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2017 National Train Show report, part 1

The 2017 National Train Show was held August 4-6 in Orlando. Here are some of the items that were on display at the show. You’ll find additional model railroading products in part 2 of the 2017 National Train Show report. You can also watch video highlights of the show.
Athearn Trains HO scale Altoona, Pa.,-rebuilt SD60E diesel locomotive
Athearn Trains HO scale Altoona, Pa.,-rebuilt SD60E diesel locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Altoona, Pa.,-rebuilt SD60E diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern with Crescent cab. Four road numbers, including “Honoring First Responders.” Detailed cab interior, standard cab roof or Positive Train Control antenna array as appropriate, and railroad-specific long-hood detail. Direct-current model, $219.98; with SoundTraxx Digital Command Control sound decoder, $309.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
Bachmann Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive. Baltimore & Ohio; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Pennsylvania RR; Southern Pacific; and Union Pacific. All-wheel drive, operating headlights, E-Z Mate Mark II couplers, and SoundTraxx Sound Value diesel locomotive sound package. $239. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale General Electric Tier 4 Evolution series diesel locomotive
InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale General Electric Tier 4 Evolution series diesel locomotive
General Electric Tier 4 Evolution series diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (ET44C4), Canadian National (EF-644t), CSX (ET44AH), Norfolk Southern (ET44AC, four road numbers), and Union Pacific (C45AH). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. Railroad-specific details, rotating bearing caps, and flange lubricator and traction motor detail. ESU Digital Command Control motor decoder (no sound), $199.95; with ESU LokSound DCC sound decoder, $299.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com
InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Illinois Central Paducah, Ky.,-rebuilt GP10 diesel locomotive
InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Illinois Central Paducah, Ky.,-rebuilt GP10 diesel locomotive
Illinois Central Paducah, Ky.,-rebuilt GP10 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Bloomer Line (two numbers), Arizona & Eastern (Genesee & Wyoming scheme, two road numbers), Carlton Trail Ry. (four numbers), Central Kansas Ry. (Okanagan Valley Ry. patchout, two numbers), Gulf & Mississippi (one number), Hudson Bay Ry. (one number), Louisiana & Delta (Genesee & Wyoming scheme, one number), Okanagan Valley Ry. (three numbers), RaiLink (one number), and Winchester & Western (with and without ditch lights, one number). Railroad-specific details, die-cast metal frame, and Kadee couplers. ESU motor-only Digital Command Control decoder, $199.95; with ESU LokSound Select Digital Command Control and sound decoder, $289.95. December 2017/January 2018. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com
Märklin Inc. HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A diesel locomotive
Märklin Inc. HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division F7A diesel locomotive. Ontario Northland. Features mfx+ digital decoder with sound, traction tires, separately applied metal grab irons, and warm white light-emitting-diode headlights. Headlights, illuminated number boxes, and classification lights work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. $349.99. Märklin Inc., 573-365-9522, www.marklin.com
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive with oil tender
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive with oil tender
Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive with oil tender. Pre-production sample shown. Features mfx+ digital decoder with sound (speaker in tender), six powered axles, traction tires, separately applied metal grab irons, space for two smoke generators (not included) and articulated frame. Light-emitting-diode headlight, backup light on tender, number boxes, and marker lights. Headlight, backup light, and contact for smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Includes wood case. $799.99. Märklin Inc., 573-365-9522, www.marklin.com
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Southern Pacific class AC-6 Cab-Forward steam locomotive
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Southern Pacific class AC-6 Cab-Forward steam locomotive
Southern Pacific class AC-6 Cab-Forward steam locomotive. Modern and original cabs. Two road numbers each. Die-cast metal construction, light-emitting-diode lighting, synchronized puffing smoke, and five-pole skew-wound motor with flywheel. Features Proto-Sound 3.0 sound and command control with 28 Digital Command Control features, including speed mapping, function mapping, and advanced consisting. Additional features are accessible using MTH’s Digital Command System. Can be operated in analog mode with any 16V or higher DC power supply. $599.95. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive with oil tender. Includes digital decoder with sound (speaker in tender), six powered axles, traction tires, space for two smoke generators (not included), and articulated frame. Warm white light-emitting-diode headlights, backup light on tender, and number boxes. Headlight, backup light, and contact for smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Includes wood case. $799.99. Trix Trains, 573-365-9522, www.trixtrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Plymouth ML-8 industrial switcher
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Plymouth ML-8 industrial switcher
Plymouth ML-8 industrial switcher. New paint schemes: American Revolution Bicentennial, Burlington Northern, and painted but unlettered in five colors. Die-cast metal underframe and hood, three-point suspension system, and see-through etched-metal radiator grill. Direct-current model, $99.98; with ESU Control-Only decoder with built-in capacitor for Digital Command Control, $149.98. November 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars
Atlas HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars. Pre-production sample shown.
HO scale freight cars
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Super Shock Control A Smoother Ride” lettering) and BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald). Twelve road numbers per scheme. Prototypical ride height, 100-ton trucks, and 36” metal wheels. Price to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale caboose
Bachmann Trains HO scale caboose
Bay-window caboose. Erie, Baltimore & Ohio, New York Central, Nickel Plate Road, and Union Pacific. Model features new and existing tooling, see-through running board, ladder, prototype-specific bay window, metal wheels, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $59. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale American Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcar
Bachmann Trains HO scale American Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcar
American Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcar. Greenville & Northern Ry., Burlington Northern, Canadian National, CSX, and Railbox. Track-powered (DC and Digital Command Control) flashing rear end device, positionable doors, metal wheels, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $52. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
East Coast Railroads HO scale Magor Car/American Car & Foundry 36-foot three-window double-sheathed caboose
East Coast Railroads HO scale Magor Car/American Car & Foundry 36-foot three-window double-sheathed caboose
Magor Car/American Car & Foundry 36-foot three-window double-sheathed caboose. Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) in two road numbers and Seaboard Air Line (Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia divisions and Hamlet, N.C. Terminal in one number each; North and South Florida divisions in two numbers each). Single car, $79.95; two-pack, $139.95. East Coast Railroads, 919-322-5003, www.eastcoastrailroads.com


 

Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) 41-foot Association of American Railroads steel gondola. Two road numbers. Injection-molded plastic kit with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. $18.95 each. Produced by Accurail, available exclusively from East Coast Railroads, 919-322-5003, www.eastcoastrailroads.com
East Coast Railroads HO scale Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
East Coast Railroads HO scale Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Four new road numbers. Injection-molded plastic kit with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. $21.95 each. Produced by Accurail, available exclusively from East Coast Railroads, 919-322-5003, www.eastcoastrailroads.com
ExactRail HO scale Southern Pacific Thrall-built class G-100-22 gondola
ExactRail HO scale Southern Pacific Thrall-built class G-100-22 gondola
Southern Pacific Thrall-built class G-100-22 gondola. Nine road numbers. Wire grab irons, brake rods, brake cylinder lever hangers, and tie downs; CNC-machined wheels and axles; and Kadee no. 158 couplers. $44.99. Platinum series. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 50-foot mechanical refrigerator car with exterior posts
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 50-foot mechanical refrigerator car with exterior posts
50-foot mechanical refrigerator car with exterior posts. Burlington Refrigerator Express, Canadian Pacific, Erie Lackawanna, Milwaukee Road, Pacific Fruit Express (late with Union Pacific and Southern Pacific heralds), and Santa Fe Refrigerated Despatch. Also available undecorated. All-new tooling based on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy prototype. Diagonal-panel roof with separate exhaust stack, see-through running boards, and Proto-Max couplers. $27.98. November 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Jordan spreader
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Jordan spreader
Jordan spreader. Preproduction model shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; BNSF Ry.; Canadian Pacific; maintenance of way (gray); Pennsylvania RR; Southern Pacific; and Union Pacific. Also available painted yellow but unlettered and as undecorated kit. New model with factory-installed grab irons, railroad-specific details, and positionable wings and moldboards with metal hinges. $89.98. February 2018. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well car
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well car
Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well car. Pre-production model shown. TTX 53000-series with two logo variations and DTTX 745000-series. All new model with die-cast metal frame; separate deck-mounted brake detail with piping, IBC storage boxes, and walkways; and 33” turned metal wheelsets. $29.98. February 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Trinity 3,281-cubic-foot-capacity two-bay covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Trinity 3,281-cubic-foot-capacity two-bay covered hopper
Trinity 3,281-cubic-foot-capacity two-bay covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown. CSX Transportation, First Union Rail (WSOX reporting marks), General American, Norfolk Southern, Trinity Industries Leasing, and Union Pacific (CMO reporting marks). New tooling with separately applied brake gear, discharge gates, inlet hatches, and end ladder cages; see-through running board, and 36” turned-metal wheelsets. $27.98. December 2017. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale passenger cars
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe lightweight business cars. Railroad-built cars: 3800-3939-series economy baggage. American Car & Foundry-built cars: 3453-3466-series baggage car. Budd-built cars: 500-series dome lounge, 1347-1349 bar lounge, director’s cars Santa Fe and Topeka (1976 and 1990 rebuilds), director’s dome no. 60, theater inspection car no. 89, and track inspection car William Barstow Strong. Pullman-Standard-built cars: business car Santa Fe; director’s cars Atchison (1975 and 1988 rebuilds), John S. Reed, and Mountainair; director diner no. 61; director’s lounge no. 62; and diner Fred Harvey. Factory-painted and lettered brass models. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
1992 Santa Fe Employee Recognition Special. American Car & Foundry baggage car SBRHS 3453; ATSF economy baggage car no. 77; Budd diner Fred Harvey; Budd lounge no. 62; American Car & Foundry 4-bedroom, 4-compartment, and 2-drawing- room sleepers Regal Crest and Regal Hunt; and Budd theater-track inspection car William Barstow Strong. Add-on cars are 4-4-2 sleepers Regal Lane, Regal Lark, Regal Manor, and Regal Spa. Factory-painted and lettered brass models. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
Rio Grande Zephyr. Budd Vista Dome coaches Silver Bronco and Silver Pony, Budd Vista Dome coaches with conductor window Silver Colt and Silver Mustang, Budd 48-seat diner Silver Banquet, Budd Vista Dome-lounge-observation Silver Sky, 48-seat coach Silver Pine, and Pullman-Standard baggage-dorm-combine. Add-on cars are Budd baggage Silver Antelope, Budd 48-seat coach Silver Aspen, Budd Vista Dome-lounge-cafe Silver Shop, and steam generator/power car no. 253. Factory-painted and lettered brass models with detailed interiors. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
Union Pacific 1954 Portland Rose. Modernized heavyweight baggage car; American Car & Foundry 30-foot Railway Post Office; modernized heavyweight coach; modernized heavyweight coach with one vestibule; modernized heavyweight diner; modernized heavyweight dormitory club; lightweight 6-section, 6-compartment, 4-bedroom sleeper; heavyweight 10-section, 1-compartment, 2-bedroom sleeper; and heavyweight 10-section, 1-compartment, 1-bedroom sleeper. Train Nos. 17 and 18 feature different car numbers and names. Four-car add-on set and separate cars also available. Factory-painted and lettered brass models with detailed interiors. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
HO scale structures
Omaha, Neb., diesel repair shop kit. Cast urethane and laser-cut parts. Price to be announced. Summer 2018. Altoona Model Works, 814-793-7016, www.altoonamodelworks.net
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale UPS hub with customer center
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale UPS hub with customer center
UPS hub with customer center. Injection-molded plastic kit. Tip-up style structure and be built in multiple configurations. Includes truck and railcar docks with weather bellows. $69.98. November 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale The UPS Store
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale The UPS Store
The UPS Store. Injection-molded plastic kit with separate printed sign and two UPS drop boxes. $39.98. February 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale assorted structures
Woodland Scenics HO scale tin shack
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
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Woodland Scenics HO scale double decker trailer home
Double-decker trailer home. Factory-assembled and painted structure with window air conditioner; flickering TV; separate picnic table, garbage can, and propane tank; and factory-installed light-emitting diodes (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $74.99. September 2017. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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Woodland Scenics HO scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home
Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features large front deck with awning, trash can, TV antenna, window air conditioner unit, printed interior, and two light-emitting-diode lights (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $74.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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Woodland Scenics HO scale H&H Feed Mill
H&H Feed Mill. Factory-painted and weathered structure with printed interior, back and side docks, cyclone vent above truck dump pit, and interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lights (compatible with Just Plug lighting system). $131.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures series. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Pritchard Patent Product Co. Ltd. (Peco) HO scale No. 6 crossing
Pritchard Patent Product Co. Ltd. (Peco) HO scale No. 6 crossing
HO scale track
No. 6 crossing. Code 83 nickel silver rail and plastic ties with wood grain detail. Unifrog format (frog tip is metal, but isolated from the remaining frog, so it operates like an Insulfrog. The polarity of the frog tip can be changed by linking the factory-welded wire attached to the bottom of the frog to a changeover switch or microswitch). Crossing angle is 9.5 degrees. Priced to be announced. Pritchard Patent Product Co. Ltd. (Peco), +44 0 1297 21542, www.peco-uk.com
Athearn Trains HO scale Wabash 53-foot plate trailer
Athearn Trains HO scale Wabash 53-foot plate trailer
HO scale details and accessories
Wabash 53-foot plate trailer. Paint schemes to be announced. Vinyl tires, positionable bogie, and printed mud flaps. $29.98. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 45-foot intermodal containers
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 45-foot intermodal containers. Pre-production sample shown.
45-foot intermodal containers. Maersk, Matson, Sea Castle, and Triton. Two three-packs per name. $42.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale Track-powered flashing rear end device
Bachmann Trains HO scale Track-powered flashing rear end device
Track-powered flashing rear end device. Replace one truck and coupler on a Bachmann freight car with this assembly (may also be compatible with other brands). Operates on direct current and Digital Command Control. $24. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
East Coast Circuits HO scale custom lighted hazmat fire truck
East Coast Circuits HO scale custom lighted hazmat fire truck
Custom lighted vehicle. Walthers SceneMaster hazmat fire truck. Features headlights, bumper lights, and taillights that flash in alternating pattern; 12 scene lights; front light bar; hazard lights; side blue strobe; four red side strobes; four red rear strobes; and two rear blue strobes. 9V to 12V DC. $90. SceneMaster heavy-duty fire engine and heavy-duty fire department ladder truck also available lighted, $85 each. East Coast Circuits, www.eastcoastcircuits.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Assorted UPS International 4900-series vehicles
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Assorted UPS International 4900-series vehicles
Assorted UPS International 4900-series vehicles. Single-axle semi-tractor, dual-axle semi-tractor, and single-axle box van. Bow tie shield logo and modern shield logo. $11.98 each. September 2017. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale assorted UPS trailers and intermodal containers
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale assorted UPS trailers and intermodal containers
Assorted UPS trailers and intermodal containers. 26-foot drop-floor trailer (“United Parcel Service” lettering and modern shield logo with “UPS Freight” lettering), two-pack, $27.98. 28-foot intermodal container and chassis (UPSU and modern shield logo), two-pack, $27.98. 40-foot Trailmobile trailer (“United Parcel Service” lettering), two-pack, $29.98. 45-foot Stoughton trailer (UPSZ reporting marks and modern shield logo), two-pack, $34.98. 48-foot Stoughton trailer (UPSZ marks and modern shield logo), two-pack, $34.98. 53-foot corrugated-side container (modern shield logo), $12.98. 53-foot Stoughton trailer (modern shield logo and modern shield logo with “UPS Freight” lettering), two-pack, $34.98. November 2017 through February 2018. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
UPS delivery personnel with handcart. $17.98. January 2018. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale UPS package cars
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale UPS package cars
UPS package cars. Bow tie shield logo and modern shield logo. $11.98. January 2018. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division GP39-2 diesel locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division GP39-2 diesel locomotive

N scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division GP39-2 diesel locomotive. Pre-production sample shown. Wisconsin & Southern (35th anniversary); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; CSX; Delaware & Hudson; Portland & Western; and Reading Co. Golden white light-emitting-diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, and Accumate couplers. Models with speaker (no sound) and versions with ESU LokSound Digital Command Control and sound decoder (with Full Throttle feature) will be offered. Models with DCC include RailCom and RailComPlus with 14, 28, and 128 speed steps and two- or four-digit addressing. Release date and price to be announced. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Bachmann Trains N scale Electro-Motive Division SD9 diesel locomotive
Bachmann Trains N scale Electro-Motive Division SD9 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD9 diesel locomotive. Pre-production sample shown. Denver & Rio Grande Western; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; Norfolk & Western; Pennsylvania RR; and Southern Pacific. Model features new and existing tooling and SoundTraxx Sound Value diesel locomotive sound package. $249. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
InterMountain Railway Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive
InterMountain Railway Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (Mt. Rushmore 50th anniversary engine in one road number, with road name spelled out in three numbers); Alabama & Gulf Coast (two numbers); CP Rail System (dual-flags scheme); First Union (Burlington Northern patchout, six numbers); Marquette Rail (blue-and-yellow scheme in one number Genesee & Wyoming scheme in two numbers); Milwaukee Road; Norfolk Southern (high short hood); and Union Pacific (Missouri Pacific-style lettering). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Die-cast metal frame, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and light-emitting-diode headlights. Direct-current model, $139.95; with ESU LokPilot Micro Slide-in for Digital Command Control (no sound), $189.95; and ESU LokSound Micro Slide-in for DCC and sound, $249.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division FP7 and F7B diesel locomotives
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division FP7 and F7B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division FP7 and F7B diesel locomotives. Pre-production sample shown. Milwaukee Road (Olympian Hiawatha service). FP7 features new mechanism. F7B has new shell with winterization hatch. FP7-F7B direct-current set, $190; single direct-current FP7, $110. Alternate number boards for FP7 (nos. 90A and 95C), $3. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale Union Pacific early water tender set (Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson)
ScaleTrains.com N scale Union Pacific early water tender set (Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson)
Union Pacific early water tender set. Welded seams, handbrake housing with wheel and chain, uncoupling levers, train line hoses, brake beam details, 36” metal wheels, directional lighting, and Type E couplers. $69.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale UPP no. 809 (Jim Adams) and UPP no. 814 (Joe Jordan). (Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson)
ScaleTrains.com N scale UPP no. 809 (Jim Adams) and UPP no. 814 (Joe Jordan). (Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson)
Union Pacific steam excursion water tender set. UPP no. 809 (Jim Adams) and UPP no. 814 (Joe Jordan). Commonwealth three-axle trucks, brake beam detail, different weld seam locations and riveted end access plates for each tender, and roof equipment boxes. Number 809 has American flag printed on separate metal placard. $69.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale Union Pacific tenders
ScaleTrains.com N scale Union Pacific tenders
Union Pacific tenders. 24C gas-turbine electric tender (Union Pacific steam excursion), 23C fuel tender (unnumbered), and 24C fuel tender (unnumbered). Models feature 36” machined metal wheels, plastic semi-scale Type E couplers, and directional lighting. $37.99 each. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars
N scale freight cars
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-177 boxcars. Pre-production sample shown. BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald) and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Super Shock Control A Smoother Ride” lettering). Twelve road numbers per scheme. Prototypical ride height, 100-ton trucks, and 36” metal wheels. Price to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bachmann Trains N scale 24-foot high-side ore car
Bachmann Trains N scale 24-foot high-side ore car
24-foot high-side ore car. Pennsylvania RR (black and Tuscan Red); CP Rail; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; and Union Pacific. New tooling. $33. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale assorted boxcars
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale assorted boxcars
Assorted boxcars. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio 50-foot modernized boxcar, $25.90. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 50-foot modernized plug-door boxcar, $23.70. Denver & Rio Grande Western modernized 50-foot double-door boxcar, $29.60. Models feature etched-metal crossover platforms, plastic wheelsets, and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Kato USA N scale Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha nine-car set
Kato USA N scale Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha nine-car set
N scale passenger equipment
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha nine-car set. Pre-production sample shown. Baggage-dormitory; two 48-seat coaches; Super Dome lounge; diner; 14-section Touralux sleeper (Mount St. Helens); two 10-roomette, six-double-bedroom sleepers (Lake Pewaukee and Lake Oconomowoc); and 8-double-bedroom lounge-observation (Coffee Creek). Cars equipped with low-flange wheels and Kato knuckle couplers. Optional interior lighting kit sold separately. Super Dome and lounge-observation car will have maroon interiors and flush window glazing. $280. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Woodlands Scenics N scale assorted structures
Woodlands Scenics N scale work shed
N scale 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
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Woodland Scenics N scale double decker trailer home
Double-decker trailer home. Factory-assembled and painted structure with window air conditioner; flickering TV; separate picnic table, garbage can, and propane tank; and factory-installed light-emitting diodes (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $54.99. September 2017. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics N scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home
Woodland Scenics N scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home
Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features large front deck with awning, trash can, TV antenna, window air conditioner unit, printed interior, and two light-emitting-diode lights (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $54.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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Woodland Scenics N scale H&H Feed Mill
H&H Feed Mill. Factory-painted and weathered structure with printed interior, back and side docks, cyclone vent above truck dump pit, and interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lights (compatible with Just Plug lighting system). $85.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures series. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 45-foot intermodal containers
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 45-foot intermodal containers
N scale details and accessories
45-foot intermodal containers. TPre-production sample shown. Triton, Maersk, Matson, and Sea Castle. Two three-packs per name. $36.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale 33” metal wheels
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale 33” metal wheels
33” metal wheels. Chemically blackened with detail on face and back. Mounted on plastic axles. Manufactured to National Model Railroad Association RP-25 standards. Twelve-pack, $11.95; 60-pack, $52.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Bachmann Trains O scale Derrick car
Bachmann Trains O scale Derrick car
O scale freight cars
Derrick car. On30. Durango & Silverton, White Pass & Yukon, and maintenance of way (gray, oxide red, and yellow). Model features new and existing tooling, positionable boom, metal wheels, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $99. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Woodland Scenics O scale assorted structures
Woodland Scenics O scale wood shack
O scale 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
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Woodland Scenics HO scale double decker trailer home
Double-decker trailer home. Factory-assembled and painted structure with window air conditioner; flickering TV; separate picnic table, garbage can, and propane tank; and factory-installed light-emitting diodes (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $94.99. September 2017. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics O scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer hom
Woodland Scenics O scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer hom
Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features large front deck with awning, trash can, TV antenna, window air conditioner unit, printed interior, and two light-emitting-diode lights (designed for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $94.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics O scale H&H Feed Mill
Woodland Scenics O scale H&H Feed Mill
H&H Feed Mill. Factory-painted and weathered structure with printed interior, back and side docks, cyclone vent above truck dump pit, and interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lights (compatible with Just Plug lighting system). $249.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures series. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics O scale Old Homestead
Woodland Scenics O scale Old Homestead
Old homestead. Factory-painted and weathered structure with printed interior; rusty propane tank; old barrels; and six separate accessories, including an outhouse, mailbox, and water pump. Includes two interior light-emitting diodes and one porch light. Lights are compatible with Just Plug Lighting System. $139.99. Built-&-Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Azatrax Pickle Fork Railroad back-and-forth automatic shuttle control circuit
Azatrax Pickle Fork Railroad back-and-forth automatic shuttle control circuit
Electronics/controls
Pickle Fork Railroad back-and-forth automatic shuttle control circuit. For direct-current powered trains and trolleys. Includes built-in infrared sensing. Circuit board measures 2.9” x 3.6”. PFRR-2W is for switch machines that have two control wires (Kato, Tortoise by Circuitron, and Switch Tender). PFRR-3W is for switch machines with three control wires (Atlas, Bachmann, and Peco). PFRR-2W: $59 (no IR sensors), $62 (one IR sensor set), $66 (two IR sensor sets), $69 (three IR sensor sets), and $73 (four IR sensor sets). PFRR-3W: $64 (no IR sensors), $67 (one IR sensor set), $71 (two IR sensor sets), $74 (three IR sensor sets), and $78 (four IR sensor sets). Azatrax, 303-678-4593, www.azatrax.com
Stand-alone simple signal circuit. Operates light-emitting-diode-based common anode signals in any scale. Provides single-track bi-directional operation. Photo cell sensor detection. Low-light operation and self adjusting. Has ability to daisy chain additional circuits. Interlocking features dual-head signals. Includes built-in add-on pins for future expansion. Operates from 9V to 14V AC, DC, or Digital Command Control. Single unit, $59.99; three-pack, $169.99; six-pack, $299.99. N.J. International, 813-406-4288, www.njinternational.com
SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar digital sound decoder
SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar digital sound decoder
Tsunami SoundCar digital sound decoder. Updated decoder features eight new air horns and whistles, two new bells, and BeastBanter (cattle and sheep sound effects). Also includes adjustable rail-joint clack, customizable generator, brake sounds, coupler crash, and more. Decoder has four function outputs for interior and exterior lights and is easily connected to SoundTraxx CurrentKeeper. Limited edition bonus pack includes free speaker and baffle kit. $59.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 TSU-4400 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 TSU-4400 digital sound decoders
Tsunami2 TSU-4400 digital sound decoders. Steam locomotives; Alco, Baldwin and others, Electro-Motive Division, and General Electric diesel locomotives; and electric locomotives. Measures 69 x 30.5 x 14mm. Four amp maximum motor stall current, six function outputs, and 100mA maximum function current (each output). Three watt, 8-ohm load audio amplifier. Digital Command Control track voltage range 7.5V to 26V. $179.95 each. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
Walthers Layout Control System
Walthers servo-based slow-motion switch unit
Walthers Layout Control System. Servo-based slow-motion switch unit, $24.98. Power distribution block, $11.98. Dual-color light-emitting diode (LED) fascia turnout controller with drill template, $9.98. Dual-color LED fascia crossover controller with drill template, $16.98. Dual-color LED accessory controller with drill template, $9.98. Control system turnout drill set, $11.98. 2A, 12V filtered DC power supply, $19.98. For use with direct current and Digital Command Control. Expandable system features mix-and-match components and remote control servo-style wiring with connectors (no cutting or soldering needed). For Z, N, HO, S, and O scales. February 2018. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
LARC Products Railroad Graphics Albums
LARC Products Railroad Graphics Albums
Scenery
Railroad Graphics Albums. Volumes 1 through 5 are archived on one DVD, Volume 6 is offered on a CD. Collection features more than 5,000 images, including 900 backdrop kits; hundreds of background buildings; thousands of signs; ad posters; billboards; brick, block, and stone sheets; roofing sheets; window dressings; and more. Images are sizable for any scale. Compatible with home computers and standard color printers. Show special, $49.95 (regular price, $69.95). LARC Products, www.larcproducts.com
Chooch Enterprises blasted rock walls
Chooch Enterprises blasted rock walls
Blasted rock walls. Blasted rock, blasted limestone, and blasted sandstone. Factory-weathered flexible vinyl sheets. Can be cut with scissors or razor knife. Attach with hot glue or Chooch peel-and-stick adhesive (sold separately). Sheets measure approximately 3-3/4” x 11-1/2”. $12.99. Chooch Enterprises, 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com
Woodland Scenics Deep Pour Water
Woodland Scenics Deep Pour Water
Deep Pour Water. Clear and murky. Non-shrinking water material. Dries hard and won’t crack. Can be used with other Woodland Scenics Water System products. $29.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Dust Dabber. Safely removes dust, dirt, and debris from water features. Can also be used on solid surfaces around scenes. 5.64 ounces, $5.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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Woodland Scenics Surface Water
Surface Water. Water Waves and Water Ripples. Water Waves can be used to create splashes, waves, and rapids. Water Ripples simulates ripples and windswept surfaces. Both materials go on and dry clear. Four fluid ounces, $15.99 each. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics Water Tint
Woodland Scenics Water Tint
Water Tint. Murky, Moss Green, Navy Blue, Olive Drab, Sage Green, Turquoise, and Yellow Silt. Formulated to represent colors on the Forel-Ule Scale. Can be added to Deep Pour Water, Realistic Water, and Surface Water. Two fluid ounces, $5.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics Water Undercoat
Woodland Scenics Water Undercoat
Water Undercoat. Yellow Silt, Deep Blue, Hunter Green, Moss Green, Navy Blue, and Olive Drab. Formulated to represent colors on the Forel-Ule Scale. Acrylic paint, which also acts as a sealant, can be used to simulate deep water, shallow shorelines, and more. Colors can be mixed. Four fluid ounces, $8.99. Terrain paint also available (one fluid ounce, $3.99). Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics White Water Highlight
Woodland Scenics White Water Highlight
White Water Highlight. Acrylic material can be used to intensify water crests, rapids, and waterfalls. Creates the look of foamy or frothy water when added to Surface Water or Deep Pour Water. $5.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Motrak Models paint racks
Motrak Models paint racks
Tools
Paint racks. Laser-cut tempered hardboard kit with tab-and-slot construction. Rack has five factory-drilled mounting holes. Racks will sit on a workbench but are not stackable. Versions available for 2-ounce acrylic craft paint bottles; 2-ounce Scalecoat bottles; 1-ounce Floquil, Tru-Color, and Polly Scale bottles; and ½-ounce Model Master and Floquil bottles. Racks holding between 17 and 22 bottles. $35. Motrak Models, 813-476-4784, www.motrakmodelsusa.com
Chooch Enterprises Chooch acrylic paint series
Chooch Enterprises Chooch acrylic paint series
Paint
Chooch acrylic paint series. Rainbow First Coats: Cadmium Yellow, Primary Red, Graphite, Primary Blue, and Titanium White. Weathering First Coats: Saffron Yellow, Heritage Brick, Charcoal Gray, Cadmium Red, and Burlap. Weathering Earthtones: Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, and Antique White. Americana water-based acrylic paints. Thin with water and use as weathering washes on locomotives, freight cars, and structures. Five-pack, $19.99. Chooch Enterprises, 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com
News
Jane’s Tools has added the inventory of The Tool Man to offer a greater selection of hobby tools. The firm plans to attend more than 60 shows in the coming year. Jane’s Tools, 214-628-2611, www.janestools.com

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