2018-19 Lionel Corporation Tinplate Catalog Now Online
September 12, 2018 - The latest and final Lionel Corporation Tinplate catalog has been released as an online interactive flipbook on the M.T.H. website. No printed version will be produced.
The catalog can be viewed online by clicking the following link:
The 2018/2019 catalog is the tenth and final catalog under the licensing agreement between M.T.H. and Lionel LLC with the current contract set to terminate in 2019. While an option to continue the relationship was proffered, the renewal terms offered by Lionel for an extension beyond 2019 were not conducive for any future M.T.H. tinplate plans. As a result, the items featured in the new catalog - many of which are available for immediate shipment in very limited quantities - are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
M.T.H. has always owned all the tooling developed for the Lionel Corporation product line – including locomotives, rolling stock, passenger cars, accessories, and the RealTrax and traditional tubular standard gauge track lines - and will continue to do so once the agreement concludes.
Read the full press release HERE.
More Tinplate Offerings
M.T.H. Electric Trains signed a licensing agreement with Marklin to reproduce and distribute one of their famous pre-war stations, the Leipzig Big City Station. The all-metal recreation is still available with German wall signage and can be paired with the No. 2036 Leipzig Platform Hall to recreate one of the most sought-after tinplate accessories in Marklin's history. Check out a video of the English version of the station and learn more about the station and platform hall by clicking HERE.
The interactive flip page format of the Lionel Corporation catalog allows visitors to page through the catalog as if one were turning the pages of a printed version. We've created hot links for all the items allowing visitors to quickly open up each item's detail page on the M.T.H. website where they'll discover more about the item, including features, historical copy, sizes, cab and car numbers and names, and minimum curve operation.
The flip page format also allows viewers to search through the catalog using key words, zoom in on items, print individual pages and email favorite pages to friends and family. Tools for doing these tasks are all located in the toolbar on the left side of the flip page catalog.
Items featured in the catalog can be ordered through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer or directly from the M.T.H. Website.
M.T.H. mailing list subscribers and MTHRRC Railroaders Club members can expect to receive printed versions of the catalog beginning in late October when the 2016 Lionel Corporation Tinplate catalog will be shipped to subscribers. Non-subscribers can request printed catalogs by clicking HERE.