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News & Products for the week of May 27, 2021

By | May 24, 2021

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Two-bay hopper with exterior posts

Large scale freight cars
Flatcars with removable stakes. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red and brown schemes), and Union Pacific (yellow and brown schemes). Hook-and-loop couplers; plastic wheelsets; and factory-applied brake wheel, brake cylinder, grab irons, and stirrup steps. Two-pack, $137.99. July 2021. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

flatcars with stakes
PIKO America Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe large scale flatcars with stakes.

Two-bay hopper with exterior posts. Denver & Rio Grande Western (black with Flying Grande lettering, “The Action Road” slogan, and “Main Line Thru the Rockies” herald) and Pennsylvania RR (Freight Car Color with circle keystone). Plastic wheelsets, hook-and-loop couplers, and lightweight coal load. $73.99. July 2021. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Two-bay hopper with exterior posts
PIKO America Denver & Rio Grande Western large scale two-bay hopper with exterior posts no. 81131.

Tools 
Model Builders saw tool kit. Includes compact coping saw with five blades, combination file and rasp, and sanding stick. Saw bow is 7” long and 4.5” deep. Cuts wood, plastic, PVC pipe, and thin metals. $33.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Saw tool kit
Excel Blades model builders saw tool kit available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Straight Lexan scissors. Soft-grip handles. Use with paper, decals, light cardstock, stencils, film, photographs, tape, plastic, cork, and cloth. $10.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Lexan scissors
Excel Blades straight Lexan scissors available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Books 
Western Wheeled Scraper Company: Western Dump Cars. Reproduction of Western Wheeled Scraper Co. catalog on its Western dump cars. Catalog looks at how the cars were used in railroad service, open-pit mining, coal storage, pit and quarry haulage, and more. Softcover, 82 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Ron’s Books Western Wheeled Scraper Company: Western Dump Cars book
Ron’s Books Western Wheeled Scraper Company: Western Dump Cars book.
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