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New model trains for the week of April 12, 2018

Check out the latest model railroad products from Athearn, Azatrax, Crinkle Rock, and more
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F-series diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe F7A, F7B, and F7A-B set (one number each), blue warbonnet. Central RR of New Jersey F3A and F3A-B set (one numbered and unnumbered [includes decals] unit/set each), orange and blue scheme. Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7A-B set (one number each), red and white demonstrator scheme. Union Pacific F3A (freight version) and F3A-B set (freight and passenger versions, one number each), Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray. Single A and B units. Direct-current model, $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoders, $279.98. A-B sets. Direct-current models, $359.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound decoders, $539.98. March 2019. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Alco RS-3 and RSD-5 diesel locomotives
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Alco RS-3 and RSD-5 diesel locomotives
Alco RS-3 and RSD-5 diesel locomotives. New paint schemes. RS-3: Amtrak (black and white) and Lackawanna (black and yellow with high hood lettering). New road numbers. RS-3: Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black); Green Bay & Western (red, gray, and black); New York, New Haven & Hartford (orange, green, and black with “New Haven” on long hood); Pennsylvania RR (Dark Locomotive Enamel Green and yellow); and Reading Co. (dark green and gold). RSD-5: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (pinstripe scheme); Chicago & North Western (yellow and green); and Southern Pacific (“black widow” scheme). Two road numbers per scheme; both body styles available undecorated (air- or water-cooled exhaust). Separately applied handrails and stanchions, metal grab irons, and improved tooling on turbo exhaust stack. Direct-current model with eight-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $164.95 (undecorated, $149.95); with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $274.95 (undecorated, $259.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Atlas Classic line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry., Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Ferromex, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic body, die-cast metal chassis, load-based smoke output, and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $349.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
HO scale freight cars
General American Transportation Corp. 2,600-cubic-foot-capacity Airslide covered hopper. Baltimore & Ohio (gray with billboard “B&O”), ConAgra (white with separately applied placard), Conrail (Penn Central patchout), Erie (gray with billboard lettering and diamond herald), Great Northern (Big Sky Blue in one number and gray), and Milwaukee Road (billboard lettering). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific shaker brackets and outlets, see-through metal running boards, and McHenry scale couplers. $52.98. March 2019. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Thrall high-side gondola. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black with yellow circle-cross herald); Commonwealth Edison (billboard lettering in one number, red and black with reporting marks only in two 3-packs, and black and white with reporting marks in one 3-pack); Herzog (gray and yellow); Midwest Car (black with red end); RJ Corman (red with billboard lettering); and Wisconsin Electric (yellow and black). Ten numbers per scheme (single car and three 3-packs per scheme unless noted). Wire and plastic handrails, stirrup steps, ladders, and underbody details; 100-ton trucks with 36” metal wheels; and McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $30.98; three-pack, $86.98. March 2019. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars
Bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars. New paint schemes. Bulkhead: Canadian Pacific (dark green), CSX (patched reporting marks), Illinois Central (black), Northwestern Oklahoma (Oxide Red), TTX (yellow with black-and-white logo), and Union Pacific (Oxide Red). Short bulkhead: Northwestern Oklahoma (Oxide Red). New road numbers. Short bulkhead: Allegheny & Eastern (red). Three road numbers per scheme; both body styles available undecorated. Side stake pockets, simulated tie loops, and fish-belly center sill. $29.95 (undecorated, $27.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Wide- and standard-cupola cabooses
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Wide- and standard-cupola cabooses
Wide- and standard-cupola cabooses. New paint schemes. Wide cupola: St. Louis-San Francisco (American Revolution Bicentennial scheme in one road number and red, white, and blue scheme), MCVX Safety Train (one number), and Rutland. Standard cupola: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic. New road numbers. Wide cupola: British Columbia Ry. (green, yellow, and white), Delaware & Hudson (Reading Co. patchout), and Reading Co. Standard cupola: Norfolk Southern (Norfolk & Western heritage scheme, one number) and Norfolk & Western. Re-issue: Burlington Northern (Operation Desert Storm scheme, one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted, both body styles available undecorated. Thin end rails, separate brake cylinder, and roller-bearing caboose trucks. $46.95 (undecorated, $35.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Downtown Deco HO scale Overlook Hotel
Downtown Deco HO scale Overlook Hotel
HO scale structures
Overlook Hotel. Cast-Hydrocal kit with new rooftop details, weathered decals, and weathering instructions. Figures not included. Footprint is 3” x 7”. $89.95. Downtown Deco, 406-821-0181, www.downtowndeco.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 40-foot standard-height intermodal container
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 40-foot standard-height intermodal container
HO scale details and accessories
40-foot standard-height intermodal container. New model (new doors and 0-3-0 corrugation pattern): ZIM. New paint schemes: Evergreen, Maersk, Maersk Line, and “K” Line. Six container numbers per scheme (two three-packs); also available undecorated (four styles). Injection-molded plastic with positionable doors. Three-pack, $44.95 (undecorated, $39.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division GP38 diesel locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division GP38 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP38 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Amtrak (phase 3 non- revenue), Canadian Pacific (red with “Canadian Pacific” on long hood), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle scheme), and Norfolk Southern (Operation Lifesaver and First Responders schemes, one road number each). New numbers: Bangor & Aroostook (red, gray, and black), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black with nose stripes), Chessie System (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks), Conrail (blue and white), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (with and without dynamic brakes). Directional golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, Scale Speed motor, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model, $129.95; with ESU LokSound Digital Command Control sound decoder featuring Full Throttle, $239.95. Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives. Union Pacific. Two numbers per body style. E9A features nose herald for City of Los Angeles, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and illuminated number boxes. Both models have five-pole motor, all-wheel electrical pickup, and blackened wheels. Direct-current models (designed for Train Control Systems K0D8-series or Digitrax DN163K0A Digital Command Control motor decoders): E9A, $110; E9B, $100. With factory-installed Train Control Systems Digital Command Control motor decoder: E9A, $160; E9B, $150. August-September 2018. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Kato USA N scale Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car
Kato USA N scale Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car
N scale freight cars
Gunderson Maxi-IV three-unit articulated well car. TTX. Two road numbers. With six Canadian National or EMP 53-foot intermodal containers. Well cars feature steel compound plastic construction, 33” and 38” metal wheels, and Kato couplers. Each container has a magnet and metal plate. $110. September 2018. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Kato USA N scale Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger train
Kato USA N scale Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger train
N scale passenger cars
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger train. Eleven-car set includes storage mail; baggage-dormitory; two 44-seat coaches; dome chair; lounge; 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper; dome diner; 5-double-bedroom-lounge sleeper; 11-double-bedroom sleeper; and dome-lounge observation. Each car features low-flange wheels and Kato couplers. Interiors can be illuminated with Kato no. 11-211 or 11-212 version 2 interior light kit with white light-emitting diodes, sold separately. $280. August 2018. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 40-foot standard-height intermodal container
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 40-foot standard-height intermodal container
N scale details and accessories

40-foot standard-height intermodal container. New model (new doors and 0-3-0 corrugation pattern): ZIM. New paint schemes: Evergreen, Maersk, Maersk Line, and “K” Line. Six container numbers per scheme (two three-packs); also available undecorated (four styles). Injection-molded plastic with positionable doors. Three-pack, $34.95 (undecorated, $26.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas O Baldwin VO-1000 diesel locomotive
Atlas O Baldwin VO-1000 diesel locomotive
O scale locomotives
Baldwin VO-1000 diesel locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (zebra stripes); Lehigh Valley (red, gray, and yellow); Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis (maroon and gold); Rock Island (red and black with “Route of the Rockets” slogan); Southern Pacific (black and orange); and Western Pacific (silver and orange). Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Detailed cab interior; die-cast metal chassis, trucks, and pilots; and directional light-emitting-diode headlights. With dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $479.95 (undecorated, $459.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Azatrax RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor Arduino-compatible shield
Azatrax RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor Arduino-compatible shield
Electronics/controls
RIR4 quad infrared proximity sensor Arduino-compatible shield. Shield is a plug-in expansion circuit that allows users to add infrared detection to their Arduino or compatible microcontrollers. No IR sensors, $35; four sensor sets with two-foot wire length, $42; two sensor sets with two-foot wire length and two sensor sets with six-foot wire length, $45; and four sensor sets with six-foot wire length, $48. Azatrax LLC, www.azatrax.com
Crinkle Rock
Crinkle Rock
Scenery
Crinkle Rock. Rock formations printed on paper with water-resistant (not waterproof) pigments. Sheets can be creased, folded, crumpled, and creased. Paper can cut with scissors or knife and attached to a metal frame, cardboard, or polystyrene with water-based or hot glue. Fifteen rock styles available. For use in N through O scales. Sheets measure 27-9/16” x 19-11/16”. $12.36 each. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Crinkle Rock, +39 333 615 81 75, www.crinklerock.com
3-D Printing & Laser Cutting: A Railway Modelling Companion
3-D Printing & Laser Cutting: A Railway Modelling Companion
Books
3-D Printing & Laser Cutting: A Railway Modelling Companion. By Jeff Geary and Dave Renshaw. Covers the principles of 3-D drawing and a review of some of the 3-D software packages available free online. Includes step-by-step instructions for constructing lineside structures, rolling stock, and locomotives. Also includes information on how to use a 3-D printer. More than 300 color photos and diagrams. Hardcover, 160 pages. $24.95. Produced by Crécy Publishing, available from Specialty Press, 800-895-4585, www.specialtypress.com

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