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New model trains for the week of January 4, 2018

See the latest model railroading products from American Z Line, Athearn, and Walthers
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP40P-2 diesel locomotive. Southern Pacific (no. 3197 in American Revolution Bicentennial and scarlet and gray schemes; nos. 7600 through 7602 in factory weathered scarlet and gray) and Union Pacific (two road numbers). Light-emitting-diode headlights, vinyl m.u. hoses, and wire grab irons. Direct-current model, $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $279.98. December 2018. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

General Electric Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (red and silver warbonnet); Canadian National; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chinese Red and gray, fictional scheme); Chicago & North Western; Great Northern (simplified Omaha Orange and Pullman Green, fictional scheme); Norfolk Southern; Spokane, Portland & Seattle (yellow and green, fictional scheme); and Union Pacific (C&NW patchout). Three numbers per scheme. Prototype-specific truck sideframes, factory-installed and painted wire grab irons, and eight- and nine-pin connectors for Digital Command Control decoder. $129.98. December 2018. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale General Electric ES44AC and AH diesel locomotives
Wm. K. 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
HO scale freight cars
North American Car Co. 8,000-gallon tank car. Amaizo, National Starch & Chemical, Staley, Union Tank Car Co. (black and brown), and Vulcan Materials Co. Three road numbers per scheme. Photo-etched metal platforms, separately applied ladders with bracing, and body-mounted McHenry double-shelf couplers. $34.98. December 2018. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.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 Pullman-Standard 60-foot flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard 60-foot flatcar
Pullman-Standard 60-foot 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. June 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale details and accessories
20-foot refrigerated intermodal container. Australia-New Zealand Direct, Cosco, Cronos/CCL, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, PM&O Line, and Swire Shipping. Injection-molded plastic construction. Three-pack, $29.98. December 2018. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Wabash 53-foot Duraplate trailer. Averitt Express, Estes, J.B. Hunt (“Intermodal” lettering), Schneider, Vermont Ry., and XTRA Lease (“U.S. Mail” lettering). Three trailer numbers per scheme. Etched-metal mudflaps, six-piece landing gear assembly, and rolling vinyl tires. $29.98. December 2018. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale adhesive paved roadway
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale adhesive paved roadway
Adhesive paved roadway. White dashed centerline and edge stripes, yellow dashed centerline with white edge stripes, and double yellow centerline with white edge stripes. Measures 3-1/8” x 78-3/4”. $13.98 each. Curved road (double yellow centerline with white edge stripes). 3-1/8” wide x 9” outside diameter. $9.98. March 2018. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale concrete grade crossing kit
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale concrete grade crossing kit
Concrete grade crossing kit. Injection-molded plastic with crane lift bars, tapered ends, and non-skid surface. Scale 60 feet wide for four-lane highways and oversize equipment. Can be adapted for two-lane roads with molded cut lines. For use with codes 70, 83, and 100 rail. $9.98. February 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Diesel detail kits. Electro-Motive Diesel (23-piece set of formed stainless steel wire grab irons), $11.98. General Electric ES44 (25-piece set includes formed stainless steel wire grab irons and injection-molded plastic uncoupling levers), $19.98. April 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale intermodal yard pavement kit
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale intermodal yard pavement kit
Intermodal yard pavement kit. Injection-molded plastic kit with molded cut lines for customizing. Includes trackside lanes and scale 60-foot wide grade crossing sections for truck and crane access. Can be expanded with additional kits. $34.98. February 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
N scale freight cars
Bay-window caboose. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red with yellow circle-cross herald); Great Northern (Vermillion Red, two road numbers); Conrail (blue); Nickel Plate Road (“Nickel Plate High Speed Service” slogan); Norfolk & Western (red); Kansas City Southern (stainless steel); Southern Pacific (American Revolution Bicentennial in one number, brown and orange in three numbers); St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt); and Western Pacific (red). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic body, caboose trucks with metal wheels, and McHenry scale couplers. $26.98. December 2018. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
N scale details and accessories
Ford C rescue truck. County Fire Dept. no. 2 (orange), County Fire no. 6 (red and white), Fire Protection District no. 213 (yellow), Fire Rescue no. 3 (yellow and white), Rescue Co. no. 32 (white), and Tri-State Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad no. 2 (red with white stripe). Separately applied details, tinted emergency lights, and clear window glazing. $28.98. December 2018. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP30 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Soo Line. Two road numbers. Directional light-emitting-diode headlights, Alco trucks, prototype-specific details, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Union Pacific. Three road numbers. Prototype-specific details, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, working ditch lights, traction tires, and can motor with dual flywheels. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Gunderson 60-foot hi-cube boxcar
American Z Line Z scale Gunderson 60-foot hi-cube boxcar
Z scale freight cars
Gunderson 60-foot hi-cube boxcar. Union Pacific. Four road numbers. AutoLatch couplers and metal wheelsets. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
Accurail HO scale Hocking Valley 41-foot gondola kit custom-decorated for the Central Ohio Model Railroad Club
Accurail HO scale Hocking Valley 41-foot gondola kit custom-decorated for the Central Ohio Model Railroad Club
Club offerings
Hocking Valley 41-foot gondola. Accurail HO scale kit custom-decorated for the Central Ohio Model Railroad Club. Two road numbers (21402 and 21217). $22 each plus $8 shipping for one car. Add $3 shipping for each additional car. Ohio residents add 7.5 percent sales tax. Check or money order to COMRC, 2017 Club Car, 6471 Proprietors Rd., Worthington, OH 43085

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