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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, scenery, and electronic/control announcements for September 2, 2021

By | August 30, 2021

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Rock Island 50-foot modernized PS-1 double-door boxcar

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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 September 2, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division E1A and E1B diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (1940 orange-red warbonnet [A-B set and single A and B units], pre-1946 Signal Red warbonnet [A-B set, two single A units, and single B unit], and postwar Signal Red warbonnet [two A-B sets, two single A units, and single B unit]); Baltimore & Ohio (late blue, black, and gray scheme [A-B set and single A and B units]); and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (late maroon-and-red scheme, single A unit). A-B sets feature powered A unit and unpowered B unit. Models have ABS body with die-cast metal chassis, Kadee-compatible metal couplers, and dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. A unit, $299.99; B unit, $289.99; and A-B set, $419.99. December 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Union Pacific 4-12-2 steam locomotive. Modernized with standard cab (one road number with Oregon Short Line sublettering) and modernized “E-2 Nine cab.” Three numbers per body style. Both body styles have 18,000-gallon tender and aluminum lettering. Additional features include separate, factory-applied handrails, grab irons, ladders, piping, whistle, and brass bell; engineer and fireman figures; and dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $799.99. December 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Union Pacific 4-12-2 steam locomotive
Union Pacific 4-12-2 steam locomotive.

General Electric ET44 diesel locomotive. Canadian National (BC Rail; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern; Illinois Central; and Wisconsin Central heritage schemes, one road number each; veterans commemorative scheme, two numbers); BNSF Ry. (Heritage III scheme, six road numbers), CSX (dark blue and yellow with “boxcar” herald), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme, three numbers), Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred scheme), and Union Pacific (“Building America” scheme). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Light-emitting-diode headlights and number boxes; 22 individually applied etched-metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grills on sides and top of radiator; and detailed cab with separate floor, rear wall, seats, control stand, and grade crossing camera. Direct-current model with 21-pin connector, $169.99; with dual-mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder, dual cube-type speakers, and ESU PowerPack with two super capacitors, $259.99. Winter 2021/2022. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 423-299-3689, scaletrains.com

Canadian National General Electric ET44 diesel locomotive in British Columbia Heritage scheme
Canadian National General Electric ET44 diesel locomotive in British Columbia Heritage scheme.

HO scale freight cars

50’-6” boxcar. New paint schemes: Pan Am (blue and black) and Union Pacific (brown and white with BKTY reporting marks). New road numbers: Burlington Northern (1991 herald-over-three-lines scheme), Canadian National (brown with “wet noodle” herald), CSX (blue and yellow), National Rys. of Mexico (brown and white), and Railbox (as-delivered scheme). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Non-terminating corrugated ends, diagonal-panel roof, and Accumate couplers. $30.95 (undecorated, $21.95). Second quarter 2022. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

50’-6” Pan Am boxcar
50’-6” Pan Am boxcar.

53-foot double-plug-door boxcar. New road numbers: British Columbia (two-tone green with Dogwood herald, three numbers) and Missouri Pacific (brown and white). New paint schemes: Astoria Plywood (orange and black), Burlington Northern (green and white), PET Inc. (blue and white), Plywood Marketing Associates (teal and white), Ralston Purina (as-delivered red scheme, three numbers), and Simpson Timber Co. (white and red). Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Blackened metal wheels, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks, and Accumate couplers. $32.95 (undecorated, $21.95). Second quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

53-foot Astoria Plywood double-plug-door boxcar
53-foot Astoria Plywood double-plug-door boxcar.

89-foot enclosed bi-level auto rack. BNSF Ry. (orange with post-2005 herald), Canadian National (yellow with “wet noodle” herald and website), CSX (yellow with “boxcar” herald), Ferromex (yellow), Norfolk Southern (yellow with Thoroughbred herald), and Union Pacific (yellow with “Building America” slogan). Four road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory-installed grab irons, ladders, and break equipment; 33” wheels, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $64.98. October 2021. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

HO scale scenery

Assorted scenery items. Rose plants (12 blooming plants) and grape vines (24 plants), $17.98 each. Nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, three wise men, donkey, and cow figures (measures 2-15/16”x 1-3/8” x 2-15/16”), $34.98. September 2021. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

N scale locomotives

Pennsylvania RR P5a electric locomotive. Passenger type: 1930s painted Dark Green Locomotive Enamel (DGLE) with brown roof and gold leaf Roman lettering in three road numbers. Freight type: Dark Green Locomotive Enamel with brown roof and buff yellow Roman lettering, DGLE with buff yellow Futura lettering, DGLE with coved buff yellow Roman lettering, and DGLE with round buff yellow Roman lettering in four numbers. Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted DGLE but unlettered (passenger and freight types). Separate, factory-applied handrails, grab irons, smokestacks, class lights, horn, and bell; die-cast metal body and chassis; and dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $369.99. December 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

United States Railroad Administration 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotive. Heavy Mikado: Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Great Northern; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Northern Pacific; and Southern Pacific. Light Mikado: Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Pennsylvania RR, Southern Ry. (one road number), Texas & Pacific, and Union Pacific. Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted black but unlettered. Separate, factory-applied handrails, grab irons, piping, whistle, and bell; die-cast metal body and chassis; and dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $369.99. November 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

N scale freight cars

Pennsylvania RR class H21a four-bay hoppers. Pennsylvania RR (circle and shadow keystone heralds in six road numbers each; “Coal Goes to War” slogan, early lettering, black with block lettering, and black with keystone herald), Norfolk & Western (large “N&W lettering), Penn Central (black class H21G ex-PRR car with Deepwater Green body panel and class H5 with PC herald), and Virginian Ry. leased car. Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Crown trucks with Fox Valley Models metal wheels and body-mounted couplers. $27.95. Summer 2022. Executive Line. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, bowser-trains.com

Pennsylvania RR class H21 four-bay hopper
Pennsylvania RR class H21 four-bay hopper.

O scale freight cars

New paint schemes: British Columbia (green), Grand Trunk Western (blue), and Western Maryland (brown). New road numbers: Burlington Northern (green), Conrail (gray), CP Rail (Action Red), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and red). Two road numbers per scheme. Two road numbers per scheme. Roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps, pipe load with separately applied load tie-downs, and factory-applied brake wheel. $69.95. Second quarter 2022. Trainman series. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

British Columbia 52’-6” flatcar with load
British Columbia 52’-6” flatcar with load.

50-foot modernized PS-1 double-door boxcar. New paint schemes: Chesapeake & Ohio (brown), Detroit & Mackinac (brown), Norfolk & Western (black), Rock Island (blue with “Route Rock” lettering), and Western Pacific (brown with “The Western Way” slogan). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Separate, factory-applied grab irons, ladders, and brake line details; 50-ton solid-bearing or 70-ton roller-bearing trucks as appropriate, and Kadee-compatible couplers. $99.95 (undecorated, $94.95). Second quarter 2022. Master line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Rock Island 50-foot modernized PS-1 double-door boxcar
Rock Island 50-foot modernized PS-1 double-door boxcar.
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