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News & Products for February 5, 2009

HO scale locomotives

Seattle & North Coast Electro-Motive Division F7A diesel locomotives. Five-pole skew-wound motor with flywheels, prototype-specific details, and magnetic knuckle couplers. A unit only: Direct-current model, $139.98; with Digital Command Control and sound, $209.98. A-A set: DC model, $279.98; DCC and sound, $419.98. August 2009. Genesis series. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains

Electro-Motive Division F59PHI diesel locomotives. Amtrak West, Coaster, Metrolink, New Mexico Rail Runner, Sounder, and Utah Transit Front Runner. Two road numbers each. Eight-pin Digital Command Control socket and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $89.98. August 2009. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Heritage I scheme), Chicago & North Western, Norfolk Southern (with Maersk Sealand herald; one road number), Rock Island, St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco), and Wisconsin & Southern ("Grow Wisconsin" scheme; one number). Three numbers unless noted; also available undecorated. Upgraded tooling, prototype-specific details, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. Norfolk Southern, $109.98; other road names, $99.98. August 2009. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Atlas HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Alaska RR, CP Rail, Soo Line (red), and South Shore Freight. New road numbers: Burlington Northern, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National (Grand Trunk Western reporting marks), Conrail, CSX, Long Island RR, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific. Two road numbers each. Eight-pin Digital Command Control decoder socket, five-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels, and Accumate magnetic knuckle couplers. $99.95 (undecorated, $89.95). June 2009. Trainman line. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co.

HO scale freight cars

57-foot mechanical refrigerator car. Alaska RR, Cold Train (NRDX reporting marks), Pacific Fruit Express (Southern Pacific and Union Pacific dual heralds), SP (SPFE reporting marks), and UP (ARMN or UPFE reporting marks). Two car numbers available. Metal wheels and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $18.98. August 2009. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains

Bay window caboose. Chicago & North Western, CSX (Operation Lifesaver scheme), Rock Island, and Southern Pacific (Bicentennial paint scheme). Two car numbers available except SP. Full window glazing, metal wheels, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $17.98. August 2009. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains

Thrall 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper three-pack. Burlington Northern, Chicago & North Western, and Great Lakes Carbon (with black logo). Three differently numbered three-packs per road road name. Metal wheels and Accumate magnetic knuckle couplers. $45.95. June 2009. Trainman line. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
Kadee HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-2 two-bay covered hopper
Pullman-Standard PS-2 two-bay covered hopper. New York Central (two car numbers). Channel rib design. Kadee scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $42.95. Ready-to-run. Kadee Quality Products Co.

50-foot single-sheathed boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; maintenance-of-way; Milwaukee Road; Pennsylvania; Texas & Pacific; and Union Pacific. Two car numbers each. Separately applied brake details, metal wheelsets, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $15.98. Ready-to-run. Roundhouse
Speedwitch Media HO scale American Railway Association 1932 "Interim" boxcar kit
American Railway Association 1932 "Interim" boxcar kit. Kansas City Southern. One-piece cast-resin body, etched-metal details, and decals. $42. Speedwitch Media
Walthers HO scale Trinity RD-4 coal hopper six-pack
Trinity RD-4 coal hopper six-pack. Alaska RR, BNSF Ry. (Swoosh logo), Newport Capital USA (NCUX), Trinity Industries Leasing (TILX), and Union Pacific (CMO reporting marks and "Building America" slogan). $109.98 per six-pack. Coal loads sold separately, $18.98 per six-pack. Wm. K. Walthers Inc.
Rapido HO scale Osgood-Bradley lightweight 10-window coach
HO scale passenger cars

Osgood-Bradley lightweight 10-window coach. Bangor & Aroostook (Pullman Green with no skirts), Boston & Maine (Pullman Green or Maroon/Red with no skirts), New Haven (Hunter Green with full or partial skirts, Pullman Green with partial skirts, Forest Green with green frames and no skirts, or McGinnis scheme with no skirts). Up to 10 car numbers per paint scheme; also available undecorated (with all skirting variations). Detailed interiors, factory-installed wire grab irons, and Macdonald-Cartier magnetic knuckle couplers. $74.95. Late 2009. Ready-to-run. Rapido Trains
Walthers HO scale Pullman-built heavyweight paired-window coach
Pullman-built heavyweight paired-window coach. Atlantic Coast Line, Baltimore & Ohio, Louisville & Nashville, Soo Line, and Wabash. Roadname-specific windows and roofs, detailed interiors, and Proto Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $49.98. Interior lighting kit sold separately: Direct-current version, $11.98; for Digital Command Control, $7.98. March 2009. Wm. K. Walthers Inc.

HO scale details and accessories

Mack B tractor. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago & North Western; Illinois Central; New York Central; Pennsylvania RR; and Southern Pacific. Detailed cab interior and rolling vinyl tires. $14.98. August 2009. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains

40-foot exterior-post trailer. Chicago & Eastern Illinois; Louisville & Nashville; Missouri Pacific; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Pennsylvania RR; and Railway Express Agency. Two differently numbered two-packs each. Sliding rear bogie and interchangeable landing gear (raised or lowered). Two-pack, $19.98. Athearn Trains

Vehicle license plates. Pennsylvania (1958 only); Illinois (1954 only); Indiana (1954 only); Yukon Territory (1960 to present); and England, Scotland, and Wales (1904 to present). Printed on photo paper. Set includes tags for at least 20 vehicles. $1.50 per set includes shipping. Howard's Hobby
Trainworx N scale all-steel GS drop bottom gondola
N scale freight cars

All-steel GS drop bottom gondola. Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, Northern Pacific, and Southern Pacific. Twenty four car numbers each. Micro-Trains magnetic knuckle couplers. $23.95. Ready-to-run. Trainworx Inc.

N scale structures

Armco steel buildings.Assembled. Yard office (gray or white) and workshop (gray or white). Both have dark-gray roofs and doors, and doors can be modeled open or closed. $12.95. DeLuxe Innovations
Norscot S scale Caterpillar 988H wheel loader
S scale details and accessories

Caterpillar 988H wheel loader. Die-cast metal and plastic construction. Interior cab detail, positionable parts, and rolling tires. $77.95. Norscot Scale Models
Dallee Electronics RL-LED lighting board
Electronics and controls
RL-LED lighting board. Dimensions: 1/2" x 10". Sections can be broken off for installation in shorter cars. Four superbright LEDs. Warm white or cool white. $29.95. Dallee Electronics Inc.

Sound decoder for Atlas N scale SD50/SD60 diesel locomotives. Sounds include diesel rumbles, multiple horns, eight bells, brakes, air releases, pop valves, cooling fans, coupling sounds, and more. Attached speaker, drop-in installation, and directional lighting. $89.98. Model Rectifier Corp.

Books and videos

Great Model Railroads Vol. 61. DVD shows Harold Werthwein's Erie Railroad Wyoming Division, an 85 x 30-foot HO scale layout. $45 plus $7 shipping. Allen Keller Productions
Atlas N scale two-bay coal hopper custom-decorated for Belmont Shore Lines
Club cars

N scale two-bay coal hopper. Atlas car custom-decorated for Belmont Shore Lines. Two numbers available. Removable coal load, optional cross bracing, and magnetic knuckle couplers. $20 each or two for $35. Shipping $5. Send check to: Bill Costley, 319 N. Malgren Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732. Information: or 310-831-1140.
Manufacturers featured in this week's News & Products

Allen Keller Productions
7410 Lebanon Church Rd.
Talbott, TN 37877

Athearn Trains
1550 Glenn Curtiss St.
Carson, CA 90746

Atlas Model Railroad Co.
378 Florence Ave.
Hillside, NJ 07205

Dallee Electronics Inc.
246 W. Main St.
Leola, PA 17540

DeLuxe Innovations
9 Whippany Rd., Unit 10
Whippany, NJ 07981

Howard's Hobby
116 Silver Hill Rd.
Ansonia, CT 06401

Kadee Quality Products Co.
673 Ave. C
White City, OR 97503

Model Rectifier Corp.
80 Newfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837

Norscot Scale Models
1000 W. Donges Bay Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092

Rapido Trains
140 Applewood Crescent
Concord, ON L4K 4E2

1550 Glenn Curtiss St.
Carson, CA 90746

Speedwitch Media
645 Tanner Marsh Rd.
Guilford, CT 06437

Trainworx Inc.
P.O. Box 127
Delta, CO 81416

Wm. K. Walthers Inc.
P.O. Box 3039
Milwaukee, WI 53201

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