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New model trains for the week of April 26, 2018

See the latest HO, N, O, and Z scale model railroading products announced this week!
Rapido Trains HO scale Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FA-2 and FPA-2 diesel locomotives
Rapido Trains HO scale Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FA-2 and FPA-2 diesel locomotives
HO scale locomotives
Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FA-2 and FPA-2 diesel locomotives. FA-2: Ann Arbor (delivery scheme); Burlington Northern (Spokane, Portland & Seattle patchout); Chicago & North Western (yellow and green); CP Rail (Action Red with Multimark); Erie Lackawanna (gray and maroon); Long Island Rail Road (gray, blue, and yellow scheme); Louisville & Nashville (gray and yellow); Missouri Pacific (delivery scheme); New York Central (cigar band); Penn Central (NYC cigar band renumber); Penn Central (black with red “P”); Spokane, Portland & Seattle (broadband); Wabash (ex-Ann Arbor); Western Maryland (speed lettering). FPA-2: CP Rail (Action Red with Multimark), Missouri Pacific (delivery scheme). One to five road numbers per scheme; both body styles available undecorated. Prototype-specific details, illuminated number boxes and classification lights, and etched-metal grills. Direct-current model with 21-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $225; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $325. Spring 2019. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FB-2 and FPB-2 diesel locomotives
Rapido Trains HO scale Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FB-2 and FPB-2 diesel locomotives
Alco/Montreal Locomotive Works FB-2 and FPB-2 diesel locomotives. FB-2: Baltimore & Ohio (1956 scheme); Canadian Pacific (maroon and gray with block or script lettering and Action Red with Multimark); Chicago & North Western (yellow and green, conditional announcement); Erie (delivery scheme, conditional announcement); Erie Lackawanna (gray and maroon, conditional announcement); Lehigh Valley (delivery scheme, conditional announcement); Louisville & Nashville (gray and yellow, conditional announcement); Missouri Pacific (delivery scheme, conditional announcement); New York Central (lightning stripe and cigar band schemes, conditional announcements); New York, New Haven & Hartford (delivery and McGinnis schemes); Penn Central (ex-New Haven, conditional announcement); Pennsylvania RR (delivery scheme). FPB-2: B&O (1956 scheme), CP (maroon and gray with block or script lettering and Action Red with Multimark), Great Northern (Empire Builder scheme, conditional announcement), Lehigh Valley (delivery scheme, conditional announcement). One to three road numbers per scheme; both body styles available undecorated. Conditional announcements need to reach minimum order threshold to be manufactured. With or without dynamic brakes, vertical or horizontal battery box louvers, and underbody piping and conduit. Direct-current models, $199.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $299.95. Spring 2019. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division F40PH-2D diesel locomotive
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division F40PH-2D diesel locomotive
General Motors Diesel Division F40PH-2D diesel locomotive. VIA Rail Canada (as-delivered [three road numbers], Canada [three numbers], and rebuilt [five numbers] paint schemes). Special paint schemes (all conditional announcements, one to three road numbers each): CBC 50th anniversary (2002-2004), Coors Light Silver Bullet Express (2011), Home Hardware (1997-2002), Kool-Aid (2000), Operation Lifesaver (2003-2001), and Telus (2002-2010). Conditional announcements need to reach minimum order threshold to be manufactured. Underframe detail including piping and conduit, etched-metal radiator grills, and Macdonald-Cartier couplers. Direct-current model, $209.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $309.95. Fall 2018. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com

Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives. Milwaukee Road (A unit and A-B sets, four numbers each [two each in direct current and Digital Command Control]) and Preamble Express (Union Pacific E9A, one road number). Modified etched-metal Farr air grills, working backup light, 48” dynamic brake fan, and prototype-specific details. Direct-current models: A unit, $199.98; A-B set, $369.98. With dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoders: A unit, $299.98; A-B set, $569.98. October 2019. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division E8A diesel locomotives
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division E8A diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division E8A diesel locomotives. Pennsylvania RR (class EP-22, for use with 1960s Broadway Limited). Train-phone antenna, de-skirted fuel tanks, Leslie S3J air horn, and nose-mounted grab irons. Direct-current models: A unit (two road numbers), $229.98; A-A sets (two differently numbered sets), $399.98. With dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder: A unit, $329.98; A-A sets, $598.98. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Accurail HO scale assorted freight cars
Accurail HO scale assorted freight cars
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Canadian Pacific 36-foot Fowler single-sheathed boxcar, $17.98. Chicago & North Western 40-foot plug-door boxcar, $17.98. Lehigh & Hudson River 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar with steel ends and straight underframe, $17.98. New York Central 55-ton panel-side hopper, $16.98. New York, Susquehanna & Western 50-foot offset-side two-bay hopper, $17.98. Pacific Fruit Express 40-foot steel refrigerator car (single car, $18.98; three-pack, $55.98). Pittsburgh & Lake Erie 50-foot boxcar with exterior posts, $17.98. Wellsville, Addison & Galeton 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar, $17.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com

Pacific Fruit Express class R-70-15 mechanical refrigerator car. New paint schemes: Bangor & Aroostook (blue), Burlington Northern (white), Conrail, Great Northern (Western Fruit Express lettering and post-1967 Rocky herald), and Milwaukee Road. New road numbers: Pacific Fruit Express (orange with black box around reporting marks and road number and white with orange lettering) and Union Pacific (yellow with small herald and yellow with large herald and Union Pacific Fruit Express lettering). Six road numbers per scheme; also available as undecorated kit. Injection-molded plastic with etched-metal details, metal wheels, and prototype-specific cushion underframe. $39.95 (undecorated kit, $29.95). InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com

Evans 4,780-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper. Archer-Daniels-Midland (gray and yellow schemes); Comet Rice (two road numbers); Farmer’s Co-op, Hemingford, Neb.; Farmer’s Co-op, Mead, Neb.; and Missouri-Kansas-Texas. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. See-through etched-metal running boards and crossover platforms, factory-installed wire grab irons, and 36” metal wheelsets. $37.98. October 2018. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Kato USA HO scale Amtrak Superliner II transition sleeper
Kato USA HO scale Amtrak Superliner II transition sleeper
HO scale passenger cars
Amtrak Superliner II transition sleeper. Injection-molded plastic model with detailed interior, trucks with rotating bearing caps, and modeler-installed trip pins on couplers. Marker lights can be illuminated with optional lighting circuit (sold separately). $90. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
Showcase Miniatures HO scale Val-U Fuels and Oils
Showcase Miniatures HO scale Val-U Fuels and Oils
HO scale structures
Val-U Fuels and Oils. Laser-cut parts, peel-and-stick windows, pewter detail castings, waterslide decals, and high-resolution graphics. Produced in association with Jason Jensen Trains. $79.95 until May 4, 2018. ($89.95 after May 4). Showcase Miniatures, 334-750-3276, www.showcaseminiatures.net
HO scale details and accessories
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
Wm. K. Walthers N scale Electro-Motive Division SW1200 diesel locomotive
Wm. K. Walthers N scale Electro-Motive Division SW1200 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SW1200 diesel locomotive. Milwaukee Road; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (zebra stripes); BNSF Ry. (Heritage I); Denver & Rio Grande Western; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (green); Indiana Harbor Belt; Reading Co., and Southern Pacific (orange, black, and silver). Two road numbers per scheme. Split-frame mechanism, die-cast metal underframe, and Magne-Matic couplers. Can be equipped with TCS MT1500 or Digitrax DN-126M2 Digital Command Control motor decoder (sold separately). $99.98. WalthersN. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
N scale freight cars
Association of American Railroads 50-foot boxcar. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Super Shock Control” lettering); Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (blue); Southern Pacific (Texas & New Orleans reporting marks); and Penn Central (Toledo & Ohio Central reporting marks). New road numbers: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Mineral Red with “Way of the Zephyrs” slogan and Chinese Red with “Burlington” billboard lettering); Grand Trunk Western (square herald); Delaware & Hudson (“I Love New York” scheme); and Southern Pacific (classes B-50-44 and B-50-47). Six road numbers per scheme; undecorated kit also available. Injection-molded plastic model with InterMountain metal wheelsets. $26.95 (undecorated kit, $16.95). InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
Woodland Scenics O scale assorted vehicles
Woodland Scenics O scale assorted vehicles
O scale details and accessories
Assorted vehicles. Blue Coupe, Police Car, City Classic, Comfy Cruise, Cool Convertible, Downtown Drive, Fancy Fins, Green Pickup, Heavy Hauler, Midnight Ride, Station Wagon, and Work Truck. Each vehicle includes driver and light-emitting-diode headlights and taillights. Police car features flashing light on roof. $49.99 each. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Z scale freight cars
1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Atlantic Coast Line; Chesapeake & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Erie; Kansas City Southern; Louisville & Nashville; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Northern Pacific; Nickel Plate Road; New York Central; Southern Pacific; Southern Ry.; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Single car, two-pack, and four-pack. Murphy raised-panel roof, Youngstown or Superior doors as appropriate, wood or steel running boards, and 4-5 Dreadnaught ends. Spring 2018. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com

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