Is MTH model trains going out of business?

Electric Trains owner announces retirement; 40-year-old company to close in May 2021. After four decades in business, M.T.H. Electric Trains is closing. President Mike Wolf announced Monday that he is retiring, shuttering the business in May 2021 but leaving the door open to prospective buyers to form a new company.

Can Lionel trains run on MTH track?

Lionel trains will run on MTH RealTrax track as long as the diameter matches the train minimum requirement. The minimum curve size is just that, the minimum sharpness of curve the train can negotiate without derailing. Locomotives designed to operate on a 42″ curve will not operate on 31″ or 27″, it will derail.

What is the future of MTH trains?

M.T.H. Trains President Mike Wolf has announced his May 2021 retirement and the subsequent closure of the company after 40 years in business. “It is, therefore, with mixed emotions that I tell you I have decided to retire in 2021 and close the business,” he said in a June 8, 2020 letter to the industry.

Will people buy MTH trains?

In February, Benton, Tenn. -based announced the purchase of M.T.H.’s HO scale and S gauge tooling and designs. It anticipates model production by 2022.

Can you run Bachmann trains on Kato track?

3) Kato track uses a plastic clip to join base + the rail. Bachmann uses a clip for the track & normal rail joiners. You will need to cut the clips then use rail joiners for the rail. You may also need a shim for height.

Is someone buying M.T.H. trains?

Atlas Model Railroad Company Inc. has purchased a selection of the tooling for M.T.H. Electric Trains’ Premier O scale locomotive and rolling stock lines, as well as some of M.T.H.’s RailKing accessories. In June 2020, president Mike Wolf announced he was retiring and M.T.H.

What does M.T.H. trains stand for?

MTH Electric Trains, formerly known as Mike’s Train House, is an American toy train and model railroad designer, importer, and manufacturer based in Maryland. Mike Wolf, the MTH founder, started assembling and selling trains in 1973 at the age of twelve.

Where are Lionel trains made today?

The company’s O-gauge toy trains are made in China. Some products are shipped to Lionel operations in Virginia for final assembly and painting.

Who is the CEO of MTH trains?

Mike Wolf
MTH Electric Trains

Type Private
Industry Toys and hobbies
Founded Columbia, Maryland (1980)
Headquarters Columbia, MD
Key people Mike Wolf, founder and owner

How long have I been using MTh realtrax?

I’ve been using MTH RealTrax for my under-the-tree layout for 3 years. This year has been a major headache. Evidently RealTrax can only take so much connecting and disconnecting before it starts to malfunction.

Who is a fan of MTH realtrax toy trains?

OTTS Charter Member, a Roseyville Raider and a member of the CTT Forum since 2004.. Actually, I was a fan of the MTH RealTrax and was constantly feuding with ChiefEagles about how great it was. I now stand corrected. And my RealTrax is the newest version with the newer contstruction and assembly welds.

Which is better Fastrack or realtrax toy trains?

Realtrax may LOOK better, but Fastrack WORKS much better. Unfortunately, I have PILES of Realtrax (a Very fitting adjective, BTW), so for now, my temporary layouts will be with Realtrax, I just understand and accept what I have to do whn using Realtrax.

What was chief’s criticism of MTH realtrax?

One of Chief’s criticisms of RealTrax was it says on the packaging that it can be assembled by someone very young. That is pure baloney. Thanks for that post Buckeye. I remember you guys going round and round with the switch problems. It’s 100% Fastrack for me from now on. Friend of mine spent a fortune on that crap.