A reader writes:
I want to start for my enormous halloween village. I'm done with the houses and need to add the train. Your website is phenomenal.
Hawthorne Village used to make several nice ones, but they're, sadly, all gone. You could go to eBay model trains and put Hawthorne and Halloween into the search line. Most days you'll get little or nothing, but if you make that a "favorite," you can check it every day with one click and see if anything's coming online.
If you come up with even a few cars, you should know that On30 trains run on HO track with HO-style power supplies, so you could always flesh your train out with HO stuff you pick up at flea markets or whatever.
For new Halloween trains, you'll probably be looking at Lionel. Lionel will announce its 2014 line in March, and stores will be putting in orders, but stuff might not be available for a couple more months. In the meantime, several of the pieces I listed last fall are still available. I haven't gone back and checked all the links recently, so some of them may be gone.http://halloweentrains.com/buyers_guide ... _gauge.htm
Different versions will emerge this spring. For example they had one car that was a giant pumpkin head one year and a giant ghost head the next year, etc.
Also, if you check out the primer pages of our halloweentrains.com site, you'll seem some great buildings you can add for VERY little money.
Have a great week,