N-Scale Rewards Program Going Strong

gdmichaels Feb 17, 2017

  1. gdmichaels

    gdmichaels TrainBoard Member

    Each week database Contributors (current and new ones) take part in our Rewards Program.

    Some are interested in structures or figures and input accessories from Woodland Scenics, including taverns, paint stores, park bums or bicycle buddies.

    Others fancy powerful SNCF (French) passenger / freight diesel engines and add Mabar Tren 2011 / 2016 releases (see our blog N Scale DB Adds More European Train Makers: Mabar Tren).

    Others still like Pennsy (PRR) corrugated-side passenger cars with dome observation (popular in the 1940s and 1950s) and enter 1979 Con-Cor releases.


    Contributors Help DB Hit 35K Milestone
    Since the Rewards Program's launch in April 2016, Contributors have helped to nearly triple the number of locomotives (7,800+), rolling stock (24K+) and structures (500+) featured in the n-scale model train db, which now includes 35,000+ entries. To date, Contributors have added close to 15,000 db items from manufacturers based around the globe – North America, Europe and Japan. They have earned dozens of items, including ExactRail box cars, weathered gondolas from Micro-Trains, Atlas locomotives and Kato articulated well container car sets -- all worth in excess of $2,000.

    Quantity & Variety
    The n-scale model train db includes several hundred body styles and close to 100 manufacturers, spanning AHM, Athearn, Atlas and Walthers, Wheels of Time and YesterYear Models. Thanks to our Contributors, the n-scale db continues to grow with not just more items, but old and recent /new releases, more manufacturers and new body styles. Case in point: Alain, our France-based Contributor, recently introduced Barcelona-based model train maker Mabar Tren to the database (see blog, N Scale DB Adds More European Train Makers: Mabar Tren). And we recently added body styles for Con-Cor streamlined corrugated passenger cars. Before Robert (one of our newest Contributors who is also relatively new to model railroading) started participating in the Rewards Program, the db only had two body styles for this particular rolling stock. Now it has all twelve.

    Something for Everyone
    Our Rewards Program offers a wide variety of low- to high-priced items and is regularly updated with new inventory. We recently added the following: Precision Masters reefer kits (which require ONLY five entries) something we hope will encourage Contributors to get their feet wet so to speak. We also just added 2 Kato Lemke Eurostar sets (both of which can be earned with a total of 1,000 entries). We hope these items will appeal to some of our more ambitious Contributors.

    Special Orders
    And as a number of Contributors can attest, we are more than happy to special order any items not listed on the Rewards. Earlier this week, we pre-ordered an Atlas SD-9 Elgin Joliet & Eastern locomotive for Dan.

    On the Horizon
    Please check the Rewards Page often as we will soon add additional items, including a one-year N Scale Enthusiast Magazine Membership, which comes with an annual, free Micro-Trains car. We will also make it possible for Contributors to submit Blog Articles as a way to earn rewards. Please stay tuned!
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  2. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Member

    As a rookie of not even 1 year in N scale I can only admire what you folks put together. Thank you
  3. gdmichaels

    gdmichaels TrainBoard Member

    Thanks for this positive feedback. Much appreciated.

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