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Model railroad locomotive, freight car, structure, paint, decal, and tool announcements for February 4, 2021

By Cody Grivno Group Technical Editor | February 1, 2021

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Atlas Master Line HO scale

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 February 4, 2021.

HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division MP15DC diesel locomotive. New paint schemes (all with ditch lights): First Union Rail (red with black sills, fuel tank, and trucks and red with gray sills, fuel tank, and trucks, one road number each), Larry’s Truck & Electric (silver, red, white, and blue, two numbers), and The Prairie Line (green and tan, one number). New numbers (without ditch lights unless noted): Missouri Pacific (Jenks Blue), Norfolk Southern (black and white, with ditch lights), Reading Co. (dark green and yellow), Southern Ry. (black, Imitation Aluminum, and gold), and Southern Pacific (gray and scarlet, two numbers. Three road numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (standard hood, square air filter box, and tapered air filter box, all with ditch lights). Separate, factory-applied windshield wipers, metal grab irons, and train line hoses; etched-metal radiator grills; and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with wired speaker and enclosure: Without ditch lights, $179.95; with ditch lights, $194.95; and undecorated (all versions), $169.95. With dual-mode ESU LokSound decoder: Without ditch lights, $289.95; with ditch lights, $304.95; and undecorated (all versions), $279.95. Fourth quarter 2021. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Atlas Master Line HO scale
Atlas Master Line HO scale First Union Rail Electro-Motive Division MP15DC no. 1553.

2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago & North Western; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; Denver & Rio Grande Western; New York, Ontario & Western; Pere Marquette; Southern Ry. (Excursion scheme, one road number); Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted black but unlettered. Die-cast metal chassis and body (locomotive), plastic body and die-cast metal chassis (tender), and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $459.99. Paragon3 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, broadway-limited.com

Train pulling coal car
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive no. 1977.

Pennsylvania RR GG1 electric locomotive. Pennsylvania RR (Aluminum and black with single red stripe and black Roman lettering, Dark Green Locomotive Enamel [DGLE] with five stripes and Roman lettering [Gold Leaf and Buff versions], DGLE with Buff single stripe and Roman lettering, Tuscan Red with five Buff stripes and Roman lettering, and Tuscan Red with Buff single stripe and Roman lettering), Amtrak (black and white), and Penn Central (black with red-and-white herald). Two road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal body and chassis, factory-installed crew figures, and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $419.99. Paragon3 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, broadway-limited.com

Pennsylvania RR GG1
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR GG1 no. 4872.

Electro-Motive Division GP9 diesel locomotive. Soo Line (light gray and red), Canadian Pacific (Action Red with Multimark herald), Denver & Rio Grande Western (black and orange with small “Flying Grande” lettering), Norfolk & Western (dark blue with “hamburger” herald), Penn Central (black with white “worm” herald), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with “We can handle it” slogan on cab). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control); also available undecorated (DC only). Model based on Phase II prototype. Railroad-specific details; separate, factory-installed wire grab irons and lift rings; and Proto-Max metal couplers. Direct-current model, $199.98; with dual-mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder, $299.98. June 2021. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Soo Line Electro-Motive Division GP9
WalthersProto HO scale Soo Line Electro-Motive Division GP9 no. 412.

HO scale freight cars 
Assorted freight cars. Minneapolis & St. Louis Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar, $19.98. Boston & Albany and Delaware & Hudson 36-foot double-sheathed boxcars, $19.98 each. CSX American Car & Foundry 2,970-cubic-foot-capacity two-bay Center Flow covered hopper with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks (single car, $20.98; three-pack, $61.98). Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, 50-foot welded-side boxcar with Superior doors, $19.98. Rock Island 50-foot welded-side plug-door boxcar, $19.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets, Accumate couplers, and steel weight(s). Accurail, 630-365-1173, accurail.com

Boxcar
Accurail HO scale Minneapolis & St. Louis Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar no. 5386.

73-foot center-partition car. New paint schemes: Iowa Northern Ry. (brown, white, and yellow), BNSF Ry. (brown and white), Canadian Pacific (Soo Line reporting marks; brown, white, and red), First Union Rail (NDYX reporting marks, blue and white), Norfolk Southern (brown and white), TTX (yellow and black with conspicuity stripes in three numbers and yellow and black with Forward Thinking logo patch in one number), and Willamette & Pacific RR (orange and black). New numbers: Union Pacific (brown and white). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Newly tooled 286K trucks, riserless floor design, simulated tie loops, and etched-metal crossover platforms. $52.95 (undecorated, $42.95). Fourth quarter 2021. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Partition car
Atlas Master Line HO scale Iowa Northern 73-foot center partition car no. 26806.

Association of American Railroads 50-ton two-bay hopper. Reading Co. (as-delivered February 1957 scheme). Injection-molded plastic model with removable lump-egg coal load; separate, factory-applied brake appliances; metal wheels; and Kadee scale couplers. $43.95. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, kadee.com

Hopper filled with coal
Kadee HO scale Reading Co. Association of American Railroads 50-ton two-bay hopper no. 87255.

HO scale structures
Bulk materials storage. Newly tooled injection-molded plastic kit. Measures 8-7/16” x 2-3/16” x 2-7/16”. Figures, vehicles, background building, and scenery items shown not included. $19.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Storage house next to road
Walthers Cornerstone HO bulk materials storage kit.

Stamping plant. Newly tooled injection-molded plastic kit with metal and brick construction, substation, large sign, rooftop air conditioners and vents, and rail and truck loading docks. Stamping plant measures 14” x 9” x 6”; office measures 6” x 4” x 13”. $69.98. April 2021. Cornerstone Auto Industry Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Stamping plant
Walthers Cornerstone Auto Industry Series HO scale stamping plant kit.

N scale locomotives
New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive. As-delivered Roman lettering and later Gothic lettering. Two road numbers per scheme. Dual-mode SoundTraxx Econami sound decoder; Boxpok-style drivers; operating headlight and tender back-up light; separate, factory-applied bell, whistle, pop valves, and handrails; die-cast metal boiler and chassis; and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $439. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Steam train
Bachmann N scale New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive no. 5420.

General Electric AC6000CW diesel locomotive. Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray, standard and “Building America” schemes), BNSF Ry. (Heritage III), Canadian Pacific (red with gold herald), CSX (dark blue and yellow, with and without “boxcar” herald), General Electric demonstrator (one road number), and Southern Pacific (Daylight scheme, one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (CSX and Union Pacific versions). Plastic body, die-cast metal chassis, dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, and golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights. $259.99. Paragon3 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, broadway-limited.com

Union Pacific General Electric AC6000CW diesel locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Union Pacific General Electric AC6000CW diesel locomotive no. 7505.

Steeple cab electric locomotive. Direct-current model with coreless motor, detailed and adjustable metal pantograph, and Kato knuckle couplers. $45. July 2021. Pocket Line. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, katousa.com

Traction steeple cab electric locomotive
Kato N scale Kato Traction steeple cab electric locomotive no. 50.

N scale freight cars
42-foot coil steel car. New paint schemes. With hood: Indiana Harbor Belt (gray Norfolk Southern class CS 20 patchout with Oxide Red hood) and GE Railcar (gray NS class CS 20 patchout with DLRX reporting marks and Protect III hood). Without hood: Inland Steel (black) and Norfolk Southern (gray class CS 24). New road numbers (both with hood): CSX (blue and yellow) and Norfolk Southern (gray class C 19A with Protect III hood). Four road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. See-through walkways, removable hood (if included), inside floor detail, and Accumate couplers. With hood, $38.95; without hood, $32.95; and undecorated, $29.95. Forth quarter 2021. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Atlas N scale Indiana Harbor Belt 42-foot coil steel car no. 166649.

N scale structures
Lancaster farmhouse. Injection-molded plastic kit with separate doors, windows, and details; detailed porch trim with spindle railing; and cellar entry door. Measures 2-1/2” x 3-1/4” x 2-5/16”. $34.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Farmhouse
Walthers Cornerstone Series N scale Lancaster farmhouse kit.

N scale details and accessories
20-foot standard height military intermodal containers. Camouflage with A.P. Moller (Maersk Line) reporting marks, United States Army (brown patchout, camouflage, and gray patchout), and United States Marine Corps (two schemes). Eight different door variations, inter-box connecting pins, and JTC magnetic connecting system (one magnet on bottom and metal plate on top). Two-pack, $26.95. Jacksonville Terminal Co., jtcmodeltrains.com

Intermodal container
Jacksonville Terminal Co. N scale military series 20-foot standard height intermodal containers.

O scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry 11,000-gallon tank car. New paint schemes: Allied Chemical (gray and black), Atlantic Refining (gray, red, and white), Dow Canada (green and black), Polysar (black, blue, and white), Smith Douglass (gray, black, and red), and Tidewater Associated (black and orange). New road numbers: Warren (gray, black, and green). Two numbers per scheme; also available undecorated (with and without platform). Die-cast metal chassis; separate, factory-applied handrails and grab irons; and 50-ton solid-bearing trucks. $81.95 (undecorated, $76.95). Fourth quarter 2021. Master Line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com

Atlas O American Car & Foundry Allied Chemical 11,000-gallon tank car no. 10092
Atlas O American Car & Foundry Allied Chemical 11,000-gallon tank car no. 10092.

Decals
New York Central Budd Rail Diesel Car [RDC] safety striping. S scale. Can also be used on Penn Central post-merger New York, New Haven & Hartford Budd RDCs. Includes striping, New York Central road names, and road numbers. Completes one RDC. Decal set is in memory of Walt Danylak of Syracuse, N.Y. $17.49. PayPal accepted. Great Decals, Bill Mosteller, 3306 Parkside Terrace, Fairfax, VA 22031; greatdecals.com

Great Decals S scale New York Central Budd Rail Diesel Car safety striping decals
Great Decals S scale New York Central Budd Rail Diesel Car safety striping decals.

Tools
Six-sided scraping tool. For removing plastic from hard-to-reach areas. Features six different sizes of working area: 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 7mm. $26.99. Produced by Alec, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Alec six-sided scraping tool available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Super cutting compass. For circle and radius cuts. Features titanium blade. 1/16” minimum diameter. 1/16” to 2” radius cuts. $19.99. Produced by Flex-I-File, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Flex-I-File super cutting compass available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store
Flex-I-File super cutting compass available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Ultra fine trimmer. For cutting plastic parts from sprues. Cuts evenly without crushing. Features curved cutting head. $17.99. Produced by Flex-I-File, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Flex-I-File ultra fine trimmer available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store
Flex-I-File ultra fine trimmer available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Paints
Burned paint and pigment set. Includes six 22ml (approximately .75 fluid ounce) bottles of the following pigment and paints: Ash (powdered pigment), Blackened Umber, Burned Stains, Exhausted Umber, Incinerated White, and Rusted Umber. Paints can be applied with brush or airbrush and dry to a matte finish. $34.99. Produced by Lifecolor, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Lifecolor Burned paint and pigment set available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store
Lifecolor Burned paint and pigment set available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.

Hemp Ropes and Tarps paint set. Includes six 22ml (approximately .75 fluid ounce) bottles of the following colors: Colorless Hemp, Dark Umber Hemp, Dirty Hemp, Medium Brown Hemp, Weathered Hemp, and Worn Out Hemp. Colors can be applied with brush or airbrush and dry to a matte finish. $34.99. Produced by Lifecolor, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Lifecolor Hemp Ropes and Tarps paint set available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store
Lifecolor Hemp Ropes and Tarps paint set available from the Kalmbach Hobby Store.
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