All About Postage Stamp Trains
Aurora introduced three new Minitrix locomotives that, to the best of my knowledge, they never sold. These include a 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive, a Fairbanks-Morse switcher, and a GE U-28C road switcher.
The text on the inside cover ("All diesels are eight or twelve wheel drive!") is incorrect. Trix's 6-axle U-28C actually only had eight-wheel drive; one axle on each truck was a dummy. But it didn't matter, since it would appear Aurora never sold any of them. Also, a "Canadian flat box" is shown, above right, together with a bookshelf box.
To the best of my knowledge, 18 of the train sets in this catalog were never released: the four "Road Special" and four "Main Liner" sets with the GE U-28C; the four "Tower Switcher" and four "Yard Hog" sets with the F-M switcher; and the "Rocky Mountain" and "Mighty Mammoth" sets with the Pacific.
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