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Trainfest 2018 show report

Trainfest was held November 10-11, 2018, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The two-day show featured vendors, manufacturers, model railroad layouts, railroad historical societies, and clinics.
Bachmann HO scale 2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive
Bachmann HO scale 2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive
HO scale locomotives
2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive. Pennsylvania RR; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; New York Central; Southern Ry.; and Union Pacific. Dual-mode Sound Value SoundTraxx sound decoder, die-cast metal chassis, crew figures, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $349. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann HO scale Pennsylvania RR class K4 streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive
Bachmann HO scale Pennsylvania RR class K4 streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive
Pennsylvania RR class K4 streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive. Four road numbers. TCS WOWSound dual-mode sound decoder with Audio Assist, Keep-Alive capacitor for uninterrupted operation, all-metal chassis, blackened metal wheels and side rods, die-cast metal trailing truck, separately applied parts (injectors, pump, and piping), and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $469. 2019 delivery. Spectrum line. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class P5a boxcab electric locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class P5a boxcab electric locomotive
Pennsylvania RR class P5a boxcab electric locomotive. 1930s passenger type with brown roof and Gold Leaf Roman lettering (three road numbers), freight type with brown roof and Buff Yellow Roman lettering (two numbers), freight type with Buff Yellow Futura lettering (two numbers), and freight type with Buff Yellow Roman lettering (three numbers in two lettering styles). All models are painted Dark Green Locomotive Enamel. Die-cast metal construction with motorized dual pantographs, two painted crew figures, and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. $399.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive. One road number. Mfx+ digital decoder with sound functions, six powered axles, traction tires, and articulated frame for negotiating sharp curves. Headlight, backup light, and number boxes illuminated with warm white light-emitting diodes. Two smoke generators (sold separately) can be installed in the locomotive. Includes engineer and fireman crew figures. $819.99. Märklin Inc., 573-365-9522, www.marklin.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com HO scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson
General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive. Second run. CSX (Conrail and Conrail Quality patchouts and yellow, blue, and gray scheme), General Electric demonstrator, Pennsylvania Northeastern (re-issue), and Southern Alberta Ry./Savage (CSX patchout and repaint schemes). Three different body phases, two styles of radiator grills, and prototype-specific trucks with rotating axle bearing caps. Direct-current model, $169.99; with ESU LokSound sound decoder and dual cube-type speakers, $259.99. Summer 2019. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (New York Central, Penn Central, and Wabash heritage units), BNSF Ry., Kansas City Southern de Mexico, and Union Pacific. Constant, directional light-emitting-diode headlights and molded drill starter points for grab irons (no. 910-251 diesel detail kit sold separately, $19.98). Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $139.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. February 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Alaska RR (yellow and blue with billboard lettering), Milwaukee Road (orange and black with “Milwaukee Road” lettering and “The Milwaukee Road” herald on A unit, road number only on B unit), Northern Pacific (Pine Tree scheme), VIA Rail Canada (billboard lettering on A unit, double yellow stripes on B unit), and Wabash (blue and gray with yellow “Wabash” lettering). One direct-current A-B set and A unit per road name; two A-B sets and two A units with dual-mode ESU sound per road name. Single or dual headlights as appropriate, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and Proto-Max couplers. Direct-current models (with 21-pin plug): A unit, $129.98; A-B set, $249.98. With dual-mode ESU sound decoder: A unit, $199.98; A-B set, $269.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale General Electric GEVO diesel locomotives
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale General Electric GEVO diesel locomotives
General Electric GEVO diesel locomotives. NS heritage units (Nickel Plate Road, Pennsylvania RR, and Southern Ry., one road number each), BNSF Ry. (Heritage III), CSX (“boxcar” herald), Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred herald), and Union Pacific (large American flag and “Building America” slogan). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control) unless noted. Light-emitting-diode headlights, WalthersProto mechanism, and drill starter points for detail parts (detail kit no. 910-250 sold separately, $19.98). Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $139.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. February 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bachmann HO scale cable car with grip man
Bachmann HO scale cable car with grip man
HO scale traction
Cable car with grip man. Christmas, green and gray, maroon and tan, and yellow and red. Improved drive train. $109. 2019 delivery. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Accurail HO scale 40-foot double-sheathed billboard refrigerator cars
Accurail HO scale 40-foot double-sheathed billboard refrigerator cars
HO scale freight cars
40-foot double-sheathed billboard refrigerator cars. Farmers’ Co-operative Creamery Co. (Pelican Rapids, Minn.), Western Refrigerator Line Co./Green Bay & Western (Green Bay Food Co., L’art Pickles), and Northern Refrigerator Car Co. (“Green Bay Route” and “Ventilated Refrigerator” lettering). Injection-molded plastic kit with numerous separately applied parts, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. One to two cars, $19 each; three to five cars, $18 each; six or more cars, $17 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Green Bay & Western Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Accurail HO scale Green Bay & Western Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Green Bay & Western Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Farmers Coop Farnhamville, Iowa patchout (two road numbers) and Albert City Elevator patchout (one number). Injection-molded plastic kit with numerous separately applied parts, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. One to two cars, $19 each; three to five cars, $18 each; six or more cars, $17 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar
Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar. “Route of the Hiawathas” (1939-40), “Route of the Electrified Olympian” (1939-40), billboard lettering (1963-1967), and herald only (1968-1974); also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic kit with separate roof, ladders, running boards, underframe, and end details; Delrin trucks and wheelsets; steel weight; and Accumate couplers. Based on phase 1 car with long ribs. $18.98. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar
Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar. “Route of the Hiawathas,” “Route of the Electrified Olympian,” and billboard lettering with The Milwaukee Road herald. Injection-molded plastic kit with separate running board, ladders, underframe, and end details; Delrin trucks and wheels; steel weight; and Accumate couplers. One number each. One to two cars, $19 each; three to five cars, $18 each; six or more cars, $17 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern 50-foot boxcar with exterior posts
Accurail HO scale Wisconsin & Southern 50-foot boxcar with exterior posts
Wisconsin & Southern 50-foot boxcar with exterior posts. Three road numbers. Injection-molded plastic kit with separately applied brake wheel, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. One to two cars, $19 each; three to five cars, $18 each; six or more cars, $17 each. Available on first-come, first-served basis at show. Any remaining stock will be available the week after Trainfest at manufacturer’s website. Accurail, 630-365-6400, www.accurail.com
Arrowhead Models HO scale Committee design three-bay hopper
Arrowhead Models HO scale Committee design three-bay hopper
Committee design three-bay hopper. Denver & Rio Grande Western (as-delivered scheme, 24 road numbers), Pennsylvania RR (as-delivered scheme, 48 numbers), and Southern Ry. (1979 repaint scheme with Claytor lettering, 12 numbers); also available as undecorated kit in three versions. Injection-molded plastic model with prototype-specific detail; etched-metal brake platform; and removable coal load. $48.95 (undecorated kit, $48.50). Arrowhead Models, www.arrowheadmodels.com
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 55-ton fish-belly two-bay hopper
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 55-ton fish-belly two-bay hopper
55-ton fish-belly two-bay hopper. Baltimore & Ohio, Central RR of New Jersey, Chesapeake & Ohio, Delaware & Hudson (black and oxide red schemes), Lehigh Valley, Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company), Reading Co., and Western Maryland (speed lettering with “Serves the world port of Baltimore” in two road numbers and speed lettering with reporting mark and road number). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Cars feature factory-applied brake details and metal wheels. $27.95. Summer 2019. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 70-ton offset-side three-bay hopper
Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. HO scale 70-ton offset-side three-bay hopper
70-ton offset-side three-bay hopper. Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Canada Southern; Detroit, Toledo & Ironton; Nickel Plate Road; Omaha, Lincoln & Beatrice (three road numbers); Ontario Northland; Seaboard Air Line; Southern Pacific; and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Cars feature factory-applied brake details and metal wheels. $27.95. Summer 2019. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 800-327-5126, www.bowser-trains.com
Bachmann HO scale 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car with track cleaning pad
Bachmann HO scale 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car with track cleaning pad
40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car with track cleaning pad. Agar Packing Co., Evansville Packing Co., and Ramapo Valley. Includes removable dry pad. Replacement pads are available. $52. December 2018. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann HO scale Four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with flashing end-of-train device
Bachmann HO scale Four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with flashing end-of-train device
Four-bay cylindrical covered hopper with flashing end-of-train device. Government of Canada (red), Canadian National (oxide red), Canadian Pacific (black with script lettering), and Saskatchewan (brown and orange). Includes track-powered (direct current and Digital Command Control) flashing end-of-train device, metal wheels, and E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $49. December 2018. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Bachmann HO scale Scale test car
Bachmann HO scale Scale test car
Scale test car. Burlington Northern, Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian National, Union Pacific, and painted black but unlettered (with customizable detail parts). Die-cast metal body. $39. 2019 delivery. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
ExactRail HO scale General Steel Industries 53’-6” bulkhead flatcar
ExactRail HO scale General Steel Industries 53’-6” bulkhead flatcar
General Steel Industries 53’-6” bulkhead flatcar. Pre-production sample shown. 42-foot truck centers and end-of-car cushioning: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (nine road numbers); Burlington Northern (18 road numbers); and Rock Island (six road numbers). 43’-3” truck centers without end-of-car cushioning: Chicago Great Western. All cars feature Kadee no. 158 whisker couplers, CNC-machined 33” metal wheels, laser-cut decks and bulkhead ends, and American Steel Foundries 70-ton Ride-Control trucks. Price and release date to be announced. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
ExactRail.com HO scale Gunderson 7,466-cubic-foot-capacity wood-chip gondola
ExactRail.com HO scale Gunderson 7,466-cubic-foot-capacity wood-chip gondola
Gunderson 7,466-cubic-foot-capacity wood-chip gondola. Southern Pacific (shop date 11-76). Twelve new road numbers. Kadee no. 58 couplers, CNC machined 36” metal wheels, and American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride-Control trucks. $44.99. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Fox Valley Models HO scale Milwaukee Road transfer caboose
Fox Valley Models HO scale Milwaukee Road transfer caboose
Milwaukee Road transfer caboose. Early body: Maroon “The Milwaukee Road” lettering and “The Milwaukee Road” herald, one road number each. Late body: “The Milwaukee Road” herald in two numbers and painted white and black but unlettered. Metal wheels, see-through running boards, and clear window glazing. $65.95. Fox Valley Models, www.foxvalleymodels.com
Märklin Inc. HO scale Pennsylvania RR class N5c cab car
Märklin Inc. HO scale Pennsylvania RR class N5c cab car
Pennsylvania RR class N5c cab car. One road number. Injection-molded plastic body; metal floor; separately applied running boards, brake system, and grab irons. NEM couplers can be replaced with other brands. $59.99. Märklin Inc., 573-365-9522, www.marklin.com
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific class CA-4 caboose
Märklin Inc. HO scale Union Pacific class CA-4 caboose
Union Pacific class CA-4 caboose. “Make Courtesy Contagious” slogan. One road number. Injection-molded plastic body; metal frame and floor; separately applied running boards, ladders, and grab irons; and clear window glazing. NEM couplers can be replaced with other brands. $59.99. Märklin Inc., 573-365-9522, www.marklin.com
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Offset-cupola caboose
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Offset-cupola caboose
Offset-cupola caboose. Union Pacific (“Spirit of the Union Pacific”), General Electric (GEVO demonstrator scheme), and Norfolk Southern (“Honoring Our First Responders” and “Honoring Our Veterans” schemes). Injection-molded plastic body, metal wheels, and Kadee couplers. $26.95. Winter 2018. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
North American Railcar Corp. HO scale Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
North American Railcar Corp. HO scale Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; Canadian Pacific; Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks); Chicago & North Western; Conrail; CSX; Montana Rail Link; Penn Central; Railbox (early and late versions); Seaboard System (Railbox patchout); Southern Ry. (Railbox patchout); St. Lawrence RR; Union Pacific; and Wisconsin Central. Seven road numbers per scheme (single car and two three-packs). Prototype-specific side sills, roofs, ends, doors, and hand brakes; 70-ton American Steel Foundries trucks with rotating bearing caps; and body-mounted Kadee couplers. Single car, $39.98; three-pack, $119.98. Produced by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Bethlehem Steel Co. F68-series 100-ton 68-foot flatcar
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Bethlehem Steel Co. F68-series 100-ton 68-foot flatcar
Scene and photo by Ken J. Johnson
Bethlehem Steel Co. F68-series 100-ton 68-foot flatcar. Trailer Train (Oxide Red, yellow, speed logo, and Pennsylvania Heritage logo). Early body with early jacking pads, 62-foot inside length between bulkheads, and deck risers; late body, late jacking pads, 60’-6” inside length between bulkheads, and no deck risers; late body with late jacking pads, 62-foot inside length between bulkheads, and no deck risers; and late body, late jacking pads, 62-foot inside length between bulkheads, and deck risers. Modeler installed laser-cut wood deck, recessed deck tie-down details, 100-ton trucks with hydraulic snubber and bracket details, and die-cast metal semi-scale long-shank Type E couplers. $41.99. Summer 2019. Rivet Counter line.
ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity high-side covered hopper
Tangent Scale Models HO scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity high-side covered hopper
Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity high-side covered hopper. Peavey Co. (1967, four road numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (TP&W restencil 1985+, one number); Louis-Dreyfus (December 1966, three numbers); Milwaukee Road (January 1968, 12 numbers); Missouri Pacific with Chicago & Eastern Illinois reporting marks (June 1971, six numbers); Rock Island (May 1969, 12 numbers); and Toledo, Peoria & Western (1968 gray, three numbers). See-through running boards, CNC-machined 36” metal wheelsets, and Kadee scale couplers. $44.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
Value Trains USA HO scale Union Pacific-themed American Car & Foundry 50’-6” boxcar
Value Trains USA HO scale Union Pacific-themed American Car & Foundry 50’-6” boxcar
Union Pacific-themed American Car & Foundry 50’-6” boxcar. “Building America” scheme with American flag, heritage schemes (Chicago & North Western, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific), and “The Spirit of the Union Pacific”. Injection-molded plastic model with Kadee couplers and trucks, metal wheels, separately applied brake wheel, and molded grab irons and steps. Single car, $29.99; eight-pack, $229.99. Value Trains USA, 660-815-0569, www.valuetrainsusa.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Evans 4,780-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Evans 4,780-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper
Evans 4,780-cubic-foot capacity three-bay covered hopper. Farmer’s Co-op, Mead, Neb.; Archer-Daniels-Midland (gray and yellow schemes); Comet Rice (two road numbers); Farmer’s Co-op, Hemingford, 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. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Jordan Spreader
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Jordan Spreader
Jordan Spreader. New paint schemes: Grand Trunk Western, BNSF Ry., Canadian National, Chicago & North Western, and Soo Line; painted but unlettered models (three schemes) and undecorated kit also available. Factory-installed grab irons, positionable wings and moldboards, metal hinges, and underbody brake gear and piping. $99.98. February 2019. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper
National Steel Car 4,550-cubic-foot-capacity four-bay cylindrical covered hopper. Round hatch covers: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Canadian National (oxide red with “wet noodle” herald and www.cn.ca). Trough hatch covers: Canadian Pacific (CP Rail, no Multimark herald), Chicago & North Western (dark green), and Canadian Wheat Board (silver and yellow with CNWX reporting marks and red with billboard “Canada” lettering and CNWX or CPWX marks). Four road numbers per scheme. See-through plastic running boards, 36” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max metal couplers. $29.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Pullman-Standard 60-foot flatcar
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Pullman-Standard 60-foot flatcar
Pullman-Standard 60-foot flatcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (general service); Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (general service); Southern Ry. (general service); Trailer Train (OTTX reporting marks [brown and yellow schemes] in farm machinery service and VTTX marks rebuilt for 20- and 40-foot container loading). Two to three road numbers per paint scheme. Detailed brake gear with piping, 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with 33” turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $27.98. April 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well cars
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well cars
Thrall rebuilt 40-foot well cars. Single car: TTX (DTTX reporting marks with Forward Thinking; Next Load, Any Road; or large black-and-white logo). Five-unit car: APL, BNSF Ry., and TTX (DTTX reporting marks with small red, large red, or large black-and-white logo). Single car ($29.98) features 70-ton roller bearing trucks and 33” turned-metal wheelsets. Five-unit car ($139.98) has 70- and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks and 33” and 38” turned-metal wheelsets. Both models feature die-cast metal frame, molded weld lines on body, and Proto-Max metal couplers. January 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Kato USA Inc. HO scale Chicago & North Western Pullman bi-level cab-coach and coaches
Kato USA Inc. HO scale Chicago & North Western Pullman bi-level cab-coach and coaches
HO scale passenger equipment
Chicago & North Western Pullman bi-level cab-coach and coaches. Four-window cab-coach ($75) and four- and six-window coaches ($65 each). Interior details, green-tinted window glazing, and kinematic couplers. Lighting kits and dry transfer numbers sold separately. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford stainless steel dining car
Rapido Trains HO scale New York, New Haven & Hartford stainless steel dining car
New York, New Haven & Hartford stainless steel dining car. Delivery scheme with skirts, McGinnis scheme without skirts, and McGinnis scheme with skirts (New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association exclusive. Order online at www.nhrhta.org). Tubular cross section, interior and underbody details, and long-shank couplers. $139.95. Late 2019. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapido-trains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Pullman-Standard lightweight dining car
Rapido Trains HO scale Pullman-Standard lightweight dining car
Pullman-Standard lightweight dining car. Amtrak (phase 1), Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian National (1954 and 1961 schemes), Chicago & North Western, Great Northern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road (Hiawatha and Armour Yellow), Missouri Pacific (Eagle and Jenks Blue), New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Northern Pacific (Loewy scheme), Ontario Northland, Pennsylvania RR, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and VIA Rail Canada. Prototype-specific interior arrangements, track-powered Easy-Peasy lighting operated by supplied magnetic wand, and improved Macdonald-Cartier couplers. $119.95. Late 2019. Super Continental Line. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapido-trains.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Budd 85-foot dome-coach
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Budd 85-foot dome-coach
Budd 85-foot dome-coach. Amtrak (phase 3); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Southern Ry.; Union Pacific (Armour Yellow & Harbor Mist Gray); and VIA Rail Canada. Also available undecorated. Tinted window glazing, full interior, and 36” turned-metal wheelsets. $39.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Hotel Belvedere
Custom Model Railroads HO scale Hotel Belvedere
HO scale structures
Hotel Belvedere. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction, detailed instructions, and photos. Measures 11” x 6-1/2” x 25”. $409. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
Monroe Models HO scale Union Transfer Co. Laser-cut wood low-relief kit with cast-metal details
Monroe Models HO scale Union Transfer Co. Laser-cut wood low-relief kit with cast-metal details
Union Transfer Co. Laser-cut wood low-relief kit with cast-metal details. Includes signs and number decals for doors. Footprint is 8-1/2” x 2-1/2”. $27.95. Monroe Models, 320-250-5610, www.monroemodels.us
Monroe Models HO scale Yard office caboose
Monroe Models HO scale Yard office caboose
Yard office caboose. Laser-cut wood caboose with white-metal castings and peel-and-stick doors, windows, and trim. Footprint is 4” x 1-1/2”. $37.95. Monroe Models, 320-250-5610, www.monroemodels.us
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Brick post office
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Brick post office
Brick post office. Injection-molded plastic kit with separate windows, non-working security lights, gas and electric meters, trash cans, curbside mailboxes, bike racks, fire hydrant, phone booth, decal signs, and parking meters. $39.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Small business center
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Small business center
Small business center. Injection-molded plastic kit with four truck dock doors with weather bellows/seals and inside loading door; non-functioning modern square security lights; electrical box, roof vents, and four roof-mounted air conditioners; and printed signs. Structure has molded cut lines and can be built in multiple configurations. $59.98. December 2018. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Split-level house
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. HO scale Split-level house
Split-level house. Injection-molded plastic kit with curbside mailbox, large and small shutters, separate gas and electric meters, and brick exterior chimney. $34.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Central Valley Model Works HO scale Gantlet bridge ties and stringers
Central Valley Model Works HO scale Gantlet bridge ties and stringers
HO scale details and accessories
Gantlet bridge ties and stringers. Injection-molded plastic. Works with Micro Engineering code 70 and 83 rail (rail not included). $11.95. Central Valley Model Works, 805-489-8586, www.cvmw.co
Central Valley Model Works HO scale Bridge ties and stringers
Central Valley Model Works HO scale Bridge ties and stringers
Bridge ties and stringers. Injection-molded plastic. Works with Micro Engineering code 100 and Atlas codes 83 and 100 rail (rail not included). $11.95. Central Valley Model Works, 805-489-8586, www.cvmw.com
Central Valley Model Works HOn3 Dual-gauge bridge ties and stringers
Central Valley Model Works HOn3 Dual-gauge bridge ties and stringers
Dual-gauge bridge ties and stringers. HOn3. Injection-molded plastic. Works with Micro Engineering or Peco code 70 and 83 rail (rail not included). $11.95. Central Valley Model Works, 805-489-8586, www.cvmw.com
Central Valley Model Works Narrow gauge bridge ties and stringers
Central Valley Model Works Narrow gauge bridge ties and stringers
Narrow gauge bridge ties and stringers. HOn3. Injection-molded plastic. Works with Micro Engineering code 55 rail (rail not included). $11.95. Central Valley Model Works, 805-489-8586, www.cvmw.com
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Barbed wire fencing kit
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Barbed wire fencing kit
Barbed wire fencing kit. Includes 125 yards of four-strand fencing material, two four-strand spacers, approximately 300 weathered wooden posts, approximately 1,500 green metal posts (made of ABS plastic), and a dispenser kit. $100. Separate sale items: Wood posts, 300-pack, $5. Metal posts (made of ABS plastic), 500-pack, $3. Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Cattle guards
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Cattle guards
Cattle guards. 15 scale feet, $8.99. 9 scale feet, $7.99. Scale 4’-6”, $5.99. 10 scale feet cattle gate three-packs also available, $2.50. All items are 3-D printed in gray or black ABS plastic (sample shown painted and weathered). Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale early and late 1970s Drott-Case intermodal lift crane kits
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale early and late 1970s Drott-Case intermodal lift crane kits
Early and late 1970s Drott-Case intermodal lift crane kits. Each kit contains more than 320 3-D printed parts in gray ABS plastic. Includes 28-page instruction booklet and decals. Kits, $179.99 each; assembled and painted with owner’s choice of railroad logo, $649.99. Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Dimensional Model Concepts HO scale electrical control equipment
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale electrical control equipment
Electrical control equipment. Electrical disconnects, 20-pack, $5.99. Single-door wall-mount control cabinet (scale 36” x 72”), two-pack, $4. Two-door floor-mount control cabinet (scale 72” x 72”), $3.50. All items are 3-D printed in gray ABS plastic. Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale industrial HVAC units
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale industrial HVAC units
Industrial HVAC units. Large HVAC air handler (4.125” x 2.25” x 2”), $24.99; medium-long HVAC air handler (4.5” x 1.5” x 1.5”), $22.99; and roof-mounted large HVAC unit (5” x 2.5” x 1.5”), $24.99. All kits are 3-D printed in gray ABS plastic and come with choice of end panel (closed end, 48” diameter round duct discharge ports, or 3 x 5-foot rectangular discharge ports). Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Industrial HVAC ductwork and supports. 3 x 5-foot rectangular ducts: 4-foot straight section (two-pack, $5.99), 8-foot straight section ($5.99), tee section ($4.99), 90-degree sweep elbow ($4.99), 45-degree sweep elbow ($4.49), 90-degree down/up elbow ($4.99), 45-degree down/up elbow ($4.49), and duct flanges (24-pack, $2). 48” diameter round ducts: four-foot straight sections (two-pack, $5.99), tee duct ($4.99), 90-degree elbow ($4.99), 45-degree elbow ($4.99), and duct flanges (24-pack, $2). Duct supports (four-pack, $2.50 each): 48” x 48”, 48” x 56”, 60” x 48”, and 60” x 54”. All items are 3-D printed in gray ABS plastic. Custom height duct supports can be manufactured upon request. Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Snyder Industries boom cabinets for diesel servicing
Dimensional Modeling Concepts HO scale Snyder Industries boom cabinets for diesel servicing
Snyder Industries boom cabinets for diesel servicing. 60” x 45” boom ($9.99), 78” x 60” boom ($9.99), 78” x 45” ($9.99), 30” x 45” boom ($9.49), 10” x 45” boom with small arm box ($8.99), and 10” x45” boom with large arm box. All kits are 3D printed in gray ABS plastic (shown assembled and painted). Dimensional Modeling Concepts, www.dmcrrproducts.com
Gooddealsdcc Inc. clear acrylic inspection car
Gooddealsdcc Inc. clear acrylic inspection car
Clear acrylic inspection car. Features a two- and three-axle truck, user-installed bubble level, clear 5x magnifier, and Kadee couplers. Car measures 11” long. $35.95 plus shipping. Gooddealsdcc Inc., 224-703-0111, www.gooddealsdcc.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container
ScaleTrains.com HO scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container
China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container. New road name: XPO Logistics. New paint schemes: COFC Logistics, HUB Group (large logo on roof), J.B. Hunt (Intermodal with small nose logo, Uline, and gray), and Schneider (white roof, darker orange body, and without “National” lettering). Two vents per side, four separately applied door rods, and up to eight separately applied photo-etched metal hazmat placard holders. $9.99 each; three-pack, $29.99. Summer 2019. Operator line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container
ScaleTrains.com HO scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container
China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container. New road name: Maritime Ontario. New paint schemes: C.R. England (without “Global Transportation” on sides under name) and Quicktrax (small logo). Re-issue: J.B. Hunt Intermodal (“How Cool is That” scheme). Single container features digitally recorded Thermo-King refrigeration unit sounds (requires 9V battery, sold separately). Detailed molded end cage, four painted door rods, and separately applied Thermo-King refrigeration unit and fuel tank. Single container with sound, $34.99; three-pack (without sound), $35.99. Summer 2019. Operator line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wheels of Time Custom Hobbies HO scale Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer
Wheels of Time Custom Hobbies HO scale Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer
Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer. Resin body and treads with 3-D printed acrylic blade, hydraulic cylinders, and exhaust pipe. HD-21 crawler (no blade) kit, $22.59; HD-21 dozer kit, $27.59; crawler or dozer (assembled, painted, and decorated), $89 each; decals, $7. December 2018. Wheels of Time Custom Editions. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Bachmann N scale 4-8-2 Light Mountain steam locomotive
Bachmann N scale 4-8-2 Light Mountain steam locomotive
N scale locomotives
4-8-2 Light Mountain steam locomotive. Southern Ry.; Louisville & Nashville; Missouri Pacific; and Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis. Dual-mode SoundTraxx Econami sound decoder, separate detail parts (bell, whistle, pop valves, and handrails), die-cast metal chassis, and traction tires. $349. 2019 delivery. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com

Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern (thoroughbred scheme in two numbers; New York Central, Reading Co., Erie, and Penn Central heritage schemes in one number each) and Union Pacific (“Building America” scheme in two numbers; Chicago & North Western, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific heritage schemes in one number each; and George H.W. Bush Presidential Library scheme in one number); also available undecorated. Plastic body with die-cast metal chassis, golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder featuring Rolling Thunder. $249.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com

Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Union Pacific (nose headlight). Three road numbers. Bolsterless non-radial HTSC trucks; five-chime air horn; and illuminated headlights, ditch lights, and number boxes. Direct-current model, $135; with Train Control Systems Digital Command Control motor decoder, $185; with ESU LokSound Digital Command Control (special order only), $325. November-December 2018. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com

General Electric Tier 4 GEVo locomotives. New road numbers: BNSF Ry. (ET44C4), Canadian National (ET44AC), CSX (ET44AH, five road numbers [including “Spirit of Ravenna”]), General Electric (ET44AC field test demonstrator, one number), Navajo Mining (ET44AC, two numbers), Norfolk Southern (ET44AC), and Union Pacific (C45AH with angled exhaust cabinet). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and body-mounted couplers. Direct-current model, $129.99; with ESU Next 18 motor-only decoder, $164.99; and with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $224.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Kato USA Inc. N scale 2017 Operation North Pole Christmas train
Kato USA Inc. N scale 2017 Operation North Pole Christmas train
N scale train sets
2017 Operation North Pole Christmas train. Pre-production sample shown. Includes Chicago Metra Electro-Motive Division F40PH diesel locomotive with Operation North Pole wrapping, four gallery bi-level coaches (Rosemont, Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and Lifesource), and gallery bi-level cab coach (Chicago Dogs). Includes bookcase-style packaging with specially designed slipcover. $260. A portion of the sales of the sets will be donated to Operation North Pole to subsidize wrapping of future Operation North Pole trains. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex steam locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex steam locomotive
Pennsylvania RR class T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex steam locomotive. Six road numbers and painted dark green but unlettered. Die-cast metal body and chassis; separately applied handrails, ladders, whistle, and brass bell; and dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder featuring Rolling Thunder. $399.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
Athearn N scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
Athearn N scale Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper
N scale freight cars
Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern (1991 scheme); Chicago & North Western (green); Harmon Grain, Trumbull, Neb.; Montana Rail Link (gray); Pillsbury; Union Pacific (gray with reporting marks and shield); and Wisconsin Central. Six numbers per scheme (three single cars and one three-pack). Screw-mounted roller-bearing trucks with 36” machined metal wheelsets and body-mounted McHenry couplers. Single car, $28.98; three-pack, $84.98. November 2019. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Difco dump car
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Difco dump car
Difco dump car. Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Alaska RR, BC Rail, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Helm Leasing, Missouri Pacific (Union Pacific shield), Norfolk & Western, and Montana Rail Link. Three road numbers per scheme. Truck-mounted couplers and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks. $34.95. First quarter 2019. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas Model Railroad N scale Russell snow plow
Atlas Model Railroad N scale Russell snow plow
Russell snow plow. Denver & Rio Grande Western, Boston & Maine, Canadian National, Chessie System (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks), Chicago & North Western, Conrail, Great Northern, and New York Central. Weighted, detailed underframe, molded body detail, and window glazing. $32.95. First quarter 2019. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Bachmann N scale old-time gondola
Old-time gondola. Baltimore & Ohio, U.S. Military RR, Virginia & Truckee, and Western & Atlantic. Body-mounted E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $29. 2019 delivery. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
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Bachmann N scale old-time water tank car
Old-time water tank car. Central Pacific, Union Pacific, U.S. Military RR, and Western & Atlantic. Body-mounted E-Z Mate Mark II couplers. $32. 2019 delivery. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class K7A stockcar
Broadway Limited Imports N scale Pennsylvania RR class K7A stockcar
Pennsylvania RR class K7A stockcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian Pacific (cattle sounds only); Chicago & North Western (cattle sounds only); Dubuque Packing Co. (cattle and hog sounds only); Elmo’s Glue Factory (mule sounds only); Milwaukee Road; Pennsylvania RR; Southern Pacific (cattle sounds only); Union Pacific; and Union Stock Yards (cattle and hog sounds only). Painted Oxide Red but unlettered car with hog sounds also available. Cars offered with cattle, hog, and mule sounds unless noted (sound operated on direct-current and Digital Command Control layouts). Injection-molded plastic model, metal wheels, and Micro-Trains compatible couplers. Single car, $69.99; four-pack (except Elmo’s Glue Factory) without sound, $99.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
ExactRail N scale Johnstown America Autoflood II five-bay hopper
ExactRail N scale Johnstown America Autoflood II five-bay hopper
Johnstown America Autoflood II five-bay hopper. Pre-production sample shown. BNSF Ry. (brown and green rotary ends, both with circle-cross herald), CIT Group/Capital Finance Inc. (NRLX marks), CSX (as-delivered scheme), Commonwealth Edison Co. of Illinois (KGLX marks), and Union Electric Co. (as-delivered scheme, “On Track for the Cure,” and “Honoring Ameren’s Military Veteran Employees” schemes). American Steel Foundries 100-ton Ride-Control trucks, CNC machined 36” metal wheelsets, and Micro-Trains no. 1015 couplers. Fall 2018. $29.99. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, www.exactrail.com
Fox Valley Models N scale Milwaukee Road transfer caboose
Fox Valley Models N scale Milwaukee Road transfer caboose
Milwaukee Road transfer caboose. Early body: Maroon “The Milwaukee Road” lettering and “The Milwaukee Road” herald, one road number each. Late body: “The Milwaukee Road” herald in two numbers. Metal wheels, clear window glazing, and body-mounted couplers. $38.95. Fox Valley Models, www.foxvalleymodels.com
MicroTrains Line Co. N scale Department of Defense 68-foot flatcar
MicroTrains Line Co. N scale Department of Defense 68-foot flatcar
Department of Defense 68-foot flatcar. U.S. Navy five-pack with submarine ballistic missile bodies (each car includes a two-piece cast-resin load), $199.95. Cascade Green, Olive Drab, or Urethane Green with six-wheel Buckeye roller-bearing trucks and six M1 Abrams tank kits, three-pack $124.95; red with three M1 Abrams tank kits and four-wheel roller-bearing trucks, three-pack $109.95. Flatcars feature mounting points for containers, all-new underframe, and body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
North American Railcar Corp. N scale National Steel Car potash service covered hoppers, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
North American Railcar Corp. N scale National Steel Car potash service covered hoppers, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
National Steel Car potash service covered hoppers. 4,275-cubic-foot-capacity: Agrium (NAHX reporting marks). Twelve road numbers (two six-packs), $179.98 each. 4,300-cubic-foot-capacity: K&S Potash Canada (NSCX reporting marks). One road number. $29.98. Models feature many separately applied detail parts, metal wheelsets, and Magne-Matic couplers. Produced by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca
North American Railcar Corp. N scale Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
North American Railcar Corp. N scale Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar, available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems
Pullman-Standard 5,077-cubic-foot-capacity 50-foot boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; Canadian Pacific; Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks); Chicago & North Western; Conrail; CSX; Montana Rail Link; Penn Central; Railbox (early and late versions); Seaboard System (Railbox patchout); Southern Ry. (Railbox patchout); St. Lawrence RR; Union Pacific; and Wisconsin Central. Seven road numbers per scheme (single car and two three-packs). Two body styles; prototype-specific side sills, roofs, ends, doors, and hand brakes; and body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers. Single car, $29.98; three-pack, $89.98. Produced by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca
RailSmith Models N scale Pullman-Standard lightweight smooth-side 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper
RailSmith Models N scale Pullman-Standard lightweight smooth-side 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper
N scale passenger cars
Pullman-Standard lightweight smooth-side 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper. Northern Pacific (Loewy Green and Southern Pacific silver-and-red schemes, two road numbers each), Pullman (New York Central two-tone gray, Hudson River and Salmon River), Southern Pacific (silver-and-red scheme, two numbers), and Union Pacific (Pacific Coast, Last Spike, and Promontory Summit [last two are exclusive to the Gold Spike Special gift set, sold separately]). Silver grab irons, metal wheels, window trim, and prototype-specific road numbers and names. $40-$43 each. December 2018. RailSmith Models, www.railsmith.net
Pullman-Standard lightweight fluted-side 10-roomette, 6-double-bedroom sleeper. Atlantic Coast Line (Glynn County and Polk County) and Missouri-Kansas-Texas/St. Louis-San Francisco Texas Special (David Crockett, James Bowie, and Wm. B. Travis). Metal wheels. $40-$43 each. January 2019. RailSmith Models, www.railsmith.net
RailSmith Models N scalePullman-Standard lightweight 64-seat coaches. Pre-production sample shown
RailSmith Models N scale Pullman-Standard lightweight 64-seat coaches. Pre-production sample shown.
Pullman-Standard lightweight 64-seat coaches. Pre-production sample shown. Great Northern (Omaha Orange and Pullman Green, one number with “Great Northern” in letterboard and one number with Empire Builder and “Great Northern” in letterboard) and Norfolk Southern Office Car Special (Iowa, Louisiana, and New Jersey). Silver grab irons, metal wheels, window trim, and prototype-specific road numbers and names. $40-$43 each. January 2019. RailSmith Models, www.railsmith.net
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Rapido Trains N scale New York, New Haven & Hartford 8600-series coaches
New York, New Haven & Hartford 8600-series coaches. New York, New Haven & Hartford (Hunter Green with skirts and McGinnis Orange with and without skirts), Penn Central (without skirts), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (without skirts), and painted but unlettered (with and without skirts). Six road numbers plus unnumbered car per scheme. Tubular cross section, interior and underbody detail, and Easy-Peasy battery-operated interior lighting. $59.99. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapido-trains.com
Custom Model Railroads N scale Hotel Belvedere
Custom Model Railroads N scale Hotel Belvedere
N scale structures
Hotel Belvedere. Laser-cut acrylic kit with tab-and-slot construction, detailed instructions, and photos. Measures 7” x 4” x 15”. $256. Custom Model Railroads, 410-889-0010, www.cmrtrain.com
The TrainMasters N scale Caboose services scene
The TrainMasters N scale Caboose services scene
Caboose services scene. Includes coal bunker, oil tank, supply shed, flag/lantern stand, and ice house. Laser-cut kits include stripwood, roofing material, instructions, web video, and pictures. $69. The TrainMaster, 740-405-4722, www.thetrainmaster.com
The TrainMaster N scale RIP track services scene
The TrainMaster N scale RIP track services scene
RIP track services scene. HO scale model shown. Kit includes laser-cut trusses, jack stands, crane, and roofing material. Price to be announced. The TrainMaster, 740-405-4722, www.thetrainmaster.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale single-track arched Pratt truss bridge
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale single-track arched Pratt truss bridge
Single-track arched Pratt truss bridge. Injection-molded plastic kit. Can be used as stand-alone structure or as center span for longer bridges. Clears double-stack and similar tall cars. Compatible with flextrack, sectional track, and handlaid track. $44.98. January 2019. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Gooddealsdcc Inc. N scale clear acrylic inspection car
Gooddealsdcc Inc. N scale clear acrylic inspection car
N scale details and accessories
Clear acrylic inspection car. Features a two- and three-axle Micro-Trains trucks, clear 5x magnifier, and truck-mounted Magne-Matic couplers. Car measures 5-7/16” long. $35.95 plus shipping. Allow two weeks for delivery. Gooddealsdcc Inc., 224-703-0111, www.gooddealsdcc.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container
ScaleTrains.com N scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container
China International Marine Containers 53-foot dry container. New road name: XPO Logistics. New paint schemes: COFC Logistics, HUB Group (large logo on roof), J.B. Hunt (Intermodal with small nose logo, Uline, and gray), and Schneider (white roof, darker orange body, and without “National” lettering). Two vents per side, four painted door rods, and 1-3-1 beveled door corrugations. $9.99 each; three-pack, $29.99. Summer 2019. Operator line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container
ScaleTrains.com N scale China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container
China International Marine Containers 53-foot reefer container. New road name: Maritime Ontario. New paint schemes: C.R. England (without “Global Transportation” on sides under name) and Quicktrax (small logo). Re-issue: J.B. Hunt Intermodal (“How Cool is That” scheme). Single container features digitally recorded Thermo-King refrigeration unit sounds (requires 9V battery, sold separately). Detailed molded end cage, four painted door rods, and separately applied Thermo-King refrigeration unit and fuel tank. Single container with sound, $11.99; three-pack (without sound), $35.99. Summer 2019. Operator line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wheels of Time Custom Editions N scale Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer
Wheels of Time Custom Editions N scale Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer
Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawler and dozer. Resin body and treads with 3-D printed acrylic blade, hydraulic cylinders, and exhaust pipe. HD-21 crawler (no blade) kit, $15.99; HD-21 dozer kit, $18.99; crawler or dozer (assembled, painted, and decorated), $85 each; decals, $5. December 2018. Wheels of Time Custom Editions. Wheels of Time, www.wheelsotime.com
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale bridge abutments
Wm. K. Walthers Inc. N scale bridge abutments
Bridge abutments. For use with single-track arched Pratt truss bridge and double-track truss bridge. Kit features molded cut lines for customizing. Includes parts for single- and double-track versions. Two-pack, $19.98. January 2019. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Wm. K. Walthers N scale bridge piers
Wm. K. Walthers N scale bridge piers
Bridge piers. For use with single-track arched Pratt truss bridge and double-track truss bridge. Kit features molded cut lines for customizing. Includes parts for single- and double-track versions. Can be built with or without cutwater ends. Two-pack, $19.98. January 2019. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bachmann On30 double-sheathed refrigerator car
Bachmann On30 double-sheathed refrigerator car
O scale freight cars
On30 double-sheathed refrigerator car. Data only (green with black roof and ends, orange with black roof and ends, white with black roof and ends, and yellow with brown roof and ends). $75. 2019 delivery. Spectrum series. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
Atlas O 24”-diameter turntable
Atlas O 24”-diameter turntable
O scale structures
24”-diameter turntable. Upgraded model with larger, more powerful motor; flat cogged anti-slip belt; new deck support with additional roller bearings for greater support of heavier locomotives; and redesigned metal contacts to power the rotating track. Will operate on AC or DC. Compatible with Trainmaster Command Control and Digital Command System (using TMCC or DCS accessory interface). Price to be announced. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Des Plaines Hobbies S scale Thrall 2,743-cubic-foot-capacity gondola
Des Plaines Hobbies S scale Thrall 2,743-cubic-foot-capacity gondola
S scale freight cars
Thrall 2,743-cubic-foot-capacity gondola. RJ Corman; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; Gateway Western; Fluor Daniel Fernald (OHFX reporting marks); Oregon Steel Mills; and Union Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. American Flyer-compatible trucks and couplers. Can be adapted to Kadee couplers. $59.95. S Scale America line. Des Plaines Hobbies, www.desplaineshobbies.com
MTH Electric Trains S scale 40-foot steel rebuilt boxcar
MTH Electric Trains S scale 40-foot steel rebuilt boxcar
40-foot steel rebuilt boxcar. Norfolk Southern (“Honoring Our First Responders” and “Honoring Our Veterans”. Injection-molded plastic body, positionable doors, and wire grab irons. Model features hi-rail wheels, American Flyer-compatible couplers, and mounting pads for scale couplers. Scale wheels and Kadee-compatible couplers sold separately $59.95. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthtrains.com
Bachmann 4-6-0 steam locomotive
Bachmann 4-6-0 steam locomotive
Large scale locomotives
4-6-0 steam locomotive. Denver & Rio Grande Western (Flying Grande lettering and bumblebee scheme), Pennsylvania RR (green), Christmas, and painted black but unlettered. Metal gears; non-proprietary plug-and-play circuit board for choice of direct current, National Model Railroad Association/NEM Digital Command Control, and/or remote control operation; operating headlight and smoke unit, metal side rods, separate piping, and metal handrails. Plug-and-play sound module available separately. Price to be announced. Spring 2019. Big Haulers line. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com
PIKO America Clean Machine track cleaning locomotive
PIKO America Clean Machine track cleaning locomotive
Clean Machine track cleaning locomotive. 1:24 proportion General Electric 25-ton diesel switcher with spring-loaded cleaning pads. Locomotive includes a reversing switch, allowing two units to run back-to-back. Requires six AAA rechargeable batteries (batteries and charger not included). $229.99. Replacement cleaning pads available separately, $14.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
PIKO America General Electric 25-ton diesel locomotive
PIKO America General Electric 25-ton diesel locomotive
General Electric 25-ton diesel locomotive. 1:24 proportion Denver & Rio Grande Western and Blue Goose. Features constant intensity directional light-emitting-diode headlights. Can be upgraded with sound system and smoke unit. $199.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
PIKO America Mighty Hauler starter set
PIKO America Mighty Hauler starter set
Large scale train sets
Mighty Hauler starter set. Includes 1:24 proportion General Electric 25-ton diesel switcher, two ore cars in “Mighty Hauler” paint scheme, circle of track with brass rail, power supply, and more. Locomotive features directional light-emitting-diode headlights. $329.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
Chooch Enterprises Inc. Timber deck planking
Chooch Enterprises Inc. Timber deck planking
Scenery
Timber deck planking. Flexible vinyl sheets. Factory-weathered wood color. Includes peel-and-stick adhesive sheet. Decking can be cut with scissors or no. 11 blade. Sheets measure approximately 3-3/4” x 11.75”. Three sizes: .080” x 2” planks (small) for HO and N scales, .100” x 3” planks (medium) for HO scale, and .160” x 3” planks (large) for HO and O scales. Two-pack, $19.99. Chooch Enterprises Inc., 425-273-4794, www.choochenterprises.com
Woodland Scenics Field System
Woodland Scenics Field System
Field System. Product line includes static grass (four lengths and four colors), Static King static grass applicator, field grass (tall grasses and weeds), briar patch (brambles and thickets), plant hues (for adding highlights and shadows), flowers (for extra color and interest), and three new scenery adhesives. Specific details, prices, and release dates to be announced. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Electronics/controls
Atlas Universal Signal Control System. Updated system based around universal control board. Product line features signal heads, masts, and bridges covering most popular modeling eras. Individual signals can be installed with plug-and-play connectors. Features same communication cabling as existing boards, allowing new products to be easily integrated into existing systems. Products for N, HO, and O scales. Prices to be announced. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Bachmann 16V DC multi-accessory power supply
Bachmann 16V DC multi-accessory power supply
16V DC multi-accessory power supply. Several accessories can be attached to each side of power supply for up to 1 Amp total load. Six 16V DC accessory attachments. For use with all scale accessories. $59. December 2018. Bachmann, 215-533-1600, www.bachmanntrains.com

SH2AB HO scale mainline signaling kit. Includes two single head A signals, two single head B signals, 4 SMP1s, eight spacers, and eight screws. Makes all signals plug-and-play with small 10-pin connectors. Can be used as basic HO scale signal. Mounting board and hardware included. Current-setting resistors built into the board. Intended for use with the SE8C and other Digitrax signaling products. $25. Digitrax, 850-872-9890, www.digitrax.com


SHABC HO scale turnout signaling kit. Includes one dual head A signal, one single head B signal, one single head C signal, three SMP1s, six spacers, and six screws. Makes all signals plug-and-play with small 10-pin connectors. Can be used as basic HO scale signal. Mounting board and hardware included. Current-setting resistors built into the board. Intended for use with the SE8C and other Digitrax signaling products. $25. Digitrax, 850-872-9890, www.digitrax.com

SN2AB N scale mainline signaling kit. Includes two single head A signals, two single head B signals, 4 SMP1s, eight spacers, and eight screws. Makes all signals plug-and-play with small 10-pin connectors. Can be used as basic N scale signal. Mounting board and hardware included. Current-setting resistors built into the board. Intended for use with the SE8C and other Digitrax signaling products. $25. Digitrax, 850-872-9890, www.digitrax.com

SNABC HO scale turnout signaling kit. Includes one dual head A signal, one single head B signal, one single head C signal, three SMP1s, six spacers, and six screws. Makes all signals plug-and-play with small 10-pin connectors. Can be uses bas basic N scale signal. Mounting board and hardware included. Current-setting resistors built into the board. Intended for use with the SE8C and other Digitrax signaling products. $25. Digitrax, 850-872-9890, www.digitrax.com

Gooddealsdcc Inc. track power selector
Gooddealsdcc Inc. track power selector
Track power selector. For Programmer or Adjuster test tracks. Features left and right power inputs, power selector switch, power indicator light-emitting diode, and outputs to track. Can be connected to direct current or Digital Command Control. $29.95 plus shipping. Gooddealsdcc Inc., 224-703-0111, www.gooddealsdcc.com
Kato Smart Controller
Kato Smart Controller
Kato Smart Controller. Allows Bluetooth operation via Android or Apple smartphones or tablets (free app can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple iTunes Store). For use with N and HO scale direct-current layouts. AC adapter (sold separately) can be used to provide more or less power depending on needs of layout. Controller can be used alone or fully integrated with Kato Sound Box. Includes smart device controller and communication cable for Sound Box. $170. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, www.katousa.com
PIKO America SmartControl Light Digital Command Control system
PIKO America SmartControl Light Digital Command Control system
PIKO SmartControl Light Digital Command Control system. Can control up to 2,048 accessories with 24 functions each, 16 switching routes with up to 10 steps, and 20 locomotives. Unit features an output that can be used for reverse loop output or a Digitrax LocoNet port. System is National Model Railroad Association compatible. For N, TT, and HO scales. $189.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 EMD-2 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 EMD-2 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 EMD-2 digital sound decoders. Includes eight new diesel engine sounds (567 12 cylinder no transition, 567C 16 cylinder non-turbo, 645E 12 cylinder non-turbo, 645E 12 cylinder turbo, 645F 16 cylinder turbo, 645E 20 cylinder turbo, 710G 12 cylinder, and 710G 16 cylinder). Decoders include more than 50 sound effects, including engine startup, 14 bells, and more than 40 air horns. Also contains Reactive Diesel Dynamic Digital Exhaust. TSU-1100, $129.95; TSU-2200, $124.95; TSU-21PNEM, $109.95; TSU-PNP, $109.95; and TSU-4400, $179.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 steam-2 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 steam-2 digital sound decoders
SoundTraxx Tsunami2 steam-2 digital sound decoders. Expanded sound library with 28 new whistles, 12 bells, 10 air pumps, 8 dynamos, 10 exhaust chuffs, snifter valve, injectors, Johnson bar, power reverse, firebox blower, side rod clank, and brake squeal. TSU-1100, $129.95; TSU-2200, $124.95; TSU-21PNEM, $109.95; and TSU-4400, $179.95. SoundTraxx, 970-259-0690, www.soundtraxx.com
Xuron Corp. TK3200 Pro-Modelers tool kit
Xuron Corp. TK3200 Pro-Modelers tool kit
Tools
TK3200 Pro-Modelers tool kit. Model 2175ET sprue cutter, model 9180ET scissors for cutting photo-etched parts, and model 450 TweezerNose pliers. High-carbon steel construction with non-glare finish, Light-Touch return springs, and Xuro-Rubber soft cushioned rubber grips. $69. Xuron Corp., 207-283-1401, www.xuron.com
Fast Tracks Hobbyworks Inc. The Lumber Store rotating storage rack
Fast Tracks Hobbyworks Inc. The Lumber Store rotating storage rack
Scratchbuilding supplies
The Lumber Store rotating storage rack. Laser-cut wood kit with materials to build a 12” x 12” rotating rack. Base kit ($44.95) includes 25 14” long x 1” diameter clear plastic tubes and 25 self-adhesive labels. Stocked kits include plastic tubes with labels and 12 16” pieces of each size of stripwood: HO scale 1 x 2 through 4 x 12, $149.25; HO scale 6 x 6 through 12 x 24, $218.10; O scale 1 x 2 through 4 x 12, $195.80; O scale 6 x 6 through 12 x 24, $273.80; S scale 1 x 2 through 4 x 12, $195.80; and S scale 6 x 6 through 12 x 24, $268.50. Fast Tracks Hobbyworks Inc., 888-252-3895, www.handlaidtrack.com
Software
Track planning software. Features pieces from Atlas Model Railroad Co.’s nine track lines. Layout can be arranged on multiple levels with different track heights and grades. Features 3-D tool; export, print, and share options; and printable list of the track pieces required to build the designed plan. Layout libraries will be available with future library updates. Software operates on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. $32.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

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