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2017 Railroad Hobby Show report

The 2017 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show is being held Jan. 28 and 29 at The Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. The two-day show features model railroad manufacturers, railroad historical societies, vendors, and clinics.
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Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Bombardier Transportation ALP-45DP dual-mode locomotive
HO scale locomotives
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
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Atlas Model Railroad Co. 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

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. CP Rail (dual flags scheme), CSX (dark blue and yellow), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme), Norfolk Southern (horsehead silhouette), and Union Pacific (road name and number on long hood). One road number per scheme. All-wheel drive, SoundTraxx Sound Value diesel sound package, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $209. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com

Early Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-8-8-2 steam locomotive. Norfolk & Western: class Y-1 with 56” drivers and rectangular tender. Oregon RR & Navigation Co.: Class MC-1 with rectangular tender. Southern Pacific: Class MC-1 (Sierra version with 90-R tender, Colton version with 98-SC tender), MC-2 (Cab-Forward, one number each with 90-R and 98-SC-1 tender), AC-2 (Sport cab with 120-SC-2 tender), and AC-3 (square cab with 120-SC-4 tender). Union Pacific: Class MC-1 with rectangular tender. All models have 57” drivers unless noted. Factory painted and lettered brass model. $2,750. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive
Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson
General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive. First test model shown. Seven road names, including General Electric demonstrator, BNSF Ry., and Canadian National. Operator line has common body configuration with angled engine exhaust cab, walkway tread, non-operating ditch lights, snow plow, cab sunshades, light-emitting-diode headlights and number boxes. Upgrade kit with modeler-installed parts available separately. Rivet Counter line features three engine cab rooflines, two types of trucks, high or low headlight as appropriate, operating ditch lights, and multiple antenna and Positive Train Control antenna farm arrays. Operator line: Direct-current model with 21-pin plug, $99.99. Rivet Counter line: Direct-current model with 21-pin plug, $149.99; with ESU LokSound Select Digital Command Control and sound decoder with “Full Throttle,” $219.99. Summer 2017. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
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, www.bachmanntrains.com
Athearn HO scale American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown.
Athearn HO scale American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown.
HO scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; General Chemical; Kansas City Southern; Louisville & Nashville; Soo Line; and Western Pacific. Three body styles (early high brake wheel, early low brake wheel, and post-1971). Round or trough hatch covers as appropriate, photo-etched running boards, and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps. Single car, $49.98; three-pack, $147.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale 19th century blacksmith car
Bachmann Trains HO scale 19th century blacksmith car
19th century blacksmith car. Baltimore & Ohio, Central Pacific, U.S. Military RR, and Western & Atlantic RR. $59. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale 19th century derrick car
Bachmann Trains HO scale 19th century derrick car
19th century derrick car. Canadian Pacific, Pennsylvania Lines, U.S. Military RR, and Virginia & Truckee. Crane is positionable. $59. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bowser Trains HO scale Pennsylvania RR class X32 50-foot boxcars
Bowser Trains HO scale Pennsylvania RR class X32 50-foot boxcars
Pennsylvania RR class X32 50-foot boxcars. Single-door boxcar: Pennsylvania RR: circle and shadow keystone). Double-door boxcar: Delaware & Hudson; Detroit & Mackinac; Detroit, Toledo & Ironton; Manufacturers Ry. Co.; Norfolk & Western; Northern Pacific; Oregon, Pacific & Eastern; Pennsylvania RR (shadow and circle keystone); Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia; Virginian Ry.; and Wabash. Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic models with metal wheels. $24.95. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com
ExactRail HO scale Greenville 7,100-cubic-foot-capacity auto parts boxcar
ExactRail HO scale Greenville 7,100-cubic-foot-capacity auto parts boxcar
Greenville 7,100-cubic-foot-capacity auto parts boxcar. New paint schemes: Conrail (with New York Central reporting marks in three road numbers and Penn Central repaint); Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (1973 as delivered); Norfolk & Western (1973 as delivered); Penn Central (1973 as delivered); and Western Pacific (1973 as delivered, seven numbers). Six road numbers per scheme unless noted. Wire grab irons and brake rods, CNC machined metal wheelsets, and Kadee no. 58 couplers. $44.99. Platinum line. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Moloco HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Topeka-built class BX-94 and BX-97 boxcars
Moloco HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Topeka-built class BX-94 and BX-97 boxcars
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Topeka-built class BX-94 and BX-97 boxcars. New run. BX-94: Mineral Brown with “Super Shock Control” slogan (one road number), 1989 repaint with 24” circle-cross herald, and red repaints (TS 12-77, 2-78, and 5-78). BX-97: 1988 Mineral Brown repaint (reporting marks only, three numbers) and red repaint (TS 5-78). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. $53 plus $9.99 shipping (free shipping for six or more cars). Available direct from manufacturer or select retailers. Moloco, www.molocotrains.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pennsylvania RR X58 class boxcars
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pennsylvania RR X58 class boxcars
Pennsylvania RR X58 class boxcars. Conrail (1978 X58A repaint in three road numbers and 1979 Lehigh Valley X58 restencil in one number), Lehigh Valley (1965 X58 with “LD” and “Insulated” stencils), Penn Central (1968 X58 repaint in three numbers and 1974 PRR X58A paintout in one number), Pennsylvania RR (1964 X58A with “LD” and “Cushioned Car” stencils). Six numbers per scheme unless noted; also available ready-to-run painted Conrail Red, PRR Freight Car Red, and PC Green but unlettered. Prototype-specific details, wire grab irons and “trombone-style” uncoupling levers, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 40-foot Association of American Railroads modified 1937 boxcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 40-foot Association of American Railroads modified 1937 boxcar
40-foot Association of American Railroads modified 1937 boxcar. Chicago & North Western; Lehigh Valley; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Soo Line; Southern Pacific; and Union Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Murphy panel roof, 5-5 Dreadnaught ends, and tab side sills. $24.98. February 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Russell snowplow
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Russell snowplow
Russell snowplow. New paint schemes: Canadian Pacific, Ontario Northland, and Pennsylvania RR. Steel or wood running boards as appropriate; hinged, positionable side wings in two styles with wire cross braces, and Bettendorf or roller bearing rear truck. $69.98. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
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Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (Montreal’s commuter agency) cab car and trailer
HO scale passenger cars
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

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Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet
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

Old-time passenger cars. Baggage, coach, and combine. Northern Central, Pennsylvania RR, and Western & Atlantic RR. Models feature rounded-end clerestory roof, metal wheels, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $33. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale American Car & Foundry 70-foot arched-roof baggage car
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale American Car & Foundry 70-foot arched-roof baggage car
American Car & Foundry 70-foot arched-roof baggage car. Baltimore & Ohio, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Illinois Central, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific. Newly tooled roof, turned metal wheels, and Proto-Max couplers. $69.98. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bar Mills Scale Model Works HO scale Goldie Electric Co.
Bar Mills Scale Model Works HO scale Goldie Electric Co.
HO scale structures
Goldie Electric Co. Two-building laser-cut wood kit with dry transfers, resin and metal details, forklift, and Woodland Scenics pickup truck. Footprint is 10” x 14”. $134.95. Available only direct from manufacturer. Bar Mills Scale Model Works, 207-929-3400, www.barmillsmodels.com
Spark Plug Lighthouse. Resin kit with pewter detail parts, one-piece rock (rip-rap) base casting, optional awning, and flashing light unit. $150. Crow River Products, 401-723-0065, www.crowriverproducts.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 9
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 9
Milwaukee Road substation no. 9. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction and cast insulators. Measures 7-1/2” x 6-3/4” x 7-1/2”. $185. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 12
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 12
Milwaukee Road substation no. 12. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction and cast insulators. Measures 11-1/2” x 7-1/2” x 6”. $195. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
Nick and Nora Designs HO scale Carbone’s Service Station
Nick and Nora Designs HO scale Carbone’s Service Station
Carbone’s Service Station. Laser-cut wood kit with Tichy Train Group doors and windows, laser-cut peel-and-stick shingles, and color signs. $65. Nick and Nora Designs, 302-229-6010, www.nickandnoradesigns.com
Nick and Nora Designs HO scale The Company House
Nick and Nora Designs HO scale The Company House
The Company House. Laser-cut wood kit with Tichy Train Group doors and windows, cast resin steps, and laser-cut porch railings. Footprint is 2-3/8” x 4”. Left- and right-hand versions available. $25 plus shipping. Nick and Nora Designs, 302-229-6010, www.nickandnoradesigns.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale brick church
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale brick church
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. Walthers Cornerstone. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Culver’s restaurant
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Culver’s restaurant
Culver’s restaurant. Injection-molded plastic kit with drive-through printed menu boards, factory-printed building logos and street sign, one-piece windows with frames printed in silver, three outdoor tables with umbrellas, separate trash receptacles, and air conditioner. $49.98. March 2017. Walthers Cornerstone. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Trackside post office
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Trackside post office
Trackside post office. Injection-molded plastic kit with rail and truck docks and decal signs. Measures 13-1/8” x 4-1/2” x 6-3/8”. $49.98. February 2017. Walthers Cornerstone. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale details and accessories
Illuminated River Point Station Ford F-250. Painted orange and yellow with 12 flashing light-emitting diodes. Can be operated on 9V to 12VDC only. $80. East Coast Circuits, 201-506-1448, www.eastcoastcircuits.com
East Coast Circuits HO scale Illuminated River Point Station Ford F-350 hi-rail trucks
East Coast Circuits HO scale Illuminated River Point Station Ford F-350 hi-rail trucks
Illuminated River Point Station Ford F-350 hi-rail trucks. Features 14 light-emitting diodes with four different light patterns, strobe-flashing headlights and taillights, four flashing grill lights, and slick top with six flashing lights. Can be operated on 9V to 12VDC only. Available lettered for several railroads and painted white but unlettered. $85. East Coast Circuits, 201-506-1448, www.eastcoastcircuits.com
Rapido Trains HO scale New Look Bus
Rapido Trains HO scale New Look Bus
New Look Bus. BC Transit, Boston/Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Connecticut Transit, DC Transit, Detroit Department of Street Railways, Los Angeles (Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Edmonton Transit, Ottawa OC Transpo, Pittsburgh (Port Authority), St. Louis (Bi-State), and Toronto Transit Commission (maroon). Standard and deluxe versions. Both versions have etched-metal interior stanchions, stamped-metal handrail, positionable front wheels, and grooved flooring. Deluxe version features interior lighting, working headlights and taillights, illuminated front destination sign, painted seatback handrails, and two-tone seats (where appropriate). Lighting requires 12V power supply (not included). Standard version, $49.95 (kit, $29.95); deluxe version, $69.95. Fall 2017. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
River Point Station HO scale Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks
River Point Station HO scale Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks
Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks. Single- and dual-rear wheel regular (short) cab versions. Multiple stock colors with a variety of trim levels; also available with commercial, municipal, and emergency graphics. Hi-rail versions lettered for BNSF Ry., Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. $21 to $23 each. River Point Station, an ITI Co., 401-467-6907, www.riverpointstation.com
Sea Port Model Works HO scale 53-foot tug/pilot/yacht
Sea Port Model Works HO scale 53-foot tug/pilot/yacht
53-foot tug/pilot/yacht. Craftsman kit with laser-cut wood superstructure, resin hull, and pewter and resin detail parts. Measures 7-1/4”. Waterline model, $89.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-926-8518, www.seaportmodelworks.com
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Sea Port Model Works HO scale 53-foot tug/pilot/yacht
53-foot tug/pilot/yacht. Craftsman kit with laser-cut wood superstructure, resin hull, and pewter and resin detail parts. Measures 7-1/4”. Full hull version, $10.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-926-8518, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 45-foot China International Marine Containers (CIMC) intermodal container
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 45-foot China International Marine Containers (CIMC) intermodal container
45-foot China International Marine Containers (CIMC) intermodal container. Antillean Line, China Shipping, CMA/CGM, Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, NYK Logistics, P&O Nedlloyd. One container number per scheme; also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic with separate door latch detail. $11.98. April 2017. Walthers SceneMaster. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Modern square lights. Single square modern parking lot light, $24.98. Double square modern parking lot light, $27.98. Modern short entrance light, $19.98. Wire with plug-and-socket or factory-installed leads as appropriate. Operate on 12VDC. Walthers SceneMaster. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Model Rectifier Corp. N scale 4-4-0 American steam locomotive
Model Rectifier Corp. N scale 4-4-0 American steam locomotive
N scale locomotives
4-4-0 American steam locomotive. Atlantic Coast Line; Baltimore & Ohio; Boston & Maine; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago & North Western; Louisville & Nashville; Minneapolis & St. Louis; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. One road number per scheme; also available painted black but unlettered. Five-pole Mashima motor with flywheel; metal boiler, chassis, and cylinders; separately applied metal handrails; factory-installed traction tire; and golden-white light-emitting diode headlight. Direct-current model, $269.98; with Digital Command Control and sound, $339.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
N scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry 4,600-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; General Chemical; Kansas City Southern; Louisville & Nashville; Soo Line; and Western Pacific. Three body styles (early high brake wheel, early low brake wheel, and post-1971). Round or trough hatch covers as appropriate, photo-etched running boards, 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry couplers. Single car, $29.98; three-pack, $84.98. N scale series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car. American Refrigerator Transit Co. (Missouri Pacific and Wabash heralds), Merchant’s Despatch, Pacific Fruit Express (Union Pacific and Southern Pacific heralds), Pure Carbonic Co., and Soo Line (URTX reporting marks). Metal wheels with non-magnetic axles and body-mounted E-Z Mate II couplers. $37. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Lowell Smith Signature Series N scale Great American Circus & Wild West Show Warren flatcar with tractor-trailer load
Lowell Smith Signature Series N scale Great American Circus & Wild West Show Warren flatcar with tractor-trailer load
Great American Circus & Wild West Show Warren flatcar with tractor-trailer load. Micro-Trains Warren flatcar and 40-foot trailer and Trainworx tractor. Flatcar features plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. $69. Lowell Smith Signature Series, www.lowellsmith.net
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale Gunderson Rail Services 70-foot Husky Stack well car
Micro-Trains Line Co. 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
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 60-foot heavyweight passenger cars
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 60-foot heavyweight passenger cars
N scale passenger cars
60-foot heavyweight passenger cars. Pre-production sample shown. Baggage car, coach, combine, Railway Post Office, and observation car. Based on Central RR of New Jersey and Chicago & North Western prototypes. Separately applied diaphragms and interior details. Road names, price, and release date to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 9
Custom Model Railroads N scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 9
N scale structures
Milwaukee Road substation no. 9. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction and cast insulators. Measures 4-1/2” x 4-1/4” x 4-1/2”. $110. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 12
Custom Model Railroads N scale Milwaukee Road substation no. 12
Milwaukee Road substation no. 12. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction and cast insulators. Measures 7” x 4-1/4” x 3-1/2”. $117. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
The N scale Architect Flatcar bridge
The N scale Architect Flatcar bridge
Flatcar bridge. Repurposed flatcar with photo-etched railings, two laser-cut concrete abutments, and three laser-cut wood trestle supports. Includes rail and road wood treadway options. $35.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com
Independent Brand Northwest Pears 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car produced by Atlas O, available from Lowell Smith Signature Series
Independent Brand Northwest Pears 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car produced by Atlas O, available from Lowell Smith Signature Series
O scale freight cars
Independent Brand Northwest Pears 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car. 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
Kadee Quality Products Co. O scale extended metal draft-gear boxes and lids
Kadee Quality Products Co. O scale extended metal draft-gear boxes and lids
O scale details and accessories
Extended metal draft-gear boxes and lids. For nos. 804, 805, 816, and 740-series couplers. Includes four pair extended metal draft-gear boxes, lids, and lid screws. $4.50. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Kadee Quality Products Co. O scale metal draft-gear boxes and lids
Kadee Quality Products Co. O scale metal draft-gear boxes and lids
Metal draft-gear boxes and lids. For nos. 804, 805, 816, and 740-series couplers. Includes four pair metal draft-gear boxes and lids. $3.75. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Sea Port Model Works O scale 24-foot steam launch
Sea Port Model Works O scale 24-foot steam launch
24-foot steam launch. Craftsman kit with resin hull, decking, and roof. Boiler and engine feature new pewter castings. Measures 5-7/8”. Waterline model, $79.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-926-8518, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Sea Port Model Works O scale 24-foot steam launch
Sea Port Model Works O scale 24-foot steam launch
24-foot steam launch. Craftsman kit with resin hull, decking, and roof. Boiler and engine with new pewter castings. Measures 5-7/8”. Full-hull model, $89.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-926-8518, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Z scale track
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

Electronics/controls
Full Throttle steam files. Includes new chuff sets, whistles, bells, rod clank, and drifting sounds, air pumps, open cylinder cocks, and other appliances. Heavy Load function button allows modelers to simulate a loaded or empty train. When button is pushed, motor will remain at a constant speed while the sound can be controlled independently with the throttle knob. By releasing the Drive Hold function button, speed and motion return to throttle control. ESU LLC, 866-591-6440, www.esu.eu/en

Select Direct Micro Digital Command Control and sound decoders. For narrow-bodied N scale diesel locomotives. Six lighting outputs. Number 73100: Retail version for retrofitting locomotives with sound and Digital Command Control produced before 2016. Number 73199: For upgrading direct-current locomotives also offered with factory ESU sound. $109.99 each. ESU LLC, 866-591-6440, www.esu.eu/en
Model Rectifier Corp. Loco Genie
Model Rectifier Corp. Loco Genie
Loco Genie. Wireless control system that allows multiple direct-current locomotives to run simultaneously on the same track. No programming or addressing necessary. Includes speed, sound, direction, and lighting control. Walk-around range of 70 feet. For Digital Command Control, Loco Genies works like a standard 28-function sound decoder with wireless control. Compatible with all scales and dead-rail systems. $79.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Elite Wireless
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy Elite Wireless
Prodigy Elite Wireless. Provides 10A of controlled power. Wireless handheld unit includes backlit display, direct configuration variable programming on the main while in operation, battery voltage display, and rechargeable batteries. Base unit features metal cabinet with liquid crystal display power meter, fast clock, and cooling fan. Wireless operating range of 60 feet. $698.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy WiFi
Model Rectifier Corp. Prodigy WiFi
Prodigy WiFi. Run Prodigy Digital Command Control wirelessly with Apple or Android smartphone. Requires WiFi module and an app. Can be used with up to eight smartphones. $119.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrec.com
Light-It decoder. Lighting decoder with built-in white light-emitting diode (can be disabled). Works with direct current and Digital Command Control. Up to three LEDs may be controlled separately. Includes built-in resistors. Functions as National Model Railroad Association signal decoder with 18 aspects. Each output individually dimmable. Fifteen-pack, $99.95. NCE Corp., 585-265-0230, www.ncedcc.com

Low-voltage modular light-emitting diode lighting. Simulate night, dawn, full daylight, or anything in between. Uses 4-1/2 watts per foot. Up to four preset scenes. Timing can be adjusted between scenes (up to 20 minutes). Can be controlled with Digital Command Control and NCE products. Starter set ($199.95) includes nine LED printed-circuit (PC) boards, connector cables, patch cables, power supply, and control panel. Extension set ($149.95) includes nine LED PC boards, connector cables, patch cables, and power supply. NCE Corp., 585-265-0230, www.ncedcc.com
RR-CirKits Inc. Tower-LCC
RR-CirKits Inc. Tower-LCC
Tower-LCC. General purpose 16-line I/O node. Features National Model Railroad Association CAN bus Layout Command Control (LCC) 16-line logic level interface. Each line may be used as an input and/or an output (up to six EventIDs per line). Powered directly from LCC bus connections (requires powered LCC bus [20 ma. bus load] plus I/O current). Onboard switching regulator provides 5V power for external interface modules. Includes internal logic elements. Compatible with Java Model Railroad Interface. Dual RJ45 connectors for LCC loop through connections. Dual 10-pin I/O connectors (+5V, Gnd, and 8 data lines per connector). Four light-emitting diode display status. $69.95. RR-CirKits Inc., 704-843-3769, www.rr-cirkits.com
SoundTraxx Econami 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder
SoundTraxx Econami 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder. Steam, electric, and four manufacturer-specific diesel versions. 1A with six function outputs. Designed to plug into models with NEM-compliant factory-installed motherboard. Features Hyperlight lighting effects, Hyperdrive2 advanced motor control, full-featured sound system, Dynamic Digital Exhaust, more than 50 sounds, and more than 20 lighting effects. Measures 30.5 x 15.5 x 6.5mm. $109.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
SoundTraxx Econami 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder
SoundTraxx Econami 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder
SoundTraxx Econami 21-pin NEM digital sound decoder. Steam and diesel versions. One amp with six function outputs. Designed to plug into models with NEM-compliant factory-installed motherboard. Features Hyperdrive2 advanced motor control, Hyperlight lighting effects, selectable 16-bit sound effects, and Flex-Map function mapping. Measures 30.5 x 15.5 x 6.5mm. $79.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.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 and mounting holes, two audio amplifiers, two speaker outputs, six 1A programmable light functions, and Audio Assist. Measures 3” x 1.4” x 5”. $199.95. Train Control Systems, 215-453-9145, www.tcsdcc.com
Wm. K. Walthers Static grass flocking
Wm. K. Walthers Static grass flocking
Scenery
Static grass flocking. Short fibers (approximately 1/16”): Brown, dark green, green blend, and yellow. Long fibers (approximately 3/32”): Dark green and green blend. Can be applied with Noch static grass applicators, grass dispenser bottle, or GrasMaster 2.0 (sold separately). 3-1/2-ounces, $11.98. March 2017. Walthers SceneMaster. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Chooch Enterprises double sided adhesive transfer tape
Chooch Enterprises double sided adhesive transfer tape
Scratchbuilding supplies
Double sided adhesive transfer tape. For bonding flat surfaces like wall sections or scenery. Adhesive sets permanently in one hour. 3-3/4” x 12” sheets. Four-pack, $9.99. Chooch Enterprises, 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com
Chooch Enterprises shake roof sheets
Chooch Enterprises shake roof sheets
Shake roof sheets. Factory-weathered flexible vinyl with peel-and-stick backing. Includes roof cap material. Small (HO and N scales), medium (HO), and large (HO and O scales). Sheets measure 3-3/4” x 12”. $12.99. Chooch Enterprises, 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com

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