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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, and detail announcements for June 17, 2021

By | June 14, 2021

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Great Northern and Norfolk & Western International Car Co. cupola cabooses

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 June 17, 2021.

HO scale freight cars 
General American Tank Car welded tank car. New road names: Northern Pacific (as delivered in four road numbers, “Assigned to Mtrl. Mgr. Interbay Was.” stencil in three numbers) and Spokane, Portland & Seattle (eight numbers). Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (BNSF fire support in one number; with new lading bands (six numbers each): journal oil service [1970s lettering], reclaimed diesel fuel service [1970s lettering], solvent service [early lettering], diesel fuel service [early and 1970s lettering], gasoline service [early lettering]). Road name and era-specific details, solid-bearing or roller-bearing 70-ton trucks, and conventional or lower-shelf couplers. $64.95. American Limited Models, division of San Juan Model Co., sanjuanmodelco.com

American Limited Models HO scale Northern Pacific General American tank car
American Limited Models HO scale Northern Pacific General American tank car no. 102048.

Assorted Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcars. North American Car Corp. (Erie-Lackawanna leased) Plate B RBL with DF-B bulkheads, Southern Pacific (class B-70-10-R RBL SAC 4-79 repaint with LD bulkheads and insulated class B-70-10-R XMI SAC 5-79 repaint without loaders), Triangle Pacific insulated Plate B RB with no loaders (two road numbers), and Western Pacific (1962 as-delivered scheme with DF-B bulkheads [before Air-Pak]). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic model with 10’-0” offset door and prototype-specific details. Advance-reservation item (reservations due June 30, 2021). Prices will be comparable to ready-to-run cars at time of release. Second quarter 2022. Moloco, molocotrains.com

50-foot boxcar with Erie-Lackawanna diamond no. NIRX 60001
Moloco HO scale North American Car Corp. Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcar with Erie-Lackawanna diamond no. NIRX 60001.

Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 boxcar with 9-foot door. Green Bay & Western (original 6-59, six road numbers), Chicago & North Western (original 12-56, six numbers), Milwaukee Road (original 3-61, 12 numbers), and Southern Ry. (original 1951 scheme, 12 numbers [six each with 11-51 build date and 12-51 shop date]). Also available undecorated in six versions. Five different brake housings and brake wheel options, four truck options (cars with roller-bearing trucks have rotating bearing caps), CNC-machined 33” metal wheelsets, and Kadee scale couplers. $52.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, tangentscalemodels.com

Green Bay & Western Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 boxcar
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Green Bay & Western Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 boxcar no. 906.

International Car Co. cupola caboose. Great Northern (Vermillion Red), Boston & Maine (blue and black), Maine Central (yellow and green), Norfolk & Western (dark blue), Norfolk Southern (red), and Northern Pacific (brown). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Two cupola window styles, Stanray overhanging diagonal-panel roof, see-through running boards, underbody toolbox as appropriate, Barber Swingmaster roller-bearing trucks with 33” turned metal wheelsets, Proto-Max metal couplers, and molded drill starter points for grab irons (detail kit sold separately). $39.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Great Northern and Norfolk & Western International Car Co. cupola cabooses
WalthersMainline HO scale Great Northern and Norfolk & Western International Car Co. cupola cabooses.

HO scale structures 
Patriot Lighting Supply. Factory-assembled and decorated model with more than 10 light-emitting diodes; loading dock with three figures, Dumpster, handcart, trash can, and Jack the German shepherd; staircase; and parapet. Measures 6-1/8” x 5-1/4” x 1-1/2”. Lighting requires 4.5V power source (sold separately). $49.99. Menards, menards.com/trains

Menards HO scale Patriot Lighting Supply low-relief structure.
Menards HO scale Patriot Lighting Supply low-relief structure.

HO scale details and accessories 
53-foot CIMC and Jindo intermodal containers. New paint schemes. CIMC containers: Canadian Pacific (red and white) and EMP (ex-Florida East Coast, blue-and-yellow scheme). Jindo containers: CSX (dark blue-and-yellow scheme with “How Tomorrow Moves” slogan with UMXU reporting marks), EMP (ex-Hub Group in orange-and-yellow scheme and ex-Pacer in blue, yellow, and red scheme), Ferromex (gray-and-red scheme), Milestone (ex-Pacer in blue-and-red scheme), and Swift (white, gold, and blue scheme). New road numbers. CIMC containers: Hub Group (Norfolk Southern, green, white, and red scheme). Jindo containers: CSX (dark blue-and-yellow scheme with “How Tomorrow Moves” slogan and CSXU reporting marks). Two three-packs per scheme; also available undecorated (CIMC and Jindo versions). Injection-molded plastic. Three-pack, $53.95 (undecorated, $48.95). Second quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, altasrr.com

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Canadian Pacific 53-foot CIMC intermodal container
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Canadian Pacific 53-foot CIMC intermodal container no. 234415.

N scale locomotive 
Electro-Motive Division GP40 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Montana Rail Link (blue and black, one road number); Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (orange and black); Baltimore & Ohio (blue and yellow); Helm Leasing (red, white, and black, one number); and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac. New numbers: Canadian National (sergeant stripes), NJ Transit (silver and black), Milwaukee Road (orange and black), Southern Pacific (speed lettering), and Western Pacific (green and orange). Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (with and without dynamic brakes). Golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model, $129.95 (undecorated, $114.95); with ESU LokSound Digital Command Control decoder, $239.95 (undecorated, $224.95). Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, altasrr.com

Electro-Motive Division GP40 diesel locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Master Line Montana Rail Link Electro-Motive Division GP40 diesel locomotive no. 500.

Large scale freight cars 
Tank car on flatcar base. Sunoco. Factory-applied handrails, plastic wheelsets, turnbuckles on tank bands, and hook-and-loop couplers. $122.99. August 2021. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

PIKO America Sunoco large scale tank car
PIKO America Sunoco large scale tank car no. 7704.

Z scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive. Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel with five stripes). Two road numbers. Direct-current model with 7mm motor, dual flywheels, train-phone antennas, metal steps, directional light-emitting-diode lighting, optional front truck with mounted coupler, blackened metal wheels, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Pennsylvania RR Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive
American Z Line Pennsylvania RR Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive no. 5853.

Z scale freight cars 
General American Tank Car Co. 1917 8,000-gallon non-insulated tank car. New paint scheme: Koppers Coal Tar Chemicals. Seven road numbers (single car, two-pack, and four-pack). Blackened metal wheels, add-on parts, solid-bearing trucks, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Koppers Coal Tar Chemicals General American Tank Car Co. 1917 8,000-gallon non-insulated tank cars 1552 and 1561.
American Z Line Koppers Coal Tar Chemicals General American Tank Car Co. 1917 8,000-gallon non-insulated tank cars 1552 and 1561.
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