Engines & rolling stock
Accucraft, 3260 Central Ave, Union City CA 94587 has released a 1:32 scale Chinese Railways QJ-class 2-10-2 in both live steam and electric versions. The live-steam version is available in both Chinese Railways and Iowa Interstate livery, and the electric version in Chinese Railway only. Both versions are made from brass and stainless steel construction, and require a 10-foot minimum radius. Price: $4,500 (live steam) and $4,150 (electric). Website: accucraft.com
PIKO America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 5, San Diego CA 92120, is offering several new products First, the firm has a G-scale catalog for 2019. The 16-page catalog includes locomotives, rolling stock, and a few new electronics items. See your local hobby retailer or download a PDF from piko-america.com. PIKO America has also announced several pieces of rolling stock, including two bulkhead flatcars, one in D&RWG (#38763) and another in Conrail (#38766, shown). Price: $74.99 each. Also available are two ore cars, one decorated in Pennsylvania RR (#38888) and the other as Mighty Hauler (#38890), meant as an add-on piece to the #38150 Mighty Hauler starter set. Price: $57.99 each. Visit piko-america.com for more information.
LGB (Märklin), has announced several new items. First, the firm has released a 2019 brochure of new items. This 44-page catalog includes locomotives, rolling stock, detail items, electronics, and more. See your local hobby retailer or download a PDF from lgb.com. The company has also announced several new Coca-Cola licensed products, including a diesel locomotive (L27631), boxcar (L40672), tank car (L40810), and caboose (L40757). Delivery is expected during the third quarter of the year. Lastly, LGB has announced an exclusive club car for members of the North American LGB Club. Club members can purchase a tank car decorated for Sinclair gas stations (Era V). Price: $224.99. Visit lgb.com for more information.
AMS, a division of Accucraft, 3260 Central Ave, Union City CA 94587, announced a new production of AAR boxcars and 40-foot reefers, both in 1:32 scale. The boxcars will be available in CB&Q, Erie Railroad, Great Northern, New York Central, St. Louis Southwestern, and Southern Pacific liveries. The reefers will be available in American Refrigerator Transit, Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, Northern Pacific, and New York Central road names. Delivery is expected in May. Price: $119 each or six-car sets for $714. For more information, visit accucraft.com
Bachmann Trains, 1400 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia PA 19124, offers animated stockcars in new roadnames. The horse stockcar is available in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (#92719) and C&NW (#98705) liveries. The cattle stockcar is available in D&RG. Price: $139 each. Website: bachmanntrains.com
Details and accessories
Alpha Precision Abrasives has a microbrush assortment pack. Bendable neck with non-absorbent, non-linting fibers. For applying paint, lubricants, and other materials. Forty-pack includes 10 each super fine, fine, regular, and brush. Price: $7.99. Available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, www.KalmbachHobbyStore.com
Stoneworks, P.O. Box 684, Monett MO 65708 sells a 1:24 scale Greenhouse Kit. The finished greenhouse measures 5.25” x 8.12” x 4.75”. The base measures 5.25” x 9.25”. The kit includes everything except flowers and other details. Price: $34.95. To order, call 877-473-4119 or online at rrstoneworks.com.
NorthWest Shortline, PO Box 1349, Hamilton MT 59840, is ceasing operations effective August 30, 2019. The company will continue to take orders for in-stock products until July 1, 2019. Website: nwsl.com