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New products for the week of March 28, 2013

New model railroad products from Kato USA, Micro-Trains Line Co., Athearn Trains and more!
HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. New paint schemes: Bessemer & Lake Erie; Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (three road numbers); and NJ Transit. Re-issues: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (cat whisker scheme); Baltimore & Ohio (blue, black, and gray scheme, three numbers); Milwaukee Road (orange and black, herald only); Penn Central (three numbers); and Southern Pacific (gray and scarlet, three numbers). Four road numbers per scheme unless noted. Wire grab irons, etched-metal details, and Kadee knuckle couplers. Direct-current models: A unit $149.95, B unit $139.95. With Digital Command Control and sound decoder: A unit $229.95, B unit $219.95. October/November 2013. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com
HO scale freight cars

50-foot combination-door boxcar. New paint schemes: Canadian National and Rock Island (blue). New road names: Delaware & Hudson and Western Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Separate side and end ladders, photo-etched metal crossover platforms, and metal wheels. $24.98. April 2013. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

American Car & Foundry Precision Design 50-foot boxcars. New paint schemes: Atlantic & Western, Canadian National (with or without www.cn.ca), Grand Trunk Western (mineral red), and Conrail. New road numbers. BNSF Ry. (circle-cross herald) and Chicago & North Western. Two road numbers per scheme. Detailed die-cast metal underframe, positionable doors, and Accumate knuckle couplers. $29.95. Third quarter 2013. Master Line. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Evans 52-foot gondola. New road numbers. Aberdeen & Rockfish, Amtrak, Boston & Maine, Chicago & North Western, Grand Trunk Western, and Herzog. Four road numbers per scheme. Weighted and detailed underframe, metal wheelsets, and Accumate knuckle couplers. $21.95. Third quarter 2013. Trainman line. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. New paint scheme: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“yellow bonnet”). Split-frame mechanism, five-pole motor, all-wheel electrical pickup, and light-emitting diode headlight on A unit. Compatible with Train Control Systems K0D8-series and Digitrax DN163K0B Digital Command Control Decoders. A unit, $90; B unit, $85. Ready-to-run. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com

Electro-Motive Division SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (two road numbers) and NS heritage units (one number each): Erie, Illinois Terminal, Jersey Central Lines, Lackawanna, New York Central, Reading Co., Savannah & Atlanta, Virginian, and Wabash. Split-frame mechanism, bolsterless non-radial HTSC truck, five-chime air horn, five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels, and directional headlights. $125. Ready-to-run. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com

N scale freight cars

30,000-gallon ethanol tank car. Archer Daniels Midland, Global Ethanol, Minnesota Soybean Processors, Procor (green), Soy Power Diesel, and Zahori. Separate brake rigging detail, printed placards, wire side railings, and McHenry knuckle couplers with springs. $24.98. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Z scale freight cars
 

Assorted freight cars. Great Northern 50-foot gondolas with spool loads (two road numbers), $25.75 each; Pennsylvania RR 40-foot stockcar (two numbers), $25.15 each; and Southern Star Meat Products 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car, $26.95. Injection-molded plastic with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. Ready-to-run. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com

40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car. Pacific Fruit Express with Western Pacific herald. Injection-molded plastic car with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. Four-pack, $89.95. Ready-to-run. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com

Union Tank Car Co. 39-foot single-dome tank car. Injection-molded plastic car with vertical brake staff, plastic wheelsets, and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. Eight-pack, $129.95. Ready-to-run. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com

Z scale details and accessories
 

Industrial blower load. Cast resin. Two-pack, $9.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Shesto Ltd. spring-loaded mini vise
Shesto Ltd. spring-loaded mini vise
Tools

Spring-loaded mini vise. For holding small parts in place while gluing or painting. Fitted with four non-marking nylon grips. Jaw capacity is 35mm, overall length is 100mm. $10.50 (price may vary depending on exchange rate). Shesto Ltd., 020 8451 6188, www.shesto.com

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