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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, detail, and track announcements for June 24, 2021

By | June 21, 2021

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Broadway Limited Imports N scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Electro-Motive Division F3 diesel locomotive no. 25.

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 24, 2021.

HO scale freight cars 
52-foot mill gondola. Rock Island (blue), CIT Group (black with CEFX reporting marks), Northwestern Oklahoma (black), and Wisconsin Central (gray). Primed for Grime (factory weathered): Kansas City Southern (Oxide Red with patched reporting marks). Three single cars and one three-pack per scheme. Wire grab irons, etched-metal crossover platforms, 33” nickel- silver wheelsets, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $37.99 (Primed for Grime, $42.99); three-pack, $104.99 (Primed for Grime, $119.99). June 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Rock Island 52-foot mill gondola no. 680111.
Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Rock Island 52-foot mill gondola no. 680111.

16,000-gallon clay slurry tank car. Dry Branch Kaolin (white and black), ACF Industries (SHPX reporting marks, white and black), J.M. Huber (white, blue, and black), OMYA Limestone Slurry (white, blue, and black), PCS Phosphate Co. (black with white band), and Union Tank Car (black with white band). Two single cars and two three-packs per scheme. Separate, factory-applied fittings nozzle, manway, and small safety valve nozzle; see-through photo-etched metal walkways and end platforms; and McHenry double-shelf couplers. Single car, $44.99; three-pack, $109.99. June 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Dry Branch Kaolin 16,000-gallon clay slurry tank car no. 29150.
Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Dry Branch Kaolin 16,000-gallon clay slurry tank car no. 29150.

Pullman-Standard 4,740-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper. Great Northern (gray with “Great Northern Grain Loading” slogan), Alaska RR (yellow and blue with “Alaskan Agriculture Serving Alaska and the World” slogan), General American Marks Co. (blue with CATX reporting marks), Illinois Central (gray with “Main Line of Mid-America” slogan), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green and yellow), and Norfolk & Western (gray). Two single cars and one three-pack per scheme. Roller-bearing trucks, 36” nickel-silver wheelsets, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $39.99; three-pack, $109.99. June 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Great Northern Pullman-Standard 4,740-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper no. 171556.
Athearn HO scale Ready-to-Roll Great Northern Pullman-Standard 4,740-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper no. 171556.

Wide-cupola caboose. Great Northern (Big Sky Blue), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green with yellow cupola and herald and black roof), Canadian Pacific (white with “Engineering Services M.O.W. Transporter” lettering on cupola), Ferromex (green, red, and white), Northern Pacific (pre-merger green and yellow), Rock Island (red with black roof and white block lettering), and St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco, American Revolution Bicentennial scheme in one road number and Mandarin Orange and white in two numbers). Separate, factory-applied smoke jack and brake wheel; caboose trucks; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. June 2022. $34.99. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn Roundhouse line HO scale Great Northern wide-cupola caboose no. X-114 in Big Sky Blue scheme.
Athearn Roundhouse line HO scale Great Northern wide-cupola caboose no. X-114 in Big Sky Blue scheme.

40-foot animated stockcar. New road names: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (cattle transport); Metropolitan Zoo (llama transport); and North Pole & Southern (reindeer transport). Four animated animal heads, Celcon trucks featuring blackened-metal RP-25 contour metal wheels and non-magnetic blackened brass axles with needle-point bearings, and body-mounted E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $40. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Bachmann HO scale Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 40-foot stockcar with animated cattle heads no. 52015.
Bachmann HO scale Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 40-foot stockcar with animated cattle heads no. 52015.

HO scale structures 
FedEx freight building. Factory-assembled and decorated model with 15 light-emitting-diode lights, FedEx worker, three packages, flagpole, three bushes, simulated tarpaper roof, two air conditioner units, and Jack the German shepherd. Measures 6-5/8” x 3-5/16” x 3-1/16”. Lighting requires 4.5V power source (sold separately). $49.99. Menards, menards.com/trains

Menards HO scale FedEx freight building.
Menards HO scale FedEx freight building.

HO scale details and accessories 
45-foot intermodal container. HMM-KOBC, APL, Crowley, and Dong Fang. Primed for Grime (factory weathered): Horizon Lines and NOL. Two three-packs per scheme. Stackable injection-molded plastic containers. Three-pack, $44.99 (Primed for Grime, $49.99). June 2022. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO HMM-KOBC 45-foot intermodal container three-pack.
Athearn HO HMM-KOBC 45-foot intermodal container three-pack.

Ford F-100 panel truck. Bell Telephone (green), Athearn 75th anniversary (two-tone blue and yellow), fire rescue (red with red warning light), Harrison’s Hardware (red), Midtown Appliances Sales & Service (white), police (black with red warning light), Railway Express Agency (green), and Reliable Plumbing (light blue). Injection-molded plastic with cab interior, separately applied steering wheel, clear window glazing, and vinyl tires. $29.99. June 2022. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO scale F-100 panel truck decorated for Bell Telephone.
Athearn HO scale F-100 panel truck decorated for Bell Telephone.

Modern hooded bi-directional signal. Three-color Safetrans hooded signal heads, etched-metal platform and railings, common anode wiring, and mini-plug connectors for use with Atlas Universal signal control boards and cables. $46.95. Fourth quarter 2021. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale modern hooded bi-directional signal.
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale modern hooded bi-directional signal.

N scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division F3A and F3B diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (passenger warbonnet); Canadian National (Olive Green and Imitation Gold, A-B set and single A unit); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (aluminum with black nose stripes); Florida East Coast (red and yellow); Missouri-Kansas-Texas (red, aluminum, and yellow, A-B set and single A unit); Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel with single stripe); Grand Trunk Western (Olive Green and Imitation Gold, two A units); Soo Line (maroon and gold, two A units); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Each road name offered as single powered A and B units and A-B set [powered A unit, unpowered B unit] unless noted. Dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, plastic body with die-cast metal chassis, and all-wheel electrical pickup. Single A and B units, $249.99 each; A-B sets, $329.99. September 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, broadway-limited.com

Broadway Limited Imports N scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Electro-Motive Division F3 diesel locomotive no. 25.
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Electro-Motive Division F3 diesel locomotive no. 25.

N scale details and accessories
45-foot intermodal container. APL, Crowley, Dong Fang, and HMM-KOBC. Primed for Grime (factory weathered): Horizon Lines and NOL. Two three-packs per scheme. Stackable injection-molded plastic containers. Three-pack, $44.99 (Primed for Grime, $49.99). June 2022. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn N APL 45-foot intermodal container three-pack.
Athearn N APL 45-foot intermodal container three-pack.

Large scale freight cars 
Two-bay hopper with exterior posts. Chessie System (black and yellow with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks) and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Mineral Red with circle-cross herald in square and “Santa Fe” billboard lettering). One number per scheme. Removable coal load, plastic wheels, and hook-and-loop couplers. $73.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

PIKO America Chessie System two-bay hopper with exterior posts no. 150355
PIKO America Chessie System two-bay hopper with exterior posts no. 150355.

Track
HO scale code 83 Super-Flex Track. Brown ties and nickel silver rail. Can be formed and re-formed to achieved desired shape. Ideal for spiral easement curves. Three-foot sections. Five-pack, $38.50. Fourth quarter 2021. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

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