKL #322211
ATH3555        NOKL #322253
ATH3556        NOKL (3)
ATH3557        RI #680111
ATH3558        RI #680132
ATH3559        RI #680149
ATH3560        RI (3)
ATH3561        Wisconsin Central #54001
ATH3562        Wisconsin Central #54196
ATH3563        Wisconsin Central #54241
ATH3564        Wisconsin Central (3)
ATH3565        Washington Central #30003
ATH3566        Washington Central #30021
ATH3567        Washington Central #30060
ATH3568        Washington Central (3)
MSRP $39.99, EHS Preorder $31.00
3-Pack MSRP $99.99, EHS preorder $78.00
ATH3549        KCS #800236
ATH3550        KCS #800503
ATH3551        KCS #800899
ATH3552        KCS (3)
           
N 45' Container 3-Pack    
MSRP $44.99, EHS Preorder $35.00
ATH17890      HMM/KOBC #1 (3)
ATH17891      HMM/KOBC #2 (3)
ATH17894      Crowley #1 (3)
ATH17895      Crowley #2 (3)
ATH17896      Dong Fang #1 (3)
ATH17897      Dong Fang #2 (3)
ATH17898      APL #1 (3)
ATH17899      APL #2 (3)
ATH17900      Horizon Lines #1 (3)
ATH17901      Horizon Lines #2 (3)
MSRP $49.99, EHS Preorder $39.00
ATH17892      NOL #1 (3)
ATH17893      NOL #2 (3)
           
Kato  
Preorders due NOW  
ETA End of June 2021          
KAT106063     N SouthernPacific Morning Daylight"Lines"10Car Set $260.00
KAT1066310   N Southern Pacific Morning Daylight"Lines"2Car Set $55.00
KAT1260307DCC      N 4-8-4 GS-4 Southern Pacific"Daylight"#4449 w/DCC $320.00
KAT1260310   N 4-8-4 GS-4 Southern Pacific "Daylight" #4454 $240.00
KAT1260310DCC      N 4-8-4 GS-4 Southern Pacific"Daylight"#4454 w/DCC $320.00
           
Roundhouse   
HO Wide Vision Caboose
MSRP $34.99, EHS Preorder $27.00
RND1342       RI/CRI&P #17007
RND1343       RI/CRI&P #17043
RND1344       RI/CRI&P #17061
RND1345       GN #X-114
RND1346       GN #X-117
RND1347       GN #X-123
RND1348       Ferromex #100101
RND1349       Ferromex #100104
RND1350       Ferromex #100107
RND1351       SLSF/Bicentennial #1700
RND1352       SLSF #1237
RND1353       SLSF #1281
RND1354       BN #10513
RND1355       BN #10521
RND1356       BN #10525
RND1357       CPR #420982
RND1358       CPR #420983
RND1359       CPR #420987
RND1360       NP #10401
RND1361       NP #10417
RND1362       NP #10423
           
Rapido Trains
HO USRA Single-Sheathed Boxcar
MSRP $49.99. EHS Preorder $41.50
6-Pack MSRP $299.70, EHS Preorder $245.00       
RPI142001     Ann Arbor, 6pk
RPI142001A   Ann Arbor
RPI142002     B&O, 6pk
RPI142002A   B&O
RPI142003     CNJ, 6pk
RPI142003A   CNJ
RPI142004     C&O, 6pk
RPI142004A   C&O
RPI142005     C&NW, 6pk
RPI142005A   C&NW
RPI142006     MILW (CMStP&P) 6pk
RPI142006A   MILW (CMStP&P)
RPI142007     D&H, 6pk
RPI142007A   D&H
RPI142008     Maine Central, 6pk
RPI142008A   Maine Central
RPI142009     N&W, 6pk
RPI142009A   N&W
RPI142010     NYC, 6pk
RPI142010A   NYC
RPI142011     PRR Y-door, 6pk
RPI142011A   PRR Y-door
RPI142012     PRR C-door, 6pk
RPI142012A   PRR Creco door
RPI142013     Reading, 6pk
RPI142013A   Reading
RPI142014     RF&P, 6pk
RPI142014A   RF&P
RPI142015     SP, 6pk
RPI142015A   SP
RPI142099     Undec

HO scale B36-7 DC/DCC/Lok Sound    
MSRP $339.00, EHS Preorder $282.00       
RPI18560       ATSF Kodachrome: #7497
RPI18561       CR #5024
RPI18562       CR #5046
RPI18563       CR #5055
RPI18564       CR #5003
RPI18565       CR #5039
RPI18566       CR #5056
RPI18567       SP #7758
RPI18568       SP #7766
RPI18569       SP #7759
RPI18570       SP #7769
           
HO Gunderson 53' Husky-Stack Well Car  
MSRP" $34.99, EHS Preorder $29.00          
RPI401023     TTX #475412
RPI401024     CP #527066
RPI401025     CP #527131
RPI401026     CP #527259
RPI401027     CP #527317
RPI401028     CP #527394
RPI401029     CP #527452
RPI401030     FROMX #5103
RPI401031     FROMX #5110
RPI401032     FROMX #5183
RPI401033     FROMX #5226
RPI401034     FROMX #5271
RPI401035     FROMX #5344
RPI401036     TTX #645176
RPI401037     TTX #645208
RPI401038     TTX #645489
RPI401039     TTX #646345
RPI401040     TTX #646571
RPI401041     TTX #647119
RPI401042     TTX #645211
RPI401043     TTX #645579
RPI401044     TTX #645610
RPI401045     TTX #645812
RPI401046     TTX #645871
RPI401047     TTX #645956
RPI401048     TTX #645015
RPI401049     TTX #645096
RPI401050     TTX #645148
RPI401051     TTX #645206
RPI401052     TTX #645267
RPI401053     TTX #645311      
           
N scale B100 Boxcar
MSRP" $36.99, EHS Preorder $30.50          
6-Pack 221.70, EHS Preorder $180.00               
RPI537001     SP Delivery Scheme, 6pk #1
RPI537001A   SP Delivery Scheme
RPI537002     SP Delivery Scheme, 6pk #2
RPI537002A   SP Delivery Scheme
RPI537003     GWS Ventura County, 6pk #1
RPI537003A   GWS Ventura County
RPI537004     GWS Ventura County, 6pk #2
RPI537004A   GWS Ventura County
RPI537005     GWS w/SP Patch, 6pk
RPI537005A   GWS w/SP Patch
RPI537006     Amtrak Green, 3pk
RPI537006A   Amtrak Green
RPI537007     Amtrak Phase IV, 3pk
RPI537007A   Amtrak Phase IV
RPI537008     SP/UP Shield Repaint, 6pk
RPI537008A   SP/UP Shield Repaint
RPI537009     Columbus & Greenville, 6pk
RPI537009A   Columbus & Greenville
RPI537099     Undecorated
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