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New model trains for the week of February 22, 2018

Check out the latest model railroad products from Accurail, Kato USA, Rapido Trains, and more
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division F7B and F9B diesel locomotives
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division F7B and F9B diesel locomotives
HO scale locomotives
General Motors Diesel Division F7B and F9B diesel locomotives. Canadian National (F9B in as-delivered scheme and sergeant stripes, four road numbers each), Canadian Pacific (F7B and F9B in maroon with block lettering, maroon with script lettering, Action Red with 5” stripes, and Action Red with 8” stripes, two numbers per body style), and VIA Rail Canada (F9B, six numbers). Also available undecorated (CP F7B, CP/VIA F9B, and CN/VIA F9B). Road-number and era-specific details, operating backup light (Digital Command Control), and Macdonald-Cartier metal couplers. Direct-current model, $199.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $309.95. 2019 delivery. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division FP7 diesel locomotive
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division FP7 diesel locomotive
General Motors Diesel Division FP7 diesel locomotive. Canadian Pacific (maroon with block lettering, maroon with script lettering, Action Red with 5” stripes, and Action Red with 8” stripes), Montreal Commuter (two-tone blue), Ontario Northland (early green and yellow, progressive green and white, and chevron yellow and blue), and VIA Rail Canada. Two to six road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated (CP/VIA and Ontario Northland versions). Road-number and era-specific details, detailed cab interior, and Macdonald-Cartier metal couplers. Direct-current model, $224.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $334.95. Fall 2018. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford EP5 “jet” electric locomotive
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford EP5 “jet” electric locomotive
New York, New Haven & Hartford EP5 “jet” electric locomotive. New York, New Haven & Hartford (as delivered with and without vents in three road numbers each, experimental yellow without vents in one number, and repaint with vents in four numbers), and Penn Central (black with vents in three numbers and New Haven repaint in one number). Carbody, pantograph, and hardware variations; detailed cab interior; and complete lighting package (headlights, class lights, ground lights, and cab interior lighting). Direct-current model, $349.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $459.95. Early 2019. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com

Electro-Motive Division SD9 diesel locomotive. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chinese Red); Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (orange); Milwaukee Road (orange and black with “The Milwaukee Road” herald); Nickel Plate Road (as-delivered black-and-yellow scheme); and Southern Pacific (“black widow” and scarlet and gray schemes). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder). Railroad-specific details, light-emitting-diode headlights, and die-cast metal underframe. Direct-current model, $199.98; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $299.98. March 2019. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Accurail HO scale assorted freight car kits
Accurail HO scale assorted freight car kits
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight car kits. Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Illinois Terminal, and Missouri Pacific Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hoppers ($19.98 each; three-pack, $58.98). Delaware, Lackawanna & Western 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar with steel ends and straight underframe, $17.98. Monon 40-foot boxcar, $17.98. Nickel Plate Road 36-foot Fowler single-sheathed boxcar, $17.98. Wheeling & Lake Erie United States Railroad Administration two-bay hopper (single car, $16.98; three-pack, $49.98). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Kadee Quality Products HO scale assorted freight cars
Kadee Quality Products HO scale assorted freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Gem Automatic Gas Co. American Car & Foundry 11,000-gallon insulated tank car (two road numbers), $44.95. Seaboard Coast Line Pullman-Standard 50-foot PS-1 boxcar, $38.95. Factory-painted and assembled models with two-piece self-centering trucks and scale couplers. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Association of American Railroads 50-foot mechanical refrigerator car
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Association of American Railroads 50-foot mechanical refrigerator car
Association of American Railroads 50-foot mechanical refrigerator car. New road names: Burlington Northern, Chicago & North Western, Conrail, Northern Pacific, Pacific Fruit Express (Southern Pacific and Union Pacific heralds), and Santa Fe Refrigerated Despatch. Two road numbers per scheme. Diagonal-panel roof with separately applied exhaust stack, late improved Dreadnaught ends, and 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with 33” turned-metal wheelsets. $27.98. June 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Bethlehem 89-foot flush-deck flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Bethlehem 89-foot flush-deck flatcar
Bethlehem 89-foot flush-deck flatcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (American Car & Foundry and Pullman hitches); Southern Ry. (Pullman hitches); Southern Pacific (ACF and Pullman hitches); and Trailer Train (KTTX Twin 45 with TT-2 hitches, RTTX Triple 28 with ACF and Pullman hitches, and large “TT” logo with ACF hitches). Two road numbers per scheme. Factory-installed grab irons, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $44.98. October 2018. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Quality” herald); Burlington Northern; Chicago & North Western (green); Louis Dreyfus Corp. (blue and black); Northern Pacific; and Soo Line. Four road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. See-through running boards, 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with 36” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $27.98. June 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale passenger cars
Amtrak Superliner cars. Coach, diner, sleeper, and transition sleeper ($90). All cars in phase 6 paint scheme. Factory-installed details; tinted, flush-fitting window glazing; and free-rolling trucks with rotating bearing caps. $87 each unless noted. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
Rapido Trains HO scale RailCrew switch machines and remote uncouplers
Rapido Trains HO scale RailCrew switch machines and remote uncouplers
HO scale details and accessories
RailCrew switch machines and remote uncouplers. Switch machine features three switch stand styles with rotating targets, single-pole double-throw auxiliary contacts to power frogs and signals, and momentary 12V DC power. Measures 1-1/8” x 1”. RailCrew On-Off Remote Uncoupler features momentary 12V DC power and light-emitting diode between and below the rails. Compatible with all major brands of magnetic couplers. Measures 1-3/4” x 7/8”. $19.95 each; six-pack, $109.95; and 12-pack, $209.95. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 1950s farm tractors
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 1950s farm tractors
1950s farm tractors. Green and red. Factory-assembled models. Two-pack, $14.98. March 2018. Scene Master line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale detail kit for Alco PA and PB diesel locomotives
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale detail kit for Alco PA and PB diesel locomotives
Detail kit for Alco PA and PB diesel locomotives. For WalthersMainline models. Includes two pilot grab irons for PA, two right rear grab irons for PA or PB, two left rear grab irons for PA or PB, and eight Alco-style lift rings. Formed stainless steel wire. Completes one PA or PB. $9.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale open-cab forklift
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale open-cab forklift
Open-cab forklift. Factory-assembled and painted models. Two-pack, $14.98. March 2018. Scene Master line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale plow and planter
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale plow and planter
Plow and planter. Includes four-bottom plow and four-row planter, both painted red. Two-pack, $14.98. March 2018. Scene Master line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald) and Alaska RR. Two road numbers per scheme. Directional headlights, illuminated number boxes, all-wheel electrical pickup, blackened metal wheels, Kato couplers, and walkway-mounted illuminated ditch lights. Direct-current models accept Train Control Systems K1D4 Digital Command Control decoder (sold separately). Direct-current model, $120; with Digital Command Control motor decoder, $170. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
N scale details and accessories
Flexi-Van trailers. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Illinois Central (orange and brown with “Mainline of Mid-America” slogan or green diamond herald); New York Central (four versions); Milwaukee Road (four versions); and Southern Ry. (“Containerized Freight Rail-Highway Service” lettering). Three trailer numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic models. $21.95. Trainworx, 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com
S scale passenger equipment
American Car & Foundry steel welded-side express refrigerator cars. Atlantic Coast Line (as-built purple and aluminum with yellow stripes and white lettering) and Railway Express Agency (as-built dark green and aluminum with red stripes and Dulux Gold lettering, mid-1950s dark green repaint with Dulux Gold lettering, and modernized 1962 car with Apple Green paint and white speed lettering). Factory-painted brass models. $429. Spring 2018. River Raisin Models, 248-366-9621, www.riverraisinmodels.com
Books
Rail America Vol. 1, Rail Canada Vol. 1, and Rail Canada Vol. 5. Updated hardcover books. Rail America Vol. 1 (Canadian National North America’s diesel locomotive fleet) and Rail Canada Vol. 5 (Canadian Budd Rail Diesel Cars and BC Rail’s diesel and electric locomotive fleet) feature color diesel painting diagrams and updated prototype photos (many in color). Rail Canada Vol. 1 (Canadian National’s diesel fleet up to 1988) now has color drawings produced with computer-aided drafting and design and CorelDraw. Rail America Vol. 1, $65.42; Rail Canada Vol. 5, $67.79; and Rail Canada Vol. 1, $70.16 plus shipping. Prices subject to change based on exchange rate. LPD Publishing Ltd., 250-766-0699, www.lpdpublishing.com

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