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New products for January 5, 2012

Including model railroad products from Athearn, Micro-Trains, American Z Lines, and more!

RELATED TOPICS: HO SCALE | N SCALE | Z SCALE
HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division GP9 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Erie Lackawanna and Western Pacific (three paint schemes). Four road numbers per scheme. Etched-metal radiator fan grills, prototype-specific details, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. Direct-current model, $189.98; with SoundTraxx Digital Command Control sound decoder, $289.98. August 2012. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific; Ferromex; Pittsburgh & Lake Erie; and Seaboard System. Three road numbers each. Wire grab irons and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $99.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

General Electric AC4400 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes and road numbers: BNSF Ry. (Heritage II), CP Rail (dual flags), Ferromex, and Southern Pacific. Three road numbers each. Flush-fitting window glazing, prototype specific air horn, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $149.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

HO scale freight cars
 

24-foot ore car. New paint schemes: Canadian National, Great Northern, Soo Line, and Union Pacific (silver). Die-cast metal frame, metal wheelsets, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. Single car, $19.98; six-pack, $109.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

40-foot double-door boxcar. New paint schemes: Ashley, Drew & Northern; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Ship and travel Santa Fe all the way” slogan); Canadian Pacific (Action Red with Multimark); and Great Northern (Big Sky Blue). Three car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $24.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

40-foot steel refrigerator car. New road numbers: Pacific Fruit Express (with black or full color Union Pacific and Southern Pacific heralds). Metal wheelsets, multiple road numbers, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $25.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

52-foot mill gondola. New road numbers: Burlington Northern, Canadian National, CP Rail, Railgon, and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $28.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

American Car & Foundry 2,970-cubic-foot capacity covered hopper. New road numbers: BNSF (post-2005 herald), Conrail, CSX, and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Etched-metal running boards, prototype-specific details, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $48.98. August 2012. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

36-foot stockcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian National; Denver & Rio Grande Western; and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Steel underframe, RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $27.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Roundhouse, 310-763-7140, www.roundhousetrains.com

HO scale passenger cars
 

50-foot “Overland” passenger cars. Re-issues: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian Pacific; Denver & Rio Grande Western; and Virginia & Truckee. Wire truss rods, separately applied brake cylinder, and McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. Single coach, $33.98 each; four-car set (baggage/combine, mail car, coach, and business car), $118.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Roundhouse, 310-763-7140, www.roundhousetrains.com

HO scale details and accessories
 
53-foot chassis two-packs. Re-issues: BNSF (post-2005 herald), CSX, Hunt, Norfolk Southern, Pacer, and Union Pacific. Each chassis has a new container floors for replacing floors in existing containers. $34.95 per two-pack. August 2012. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

53-foot Jindo intermodal container three-packs. New paint schemes: Axsun, Crowley, CSX, and Totem Ocean Trailer Express. Two differently numbered two-packs available. Containers feature separate closure rods. $41.98. August 2012. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Ford F-850 flatbed truck. Re-issues: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; New York Central; Pennsylvania Ry.; Rock Island; Southern Ry.; and Union Pacific. Separately applied details, interior with separate steering wheel, and rolling vinyl tires. $25.98. August 2012. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

N scale freight cars
 

52-foot mill gondola. Burlington Northern, Canadian National, CP Rail, and Railgon. Three car numbers each. Separately applied details, metal wheelsets, and truck-mounted McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $23.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

53-foot bulkhead flatcar. Burlington Northern; Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, TTX, and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Separately applied brake wheel, screw-mounted trucks, and truck-mounted McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers. $23.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

American Car & Foundry 2,970-cubic-foot capacity covered hopper. New road numbers: BNSF (post-2005 herald), Conrail, CSX, and Union Pacific. Three car numbers each. Etched-metal running boards and brake platforms, prototype-specific details, and body-mounted McHenry scale magnetic knuckle couplers. $26.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Z scale locomotives
 

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. New road name: CSX (gray, blue, and yellow). Two road numbers available. Micro-Trains trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers. $185.95. Ready-to-run. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
American Z Lines American Car  Foundry threebay Center Flow covered hopper
American Z Lines American Car & Foundry three-bay Center Flow covered hopper
Z scale freight cars

American Car & Foundry three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint scheme: Canadian National. Metal wheelsets and AutoLatch couplers. Single car, $36. Four-pack, $119. Ready-to-run. American Z Lines, 614-764-1703, www.ztrack.com
American Z Lines bay-window caboose
American Z Lines bay-window caboose
Bay-window caboose. New paint scheme: Union Pacific North Platte Service Unit. Two road numbers. Metal wheelsets and AutoLatch couplers. $64. Ready-to-run. American Z Lines, 614-764-1703, www.ztrack.com
American Z Lines Bi-level auto rack
American Z Lines Bi-level auto rack
Bi-level auto rack. Canadian Pacific (re-release). Metal wheelsets and AutoLatch couplers. Single car (two numbers available), $38. Two differently numbered four-packs, $131. Ready-to-run. American Z Lines, 614-764-1703, www.ztrack.com

Assorted freight cars. CP Rail 50-foot exterior-post boxcar, $27.45; Chessie System with Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks 50-foot exterior-post boxcar, $18.95; and Western Pacific 60-foot bulkhead flatcar with covered plywood load, $22.85. Cars have Micro-Trains trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com

Electronics/controls

Model railroad layout automation devices with direct USB connection. MRD2-U dual-infrared model train detector. Also provides timing information to calculate speed and direction. MRD2-S dual-infrared model train detector that can also control a turnout. May be set up automatically by detectors, computer commands, or manual push buttons. Prices to be announced. Azatrax, www.azatrax.com

Software

Model Railroad System version 2.1.29. Set of libraries and programs for various model railroad applications, including interfacing with DCC systems, managing freight car switch lists, computing dropping resistors, figuring camera view angles, and creating railroad timetables. Free to download. Deepwoods Software, 978-544-6933, www.deepsoft.com
Civron Engineering LLC holder
Civron Engineering LLC holder
Tools

Holders. Just Stick It. Dense foam block for holding knives, tweezers, and other modeling tools. No Oops Solution. Block for holding paint and glue bottles.Prices to be announced. Civron Engineering LLC, 216-249-7777
How to Operate a Modern Era Switching Layout. By Lance Mindheim
How to Operate a Modern Era Switching Layout, by Lance Mindheim.
Books

How to Operate a Modern Era Switching Layout. By Lance Mindheim. 108 pages. Guides on how to set up an operating session, car movement and job strategies, prototypical paperwork, and prototype rules and procedures. Bonus track plan and operations examples are included. $25.75. The Shelf Layouts Co. Inc., 301-404-8164, www.shelflayouts.com
Quebec  New England 50foot boxcar Accurail HO scale kit customdecorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club Inc
Quebec & New England 50-foot boxcar. Accurail HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club Inc.
Club offerings

Quebec & New England 50-foot boxcar. Accurail HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club Inc. Four car numbers available. $18 for the first car, $16 each additional car. $6.50 shipping, which covers two cars. Rhode Island residents add 7 percent sales tax. Order from Providence Model Railroad Club, 1175 W. Shore Rd., Warwick, RI 02889. www.providencenorthern.org.

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