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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, passenger equipment, electronics, accessories, and catalog announcements for November 11, 2021

By | November 8, 2021

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Soo Line Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive.

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 11, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD60M “tri-clops” diesel locomotive. Soo Line (Candy Apple Red, as-delivered scheme in two road numbers and “A Proud Part of CP Rail System” stencil in one number), BNSF Ry. (Heritage III scheme), CIT Group (Primed for Grime Cascade Green and black patchouts in two numbers), Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray, “Building America” and lightning stripe schemes [with and without nose wings] in one number each), and Webb Asset Management (Primed for Grime ex-Union Pacific units [three different patchout styles], one number each). 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, $259.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $359.99. December 2022. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Soo Line Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive.
Soo Line Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive.

Alco HH600 and HH660 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow); Erie Lackawanna (black and yellow); Jersey Central Lines (green and yellow); Leigh Valley (Cornell Red and white, one road number); New York, New Haven & Hartford (full balloon scheme with McGinnis herald on cab, one number); Railco (yellow and black, one number); Southern Pacific (red and gray in one road number); and Southern Pacific (black and white). Re-issue: New York, New Haven & Hartford (full balloon scheme with name spelled out in script on cab). Two road numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Separate, factory-applied metal grab irons and uncoupling levers; five-pole skew-wound armature motor with dual flywheels; and light-emitting-diode lighting. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker and enclosure and 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $179.95 (undecorated, $169.95); with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $289.95 (undecorated, $279.95). Third quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Alco HH600/HH660 diesel locomotive.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Alco HH600/HH660 diesel locomotive.

HO scale freight cars

Milwaukee Road (ex-Rock Island) American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot capacity Center Flow covered hopper. Injection-molded plastic kit with plastic wheelsets, trucks, and Accumate couplers. Single car, $20.98; three-pack, $61.98. December 2021/January 2022. Accurail, 630-365-1173, accurail.com

Milwaukee Road (ex-Rock Island) American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot capacity Center Flow covered hopper three-pack.
Milwaukee Road (ex-Rock Island) American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot capacity Center Flow covered hopper three-pack.

50-foot plug-door boxcar with exterior posts. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red with white cross herald and “Super Shock Control” slogan), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green), Chessie System (blue and yellow with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks), Hobbies For Good (white, one road number), Lehigh Valley (white and black), New York Central (Jade Green), and Reading Co. (green and yellow). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Machined metal RP-25 contour 33” wheelsets, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $34.99. With each purchase of the Hobbies for Good boxcar, Athearn will donate to Hobbies for Good, a charitable organization that supports charities and causes throughout the United States. December 2022. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Santa Fe 50-foot plug-door boxcar with exterior posts.
Santa Fe 50-foot plug-door boxcar with exterior posts.

Association of American Railroads 40-foot postwar boxcar with 8-foot doors. New paint schemes: Detroit & Mackinac (brown and white), Erie (brown, white, and black with diamond herald), Kansas City Southern (brown and white), Maine Central (yellow and green with “The Pine Tree Route” herald), and Pennsylvania (red and white with Keystone herald). New road numbers: Canadian National (brown, white, and green with maple leaf herald). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Separate, factory-applied ladders and grab irons; blackened metal wheelsets; and Accumate couplers. $36.95 (undecorated, $29.95). Third quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Detroit & Mackinac Association of American Railroads 40-foot postwar boxcar with 8-foot doors.
Detroit & Mackinac Association of American Railroads 40-foot postwar boxcar with 8-foot doors.

Evans 52-foot gondola. New paint schemes: Bangor & Aroostook (black), Bethlehem Steel (yellow, fictional scheme), Chicago West Pullman (black), Illinois Central Gulf (black), MHF Logistic Solutions (gray), Norfolk Southern (orange), Tealinc Ltd. (black with JOBX reporting marks), and US Steel (black, fictional scheme). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Weighted underframe, metal wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. $31.95 (undecorated, $24.95). Third quarter 2022. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Bangor & Aroostook Evans 52-foot gondola.
Bangor & Aroostook Evans 52-foot gondola.

Thrall 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. New paint schemes: Farmers Co-op Grain & Supply Co. Minden, Neb. (Transportation Corp. of America red-and-white scheme); Burlington Northern (with yellow conspicuity stripes); GATX Capital (gray and black with CATX reporting marks and cat’s paw); David J. Joseph Transportation (blue and white); Midwest Railcar (blue Rock Island patchout); Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern (red and white); and Rail Logistics (gray and black with EAFX reporting marks). New road numbers: Canadian National (brown and white with Illinois Central reporting marks) and Peavey (blue and red). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic model with metal wheelsets and Accumate couplers. $33.95 (undecorated, $23.95). Third quarter 2022. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Transportation Corp. of America Thrall 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper.
Transportation Corp. of America Thrall 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper.

Trinity 3,230-cubic-foot capacity Pressure Differential covered hopper. New paint schemes: Cargill Salt (gray and black with CLSX reporting marks), CIT Group (gray and black with CBFX reporting marks), General American (gray and black and blue with GACX reporting marks), Greenbrier Management Services (gray and black and red with BNBX reporting marks), and LaFarge North America (gray and black with LAFX reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Etched-metal running boards, wire grab irons and uncoupling levers, and metal couplers. $64.95 (undecorated, $54.95). Third quarter 2022. Master Plus Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Cargill Salt Trinity 3,230-cubic-foot capacity Pressure Differential covered hopper.
Cargill Salt Trinity 3,230-cubic-foot capacity Pressure Differential covered hopper.

N scale locomotives

Alco S-2 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Chicago Great Western (maroon and black), Canadian National (black and red with “wet noodle” herald), Erie (black and yellow), Maine Central (black, red, and white), and Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray). New road numbers: Lehigh & New England (black, two numbers). Re-issue: Lehigh & New England no. 611. Also available undecorated. Die-cast metal hood and chassis, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker, $129.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $239.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Chicago Great Western Alco S-2 diesel locomotive.
Chicago Great Western Alco S-2 diesel locomotive.

N scale freight cars

Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon general service tank car. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black with gray band and “For Diesel Fuel Only” stencil), BNSF Ry. (black with post-2005 herald), Celtran Inc. (blue and yellow), GE Rail Services (black with TLDX reporting marks), and Pemex (white and green). Three road numbers per scheme. Screw-mounted trucks and body-mounted magnetic couplers. $33.99. December 2022. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Santa Fe Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon general service tank car.
Santa Fe Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon general service tank car.

American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint schemes: Georgia Pacific (dark green and gray) and Cancarb (black and blue with ACFX reporting marks). New road numbers: Chessie System (yellow and blue with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks); CSX (tan and black); Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (gray with maroon arrowhead and “Specialized Service for Industry” slogan); Kerr-McGee (gray and blue with ACFX reporting marks); and Potash Corp. (salmon and white). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. V-frame ends, roping staples, and five roof hatches. $26.95 (undecorated, $20.95). Third quarter 2022. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Georgia Pacific American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper.
Georgia Pacific American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper.

American Car & Foundry 14,000-gallon kaolin tank car. New paint schemes: American Car & Foundry (blue and white-and-black schemes with ACFX reporting marks and white and blue with SHPX reporting marks), Dupont TiPure (white), Engelhard (white and black), and Thiele Kaolin (gray). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Separate, factory-applied safety bars; 100-ton roller-bearing trucks; and Accumate couplers. $32.95 (undecorated, $27.95). Third quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

ACFX American Car & Foundry 14,000-gallon kaolin tank car.
ACFX American Car & Foundry 14,000-gallon kaolin tank car.

N scale details and accessories

Ford F-250 four-door crew cab pickup and F-350 with storage bed. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern (green), Amtrak (white), Canadian National (white and red), CSX (white and blue), Southern Pacific (white), Safety Yellow, and white. Injection-molded plastic with factory-colored interiors and semi-detailed chassis. Two-pack (one each F-250 and F-350), $32.95. Third quarter 2022. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Burlington Northern Ford F-250 and F-350 set.
Burlington Northern Ford F-250 and F-350 set.

N scale passenger equipment

St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Pullman-Standard lightweight passenger cars for The Meteor. 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper Cimarron River, $47. 64-seat coach Ferguson, $44. Injection-molded plastic with metal wheels, plastic interior, and clear window glazing. RailSmith Models, lowellsmith.net/railsmith

St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Pullman-Standard lightweight passenger cars.
St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Pullman-Standard lightweight passenger cars.
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