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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, passenger car, structure, detail, and weathering supply announcements for October 14, 2021

By | October 11, 2021

Model railroad product news including HO and N scales

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Fertilizer distribution facility.

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 October 14, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. CSX (dark blue and yellow), Florida East Coast (hurricane and solid blue schemes, two road numbers each), Grand Trunk Western (orange and blue scheme with large “wet noodle” herald in two numbers and with Operation Lifesaver in one number), Helm Leasing (burgundy and blue, two numbers), Louisville & Nashville (gray and yellow as-delivered scheme in two numbers and “gray ghost” repaint in one number), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green and yellow, without dynamic brakes in one number and with extended range dynamic brakes in two numbers), and Southern Pacific (burgundy and blue Helm Leasing scheme, one number). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Wire grab irons, Celcon handrails, and detailed cab interior. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $219.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $319.99. November 2022. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive.

HO scale freight cars

2,600-cubic-foot capacity Airslide covered hopper. St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco, gray with billboard lettering); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (two single cars in 1955 scheme and two-pack in 1980s repaint); General American (as-delivered scheme, two single cars and two-pack); Rock Island (gray with block lettering); Seaboard Coast Line (black); and Southern Pacific (gray with billboard lettering). Three single cars per scheme unless noted. Gravity or gravity-pneumatic outlets, solid- or roller-bearing trucks as appropriate, and see-through metal running boards. Single car, $58.99; two-pack, $104.99. November 2022. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Frisco 2,600-cubic-foot capacity Airslide covered hopper.
Frisco 2,600-cubic-foot capacity Airslide covered hopper.

Trinity Industries 57-foot three-unit articulated spine car. BNSF Ry. (Mineral Red) or TTX (as-delivered yellow or “Primed for Grime” faded yellow). Four road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal spine structure; separate, factory-applied brake piping; and McHenry scale couplers. $134.99 (Primed for Grime, $139.99). November 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

BNSF 57-foot three-unit articulated spine car.
BNSF 57-foot three-unit articulated spine car.

HO scale structures

Fertilizer distribution facility. Injection-molded plastic kit. Includes main office, loading shed with inside loading rack, vertical storage tanks with berm and detailed piping, parts to build two fertilizer nurse trailers, separate electrical boxes, furnace inlet/outlet, nonworking security lights, signboard, and signs. Main office measures 4-3/4” x 5” x 2”, receiving shed measures 8-13/16” x 4-7/8” x 3-1/2”, and storage tanks measure 5-11/16” x 5-1/2” x 5-1/2”. $54.98. November 2021. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Fertilizer distribution facility.
Fertilizer distribution facility.

HO scale details and accessories

40-foot low-cube intermodal container. Nedlloyd (gray), Beacon (brown), Hanjin (blue), “K” Line (red), Overseas Containers Limited (blue), and Yang Ming (gray, old and new logos in one three-pack each). Six container numbers (two three-packs) per scheme unless noted. Stackable injection-molded plastic containers. Three-pack, $39.99. November 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Nedlloyd 40-foot low-cube intermodal container.
Nedlloyd 40-foot low-cube intermodal container.

Liquid fertilizer trailers. Injection-molded plastic kits. Includes parts to build four complete trailers. Based on contemporary “nurse trailers” used to transport liquid fertilizer. Four-pack, $14.98. November 2021. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Liquid fertilizer trailer kit.
Liquid fertilizer trailer kit.

N scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F7B diesel locomotive. Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green and yellow, one road number); Alaska RR (DOT scheme in one number and blue and yellow with billboard lettering); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue bonnet scheme, four numbers); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Colorado & Southern sublettering, three numbers); Great Northern (Big Sky Blue); National Rys. of Mexico (green and yellow); Northern Pacific (two-tone green scheme); Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel with single stripe, three numbers); Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray, three numbers); and Western Maryland (circus scheme). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons; horizontal or vertical etched-metal grills as appropriate; and railroad-specific details. Direct-current model, $169.95; with Digital Command Control (DCC) motor and light decoder, $219.95; and with ESU LokSound 5 DCC sound decoder, $279.95. Release date to be announced. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Electro-Motive Division F7B diesel locomotive.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Electro-Motive Division F7B diesel locomotive.

N scale freight cars

Assorted freight cars. Alaska RR maintenance of way 39-foot single-dome tank car, $27.70. Chessie System 50-foot plug-door boxcar with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks, $27.90. Florida East Coast 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car, $27.95. Seaboard Air Line 61-foot bulkhead flatcar with lumber load, $29.95. St. Louis-Southwestern (Cotton Belt) 56-foot general-service tank car, $35.90. Ready-to-run injection-molded plastic cars with Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, micro-trains.com

Alaska RR 39-foot single-dome tank car.
Alaska RR 39-foot single-dome tank car.

N scale passenger equipment

80-foot heavyweight diner. Chesapeake & Ohio (blue, yellow, and gray scheme, $33.90) and Chicago & North Western (yellow-and-green scheme, $34.90). One road number per scheme. Injection-molded plastic with plastic wheelsets, clear window glazing, and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains, 541-535-1755, micro-trains.com

Chesapeake & Ohio 80-foot heavyweight diner.
Chesapeake & Ohio 80-foot heavyweight diner.

N scale details and accessories

40-foot low-cube intermodal container. Hanjin (blue), Beacon (brown), “K” Line (red), Nedlloyd (gray), Overseas Containers Limited (blue), and Yang Ming (gray, old and new logos in one three-pack each). Six container numbers (two three-packs) per scheme unless noted. Stackable injection-molded plastic containers. Three-pack, $39.99. November 2022. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Hanjin 40-foot low-cube intermodal container.
Hanjin 40-foot low-cube intermodal container.

Weathering supplies

PanPastel Scenery colors kit. Includes seven colors (0.3 ounces each), palette tray, and Sofft application tools (one knife, five knife covers, and two sponge bars). $54.99. Produced by PanPastel, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

PanPastel Scenery colors kit.
PanPastel Scenery colors kit.

Grays, Grimes & Soot weathering kit. Includes seven colors (0.3 ounces each), palette tray, and Sofft application tools (one knife, five knife covers, and two sponge bars). $54.99. Produced by PanPastel, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

PanPastel Grays, Grimes & Soot weathering kit.
PanPastel Grays, Grimes & Soot weathering kit.

Sofft knives and covers mixed pack. Includes four knives and eight covers. Knives measure 6.7” x .4”; covers measures 1” x 1/2”. $12.50. Produced by PanPastel, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Sofft knives and covers mixed pack.
Sofft knives and covers mixed pack.
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