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New model trains for the week of April 6, 2017

See the latest HO, N, and Z scale model railroading products announced this week!
Athearn Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Athearn Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. Missouri Pacific; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago & North Western; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; Illinois Central (black); and Union Pacific. Four road numbers per scheme. Road-number-specific details, wire grab irons, and detailed cab interior. Direct-current model with Quick Plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $169.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $269.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Athearn Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP7 and GP7B diesel locomotives
Athearn Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP7 and GP7B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP7 and GP7B diesel locomotives. GP7: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (pinstripe scheme, two road numbers) and Erie (Phase I in one number, Phase II in three numbers). GP7B: ATSF (two numbers). Also available undecorated (Phase I without dynamic brakes, II with and without dynamic brakes, and III with dynamic and non-dynamic brake hatches). Road-number-specific details, wire grab irons, and etched-metal detail parts. Direct-current model with Quick Plug (8- and 9-pin socket), $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound decoder, $289.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Electro-Motive Division SW1200 diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Heritage I); Canadian National (“wet noodle” herald); Denver & Rio Grande Western (speed lettering); Great Northern (Empire Builder scheme); Illinois Terminal (green and yellow); and New York, New Haven & Hartford (black and orange with white “NH” herald). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control); also available undecorated (DC only). Flexicoil or Association of American Railroads Type A truck sideframes with solid or roller bearings, sill- or hood-mounted handrails, and 600- or 930-gallon fuel tank. Direct-current model, $169.98; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select DCC sound decoder, $259.98. January 2018. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale freight cars
40-foot boxcar with Superior doors. Chicago & North Western (Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern reporting marks); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Colorado & Southern reporting marks); Monon (“The Hoosier Line” slogan); Reading Co. (“DF” stencil on door); Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans reporting marks); Toledo, Peoria & Western (“The Progressive Way” slogan); and Western Maryland (speed lettering). Three road numbers per scheme. Separately applied running board and brake wheel, Bettendorf trucks, and 33” metal wheels. $27.98. February 2018. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Drover’s caboose. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian Pacific; Denver & Rio Grande Western; New York Central; St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt); Union Pacific; and Virginia & Truckee. Two road numbers per scheme. Separately applied smoke jack and brake wheel, caboose trucks, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $29.98. February 2018. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Pullman-Standard 4,740-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (small circle-cross and Santa Fe Quality heralds); Chicago & North Western (blue Rock Island patchout); Great Northern (Big Sky Blue); Illinois Central (gray); Rock Island (blue with “Route Rock” lettering); Milwaukee Road (“America’s Resourceful Railroad placard); Northern Pacific (pre-merger green); and St. Louis-San Francisco (gray with billboard lettering). Three road numbers per scheme. Roller-bearing trucks, 36” metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $29.98. February 2018. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale aluminum coal gondola
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale aluminum coal gondola
Aluminum coal gondola. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern (black); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (fictional scheme); CSX; Detroit Edison; CIT Group (orange ends); and Pennsylvania Power & Light. Four road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body, weighted underframe, and removable coal load. $26.95. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Association of American Railroads 70-ton three-bay hopper
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Association of American Railroads 70-ton three-bay hopper
Association of American Railroads 70-ton three-bay hopper. New road numbers. Standard end: Burlington Northern (three-pack) and New York, New Haven & Hartford. Arched end: Central of Georgia (three-pack) and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac (three-pack). New paint schemes. Standard end: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (three-pack); Canadian National (three-pack) and Plateau Mining Co. Arched end: Donner-Hanna Coke Corp. Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Removable coal load, metal wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. Single car, $27.95; three-pack, $83.85. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Greenbrier (Gunderson) 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Pre-production samples shown.
Greenbrier (Gunderson) 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Pre-production samples shown.
Scene and photography by Ken J. Johnson
Greenbrier (Gunderson) 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Pre-production samples shown. Operator line: BNSF Ry. (twelve road numbers), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme and gray with Kansas City Southern Lines herald), CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific (CSX patchout with CMO reporting marks). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. Rivet Counter line: Arkansas-Oklahoma Ry. (six numbers), BNSF Ry. (Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; and Northern Pacific heritage cars in one number each; with post-2005 herald in 18 numbers plus unnumbered), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme in 12 numbers plus unnumbered), Union Pacific (gray with “Building America” slogan in 12 numbers, CSX patchout with CMO reporting marks in six numbers). Operator line models ($25.99) feature simplified underbody brake rigging details, .110” metal wheels, and simplified lettering and printing. Rivet Counter line models ($39.99) have four body styles, two hatch types, and factory-applied grab irons. October 2017. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
HO scale passenger cars
34-foot old-time Overton passenger cars. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian Pacific; Denver & Rio Grande Western; New York Central; and Union Pacific. Injection-molded plastic models with RP-25 contour metal wheels, body-mounted McHenry scale couplers, and clear window glazing. Coach, $29.98; four-car set (baggage, coach, railway post office, and observation car), $114.98. February 2018. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Menards HO scale locomotive maintenance shed
Menards HO scale locomotive maintenance shed
HO scale structures
Locomotive maintenance shed. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features backlit sign with 30 interchangeable railroad heralds, two exterior lights, interior lighting, trees and shrubs, two workers, and Jack the German Shepherd. Lighting requires 4.5-volt power source (sold separately). Measures 6-1/8” x 11-7/8” x 3-1/2”. $49.99 plus shipping (free shipping to your local Menards store). Menards, www.menards.com
Menards HO scale train station
Menards HO scale train station
Train station. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features 16 figures, trashcans, luggage, crates, more than 30 light-emitting diodes, Allentown announcement board, and Jack the German Shepherd. Includes grass- and gravel-covered base with trees and shrubs. Lighting requires 4.5-volt power source (sold separately). Measures 5-3/4” x 12-3/4” x 3-1/4”. $69.99 plus shipping (free shipping to your local Menards store). Menards, www.menards.com
Modern concrete warehouse. Injection-molded plastic kit with industrial electric meters and junction box, four roof-mounted air conditioners, alternate doors and windows, and truck and railcar loading docks with weather bellows. Measures 16-5/8” x 8-3/8” x 5-11/16”. $49.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

HO scale details and accessories
20-foot bevel intermodal container. American President Line, China Shipping, CMA CGM, Cronos, GE Seaco, Maersk, PIL, TEX, Touax, Tropical, and Xines. Three-pack, $29.98. February 2018. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

HVAC unit. Kit includes parts for eight units (four each of two styles). Can be used to model roof- or ground-mounted equipment. $14.98. June 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Modern electrical gear kit. Includes parts to build 90 items, including six kinds of transformer cabinets, above ground cable access boxes, electrical cabinets with meters, residential electric meters, and gas meters with optional mounting brackets. $14.98. June 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Modern guard shack. Injection-molded plastic kit with chain link fence, sliding gate, security cameras, floodlights, entry keypads, traffic signals, and two sizes of speed bumps. Cameras, lights, keypads, and traffic signals are all non-operating. $29.98. June 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Security details. Package includes 86 details, including sliding gate kit; non-operating security cameras, floodlights, entry keypads, traffic signals, and spotlights; protection posts; post-mounted call boxes, and more. $14.98. June 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Truck and rail scale kit. Includes two non-operating below ground “weigh in motion” track scales, two truck scales with overhead sign and non-working readout, and two scale houses (one each large and small). $24.98. June 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
N scale locomotives
2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian Pacific; Denver & Rio Grande Western; New York Central; and Union Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme. Separately applied handrails, bell, whistle, and safety valves; coined metal drive rods; and split, die-cast metal chassis with all-driver electrical pickup. $149.98. February 2018. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
N scale freight cars
36-foot old-time double-sheathed refrigerator cars. American Refrigerator Transit Co., Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch, Pacific Fruit Express (Southern Pacific herald), Grand Union Food Markets, Mathieson Dry Ice, and Schlitz Beer (Union Refrigerator Transit Co.). Three road numbers per scheme. Separately applied brake wheel and running board, molded truss rods with turnbuckles, and screw-mounted trucks. $22.98. February 2018. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Seaboard Air Line. 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. New paint scheme: Illinois Central. Three road numbers (one with Operation Lifesaver logo). 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
Z scale freight cars
Greenville 7,100-cubic-foot-capacity 60-foot double-plug-door boxcar. Detroit, Toledo & Ironton. Metal wheels and AutoLatch couplers. Single car and four-pack. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
Decals
Assorted decals. BNSF Ry. American Car & Foundry 2,970-cubic-foot-capacity Center Flow covered hopper (O scale $8.50). BNSF Ry. post-2005 herald, road numbers, and stripes (O scale $12.95). New Jersey Transit ALP-46 locomotive (HO scale $8.25, N $6.75). Microscale Industries, 714-593-1422, www.microscale.com
Accurail HO Gardner Motor Co. 36- and 40-foot double-sheathed boxcars custom-decorated for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society.
Accurail HO Gardner Motor Co. 36- and 40-foot double-sheathed boxcars custom-decorated for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society.
Club offerings
Gardner Motor Co. 36- and 40-foot double-sheathed boxcars. Accurail HO scale kits custom-decorated for the Illini Chapter of the Professional Car Society. Kits include plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. $21.98 each. Shipping is $7.15 for one car or $9.50 for two or more cars to United States addresses, $15.50 for any number of cars to Canada, and $23 for any number of cars to other countries. Illini Chapter PCS, 918 W. Colfax St., Palatine, IL 60067
Bowser HO scale Rhode Island & Massachusetts RR 40-foot boxcar custom-decorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club
Bowser HO scale Rhode Island & Massachusetts RR 40-foot boxcar custom-decorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club
Rhode Island & Massachusetts RR 40-foot boxcar. Bowser HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club. Four road numbers. $18 plus $7 shipping (covers two cars). Rhode Island residents must add 7 percent sales tax. Send check (payable to PNMRR Club) to PNMRR Club, c/o 26 Glendale Dr., West Warwick, RI 02893. Credit card orders accepted online at www.providencenorthern.org

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