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New model trains for the week of April 11, 2019

See the latest HO, N, and Z scale model railroad products announced this week!
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Union Pacific late 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Union Pacific late 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Union Pacific late 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive. Clinchfield (painted black and graphite with coal tender in two road numbers) and Union Pacific (black and graphite with coal tender in two numbers, black and graphite with oil tender and smoke lifters in one number, excursion engine no. 3985 painted black and graphite with oil tender, museum version no. 3977 painted two-tone gray with oil tender and smoke lifters, and two-tone gray with oil tender and smoke lifters in two numbers). Die-cast metal body, chassis, and tender; separate factory-applied handrails, ladders, whistle, and brass bell; and positionable cab roof vents. Features dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder with Rolling Thunder. May 2019. $699.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900, www.broadway-limited.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD40T-2 diesel locomotive. Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western. Detailed, see-through radiator intake compartment with front and rear bulkheads, floor treadplate, and fan motor detail. Low-profile rear gear tower and driveshaft, all-wheel drive and electrical pickup, and era-specific details. Direct-current model with 21-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $169.99; with ESU LokSound sound decoder featuring Full Throttle, two sugar cube-style speakers, and two PowerPak super capacitors, $259.99. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD50 diesel locomotive
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD50 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD50 diesel locomotive. Chessie System (Baltimore & Ohio reporting marks), CSX (dark blue and yellow), Denver & Rio Grande Western (black and orange), Kansas City Southern (white), Southern Pacific (speed lettering), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control); also available undecorated (direct current only). Newly tooled drive, power trucks, and sideframes; see-through steps; and molded drill starter points for grab irons (detail kit sold separately). Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $139.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. December 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Accurail HO scale assorted freight car kits
Accurail HO scale assorted freight car kits
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight car kits. Chicago & North Western (ex-Rock Island) 50-foot boxcar with exterior posts (single car, $18.98; three-pack, $55.98). Canadian Pacific 50-foot welded-side combination-door boxcar, $18.98. Chicago Great Western Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper, $20.98. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar with wood ends and fish-belly underframe, $18.98. Michigan Central 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar, $18.98. Swift Livestock Express 40-foot stockcar, $18.98. Toledo, St. Louis & Western 36-foot Fowler boxcar, $18.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with steel weight, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-1173, www.accurail.com

Ortner Freight Car Co. five-bay rapid-discharge hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; BNSF Ry.; Colorado Springs Public Utilities; Southern Ry.; Swindell-Dressler Energy; and Union Pacific. Sixteen road numbers (single car and three five-packs) per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body, factory-installed and painted wire grab irons on side ladders, and RP-25 contour metal wheels. Single car, $36.98; five-pack, $174.98. March 2020. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-166 double-door boxcar
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-166 double-door boxcar
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class BX-166 double-door boxcar. Late “Q” herald in two road numbers, Berwind “C” and “J” repaints in six numbers each, 24” circle-cross herald in 12 numbers, early “Q” herald in two numbers, and reporting marks only in two numbers. Also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic model with wire grab irons and uncoupling levers, etched-metal brakewheel platform, and 36” metal wheels. $49.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 50-foot insulated boxcar
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale 50-foot insulated boxcar
50-foot insulated boxcar. Bangor & Aroostook (red), BC Rail (green), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green), Canadian National (brown with “wet noodle” herald), Chicago & North Western (yellow), and CP Rail (Action Green with Multimark and “Newsprint Service Only” stencil). Three road numbers per scheme. Proto-Max metal couplers and 33” turned-metal wheels. $27.98. April 2019. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
The TrainMaster LLC HO scale Utica Feed & Milling
The TrainMaster LLC HO scale Utica Feed & Milling
HO scale structures
Utica Feed & Milling. Elevator features laser-cut walls, windows, and doors; micro-plywood core with tab-and-slot construction; and clapboard and corrugated siding. Includes two loading docks, in-ground scale, and grain doors for unloading. Storage shed has laser-cut board-and-batten siding and doors. Includes assortment of detail parts, including color signs, 3-D printed cyclone dust collector, and grain loading chute. Elevator measures 3-7/8” x 9-3/4”, storage shed measures 2-3/4” x 3”. $99. The TrainMaster LLC, 740-405-4722, www.thetrainmaster.com
HO scale details and accessories
20-foot corrugated-side intermodal container. Blue Sky Intermodal, CAI, Cosco Shipping, Florens, Hapag-Lloyd, Matson, and SITC. Injection-molded plastic. Three-pack, $31.98. March 2020. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Modern trash cans. One-piece castings with base and cover detail. Twenty-four pack, $9.98. SceneMaster. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Woodland Scenics HO scale Just Plug billboards
Woodland Scenics HO scale Just Plug billboards
Just Plug billboards. Conoco, Wise Tobacco Co., Deuce’s Bike Shop, Monroe’s Drive-In Theater, and Lanes Bowling & Bar. Each factory-assembled billboard includes 36” of wire, one splicer plug, and one pigtail wire. Compatible with Just Plug lighting system. $29.99. Woodland Scenics, www.woodlandscenics.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale suburban station platforms
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale suburban station platforms
Suburban station platforms. Injection-molded plastic kit. Includes supports, platform canopies, railings, downspouts, and between-tracks fencing. Includes enough parts for four platforms (build as two short, double-, or one long single-track version). Measures 16” x 1-5/8” x 2”. $24.98. June 2019. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
ScaleTrains.com N scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
ScaleTrains.com N scale General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
General Electric C39-8 diesel locomotive. Conrail (five road numbers), Norfolk Southern (six road numbers), and Pennsylvania Northeastern (Conrail and NS patchouts, one number each). Prototype-specific details, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, and all-wheel electrical pickup. Direct-current model with ESU Next18 connector, $134.99; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Next18 Select Micro sound decoder featuring Full Throttle, $224.99. Rivet Counter line. ScaleTrains.com, 844-987-2467, www.scaletrains.com
N scale freight cars
General American TankTrain. Early lettering (486-series) and 2005 to present (282-series) schemes. Single intermediate car and three-packs (end cars and single intermediate car or intermediate cars only). Photo-etched metal walkways and end platforms, screw-mounted trucks, and printed hazmat placards. Single car, $30.98; three-packs, $89.98. March 2020. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Fox Valley Models N scale Pullman-Standard coal gondola
Fox Valley Models N scale Pullman-Standard coal gondola
Pullman-Standard coal gondola. Burlington Northern (four six-packs), Cajun Electric (three six-packs), and Fayette Power Project (three six-packs with single rotary end and single car [one road number] with double rotary ends). Cars in six-pack feature rigid-jaw couplers; single cars feature Magne-Matic couplers. All models equipped with metal wheelsets. Single car, $27.95; six-pack, $159.95. Fox Valley Models, www.foxvalleymodels.com

Assorted freight cars. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 70-foot Husky-Stack well car (two road numbers), $29.90. Baltimore & Ohio 40-foot boxcar (Time-Saver Service scheme), $28.90. Crazy Water Co. 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car, $27.95. Illinois Central 50-foot plug-door boxcar, $25.90. Northern Pacific 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar, $20.95. Union Pacific 50-foot double-door automobile boxcar with end door (four-pack), $99.95. Injection-molded plastic models with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
N scale passenger cars
78-foot paired-window heavyweight coach. Southern Ry. Injection-molded plastic with interior, clear window glazing, plastic wheelsets, and Magne-Matic couplers. $29.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Wm. K. Walthers N scale modern concrete warehouse
Wm. K. Walthers N scale modern concrete warehouse
N scale structures
Modern concrete warehouse. Injection-molded plastic kit. Truck and railcar loading docks with weather bellows, alternate doors and windows, and four roof-mounted air conditioners. Can be built in multiple configurations. Features molded cut lines for easy customization. Measures 12” x 6-3/4” x 3-3/16”. $49.98. June 2019. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
N scale details and accessories
20-foot corrugated-side intermodal container. APL, Australia-New Zealand Direct Line, Hanjin, “K” Line, Linea Mexicana, Mitsui OSK Lines, SSI Container Corp., and Waters AG Storage Containers Inc. Injection-molded plastic. Three-pack, $28.98. March 2020. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division E8 diesel locomotive
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division E8 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division E8 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Canadian Pacific. Three road numbers. Prototype-specific details, can motor with dual flywheels, and extra front truck with coupler. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: CSX (dark blue and yellow with “boxcar” herald). Two road numbers. Injection-molded plastic shell, plastic handrails, and clear window glazing. $215.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
American Z Line Z scale 1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar
American Z Line Z scale 1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar
Z scale freight cars
1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar. New paint scheme: Chesapeake & Ohio. Seven road numbers (single car, two-pack, and four-pack). Murphy raised-panel roof, prototype-specific doors, metal wheels, AutoLatch couplers, and 4-5 Dreadnaught ends. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com

Assorted freight cars. 40-foot log car with log load and archbar trucks (two numbers), $21.80. American Cranberry Exchange/North Western Refrigerator Line Co. 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car, $27.95. Union Pacific 50-foot double-door boxcar (two numbers), $25.90. Models feature plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
American Z Line Z scale lightweight passenger cars
American Z Line Z scale lightweight passenger cars
Z scale passenger cars
Lightweight passenger cars. Canadian Pacific (maroon and black): 4-bedroom, 4-compartment, 2-drawing-room sleeper (one road number); baggage car; coach (one number); diner (one number); mail car; and observation car (one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Etched-metal stirrup steps, flush window glazing, AutoLatch couplers, and add-on details. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
NOCH GmbH & Co. KG sand and gravel
NOCH GmbH & Co. KG sand and gravel
Scenery
Sand and gravel. Sand (fine and medium) and gravel. 8-13/16 ounces. $3.99. Price may vary based on exchange rate. NOCH GmbH & Co. KG, www.noch.com
Books
Arduino Intermediate Model Railroad Projects. By Paul Bradt and David Bradt with contributions by Dennis Drury, Steve Spence, and Tom Ward. Provides detailed information on several intermediate level projects using Arduino micro controllers. Topics covered include prototypical Automatic Block Signaling systems, animation, servo turnout control, and adding sound. 135 pages. Soft-cover ($24.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions. Available at www.amazon.com
Software
TrainPlayer Version 7.0. Software for simulating model railroad operations. Features Advanced Ops package for operators and builders; shelf, room-, and club-sized layouts; visible switch lists; flexible train management; ops development tools; map view; car monitor; and rewards. $59 ($79 with Chris Pedersen car collection). $19 upgrade for licensed 6.x users. Demo version available as free download. TrainPlayer Software, www.trainplayer.com

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