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New large scale products for August 2020

By | August 6, 2020

New items from PIKO America, Bachmann, and more

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Caboose

Engines & rolling stock
Pennsylvania RR double-sheathed cupola caboose. Separate, factory-applied brake wheels, brake cylinder, smokejack, ladders, and grab irons; plastic wheelsets; and hook-and-loop couplers. $94.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Caboose
PIKO America Pennsylvania RR double-sheathed cupola caboose

General Electric Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive. Pre-production artwork shown. 1:29 scale. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (warbonnet); BNSF Ry. (Heritage III); CSX (dark blue and yellow with “boxcar” herald); Norfolk Southern (Operation Lifesaver 25th anniversary scheme), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with American flag and “Building America” slogan). Nonproprietary plug-and-play electronic printed-circuit board to accommodate direct current, Digital Command Control, and/or remote-control operation. Two motors per truck; white, light-emitting diode directional headlights; operating ditch lights; illuminated number boxes; detailed, illuminated cab interior; metal railings and lift rings; positionable side windows; engineer figure; factory-installed speaker with wire pigtail to allow installation of optional aftermarket sound decoder; and operating smoke unit. Price and release date to be announced. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Diesel locomotive
Bachmann Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive

Denver & Rio Grande Western double-sheathed cupola caboose. Separate, factory-applied brake wheels, brake cylinder, smokejack, ladders, and grab irons; plastic wheelsets; and hook-and-loop couplers. $94.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Caboose
PIKO America Denver & Rio Grande Western double-sheathed cupola caboose

Details & accessories
Replacement crankpins for starter set wheels. Nickel-plated screw-type metal replacement parts. Fits small 36.5mm (1.44″) diameter starter set, 0-6-0T, and Mini-Mogul locomotive wheels. Six-pack. Price to be announced. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Crankpin pieces
PIKO-America replacement crankpins for starter set wheels

Tools
Six-piece screwdriver set. Features four straight-blade screwdrivers (1.4mm, 2mm, 2.4mm, and 2.9mm) and two Phillips screwdrivers (nos. 0 and 1.2). Screwdrivers have rust-proof hardened alloy steel shafts and chrome-plated swivel-head handles. $6.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Screwdriver set
Excel Hobby Blades six-piece screwdriver set

12-piece file set. Includes two each square, round, half-round, triangle, equaling, knife, and flat files. Heavy-duty steel files can be used for shaping and deburring metals, plastics, wood, and more. Includes vinyl storage pouch. $21.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

File set
Excel Hobby Blades 12-piece file set

Books & media
Pullman: America’s Hotel on Wheels, is an 108-page special issue from Classic Trains features the luxury and excellence of Pullman trains. These compelling stories will take you back to the era of train travel at its best! They include first-person recollections of Pullman employees and passengers, how Pullman routed its cars, and the various types of Pullman cars and accommodations $12.99. Available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Pullman covers

More Trains of the 1940s features rare color photos of steam and diesel locomotives from one of the most dynamic periods in American history. See what it took to bring victory during World War II and how the postwar economic boom led the railroads to look ahead with confidence. $12.99. Available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

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