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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, detail, tool, and book announcements for June 3, 2021

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Rapido AutoFlood III coal hoppers in varying paint schemes.

HO scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern (green and black), Chicago & Eastern Illinois (black and orange), Conrail (blue and white with small or large lettering, one road number each), and Reading Co. (Pullman Green). New paint schemes: Florida East Coast (yellow and blue), Guildford Rail System (Springfield Terminal reporting marks, gray and orange), Maine Central (green and gold), Maryland & Pennsylvania (yellow and black, one road number), Missouri Pacific (black and orange with C&EI buzzsaw herald patch), Texas Mexican Ry. (green and orange), and Western Maryland (black and yellow). Two road numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (with and without dynamic brakes). Directional light-emitting-diode headlights, Accumate knuckle couplers, and die-cast metal frame and sill. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker, $184.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound decoder, $294.95. Second quarter 2022. Atlas Classic line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlassr.com

Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive
Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive.

General Electric ET44AC and ET44AH diesel locomotives. ET44AC: Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred scheme). ET44AH: CSX (dark blue and yellow with “boxcar” herald). Eight road numbers per scheme. Railroad-specific details, plastic handrails and stanchions, and wire grab irons. With ESU LokPilot 5 Digital Command Control decoder, $219.95; with ESU LokSound 5 DCC sound decoder, $299.95. Intermountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, intermountain-railway.com

General Electric ET44AH (CSX) diesel locomotive.
General Electric ET44AH (CSX) diesel locomotive.

HO scale freight cars 
American Car & Foundry 5,701-cubic-foot capacity four-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint schemes. Grain service (three road numbers each): Interstate Seed Co. (yellow and black with CRDX reporting marks) and Archer Daniels Midland (gray and blue with molecule logo). Plastics service (two numbers each): American Car & Foundry (gray), Cain Chemicals (red and white with ALAX reporting marks), Dow Chemicals (gray 2016 repaint), Exxon-Mobil (gray with XOMX marks), J.M. Huber Corp. (gray and blue with ACFX marks), Residco (gray with OFOX reporting marks), and Union Carbide (gray with CCBX marks). Both body styles available undecorated. Etched-metal running boards, 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with blackened metal wheels, and body-mounted Accumate couplers. $45.95 (undecorated, $37.95). Second quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Interstate Seed Co. American Car & Foundry 5,701-cubic-foot capacity four-bay covered hopper.
Interstate Seed Co. American Car & Foundry 5,701-cubic-foot capacity four-bay covered hopper.

AutoFlood III coal hopper. BNSF (orange-and-black with post-2005 herald; double [one road number] and single rotary ends painted Oxide Red), Carolina Power & Light Co. (PGNX reporting marks), CIT Group (red single rotary end and Indiana Rail Road with “2,000,000th carload” slogan [single car only]), General American Marks Co. (red rotary end, GATX lettering, and GGPX reporting marks), Gulf Power Co. (blue rotary end and reporting marks panel), Union Pacific (yellow rotary end, Union Pacific shield herald, and CMO reporting marks), and Western Resources Inc. (red rotary end and KPLX reporting marks). Separate, factory-installed grab irons; removable coal load; and die-cast metal frame and floor. Single hopper, $59.95; six-pack, $359.70. 2022 delivery. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Rapido AutoFlood III coal hoppers in varying paint schemes.
Rapido AutoFlood III coal hoppers in varying paint schemes.

Pullman-Standard 4,785-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper. Boyll & Son Inc. (tan and black with TLDX reporting marks, two road numbers), Burlington Northern (1990s herald-over-three-lines paint scheme, five numbers), Conrail (gray, with “Conrail Quality” herald [one number] and without [three numbers]), CSX (NYC reporting marks with and without conspicuity stripes, six numbers), The Hubinger Co. (yellow and black with TLCX reporting marks), Monfort Feed Lots (tan and black with TLCX marks), Penn Central (Deepwater Green with PCB marks), and Staley (gray and black with TLCX marks). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Factory-applied metal grab irons, Barber S-2 100-ton trucks with raised foundry data and rotating bearing caps, and see-through metal running boards. $42.99. Fall 2021. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 423-299-3689, scaletrains.com

Hubinger Pullman-Standard 4,785-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper.
Hubinger Pullman-Standard 4,785-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper.

HO scale structures 
Cripple Engine Works. Factory-painted and assembled structure with two wood Cripple Creek Engine Works signs, more than 40 light-emitting diodes, 15 windows (eight in open position), three train doors (3-1/4” tall, 2” wide), two figures, barrels trash can, pallets, hand cart, and Jack the German Shepherd. Measures 10-1/2” x 6-1/2” x 6”. Lighting requires 4.5V power source (sold separately). $59.99. Menards, menards.com/trains

Menards Cripple Creek Engine Works structure.
Menards Cripple Creek Engine Works structure.

HO scale details and accessories 
1980-1985 Chevrolet Caprice and Impala sedans and station wagons. Caprice: Sedan (dark blue, dark red, and green) and Estate Wagon (baby blue, brown, and yellow with faux wood paneling). Impala: Sedan (taxi), emergency vehicles (sedans with “dog dish” hubcaps: Metro Police with Federal Aerodynic lightbar, blue police with multiple lightbars, and black-and-white police with multiple lightbars), station wagon (fire chief wagon with Code 3 lightbar and “dog dish” hubcaps), and railroad sedans (Amtrak Police, CN Police, and CN maintenance). Assorted front grill designs, multiple rim designs, and chrome finish on bumpers, rims, and more. $29.95 each. Emergency vehicle detail parts pack (three light bar options, push bar, and spotlights), $9.95. Late 2021. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Chevrolet Caprice Sedan, Caprice Estate Wagon, Impala Sedan, Impala Emergency Vehicles, and Impala Railroad Vehicles in different colors.
Chevrolet Caprice Sedan, Caprice Estate Wagon, Impala Sedan, Impala Emergency Vehicles, and Impala Railroad Vehicles in different colors.

N scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division SD50, SD60, SD60M, and SD60E diesel locomotive. New road numbers. SD50: Denver & Rio Grande Western (black and orange) and Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray). SD60E with ditch lights: Norfolk Southern (with Positive Train Control antennas, four road numbers). New paint schemes. SD50 with ditch lights: Lake State Ry. (blue, gray, and white), Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred scheme, SD40E), and Reading & Northern (red, white, and black and black, white, and red, one number each). SD60M with ditch lights: BNSF Ry. (Heritage III), Buffalo & Pittsburgh (Genesee & Wyoming scheme), Carload Express (maroon and yellow), and Terminal RR Association (red and white, two numbers). Re-issues. SD60E: Norfolk Southern (Honoring Our Veterans, Honoring Our First Responders, and GORail, one number each). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (SD50 and SD60M without ditch lights, SD60E with ditch lights). Directional golden-white light-emitting diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker, $144.95 to $154.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound decoder, $254.95 to $264.95. Second quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Denver & Rio Grande Western Electro-Motive Division SD50 diesel locomotive.
Denver & Rio Grande Western Electro-Motive Division SD50 diesel locomotive.

N scale freight cars 
52’-6” corrugated-side gondolas. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (two “Quality” schemes, three road numbers each); Burlington Northern (Cascade Green); Norfolk Southern (ex-Penn Central cars assigned to coil steel loading in various repaint schemes and ex-Missouri Pacific cars in various patch and repaint schemes), and Union Pacific (brown with white billboard lettering). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. $33.95. Second quarter 2022. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, train-worx.com

N scale details and accessories 
53-foot Jindo/CIMC intermodal container. Canadian Pacific (red and white “CP” lettering), EMP (green and red Hub Group Inc. patchouts and dark blue Florida East Coast patchout), Ferromex (gray and red), Hub Group Inc. (green and red schemes), and Swift Intermodal (white and blue with shield herald). Two three-packs per scheme; also available undecorated. 8-55-8 side corrugation pattern; front wall with 10 vertical corrugations; roof with 6-54-6 corrugations; and placard holders on front wall, sides and door. Three-pack, $42.95. Second quarter 2022. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, shop.atlassr.com

Canadian Pacific 53-foot Jindo/CIMC intermodal container.
Canadian Pacific 53-foot Jindo/CIMC intermodal container.

Z scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (three new A-B-B-A sets). For use with Super Chief passenger equipment, sold separately. Directional light-emitting-diode lighting in A units, 7mm motor, blackened metal wheels, optional replacement truck with truck-mounted coupler, and drawbar (A units only). American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Electro-Motive Division F7A-B-B-A set.
American Z Line Electro-Motive Division F7A-B-B-A set.

Tools 
Pull saw blade. 1.5” blade depth. 30 teeth per inch. Hardened serrated steel blade with soft metal backer. Use with wood, plastic, metal, resin, plaster, and foam. For use with Excel K2, K5, and K6 handles; will fit Xacto saw handles. $6.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Excel Pull Saw Blade available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store
Excel Pull Saw Blade available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Pliers. Wire cutter, end nipper, or bent-nose pliers available. Wire cutter for use with smaller gauge copper wiring and cutting plastic and soft metals. End nipper suitable for cutting wire, metal, and plastic. Bent-nose pliers can be used for reaching into tight places and bending wire. All tools feature carbon steel construction, soft-cushion grip handles, and spring-loaded handle to reduce hand fatigue. $9.99 each. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Wire cutter, end nipper, and bent-nose pliers
Wire cutter, end nipper, and bent-nose pliers available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

No. 17 and 17a small chisel blades. Carbon steel construction. Use with plastics, wood, balsa, foamcore, plaster castings, cork, clay, wax, and resin. Fits all standard hobby knife handles. No. 17 five-pack, $3.99; no. 17A five-pack, $5.49. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Excel small chisel blades nos. 17 and 17a
Excel small chisel blades nos. 17 and 17a available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Books 
Beyer-Garratt Articulated Locomotives. Reproduction of a Beyer-Garratt catalog from 1947. Catalog looks at the locomotives built by the company and the railroads that used them with photos and specifications for the engines. Softcover, 188 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Ron’s Books Beyer-Garratt Articulated Locomotives.
Ron’s Books Beyer-Garratt Articulated Locomotives.

 

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