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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, detail, scenery, book, software, and club offering announcements for August 12, 2021

By | August 9, 2021

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Amtrak 50th Anniversary General Electric P42 diesel locomotive.

HO scale locomotives 
General Electric P42 diesel locomotive. Amtrak 50th anniversary schemes (Midnight Blue, phases 1, 3 [Dash 8], 5, and 6 in one road number each). Prototype-specific nose (as-built and Amtrak rebuilt), vinyl m.u. hoses and trainline hoses, and photo-etched metal radiator fan grill. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $209.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $309.99. September 2022. Genesis Series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Amtrak 50th Anniversary General Electric P42 diesel locomotive.
Amtrak 50th Anniversary General Electric P42 diesel locomotive.

Electro-Motive Division F59PHI diesel locomotive. Amtrak (“Be Track Smart” in one road number, as-delivered scheme, and Amtrak California), Metra (Chicago & North Western, Milwaukee Road, and Rock Island heritage schemes in one number each), North Carolina Department of Transportation, and Metrolink. Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Separate, factory-applied air horn, wire grab irons, and Celcon handrails; light-emitting-diode lighting; and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $174.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Econami sound decoder, $249.99. September 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Amtrak “Be Track Smart” Electro-Motive Division F59PHI diesel locomotive.
Amtrak “Be Track Smart” Electro-Motive Division F59PHI diesel locomotive.

HO scale freight cars 
62-foot tank car. American Car & Foundry Co. (blue), Consolidated Gas Supply Corp. (white and black with GATX reporting marks), General Electric Rail Services (white and black with AMPX reporting marks), Praxair Inc. (grey and red with “General Dynamics Corp.” lettering), San Angelo Tank Car Line (yellow and black), and Wisconsin Southern (white). Five road numbers (two single cars and one three-pack) per scheme. Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons; 33” RP-25 contour machined metal wheels; and McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $42.99; three-pack, $114.99. September 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

American Car & Foundry Co. 62-foot tank car.
American Car & Foundry Co. 62-foot tank car.

40-foot single-sheathed boxcar. Ann Arbor, Canadian Pacific, Great Northern, Seaboard Coast Line, Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory- applied brake wheel, RP-25 contour machined metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $31.99. September 2022. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Great Northern 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar.
Great Northern 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar.

Eastern four-window caboose. Penn Central (Deepwater Green and black), Chicago & North Western (yellow and green), Conrail (blue and black), Louisville & Nashville (gray), Reading Co. (yellow and green) and Western Maryland (black, white, and red). Three road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory-applied smokejack and brake wheel; RP-25 contour machined metal wheels; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $36.99. September 2022. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Penn Central eastern four-window caboose.
Penn Central eastern four-window caboose.

Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 boxcar. Ann Arbor (Boxcar Red with “Direct Route Linking East-North-West” slogan and flag herald), Chicago & Illinois Midland (green and black), Green Bay & Western (Boxcar Red), Lake Superior & Ishpeming (Boxcar Red with red diamond herald), New York Central (Boxcar Red with black roof and ends), Southern Pacific (Boxcar Red with Southern Pacific Lines herald and Texas & New Orleans reporting marks), and Vermont Ry. (green and black). Three road numbers per scheme. Pullman Standard ends and bowtie roof with flat panel, see-through Apex running board, and 6-foot Superior doors. $29.98. September 2021. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 slogan boxcar four-packs. Sets include one each of the following: “The Grand Canyon Line,” “The Route of the Chief,” “The Route of the El Capitan,” and “The Route of the Super Chief.” Opposite side of each car features “Ship and Travel Santa Fe All the Way” slogan. Pullman-Standard ends and bowtie roof with flat panel, see-through Apex running board, and 6-foot Superior doors. $109.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

National Steel Car 5,150-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Archer Daniels Midland (gray with new logo), BNSF Railway (Mineral Red with post-2005 herald), Canadian Pacific (gray with CP Rail lettering and Soo reporting marks and gray with red CP lettering), Canadian National (Mineral Red with NOKL reporting marks), First Union Rail (gray), Illinois Central (dark gray), and Union Pacific (gray with shield herald). Four road numbers per scheme. Trough-style roof hatches with handles; thin-profile running board, stirrup steps, end ladders, and crossover platforms; and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks. $31.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

BNSF 5,150-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper.
BNSF 5,150-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper.

HO scale structures 
Bus maintenance garage. Injection-molded plastic kit with air compressor, stand, two styles of modern gas pumps, parts for two dry hydrants, electric and gas meters, nonworking lights, vending machine, and covered wastebasket. Measures 6-9/64” x 8” (at roof overhang) x 3-5/16”. $27.98. August 2021. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Bus maintenance garage kit.
Bus maintenance garage kit.

N scale freight cars 
33,000-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank car. Late body style: The Andrews Co., Greenbrier Leasing, and Procor. Early body style: Procor and Union Tank Car Co. Flat panel: Union Tank Car Co. Five road numbers per paint scheme (two single cars and one three-pack). Separate, factory-applied walkway platform, manway, outlet, ladders, brake rigging detail, safety rail supports, tank saddles, and brake wheel; printed placards; and McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $39.99; three-pack, $99.99. September 2022. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

The Andrews Company 33,000-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank car.
The Andrews Company 33,000-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank car.

N scale details and accessories 
40-foot high-cube container. New paint scheme: Maersk (rainbow scheme, one number). JTC magnetic connecting system (three magnets on bottom and three metal plates on top) and inter-box connecting pins. $21.95. Jacksonville Terminal Co., jtcmodeltrains.com

Maersk Rainbow 40-foot high-cube container
Maersk Rainbow 40-foot high-cube container.

Scenery 
Artificial snow. Includes 25g of artificial snow material and 30g of binder. UV resistant. Compatible with all scales. $8.90. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Signifer, signifier.chez-alice.fr

Artificial snow.
Artificial snow.

Books 
Ingersoll-Rand Locomotives. Reproduction of two Ingersoll-Rand publications. Oil Electric Locomotives from 1926 details Ingersoll-Rand locomotives built jointly by Ingersoll-Rand, General Electric, and Alco. Includes information about the benefit and advantages of oil-electric locomotives and specifications for the 60- and 100-ton models. Oil Electric Locomotive from 1929 takes a detailed look at oil electric locomotives, including their components and some performance and test data. Includes drawings for some engines. Softcover, 76 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Ron’s Books Ingersoll-Rand Locomotives
Ron’s Books Ingersoll-Rand Locomotives.

Lima Locomotive Works, Vol. 1: Super-Power Steam Locomotives. Reproduction of four Lima Works catalogs. Lima Super-Power Steam Locomotives (1926) details the benefits of the Super-Power steam locomotive, as well as the tests performed on the engines. Lima Super-Power Steam Locomotives (1930) examines the use and performance of the Super-Power engines built for different railroads. Lima Locomotive Works Bulletin No. 102 looks at some of the Super-Power steam locomotives built by Lima. Includes photos and specifications of the locomotives. Lima Locomotive Works Bulletin No. R-2 shows a variety of Lima Locomotives from small switchers to larger locomotives. Softcover, 72 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Ron’s Books Lima Locomotive Works, Vol. 1: Super-Power Steam Locomotives.
Ron’s Books Lima Locomotive Works, Vol. 1: Super-Power Steam Locomotives.

Software 
Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour. Three-route add-on for train simulation game Train Sim World 2. Control packed trains and navigate busy networks during rush hour, traveling station to station. Routes include Boston Sprinter, Nahverkehr Dresden, and London Commuter. Available on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Train Sim 2 is required to play the Rush Hour add-on. Train Sim 2, $29.99; individual routes, $29.99 each; Season Ticket (all three Rush Hour routes), $39.99. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Dovetail Live, live.dovetailgames.com

Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour
Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour

Club offerings 
Shop of Siebert Inc. 40-foot steel double-door boxcar. Accurail HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society. One road number; renumbering decals available upon request. Plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. $23.98 plus $8.45 shipping for one car, $9.75 for multiple cars to addresses in the U.S.A., and $21.25 for foreign orders of any size. Illini Chapter PCS, 918 W. Colfax St., Palatine, IL 60067

Shop of Siebert Inc. 40-foot steel double-door boxcar for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society.
Shop of Siebert Inc. 40-foot steel double-door boxcar for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society.
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