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Lionel Corporation Tinplate License Deal To Expire In 2019

Columbia, Maryland, 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.

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.

The tinplate marketplace has seen some exciting releases over the past decade from the Lionel Corporation collaboration when items once again sported the classic Lionel Circle L logo in stunning, glossy liveries in traditional Lionel tinplate colors and in railroad schemes never before produced in O and Standard Gauge tinplate models. The release of the Goliath and the Super 381 Electrics are among the highlights of the decade long cooperative collaboration with each and every Lionel Corporation Tinplate locomotive, car and accessory carefully crafted to honor the legacy of tinplate long associated with the Lionel brand.

Now, as the line enters its final stretch, tinplate enthusiasts have one last chance to obtain a piece of toy train history. Never again may there be another opportunity for collectors to obtain a cherished item like the M.T.H. licensed tinplate products offered in this final catalog.

About M.T.H. Electric Trains

Now in its 38th year, M.T.H. Electric Trains has released over 30,000 items in its O Scale, Tinplate, One Gauge, HO Scale and S Gauge model train lineups. Featuring the industry's highest quality ready-to-run starter sets, M.T.H. products come equipped with digital sound and control features in traditional railroad liveries and popular branded themes.

As an innovative market leader, M.T.H. products have long been lauded for their use of modern technology to expand and nurture the hobby of model railroading. In addition to starter sets, separate sale locomotives and rolling stock, M.T.H. produces multiple track lines in each of its targetted scales and gauges along with power supplies, command control systems and ready-to-run structures.

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