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New products for the week of November 21, 2013

New model railroad products from ExactRail LLC, Bowser, American Z Line, and more!

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive. Erie Lackawanna (American Revolution Bicentennial in one road number, maroon and gray in two numbers), Motive Power Industries, Norfolk & Western (high-hood, American Revolution Bicentennial in one number and dark blue in two numbers), and Southern Pacific. Three numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific details, Quick Plug for Digital Command Control decoder, and McHenry knuckle couplers. $134.98. May 2014. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

HO scale light rail

Kawasaki single-end light rail vehicle. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (1982 paint scheme). Two road numbers (500 of each number produced). Unpowered injection-molded styrene model with tinted window glazing and commemorative packaging. Powering option is available (contact manufacturer for details. $90. Available from SEPTA Transit Gift Shop and manufacturer. Imperial Hobby Productions, ihphobby.tripod.com

HO scale freight cars

65-foot mill gondola. New paint scheme: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie. New road numbers: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Erie Lackawanna; Reading Co.; and Rock Island. Three road numbers per scheme. Positionable drop ends, interior detailing, separately applied brake wheel. $24.98. May 2014. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com
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Concept Models HO scale Delaware & Hudson “tanked” tank car
Delaware & Hudson “tanked” tank car. Cast-resin kit with assembly hardware. Grab irons, ladders, and detail parts not included. $34.99. Concept Models, www.con-sys.com
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Concept Models HO scale United States Army Air Service “torpedo tank” car
United States Army Air Service “torpedo tank” car. Cast-resin kit with assembly hardware. Grab irons, ladders, and detail parts not included. $34.99. Concept Models, www.con-sys.com

Pacific Car & Foundry beer car. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (as delivered or Gothic repaint); BNSF Ry. (circle-cross herald); Burlington Northern (BN or RBCS reporting marks); Golden West Service; and Western Pacific (four road numbers). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride Control trucks, 36” metal wheelsets, and Kadee no. 58 knuckle couplers. $36.95. Platinum Series. Ready-to-run. ExactRail LLC, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com

HO scale details and accessories

Assorted detail parts. Chicago & North Western smokebox front (plastic), $2.99; diesel air hoses (six-pack, plastic), $2.95; handrail stanchions (12-pack), $3.25; non-lifting injector, $3.68; Nathan M-5 air horn, $4.50; Pennsylvania RR classification lights, $2.07; PRR marker lights (straight or angled), $5.87 each; PRR pop valves and whistle, $2.88; pilot brace and step, $5.95; rerail frog in bracket (bottom mount), $2.88; rerail frog (side mount), $2.88; spine car trailer hitches (one each raised and lowered), $2.50; steam locomotive ladders, $6.10; and steam locomotive whistles (two straight, left-, or right-side mount), $2.30 each. All parts are lost wax brass castings unless noted. Cal Scale line. Bowser, 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com

N scale freight cars

Auto-Max articulated auto carriers. New road numbers: BNSF Ry. (circle-cross herald or post-2005 scheme), Canadian Pacific Ry. (Soo Line reporting marks), CSX, Ferrosur, and Union Pacific (CMO reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme. $39.98. May 2014. Ready-to-run. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com
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Kenworth W900 day cab with anhydrous ammonia tank trailer. Produced by Die-Cast Promotions, available from b2bReplicas.

S scale details and accessories 

Kenworth W900 day cab with anhydrous ammonia tank trailer. Iowa Tank Lines. Die-cast metal construction, detailed cab interior, and positionable front wheels. $74.99. Produced by Die-Cast Promotions, available from b2bReplicas, 417-206-9700, www.b2breplicas.com

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Peterbilt 379 with three-axle livestock trailer. Produced by Die-Cast Promotions, available from b2bReplicas.
Peterbilt 379 with three-axle livestock trailer. Wesley Wulff’s “Never Settle” show truck. Die-cast metal construction, detailed cab interior, and positionable front wheels. $79.99. Produced by Die-Cast Promotions, available from b2bReplicas, 417-206-9700, www.b2breplicas.com
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American Z Line United States Railroad Administration 2-8-2 heavy Mikado
Z scale locomotives

United States Railroad Administration 2-8-2 heavy Mikado. New paint scheme. Great Northern. Four road numbers. Injection-molded plastic details, filigree handrails, directional light-emitting diode headlights, and AutoLatch knuckle couplers. $219. Ready-to-run. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
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American Z Line waffle-side gondola
Z scale freight cars

Waffle-side gondola. Great Northern. Injection-molded plastic body, blackened metal wheelsets, and AutoLatch knuckle couplers. Single car, $32; four-pack, $117. Ready-to-run. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com

Books

Oregon & Northwestern Railroad. By Jeff Moore and Wane I. Monger. Covers the history of the Oregon & Northwestern RR and associated railroads, including the Malheur RR, Edward Hine’s private logging railroad, Union Pacific’s Oregon Eastern branch, and the Oregon Eastern Division of the Wyoming Colorado RR. More than 200 photos from museums, private collections, and authors’ archives. 128-pages. Softcover. $21.99. Arcadia Publishing, 888-313-2665, www.arcadiapublishing.com

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