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News and Products for October 7, 2010

See the latest trains and other announcements from model railroading manufacturers including  HO scale Electro-Motive Division F3A and B diesel locomotives from Athearn, assorted 1:43-proportion vehicles from b2breplicas.com, a Z scale Northern Pacific 33-foot twin hopper with exterior posts from Full Throttle and more
RELATED TOPICS: HO SCALE | N SCALE | Z SCALE
HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F3A and B diesel locomotives. New paint scheme: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (cat whisker). Five-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels, detailed cab interior, separately applied prototype-specific details, and magnetic knuckle couplers. A unit: Direct-current model, $169.98; with SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Command Control sound decoder, $259.98. A-B set: DC models, $309.98; with DCC and sound, $459.98. April 2011. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division GP50 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Florida Tri-Rail, and Fort Worth & Western. Two road numbers each. Factory-installed wire grab irons, clear window glazing, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $89.98. March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division GP60M and GP60B diesel locomotives. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (warbonnet paint scheme, M units will have no antiglare panel) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Heritage I paint scheme). Three road numbers each. Prototype-specific air horns, see-through fans, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $119.98. March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division MP15AC diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Canadian Pacific, New York & Atlantic, Soo Line, and TFM. Three road numbers each. Five-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels, prototype-specific details, and scale-profile handrails. Direct-current model, $149.98; with SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Command Control sound decoder, $249.98. March 2011. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division SD40 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chessie System; (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks); Chicago Great Western; and Utah Ry. Three road numbers each. Plastic handrails and wire grab irons, prototypically accurate handbrakes and sideframes, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $119.98 March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

HO scale freight cars
 
40-foot double-door boxcar. New paint schemes: Canadian National; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; Grand Trunk Western; and Southern Pacific. Three car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $17.98. March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

50-foot flatcar with 45-foot trailer. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; CP Rail; and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $29.98 each. March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcar with double Landis doors. Southern Pacific and St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt). Four cars numbers with and four car numbers without consolidated lube plates for each railroad; also available undecorated. Separately applied door rods and operating hardware, etched-metal crossover platforms, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $37.98. March 2011. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

60-foot flatcar. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Southern Pacific; Trailer Train; and TTX. Three car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and magnetic knuckle couplers. $23.98. March 2011. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

30-foot three-window wood caboose. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian National; Denver & Rio Grande Western; and Southern Pacific. Three car numbers each. Clear window glazing, metal truss rods as appropriate, and McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers. $24.98. March 2011. Ready-to-run. Roundhouse, 310-763-7140, www.roundhousetrains.com

40-foot pickle tank car. New paint schemes: Bloch & Guggenheimer, Budlong Pickle, Green Bay Food Co., and National Fruit Product Co. Two car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $24.98. March 2011. Ready-to-run. Roundhouse, 310-763-7140, www.roundhousetrains.com

HO scale details and accessories
20- and 40-foot containers. New paint schemes: Beacon, Gateway, Hyundai, Italia, Maersk Line, and Safmarine. Each container individually numbered. Two 40-foot and two 20-foot containers per pack. $32.98. March 2011. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

53-foot Jindo intermodal container three-packs. New paint schemes: CN Intermodal, CN Worldwide, UMAX, and Swift Intermodal. Each container individually numbered. Separate closure rods. $35.98. March 2011. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

53-foot Wabash Duraplate trailer. New paint schemes: J.B. Hunt Intermodal, Interstate Distribution Co. (three trailer numbers), Swift, and Transport America. Four trailer numbers each unless noted. Sliding rear bogie and rolling vinyl tires. $19.98. March 2011. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Vehicle license plates. Delaware (1940 to present), New Mexico (1950 to present), and South Dakota (1960 to present). Each set includes tags for at least 20 vehicles. Printed on photo paper. $1.50 per set includes shipping. Howard’s Hobby, 203-732-5346, www.howardshobby.com

N scale freight cars

Bay-window caboose. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern, Southern Ry., Southern Pacific Police (two styles), and Union Pacific Police (one car number). Two numbers each unless noted. Detailed underbody, prototype-specific details, and McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers. $29.98. March 2011. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Thrall coal gondola five-packs. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Commonwealth Edison, and Herzog (three five-packs available). Four five-packs available each unless noted. Metal wheelsets, removable coal load, and McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers. $89.98. March 2011. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

O scale details and accessories
Assorted 1:43-proportion vehicles. Bardahl Oil Co. late-1950s Citroën 2CV AZU, $35.95. Type 35 race car, $35.95. Renault 4CV with VéloSoleX motorized bicycle, $42.95. Sinpar beer-delivery truck, cleaning truck, dump truck, forest fire truck, and forest winch truck, $39.95 each. Renault Alpine GT4 and 12 Gordini, $35.95 each. Magnum Form 1 team truck, $122.95. All models use die-cast metal construction, window glazing, and rolling tires. Made by Eligor, available from b2bReplicas.com, 417-206-9700, www.b2breplicas.com
Full Throttle Z scale Northern Pacific 33-foot twin hopper with exterior posts
Full Throttle Z scale Northern Pacific 33-foot twin hopper with exterior posts
Z scale freight cars

Northern Pacific 33-foot two-bay hopper with exterior posts. Two two-packs available. Hay Bros. Garage coal loads, Bowser Association of American Railroads trucks with blackened metal wheelsets, and magnetic knuckle couplers. $42 per two-pack. Ready-to-run. Full Throttle, 352-589-0303

Micro-Mark MicroLux micro milling machine
Micro-Mark MicroLux micro milling machine
Tools

MicroLux micro milling machine. 150-watt motor, 10mm drill chuck, two drawbars, and T-nuts with 4mm thread for table slots. $499.95. Micro-Mark, 800-225-1066, www.micromark.com
How to build a switching layout by Lance Mindheim
How to build a switching layout, by Lance Mindheim
Books

How to Build a Switching Layout. By Lance Mindheim. 110 pages. Part 1 provides a step-by-step guide through all mechanical aspects of building a layout from benchwork, track laying, and wiring. Part 2 covers scenery, backdrop strategies, structures, and details. $25.95. The Shelf Layouts Co. Inc., 301-404-8164, www.shelflayouts.com
The American Railscape by Stan Trzoniec
The American Railscape, by Stan Trzoniec
The American Railscape. By Stan Trzoniec. 275 pages, 11" x 13" hardcover. Nearly 300 railroad photographs from across the country. $100 plus shipping plus shipping. OutdoorPhotoGraphics.com, 508-842-2040
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Prototypical model railroading with Jim Hediger
Digital downloads

Prototypical model railroading with Jim Hediger. This downloadable PDF article collection features six articles written by Model Railraoder senior editor Jim Hediger. Topics include modeling caboose operations, diesel and transloading terminals, loads on flatcars, and fan trips. 27 pages. 3.2MB. Model Railroader Information Station. www.modelrailroader.com/infostation.

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