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January 2020 new products from Garden Railways magazine

By Rene Schweitzer | January 23, 2020

New items from Accucraft, PIKO America, Bachmannn and more

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Accucraft coach
PIKO America catalog
Bachmann Thomas and Friends items

Engines & rolling stock

Accucraft, 3260 Central Ave, Union City CA 94587 is selling a 1:32 scale Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) sleeper car under the J&M Models brand. These cars will be made from brass, have interior lights, and feature four different car numbers as used in the famous Blue Train. Price: $950 each or $3,800 for a set of four. See the website for more information. Website:

PIKO America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 5, San Diego CA 92120 released a G-scale catalog for 2020. The 220-page catalog features new engines, rolling stock, and more. Visit your local retailer, or download a free copy from

Bachmann Trains
, 1400 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia PA 19124, sells Thomas and Friends rolling stock. Shown are the Spiteful Brake Van (#98021) and the Explosives Box Van (#98017). Price: $99 each. Other Thomas and Friends pieces are available. See the website for more information:

Case IH tractor

Details and accessories

Universal Hobbies, 4521 Reinmiller Rd., Joplin, MO 64804, has a 1:32 scale Case IH 1494 2WD tractor. The diecast metal model features a detailed interior. Price: $69. The manufacturer also offers other tractor models in 1:32 scale on their website. Website:


Books and media

Kalmbach Media, PO Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53186, offers Milk Trains and Traffic.  The 96-page book explore how these creameries operated, how dairy products were processed, and how everything evolved over time. Understand all the aspects of milk and dairy traffic through the use of photography in the only book on the market dedicated to milk trains and operations. Price: $21.99. Website:

RailModeller Pro,, has released version 6.2 of its layout-design software. Updates include an optional mouse cursor coordinate display, exporting to a layered Photoshop bitmap image with dedicated layers, and more. The update requires MacOS 10.11 or newer, and is free for all users of the app. Base price for the software is $39.99. Learn more at the firm’s website.

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