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New model trains for the week of December 22, 2016

See the latest HO, N, and O scale model railroading products announced this week!
HO scale locomotives
Union Pacific class FEF 4-8-4 steam locomotive. Nos. 827, 839, 844, and 8444. Oil tender, metal handrails, and boiler backhead with printed gauges. Direct-current model, $519.98; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder in tender, $619.98. October 2017. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Bachmann Trains HO scale Presidents Conference Committee streetcar
Bachmann Trains HO scale Presidents Conference Committee streetcar
HO scale streetcars
Presidents Conference Committee streetcar. San Diego, Allegheny Transit, Chicago, NJ Transit, Pacific Electric, and Philadelphia Transit Co. One road number each. Upgraded model with lower ride height, wheel and truck detail, and simulated spark at end of trolley pole. Features SoundTraxx Sound Value streetcar sound package. $225. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600,
HO scale freight cars
33,900-gallon liquefied petroleum gas tank car. ConocoPhillips Co. (late body), Exxon Mobil Corp. (early body), Procor (early body), and Union Tank Car Co. (flat panel body in two paint schemes, late body in one scheme). Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body, uncoupling levers, and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps. $49.98. October 2017. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Pullman-Standard PS-1 40-foot Mini-Hy Cube boxcar. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern (1982 Cascade Green, two road numbers); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (November 1967 Chinese Red, four numbers); Milwaukee Road (original 1968 DFB, three numbers); and Northern Pacific (original 1967 Loewy Green, three numbers). Undecorated kits also available, $36.95. Barber S-2-A 70-ton roller-bearing trucks, 33” metal wheelsets, and Kadee couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106,
Bar Mills Scale Models HO scale Delancey Street
Bar Mills Scale Models HO scale Delancey Street
HO scale structures
Delancey Street. Features six buildings include Art Deco-style theater, aluminum diner, and beauty salon. Includes Woodland Scenics figures and Chooch Industries retaining wall and street products. Diorama shown measures 27” x 12”. $345 plus shipping. Available only from manufacturer. Bar Mills Scale Models, 207-929-3400,
Aggregate bins. Injection-molded plastic kit. $14.98. January 2017. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,

Brick church. Injection-molded plastic kit with two front door styles, printed paper stained glass windows, and belfry with steeple. Measures 8” x 4-7/16”. $44.98. March 2017. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
HO scale details and accessories
Ford F-850 trucks. Grain truck: Orange or tan cab with red grain body. Stakebed truck: Blue, jade green, orange, red with primer gray fender, tan, and white. Both trucks feature rolling vinyl tires, cab interior with separately applied steering wheel, and clear window glazing. $25.98. Grain trucks available now, stakebed trucks scheduled for release in October 2017. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

53-foot intermodal container chassis. BNSF Ry., CSX, J.B. Hunt, Norfolk Southern, Pacer, and Union Pacific. Rolling vinyl tires. Two-pack, $32.98. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
N scale freight cars
Trinity 5,660-cubic-foot-capacity Pressure Differential covered hopper. Archer Daniels Midland (leaf logo), ConAgra (“Feeding America” slogan, six road numbers), First Union (SCYX reporting marks), and Norfolk Southern. Twelve numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic model with separately applied wire grab irons and uncoupling levers and etched-metal running boards. $34.95 (undecorated, $29.95). A donation for every ConAgra “Feeding America” car will be made to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Second quarter 2017. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,
Lowell Smith Signature Series N scale National Park Centennial Tour train
Lowell Smith Signature Series N scale National Park Centennial Tour train
N scale passenger cars
National Park Centennial Tour train. Five-car set features heavyweight sleepers John Muir, Stephen Mather, and Horace Albright; heavyweight “mural car” with artwork by Philip Smith; and heavyweight observation car Theodore Roosevelt. Includes custom foam-lined gift box and National Park centennial pin. $249. A portion of each sale goes to the National Park Foundation. National Park Series. Lowell Smith Signature Series,
O scale details and accessories
53-foot CIMC and Jindo intermodal containers. New road names. CIMC: Florida East Coast. Jindo: CSX (“How tomorrow moves” slogan) and North American Container System. New road numbers. CIMC: EMP, Hub Group (Norfolk Southern), and UMAX (Union Pacific/CSX). Six container numbers per scheme; both containers also available undecorated. $29.95. Second quarter 2017. Atlas O, 908-687-9590,

Ford F-250 XLT pickup trucks. With Super Cab and 8-foot bed or Crew Cab and 6-foot bed. Both body styles available in black, dark blue, gray, red, and white. Plastic and die-cast metal construction with postionable front axle, doors, hood, and tailgate; sprung suspension; and engine and underbody detail. $74.95 each; two-pack (white in each body style), $169.95. First quarter 2017. Atlas O, 908-687-9590,

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