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News & Products for May 5, 2011

Including model railroad products from Accurail, Timberline Scenery, DCC by Design, and more!
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight car kits. Boston & Maine 55-ton United States Railroad Association twin hoppers, $12.98. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 40-foot combination-door steel boxcar, $13.98. Great Northern 40-foot wood stockcars (limited run), $39.98 per three-pack. Norfolk & Western 55-ton USRA twin hoppers (early lettering). Single car, $12.98; three-pack, $37.98. Union Pacific 41-foot steel gondola. Single car, $13.98; three-pack, $39.98. Texas & Pacific 50-ton offset twin hopper, $13.98. Western Pacific 50-foot welded-side plug-door boxcar, $13.98. Accurail, 630-365-6400,

Assorted freight car kit multi-packs. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Pennsylvania RR; or Union Pacific 40-foot single- and double-door Association of American Railroads boxcars, $26.98 per two-pack. Canadian National, Central Vermont, and Grand Trunk Western panel-side hopper, $37.98 per three-pack. Canadian Pacific 70-ton triple hopper (with script lettering), $26.98 per two-pack. Denver & Rio Grande Western 40-foot stockcars, $27.98 per two-pack. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range double-sheathed boxcar and wood refrigerator car, $28.98 per two-pack. Nickel Plate wood-side twin hopper (alternate paint scheme), $37.98 per three-pack. Accurail, 630-365-6400,
Smoky Mountain Model Works HO scale Pullman-Standard 40-foot boxcar
Smoky Mountain Model Works HO scale Pullman-Standard 40-foot boxcar
Pullman-Standard 40-foot boxcar. Tennessee Central (as-delivered and United States Ry. Equipment rebuild). One-piece resin body with separate undeframe and details. Includes Tichy Train Group truck frames, InterMountain Railway Co. underframe parts, and Kadee no. 88 wheelsets, details, and no. 153 magnetic knuckle couplers. $45 plus $7 shipping and handling (up to three cars); $10 (four or more cars, east of the Mississippi River). Smoky Mountain Model Works, 828-777-5619,
Timberline Scenery Montana Ridge pine tree
Timberline Scenery Montana Ridge pine tree

Montana Ridge pine tree. Available in sizes from 3-1/2" to 14". Colors include northwoods green, lodgepole green, deep woods green, deadwood brown, and timberline green. $12.95 to $22.95 per tree. Timberline Scenery, 800-326-0321,
Micro-Mark Chain and sprockets for miniature power transmission
Micro-Mark chain and sprockets for miniature power transmission

Chain and sprockets for miniature power transmission. Made of self-lubricating acetal resin. Designed to press-fit on a 1/8" diameter shaft, and the chain links snap apart. Sprockets are 5/16" long and range from 8 to 20 teeth. Hubs have outside diameter of approximately 1/4". Sprockets $2.15-$3 each; chain $17.45 per foot. Micro-Mark, 800-225-1066,


YardBoss 3.0. Locomotive and rolling stock inventory software. Customizable categories and sub-categories, simultaneous tracking and identification (with photographs) of multiple collections, identification and tracking of heirs for individual items, and multi-owner support for clubs. Digital download, $14.95; CD-ROM, $19.95. DCC by Design, 703-283-8777,


Catalog and wiring guide. Catalog no. 53: sound systems, speakers, detection products, and light-emitting diodes. More than fifty color pages. Free download; printed catalog, $12.75. Wiring Guide no. 20: signaling and automation components. Over 70 pages. Free download; printed catalog, $26. Printed catalog and wiring guide, $38. Dallee Electronics Inc., 717-661-7041,


Railroad Freight Car Slogans & Heralds. By John Kelly. Vintage color and black-and-white photos of boxcars, coal hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, automobile carriers, special service cars, and cabooses with original slogans and heralds. 128 pages, softbound. $32.95. Iconografix Inc., 715-381-9755,

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