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TCS WOWSound Decoder Sale -  TCS shook the steam decoder world with its revolutionary WOWSound steam sound decoders. Steve's Depot is currently offering these decoders at just $74.95 for the basic version, and just $84.95 for the Keep-Alive version!

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Announcements

April 11, 2014

SoundTraxx Announces the CurrentKeeper™ -  Now you can experience hiccup-free sound and operation with any DCC decoder and the new CurrentKeeper. The CurrentKeeper provides continuous sound and smooth operation by maintaining uninterrupted electrical power for up to 10 seconds - perfect for dirty track and finicky runners.

Available from Steve's Depot for just $19.95!

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March 26, 2014

MRC Power Packs Now at Steve's Depot -  Not all model railroaders run or want to run on DCC. So responding to our customer's needs, we now offer the MRC RailPower, Tech 6, Tech 7, and ThrottlePack 9900/9950 lines of DC power packs.

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March 17, 2014

New Series 6 N/Z Scale Decoders & Power Xtender -  Digitrax has been busy updating many of their decoders to Series 6, with accommodations for the new Power Xtender modules that store power to keep your locomotives running when your track is somewhat less than spotlessly clean (except for Z scale decoders). The new products (and those they replace) are listed below. Discontinued products are now on sale while supplies last!

New Item Replaces
DZ126 DZ125
DZ126PS DZ125PS
DZ126IN DZ125IN
   
New Item Replaces
DZ146 DZ143
DZ146PS DZ143PS
   
New Item Replaces
DN136D DN135D
DN136PS DN135PS
DN146IP DN143IP
   
New Item Replaces
DN166PS DN163/PS
PX112-6F None
   
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February 4, 2014

New HO Scale Decoders & Power Xtender -  Digitrax has released the DH126 to replace the DH123 and the DH166 to replace the DH163. Each of the new decoders comes in three wire harness configurations for flexibility with installations. Plug the new PX112-2 Power Xtender (sold separately) that plugs into the 2-pin receptacle on these decoders for improved operation over dirty track.

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January 21, 2014

New *Tiny* Z Decoder & New N Sound Decoders -  Digitrax has added a tiny new decoder to their Z scale lineup. The DZ126T is almost too small to believe! They have also released two new N scale sound decoders, the 8-bit SDN136PS and the 16-bit SDXN136PS. Also, a new Power Xtender for these sound decoders, the PX112-6 for improved operation over dirty track.

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           January 2, 2014

MRT Accutrack Speedometer Now At Steve's Depot -  Steve's Depot is now an authorized dealer of the Model Railroad Technologies Accutrack Speedometer. Have you ever wanted to know the scale speed that your trains are achieving? Now you can!

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January 2, 2014

SPROG Programmers & SBOOST Boosters Now At Steve's Depot -  Steve's Depot is now an authorized dealer of the SPROG family of products. We offer the renouned SPROG IIv3 and SPROG3 decoder programmers (excellent at programming those troublesome sound decoders) and the SBOOST 2.5 Amp booster, which is specifically designed for use with the SPROG II or ANY DCC system to add an extra power district or auto-reversing section.

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           January 2, 2014

Tam Valley Depot's Frog Juicer Now At Steve's Depot -  Steve's Depot is now an authorized dealer of Tam Valley Depot products. We are now offering their Frog Juicer, which automatically ensures that turnout frogs on DCC layouts are powered correctly regardless of which way the turnout is thrown.

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                                December 9, 2013

New Cabling Products, Compatible with Both Digitrax LocoNet and NCE Cab Bus -  Digitrax now offers prefabricated cables, a coiled throttle cord, a custom cable-making kit, and various cable-making supply parts. All of these products are compatible with both Digitrax LocoNet and NCE Cab Bus because both systems use the same RJ12 connectors and wiring.

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           December 9, 2013

DCC Specialties - 4 new "Tortoise Buddy" Models Now Available At Steve's Depot -  The Toroise Buddy makes it easier to connect your Tortoise to various electronic controls. Different models offer different and additional features as outlined on our Tortoise Buddy web page.

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           December 1, 2013

New Prodigy Explorer - Pre-Order with Special Holiday Pricing at $89.95! -  MRC has announced the introduction of Prodigy Explorer. According to Walt Schroder, MRC's National Accounts Manager, "Explorer is aimed at newcomers to model railroading as well as DC hobbyists, who until now have resisted DCC because of its supposed complexity."

Expected to begin shipping in January 2014.

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November 22, 2013

Blackstone Models Announces 2014 Release of Flatcars and Drop Bottom Gondolas -  Back at last! The 2014 Flatcars are available in four new D&RGW numbers, one new RGS number, and a re-release of the painted, unlettered car. The 2014 Drop Bottom Gondolas are available in six new D&RGW numbers with a variety of heralds. These freight cars will be offered only in freshly shopped, unweathered paint. Expected to begin shipping in May 2014.

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November 15, 2013

New Sound Decoders & Accessories -  Digitrax has released several new products that may now be ordered from Steve's Depot:

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November 8, 2013

New Tsunamis for Athearn Genesis & Kato -  For the recently released Athearn Genesis ES44AC, SoundTraxx will be offering a Tsunami GN-1000 with GE's Gevo-12 prime mover. This decoder is expected to begin shipping by late November 2013.

SoundTraxx will also be offering a new Tsunami KT-1000 specifically designed to fit Kato's P42, with GE FDL-16 Modern prime mover. This decoder is expected to begin shipping by mid December 2013.

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November 1, 2013

QSI Solutions Under New Ownership -  The QSI Solutions ownership transfer to Josh Shedaker is now complete. This is a positive move as QSI Solutions is now an independent company with a singular focus on developing great products. Steve's Depot remains an authorized QSI Solutions dealer and will continue keeping you up to date with new product developments, most recently with the new Q3 Emulator Technology upgrades for the Titan series of DCC sound decoders.

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October 18, 2013

TCS Replaces Original WOWSound Decoders with the new WOW101 Series -  TCS has introduced two new WOWSound decoders, the WOW101-Steam (part #1516) and WOW101-Steam-KA (part #1517), replacing all of the originally released WOWSound decoders (parts #1511-1515). The new decoders are significantly smaller than the original series while still offering all of the same great sound features.

The new WOW101 decoders are now available at Steve's Depot!

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October 3, 2013

Tsunami for Intermountain HO Locomotives -  The initial offerings are available for the following InterMountain HO releases: F Units (EMD 567), SD40s (EMD 645), and ES44ACs and ES44DCs (GE GEVO-12). As a plug and play format board, the TSU-IM1000 fits perfectly as a drop-in replacement for the light board. Hardware is already in place to accommodate the use of LEDs without the need for resistors. It also includes a speaker wiring harness (speakers are sold separately). Expected to begin shipping in November 2013

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September 9, 2013

Incredible Prices From Steve's Depot & Amazing Offer From MRC -  Steve is offering SIZZLIN' prices and MRC is offering FREE decoders.

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August 29, 2013

Blackstone Models Announces K-28 & K-36 Model Numbers -  Specific model numbers were announced today and pre-orders are now being accepted by Steve's Depot. These locomotives are expected to ship in the second half of 2014. At this time Blackstone is only planning to manufacture UNWEATHERED versions. ESTIMATED price is $439.95 (subject to change), based on the estimated MSRP of $549.99

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August 16, 2013

TCS WOWSound Steam Sound Decoders Shipping Aug/Sep 2013 -  The TCS WOWSound decoders are TCS's first foray into sound and the results are spectacular! The test run has been completed with just a few finishing touches to be incorporated into the final product. The production run is expected to begin shipping in August or September of 2013.

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August 9, 2013

Peco HOn3 Track -  Peco HOn3 track is now available at Steve's Depot! High-quality Peco HOn3 track is available with code 70 nickel-silver flextrack and #5 left- and right-hand turnouts. The turnouts feature the "Unifrog" which is a new DCC-friendly development evolving from Peco's Electrofrog and Insulfrog designs.

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July 29, 2013

Blackstone Models Announces K-28 and K-36 for 2014 -  Oft requested and long awaited, Blackstone Models has announced all new K-28 and K-36 locomotive models for 2014. Details are not yet available but will be posted here as they are made public.

Steve's Depot will accept pre-orders as soon as part numbers are announced.



June 17, 2013

Digitrax New Releases & Upgrades -  Digitrax has released upgrades of it's PR3 and LNRP products and a new N scale decoder. The PR3 Xtra does everything the discontinued PR3 did, and also includes a PS14 power supply. The LNRP Xtra does everything the discontinued LNRP did, and also includes a PS14 power supply. The DN163K4A is a new decoder custom designed for the N scale Kato Glacier Express locomotive.

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May 24, 2013

LaBelle Woodworking HOn3 Products -  As LaBelle says, "Nothing is as good as wood!"  Steve's Depot is an authorized LaBelle Woodworking dealer and we have recently updated our web site where you can now order their products. You will find HOn3 coaches, combines, RPOs, baggage cars, parlor cars, box cars, stock cars, reefers, gondolas, cabooses, decals and all other LaBelle HOn3 parts and accessories.

Nothing is as satisfying as seeing your own hand-built pieces on your layout!

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May 3, 2013

Frameless Tank Cars (2013 Release) -  Blackstone Models has announced announce the 2013 release of three new road numbers of our popular HOn3 UTLX Frameless Tank Cars, which feature the iconic "GRAMPS" logo. Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so place your orders now! These cars are expected to begin shipping in mid-July 2013.

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May 3, 2013

Revised C-19 Release Schedule -  Unweathered versions of the 2013 release of 2-8-0 locomotives are expected to begin shipping in June. The shipment of weathered versions has been delayed due to quality control issues.

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"We take great pride in creating products that exceed modelers' expectations, and the weathering effect on these models did not meet our high standards. Therefore, these models are being completely remade. We expect them to arrive within 60 to 90 days after we receive the shipment of the non-weathered versions."
-- Blackstone Models



May 1, 2013

Rocky Mountain Express -  Steve's Depot is helping Boston's Museum of Science to promote their latest IMAX film, Rocky Mountain Express. This film takes you on a journey with CPR #2816 to retrace the original route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Steve has already had the privilege of viewing this film in the Museum's Mugar Omni Theater, boasting the only IMAX dome theather in New England where the screen actually extends beyond your peripheral vision. In a word, the cinematography and audio quality of CPR #2816 making its journey is nothing short of STUNNING! This is the ultimate 50-minute railfan trip. (Steve's Depot is in no way affiliated with, or compensated by, the Museum of Science.)

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April 12, 2013

Updated 5 Amp Boosters for PowerCabs -  NCE has introduced two new PowerCab 5 Amp boosters, the SB5 Smart Booster and the DB5 Dumb Booster, replacing the discontinued SB3a and DB3a, respectively. The new SB5 and DB5 boosters now include their own 5 Amp power supplies, which were previously sold separately from the discontinued models. The DB5 Dumb Booster simply adds a new 5 Amp power district to your layout. The SB5 Smart Booster does that AND ALLOWS YOU TO UNPLUG YOUR POWERCAB AND MOVE TO ANOTHER PLUGIN PANEL WITHOUT INTERRUPTING YOUR LAYOUT OPERATION!!

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April 11, 2013

ESU Select Series - Sound File for Bachmann G Scale Shay Now Available -  ESU has just release a sound file of the Shay steam locomotive for the LokSound V4.0 series decoders, specificially designed for the Bachmann G scale Shay and the LokSound V4.0 XL decoder. New decoders may be ordered with this sound file pre-installed from Steve's Depot or customers may download the sound file from the ESU web site and use the ESU programmer to program it into their LokSound Select decoder.

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March 26, 2013

Kadee HOn3 Products at Steve's Depot -  To better serve our HOn3 customers Steve's Depot now offers all of Kadee's HOn3 products as well as some complementary products. We have couplers, uncouplers, trucks, tap & drill sets, screws, nuts, washers, tools, supplies and more!

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March 22, 2013

Customer Appreciation Reward Coupon -  If you purchase any three pieces of Blackstone Models rolling stock (excluding Freight Car 3-packs) or a single locomotive between now and April 30, 2013, Blackstone Models will send you a $5 Customer Appreciation Reward Coupon to use toward your next Blackstone Models purchase! Sign up for the SoundTraxx e-newsletter to get more information and special offers. Email customernews@soundtraxx.com to subscribe.

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March 20, 2013

Micro Engineering HO/HOn3 Products at Steve's Depot -  To better serve our HOn3 customers Steve's Depot now offers Micro Engineering's HOn3 products as well as some associated HO standard gauge products. We have Flex-Trak, turnouts, hand-laid rail supplies, rail tools, bridge kits, Wheel Works vehicle kits and more!

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March 20, 2013

ESU Select Series - "Shay" Sound File Now Available -  ESU has just release a sound file of the Shay steam locomotive for the LokSound Select AUX6, Select Direct & Select Micro decoders. New decoders may be ordered with this sound file pre-installed from Steve's Depot or customers may download the sound file from the ESU web site and use the ESU programmer to program it into their LokSound Select decoder.

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