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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, and passenger equipment announcements for November 18, 2021

By | November 15, 2021

Model railroad product news, including HO and N scales

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Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division F units.

Product news

Model railroad operators and builders can get the latest information about locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, tools, track, and more by reading Model Railroader’s frequent product updates. Here are the products Model Railroader editors have news on for the week of November 18, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F units. F9A and F9B: Burlington Northern (“Hockey Stick” scheme; F9A, F9A/F7B set, and F9A-B set in one road number each). F3A: Southern Pacific (orange and black, one number). F7A and F7B: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (F7A, F7B, and F7A-B set in one number each); Great Northern (Big Sky Blue. F7A in two numbers, F7B in one number, and F7A-B set in one number); New York Central (black with cigar band. F7A in one number, F7A-B set in two numbers); Penn Central (F7A, two numbers); Southern Pacific (F7A-B set [A unit in orange-and-black scheme, F7B in “Black Widow” scheme] and F7B in “Black Widow” scheme, one number each); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray; F7A in one number, F7A-B set in two numbers). A units feature detailed cab interior. All models have die-cast metal underframe, factory-installed and painted wire grab irons, and photo-etched metal and injection-molded plastic detail parts. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector: A and B units, $219.98; A-B sets, $419.98. With dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder: A and B units, $309.98; A-B sets, $599.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division F units.
Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division F units.

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. EMD Lease (blue and white, two road numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet); Chessie System (yellow, vermillion and blue with Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks), Kansas City Southern (gray); Norfolk Southern (black, high short hood); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Three road numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, light-emitting-diode lighting, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $169.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $259.99. December 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

EMD Lease Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive.
EMD Lease Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive.

North County Transit District Sprinter articulated two-unit diesel railcar. Directional red and white lights and new tooling for larger rooftop air conditioner units. Additional features to be announced. Non-sound (one road number), $299.99; with PIKO SmartSound 4.1 Digital Command Control sound decoder (two numbers), $399.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

North County Transit District Sprinter articulated two-unit diesel railcar.
North County Transit District Sprinter articulated two-unit diesel railcar.

HO scale freight cars

30-foot flatcar. Denver & Rio Grande Western (black with “Flying Grande” lettering); maintenance of way (gray); New York, New Haven & Hartford (black); New York Central (brown), Pacific Electric (oxide red), and Southern Pacific (brown with Texas & New Orleans reporting marks). Two road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory-applied brake wheel, machined metal RP-25 contour wheelsets, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $32.99. December 2022. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Denver & Rio Grande Western 30-foot flatcar.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 30-foot flatcar.

60-foot high-cube double-door boxcar. TTX (Primed for Grime oxide red patchout and yellow with “Railcar Pooling Experts” slogan), Norfolk Southern (oxide red), Providence & Worchester (gray), RailNet (gray with green doors), and Southern Pacific (brown with speed lettering and “Hydra-Cushion” slogan). Three road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons; etched-metal crossover platforms; machined metal 36” RP-25 contour wheelsets; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $49.99 (Primed for Grime, $54.99). December 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

TTX 60-foot high-cube double-door boxcar.
TTX 60-foot high-cube double-door boxcar.

Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon general service tank car. Celtran Inc. (blue); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black with gray band and “For Diesel Fuel Only” stencil); BNSF Ry. (black with post-2005 herald); GE Rail Services (black with TLDX reporting marks), and Pemex (white and green). Three road numbers per scheme. 100-ton roller-bearing trucks, machined metal RP-25 contour 36” wheelsets, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $49.99. December 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Celtran Inc. 20,900-gallon general service tank car.
Celtran Inc. 20,900-gallon general service tank car.

Pennsylvania RR F30 series flatcars. Conrail (F30A maintenance of way), Lehigh Valley (F30A), Penn Central (F30A), Pennsylvania RR (F30A [delivery, 1950s, and 1960s schemes] and F30D delivery), and TTX (F30D [early and late red] and F30G yellow). Six road numbers per scheme. Single car, $49.95; six-pack, $299.70. Undecorated single cars also available (F30A, F30D, and F30G). Die-cast metal chassis and deck; PRR 2E-F10, converted roller-bearing, or full roller-bearing trucks; full brake rigging; and Rapido semi-scale couplers. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Pennsylvania RR F30 series flatcars in varying schemes.
Pennsylvania RR F30 series flatcars in varying schemes.

HO scale passenger equipment

Pullman 14-section heavyweight sleeper. Pullman (Pullman Green and black assigned to Chesapeake & Ohio, Illinois Central, Rock Island, and Union Pacific; two-tone gray pool car), Pullman (two-tone gray with New York Central sublettering), and National Railways of Mexico (dark green and silver). One or two car names per scheme; also available painted Pullman Green but unlettered. Detailed interior; separate, factory-installed underbody details; and metal wheels. $72.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Pullman 14-section heavyweight sleeper.
Pullman 14-section heavyweight sleeper.

N scale freight cars

Pennsylvania RR class GLa two-bay hopper. Baltimore & Ohio (black and white, ex-Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh); Canadian National (oxide red); Central RR of New Jersey (Anthracite Blue Coal scheme); Interstate RR (black); Lehigh Valley (black, ex-Pennsylvania Coal & Coke); New York, Ontario & Western (Anthracite Blue Coal scheme); Pennsylvania RR (Freight Car Color with circle and shadow keystone, black, and yellow maintenance-of-way scheme); and Virginian Ry. (black). Plastic trucks, metal wheelsets, and body mounted couplers. $28.95. Fall 2022. Bowser Trains, 800-327-5126, bowser-trains.com

Baltimore & Ohio Pennsylvania RR class GLa two-bay hopper.
Baltimore & Ohio Pennsylvania RR class GLa two-bay hopper.

N scale passenger equipment

Horizon intercity passenger cars. Coach and dinette. Amtrak (phase 3 narrow and wide stripes, phase 4, phase 6, and Amtrak California [dinettes only]). Two to five road numbers per paint scheme; all coach schemes also offered unnumbered. Both body styles available undecorated. Full underbody and interior detail, GSI G70 trucks with metal wheelsets, tinted window glazing, constant interior lighting in direct current and Digital Command Control, working marker lights, and metal grab irons. $59.95. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com

Amtrak Horizon intercity passenger cars.
Amtrak Horizon intercity passenger cars.

 

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