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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, passenger equipment, and detail announcements for October 28, 2021

By | October 25, 2021

Model railroad product news including HO, N, and O scales

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Baltimore & Ohio Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives.

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 28, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Baltimore & Ohio (blue and yellow, three A-B sets and three A units), Chicago & North Western (green and yellow, four A units), Great Northern (Empire Builder scheme), and Southern Pacific (black, silver, orange, and red). Three A-B sets and three matching A units per scheme unless noted. Railroad-specific details, die-cast metal underframe, and Proto-Max metal couplers. Direct-current models: A-B set, $399.98; A unit, $199.98. With dual-mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder: A-B set, $599.98; A unit, $299.98. April 2022. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Baltimore & Ohio Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives.
Baltimore & Ohio Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives.

HO scale freight cars

Greenville Steel Car Co. 86-foot high-cube double-plug-door boxcar. Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (class BX-106 1965 as-delivered scheme), Conrail (1976 Pennsylvania RR class X60C patchout, two road numbers), Illinois Central (1977 as-delivered scheme), Norfolk Southern (1989+ repaint), Pennsylvania RR (1964 class X60B as-delivered scheme), Southern Pacific (original 1969 scheme, four numbers), and Union Pacific (1969 class BF-90-5 as-delivered scheme). Six numbers per scheme unless noted, also available undecorated (seven versions). Railroad-specific details, see-through etched-metal crossover platforms, and Kadee scale couplers. $54.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, tangentscalemodels.com

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe 86-foot high-cube double-plug-door boxcar.
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe 86-foot high-cube double-plug-door boxcar.

100-ton four-bay hopper. Conrail (brown with “can opener” and “Quality” heralds), Burlington Northern (black, herald over three lines scheme), Chicago & North Western (green), CSX (black), Denver & Rio Grande Western (black with “Flying Grande” lettering), and Norfolk Southern (black). Four road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal underframe, 36” RP-25 contour turned-metal wheels, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $29.98. November 2021. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Conrail 100-ton four-bay hopper.
Conrail 100-ton four-bay hopper.

HO scale passenger equipment

VIA Rail Tempo snack coach. Limited-run model. Multi-color interior with individually installed seats, etched metal end gates, and track-powered interior lighting and marker lights. Six road numbers available. $109.95. Release date to be announced. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

VIA Rail tempo snack coach.
VIA Rail tempo snack coach.

Pullman-Standard 85-foot bi-level commuter cars. Chicago & North Western (Coach available in three road numbers plus unnumbered with decals. Cab car offered in two numbers and unnumbered with decals). Southern Pacific (Coach, four road numbers plus unnumbered with decals). Separate, factory-installed grab irons; 33” RP-25 contour turned-metal wheels; and Proto-Max metal couplers. Standard car, $89.98; with interior lighting, $99.98. January 2022. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Chicago & North Western 85-foot bi-level commuter cars.
Chicago & North Western 85-foot bi-level commuter cars.

HO scale details and accessories

Stan the Record Man cardstock building interior. Fits Woodland Scenics no. 11500 The Other Corner Cafe. Includes three rooms, record racks, shelves, store counter, posters, and exterior sign. Laser cut cardstock kit. The Electric Wallpaper Co., roometteslighting.com

Stan the Record Man interior.
Stan the Record Man interior.

Factory-painted 33” nickel-plated insulated wheelsets. Semi-scale (.088”) tread. Axle length 1.005”. Compatible with trucks from Tangent Scale Models, Arrowhead Models, ExactRail, Kadee, InterMountain Railway Co., and some Athearn. Twelve-pack, $15.99. Moloco, molocotrains.com

33” nickel-plated insulated wheelsets with semi-scale tread.
33” nickel-plated insulated wheelsets with semi-scale tread.

Assorted details and parts. Morton 50-foot running board and crossover kit (includes running board, two crossover platforms, high brake wheel platform, and pair of corner grab irons and eyebolts), $6.99. Shelf style uncoupling levers (etched-brass levers with multiple ABS attachments); eight-pack, $5.99. M2 screws for plastic (includes two each 3mm flathead, 6mm flathead, 4.5mm panhead, 4mm panhead, and washers); 20 sets, $6.99. Moloco, molocotrains.com

Morton 50-foot running board and crossover kit.
Morton 50-foot running board and crossover kit.

N scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD7 and SD9 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. SD9: Montana Rail Link (blue and black) and Central of Georgia (blue and gray). SD7: Chicago & North Western (green and yellow). New road numbers. SD9: Burlington Northern (green and black), Conrail (blue and white), and Southern Pacific (gray and scarlet). SD7: Chessie System (yellow, vermillion, and blue with Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks) and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (black and gray). Two road numbers per scheme, also available undecorated with or without dynamic brakes. Blackened metal wheelsets, directional light-emitting-diode lighting, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker, $144.95 (undecorated, $134.95); with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $254.95 (undecorated, $244.95). Third quarter 2022. Atlas Classic line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Montana Rail Link Electro-Motive Division SD7 and SD9 diesel locomotives.
Montana Rail Link Electro-Motive Division SD7 and SD9 diesel locomotives.

N scale freight cars

Two-bay offset-side hopper. New paint schemes: Hallett (green and white), Baltimore & Ohio (black and white), Chicago & Eastern Illinois (brown and white), Maine Central (black and white and orange), Norfolk Southern (gray and black and red), Pittsburg & West Virginia (brown and tan), and Reading Co. (black and white). New road numbers: Canadian Pacific (black and white). Five road numbers per scheme (two single cars and one three-pack); also available undecorated with flat end (single car only). Plastic body, die-cast metal chassis, and removeable coal load. Single car, $23.95 (undecorated, $19.95); three-pack, $69.95. Third quarter 2022. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Hallett two-bay offset-side hopper.
Hallett two-bay offset-side hopper.

O scale details and accessories

Window bars. Unpainted laserboard parts. Can be cut to fit any window size. Measures 1.1” x 1.4”. Four-pack, $4.40. Narrow Gauge Modeling, narrowgaugemodeling.com

Window bars.
Window bars.
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