50 Year Anniversary

Join us in Celebrating 50 Years of N Scale Trains

Medford, Talent & Lake Creek Freelance Railroad Cars
Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st

The Medford, Talent and Lake Creek Railroad was established in 1918 to help local Rogue Valley communities move commodities to the Southern Pacific interchanges. The success of the model shortline in the early days brought not only commercial interest,s but tourist traffic to the region. The lush agricultural landscape, moderate climate and natural wonders of the Rogue Valley proved a great draw and helped establish the MT&L RR as a healthy regional line in Southern Oregon by the mid 20th Century. While most of the traffic supported the local fisheries, growers and fruit processors, the timber brought down through Lake Creek from the western flanks of the surrounding Cascades insured success for the fledging rail line.

By 1927 the numbers doubled as did the daily traffic of coaches and private parlor cars through the windy passage along the banks of the Upper Rogue River. In 1929 track was completed to the coast following the Lower Rogue to Gold Beach which provided a necessarly link to small communities delivering commodities and mail. With the completion of the link, the Rogue Valley flourished as did the MT&L RR enabling both to survive the coming Depression and Beyond.

Start your collection of the Medford, Talent and Lake Creek Freelance Railroad now! Contact your dealer to pre-order today!

Medford Talent & Lake Creek FT Locomotive
#987 50 695...$119.95

Medford Talent & Lake Creek 36’ Caboose
#100 50 570...$31.95


Medford Talent & Lake Creek 40’ Box Car
#020 50 307...$26.95

Medford Talent & Lake Creek 50’ Flat Car
#045 50 490...$27.95


Medford Talent & Lake Creek 40’ Wood Reefer
#049 50 940...$28.95

Medford Talent & Lake Creek 40’ Log Car
#114 50 170...$22.95


Micro-Trains 50th Anniversary Car
Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st

40' High-Cube Box Car
#101 00 892...$27.95



Congratulations to our Winter Winner: Robert Haladyna!

And congratulations to our Runners-Up!
- David Kaplan, Robert Olson, Todd Treaster

Congratulations to our Spring Winner: Robert Olson!

And congratulations to our Runners-Up!
- Mikael Dougan, Michael Wong, John Becker, Steve Stark

Congratulations to our Summer Winner: Richard Shirey!

Congratulations to the Most Enthusiastic: Robert Olson!

And congratulations to our Runners-Up!
-  John Becker, Bruce Minturn, the members of the Iron City N-Scale Modelers club (Thomas Catalano, Mike DeSensi, Jim Hofer, Patrick Moore, Kevin Squire and Bradd Williamson) for Club Teamwork; and Todd Treaster, Friend of Micro-Trains


Micro-Mouse Seasonal Photo Contest

  • Download seasonal flat Micro-Mouse (Winter | Spring | Summer | Autumn)
  • Snap a photo of you with Micro-Mouse (Seasonally Correct) while you are working on your layout, at the club, your hobby shop or railfanning. Get creative and have some fun with your photo!
  • Submit the photo to mtl@micro-trains.com and fill out the submission form to provide your name, location, a brief synopsis of photo details, email, and authorization to post your photo with your name and location in MTL Micro News & on micro-trains.com
  • One winner per quarter will be chosen for the most creative/original photo with flat Micro-Mouse of the season and a railroad setting. Winning photo will be chosen by a Micro-Trains in-house panel. Winners will be notified within 1 week of winning.
  • 4 Winners will receive a Custom 60’ Box Car, with the winning photo printed on the side!
Contest Has Ended

Thank you for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us!