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Model railroad products for the week of January 27, 2022

By | January 24, 2022

Model railroad product news including HO and Z scales

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Athearn Ready-to-Roll HO scale Chicago & North Western Evans 50-foot double-plug-door boxcar no. 600523.

Product news

Model railroad operators and builders can get the latest news on new model railroad products such as 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 January 27, 2022. See all products and product reviews at Trains.com.

 

HO scale locomotives

Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO scale EMD demonstrator SD90MAC-H diesel locomotive no. 8204.

Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H diesel locomotive. EMD demonstrator (blue, teal, white, and black, one road number) and Union Pacific (six numbers). Prototype-specific details, detailed cab interior, and light-emitting-diode lighting. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $259.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $359.99. February 2023. Genesis 2.0. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

 

HO scale freight cars

Athearn Ready-to-Roll HO scale Chicago & North Western Evans 50-foot double-plug-door boxcar no. 600523.

Evans 50-foot double-plug-door boxcar. Primed for Grime (factory-weathered models): Chicago & North Western (yellow) and Hartford & Slocomb (Mineral Red). Standard schemes: Louisville, New Albany & Corydon (blue), Jeld-Wen (blue), and Tropicana (green). Three road numbers per paint scheme. Separate, factory-applied end ladders and brake wheel; RP-25 contour machined metal wheels; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $36.99 (Primed for Grime, $41.99). February 2023. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn Ready-to-Roll HO scale Chicago & North Western Evans 50-foot double-plug-door boxcar no. 600523.

Gunderson 7,466-cubic-foot capacity wood-chip gondola. Georgia Pacific (blue 1989 rebuild, three road numbers) and Southern Pacific (December 1965 as-delivered scheme in 12 numbers, March 1975 serviced lettering in two numbers, Georgia RR return stencil in three numbers, and August 1982 serviced lettering with “Pooh” chalk graffiti). Undecorated kit also available. Wood grain detail on body panels, wire uncoupling levers, and Kadee no. 58 couplers. $52.99. Platinum Series. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, exactrail.com

 

HO scale details and accessories

Athearn HO scale CGM 20-foot intermodal container three-pack.

20-foot intermodal containers. CGM (blue), Container King (tan), Evergreen (green), Hyundai (red), and Macs (blue). Two three-packs per scheme. Stackable injection-molded plastic models. Three-pack, $37.99. February 2023. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

 

Athearn HO scale ANR Freight Systems Ford C tractor with 28-foot trailer.

Ford C tractor with 28-foot trailer. ANR Freight Systems, Hostess, owner operator, PIE Nationwide, Roadway, Roadway Express, and United Parcel Service. Tractor features molded cab interior with separate steering wheel and clear window glazing. Tractor and trailer have rotating vinyl tires. $54.99 (UPS, $59.99). February 2023. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

 

Z scale passenger equipment

American Z Line Southern Pacific Cascade lightweight passenger car set A.

Southern Pacific Cascade lightweight passenger cars. Set A includes 4-compartment, 4-double-bedroom, 2-drawing-room sleepers no. 9400 and 9406; 6-section, 6-roomette, 4-double-bedroom sleeper no. 9163; diner no. 10203; baggage car no. 6092; and Railway Post Office-baggage no. 6600. Set B features 4-4-2 sleepers no. 9400 and 9406, 6-6-4 sleeper no. 9163, diner no. 10202, and RPO-baggage no. 5030. Metal wheels, AutoLatch couplers, and clear window glazing. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Southern Pacific Lark lightweight passenger car set A.

Southern Pacific Lark lightweight passenger cars. Set A includes 4-compartment, 4-double-bedroom, 2-drawing-room sleepers no. 9104, 9106, and 9107; 6-section, 6-roomette, 4-double-bedroom sleepers no. 514 and 416; diner no. 10202; baggage car; chair car no. 2494; observation car Lark; and Railway Post Office-baggage no. 5036. Set B features 4-4-2 sleepers no. 9104, 9106, and 9107; 6-6-4 sleepers no. 514 and 416; diner no. 10203; chair car no. 2494; sleeper-observation no. 9501; and RPO-baggage no. 5030. Metal wheels, AutoLatch couplers, and clear window glazing. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

 

Books

More Intermediate Arduino and 3-D Print Model Railroad Projects by Paul and David Bradt.

More Intermediate Arduino and 3-D Print Model Railroad Projects. By Paul and David Bradt with significant contributions and project examples by Dennis Drury, Steve Spence, and Tom Ward. Provides additional project ideas on intermediate level model railroading using Arduino micro controller and Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Also explores various 3-D print projects. Project examples include arc welding emulators, fast clocks, Automatic Block Signal systems, reverse loop control, and Java Model Railroad Interface applications. 3-D print projects range from simple items used on a layout, passenger cars and locomotives, and Arduino enclosures. Self-published, 153 pages. Softcover, $24.99; Kindle, $6.99. Available at amazon.com

 

SilverLake Images LLC Bucyrus-Erie Co., Volume 2.

Bucyrus-Erie Co., Volume 2. Reproduction of brochures “Shaping the Earth for a Better Life: A Brief History of Bucyrus and the Excavating Industry” and “The Right Arm of Progress” (covers the development of power shovels and the facilities at Bucyrus-Erie for building them). Softcover, 76 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

 

SilverLake Images LLC Industrial Brownhoist Corporation Volume 1: Locomotive Cranes.

Industrial Brownhoist Corp., Volume 1: Locomotive Cranes. Contains reproductions of “Industrial Works Locomotive Cranes Book 108” (an overview of locomotive cranes, their mechanical features, lifting magnets and buckets, and more) and “Locomotive Cranes Book 121” (a look at the design and components of locomotive cranes and the various models built by Industrial Brownhoist). Softcover, 108 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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