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New model trains for the week of August 31, 2017

Check out the latest model railroad products from River Raisin Models, East West Rail Service, SoundTraxx and more

HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F-series diesel locomotives. Boston & Maine: Single F2A in McGinnis freight scheme, F2A-F2B set in McGinnis passenger scheme, and F3A-F3B set in McGinnis passenger scheme. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio: Single F3A (maroon), F3A-F7A set, and F3A-F3B set. Illinois Central Gulf: F3A (orange and white). Western Pacific: single F7A and F7B and two F7A-F7B sets. Prototype-specific details, detailed cab interior, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 8- and 9-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder: single unit, $189.98; two-unit set, $359.98. With dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder: single unit, $279.98; two-unit set, $539.98. July 2017. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe patchout), Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Kansas City Terminal (two road numbers), Lycoming Valley (two numbers), Montana Rail Link, and Western Pacific (orange in one number, dark green in three numbers). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Wire grab irons, die-cast metal frame, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 8- and 9-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $129.98. August 2018. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division GP40-2 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern, Chessie System (with B&O reporting marks and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe lease, two road numbers each), St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), and Union Pacific. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, detailed cab interior, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 8- and 9-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $279.98. August 2018. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division SD7 and SD9 diesel locomotives. SD7: Burlington Northern, Great Northern (Empire Builder scheme), Southern Pacific (as-delivered scheme), and Union Pacific (“Route of the Streamliners” slogan). SD9: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (“Way of the Zephyrs” slogan), Denver & Rio Grande Western (bumblebee scheme), Pennsylvania RR (Brunswick Green), and Southern Pacific (gray and scarlet). Two road numbers per scheme; both body styles also available undecorated. $299.99. Plastic body with die-cast metal chassis, Paragon 3 dual-mode sound decoder, and factory-installed crew figures. September 2017. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDC-1 and RDC-1m set
Rapido Trains HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDC-1 and RDC-1m set
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDC-1 and RDC-1m set. Cast trucks; reinforced cab ends with warbonnet paint; door-mounted Gyralite; detailed, illuminated interior; working headlights, class lights, and number boxes; and twin-motor drive system. Rapido will donate 5 percent of the retail price to the restoration of DC-191 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Direct-current set, $450; with dual-mode sound decoder, $650. 2018 delivery. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Budd RDC-1, RDC-2, and RDC-3 self-propelled diesel railcars
Rapido Trains HO scale Budd RDC-1, RDC-2, and RDC-3 self-propelled diesel railcars
Budd RDC-1, RDC-2, and RDC-3 self-propelled diesel railcars. RDC-1: Baltimore & Ohio, BC Rail (blue), Chesapeake & Ohio, Chicago & North Western, Lehigh Valley, New York Central (delivery scheme), and VIA Rail (blue stripe scheme). RDC-2: Alaska RR; B&O; Boston & Maine (McGinnis and Minuteman schemes); C&O; LV; Long Island Rail Road; New York, New Haven & Hartford (script and McGinnis schemes); NYC (delivery scheme); Northern Pacific; Reading Co.; VIA Rail (blue stripe scheme); and Western Pacific. RDC-3: B&M (McGinnis and Minuteman schemes); Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Great Northern; NH (script and McGinnis schemes); NYC (delivery scheme); and NP. Twin-motor drive system; underbody details including separate pipes and conduits; and illuminated headlights, class lights, and ditch lights. Direct-current model, $225; with dual-mode sound decoder, $325. 2018 delivery. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
HO scale freight cars
Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot plug-door boxcar. Evergreen Freight Car Corp., Illinois Central (Southern Pacific patchout, two road numbers), Southern Pacific (1988 version in two numbers and 1978 version), and SP Construction (Fiber Optic Service, one number). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Separately applied door closure rods and side ladders, wire grab irons, and 70-ton trucks with rotating bearing caps. $39.98. August 2018. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon tank car. Government of Alberta (UTLX reporting marks), Honeywell International Inc., Old World Transportation Ltd., Procor, Pullman Transport Leasing, Transportation Energy Inc., and Southern Pacific (fuel tender, one road number). Three numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific trucks, RP-25 contour metal wheelsets (33” or 36” as appropriate), and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $42.98. August 2018. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Menards HO scale Pepsi bottling plant
Menards HO scale Pepsi bottling plant
HO scale structures
Pepsi bottling plant. Factory-assembled and painted structure. Features electronic sign with multiple lighting patterns, red light-emitting diode (LED) on water tower), more than 24 LED lights, three animated roof turbines, four HO scale workers, and Jack the German shepherd. Lighting requires 4.5V adapter (sold separately). Measures 5-1/2” x 8” x 7-3/8”. $69.99 plus shipping (free shipping to your local Menards store). Menards, www.menards.com
Rapido Trains HO scale ditch lights
Rapido Trains HO scale ditch lights
HO scale details and accessories
Ditch lights. Warm white light-emitting diodes installed inside the housing, mounting pin, and 7-3/4” color-coded wires. $14.95. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Noise Killer foam roadbed
Rapido Trains HO scale Noise Killer foam roadbed
Noise Killer foam roadbed. Main line and branch line thicknesses available. Features factory-tapered edges. 25 feet, $9.95. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Kato USA N scale General Electric P42 diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale General Electric P42 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
General Electric P42 diesel locomotive. VIA Rail Canada (Canada 150 scheme). Three road numbers. Golden white light-emitting-diode headlights, printed number boards, and body-mounted Kato couplers. $185. Kobo Custom line. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
N scale freight cars
Richmond Tank Car 20,900-gallon tank car. Government of Alberta (UTLX reporting marks), Honeywell International Inc., Old World Transportation Ltd., Procor, Pullman Transport Leasing, Transportation Energy Inc., and Southern Pacific (fuel tender, one road number). Three numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific trucks, metal wheelsets (33” or 36” as appropriate), and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $26.98. August 2018. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

General Steel Castings V-deck 42-foot pulpwood bulkhead flatcar. New road numbers: Atlantic Coast Line; Delaware & Hudson; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; Illinois Central Gulf; Maine Central; and Western Maryland. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Die-cast metal chassis, plastic deck and bulkheads, and pulpwood load. $21.95 (undecorated, $16.95). First quarter 2018. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Norfolk & Western class H2a three-bay hopper six-packs. Baltimore & Ohio, CSX (one six-pack), Norfolk Southern (one six-pack), Norfolk & Western (17” and 24” lettering), Pennsylvania RR, and Union Pacific (one six-pack). Two six-packs per scheme unless noted; painted black but unlettered six-pack also available. Injection-molded plastic model with removable coal load, detailed bay interiors, and Magne-Matic no. 1015 or compatible couplers. $139.99. September 2017. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
N scale details and accessories
Tri-State Commodities tractor-trailer sets. Modified Kenworth W900 “Toad’s Pad” with dry bulk trailer and Modified Kenworth W900 “American Graffiti” with grain trailer. $64.95 each. First quarter 2018. Legends of the Road series. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com
S scale passenger equipment
American Car & Foundry steel welded-side express refrigerator cars. Atlantic Coast Line (as-built purple and aluminum with yellow stripes and white lettering) and Railway Express Agency (as-built dark green and aluminum with red stripes and Dulux Gold lettering, mid-1950s dark green repaint with Dulux Gold lettering, and modernized 1962 car with Apple Green paint and white speed lettering). Factory-painted brass models. Pre-production, $389; post-production, $429. River Raisin Models, 248-366-9621, www.riverraisinmodels.com
East West Service S scale coal trestle
East West Service S scale coal trestle
S scale structures
Coal trestle. Laser-engraved kit with cast-resin abutments. Accommodates one two-bay hopper. Multiple kits can be combined for larger trestle. $40. Late September 2017. East West Rail Service, www.eastwestrailservice.com
Rapido Trains hobby and model display case
Rapido Trains hobby and model display case
Display cases
Hobby and model display case. Engineered wood base and clear acrylic cover. Base measures 11-3/4” x 3-7/8”. Inside dimensions are 10” x 2-1/2” x 3”. $29.95. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
SoundTraxx updated Tsunami2 Baldwin and other diesels digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx updated Tsunami2 Baldwin and other diesels digital sound decoders
Electronics/controls
Updated Tsunami2 Baldwin and other diesels digital sound decoders. Now with Cummins QSK19C x 3 GenSet sounds and gas turbine electric features. GenSet sounds include electronic air dryer selection, correct blower motor fan sounds, and adjustable prime mover tuning. Gas turbine electric sounds are configurable for “Slab Side,” “Veranda,” and “Big Blow” locomotives, including “backfire” sound effect. TSU-4400, $179.95. TSU-21PNEM, $109.95. TSU-PNP, $109.95. TSU-2200, $124.95. TSU-1100, $129.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com

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