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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, detail, tool, and club announcements for April 29, 2021

By Cody Grivno | April 26, 2021

Model railroad product news including HO, N, O, and Z scales

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Three bay covered hopper

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 April 29, 2021.

HO scale freight cars 
Association of American Railroads 50-ton two-bay offset-side hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (1948 factory-new scheme). One road number. Injection-molded plastic with lump-egg coal load; separate, factory-applied detail parts; self-centering solid-bearing trucks with metal wheels; and Kadee scale couplers. $42.95. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, kadee.com

Two bay hopper full of coal
Kadee HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Association of American Railroads 50-ton two-bay offset-side hopper no. 78231.

Milwaukee, Racine & Troy Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper. One road number. Limited-run injection-molded plastic kit (era: October 1979+) with one-piece body; separate hatch cover casting and running board ends; free-standing end cages with modeler-installed brake wheel, chain fulcrum, end braces, and crossover platforms; slope sheets; brake equipment; one-piece underbody with separate center sill sections, outlet gates, bolster plates, and draft-gear box covers; roller-bearing trucks with Delrin engineering plastic wheelsets; Accumate couplers; screws; and steel weight. $27.99. Produced by Accurail exclusively for the Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Three bay covered hopper
Kalmbach Hobby Store HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper no. 74827.

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 
48-foot intermodal containers. BNSF Ry. (white with blue-and-green circle cross herald), Con-Quest (white, red, and blue), CSX Intermodal (white and blue), ITEL (white, blue, and red), The Rail-Bridge Corp. (white and blue), and XTRA (white, red, and yellow with “ContainerTrain” slogan). Two three-packs per scheme. Stackable injection-molded plastic models. Three-pack, $44.99. April 2022. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Three intermodal containers
Three Athearn HO scale BNSF Ry. 48-foot intermodal containers.

N scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division NW2 diesel locomotive. Boston & Maine (red and black), Chicago Great Western (maroon, red, and gold), Chicago & North Western (yellow and green), Erie Lackawanna (gray, maroon, and yellow), Milwaukee Road (orange and black), Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel), Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with “Road of the Streamliners” slogan). Two numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder; die-cast metal body and chassis; and separate, factory-applied handrails, grab irons, smokestacks, horn, and bell. $229.99. June 2021. Broadway Limited Imports, broadway-limited.com

Diesel locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Boston & Maine Electro-Motive Division NW2 diesel locomotive no. 1209.

N scale details and accessories 
48-foot intermodal containers. Con-Quest (white, red, and blue), BNSF Ry. (white with blue-and-green circle cross herald), CSX Intermodal (white and blue), ITEL (white, blue, and red), The Rail-Bridge Corp. (white and blue), and XTRA (white, red, and yellow with “ContainerTrain” slogan). Two three-packs per scheme. Stackable injection-molded plastic models. Three-pack, $44.99. April 2022. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Intermodal containers
Three Athearn N scale Con-Quest 48-foot intermodal containers.

O scale details and accessories
1950s-1960s gas pumps. 1:43.5 scale. Laser-cut cardboard kit with nozzles, hoses, and volumetric display. Each pump measures .78” x .39” x 1.57”. Platform not included. Two-pack, $17.92. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Minifer, minifer.fr/en

Two model gas pumps
Two Minifer O scale 1950s-1960s gas pumps.

Z scale locomotives 
Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive. Chicago & North Western. Two road numbers. Direct-current model with 7mm motor, dual flywheels, 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 Chicago & North Western Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive
American Z Line Chicago & North Western Electro-Motive Division E7A diesel locomotive no. 5017-A.

Tools
Assorted machines squares. 4” ($19.99), 6” ($24.99), 8” ($29.99), and 10” ($34.99). Carbon steel construction with inch and metric measurements. Produced by Excel Blades Corp., available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Ruler squares
Excel Blades Corp. machine squares available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Snap blade knives. K10 9mm ($3.49) and K13 18mm ($3.99). Both knives have a plastic handle, push lock, and replaceable blades (replacement blades sold separately). 9mm knife has 13 usable points and is ideal for cutting light cardboard, cork roadbed, decal film, and foam board. 18mm knife has 8 usable points and can be used to cut heavy cardboard, sheet styrene, canvas, cork, foam board, and wood. Produced by Excel Blades Corp., available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Two snap blade knives
Excel Blades Corp. 9mm and 18mm snap blade knives available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Quick release speed clamp. Lever-action clamp with 4” wide, 1-1/4” deep jaw opening. Features lock release button for opening clamp and soft plastic tips. Tool head can be positioned on opposite end to convert the tool into an expanding/stretching clamp. $7.99. Produced by Excel Blades Corp., available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Clamp
Excel Blades Corp. quick release speed clamp available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Club offerings 
Chicago & North Western (ex-Rock Island) 40-foot boxcars. Accurail HO scale kits custom-decorated for the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. Three car numbers, each with a slightly different style of lettering representing the various styles used by the C&NW during the renumbering of Rock Island equipment. Kits include solid-bearing trucks, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. Single car, $32; three-pack, $85 (prices include postage to U.S. addresses). Illinois residents please include 9-1/2 percent sales tax. CNWHS, P.O. Box 1068, North Riverside, IL 60546; cnwhs.org

Three boxcars
Three Chicago & North Western Historical Society HO scale Rock Island 40-foot boxcars in blue scheme with CNW reporting marks.
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