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New model trains for the week of May 24, 2018

Check out the latest new model trains from Athearn, Bowser, Walthers, and more
Athearn HO scale 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
Athearn HO scale 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
HO scale freight cars
40-foot single-sheathed boxcar. Great Northern; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian Pacific; Rock Island; Soo Line; and Southern Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body with separately applied brake wheel, metal wheelsets, and McHenry scale couplers. $23.98. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 100-ton three-bay hopper
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 100-ton three-bay hopper
100-ton three-bay hopper. Bessemer & Lake Erie (Rock Island patchout, six road numbers); Baltimore & Ohio (capitol dome herald); Burlington Northern (1991 scheme); Canadian National (Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion patchout [with and without herald]); Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, and Western Maryland reporting marks, six numbers each); CSX (Chessie System patchout and black with yellow “CSX” lettering, six numbers each); Norfolk Southern (Norfolk & Western marks, six numbers); Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (six numbers); Pittsburgh Power & Light (six numbers); and Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (PP&L patchout with reporting marks only and road name spelled out in six numbers). Three road numbers per scheme unless noted. Roller-bearing trucks, 36” metal wheels, and slope sheet braces. $25.95. February 2019. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com
Kadee Quality Products Co. HO scale Pullman-Standard boxcars
Kadee Quality Products Co. HO scale Pullman-Standard boxcars
Pullman-Standard boxcars. Southern Ry. 40-foot PS-1 (Built 1953, repaint 1972), $38.95. Illinois Central 50-foot PS-1 (1968), $39.95. Injection-molded plastic models with positionable doors, scale couplers, and two-piece self-centering trucks. Kadee Quality Products Co., 541-826-3883, www.kadee.com

40-foot American Association of Railroads 1948 40-foot boxcar. Bangor & Aroostook (State of Maine scheme), Baltimore & Ohio (capitol dome herald), Great Northern (Vermillion Red), Penn Central (white PC herald), Southern Pacific (Southern Pacific Lines herald), and Wabash (blue with yellow lettering and herald). Three road numbers per scheme. Improved Dreadnaught 4-4 end rectangular top rib, see-through Apex running board, and Bettendorf trucks with 33” turned-metal wheels. $27.98 (Bangor & Aroostook, $31.98). September 2018. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Co. HO scale Hook & Ladder no. 8 (“Ghostbusters”) firehouse
Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Co. HO scale Hook & Ladder no. 8 (“Ghostbusters”) firehouse
HO scale structures
Hook & Ladder no. 8 (“Ghostbusters”) firehouse. Cast-resin kit with removable roof, positionable door, acrylic doors and windows, and detailed roof accessories. Measures 6-3/4” x 4” x 6-3/16”. $44.95. Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Co., www.twinwhistle.com

Brick kilns. Injection-molded plastic kits with exhaust stack, expansion bands, turnbuckles, gas burners, and more. Includes two large and five small brick stacks and 12 pallets. Based on “beehive kilns” used to fire brick, clay pipe, tubes, and more. Kilns measure 4-7/8” x 2-7/32”. Exhaust stack measures 15/16” x 15/16” x 4-7/8”. Two-pack, $39.98. July 2018. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Brickworks storage building. Injection-molded plastic kit with corrugated metal siding, two loading platforms, positionable dock doors, two large and five small brick stacks, and 12 pallets. Measures 9” x 4-1/4” x 3-1/2”. $24.98. July 2018. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale details and accessories
Positive Train Control antenna arrays. BNSF Ry. (two versions), CSX (two versions), Canadian National, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. Factory-assembled and painted. $17.95 each. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Electro-Motive Division E6, E7, and E8 diesel locomotives
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Electro-Motive Division E6, E7, and E8 diesel locomotives
N scale details and accessories
Electro-Motive Division E6, E7, and E8 diesel locomotives. E6: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (A-B set and individual A and B units); Baltimore & Ohio (A-B set and individual A and B units); Chicago & North Western (A unit, two road numbers); Seaboard Air Line (A and B units); Union Pacific/Chicago & North Western City of San Francisco (A-B set and B unit). E7: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (A unit, two numbers); Maine Central (A unit, two numbers); Pennsylvania RR (A-B set and individual A and B units); Seaboard Air Line (A-B set and A unit); Southern Pacific Golden State (A-B set and B unit). E8: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (A-B set and individual A and B units). Undecorated A and B units available for all body styles. Dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, plastic body shell, and die-cast metal chassis. A-B sets (powered A unit, unpowered B unit), $299.99; single A and B units, $239.99 each. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

General Electric C44-9W diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; BNSF Ry. (warbonnet and Heritage I, II, and III schemes); BC Rail (blue); Canadian National (red, white, and black scheme); Chicago & North Western (as delivered); Norfolk Southern (black-and-white scheme); Southern Pacific (gray and scarlet with speed lettering); Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Four road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic shell, die-cast metal chassis, and prototype-specific details. Direct-current model, $159.95; with Digital Command Control (DCC) motor decoder, $199.95; and with ESU LokSound decoder, $259.95. Release date to be announced. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
Great Railroad Series: Old Reliable Locomotive
Great Railroad Series: Old Reliable Locomotive
Books
Great Railroad Series: Old Reliable Locomotive. By Isaac ben Levi. Children’s book about the adventures of locomotives transferred to their new home on the Ozark Mountain RR. Includes a dictionary of railroad terminology. 30 pages. E-book, $9.99; paperback, $11.95.Available at www.amazon.com and www.greatrailroadseries.com

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