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New model trains for the week of November 5, 2020

By Cody Grivno Group Technical Editor | November 5, 2020

See the latest HO and N scale model railroad products announced this week!

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Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar

HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Diesel/Progress Rail SD70ACU diesel locomotive. Canadian Pacific (red with monochrome beaver herald and maroon-and-gray heritage scheme with script lettering in two road numbers each; Army Arid Regions and Navy schemes in one number each) and Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred scheme, four numbers). Prototype-specific details, light-emitting-diode headlights, and wire grab irons. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.98. November 2021. Genesis 2.0 series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar

HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar, $19.98. Chicago & North Western 36-foot Fowler boxcar, $19.98. Jersey Central Lines 40-foot insulated boxcar, $19.98. Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 40-foot boxcar, $19.98. Norfolk & Western American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot-capacity Center Flow covered hopper, $20.98. Pacific Fruit Express 40-foot wood refrigerator cars (orange and brown with Union Pacific herald in two road numbers and Southern Pacific herald in one number), single car, $20.98; three-pack, $61.98. St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar with metal ends and fish-belly underframe, $19.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets, Accumate couplers, and steel weight(s). Accurail, 630-365-1173, accurail.com

International Car Co. wide-cupola caboose. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and yellow in two road numbers and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy patchout), Colorado & Southern (silver with Burlington Route herald), and Fort Worth & Denver (silver with Burlington Route herald). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Models based on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy NE-13A prototype. Functioning marker lights, etched-metal window screens, and caboose trucks with rotating bearing caps. Without sound, $109.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound car, $149.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Bachmann Trains HO scale four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with Flashing Rear End Device
Bachmann Trains HO scale four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with Flashing Rear End Device

Four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with Flashing Rear End Device. Canadian National (Rainbow scheme and Mineral Red with “wet noodle” herald and www.cn.ca URL), Alberta Heritage Fund (blue with ALPX reporting marks and “Take an Alberta Break…Visit Carstairs” slogan), Canadian Pacific (black with script lettering), Government of Canada (red with CPWX marks and large “Canada” lettering), and Saskatchewan Grain Car Co. (brown and orange with SKNX marks). Track-powered flashing red light-emitting diode (operates on both direct current and Digital Command Control layouts), blackened machined metal wheels with non-magnetic blackened brass axles, and Celcon roller-bearing trucks. $52. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Bachmann Trains HO scale 40-foot single-dome tank car
Bachmann Trains HO scale 40-foot single-dome tank car

40-foot single-dome tank car. A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. (orange and black), Alaska RR (silver and black), Clark Oil Refinery (white and black), Eastman Chemical Products (black with Union Tank Car Co. reporting marks), and Warren Petroleum Co. (black and white with green dome). One road number per scheme. Blackened metal wheels with non-magnetic axles and body-mounted couplers. $33. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

40-foot wood refrigerator car with reusable track cleaning pad. Jelke Good Luck Margarine (yellow and brown), Manhattan Brewing Co. (yellow and brown), and Oppenheimer Casing Co. (gray and brown). Blackened metal wheels with non-magnetic blackened brass axles, magnetically operated E-Z Mate couplers, and Celcon solid-bearing trucks. $54. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 100-ton three-bay hopper
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 100-ton three-bay hopper

100-ton three-bay hopper. BNSF Ry. (Mineral Red with circle-cross herald), Canadian National (black with “wet noodle” herald), Chesapeake & Ohio (black with “C&O for Progress” herald), Denver & Rio Grande Western (black patchout), Louisville & Nashville (black with 1976 anniversary logo and 1981 Decoursey repaint), Penn Central (black, class H43D), Seaboard System (black with red-and-yellow herald), Southern Pacific (Oxide Red with speed lettering), St. Louis-San Francisco (black with Art Deco-style “Frisco” lettering), Upper Merion & Plymouth (black), and Wheeling & Lake Erie (black with orange Rio Grande-style lettering). Three road numbers per scheme. Roller-bearing trucks with 36” metal wheels, interior and slope sheet braces, and knuckle couplers. $28.95. Fall 2021. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, bowser-trains.com

Kadee Quality Products Co. HO scale Pullman-Standard 50-foot PS-1 boxcar
Kadee Quality Products Co. HO scale Pullman-Standard 50-foot PS-1 boxcar

Pullman-Standard 50-foot PS-1 boxcar. Chicago & North Western (1955 as-delivered Oxide Red scheme). One road number. Injection-molded plastic model with 8-foot, six-panel Superior doors; separate, factory-applied ladders, grab irons, and running board; and body-mounted Kadee scale couplers. $39.95. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, kadee.com

Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 53-foot General Steel Castings bulkhead flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 53-foot General Steel Castings bulkhead flatcar

53-foot General Steel Castings bulkhead flatcar. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (red); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Freight Car Brown); Burlington Northern (Cascade Green); Soo Line (white); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Newly tooled die-cast metal body with fine details, 33” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $34.98. January 2021. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale modern metal yard sheds
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale modern metal yard sheds

HO scale structures
Modern metal yard sheds. Injection-molded plastic kits based on “pole building” structures. Includes parts to build two each of three shed styles. Building measurements: Small storage shed, 1-27/64” x 1-45/64” x 1”. Single-car garage, 1-21/32” x 2-29/64” x 1-11/32”. Large shed/office, 2-1/8” x 2-13/16” x 1-1/2”. $24.98. January 2021. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale intermodal yard details kit
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale intermodal yard details kit

HO scale details and accessories
Intermodal yard details kit. Includes four straight, two left angle, and two right angle utility vehicle crossings and eight solar-powered switch controllers (non-operating). Can be used with most popular brands of HO scale track. Crossings measure 10 scale feet x 1-5/8”. Switch controllers measure 3/64” x 63/64” x 1-1/4”. $24.98. April 2021. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Bachmann Trains N scale 50-foot plug-door boxcar with reusable track cleaning pad
Bachmann Trains N scale 50-foot plug-door boxcar with reusable track cleaning pad

N scale freight cars
50-foot plug-door boxcar with reusable track cleaning pad. Union Pacific (silver and yellow with “We can handle it” slogan), Baltimore & Ohio (blue, yellow, and silver), Conrail (brown with “can opener” herald), and Western Pacific (Boxcar Red with “Rides Like a Feather” slogan). Blackened metal wheels with non-magnetic blackened brass axles, magnetically operated E-Z Mate couplers, and Celcon solid-bearing trucks. $49. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

 Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale oil storage tanks

Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale oil storage tanks

N scale structures
Oil storage tank. Injection-molded plastic kits with ladder stages and safety and sign decals. Two-pack, $24.98. February 2021. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Electronics/controls
Fiber-optic based railroad crossing system. HO scale railroad crossing sign with flashing lights and 4 feet of 1mm fiber attached, $24.50. Crossing bell sound module, $19. JST connector six-pack for Lamplighter flashing unit, $5. Lamplighter FL animation unit (with power supply only, $119; starter kit with power supply, 20 fiber connector pins, choice of two different or same sizes of fiber [60 feet in total length], and two sets of 10 fiber connector pins to match the fiber selected), $149.50. Lamplighter flasher connector pin 10-packs (.75mm, 1.0mm, and 1.5mm), $9.75 each. Side-on (beside the track) and vertical (between the ties) infrared detector units, $19 each. Terminal blocks for Lamplighter FL animation unit (two ports, $5; eight ports, $10). Infrared detectors and crossing bell sound module can be used for N through O scales. Dwarvin Enterprises, dwarvin.com

New York Central: The Hudson Division book
New York Central: The Hudson Division book

Books
New York Central: The Hudson Division. By Stan Trzoniec with photos from the Robert LaPorte collection. Covers the New York Central from Albany to Yonkers, N.Y., with stops at dozens of locations along the way. Includes history of the line town by town and how each grew and prospered because of the NYC and many of its branch lines. Hardcover, 168 pages with more than 185 black-and-white photos. $49.95 plus $5 postage (check or money order). Autographed if desired when ordered direct. OutdoorPhotoGraphics, 562 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545; outdoorphotographics.com

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