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Trainfest 2017 show report

Trainfest is being held November 11-12, 2017, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The two-day show features vendors and manufacturers, model railroad layouts, railroad historical societies, and clinics.
Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive
Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive. Denver & Rio Grande Western, Southern Pacific (six road numbers), St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), and Union Pacific. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Denver & Rio Grande Western version features 88” nose with protruding Gyralite. All models have enhanced see-through radiator grills, light-emitting-diode lighting, and vinyl m.u. hoses. Direct-current model, $139.98; with SoundTraxx Digital Command Control sound decoder, $199.98. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
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Athearn Genesis HO scale Spirit of the Union Pacific SD70ACe (preproduction sample shown)
Union Pacific “Spirit of the Union Pacific” Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Pre-production sample. Vinyl m.u. hoses, light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, and late handrails. Direct-current model, $239.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $329.98. June 2018. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Alco S-2 diesel locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Alco S-2 diesel locomotive
Alco S-2 diesel locomotive. Baltimore & Ohio; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (two road numbers); Chicago & North Western; Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville (two numbers); Penn Central (red “P” in one number, white “P” in two numbers); Soo Line (two numbers); Southern Pacific; and Staten Island (one number). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (horizontal or vertical shutters). Directional light-emitting-diode headlights, die-cast metal chassis, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with eight-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $154.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $264.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Roco HO scale United States Army Transportation Corps class S160 2-8-0 “Rattlesnake” steam locomotive
United States Army Transportation Corps class S160 2-8-0 “Rattlesnake” steam locomotive. Sound-equipped model with PluX16 digital decoder, separately applied detail parts, NEM couplers, and five-pole motor with flywheel. $481.95 (price may vary based on exchange rate). Roco, www.roco.cc
Märklin HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A diesel locomotive
Märklin 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 HO scale Union Pacific 3900-class 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive with oil tender
Märklin 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 HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
MTH HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Union Pacific (no. 1943, “The Spirit of the Union Pacific”). Additional features to be announced. Direct-current model, $199.95; with Proto-Sound 3.0, $299.95. Spring 2018. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive. Conrail (as-delivered and “Quality” schemes), Norfolk Southern, and Pennsylvania Northeastern (Conrail and Norfolk Southern patchouts). Additional features, price, and release date to be announced. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.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 Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD60M diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern, BNSF Ry. (Heritage III), Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, and Union Pacific. Four road numbers (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control). Three-piece cab windshield, open grating on steps, and light-emitting-diode headlights. Direct-current model, $129.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. April 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Arkansas & Missouri (two road numbers), Canadian National (ex-EMD demonstrator), CSX (dark blue and yellow), Ferromex, Norfolk Southern, and Providence & Worcester (two numbers). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Molded drill starter points for grab irons, light-emitting-diode headlights, and Proto-Max couplers. Direct-current model, $129.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. February 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed boxcars
Accurail HO scale 36-foot double-sheathed boxcars
HO scale freight cars
36-foot double-sheathed boxcars. Chicago Great Western, Chicago & North Western, and Detroit & Mackinac Ry. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Folwer 36-foot boxcar
Accurail HO scale Fowler 36-foot boxcar
Fowler 36-foot boxcar. Pre-production model shown. Monon; Bangor & Aroostook; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Chicago Great Western; Chicago, South Shore & South Bend; Erie; Georgia RR; Grand Trunk Western; Illinois Terminal; Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; New York, Susquehanna & Western; Nickel Plate Road; Pacific Great Eastern; Quebec Central; Soo Line; Toledo, St. Louis & Western RR; Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo; and Wabash. Also available painted Mineral Red and Oxide with data only and undecorated. One-piece brake rod and lever molding, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. $17.98. Early 2018. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Soo Line freight cars
Accurail HO scale Soo Line freight cars
Accurail HO scale Soo Line freight cars
Soo Line freight cars. Two United States Railroad Administration two-bay hoppers with coal load and 40-foot double-sheathed reefer (“Leased to Chippewa Springs Corp.” lettering). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot steel refrigerator cars
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot steel refrigerator cars
Milwaukee Road 40-foot steel refrigerator cars. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific herald, The Milwaukee Road herald and URTX reporting marks, and The Milwaukee Road herald with DSDX marks. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Wisconsin & Southern Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago & North Western; and Missouri Pacific patchouts. One number per scheme. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate knuckle couplers. 1-2 cars, $18 each; 3-5 cars, $17 each; 6 or more, $16 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 85-foot trash flatcar
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 85-foot trash flatcar
85-foot trash flatcar. New paint schemes: Chemical Waste Management, Heritage Environmental Services, and Envirosolutions. New road numbers: General American, East Carbon (DSEX reporting marks), and USA Waste. Three numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Open-deck design, 100-ton trucks, and container pedestals. $34.95 (undecorated, $27.95). Trainman Plus line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper
American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint schemes: Illinois Central, Canpotex, Delaware & Hudson, Norfolk Southern, and Southern Ry. New road numbers: CSX and Potash Corp. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Five roof hatches, V-frame ends, and metal wheels. $28.95 (undecorated, $22.95). Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Trinity 64-foot mechanical refrigerator car. Union Pacific (ARMN reporting marks). Twenty-two road numbers; also available undecorated. Former BLMA model with 100-ton trucks, 36” metal wheels, and body-mounted Kadee no. 156 couplers. $46.95 (undecorated, $36.95). Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
ExactRail HO scale Gunderson 6,269-cubic-foot-capacity boxcar
ExactRail HO scale Gunderson 6,269-cubic-foot-capacity boxcar
Gunderson 6,269-cubic-foot-capacity boxcar. Burlington Northern, BNSF Ry., International Bridge & Transfer, Illinois Central, and Wisconsin Central. Six road numbers per scheme. American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride Control trucks, Kadee no. 58 couplers, wire grab irons, and separate door tracks. Price and release date to be announced. Evolution Series. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
ExactRail HO scale Johnstown America AutoFlood II five-bay hopper
ExactRail HO scale Johnstown America AutoFlood II five-bay hopper
Johnstown America AutoFlood II five-bay hopper. Union Electric Co./Ameren (no. 2014 “On Track for the Cure” breast cancer awareness and no. 2015 “Honoring Ameren’s Military Veteran Employees”). American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride Control trucks, Kadee no. 58 couplers, wire grab irons, flood-style coal load, and narrow-style draft-gear boxes. Price and release date to be announced. Evolution Series. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
JAM Creations/Solutions HO scale Stealth Track Cleaner
JAM Creations/Solutions HO scale Stealth Track Cleaner
Stealth Track Cleaner. InterMountain 55-foot undecorated, partially-assembled cylindrical covered hopper with Kadee 36” wheelsets and no. 5 couplers. Includes 16-piece assortment of felt and abrasive cleaning disks. $59.95. JAM Creations/Solutions, www.stealthtrackcleaner.com
Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4,785-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Operator line ($25.99): Cargill (two road numbers), Conrail, Penn Central, Norfolk Southern (three numbers), A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. (three numbers), and St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt). Rivet Counter line ($39.99): Cargill (two road numbers), Conrail, Highland Feeders Inc. (two numbers), Penn Central, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., and St. Louis Southwestern. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Operator line models have simplified underbody brake rigging, body-mounted semi-scale couplers, and simplified lettering. Rivet Counter line models feature wire grab irons, factory-installed uncoupling levers, and trainline hoses. Spring 2018. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American Tank Car 8,000-gallon 1917-design insulated radial course tank car
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American Tank Car 8,000-gallon 1917-design insulated radial course tank car
General American Tank Car 8,000-gallon 1917-design insulated radial course tank car. Warren Petroleum (1950+, six road numbers), Roma Wine Co. Inc. (four numbers), and Virginian Gasoline & Oil Co. (three numbers). Painted black but unlettered ready-to-run and kit versions also available. Prototype-specific brake system, 33” metal wheels, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Illinois Terminal (December 1973), Chicago & North Western (Rock Island restencil in two road numbers and 1973 version), ConAgra (April 1973, four numbers), Missouri Pacific (December 1972, 12 numbers), Rock Island (May 1973, 12 numbers), and Soo Line (ConAgra restencil, two numbers). Six numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted primer gray ready-to-run with 1974-75 truck brakes). Etched-metal running boards, road-specific details, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Canadian Car & Foundry 50-foot bulkhead flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Canadian Car & Foundry 50-foot bulkhead flatcar
Canadian Car & Foundry 50-foot bulkhead flatcar. British Columbia Ry. (BCIT and BCOL reporting marks); Canadian National (brown and orange schemes); Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific; and Ontario Northland (green and blue-and-yellow schemes). Die-cast metal underframe, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with 33” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $39.98. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard 60-foot general-service flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard 60-foot general-service flatcar
Pullman-Standard 60-foot general-service flatcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (trailer loading); Canadian Pacific (trailer loading); Trailer Train (HTTX reporting marks [heavy-duty machinery and equipment loading], MTTX marks [general service], and VTTX marks [rebuilt for 20- and 40-foot container loading]); and Wisconsin Central (trailer loading). Two road numbers per paint scheme. Detailed brake gear with piping, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with 33” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $27.98. April 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wheels of Time HO scale American Car & Foundry 62-foot straight taper bulkhead flatcars
Wheels of Time HO scale American Car & Foundry 62-foot straight taper bulkhead flatcars
American Car & Foundry 62-foot straight taper bulkhead flatcars. Southern Pacific (classes F-70-50, -59, and -61). Additional details, price, and release date to be announced. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Wheels of Time HO scale Gunderson 62-foot plain-deck flatcars and look-alike cousins
Wheels of Time HO scale Gunderson 62-foot plain-deck flatcars and look-alike cousins
Gunderson 62-foot plain-deck flatcars and look-alike cousins. Canadian Pacific (black), Milwaukee Road (1966 renumbering), Western Pacific (black), and Southern Pacific (as-delivered scheme). Price and release date to be announced. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing-room, 1-compartment heavyweight sleeper
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing-room, 1-compartment heavyweight sleeper
HO scale passenger cars
Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing-room, 1-compartment heavyweight sleeper. Norfolk & Western (Island Regal and Island Rose in Tuscan scheme); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Pullman-lettered cars Carter Lake and Linoma Lake in Pullman Green scheme); Chicago & North Western (Floyd River and Fox River in green-and-yellow scheme); Northern Pacific (Chief Black Bear, Chief Many Horns, and Chief Standing Buffalo in two-tone green and yellow scheme); Pennsylvania RR (La Reine in Tuscan scheme); Pullman (Chief Red Tomahawk and Blue Bird Lake in Pullman Green scheme); Southern Pacific (Palouse Falls and Prior Lake in two-tone gray scheme); and Union Pacific (Balsam Fir, Columbia Gorge, and Crown Point in Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray scheme). Also available undecorated. Detailed interior and underbody, sprung diaphragms, and metal wheelsets. $64.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale elevated commuter station
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale elevated commuter station
HO scale structures
Elevated commuter station. Injection-molded plastic kit. Includes parts for four complete platforms; stairways, supports, platform canopies, railings, and between-tracks fencing; and four tall, four-panel retaining walls. Measures 25-5/8” x 6-7/8” x 4-11/16”. $39.98. January 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale gas station car wash
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale gas station car wash
Gas station car wash. Injection-molded plastic kit with payment/selection box, car vacuum, security cameras, safety and security posts, and overhead doors. $24.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale gas station parking lot
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale gas station parking lot
Gas station parking lot. Injection-molded plastic. Simulates poured concrete construction. Features separate gutters, entrance ramp, and corner pieces. Backs have molded cut lines for customizing. Set of six pieces measures 10-7/16” x 5-1/4”. $11.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern gas station
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern gas station
Modern gas station. Injection-molded plastic kits of main building, car fueling island, and four parking lot sections. Includes price sign, ice machine, rooftop air conditioners and vents, upright gas pumps with hoses and nozzles, safety and security posts, full-color printed signs, and pump panels. $49.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern travel center
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern travel center
Modern travel center. Injection-molded plastic kits of main building, car and truck fueling islands, car wash, and six customizable parking lot sections. Includes price sign, ice machine, rooftop air conditioners and vents, upright gas pumps with hoses and nozzles, safety and security posts, and more. $79.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban concrete overpass
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban concrete overpass
Urban concrete overpass. Injection-molded plastic kit. Double-track railroad ballasted-deck bridge with two-lane road below. Ornate concrete panels and walkway railings, arched column supports, and separate wing walls. Measures 12-3/8” x 9-1/4” x 3-1/16”. $29.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban retaining wall
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban retaining wall
Urban retaining wall. Injection-molded plastic kit. Simulated poured-concrete walls built from 1920s through the modern era. Includes 60 parts (four short wall connectors and eight each tall, four-panel wall sections; short, four-panel wall sections; tall connectors; short connectors; customizable end plates; railings; and short wall supports). $29.98. February 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban steel overpass
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale urban steel overpass
Urban steel overpass. Injection-molded plastic kit. Double-track railroad ballasted-deck bridge with two-lane road below. Girders, beams, and columns with rivet detail. Wing walls can be installed straight or angled. Measures 12-3/8” x 9-1/16” x 3-1/16”. $29.98. December 2017. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
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. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com

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
Woodland Scenics HO scale Letters, Parcels & Post
Woodland Scenics HO scale Letters, Parcels & Post
Letters, Parcels & Post. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features stone foundation, printed interior, interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lighting, rear loading dock, American flag, and separate mail drop box. Compatible with Just Plug Lighting System. $84.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Sunny Days trailer. Factory-painted and weathered structure with awnings, wood railings and steps, TV antenna, window treatments, printed interior, and separate tables and chairs. Features light-emitting-diode interior lighting (for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $74.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Code 100 Customline Mark IV curved turnouts
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Code 100 Customline Mark IV curved turnouts
HO scale track
Code 100 Customline Mark IV curved turnouts. Outside radius 30”, inside radius 22”. Die-cast metal points and die-cast metal frog with a power contact. Can be operated manually or remotely. Left- and right-hand versions available. $24.95 each. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale wrapped lumber loads for WalthersProto Canadian Car & Foundry bulkhead flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale wrapped lumber loads for WalthersProto Canadian Car & Foundry bulkhead flatcar
HO scale details and accessories
Wrapped lumber loads for WalthersProto Canadian Car & Foundry bulkhead flatcar. Canfor, Finlay Forest Industries, MacMillian Bloedel, Slocan Group, Weldwood of Canada, and West Fraser. Newly tooled one-piece plastic casting with simulated center bracing. $11.98. November 2017. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Alco RS-3, RSD-4, and RSD-5 diesel locomotives
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Alco RS-3, RSD-4, and RSD-5 diesel locomotives
N scale locomotives
Alco RS-3, RSD-4, and RSD-5 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. RS-3: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie and Jersey Central. RSD-5: Chesapeake & Ohio and Milwaukee Road. New road numbers. RS-3: Boston & Maine, Canadian Pacific (three numbers), Great Northern, New York Central, and Seaboard Air Line. RSD-4: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black and silver). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Scale Speed motor, directional golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and Accumate couplers. $119.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.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. 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
Rapido Trains N scale United Aircraft TurboTrain
Rapido Trains N scale United Aircraft TurboTrain
N scale train sets
United Aircraft TurboTrain. Three-car set: United Aircraft/Department of Transportation, and Penn Central/Department of Transportation. Five-car set: Early and late Amtrak, Canadian National, and VIA Rail Canada. Four-car add-on set: CN and VIA Rail Canada. Two powered Power Dome Cars; articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles; and working headlights, taillights, and Gyralights. Direct-current models: three-car set, $299.95; five-car set, $369.95. With dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder: three-car set, $499.95; five-car set, $569.95. Late 2018. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 85-foot trash flatcar
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 85-foot trash flatcar
N scale freight cars
85-foot trash flatcar. New paint schemes: Chemical Waste Management, Heritage Environmental Services, and Envirosolutions. New road numbers: General American, East Carbon (DSEX reporting marks), and USA Waste. Three numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Open-deck design, 100-ton trucks, and metal wheels. $27.95 (undecorated, $22.95). Trainman Plus line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

American Car & Foundry 3,560-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint schemes: Canpotex, Delaware & Hudson, Illinois Central, Norfolk & Southern, and Southern Ry. New road numbers: CSX and Potash Corp. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Five roof hatches, V-frame ends, and body-mounted brake gear. $20.95 (undecorated, $15.95). Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bluford Shops N scale International Car Co. steel bay-window caboose
Bluford Shops N scale International Car Co. steel bay-window caboose
International Car Co. steel bay-window cabooses. Half bay window: Conrail and New York Central (Century Green). Phase I: Erie Lackawanna (maroon and gray) and Southern Ry. (red and yellow). Phase II: Chicago & North Western (yellow) and Chicago & Eastern Illinois (red with “Radio Equipped” lettering on bay window). Phase III: Nickel Plate Road (“High Speed Service” slogan) and Western Pacific (Mineral Red). Phase IV: Delaware & Hudson (yellow and blue), Louisville & Nashville (red), Rock Island (red with block lettering), and Union Pacific (“What do we do?” slogans). Two road numbers per scheme. Fox Valley Models metal wheels, wire grab irons, and window glazing. $39.95. Release date to be announced. Bluford Shops LLC, www.bluford-shops.com
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Landis plug doors
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Landis plug doors
Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Landis plug doors. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Eight road numbers. $26.59. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Youngstown plug doors
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Youngstown plug doors
Pacific Car & Foundry insulated boxcar with exterior posts and Youngstown plug doors. Denver & Rio Grande Western, Helm-Pacific Leasing, Missouri Pacific, Nestle, Penn Central, and St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco). Multiple road numbers per scheme. $26.59. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.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 cars
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha nine-car set. 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 have maroon interiors and flush window glazing. $280. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com

Pullman Park Series heavyweight passenger cars. First release: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe shadow-lined cars (Grand Canyon and Death Valley). Second release (first quarter 2018): Pennsylvania RR shadow-lined cars (Independence and Valley Forge). $50 to $60 each. Produced by Micro-Trains Line Co. exclusively for Lowell Smith, www.lowellsmith.net
Wheels of Time N scale 60-foot Harriman baggage-express, mail storage, and magazine-loading cars with arched roof
Wheels of Time N scale 60-foot Harriman baggage-express, mail storage, and magazine-loading cars with arched roof
60-foot Harriman baggage-express, mail storage, and magazine-loading cars with arched roof. Baggage-express car: Canadian National (maple leaf scheme); Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Pullman Green); Erie Lackawanna (maintenance of way); Illinois Central (brown and orange); and Southern Ry. (Pullman Green and maintenance of way). Mail storage and magazine-loading cars: Southern Pacific (two-tone gray) and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). $36.59. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Custom Model Railroads N scale vertical lift bridge
Custom Model Railroads N scale vertical lift bridge
N scale structures
Vertical lift bridge. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction and instructions. Single-track version, $160; double-track version, $195. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.custommodelrailroads.com

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. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com

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

Letters, Parcels & Post. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features stone foundation, printed interior, interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lighting, rear loading dock, American flag, and separate mail drop box. Compatible with Just Plug Lighting System. $54.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com

Sunny Days trailer. Factory-painted and weathered structure with awnings, wood railings and steps, TV antenna, window treatments, printed interior, and separate tables and chairs. Features light-emitting-diode interior lighting (for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $54.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Code 65 True-Track transition pieces
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Code 65 True-Track transition pieces
N scale track
Code 65 True-Track transition pieces. For connecting code 80 and 55 track. Codes 55 and 80 transition track two-pack, $10.95 each. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
O scale freight cars
40-foot steel refrigerator car. New paint schemes: Illinois Central (NRC reporting marks), National Packing Co., Needham Packing Co., Soo Line, and Spencer Packing Co. Four road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal stirrups, ladders, and grab irons; 50-ton Bettendorf trucks; and 33” metal wheels. $84.95. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
Atlas O Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car
Atlas O Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car
Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car. New paint schemes: III Transportation (Arkansas-Oklahoma RR reporting marks), BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald), and TTX (Pacer Stacktrain patchout and current logo). Two road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal construction with etched-metal platforms, separate brake detail, and roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps. $299.95. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com

Pullman-Standard modernized 50-foot PS-1 boxcar. New paint schemes: Bangor & Aroostook (red), Boston & Maine (blue), Chattahoochee Industrial (gray), Delaware & Hudson (1990 yellow repaint), Great Northern (Glacier Green), and Monon (brown). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated with standard and cushioned underframe. Injection-molded plastic body, prototype-specific details, and Kadee-compatible couplers. $87.95. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
O scale details and accessories
53-foot CIMC and Jindo intermodal containers. New road names. CIMC: Florida East Coast. Jindo: CSX (“How tomorrow moves” slogan) and North American Container System. New road numbers. CIMC: EMP, Hub Group (Norfolk Southern), and UMAX (Union Pacific/CSX). Six container numbers per scheme; both containers also available undecorated. $29.95. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
Woodland Scenices O scale double-decker trailer home
Woodland Scenices O scale double-decker trailer home
O scale structures
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. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics O scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home
Woodland Scenics O 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). $94.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com

Letters, Parcels & Post. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features stone foundation, printed interior, interior and exterior light-emitting-diode lighting, rear loading dock, American flag, and separate mail drop box. Compatible with Just Plug Lighting System. $129.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. 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
Woodland Scenics O scale Sunny Days trailer
Woodland Scenics O scale Sunny Days trailer
Sunny Days trailer. Factory-painted and weathered structure with awnings, wood railings and steps, TV antenna, window treatments, printed interior, and separate tables and chairs. Features light-emitting-diode interior lighting (for use with Just Plug Lighting System). $94.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Azatrax RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor shield for the Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, and similar microcontrollers
Azatrax RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor shield for the Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, and similar microcontrollers
Electronics/controls
RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor shield for the Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, and similar microcontrollers. Communication with the RIR4 takes place over the TWI two-wire interface (or I2C), leaving controller’s general I/O pins available for other uses. On-board selection switch allows users to choose one of eight possible bus addresses, allowing up to eight RIR4 circuits (32 IR sensors) to be used per system. RIR4 without sensors, $32; RIR4 with four IR sensors, $39 (direct from manufacturer). Mid-December 2017. Azatrax LLC, 303-678-4593, www.azatrax.com
ESU CabControl Wi-Fi Digital Command Control system
ESU CabControl Wi-Fi Digital Command Control system
CabControl Wi-Fi Digital Command Control system. Includes Mobile Control II Android throttle, CabControl integrated control unit, and variable 15-21V 7Amp power supply. Wireless walkaround system features American, Australian, and some European locomotive icons; consisting for multiple unit consists using drop-down menus; long and short addresses; and 14, 28, and 128 speed steps. More than 16,000 locomotives can be arranged and controlled. Up to 28 functions per locomotive. Supports all scales with variable voltage 7A power supply. Automatically recognizes all LokSound Select and V4.0 decoders using RailCom Plus. $499.90. ESU LLC, 570-980-1980, www.esu.eu/en/start

Downloadable sound files. Alco 12 cylinder 251C diesel engine (C-420), Denver & Rio Grande Western K-27 and K-36 2-8-2 steam locomotives, Electro-Motive Division (EMD) 16 cylinder 567B diesel engine (early F units and Geeps with original B block 567), EMD 16 cylinder 645C diesel engine (rebuilt 567 with 645 assemblies on GP16), EMD 20 cylinder 710G3B-ES (SD80MAC), Galloping Goose, General Electric (GE) 12 cylinder 7FDL diesel engine (large exhaust B23-7), GE 16 cylinder 7FDL diesel engine (C39-8), General Motors Diesel Division 12 cylinder 645C diesel engine (rebuilt 567 with 645 assemblies), National Railway Equipment Genset, New Orleans trolley car, Presidents Conference Committee car, Siemens ACS64, and Southern Pacific class GS-4 4-8-4 steam locomotive no. 4449. Free. ESU LLC, 570-980-1980, www.esu.eu/en/start
ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro N scale sound decoders
ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro N scale sound decoders
LokSound Select Direct Micro N scale sound decoders. LokSound Select Direct Micro (retail versions for adding sound and Digital Command Control to locomotives produced before 2016), $109.99. LokSound Select Direct Micro OEM (for adding sound to direct-current versions of locomotives offering factory ESU sound), $109.99. LokPilot Direct Micro OEM (for adding DCC motor-only control to DC versions of locomotives offered with factory ESU sound), $22.99. Decoders feature six lighting outputs. ESU LLC, 570-980-1980, www.esu.eu/en/start

Light-emitting-diode (LED) indicators for control panels. Three-color LED repeater signal; 8mm green, yellow, and red LEDs with chrome-painted bezels for use as Centralized Traffic Control signal and switch status lights; and 5mm red, yellow, and white LEDs with chrome-painted bezels for use as block occupancy indicators. Current-limited resistors are included for use with +5V or +12V direct-current operation. $2.95 to $7.95 each. Logic Rail Technologies, 281-251-5813, www.logicrailtech.com
SoundTraxx JST-21PNEM adapter
SoundTraxx JST-21PNEM adapter
JST-21PNEM adapter. Adapts any SoundTraxx 21PNEM decoder to a National Model Railroad Association nine-pin Digital Command Control plug. Can also be used with a SoundTraxx nine-pin JST Power Harness to create a universal-style decoder. Supports up to eight lighting functions. Features solder pads for CurrentKeeper, speaker connections, and extra lighting outputs. Measures 22.5 x 16 x 7.5mm. Maximum function current is 100mA (each output). $13.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 digital sound decoders
Tsunami2 digital sound decoders. New software version 1.2. Alco, Baldwin and other diesels, Electro-Motive Division, and General Electric diesel locomotives. Now with Cummins QSK19C x 3 GenSet sounds (Baldwin and other diesels), Prime electronic bell, Leslie S3LR and RS3K airhorns, updated General Electric dynamic braking effects, GEVO G12 Tier 4 diesel engine (GE diesels), and gas turbine electric features (Baldwin and other diesels). 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

Z21 digital model railroad control system. Provides wireless control of turnouts, signals, and functions using tablet or smartphone. Saves up to 9,999 decoder addresses and 2,048 turnout addresses via Wi-Fi. Compatible with most common throttles using National Model Railroad Association standards (Digital Command Control and Motorola). Read out values and get feedback via RailCom. Adjustable for large scale trains and rectified track voltage (12-24V, 3A). Import and export layout information and update Zimo decoders. Z21 digital control center, $471.74; Z21 Wi-Fi Multimaus throttle, $117.05; and Z21 Wi-Fi package, $49.66 (prices may vary based on exchange rate). Fleischmann and Roco, www.z21.eu/en
Woodland Scenics Deep Pour Water
Woodland Scenics Deep Pour Water
Scenery
Deep Pour Water. Clear or 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
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

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

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

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
Creative Dynamic The Glue Looper V4 – Single Shot Precision
Creative Dynamic The Glue Looper V4 – Single Shot Precision
Tools
The Glue Looper V4 – Single Shot Precision. Micro glue applicator. Uses self-regulating oppositely positioned fluid grooves to feed glue into seams. Seven applicators, $14.99. Creative Dynamic LLC, 920-474-3838, creativedynamicllc.com
The Adjuster 24” compact HO scale test track
The Adjuster 24” compact HO scale test track
The Adjuster 24” compact HO scale test track. PVC construction with Kadee coupler height gauge, rerailer, built-in tilt adjuster, leveling bubble, foam bumper, programming connectors, soldered rails, and eye bolt for hang-up storage. With code 100 rail, $39.95; with code 83 rail, $41.95. Gooddealsdcc Inc., 224-703-0111, www.gooddealsdcc.com
Display cases
SmartRail display case. Features track-belt conveyor with sensors at each end to position locomotive at center of display. Supports alternating current, direct current, Digital Command Control, and Motorola locomotives. Trains can be controlled by touching the panel or with a smartphone, tablet, or Multimaus throttle. Set includes SmartRail with integrated Wi-Fi router, transparent acrylic cover, power supply, and operating manual. $589.97 (price may vary based on exchange rate). Fleischmann and Roco, www.roco.cc/en

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