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New model trains for the week of May 31, 2018

See the latest HO and N scale model railroading products announced this week!
HO scale locomotives
Norfolk Southern SD60E diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Honoring Our Veterans. One road number. Cab-mounted Positive Train Control antenna array; 3,900-gallon fuel tank; and NS-designed snow plow. Direct-current mode with 21-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.98. May 2019. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Athearn HO scale Union Pacific class CSA-1 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Athearn HO scale Union Pacific class CSA-1 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Union Pacific class CSA-1 and CSA-2 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotives. CSA-1: nos. 3701, 3707, and 3901 with coal tender; nos. 3802 and 3813 with oil tender. CSA-2: nos. 3923 and 3937 with coal tender. Boiler backhead with printed manual controls, positionable cab roof vent, and 8-pin connector between locomotive and tender. Direct-current model, $529.98; with ESU LokSound Select dual-mode Digital Command Control and sound decoder, $629.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Union Pacific Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Spirit of the Union Pacific (second run). One road number. Removable roof secured with magnets featuring Positive Train Control antenna array, light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights; and late handrails. Direct-current model with NEM 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.98. December 2018. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
HO scale freight cars
50-foot riveted-side mechanical refrigerator cars. Americold, BNSF Ry. (circle-cross herald with icicles along roofline), Cryo-Trans, CSX, Trinity Leasing (BNSF Ry. patchout), and Union Pacific (ARMN reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body, 33” RP-25 contour wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $27.98. May 2019. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

13,600-gallon acid tank car. Asarco Inc., Dupont, General Electric Rail Services (NATX reporting marks), Procor, and Union Tank Car Co. (white with green band or black). Six road numbers per scheme (three single cars and three-pack). Prototype-specific body style and details, wire grab irons, and etched-metal walkways. Single car, $54.98; three-pack, $156.98. May 2019. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar. New paint schemes: Detroit & Mackinac (large “D&M” lettering); Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (red); Toledo, Peoria & Western (dark green with red-and-yellow diamond herald); and Reading (dark green with yellow lettering and herald). New road numbers: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Colorado & Southern reporting marks); Illinois Central (“Mainline of Mid-America” slogan); Missouri Pacific (“buzzsaw” herald and “Route of the Eagles” slogan); Rock Island (“DF2” stencil); and Wabash (“Serving the heart of America” slogan). Re-issue: Western Pacific (“The Western Way” slogan, two road numbers). Six numbers per scheme unless noted; undecorated kits (6- or 8-foot doors and riveted sides or 8-foot doors and welded sides) also available, $24.95 each. Welded or riveted sides as appropriate, 4-3-1 improved Dreadnaught ends, and metal wheelsets. $36.95. Release date to be announced. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
HO scale structures
Brickworks. Injection-molded plastic kit with brick walls; arched windows; large, one-piece smokestack; two large and five small brick stacks; and 12 pallets. Measures 12-3/4” x 6-1/2” x 7”. $44.98. July 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
HO scale details and accessories
Freightliner cab-over-engine tractors. Single axle: Black, orange, and red. Dual axle: Blue, Burlington Northern Material Division, orange and tan, teal, Union Pacific, and white. Molded cab interior with separate steering wheel, vinyl tires, and clear window glazing. $22.98. May 2019. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale single-axle box trailer
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale single-axle box trailer
Single-axle box trailer. White with orange stripe, Atlas Model Railroad Co., Greenlawn Landscape Experts, police, blue, red, and white. Positionable rear supports; trailer tongue with separate ball hitch; and painted brake lights, hardware detailing, and trim. $19.95 to $29.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Lane marker kits. Quiet zone grade crossing: Three different sizes of black-and-yellow panels and two styles of printed yellow-and-black “No Train Horn” signs. Construction zone: Three different sizes of red-and-white panels. $17.98. June 2018. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Athearn Trains N scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Athearn Trains N scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
N scale locomotives
4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive. Northern Pacific (two road numbers) and Spokane, Portland & Seattle (one number). Prototype-specific details; separately applied piping, valves, and generators; detailed boiler backhead; and dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami sound decoder. $479.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com N scale General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive
General Electric Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry., Canadian National, CSX, General Electric demonstrator, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. Six road numbers per scheme. Roadnumber-specific details, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, and five-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels. Direct-current model ESU Next18 connector, $124.99; with ESU LokSound Next18 Select Micro Digital Command Control and sound decoder, $204.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com

General Electric 25-ton diesel locomotive. Cast brass with 6mm or 9mm PowerMAX 6V motor chassis, bi-directional lighting, cast railings and surface details, and body-mounted Magne-Matic no. 905 couplers. Unpainted model, $199; painted black or yellow, $249. Searails, 800-929-3361, www.searails.com
N scale freight cars
Pullman-Standard PS-2 2,600-cubic-foot capacity two-bay covered hopper. Chicago & North Western (green), Conrail (gray with black lettering), CSX (tan), Grand Trunk Western (gray with red lettering), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (red), and Rio Grande Chemical (gray with GNOX reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme. Etched-metal running boards, prototype-specific details, and McHenry couplers. $25.98. May 2019. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com
Sprog DCC Pi-SPROG One Digital Command Control (DCC) programmer and small layout controller
Sprog DCC Pi-SPROG One Digital Command Control (DCC) programmer and small layout controller
Electronics/controls
Pi-SPROG One Digital Command Control (DCC) programmer and small layout controller. Full system includes Pi-SPROG One unit; 14V, 3.0A regulated power supply for trains; Raspberry Pi 3; 5V power supply and software image on SD card ready to turn on and run. Pi-SPROG works with any National Model Railroad Association-compliant DCC decoder to provide operation, programming, and read back. Programs configuration variables; sets addresses, speed, acceleration, deceleration, momentum, back-electromotive force, and lights; function mapping; sound selections; and more. Unit does not download sounds or sound files to the decoders. $160.95 plus $8 shipping (United States), $16 shipping (Canada), or $24 shipping (worldwide). Sprog DCC, sprog.us.com

T1300E throttle. Features USB rechargeable battery, 60 hours of continuous operation between charges, thin handheld case, and 16 frequencies. Can be ordered with or without USB charger and USB charger cable. T1300Ev4 (for Lenz system using the CVP ALR900 wireless receiver) and T1300Ev6 (for EasyDCC systems using the CVP XFG1 or XFG2 wireless receiver). $139 (includes throttle, charger, and charging cable); $129 (throttle only). CVP Products, 972-238-9966, www.cvpusa.com

XFGx-series wireless receiver. Supports up to 16 scanned frequencies in two groups of eight. Available with either version four or version six software for EasyDCC System compatibility. Add more receivers at any time to increase reception coverage. Includes plug-in transformer, connecting cable, and user guide. XFG1 supports frequencies 0-7 and throttle IDs 1-8. XFG2 supports frequencies 8-15 and throttle IDs 9-16. $99 each. CVP Products, 972-238-9966, www.cvpusa.com
Scenery
Life-Like grass mat. Light green grass color with paper backing. Mats measure 100” x 25”. Two-pack, $24.98. Life-Like series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

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