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New model trains for the week of December 14, 2017

Check out the latest model railroading products from Atlas, Athearn, and more!
Athearn HO scale SD40T-2 diesel locomotive
News & Products for the week of December 14, 2017

HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive. Denver & Rio Grande Western, Southern Pacific (speed lettering with D&RGW reporting marks in two road numbers, Roman lettering in four 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 dual-mode Econami sound decoder, $199.98. October 2018. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
HO scale freight cars
Eastern-style caboose. Central RR Co. of New Jersey (red with Statue of Liberty herald), Chessie System (Western Maryland reporting marks in three numbers, red with “Safety – is it first in your mind” and orange “Work by your safety rules” in one number each), Maine Central (yellow and green with “Think Safety, Work Safely” slogan), Pittsburg & Shawmut (red in two numbers, American Revolution Bicentennial in one number), and Reading Co. (red). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Separately applied brake wheels, RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $28.98. November 2018. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

40-foot postwar boxcar with 6-foot doors. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“The Grand Canyon Line” and “Ship and Travel Santa Fe All the Way” slogans); Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (red); Indiana Harbor Belt (“Connects with all Chicago Railroads” herald); Montana Rail Link (tool car, two road numbers); Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company); and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (“Serves the Steel Centers” slogan). Prototype-specific roof, ends, and doors; detailed underframe; and blackened metal wheels. Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. $31.95 (undecorated, $25.95). Second quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,

Southern Pacific class C-40-4 bay-window caboose. As-delivered and brown bay side repaint (1400-1499 and 1500-1599 series), end-mounted marker lights, and 4000-series rebuild. Four road numbers per scheme; undecorated kit also available. Etched-metal details, metal wheelsets, and Kadee couplers. $59.95 (undecorated kit, $29.95). July/August 2018. Centralia Car Shops and InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530,

N scale freight cars
30,000-gallon ethanol tank car. Archer Daniels Midland (Molecule logo), GATX Rail Canada, Transport Equipment Inc. (“Eco-Energy for a Cleaner World” slogan), Trinity Industries Leasing (green and black schemes), and Union Tank Car Co. (white and black schemes). Ten road numbers per scheme (single car and three 3-packs). Screw-mounted trucks with 36” metal wheels, separately applied details, and body-mounted McHenry couplers. Single car, $29.98; three-pack, $84.98. November 2018. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

N scale structures
Lee King Radiator and Muffler Repair Shop. Kit features tab-and-slot construction, cast-pewter details, and signs. $36.95. Showcase Miniatures, 334-750-3276,

N scale details and accessories
Step van. 1960s to present. 3-D printed vehicle with separate steering wheel. Two-pack: frosted ultra detail, $17.19; black hi-definition acrylate, $21.98. Three-pack: frosted ultra detail, $22.99; black hi-definition acrylate, $28.99. Custom Editions line. Wheels of Time,

O scale freight cars
Pennsylvania RR class H21A four-bay hopper. New paint schemes: Pennsylvania RR (simplified scheme) and Penn Central (ex-PRR, ore service). New road numbers: Pennsylvania RR (“Coal Goes to War” slogan), Norfolk & Western, and Virginian Ry. Four road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Plastic and die-cast metal construction, wire handrails and grab irons, and positionable hopper doors. $79.95. Second quarter 2018. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,
Concept Models S scale Schnabel car
S scale freight cars
Consumers Power Co. (CPOX) no. 820 Schnabel car. Cast-resin kit with load and assembly hardware. Includes decals but no trucks or couplers. $199.99. Concept Models,

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