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New model trains for the week of April 19, 2018

Check out the latest model railroad products from Bowser, Kadee, Walthers, and more
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Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Union Pacific Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives
HO scale locomotives
Union Pacific Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives. For 1960-1971 City of Los Angeles. Working backup light on A and B units, modified etched-metal Farr air grills, and working Western-Cullen rotary beacon on A unit. Direct-current models (one number per unit/set): A unit, $199.98; A-B set, $369.98. With dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder (one number per unit/set): A unit, $299.98; A-B set, $569.98. October 2019. Proto series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bowser Trains HO scale assorted four-bay hoppers
Bowser Trains HO scale assorted four-bay hoppers
HO scale freight cars
Assorted four-bay hoppers. Baltimore & Ohio class W1 with clamshell doors, Penn Central (class H5 in black-and-white scheme; class H21a in maintenance-of-way yellow; and H21a ore service car with PRR keystone herald, block lettering, and Jade Green panel), Pennsylvania RR (H21: Freight Car Color with “Pennsylvania Lines,” “Pennsylvania” lettering and circle keystone herald, or “Pennsylvania” lettering, all with clamshell doors. H21a: Black with billboard Roman lettering and keystone herald; Freight Car Color with billboard Roman lettering and shadow keystone herald [six road numbers]; Freight Car Color with early lettering; black with reporting marks in block lettering and keystone herald; Freight Car Color with early lettering and circle keystone herald [six numbers]; Freight Car Color with early lettering and circle keystone herald with “Coal Goes to War” slogan. H22: Freight Car Color with early lettering or early lettering and circle keystone herald, both with clamshell doors. H22a: Freight Car Color with early lettering and early lettering and circle keystone herald with clamshell or conventional doors), Union RR class H21a (black with clamshell doors), and Virginian Ry. class H21a (leased PRR car painted Freight Car Color with VGN herald and reporting marks). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Separately applied brake appliances, metal wheels, and couplers. $25.95. January 2019. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com
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Kadee Quality Products Co. HO scale assorted Pullman-Standard boxcars
Assorted Pullman-Standard boxcars. St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) 40-foot PS-1 boxcar (“Blue Streak Fast Freight” lettering), $38.95. Detroit, Toledo & Ironton 50-foot PS-1 boxcar (“Hydroframe 60 Keeps Load Safe From Shock” lettering), $36.95. Two-piece self-centering trucks, metal wheels, and scale couplers. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com
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Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Union Pacific 1960-1971 City of Los Angeles passenger cars
HO scale passenger equipment
Union Pacific 1960-1971 City of Los Angeles. American Car & Foundry 85-foot cars: 44-seat coach, baggage, baggage-dormitory, cafe-lounge, dome-coach, dome-diner, and dome-lounge. Budd 85-foot car: Pacific-series 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper. Pullman-Standard 85-foot cars: Ocean-series 5-bedroom, 2-compartment, 2-drawing room sleeper; and Placid-series 11-double-bedroom sleeper. Each car available with decal car names and numbers or factory lettered. Models feature window tinting and black gaskets as appropriate; optional, modeler-installed extended drawbars for 22” radius curves; factory-installed stainless steel grab irons; detailed interiors; turned-metal wheelsets; trucks with built-in electrical contacts; and Proto-Max couplers. $84.98 (dome cars, $94.98). Two deluxe 10-car sets also available with factory-printed names and numbers, factory-installed light-emitting-diode lights (as appropriate), and more than 150 Preiser crew figures and passengers. $1,240 each. May through September 2019. Proto series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Minifer HO scale The House to Gaston
Minifer HO scale The House to Gaston
HO scale structures
The House to Gaston. Laser-cut wood and cardboard kit. Based on prototype plans from 1929. Measures 4.33” x 3.93” x 4.13”. $74.29. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Minifer, www.minifer.fr/en
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale wide- and standard-cupola cabooses
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale wide- and standard-cupola cabooses
N scale freight cars
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. $32.95 (undecorated, $19.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale assorted freight cars
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale assorted freight cars
Assorted freight cars. British Columbia Ry. 56-foot general service tank car, $35.90. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 40-foot single-sheathed 1-1/2-door boxcar, $21.95. CSX 89-foot tri-level enclosed auto rack, $47.95. Railway Express Agency 52-foot riveted-side refrigerator car, $24.90. TTX depressed-center flatcar with six-wheel trucks (two road numbers), $28.80. Injection-molded plastic models with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot plug-door boxcar
Wheels of Time N scale Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot plug-door boxcar
Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot plug-door boxcar. Conrail (eight road numbers). Underbody detail, 33” metal wheels, and body-mounted couplers. $26.59. Fourth quarter 2018. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
N scale details and accessories
Assorted dump trucks. Kenworth T800, Kenworth W900, and Peterbilt 379. Black, blue, Department of Transportation Orange (T800 only), red, yellow, and white. Details to be announced. $41.95. First quarter 2019. Trainworx Inc., 970-874-9747, www.train-worx.com

Atlas O bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars
Atlas O bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars
O scale freight cars
Bulkhead and short-bulkhead flatcars. New paint schemes. Bulkhead: Canadian Pacific (dark green), CSX (patched reporting marks), TTX (yellow with black-and-white logo), and Union Pacific (Oxide Red). Short bulkhead: Allegheny & Eastern (red) and Northwestern Oklahoma (Oxide Red). New road numbers. Short bulkhead: Allegheny & Eastern (red). Two road numbers per scheme; both body styles available undecorated. Side stake pockets, simulated tie loops, and fish-belly center sill. $61.95 (undecorated, $56.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Trainman line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas O wide- and standard-cupola cabooses
Atlas O 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: Chessie System (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks) 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. Detailed interior with crew figures, metal grab irons, and die-cast metal chassis. $84.95 (undecorated, $69.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas O 40-foot intermodal container
Atlas O 40-foot intermodal container
O scale details and accessories
40-foot intermodal container. New paint schemes. Hapag-Lloyd, Mediterranean, Ocean Network Express (pink), and UASC. Eight container numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. $24.95 (undecorated, $17.95). Fourth quarter 2018. Master Line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
American Z Line Budd Rail Diesel Car
American Z Line Budd Rail Diesel Car
Z scale locomotives
Budd Rail Diesel Car. New paint scheme: Amtrak. Three road numbers. Directional light-emitting-diode headlights and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
American Z Line General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Iowa Interstate (Rock Island heritage scheme). One road number. Prototype-specific details, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, traction tires, and can motor with dual flywheels. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
American Z Line 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
Z scale freight cars
40-foot single-sheathed boxcar. New paint scheme: Reading Co. Seven road numbers (single car, two-pack, and four-pack). Etched-metal running boards, positionable doors, blackened metal wheels, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
Creating a Backscene: A Railway Modeling Companion
Books
Creating a Backscene: A Railway Modeling Companion. By Paul Bambrick and John Ellis-Cockell. Covers the theory, history, and types of backdrops. Includes detailed information on creating backdrops with digital photos and photo-editing software. Hardcover, 224 pages. $39.95. Published by Crécy Publishing, available from Specialty Press, 800-895-4585, www.specialtypress.com

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5 compact track plans

5 compact track plans

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