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New model trains for the week of November 10, 2016

New model railroad products from Athearn, Atlas O, City Classics, and more!
HO scale locomotives
Alco C-424 and C-425 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. C-424: Western New York & Pennsylvania (one road number) and West Chester RR (two numbers). New road numbers. C-424: Belt Ry. of Chicago, Delaware & Hudson, and Reading Co. C-425: Chicago & North Western; Delaware-Lackawanna (two numbers); and Spokane, Portland & Seattle. Three numbers per scheme; both models also available undecorated. Separately applied grab irons, ladders, and drop steps; directional golden white light-emitting-diode headlights; and two painted crew figures in cab. Direct-current model with eight-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $149.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $259.95. Second quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
HO scale freight cars
FMC 5,347-cubic-foot-capacity double-door boxcar. East St. Louis Junction; Oregon, Pacific & Eastern; Galveston Wharves; Port of Tillamook; Sabine River & Northern; and Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern. Four road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Wire grab irons, etched-metal parts, and Accumate couplers. $39.95 (undecorated, $32.95). Second quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Con-Cor International Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar
Con-Cor International HO scale Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar
Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar. “Donner”. $28.98. Con-Cor International, 520-721-8939, www.con-cor.com
HO scale details and accessories
United Parcel Service 40-foot drop-sill trailer. United Parcel Service (five paint schemes). Painted wheels and rolling vinyl tires. Two or three trailer numbers per scheme. $27.98. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
City Classic Picture Windows
City Classic Picture Windows
Picture Windows. Photo interiors for HO scale structures. Printed on white film that can be used as-is or backlit. Kit includes printed scene and cardstock strips for forming a shadowbox. Twelve scenes available for buildings 3” to 3-1/2” wide and six scenes for buildings 4” wide. Scenes are not designed for specific buildings, so minor modifications may be required. $5.98 each; four-pack, $19.98. City Classics, www.cityclassics.biz
Menards HO scale assorted die-cast metal construction equipment
Menards HO scale assorted die-cast metal construction equipment
Assorted die-cast metal construction equipment. Crush vehicle ($24.99), dump truck ($19.99), hydraulic excavator ($24.99), material handler ($29.99), and tower cable excavator ($29.99). Shipping charges apply for home delivery, or models can be shipped free to local Menards store. Menards, www.menards.com
Assorted United States Army vehicles by Artitec, available from Roman & Co. USA Inc.
Assorted United States Army vehicles by Artitec, available from Roman & Co. USA Inc.
Assorted United States Army vehicles. Halftrack ($37.51), Sherman M4 ($37.51), M12 155mm gun motor carriage ($35.86), M8 Stuart light tank ($35.86), M38 Jeep with 106mm AT gun ($34.09), and M48A2 ($37.51). Hand-assembled and painted cast-resin vehicles and etched-metal models. Produced by Artitec, available from Roman & Co. USA Inc., 640-365-6340, www.roco.com
N scale locomotives
Alco RS-1 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Akron, Canton & Youngstown (one road number); Minneapolis & St. Louis (three numbers); Spokane, Portland & Seattle; and Susquehanna (three numbers). New numbers: Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Long Island Rail Road, Northern Pacific, and Rutland. Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Scale Speed motor, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and Accumate couplers. $119.95. Second quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
N scale freight cars
Pullman-Standard 2,750- and 2,960-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay hoppers. New paint schemes. 2750: Boston & Maine (small herald), Burlington Northern, and Rock Island. 2960: Utah Ry. Four road numbers per scheme; both body styles also available undecorated. Die-cast metal hopper and center sill construction, optional heap shields, and solid- or roller-bearing trucks as appropriate. Second quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Con-Cor International Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar
Con-Cor International N scale Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar
Annual Christmas double-plug-door boxcar. “Donner”. $28.98. Con-Cor International, 520-721-8939, www.con-cor.com
O scale freight cars
40-foot wagontop boxcar. Baltimore & Ohio (brown and white, red and white, and blue and yellow) and Pennsylvania RR (shadow keystone). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Former Weaver tooling with die-cast metal trucks and couplers. $77.95. Second quarter 2017. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
O scale passenger cars
60-foot heavyweight passenger cars. New paint schemes: Baltimore & Ohio, Grand Trunk Western, Lackawanna, Milwaukee Road (observation car only), Monon, New York Central (observation car only), and Seaboard. Baggage car, coach, combine, Railway Post Office, and observation car. Sprung, die-cast metal trucks; separately applied grab irons and diaphragms; and interior details. $109.95 each (observation car, $114.95). Second quarter 2017. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com

American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe and SD70M-2 diesel locomotives
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe and SD70M-2 diesel locomotives
Z scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe and SD70M-2 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. SD70ACe: Norfolk Southern (Jersey Central Lines heritage scheme, one road number). SD70M-2: Canadian National (two numbers). Can motor with dual flywheels, traction tires, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Burlington Northern. Three road numbers. Directional light-emitting-diode headlights, prototype-specific details, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. Chicago & North Western. Three road numbers. Traction tires, optional plows and pilot, and directional light-emitting-diode headlights. Designed for Digitrax and TCS drop-in Digital Command Control decoders. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale General Electric P42 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale General Electric P42 diesel locomotive
General Electric P42 diesel locomotive. Amtrak (phase 5 scheme). Four road numbers. Traction tires and directional light-emitting-diode headlights. Designed for Digitrax and TCS drop-in Digital Command Control decoders. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale National Steel Car 42-foot coil car
American Z Line Z scale National Steel Car 42-foot coil car
Z scale freight cars
National Steel Car 42-foot coil car. New paint scheme: Norfolk Southern (CSX patchout). Two single cars and four-pack. Metal wheelsets and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Amtrak Superliner passenger cars
American Z Line Z scale Amtrak Superliner passenger cars
Z scale passenger cars
Amtrak Superliner passenger cars. Sleeper, lounge, and two coaches and sleeper, diner, and two coaches. Two differently numbered four-pack each. Phase 4b paint scheme with metal wheelsets, AutoLatch couplers, and detailed interiors. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Southern Pacific Daylight seven-car heavyweight set
American Z Line Z scale Southern Pacific Daylight seven-car heavyweight set
Southern Pacific Daylight seven-car heavyweight set. Chair car; class 70-B-8 baggage car; class 77-D-9 dining car; class 75-CS-4 lounge car; 12-section, 1-drawing-room sleeper; 8-section, 1-drawing-room, 2-compartment sleeper; and observation car, American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
Circuits4Tracks signal animator
Circuits4Tracks Signal Animator
Electronics/controls
Signal animator. Drives light-emitting-diode signals wired either common anode or cathode and implements speed restriction indications from switch machine inputs. Can be driven by an external signaling system or operated using its internal ABS mode that implements logic directly from any occupancy detectors for a basic signaling system. Kit, $14.50; ready-to-use, $21.94 (prices may vary depending on exchange rate). Shipping $12 to United States, $7 to Canada, and $24 to other countries. Circuits4Tracks, 905-787-1203, circuits4tracks.daxack.ca
Books
A.C. Gilbert’s Heritage. Reprinted book features a collection of American Flyer and Erector Set articles and photos, including Gilbert family history, interviews with sales manager Maury Romer, Gilbert advertising artwork, 1951 Gilbert price list, and more. Soft cover, 164 pages. $34.95 plus $6.50 shipping. Illinois residents add 10 percent sales tax. Heimburger House Publishing Co., 708-366-1973, www.heimburgerhouse.com
Arduino Model Railroad Animation. By Paul and David Brandt. Covers how to use Arduino micro-controllers to power and control a variety of items, including a jib crane, water tank spout, track scale, semaphore signal, and gantry crane. Alternate control schemes, such as a motor shield and servo trigger, are also covered. Soft cover, 135 pages. Published CreateSpace Independent Publishing. Book ($24.99) and Kindle version ($6.99) both available through www.amazon.com.

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