The New Age of COX catalog was published
to promote 1977 product . It appears this new age was not to favor HO-scale model trains to the extent they enjoyed
in previous years.
The 1977 COX catalog contains 64 pages and HO-scale model trains take up pages 52-59.
Five train sets are featured, followed by a pair of pages covering Big Pine Lumber and Dockside accessories. Finally,
the last two pages display a very limited selection of rolling stock and even more limited locomotive selection. The
Championship Train GP9 is the only locomotive shown as a separately sold item in 1977.
To my knowlege, this is the final COX catalog in America to feature HO-scale model
trains. The line does surface again in 1978 and 1979 in Canadian Leisure Dynamics catalogs.