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Trainfest 2016 show report

Trainfest was held November 12-13, 2016, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Southeastern Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), the two-day show featured vendors and manufacturers, model railroad layouts, railroad historical societies, and clinics.
Athearn Trains HO scale General Electric ES44DC
Athearn Trains HO scale General Electric ES44DC
HO scale locomotives
General Electric ES44DC. BNSF Ry. (Heritage II and III schemes), CSX (primer gray and as-delivered schemes), Norfolk Southern (primer gray and horsehead silhouette). Four road numbers per scheme (primer gray in two numbers each). Detailed cab interior, illuminated ditch lights, and railroad-specific cab detail. Direct-current model, $199.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 Digital Command Control sound decoder, $299.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551, www.athearn.com
Altas HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
Altas HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive. Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (Montreal’s commuter agency). Details, release date, and price to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
Atlas HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive. NJ Transit. Four road numbers. Illuminated, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, ditch lights, and red marker lights; positionable non-functioning pantograph; factory-applied railings, air horn, and antenna; modeler-installed grab irons with drilling template; and Kadee couplers. Direct-current model with 8-pin socket and 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder and space for a speaker, $169.95; with ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $279.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Alco RS-3 diesel locomotives. Boston & Maine; Burlington Northern (Spokane, Portland & Seattle patchout); Central Vermont; Delaware & Hudson (one road number); Erie Lackawanna (one number); Grand Trunk Western (two numbers); Green Bay & Western (two numbers); Louisville & Nashville (two numbers); Milwaukee Road (two numbers); Nickel Plate Road; Northern Pacific; Norfolk & Western (two numbers); Pennsylvania RR (with train-phone antenna); Spokane, Portland & Seattle; and Western Maryland (two numbers). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, can motor with flywheels, and RP-25 contour nickel-silver wheels. Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $199.95; with ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $299.95. Late 2017. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotive. 4000-class with road pilot or switching pilot and larger rear headlight in four road numbers each; both versions also available painted black but unlettered. Locomotive features die-cast metal construction. Tender features plastic and die-cast metal construction. Paragon3 sound system with Rolling Thunder, synchronized smoke unit, and traction tires. $399.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Märklin HO scale Swiss Federal Railways class C 5/6 “Elephant” Gotthard 2-10-0 steam locomotive
Märklin HO scale Swiss Federal Railways class C 5/6 “Elephant” Gotthard 2-10-0 steam locomotive
Swiss Federal Railways class C 5/6 “Elephant” Gotthard 2-10-0 steam locomotive. MFX+ digital decoder with sound functions, smoke unit, warm-white light-emitting-diode headlights, five powered axles, and traction tires. $549.99. Märklin Inc., www.marklin.com
Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive. Freight version. Märklin model (for European three-rail) features mfx+ digital decoder with sound functions. Trix model (for North American track) has digital sound decoder. Both models have a motor in the boiler, six powered axles, traction tires, and two smoke generators. $799.99 each. December 2016. Märklin Inc., www.marklin.com
MTH HO scale Pennsylvania RR K4s 4-6-2 steam locomotive
MTH HO scale Pennsylvania RR K4s 4-6-2 steam locomotive
Pennsylvania RR K4s 4-6-2 steam locomotive. Pennsylvania RR (four paint schemes, one number per scheme). Die-cast metal boiler, chassis, and tender body; metal handrails, whistle, and bell; and operating firebox glow. DCC/DCS Proto-Sound 3.0, $499.95; with DCC/DCS/Motorola 1/2 Proto-Sound 3E+, $529.95. Ready-to-run. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
Walthers HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 300-class Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Walthers HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 300-class Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 300-class Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Part of 1956 Super Chief series. Vertical Farr-type etched-stainless steel grills, door-mounted headlight and Mars light, and 36” dynamic brake fans. A unit (two road numbers): DC, $179.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound decoder, $279.98. A-B sets (four sets, two each in DC and DCC): DC, $349.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound decoder, $549.98. April 2017. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
General Electric ES44-series diesel locomotives. ES44AC: Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and Norfolk Southern. ES44AH: CSX and Union Pacific. ES44C4: BNSF Ry. Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control). Road-name-specific details, light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, and molded drill starter points for grab irons (sold separately). Direct-current models, $129.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder, $199.98. April 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale United States Railroad Administration 4-6-2 light Pacific steam locomotive
Bachmann Trains HO scale United States Railroad Administration 4-6-2 light Pacific steam locomotive
United States Railroad Administration 4-6-2 light Pacific steam locomotive. New York Central; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Grand Trunk Western; and Union Pacific. One road number per scheme. SoundTraxx Sound Value steam sound package. $399. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale HO scale Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive
Bachmann Trains HO scale Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive
HO scale Alco 2-6-0 steam locomotive. Pennsylvania RR; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Louisville & Nashville; New York Central; and Union Pacific. One road number per scheme. With E-Z App technology. App allows wireless touch-screen control of speed, direction, lighting, and sound using an Android phone or table or an Apple smart device and the free E-Z App download. $249. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed wood boxcar
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed wood boxcar
HO scale freight cars
36-foot double-sheathed wood boxcar. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis (New York Central); Boston & Albany; Canadian Pacific; Louisville & Nashville; Michigan Central (New York Central); Missouri-Kansas-Texas; New York Central; Nickel Plate Road; Missouri Pacific; and Savannah & Atlanta. One road number per scheme; also available painted mineral red and oxide with data only and undecorated. Steel roof and ends, fish-belly underframe, and Accumate couplers. Price to be announced. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-1 40-foot boxcar
Accurail HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-1 40-foot boxcar
Pullman-Standard PS-1 40-foot boxcar. Green Bay & Western (red with “Home of the Packers” slogan). Three road numbers. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Accurail HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Milwaukee Road (gray, yellow, and aluminum; one road number per scheme). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern 52000-series three-bay covered hopper
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern 52000-series three-bay covered hopper
Wisconsin & Southern 52000-series three-bay covered hopper. Three road numbers. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale wood refrigerator cars
Accurail HO scale wood refrigerator cars
Wood refrigerator cars. Green Bay & Western, North Western Line, and Soo Line. One road number per scheme. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
ExactRail HO scale Trinity 64-foot TRINCool mechanical refrigerator car
ExactRail HO scale Trinity 64-foot TRINCool mechanical refrigerator car
Trinity 64-foot TRINCool mechanical refrigerator car. Union Pacific (as-delivered paint scheme and patch scheme. Both with ARMN reporting marks). Twelve road numbers per scheme. American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride-Control trucks, Kadee no. 156 scale whisker couplers, and photo-etched stainless steel brake platforms. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Kadee HO scale assorted Pullman-Standard boxcar kits
Kadee HO scale assorted Pullman-Standard boxcar kits
Assorted Pullman-Standard boxcar kits. 40-foot PS-1 (narrow and wide tab) with seven-foot Youngstown doors, American Steel Foundries A-3 Ride-Control trucks, and Ajax hand brake ($25.95 each) and 50-foot PS-1 with nine-foot Youngstown doors, Barber S-2 trucks, and modern hand brake ($26.95). Kits include ladders and/or grab irons as appropriate, scale couplers, and Apex running boards. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Fox Valley Models HO scale Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side single- and double-boxcars
Fox Valley Models HO scale Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side single- and double-boxcars
Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side single- and double-boxcars. Additional details to be announced in winter 2016. Fox Valley Models, 847-768-2344, www.foxvalleymodels.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American 8,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American 8,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car
General American 8,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car. A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. (1952+, four road numbers); Deep Rock, Cushing, Okla. (1940+, six numbers); Globe Soap, Cincinnati (1920+, two numbers); and Union Tank Car Co. (original 1920+ scheme in six numbers and 1958+ black repaint in four numbers). Also available ready-to-run painted black but unlettered and as undecorated kit. Prototype-specific brake variations, 33” metal wheels, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Association of American Railroads 1937 40-foot boxcar. Chicago & North Western; Lehigh Valley; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Soo Line; Southern Ry.; and Union Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Wood running boards, 33” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Gunderson 48-foot as-built all-purpose well car. Burlington Northern (red), BNSF Ry. (BN patchout), Coe Rail Inc., and TTX (DTTX reporting marks, four road numbers). Two number per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Die-cast metal body, etched-metal see-through walkways, and Proto-Max couplers. $39.98. March 2017. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Trinity 55-foot 30,145-gallon tank car. Archer Daniels Midland, GATX Corp. (CGTX reporting marks), General America – Canada, Global Ethanol, and Trinity Industries Leasing. Two road numbers per scheme. Factory-installed grab irons, 36” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $44.98. December 2016. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Thrall 4,727- and 5,750-cubic-foot capacity carbon black covered hoppers. Pre-production samples shown.
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Thrall 4,727- and 5,750-cubic-foot capacity carbon black covered hoppers. Pre-production samples shown.
photo credit Ken J. Johnson
HO scale Thrall 4,727- and 5,750-cubic-foot capacity carbon black covered hoppers. Pre-production samples shown. 4727 covered hopper: Columbian Chemicals, DeGussa, Equa-Chlor, and Sid Richardson Carbon Co. 5750 covered hopper: Cabot (reporting marks only and with logo), Cities Service Co., Columbian Chemicals, General American Marks Co. (GACX marks), J.M. Huber Corp., Sid Richardson Carbon Co., and Witco. Four road numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific details, Barber S-2 70-ton trucks with rotating bearing caps, and 33” metal wheels. $39.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com

Atlas HO scale NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet
Atlas HO scale NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet
HO scale passenger equipment
NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet. Multi-level cab car and trailer coach with toilet in four road numbers each; multi-level trailer car in 16 numbers (12 in standard scheme, four with safety slogans). Cab car features illuminated, directional light-emitting-diode (LED) headlights, ditch lights, and red marker lights; 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control; and provisions for mounting a speaker. All cars have interior seat detail, LED interior lighting, separately applied end barriers and diaphragms, metal wheels, and Kadee couplers. Cab car, $99.95; trailer car, $84.95 ($89.95 with safety slogan); three-pack (cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet), $269.85. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas HO scale Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (Montreal’s commuter agency) cab car and trailer
Atlas HO scale Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (Montreal’s commuter agency) cab car and trailer
Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (Montreal’s commuter agency) cab car and trailer. Details, release date, and price to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford 36-seat parlor and 26-seat parlor, 14-seat lounge cars
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford 36-seat parlor and 26-seat parlor, 14-seat lounge cars
New York, New Haven & Hartford 36-seat parlor and 26-seat parlor, 14-seat lounge cars. 36-seat parlor: New York, New Haven & Hartford (Green with skirts and McGinnis scheme without skirts in six car names per scheme plus painted but unnamed); Amtrak (72-seat coach in six numbers); and Penn Central (72-seat coach in three numbers, three names, and painted but unlettered). 26-seat parlor, 14-seat lounge cars: New Haven (Green River-series cars with skirts in five names, McGinnis scheme without skirts in two names). Undecorated models available with and without skirting. 36-seat parlor car and 26-seat parlor, 14-seat lounge in McGinnis scheme with skirting available exclusively from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Historical & Technical Association. Track-powered constant lighting for direct current and Digital Command Control, detailed interior, and 41-BNO-11 trucks with blackened metal wheels. $99.95. Fall 2017. Superior Stainless line. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Walthers HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 300-class Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Walthers HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1965 Super Chief
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1956 Super Chief. Budd-built cars: 63-foot Railway Post Office (June 2017); 73-foot baggage car (July 2017); and 85-foot Pine-series 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper. Pullman-Standard cars: 85-foot 29-seat dormitory lounge (September 2017); 85-foot Regal-series 4-bedroom, 4-compartment, 2-drawing-room sleeper (October 2017); 85-foot 36-seat diner (November 2017); 85-foot Pleasure Dome bar-lounge ($89.98, December 2017); and Vista-series blunt-end 4-drawing-room, 1-double-bedroom sleeper-lounger-observation ($84.98, January 2018). $79.98 each unless noted. Metal finish, modeler-installed extended drawbar for 22” radius curves included, and tinted windows as appropriate. Two deluxe-edition 10-car sets (limited run of 200 each) with 100 factory-installed Preiser passenger and crew figures, two SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar-equipped cars, and factory printed car names and numbers, $1,264.96. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Atlas HO scale plate girder bridges
Atlas HO scale plate girder bridges
HO scale structures
Plate girder bridges. New road names: CSX, Canadian National Lehigh & New England, Missouri Pacific, Penn Central, Providence & Worcester, St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco), and Susquehanna. Injection-molded plastic with code 100 rail. $16.95. First quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Hunterline HO scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge
Hunterline HO scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge
50-foot queen post truss covered bridge. Kit includes strip basswood, white pine ties, nut-bolt-washer castings, and laser-cut shake shingles. HO scale measures 6-7/8” x 2-5/8” x 4-5/8”; HOn3 measures 6-7/8” x 2-3/8” x 3-7/8”. $96 each. Hunterline, www.hunterline.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale assorted structures
Woodland Scenics HO scale assorted structures
Assorted structures. Tin shack, work shed, and wood shack. Factory-painted and weathered structures and separate detail parts. $26.99 each. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Fox Valley Models HO scale Metal wheelsets with 5.6K resistors
Fox Valley Models HO scale metal wheelsets with 5.6K resistors
HO scale details and accessories
Metal wheelsets with 5.6K resistors. 33” and 36”. Code 110 and code 88. Four-pack, $12.95. Fox Valley Models, 847-768-2344, www.foxvalleymodels.com
Kadee HO scale assorted boxcar doors
Kadee HO scale assorted boxcar doors
Assorted boxcar doors. Pullman-Standard 9-foot doors (boxcar red); P-S 10-foot doors (boxcar red); Superior nine-foot, six-panel doors (boxcar red); Superior 10-foot, six-panel doors (boxcar red); Superior 10-foot doors (gray); Youngstown 9-foot narrow-border doors (boxcar red); Youngstown 9-foot wide-border doors (boxcar red); Youngstown 10-foot narrow-border doors (boxcar red); and Youngstown 10-foot wide-border doors (boxcar red). Injection-molded plastic. Two pair, $4.35. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Kadee HO scale assorted freight car trucks
Kadee HO scale assorted freight car trucks
Assorted freight car trucks. Andrews (1898), Bettendorf T-section, and Vulcan double truss. High Gravity Compound construction, two-piece split bolster, and 33” ribbed-back wheels. Available with .110” (standard) or .088” (semi-scale) wheels. One pair, $10.25. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
35-foot fluted-side trailers. Chicago & North Western, Consolidated Freightways, Cooper-Jarrett Inc., Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Monon, and Western Pacific. Injection-molded plastic with raised and lowered landing gears. Two-pack, $27.98. January 2017. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Just Plug Vehicles
Woodland Scenics HO scale Just Plug Vehicles
Just Plug Vehicles. Blue coupe, city classic, comfy cruise, cool convertible, downtown drive, fancy fins, green pickup, heavy hauler, midnight ride, police car, station wagon, and work truck. Hand-painted vehicles with driver and working headlights and tail lights. Vehicles must be connected to Just Plug Light Hub. $29.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (as-delivered in two road numbers and Erie, New York Central, Penn Central, and Reading Co. heritage schemes in one number each) and Union Pacific (“Building America” scheme in two numbers; Chicago & North Western, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific heritage schemes in one number each; and George Bush Presidential Library scheme in one number). Also available undecorated. Plastic and die-cast metal construction. Paragon3 sound system with Rolling Thunder, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and traction tires. $249.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (as-delivered in two road numbers and Central of Georgia, Conrail, Interstate RR, Lehigh Valley, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern, Pennsylvania RR, and Southern Ry. in one number each) and Union Pacific (as-delivered scheme in two numbers). Also available undecorated in NS and UP body styles. Plastic and die-cast metal construction. Paragon3 sound system with Rolling Thunder, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and traction tires. $249.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
N scale train sets
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha. Set will include Super Dome and Skytop solarium-sleeper-observation cars. Additional information and pricing to be announced. Scheduled for release in 2017. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Märklin N scale Bavarian Freight Transport Train
Märklin N scale Bavarian Freight Transport Train
Bavarian Freight Transport Train. Includes die-cast metal 0-4-4-0T steam locomotive with factory-installed digital decoder for Digital Command Control, Selectrix, and conventional operation; Bavarian foodstuffs car; beer car; gondola; and two-axle tank car. $439.99. April 2017. Märklin Inc., www.marklin.com
N scale freight cars
NE-5 caboose. Brake line detail, weighted chassis, solid- or roller-bearing trucks as appropriate, and Accumate couplers. Road names, price, and release date to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bluford Shops N scale two-bay offset side hopper
Bluford Shops N scale two-bay offset side hopper
Two-bay offset side hopper. Baltimore & Ohio; Bangor & Aroostook (single car and two-pack); Chicago & Eastern Illinois; Erie; Northern Pacific; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (single car and two-pack); Lehigh & New England (single car and two-pack); New York Central; Soo Line (single car and two-pack); and South Buffalo (single car and two-pack). Six road numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted black with data only and undecorated. Die-cast metal slope sheet, hopper bay, and center sill assembly; injection-molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; and Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets. $24.95 each. Early summer 2017. Bluford Shops LLC, 618-822-6833, www.bluford-shops.com
Fox Valley Models N scale Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar
Fox Valley Models N scale Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar
Milwaukee Road 50-foot ribbed-side double-door boxcar. Price and additional details to be announced in winter 2016. Fox Valley Models, 847-768-2344, www.foxvalleymodels.com
JAM Creations/Solutions Inc. N scale Stealth Track Cleaner
JAM Creations/Solutions Inc. N scale Stealth Track Cleaner
Stealth Track Cleaner. Bowser Pennsylvania RR class H21a hopper with knuckle couplers, Fox Valley Models metal wheelsets, and 16-piece assortment of felt and re-usable abrasive pads in various grits. $49.95. JAM Creations/Solutions Inc., www.stealthtrackcleaner.com
Micro-Trains N scale Gunderson Rail Services 70-foot Husky Stack well car
Micro-Trains N scale Gunderson Rail Services 70-foot Husky Stack well car
Gunderson Rail Services 70-foot Husky Stack well car. Pre-production sample shown. Die-cast metal body, body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers, separate brake hardware, and new American Steel Foundries Ride-Control trucks. Road names and price to be announced. Early 2017. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Rapido Trains N scale National Steel Car 73’-6” smooth-side baggage-express car
Rapido Trains N scale National Steel Car 73’-6” smooth-side baggage-express car
N scale passenger cars
National Steel Car 73’-6” smooth-side baggage-express car. New road names: Canadian National (“wet noodle” herald with 41-BNO-11 trucks and standard ends, 41-BNO-11 trucks with end doors, and six-wheel trucks with standard ends) and Canadian Pacific (maroon with 41-BNO-11 trucks and standard ends). New paint scheme: Ontario Northland (chevron scheme with 41-BNO-11 trucks and end doors). Previously announced schemes: Amtrak (phase 3); Baltimore & Ohio; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Canadian National (1954 scheme); Central of Georgia; Erie; Great Northern; Milwaukee Road (1950 scheme); Missouri Pacific (Jenks Blue); New York Central; Northern Pacific; Ontario Northland (green); Southern Pacific; and VIA Rail Canada. Factory-painted grab irons, body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers, and prototype-specific trucks. $54.95. Summer 2017. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
N scale structures
Operating water tower. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; New York Central; Pennsylvania RR; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Also available painted Barn Red or Weathered Brown, without lettering. Hand-painted injection-molded plastic model with sound-synchronized vertical fill spout movement and sound effects (spout movement squeak, water hatch squeal and clang, water filling, and talking engineer). Push-button activated with standard 12V DC power supply or appropriate stationary/accessory Digital Command Control decoder. $99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale assorted structures
Woodland Scenics N scale assorted structures
Assorted structures. Tin shack, work shed, and wood shack. Factory-painted and weathered structures and separate detail parts. $19.99 each. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Athearn N scale United Parcel Service 40-foot drop-sill trailer
Athearn N scale United Parcel Service 40-foot drop-sill trailer
N 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. $24.98. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551, www.athearn.com
Atlas N scale Ford F-100 pickup truck
Atlas N scale Ford F-100 pickup truck
Ford F-100 pickup truck. Mallard Green and Wimbledon White, Candy Apple Red, Sequoia Brown and Wimbledon White, Wind Blue, and Winter Green. Side-view mirrors, headlight glazing, and detailed interior. Price and release date to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Just Plug Vehicles
Woodland Scenics N scale Just Plug Vehicles
Just Plug Vehicles. Blue coupe, city classic, comfy cruise, cool convertible, downtown drive, fancy fins, green pickup, heavy hauler, midnight ride, police car, station wagon, and work truck. Hand-painted vehicles with driver and working headlights and taillights. Vehicles must be connected to Just Plug Light Hub. $29.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas O Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Atlas O Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
O scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Powered F7A and F7B: Amtrak; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (three road numbers on A unit); Denver & Rio Grande Western (three numbers on A unit); Erie Lackawanna; Milwaukee Road; and Pennsylvania RR. Two road numbers per scheme unless noted; unpowered F7A and F7B units ($219.95) also available. Road-name-specific details; die-cast metal chassis, fuel tank, and trucks; and directional golden-white light-emitting diode lighting. $499.95. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
O scale structures
Water tank. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; New York Central; Pennsylvania RR; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Also available painted Barn Red and Weathered Brown but unlettered. Hand-painted plastic model with sound effects (spout movement squeak, water hatch squeal and clang, water filling, and engineer talking). Push-button activated (powered by standard 12V DC power supply or appropriate stationary/accessory Digital Command Control decoder). $149.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Clever Models O scale Firehouse no. 3
Clever Models O scale Firehouse no. 3
Firehouse no. 3. Digital file that customer prints on heavy cardstock. Works with any ink-jet or laser printer. Parts must be cut, folded, and glued. Instructions included for printing in smaller scales. Based on prototype in Gary, Ind. $19.95 (Trainfest special price $10). Sent via e-mail or on a flash drive for an additional $2. Clever Models LLC, www.clevermodels.net
Woodland Scenics HO scale assorted structures
Woodland Scenics O scale assorted structures
Assorted structures. Tin shack, work shed, and wood shack. Factory-painted and weathered structures and separate detail parts. $41.99 each. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Excelle Lubricants 1:24-proportion model railroad starter kit
Excelle Lubricants 1:24-proportion model railroad starter kit
Large scale train set
1:24-proportion model railroad starter kit. Includes Hartland Locomotive Works Mack engine, oil tank car, flatcar with oil drum load, 36” circle of Hartland Locomotive Works snap track, and power unit. $249.99. Excelle Lubricants, 847-515-1263 www.phoenixbottles.com
Excelle Lubricants 1:24-proportion rail conditioner car
Excelle Lubricants 1:24-proportion rail conditioner car
Large scale details and accessories
1:24-proportion rail conditioner car. Includes hook-and-loop couplers, metal wheels, 1 ounce bottle of XL Rail Conditioner, and extra set of felt strips and clips. Six colors available. $79.99. Excelle Lubricants, 847-515-1263 www.phoenixbottles.com
Kadee assorted 1:29 proportion freight car trucks
Kadee assorted 1:29 proportion freight car trucks
Assorted 1:29 proportion freight car trucks. American Steel Foundries 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with 36” smooth-back metal wheels, A-3 Ride-Control 50-ton trucks with 33” smooth-back metal wheels, and Bettendorf-style 50-ton trucks with 33” smooth-back metal wheels; archbar trucks with 33” ribbed-back metal wheels; and Barber S-2 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with 33” smooth-back metal wheels. Trucks feature no. 4 mounting screws and mounting adapters for Bachmann, USA Trains, Aristo-Craft, and LGB. One pair, $49.99. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Märklin Z scale DB Kittel CidT 8 steam-powered railcar
Märklin Z scale DB Kittel CidT 8 steam-powered railcar
Z scale locomotives
DB Kittel CidT 8 steam-powered railcar. Die-cast metal frame, detailed valve gear and cab equipment, warm-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and black nickel-plated wheels. $219.99. January 2017. Märklin Inc., www.marklin.com

Electronics/controls
Thunder & Lightning. Features driving wind and rain sounds with lightning flashes and thunder claps. Includes two high-brite multi-light-emitting-diode lighting strips, one amplified layout speaker with enclosure, one lighting and sound controller kit, and push-button activator. Can be used as stand-alone product or with Rolling Thunder subwoofer. $129.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Gooddealsdcc test track
Gooddealsdcc test track
Test track. G scale (5-feet long with raised bumpers, screws, and soldered wiring), $112.95; S scale (3-feet long with code 125 rail, soldered wiring, and scale ties), $46.95. Gooddealsdcc, www.gooddealsdcc.com

Logic Rail Technologies Fusee Pro/M
Logic Rail Technologies Fusee Pro/M
Fusee Pro/M. Track-powered warning device. Fusee begins “burning” shortly after the board is placed across the rails. Provides 10-minute burn cycle which can be correlated to the fast-time ratio when operating with a fast clock. Constant rail power (Digital Command Control) is required. Features ignition, burning, and sputtering visual effects. Includes factory-drilled hole for hanging the board on the fascia when not in use. Compatible with N, HO, and up to On30). $14.95. Logic Rail Technologies, 281-251-5813, www.logicrailtech.com

Piko SmartControl basic set
Piko SmartControl basic set
Piko SmartControl basic set. Expandable system controls up to 16,000 trains, switches, and signals. Features automatic detection and registration of locomotives (if equipped with RailComPlus decoder) and programming on the main and programming tracks. Automatic updates available through Google Play store. For HO, N, and TT scales. $539.99. Piko America LLC, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
Train Control Systems WOW501 WOWSound large scale sound decoder
Train Control Systems WOW501 WOWSound large scale sound decoder
WOW501 WOWSound large scale sound decoder. For steam (no. 1600 with Version 4 of WOWSteam) and diesel (no. 1605 with Version 4 of WOWDiesel). Features 5A motor output, 8A overall current rating, built-in Keep Alive capacitor, screw terminals, two audio amplifiers, two speaker outputs, six 1A programmable light functions, and Audio Assist. $199.95. Train Control Systems, 215-453-9145, www.tcsdcc.com
Track
HO scale Customline Mark IV curved turnouts. Die-cast metal points and isolated die-cast metal frog with power contact. Can be set up as remote or manual turnout. Outside radius, 30”; inside radius 22”. Left-hand turnout with code 100 rail and right-hand turnout with code 83 rail. Price to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Super-Flex track. Code 55 rail. Compatible with Atlas N scale rail joiners. 24” section, $5.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Chooch Enterprises Inc. cobblestone roads and cobblestone detail sheets
Chooch Enterprises Inc. cobblestone roads and cobblestone detail sheets
Scenery
Cobblestone roads and cobblestone detail sheets. Flexible vinyl material with hand-painted base coat and peel-and-stick backing. Sheets (3-3/4” x 12”) can be cut with scissors. Detail sheets include curves, manhole covers, and storm grates. Small (HO and N scales), medium (HO), and large (O scale), $12.99 each. Chooch Enterprises Inc., 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com
Woodland Scenics Water System
Woodland Scenics Water System
Water System. New line of products for modeling water scenes. Additional details, pricing, and release date to be announced. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Denbur applicators
Denbur applicators
Tools
Denbur applicators. Fiber-tipped applicators for applying glue, paint, lubricants, solvents, and other materials in hard-to-reach areas. Extra small (white handle), small (yellow), and medium (teal). Bristle applicator (blue) also available. Twenty-pack, $5. Denbur Inc., 630-986-9667, www.denbur.com
Paint
CreateFX enamel weathering paint markers. Three-color sets include Rail Brown, Railroad Tie Brown, and Rust; Concrete, Black, and Roof Brown; and Earth, Mud, and Grime. Markers have chisel tip. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com

CreateFX Textured Sprays. Black, Dirt, Gravel Gray, Moss Green, Sand, and Snow Cap. 2.9 ounce aerosol can. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com

CreateFX acrylic and enamel stains. Acrylic: Barn Red, Basswood, Black, Blue, Driftwood, Hickory, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Olive Green, Pine, Redwood, Teak, and Walnut. Enamel: Black, Brown, Concrete, Dark Gray, Driftwood, Gray, Green, Mud, Natural, Oil and Grease, Rust nos. 1 and 2, Wet Effect, and Winter. One ounce bottle. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com
The Testor Corp. Make-Your-Own Marker sets
The Testor Corp. Make-Your-Own Marker sets
Make-Your-Own Marker sets. Turn Testor and Model Master paint into a paint marker. Marker sets feature a two-in-one barrel with a brush on one end and marker on the other. Kit includes dual-ended nibs (chisel and bullet) for detailing and broad paint coverage and a marked syringe for transferring paints. Kits available for acrylic and enamel paints. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com
Model Master railroad colors. Aged Concrete, Aged White, Boxcar Red, Caboose Red, Concrete, Depot Buff, Earth, Engine Black, Grimy Black, Oxide Red, Railroad Tie Brown, Reefer Gray, Reefer White, Reefer Yellow, Roof Brown, and Signal Green. Half-ounce bottles. Price to be announced. Dry flat. Matched to the PollyScale line. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com

Testor’s Aztek airbrush paint sets. Each set includes five top-selling airbrush-ready acrylic colors and 2 ounce mixing bottle. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com

Testor’s Micro Brushes and Sponges. 10-pack of disposable applicators. Price to be announced. The Testor Corp., 800-837-8677, www.testors.com
Weathering supplies
Weathering Mix. New colors: Cement and pale green. Alcohol-based weathering solution. For use on wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, and Hydrocal. Eight-ounce bottle, $9. Hunterline, www.hunterline.com
Miscellaneous
Choo Choo Shoes. Sound-equipped shoes (chuffs when foot is stomped; whistles and headlight illuminates when both shoes land together after a jump) with an on/off switch. Hook-and-loop fastening. Fits children ages 2 and up. Price to be announced. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com; www.choochooshoes.com

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