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News & Products for the week of May 15th 2023

By Mitch Horner | May 15, 2023

Model railroad locomotive, freight car, and structure announcements for the week of May 15th 2023

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News & Products for the week of May 15th 2023

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. The following are the products Model Railroader editors have news on for the week of May 15th 2023.

 

HO scale locomotives

 

Athearn Electro-Motive Division GP38-2

Price: $174.99

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822; 800-338-4639; athearn.com

News & Products for the week of May 15th 2023: an image of a model locomotive

Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 features:

  • DCC-sound ready
  • See-through cab windows
  • Separately applied horns
  • Individually applied wire formed grab irons
  • Light-emitting diode Illuminated front and rear headlights, ditch lights, and beacons, per prototype

Release date: September 2024

Road names: Arizona & California; Burlington Northern; Canadian National; Chicago & Northwestern; CSX; GATX; Soo Line; and Union Pacific.

 

Broadway Limited Pennsylvania Railroad Q2

Price: $899.99

Manufacturer: Broadway Limited Imports, 9 East Tower Circle, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 broadway-limited.com 

News & Products for the week of May 15th 2023: an image of a model locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Q2 features:

  • Handcrafted brass boiler, cab, and tender body
  • Separately controllable headlight, rear Light, cab light, rear marker lights, and lighted brakeman’s cab
  • Factory-installed engineer and fireman figures
  • Separately applied details include handrails, grab irons, ladders, piping, cab glass, whistle, and brass bell

Release date: To be announced

Road names: Pennsylvania Railroad

 

HO scale vehicles

 

Athearn Ford F850 stakebed 

Price: $34.99

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822; 800-338-4639; athearn.com

an image of a model flatbed truck

Ford F850 stakebed features:

  • Molded cab interior
  • Separately applied steering wheel
  • Clear window glazing
  • Rubber tires

Release date: September 2024

Road names: Burlington Northern; green; Missouri Pacific; Southern; Southern Pacific; teal; and Western Maryland.

 

N scale freight cars

 

Rapido Angus wide vision caboose

Price: $49.95

Manufacturer: Rapido Trains Inc., 500 Alden Road, Unit 21, Markham, Ontario L3R 5H5 Canada; 905-474-3314; rapidotrains.com 

an image of a model caboose

Angus wide vision caboose features:

  • Detailed underbody includes separate air and brake piping
  • Detailed interior
  • Factory installed metal grab irons
  • Optional roof mounted air conditioner

Release date: To be announced

Road names: Algoma Central; BC Rail; Burlington Norhtern; Canadian Pacific; Conrail; CSX; Delaware & Hudson; Milwaukee Road; Norfolk Southern; Ontario Northland; Rio Grande; Rock Island; Santa Fe; Soo Line; Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo; and TTX.

 

N scale structures

 

American Model Builders Sanders Grocery

Price: $24.95

Manufacturer: American Model Builders; http://www.laserkit.com/

an image of a model structure

Sanders Grocery features:

  • Cut from milled basswood and birch plywood
  • Peel-and-stick windows, doors, and trim
  • Full color signage for a variety of businesses
  • Structure measures 2.625 inches deep x 1.375 inches wide x 1.75 inches tall

Release date: Available now

 

News & Products is a regular feature of Trains.com for model railroad operators and builders to get the latest information about locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, tools, track, and more. Model railroad product news may include HO, N, O, S, and Z scales. Product release dates and prices will vary according to each manufacturer.

If you are a manufacturer and have new product releases, please email Senior Editor Cody Grivno at cgrivno@kalmbach.com and Associate Editor Bryson Sleppy at bsleppy@kalmbach.com for more information.

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