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2018 Railroad Hobby Show report

The 2018 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show was held on Jan. 27 and 28 at The Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. The two-day show, celebrating its 50th anniversary, features model railroad manufacturers, railroad historical societies, vendors, and clinics.
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

AEM-7 electric locomotive. New fictional paint schemes: Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania RR, and Reading Co. Two road numbers each. New road numbers: Amtrak (as delivered or phase 5) and NJ Transit (ALP-44). Three numbers each. Operating pantographs, separately applied wire grab irons, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model, $179.95; with ESU LokSound sound decoder, $289.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

General Electric Dash 8-40C and Dash 8-40CW diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. Dash 8-40C: Chessie System (fictional scheme with Baltimore & Ohio and Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks, two numbers each) and CSX (dark blue and yellow with boxcar herald, two numbers). Dash 8-40CW: Canadian National and CSX (dark blue and yellow with boxcar herald, two numbers). New numbers. Dash 8-40C: Chicago & North Western. Dash 8-40CW: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian National (blue with Illinois Central marks, two numbers); Locomotive Management Services (LMS); and Norfolk Southern (horsehead silhouette). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Die-cast metal underframe, prototype-specific details, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with 8-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $169.95; with ESU LokSound sound decoder, $279.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive
Bachmann Trains HO scale Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive
Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive. Amtrak (four versions) and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Die-cast metal frame, selector switch for pantograph and rail operation, and fully remappable light functions. Features TCS WOWSound decoder with Keep-Alive capacitor and Audio Assist. $349. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com

General Motors Diesel Division SD40 diesel locomotive. Algoma Central (three road numbers); Canadian National (four versions, three numbers each); Canadian Pacific (13 versions, one to three numbers per scheme); Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (name spelled out on long hood in two numbers, 20th anniversary scheme in one number); Quebec, North Shore & Labrador (three numbers); and St. Lawrence & Hudson (two numbers). Prototype-specific details, can motor with flywheels, and RP-25 contour nickel silver wheels. Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder, $209.95; with LokSound Select DCC sound decoder, $309.95. February 2019. Executive Line. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com

General Motors Diesel Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. Algoma Central (three road numbers); BC Rail (red, white, and blue “hockey stick” scheme in three numbers and two-tone green); Canadian Pacific (six paint schemes); First Union; Helm Leasing; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern; Marquette RR (Genesee & Wyoming scheme); Quebec, North Shore & Labrador; and Wheeling & Lake Erie (ex-BC Rail, one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, can motor with flywheels, and RP-25 contour nickel silver wheels. Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder, $199.95; with LokSound Select DCC sound decoder, $299.95. January 2019. Executive Line. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com

General Motors Diesel Division SD40-2F diesel locomotive. Central Maine & Quebec (blue-and-gray scheme in three road numbers, Bangor & Aroostook heritage scheme in one number, and CP Rail patchout in two numbers) and CP Rail (five versions, two to three numbers each). Prototype-specific details, can motor with flywheels, and RP-25 contour nickel silver wheels. Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder, $219.95; with LokSound Select DCC sound decoder, $319.95. December 2018. Executive Line. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Electro-Motive Corp. EA, EB, E1A, and E1B diesel locomotives
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Electro-Motive Corp. EA, EB, E1A, and E1B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Corp. EA, EB, E1A, and E1B diesel locomotives. EA and EB: Alton (A unit), Baltimore & Ohio (powered A unit and unpowered B unit set; individual powered A and B unit), and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (A unit). E1A and E1B: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (1940, pre-1946, and postwar versions. Powered A unit and unpowered B unit set; individual powered A and B unit). Plastic body with die-cast metal chassis, dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder, and factory-installed crew figures. A unit, $299.99; B unit, $289.99; and A-B set, $419.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class S2 6-8-6 steam locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class S2 6-8-6 steam locomotive
Pennsylvania RR class S2 6-8-6 steam locomotive. No. 6300 (as-delivered scheme, with small smoke deflectors, and with large smoke deflectors). Dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, brass and die-cast metal construction, and smoke unit. $749.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
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Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 late Challenger steam locomotive
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 late Challenger steam locomotive. Denver & Rio Grande Western (two road numbers) and Union Pacific (black and graphite with coal tender in three numbers, black and graphite with oil tender in two numbers, two-tone gray with wind wings and oil tender in one number, museum version two-tone gray with wind wings and oil tender, and no. 3985 excursion locomotive); also available painted black and graphite but unlettered with coal tender. Dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, die-cast metal construction, and smoke unit. $699.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. New road names and paint schemes: BNSF Ry. (Heritage I), Conrail, Electro-Motive Division Leasing (Milwaukee Road patchout and blue-and-white schemes, two road numbers each), Norfolk & Western, and Union Pacific. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Railroad- and road-number specific details, see-through steps, and underbody frame rail with separate plumbing. Direct-current model, $149.99; with ESU LokSound sound decoder, $219.99. Summer 2018. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com

General Electric Tier 4 GEVO diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Heritage III), Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern (horsehead silhouette), and Union Pacific (American flag and “Building America” slogan). Three road numbers per scheme. ESU Essential Sound Unit and Digital Command Control; light-emitting-diode headlights, number boxes, and ditch lights; and factory-drilled holes for grab irons and uncoupling levers (detail kit sold separately). $149.99. Spring 2018. Operator line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Burlington Northern (ex-Northern Pacific units), Canadian National (circa 1973 to late 1980s rebuilds), Chesapeake & Ohio (1952 to 1963 “low bow wave” scheme), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Two A-B sets and two A or B units per road name. Prototype-specific details, brass air horn, and Proto-Max couplers. With SoundTraxx dual-mode sound decoder: Single A or B unit, $279.98; A-B set, $549.98. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow freight warbonnet); Chessie System (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks); Conrail; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (blue and white); Rock Island (maroon and yellow with small block lettering); and Southern Pacific (General Repair and Improvement Program rebuild). Four road numbers (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control). Based on Phase II prototype. Prototype-specific details, five-pole skew-wound can motor, and Proto-Max couplers. Direct-current models, $199.98 (GM&O, $219.98); with SoundTraxx Tsunami dual-mode sound decoder, $299.98 (GM&O $329.98). WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale General Electric ES44AC and AH diesel locomotives
Walthers HO scale General Electric ES44AC and AH diesel locomotives
General Electric ES44AC and AH diesel locomotives. ES44AC: BNSF Ry. (two-vent dynamic brake), Canadian Pacific (two-vent dynamic brake), CitiRail (four-vent dynamic brake), Iowa Interstate (steerable truck sideframes and four-vent dynamic brake), and Kansas City Southern (four-vent dynamic brake). ES44AH: Union Pacific (four-vent dynamic brake). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control). Models feature hi-ad truck sideframes unless noted. Light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, RP-25 contour metal wheels, and Proto-Max couplers. Direct-current model with nine-pin plug for DCC decoder, $129.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. June 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Moloco Trains HO scale Fruit Growers Express 50-foot plate B insulated boxcar with centered 12-foot plug door
Moloco Trains HO scale Fruit Growers Express 50-foot plate B insulated boxcar with centered 12-foot plug door
HO scale freight cars
Fruit Growers Express 50-foot plate B insulated boxcar with centered 12-foot plug door. Central of Georgia (as-delivered scheme and yellow repaint, two road numbers each); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (four road numbers, two different return routes); Great Northern (Glacier Green, four numbers); and Norfolk & Western (as-delivered scheme in three numbers, black sill scheme in one number). Overhanging Stanray roof with Morton running boards and crossover platforms; prototype-specific door stops, door gussets, and sill design; and 70-ton Ride-Control roller bearing trucks. $56. Moloco, www.molocotrains.com

Evans 5,100-cubic-foot-capacity double-plug-door insulated boxcar. Chicago & North Western, Evans Products, Florida East Coast, Fort Vancouver Plywood Co., Mountain Pine Lumber Co., Norfolk Southern, Penn Central, ScaleTrains.com, Southern Ry., and Wisconsin & Southern (six paint schemes, one road number each). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic kit with cast underbody and brake system, metal wheels, and semi-scale couplers. $14.99. Summer 2018. Kit Classics line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American 10,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General American 10,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car
General American 10,000-gallon 1917-design radial course tank car. Humble Petroleum Products (1935+), Hercules Powder (1949+), and Sinclair (1947+, six road numbers). Four numbers per scheme unless noted; undecorated kits and ready-to-run models painted black but unlettered also available. See-through cast knee above bolsters, separately applied tank handrail and tank strap, and KC or AB brake as appropriate. $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. Delaware & Hudson (1974 as-delivered scheme, six road numbers) and Atel Leasing Corp. (ATGX reporting marks on D&H car with factory-applied conspicuity stripes, two numbers). See-through etched-metal running boards and crossover platforms, wire grab irons and uncoupling levers, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper
National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper. Trough hatch covers: BNSF Ry. (mineral red with circle-cross herald), CP Rail (black with Multimark), Canadian Wheat Board (CNWX and CPWX reporting marks), and National of Mexico. Round hatch covers: Canadian National (“Rail – The Environmental Mode” slogan) and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (black). Four road numbers per scheme. See-through running boards, 100-ton American Steel Foundries trucks with 36” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $29.98. June 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. 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. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale passenger cars
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; Budd dome lounge no. 60; 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 set features 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
Union Pacific 1954 Portland Rose. Modernized heavyweight baggage car; American Car & Foundry lightweight 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
Banta Modelworks HO scale Oakboro Hay & Grain
Banta Modelworks HO scale Oakboro Hay & Grain
HO scale structures
Oakboro Hay & Grain. Laser-cut wood kit with stripwood, signs, and tarpaper roofing. $89. Banta Modelworks, 800-653-8214, www.bantamodelworks.com
Banta Modelworks HO scale Duncan Boots
Banta Modelworks HO scale Duncan Boots
Duncan Boots. Laser-cut wood kit with roofing material and signs. $89. Banta Modelworks, 800-653-8214, www.bantamodelworks.com
Fos Scale Models LLC HO scale Preston Printing
Fos Scale Models LLC HO scale Preston Printing
Preston Printing. Laser-cut clapboard walls, stucco walls, metal detail parts, plastic windows, and signs. Price to be announced. Fos Scale Models LLC, www.fosscalemodels.com
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Hunterline HO scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge
50-foot queen post truss covered bridge. Kit includes strip basswood, white pine ties, nut-bolt-washer castings, and shake shingles. HO scale version measures 6-7/8” x 2-5/8” x 7-9/16”. HOn3 version measures 6-7/8” x 2-3/8” x 7-9/16”. $96 each. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
Sea Port Model Works HO scale Lobster shack on dock
Sea Port Model Works HO scale Lobster shack on dock
Lobster shack on dock. Resin superstructure, dock, and decking. Includes lobster buoys, brass lobster traps, cleats, seagull, smoke stack brackets with spike, lobster crates, open barrels, barrels with trash, and Tichy Train Group windows and doors. Dock measures 2-3/8” x 4-1/4”. Shack measures 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. $74.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-498-3849, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Sea Port Model Works HO scale Multi-use shack kit
Sea Port Model Works HO scale Multi-use shack kit
Multi-use shack kit. Laser-cut front door, resin walls, and Tichy Train Group windows and doors. Measures 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. $24.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-498-3849, www.seaportmodelworks.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. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Double-decker trailer home
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. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Grillin’ & Chillin’ trailer home
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
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
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Woodland Scenics HO 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). $74.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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
HO scale details and accessories
Custom-lighted vehicles. Police and fire equipment. Prices start at $80 (more depending on complexity of installation). East Coast Circuits, 201-506-1448, www.eastcoastcircuits.com
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JL Innovative Design Scale Models HO scale assorted detail parts
Assorted detail parts. Railcar stops with derail, $12.95. Compressor trailer kit with barricades, $4.98. Country store detail set, $11.95. Custom tire tub/press, $7.49. Farmyard detail set, $17.95. Main Street detail set, $11.95. Pre-1955 U.S. Mail street box (factory-painted three-pack), $6.98. Post-1955 U.S. Mail street box (factory-painted three-pack), $6.98. Vending machine detail set, $7.98. Vintage luggage and trunk set, $8.98. Unless noted, metal castings are unpainted. JL Innovative Design Scale Models, 320-746-2358, www.jlinnovative.com
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JL Innovative Design Scale Models HO scale assorted Durango Press metal detail castings
Assorted Durango Press metal detail castings. Oil column kit, $6.98. Barricades, $3.95. Hand mower/roller, $3.95. Large packing case crate, $3.50. Milk cans, $3.50. Open back chairs, $3.50. Open buckets, $3.95. Small kegs, $3.50. Small packing crate case, $3.50. Step ladder, $3.50. Trash cans, $3.95. Vintage switch stands with lantern top, $3.50. Welding tanks and carts, $3.95. JL Innovative Design Scale Models, 320-746-2358, www.jlinnovative.com

Wilson 43-foot grain trailer. New paint schemes: Cargill (1966-2001 and 2002 to present logos) and Nutrena. Trailer is molded in silver plastic with painted white panels, decals, and bonus graphics to decorate a truck tractor. $27.95 each. Lonestar Models, www.lonestarmodelsinc.com
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River Point Station HO scale 2007 Ford Expedition
2007 Ford Expedition. New paint schemes: Police (with imitation reflectorized graphics), fire, sheriff, and painted but unlettered models. Additional details and price to be announced. River Point Station, 401-467-6907, www.riverpointstation.com
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River Point Station HO scale Ford Super Duty truck
Ford Super Duty truck. Brush fire truck and seven other versions. Additional details and price to be announced. March 2018. River Point Station, 401-467-6907, www.riverpointstation.com
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Sea Port Model Works HO scale 34-foot pleasure cruiser built on lobster boat hull
34-foot pleasure cruiser built on lobster boat hull. Waterline kit with solid resin hull, attached bulwarks, resin superstructure, and detail castings (pewter and resin). Figures not included. Measures 4-5/8” x 1-9/16”. $49.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-498-3849, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Sea Port Models HO scale 42-foot derrick spud barge
Sea Port Models HO scale 42-foot derrick spud barge
42-foot derrick spud barge. Two-part resin hull, deck shack, three steam-powered winches, and pewter castings for the mast and boom. Measures 5-3/4” x 2-1/8”. $79.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-498-3849, www.seaportmodelworks.com
Sea Port Model Works HO scale 60-foot police boat Lannan
Sea Port Model Works HO scale 60-foot police boat Lannan
60-foot police boat Lannan. Laser-cut wood superstructures, solid resin hull, and detail castings (pewter and resin). Based on police boat used in Baltimore (1891 to 1948). Can also be built as a classic yacht/cruiser, passenger transport, or pilot boat. Measures 8-5/8” x 2-1/16”. $98.95. Sea Port Model Works, 603-498-3849, www.seaportmodelworks.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1937-48 Brockway single-axle highway tractor
1937-48 Brockway single-axle highway tractor. Resin kit. $18.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1939 Ford Railway Express Agency truck
Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1939 Ford Railway Express Agency truck
1939 Ford Railway Express Agency truck. Resin kit. $18.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1946-51 Seagrave pumpers
Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1946-51 Seagrave pumpers
1946-51 Seagrave pumpers. Open cab, “Detroit” sedan cab, and canopy cab. Resin kits. $34.95 each. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1954 Buick Special sedan
1954 Buick Special sedan. Two- and four-door versions. Resin kit. $13.95 each. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1954 Buick Special station wagon
1954 Buick Special station wagon. Resin kit. $13.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1953-68 Diamond T 734 grain truck

 

1953-68 Diamond T 734 grain truck. Resin kit. $20.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1953-68 Diamond T model 734 single-axle highway tractor
1953-68 Diamond T model 734 single-axle highway tractor. Resin kit. $18.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1956-72 International C-190 grain truck
1956-72 International C-190 grain truck. Resin kit. $20.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1956-72 International C-190 single-axle tractor
1956-72 International C-190 single-axle tractor. Resin kit. $18.95. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
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Sylvan Scale Models HO scale 1964 Plymouth Savoy
1964 Plymouth Savoy. Two- and four-door sedans ($13.95), four-door taxi ($14.95), and four-door police car ($14.95). Resin kits. Sylvan Scale Models, 519-294-6601, www.sylvanscalemodels.com
Atlas Model Railroad N scale Electro-Motive Division SD50 and SD60 diesel locomotives
Atlas Model Railroad N scale Electro-Motive Division SD50 and SD60 diesel locomotives
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD50 and SD60 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. SD50: Lehigh Gorge (one number). SD60: CSX (dark blue and yellow). New road numbers. SD50: Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio and Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks, two numbers each), Conrail (“Quality” scheme), and Reading & Northern. SD60: Canadian Pacific, Oakway, and Union Pacific. Three numbers per scheme unless noted; both body styles available undecorated. Directional golden white light-emitting-diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model with speaker only, $139.95; with ESU Digital Command Control sound decoder, $249.95. Second quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Norfolk Southern SD60E diesel locomotive
Norfolk Southern SD60E diesel locomotive. Horsehead silhouette in two road numbers; GoRail, Honoring Our First Responders, and Honoring Our Veterans in one number each. Also available undecorated. Golden white light-emitting-diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, and operating front and rear ditch lights. Direct-current model with speaker only, $149.95; with ESU Digital Command Control sound decoder, $259.95. Second quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Siemens ALP-45DP locomotive
Siemens ALP-45DP locomotive. Silver series model with speaker only and Gold series model with ESU LokSound sound decoder and Full Throttle. Both versions will feature directional golden white light-emitting-diode headlights, blackened metal wheels, and Accumate couplers. Road names and prices to be announced. Available for pre-order in February 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Broadway Limited Imports N scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (Central of Georgia, Conrail, Interstate, Lehigh Valley, Nickel Plate Road, Norfolk Southern, Norfolk & Western, Pennsylvania RR, and Southern Ry. heritage units in one road number each, plus as-delivered scheme) and Union Pacific. Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific body styles). Dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder featuring Rolling Thunder, plastic and die-cast metal construction, and separately applied details. $249.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
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Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class M1a and M1b 4-8-2 steam locomotives
Pennsylvania RR class M1a and M1b 4-8-2 steam locomotives. Each class offered in three road numbers plus unnumbered. Die-cast metal and plastic construction, Paragon3 dual-mode sound decoder, and five-pole can motor with flywheels. $369.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Union Pacific 8,500 hp “big blow” gas-turbine electric. Six new road numbers. Road-number specific details, separately applied grab irons, and photo-etched metal grills and walkways. Direct-current model, $349.99; with ESU LokSound Digital Command Control sound decoder, $499.99. Summer 2018. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com

Union Pacific water and fuel tenders. Steam excursion water tender, 23C fuel tender, and 24C fuel tender. $37.99. Summer 2018. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
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Broadway Limited Imports N scale New York Central 40-foot steel boxcar
N scale rolling stock
New York Central 40-foot steel boxcar. New road numbers: Boston & Albany (pre-1955 Roman lettering), Peoria & Eastern (pre-1955 Roman lettering), and New York Central (pre-1955 Roman lettering and post-1955 extended Gothic lettering). Also available painted Boxcar Red but unlettered. Injection-molded plastic model with separately applied details and underbody brake system. Single car (NYC only), $29.99; four-pack, $99.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
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Eastern Seaboard Models Corp. N scale Despatch Shops X65 boxcar
Despatch Shops X65 boxcar. New York Central, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (original and modern scheme, one road number each), Lehigh Valley, and Eastern Seaboard Models 2017 holiday car (one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers, Atlas American Steel Foundries Ride-Control trucks with metal wheels, and etched-metal crossover platforms. $42.95. Eastern Seaboard Models Corp., www.esmc.com

Greenbrier (Gunderson) 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Arkansas-Oklahoma Ry. (six road numbers), BNSF Ry. (Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; and Northern Pacific heritage in one number each; as-delivered scheme in 18 numbers plus unnumbered), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme, 12 numbers plus unnumbered), Union Pacific (CMO reporting marks and “Building America” slogan in six numbers, UP marks and “Building America” slogan in 12 numbers). Three body styles and prototype-specific hatch covers and outlet gates. $31.99. Summer 2018. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
N scale passenger cars
60-foot heavyweight passenger cars. Baggage car, coach, combine, Railway Post Office, and observation car. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chesapeake & Ohio; Chicago & North Western; Lackawanna; and New York, New Haven & Hartford. Based on Central RR of New Jersey and Chicago & North Western prototypes. Detailed interiors (except baggage car); separately applied diaphragms, window glazing, and roof vents; and Accumate couplers. Observation car includes separately applied end railing details and a drumhead. Single car, $36.95 (undecorated, $28.95); five-pack (one of each body style), $174.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet
NJ Transit multi-level cab car, trailer coach, and trailer coach with toilet. All models feature light-emitting-diode (LED) illuminated interior with seat detail; separately applied lift lugs, end barriers, and vinyl diaphragms; and free-rolling metal wheels. Cab car has illuminated, directional LED headlights and ditch lights and red marker lights. Price and release date to be announced. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
MRRNP0518_07
Hunterline N scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge
N scale structures
50-foot queen post truss covered bridge. Kit includes basswood strip and ties, nut-bolt-washer castings, and shake shingles. N scale version measures 3-1/4” x 1-7/16” x 4-3/16”. Nn3 version measures 3-3/4” x 1-5/16” x 4-3/16”. $75 each. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
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The N Scale Architect Stone Wall Panel System
Stone Wall Panel System. Each kit builds an 11” x 5” x 2” half-relief structure. Includes three laser-cut wall panel sheets; two each laser-cut self-stick stone sheets and Taskboard sheets; one each peel-and-stick stone detail sheet, door and trim sheet, and slate roofing; Quick-Cut glazing; and more than 65 arched windows. Components can be arranged in different ways. Building can be expanded or enclosed with additional kits. $59.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Double-decker trailer home
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. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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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
Woodland Scenics N scale Letters, Parcels & Post
Woodland Scenics N 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. $54.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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Woodland Scenics N 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). $54.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
MRRNP0518_56
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 locomotives
General Electric Dash 8-40C and Dash 8-40CW diesel locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; BNSF Ry. (Heritage III); CSX (gray, blue, and yellow); and Union Pacific. Two road numbers each. Directional light-emitting diode lighting, separately applied wire grab irons, and new truck design with single-point lubrication. Direct-current model, $269.95; with Digital Command Control and QSI Quantum sound system, $429.95. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
O scale freight cars
Berwick 60-foot double-door hi-cube boxcar. BNSF Ry. (post-2005 scheme), Canadian Pacific (beaver herald), CSX (boxcar herald), and TTX/Railbox. Four road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Die-cast metal underframe, ladders, and stirrup steps; 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps; and etched-metal crossover platforms. $89.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
O scale passenger cars
60-foot heavyweight passenger cars. New paint schemes: Baltimore & Ohio, Grand Trunk Western, Lackawanna, Milwaukee Road (observation car only), Monon, and New York Central (observation car only). Baggage car, coach, combine, Railway Post Office, and observation car. Sprung, die-cast metal trucks; separately applied grab irons and diaphragms; and interior details. $109.95 each (observation car, $114.95). Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Banta Modelworks HO scale Oakboro Hay & Grain
Banta Modelworks O scale Oakboro Hay & Grain
O scale structures
Oakboro Hay & Grain. Laser-cut wood kit with stripwood, signs, adhesive-backed windows, and tar paper. Measures 7-1/2” x 6-1/2”. $132. Banta Modelworks, 800-653-8214, www.bantamodelworks.com
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Broadway Limited Imports O scale Water Tank
Water tank. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern (1967 herald); New York Central; Pennsylvania RR; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Also available painted Barn Red and weathered brown. Operating plastic model with push-button control, sound effects, and sound-synchronized vertical fill spout movement. $149.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
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Hunterline O scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge

50-foot queen post truss covered bridge. Kit includes strip basswood, white pine ties, nut-bolt-washer castings, and shake shingles. O scale version measures 12-1/2” x 4-3/4” x 13-3/4”. On30 version measures 12-1/2” x 4-1/4” x 13-3/4”. $200 each. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
MRRNP0518_75
Woodland Scenics O scale Double-decker trailer
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
MRRNP0518_78
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
MRRNP0518_68
Woodland Scenics O 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. $129.99. Built & Ready Landmark Structures. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
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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
MRRNP0518_71
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
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East Coast Circuits O scale custom-lighted vehicles
O scale details and accessories
Custom-lighted vehicles. Police and fire equipment. Prices start at $80 (more depending on complexity of installation). East Coast Circuits, 201-506-1448, www.eastcoastcircuits.com
MRRNP0518_09
Hunterline S scale 50-foot queen post truss covered bridge
S scale structures
50-foot queen post truss covered bridge. Kit includes strip basswood, white pine ties, nut-bolt-washer castings, and shake shingles. S scale version measures 9-3/8” x 3-9/16” x 10-5/16”. Sn3 version measures 9-3/8” x 3-3/16” x 10-5/16”. $140 each. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
MRRNP0518_52
Atlas Model Railroad Co. Z scale track components
Z scale track
Track components. Number 6 turnout (left and right) and 19-degree crossing ($14.95). $19.95 each unless noted. Die-cast metal frog with power contact for optional powering, built-in wire spring to hold turnout points without the need for a switch machine, and die-cast metal points. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Electronics/controls
Universal signal control board. Compatible with N, HO, and O scales. Backward compatible with existing Atlas signals. Common anode or common cathode signals can be used with board. Board can be used on its own or as part of an integrated block system. Includes options to enable approach-only operation, two- or three-block indication, and Pennsylvania RR and Baltimore & Ohio-style position/color lights. Also supports flashing and lunar white aspects as appropriate. Additional details, price, and release date to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Broadway Limited Imports Rolling Thunder receiver with subwoofer
Rolling Thunder receiver with subwoofer. For N scale. Features Rolling Thunder receiver (compatible with Rolling Thunder-equipped Paragon3 locomotives) and two transmission frequencies (29 channels per frequency). Locomotive sounds play through subwoofer. Compatible with direct current and Digital Command Control. $199.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
MRRNP0518_39
NCE Corp. Illuminator scenic lighting decoder
Illuminator scenic lighting decoder. Works on Digital Command Control and direct current (limited operation on DC); locomotive, accessory, and signal addressing; and built-in warm white light-emitting diode (can be disabled). Up to three LEDs may be controlled separately. Built-in resistors. Functions as National Model Railroad Association signal decoder with 18 aspects. Each output individually dimmable. Compatible with Woodland Scenics Just Plug. $16.95; five-pack, $79.95. NCE Corp., 585-265-0230, www.ncedcc.com
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NCE Corp. Light it universal lighting and signal decoder
Light It universal lighting and signal decoder. Works on Digital Command Control and direct current (limited operation on DC); locomotive, accessory, and signal addressing; and built-in warm white light-emitting diode (can be disabled). Up to three LEDs may be controlled separately. Built-in resistors. Functions as National Model Railroad Association signal decoder with 18 aspects. Each output individually dimmable. Three-pack, $19.95; six-pack, $39.95; and 15-pack, $99.95. NCE Corp., 585-265-0230, www.ncedcc.com
MRRNP0518_05
RR-CirKits Layout Command Control signal mast drivers
Layout Command Control signal mast drivers. With pin connections or miniature screw terminals. Drives up to 16 signal lamps on miniature masts. Include eight auxiliary input/output lines for connections to external block detectors and turnout drivers. Individual lamp controls allow for special effects, including brightness and cross fade. Internal logic allows boards to operate in layout only mode, or they may be controlled with JMRI or other LCC-aware software as their control logic. Boards communicate and get power over the CAN bus version of the National Model Railroad Association LCC standards and work with other LCC products available from the manufacturer and other suppliers. $73.95 each. RR-CirKits, 704-843-3769, www.rr-cirkits.com
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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 per output. $13.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
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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
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Walthers Layout Control System switch machine
Walthers Layout Control System switch machine. Servo-based slow-motion switch unit. For use with direct current and Digital Command Control. Plug-and-play wiring (no cutting or soldering needed). Drilling template included. For Z, N, HO, S, and O scales. $24.98. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
MRRNP0518_41
Chooch Enterprises Steel retaining walls
Scenery
Steel retaining walls. HO/O scales and HO/N scales. Flexible vinyl sheets measure 3-3/4” x 12”. Can be cut with scissors or razor knife. Can be weathered with acrylic paints. Attach with hot glue or Chooch Peel-and-Stick (latter sold separately; four-pack, $9.99). $12.99. Chooch Enterprises, 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com

Folded beds. Represents sharply folded sedimentary or metamorphic layers. For Z to G scales. Textured, natural rubber casting can be cut with scissors. Measures 24” x 12”. Show price, $40 (regular price, $50). Cripplebush Valley Models, 518-868-2218, www.cripplebush.net

Riprap causeway. Boulder-armored slope typically seen where railroad rights-of-way traverse low-lying areas or bodies of water. Designed for HO scale, but will work with S and O scales. Textured, natural rubber casting can be cut with scissors. Show price, $30 (regular price, $40). Cripplebush Valley Models, 518-868-2218, www.cripplebush.net
MRRNP0518_06
Hunterline Weathering Mix in West Side Red
Weathering supplies
Weathering Mix. New color: West Side Red. Alcohol-based wash. Eight-ounce bottle, $9. Hunterline, 866-934-4174, www.hunterline.com
MRRNP0518_64
Deepwoods Software USB thumb drives
Miscellaneous
USB thumb drives. Steam engine ($10) and bullet train ($8). Drives include Model Railroad Software (2.1.42). Includes libraries for communication with Chubb and Lenz XPressNet networks; a user-mode drive for the Rail Driver control console; a library to parse XTrkCAD layout files; and utilities for computing dropping resistors, camera view areas, creating railroad time tables, and a switch-list-based freight car forwarding system. Deepwoods Software, 978-544-6933, www.deepsoft.com

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