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Trainfest 2015 show report

Trainfest is being held November 14-15, 2015, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The two-day show features vendors and manufacturers, model railroad layouts, railroad historical societies, and clinics.

Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD39 diesel locomotive
Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD39 diesel locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD39 diesel locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Illinois Terminal; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern; Norfolk & Western; and Southern Pacific. Multiple road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Models will feature railroad-specific details. Direct-current model, $134.98; with RTR Sound Digital Command Control decoder by SoundTraxx, $194.98. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551, www.athearn.com
Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive
Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (Phase IV), BNSF Ry. (Phase III, BN patchout), Conrail (Phase VIa, Quality scheme), CSX (Phase VIIIb, dark blue and yellow), Kansas City Southern (Phase VIIIa, Southern Belle scheme), and Paducah & Louisville (Phase VIIa). Three road numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific details, illuminated ditch lights, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 8- and 9-pin connectors for Digital Command Control decoder, $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder, $289.98. September 2016. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

General Electric U33B and U36B diesel locomotives. Road names and features to be announced. Direct-current models and models with ESU LokSound sound decoder will be offered. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Milwaukee Road class S-3 4-8-4 steam locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Milwaukee Road class S-3 4-8-4 steam locomotive
Milwaukee Road class S-3 4-8-4 steam locomotive. Milwaukee Road (six road numbers; also available painted black but unlettered). Locomotive features die-cast metal chassis and body; tender has plastic body and die-cast metal chassis. Dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, smoke unit, painted crew figures, and traction tires. $599.99. Early 2016. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class L1s 2-8-2 steam locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class L1s 2-8-2 steam locomotive
Pennsylvania RR class L1s 2-8-2 steam locomotive. Pre- and post-war versions in multiple road numbers. Die-cast metal body and chassis, upgraded electronics, dual-mode sound effects, and synchronized operating smoke unit. $499.99. Late 2015/early 2016. Paragon3 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Plymouth WLG-8 six-wheel gasoline switcher
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Plymouth WLG-8 six-wheel gasoline switcher
Plymouth WLG-8 six-wheel gasoline switcher. Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian National, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania Glass & Sand, Pittsburgh Coal, Plymouth demonstrator, Pennsylvania RR, Rock Island, Union Pacific, U.S. Army Transportation Corp., West Side Lumber Co., and painted black or yellow but unlettered. One road number per scheme. Dual-mode decoder, die-cast metal construction, directional lighting, and Kadee no. 58 scale couplers. $149. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy steam locomotive. Road numbers 4014 and 4018. Five-pole can motor with brass flywheels and improved electrical pickup on all eight drivers. Direct-current model to be configured for 21-pin decoder. Also available with LokSound Select sound decoder with updated sound file. Price to be announced. First quarter 2016. Hornby Hobbies, 877-358-6405, www.hornbyamerica.com

0-4-0T steam locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Chesapeake & Ohio; Pennsylvania RR; Reading Co.; road number only; Southern Ry.; Union Pacific; and United States Army. Direct-current model, $39.98; with sound decoder and Loco Genie, $109.98. Model Power line. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com

Plymouth industrial switcher. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Amtrak; Burlington Northern; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Chessie System (with Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks); Conrail; Denver & Rio Grande Western; Pennsylvania RR; Southern Pacific; Union Pacific; and United States Army. Direct-current model, $39.98; with sound decoder and Loco Genie, $109.98. Model Power line. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com

Electro-Motive Division GP20 diesel locomotive. Eight road names. Digital Command Control ready, $79.98; with sound decoder and Loco Genie, $149.98. Mantua line. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Scaletrains.com HO scale Union Pacific 8,500-hp “Big Blow” turbine
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Union Pacific 8,500-hp “Big Blow” turbine
Union Pacific 8,500-hp “Big Blow” turbine. Eight road numbers (four per product line). Rivet Counter line: direct-current model, $424.99; with ESU LokSound sound decoder, $574.99. Museum Quality line: with ESU LokSound sound decoder, $724.99. April 2016. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com

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ScaleTrains.com HO scale Union Pacific post-2006 steam excursion water tender set
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Union Pacific post-2006 steam excursion water tender set
Union Pacific post-2006 steam excursion water tender set. Jim Adams and Joe Jordan. Different weld seam locations and riveted end access plates for each tender, directional lighting, and Commonwealth trucks with rotating bearing caps. Jim Adams features American flag printed on separate metal placard. $119.99. February 2016. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers General Electric Evolution Series diesel locomotive
General Electric Evolution Series diesel locomotive
Prototype photo courtesy Darin Umlauft
General Electric Evolution Series diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (low headlight, D4 A1A center idler axle truck), Canadian National (low headlight, standard high-adhesion truck), Canadian Pacific (low head, standard high-adhesion truck), CSX (low headlight, steerable truck), Norfolk Southern (high headlight, standard high-adhesion truck), and Union Pacific (low headlight, standard high-adhesion truck). Working front ditch lights, five-pole skew-wound motor with two brass flywheels, molded drill starter points for grab irons (sold separately), and Proto-Max couplers. Direct-current model, $129.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder, $199.98. Fall 2016. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar
HO scale freight cars
36-foot double-sheathed boxcars. With steel roof and ends and fish-belly underframe: Boston & Albany (BA); Canadian Pacific; Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis (CCC&StL); Louisville & Nashville; Michigan Central; Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT); New York Central; Nickel Plate Road; Missouri Pacific; and Savannah & Atlanta. With steel roof and ends and straight underframe: Boston & Maine; Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O); Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W); Denver & Rio Grande Western; Denver & Salt Lake; Lehigh & Hudson River; Morehead & North Fork; New York, New Haven & Hartford (NYNH&H); and Norfolk & Western (N&W). Steel roof, wood ends, and fish-belly underframe: Akron, Canton & Youngstown; Ann Arbor; Baltimore & Ohio; BA; Bangor & Aroostook; CCC&StL; Chicago Great Western; Clinchfield; Lake Shore & Michigan Southern; Lehigh Valley; Lehigh & New England; Missouri Pacific; MKT; New York Central & Hudson River; and NYNH&H. Steel roof, wood ends, and straight underframe: Boston & Maine; Central RR of New Jersey; C&O; Delaware & Hudson; Denver & Rio Grande; DL&W; Erie; Illinois Terminal System; N&W; Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; Reading Co. and Toledo & Ohio Central. All body styles also available undecorated and data only (Mineral Red and Oxide). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. Price to be announced. Mid to late 2016. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com

FMC 5,277-cubic-foot-capacity combination-door boxcar. Canadian National (1985 Tuscan Red scheme with “wet noodle” herald in six road numbers and Railbox patchout in three numbers; both with nine-panel roof) and Railbox (1978 as-delivered scheme with 11-panel roof in 12 numbers and repaint scheme with nine-panel roof in three numbers). $38.95. Evolution series. ExactRail LLC, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Rivarossi HO scale 50-foot boxcar
HO scale Rivarossi 50-foot boxcar
50-foot boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chesapeake & Ohio; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Great Northern; Illinois Central; Louisville & Nashville; Reading Co.; Soo Line; and Union Pacific. Newly tooled injection-molded plastic model with and without running boards and sliding or plug doors as appropriate. Price to be announced. First quarter 2016. Rivarossi line. Hornby Hobbies, 877-358-6405, www.hornbyamerica.com
Kadee HO scale American Car & Foundry 11,000-gallon insulated tank car
Kadee HO scale American Car & Foundry 11,000-gallon insulated tank car
American Car & Foundry 11,000-gallon insulated tank car. Tidewater Association Oil Co. One road number. Scale AB brake system, hazmat placards with separate placard stickers, Apex see-through running boards, and Kadee no. 158 whisker couplers. $44.95. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
HO scale Northwestern Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car
Lowe Smith Signature Series Atlas HO scale Northwestern Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car
Northwestern Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car. Cascadian apples. Separate door bars, grab irons, ladders, and uncoupling levers; metal wheelsets; and Accumate couplers. $39.50. Produced by Atlas Model Railroad Co. (Master Line), available from Lowell Smith Signature Series, www.lowellsmith.net
MTH Electric Trains HO scale 70-ton center-discharge ore cars
MTH Electric Trains HO scale 70-ton center-discharge ore cars
70-ton center-discharge ore cars. Canadian National (individual car four-pack) and Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (individual car four-pack and Mini-Quad with drawbar-connected intermediate cars). Injection-molded plastic body, metal grab irons, and Kadee couplers. Four-pack, $129.95. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Evans 5,100-cubic-foot-capacity double-plug door boxcar
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Evans 5,100-cubic-foot-capacity double-plug door boxcar
Evans 5,100-cubic-foot-capacity double-plug door boxcar. Boston & Maine, Burlington Northern, Chessie System, Chicago & North Western (two road numbers, Trainfest exclusive), Conrail, Tropicana, Union Pacific, Vermont Ry, Willamette, Wisconsin Central, and ScaleTrains.com (one road number). Three road numbers per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic kit with cast underbody and brake system, metal wheelsets, and plastic couplers. One to five cars, $13.99 each; six to 11 cars, $12.99; and 12 or more cars, $12.49. December 2015. Kit Classics line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Trinity 31,000-gallon crude oil tank cars
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Trinity 31,000-gallon crude oil tank cars
Trinity 31,000-gallon crude oil tank cars. First run (January 2016): Deep Rock Refining Co. and Trinity Industries Leasing. Second run (May 2016): General American Marks Co. (full and half ladder) and Valero Marketing & Supply. Multiple road numbers per scheme; Rivet Counter models also available undecorated (full and half ladder) and unnumbered. Rivet Counter line features numerous factory-applied parts, including road name and number specific details. Operator line has fewer separately applied parts and simplified printing. Rivet Counter: one to five cars, $38.99 each; six to 11 cars, $36.99; and 12 or more cars, $35.99. Operator: one to five cars, $22.99; six to 11 cars, $20.99; and 12 or more cars, $19.99. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale American Car & Foundry 52’-6” welded 70-ton drop-end gondola
Tangent Scale Models HO scale American Car & Foundry 52’-6” welded 70-ton drop-end gondola
American Car & Foundry 52’-6” welded 70-ton drop-end gondola. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (original black 1951 scheme in three new road numbers); Pennsylvania RR class G31B (original 1951 scheme, 1957 early shadow keystone, and 1962 plain keystone in six new numbers each); and Wabash (original 1951 scheme in three new numbers). See-through tie-down holes, stand-off ladders, and wire grab irons and uncoupling levers. $34.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Tangent Scale Models HO General American Transportation Corp. 4,180-cubic-foot-capacity Airslide covered hopper
Tangent Scale Models HO General American Transportation Corp. 4,180-cubic-foot-capacity Airslide covered hopper
General American Transportation Corp. 4,180-cubic-foot-capacity Airslide covered hopper. Baltimore & Ohio (1968 gray scheme); BNSF Ry. (buffer car, two road numbers); Chicago & Northwestern (1976 gray scheme); Clinton Corn Processing (1969, three numbers); GATX (1993 blue repaint, two numbers); Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (1966 gray scheme); Industrial Grain Products (NAHX and SIRX reporting marks, one number each); and Milwaukee Road (1965 gray scheme). Four numbers per scheme unless noted; also available ready-to-run painted primer gray and as undecorated kit (1965-1966, 1967-1969, and 1970-1980 body styles). Prototype-specific details, see-through etched-metal running boards, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity 59-foot cylindrical covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity 59-foot cylindrical covered hopper
National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity 59-foot cylindrical covered hopper. Alberta Heritage Fund (ALNX and ALPX reporting marks), Canadian Wheat Board (CNWX and CPWX marks), Canadian Wheat Board – Canada (CNWX and CPWX marks). Four road numbers per scheme. See-through running boards; detailed brake gear, roof hatches, and end ladders; 36” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. April 2016. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale operating water tank
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale operating water tank
HO scale structures
Operating water tank. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Broadway Limited Imports; City of Abilene; New York Central; Pennsylvania RR; and Union Pacific. Also available painted Barn Red or Weathered Brown but unlettered. Plastic construction with sound-synchronized vertical fill spout movement and sound effects (spout movement squeak, water hatch squeal and clang, water filling, and talking engineer). Can be powered by 12VDC power supply or appropriate stationary/accessory Digital Command Control decoder (sold separately). $99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale downtown seven-story building
Custom Model Railroads HO scale downtown seven-story building
Downtown seven-story building. Laser-cut acrylic kit with cast roof details and graphics for several first-floor businesses. Measures 10-1/2” x 3-1/2” x 12-1/2”. Price to be announced. Late December 2015 or January 2016. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.custommodelrailroads.com
Monroe Models HO scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse
Monroe Models HO scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse
Chicago & North Western enginehouse. Basswood, cardstock, and laser-board construction with cast-resin and metal roof vents, lights, and oil tank. Based on prototype in Ishpeming, Mich. Price to be announced. Monroe Models, 320-250-5610, www.monroemodels.us

109-foot single-track Pratt deck truss railroad bridge. Injection-molded plastic kit with detailed girders, lattice work, and rivets. $49.98. January 2016. Cornerstone Engineered Bridge System. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

110-foot motorized turntable. Holds locomotives up to 15-1/4” long. Includes code 83 rail installed on bridge and layout mounting template for pit (requires 15-9/16” mounting hole to be cut in layout) and control box. Cornerstone Turntable Control Box features programmable indexing for up to 99 tracks; one-touch, 180 degree bridge rotation in either direction; and simplified light-emitting diode display with adjustable brightness. Operates on 12-18V AC, 16-24V DC power supply (not included) $349.98. June 2016. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Single track railroad deck-girder bridge. 30-foot (standard and low level), $17.98 each; 50-foot, $19.98; 70-foot, $24.98; and 90-foot, $29.98. Injection-molded plastic kits. Can be built with open or ballasted deck. Compatible with Walthers code 83 bridge track (sold separately), flextrack, sectional track, and handlaid track. March 2016. Cornerstone Engineered Bridge System. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Woodland Scenics The Depot
Woodland Scenics HO scale The Depot
The Depot. Factory-assembled and painted injection-molded plastic structure with warm white light-emitting diode interior light compatible with Just Plug Lighting System, detail parts, and ticket clerk figure. $99.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics Dugan’s Paint Store
Woodland Scenics HO scale Dugan’s Paint Store
Dugan’s Paint Store. Factory-painted and weathered structure with rooftop ductwork, awnings, and fire escape. Includes one factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diode with plug (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $69.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale theater
Woodland Scenics HO scale Theater
Theater. Stucco-over-brick exterior, gilded kick plates on front doors, window treatments, dry transfers, and first-floor printed interior. Includes two factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diodes (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $94.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 1973 Ford F-100 pickup
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 1973 Ford F-100 pickup
HO scale details and accessories
1973 Ford F-100 pickup. Artist rendering shown. Candy Apple Red, Mallard Green and Wimbledon White, Sequoia Brown and Wimbledon White, Wind Blue, and Winter Green. Side-view mirrors, interior and undercarriage detail, positionable tailgate hatch, and headlight glazing. Single body color, $19.95; two-tone body color, $21.95; and undecorated, $16.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Blackstone Model HO scale 20-ton capacity 4’-8” archbar refrigerator car trucks
Blackstone Models HO scale 20-ton capacity 4’-8” archbar refrigerator car trucks
20-ton capacity 4’-8” archbar refrigerator car trucks. Boxcar Red with blackened metal wheels and prototype-specific details. Two-pack, $12.95. Blackstone Models, 970-259-0690, www.blackstonemodels.com
City Classics HO scale storefront signs
Storefront signs. Set includes 12 injection-molded plastic signs with paper overlays (additional overlays available online). $14.98. City Classics, 412 276-6006, www.cityclassics.biz
Motrak Models coal load two-pack
Motrak Models HO scale coal load two-pack
Coal load. For Broadway Limited Imports 70-ton four-bay hopper. Cast Hydrocal with factory- applied imitation coal. Two-pack, $6.50. Motrak Models, 813-476-4784, www.motrakmodelsusa.com
Motrak Models HO scale ore load
Motrak Models HO scale ore load two-pack
Ore load. For Athearn (ex-Roundhouse) 26-foot low-side ore car. Cast resin. Two-pack, $7.50. Motrak Models, 813-476-4784, www.motrakmodelsusa.com
Kadee HO scale caboose trucks with electrical pickups
Kadee HO scale caboose trucks with electrical pickups
Caboose trucks with electrical pickups. Archbar and Bettendorf/Association of American Railroads. High Gravity Compound construction with two-piece split-bolster design, metal RP-25 contour code 110 wheelsets, scale clip-on brake pads and rigging. $21.95 per pair. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com

40-foot high-cube drop-frame trailers. Corrugated side: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; Milwaukee Road; and Union Pacific (three numbers per scheme, $24.95 to $26.95 each). Smooth side: Illinois Central Gulf, Family Lines, and Norfolk & Western (three numbers per scheme, $24.95 each). Second quarter 2016. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com
N scale locomotives
Two-truck Shay geared steam locomotive. New paint schemes: Argentine Central, East Side Logging, New York & Pennsylvania Co. Inc., and Pickering Lumber Corp. Re-issues: Crown Willamette Paper Co. and Sugar Pine Lumber Co. Die-cast metal frame and boiler, detailed drive shaft, and all-wheel drive and pick-up. $199.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Baldwin Centipede diesel locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Baldwin Centipede diesel locomotive
Baldwin Centipede diesel locomotive. Single A unit: National Ry. of Mexico, Pennsylvania RR (A1 with train-phone antenna, A2 without; both painted Brunswick Green five-stripe passenger scheme), and Seaboard Air Line. Two road numbers per scheme. A-A sets: PRR (Brunswick Green five-stripe passenger scheme or single-stripe freight scheme, three sets per scheme) and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray, fictional scheme). Plastic and die-cast metal construction, Paragon2 dual-mode sound decoder, and all-wheel drive and electrical pickup. A unit, $249.99; A-A set, $489.99. Paragon 2 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class M1a and M1b 4-8-2 steam locomotives
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class M1a and M1b 4-8-2 steam locomotives
Pennsylvania RR class M1a and M1b 4-8-2 steam locomotives. Three road numbers per body style; both versions available painted black but unlettered. Die-cast metal construction with all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, dual-mode Paragon2 sound decoder, and constant intensity directional lighting. $349.99. Paragon2 series. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive. Amtrak (phase 1 and 2 schemes). Two road numbers per scheme. Based on Type I carbody. Directional, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights; illuminated number boxes with factory printed number boards; five-pole motor; all-wheel electrical pickup; and DCC friendly design. $125. April/May 2016. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Bluford Shops N scale 30’-6” two-bay panel-side hoppers
Bluford Shops N scale 30’-6” two-bay panel-side hoppers
N scale freight cars
30’-6” two-bay panel-side hopper. Central Vermont (single car and two-pack), Delaware & Hudson, Missouri Pacific, New York Central, Rock Island, and Wabash. Injection-molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; die-cast metal slope sheet, hopper bay, center sill assembly; Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets; and body-mounted couplers. Models available as single car ($23.95), two-pack, ($47.90), and three-pack ($71.85) unless noted. Summer 2016. Bluford Shops, 618-822-6833, www.bluford-shops.com
Bluford Shops N scale United States Railroad Administration 30’-6” two-bay hoppers
Bluford Shops N scale United States Railroad Administration 30’-6” two-bay hoppers
United States Railroad Administration 30’-6” two-bay hopper. Cambria & Indiana (single car and two-pack); Central of Georgia (single car and two-pack); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Colorado & Southern reporting marks); Chicago & Illinois Midland; Clinchfield (Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio marks); Pennsylvania RR; and Reading Co. Injection-molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; die-cast metal slope sheet, hopper bay, center sill assembly; Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets; and body-mounted couplers. Models available as single car ($23.95), two-pack, ($47.90), and three-pack ($71.85) unless noted. Second quarter 2016. Bluford Shops, 618-822-6833, www.bluford-shops.com

70-foot Warren circus flatcar. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and American Shows. Detailed deck pattern, riveted steel sides, separate stirrup steps, and Magne-Matic couplers. Price to be announced. March 2016. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trainsline.com
Kato USA N scale Amfleet I cars
Kato USA N scale Amfleet I cars
N scale passenger cars
Amfleet I cars. Set A features two coaches, Set B has coach and cafe. Two-packs, $55 each. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Kato USA N scale Amtrak Cities Sprinter bookcase set
Kato USA N scale Amtrak Cities Sprinter bookcase set
N scale train sets
Amtrak Cities Sprinter bookcase set. Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive, three Amfleet I coaches, Amfleet I cafe, and book-style packaging with seven slots. $250. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale downtown seven-story building
Custom Model Railroads N scale downtown seven-story building
N scale structures
Downtown seven-story building. Laser-cut acrylic kit with cast roof details and graphics for several first-floor businesses. Measures 5-1/4” x 1-7/8” x 7-1/2”. Price to be announced. Late December 2015 or January 2016. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.custommodelrailroads.com
Lunde Studios N scale Century Plaza
Lunde Studios N scale Century Plaza
Century Plaza. Cast-resin kit with separate, pre-colored doors and windows and tab-and-slot construction. Measures 4-1/8” x 3-3/8” x 8-3/8”. $69.95. Lunde Studios, 479-253-5088, www.lundestudios.com
Lunde Studios N scale Ivory Tower
Lunde Studios N scale Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower. Cast-resin kit with separate, pre-colored doors and windows and tab-and-slot construction. Measures 4-1/8” x 3-3/8” x 13-1/8”. $84.95. Lunde Studios, 479-253-5088, www.lundestudios.com
Monroe Models HO scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse
Monroe Models N scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse
Chicago & North Western enginehouse. Basswood, cardstock, and laser-board construction with cast-resin and metal roof vents, lights, and oil tank. Based on prototype in Ishpeming, Mich. Price to be announced. Monroe Models, 320-250-5610, www.monroemodels.us
Woodland Scenics The Depot
Woodland Scenics N scale Depot
The Depot. Factory-assembled and painted injection-molded plastic structure with warm white light-emitting diode interior light compatible with Just Plug Lighting System, detail parts, and ticket clerk figure. $64.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale theater
Woodland Scenics N scale theater
Theater. Stucco-over-brick exterior, gilded kick plates on front doors, window treatments, dry transfers, and first-floor printed interior. Includes two factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diodes (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $69.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics Dugan’s Paint Store
Woodland Scenics N scale Dugan’s Paint Store
Dugan’s Paint Store. Factory-painted and weathered structure with rooftop ductwork, awnings, and fire escape. Includes one factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diode with plug (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $64.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
N scale details and accessories
Assorted detail parts. North American Car Corp. PD3000 etched-metal running boards, $4.95. Pullman-Standard PS2-CD 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper trough hatch covers (three styles, $2.95) and etched-metal running boards with grab irons, $4.95. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com

Body-mount magnetic coupler conversions. For Atlas 90-ton hopper and Red Caboose Ortner rapid-discharge hopper. Red and black. $4.25 per pair. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com
Atlas O Gunderson Maxi-IV articulated well cars
Atlas O Gunderson Maxi-IV articulated well cars
O scale freight cars
Gunderson Maxi-IV articulated well car. Pre-production sample shown. BNSF Ry. (circle-cross herald), Florida East Coast, Pacer Stacktrain (Brandon RR LLC reporting marks), and TTX Co. Two road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal construction with etched-metal platforms and separate brake detail. $299.95. Second quarter 2016. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
O scale Northwest Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car
Lowell Smith Signature Series Atlas O O scale Northwest Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car

Northwest Fruit Growers 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car. Three-rail version shown. Hood River Pears. Injection-molded plastic body, positionable ice hatches, and sprung die-cast metal trucks. $92. Produced by Atlas O, available from Lowell Smith Signature Series, www.lowellsmith.net

O scale passenger cars
60-foot four-axle heavyweight observation car. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chesapeake & Ohio; Chicago & North Western; Denver & Rio Grande Western; Long Island Rail Road; New Jersey Department of Transportation; and New York, New Haven & Hartford. Based on Jersey Central Lines prototype. Separately applied grab irons; sprung, die-cast metal trucks; and detailed interior. $114.95. Trainman series. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com

California Zephyr dome chair car with conductor’s window. Alaska RR (one road number); Amtrak (Silver Ranch and Silver Rifle); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Silver Rifle); Denver & Rio Grande Western (Silver Colt); and Western Pacific (Silver Sage). Also available painted silver but unlettered. Track or self-contained battery power for interior lighting; detailed underbody; and sprung, die-cast metal trucks. $164.95. Third quarter 2016. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
Woodland Scenics The Depot
Woodland Scenics O scale The Depot
O scale structures
The Depot. Factory-assembled and painted injection-molded plastic structure with three light-emitting diode lights (interior and exterior) compatible with Just Plug Lighting System, detail parts, and ticket clerk figure. $169.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics Dugan’s Paint Store
Woodland Scenics O scale Dugan’s Paint Store
Dugan’s Paint Store. Factory-painted and weathered structure with rooftop ductwork, awnings, and fire escape. Includes two factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diodes with plug (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $129.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale theater
Woodland Scenics O scale Theater
Theater. Stucco-over-brick exterior, gilded kick plates on front doors, window treatments, dry transfers, and first-floor printed interior. Includes four factory-installed warm white interior light-emitting diodes (compatible with Just Plug Lighting System). $169.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas O 53-foot intermodal container
Atlas O 53-foot intermodal container
O scale details and accessories
53-foot intermodal containers. HO scale version shown. International Marine Containers (CIMC): EMP (Union Pacific), Hub Group (Norfolk Southern), and UMAX (UP and CSX). Jindo Manufacturing: CSX, Hub Group, and Pacer. Six container numbers per scheme; undecorated versions of both container styles also available. $29.95. Second quarter 2016. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
Kadee large scale assorted 1:29-proportion metal trucks
Kadee large scale assorted 1:29-proportion metal trucks
Large scale details and accessories
Assorted 1:29-proportion metal trucks. American Steel Foundries (ASF) 50-ton A-3 Ride-Control with 33” metal smooth-back wheels, ASF 50-ton Bettendorf-style with 33” metal smooth-back wheels, and archbar with 33” metal ribbed-back wheels. Includes no. 4 mounting screws and mounting adapters for Aristo-Craft, Bachmann, LGB, and USA Trains rolling stock. $49.99 per pair. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Monroe Models N scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse
Monroe Models Z scale Chicago & North Western enginehouse"
Z scale structures
Chicago & North Western enginehouse. Basswood, cardstock, and laser-board construction with cast-resin and metal roof vents, lights, and oil tank. Based on prototype in Ishpeming, Mich. Price to be announced. Monroe Models, 320-250-5610, www.monroemodels.us
Broadway Limited Imports Rolling Thunder sound and control system
Broadway Limited Imports Rolling Thunder sound and control system
Electronics/controls
Rolling Thunder sound and control system. Sounds of each locomotive play through subwoofer. Subwoofer sounds are synchronized to locomotive movement, sound effects, and smoke, if applicable. Two transmission frequencies to prevent wireless interference and 29 available channels per frequency. Works with any Rolling Thunder-equipped Paragon3 locomotive. Subwoofer frequency response range from 20 to 600 Hz. Subwoofer measures 15-3/4” x 17-3/4” x 8-1/4”. Compatible with direct current and Digital Command Control. Receiver with subwoofer, $249.99; receiver only, $99.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Downloadable diesel locomotive sound files. Electro-Motive Division 12-cylinder 645 non-turbo diesel engine (SW1500, GP15, and others), Railpower Technologies GenSet locomotive, General Electric 12-cylinder early FDL diesel engine (U23B and others), GE GTEL Turbine, Siemens/Amtrak ACS64 Sprinter, and Union Pacific Big Boy (updated). Free. ESU LLC, 570-980-1980, www.esu.eu/en/start/

Light Genie. Controls layout lighting with radio-controlled technology. Turns lights on and off; dims and brightens lights; and controls special effects such as flickering, flashing, strobe, beacon, sequential lighting, and alternating flashing lights. Also controls traffic and street lights and grade crossing signals. System is compatible with incandescent bulbs and light-emitting diodes. Wireless range is 90 feet. Features 12 lighting outputs. $49.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com

Loco Genie. Operates direct-current locomotives with radio-controlled technology. Allows multiple locomotives to run on the same track without a Digital Command Control system. Various steam and diesel locomotive sounds available. Available for N, HO, S, O, and large scales. Wireless range is 90 feet. Signal transmits through obstructions and inside tunnels. $109.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Advance Squared Wireless
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Advance Squared Wireless
Prodigy Advance Squared Wireless. Advanced and universal consisting; 14, 28, and 128 speed steps; and fast clock with adjustable ratios. Compatible with Java Model Railroad Interface. Wireless operating range of 60 feet. $629.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Elite Wireless
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Elite Wireless
Prodigy Elite Wireless. Backlit display for voltage, amps, and fast clock and two- and four-digit addressing. Compatible with Java Model Railroad Interface. Wireless operating range of 60 feet. 10 amps. $698.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
NCE Corp. layout wiring kit for Digital Command Control power bus
NCE Corp. layout wiring kit for Digital Command Control power bus

Layout wiring kit for Digital Command Control power bus. Contains 50 feet each of red and black 14AWG stranded wire, pre-stripped red and black 22AWG feeder wires (16 each), 32 wire taps for 14AWG stranded wire, and 32 quick connectors for 22AWG stranded wire. For 5 Amp and lower power systems. $59.96. NCE Corp., 585-265-0230, www.ncedcc.com

Moon Dog Rail Cars “Ichabod” graffiti decal
Moon Dog Rail Cars “Ichabod” graffiti decal
Decals
“Ichabod” graffiti decal. Printed on thin water-slide decal paper. White is printed first to enhance other colors when applied to car. One decal per sheet. $13.99. Moon Dog Rail Cars, www.moondograilcars.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale code 83 curved turnouts
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale code 83 curved turnouts
Track
HO scale code 83 curved turnout. Left- and right-hand versions. Brown plastic ties, nickel silver rail, die-cast metal points, and isolated die-cast metal frog with power contact. Features 30” outer radius and 22” inner radius. $24.95 each. Custom Line Mark IV series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Weathering supplies
Weathering mixes. New colors: Cedar, Russet, Shale, and Sky Blue. Wood stain with rubbing alcohol base. 8 ounces, $9. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
PanPastel Pearlescent mediums and colorless blender
PanPastel Pearlescent mediums and colorless blender"
Pearlescent mediums. Fine to create a soft, subtle sheen and coarse to create a more shimmering sparkle. Available in black and white. For adding sparkle and sheen to coal loads, coke, and iron ore. No drying or preparation time required, mixable, low dust, and erasable. Prices to be announced. PanPastel, 484-646-9900, www.modelingcolors.com
Colorless blender. Used to dilute color in PanPastels and make them more transparent. No drying or preparation time required, mixable, low dust, and erasable. Price to be announced. PanPastel, 484-646-9900, www.modelingcolors.com
Drawings/templates
Assorted drawings and templates. Timber portal and 30- and 50-foot king-post truss bridges. TT scale (1:120), $10 each; F scale (1:20.3), $18 to $25 each; and G scale (1:24), $15 to $20 each. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com

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