News & Products for the week of November 8, 2007
All the new product announcements received by the Model Railroader Product News desk this week
November 8, 2007
|HO scale diesel locomotive|
Electro-Motive Division modernized F3 and F5 A and B units. Chicago & North Western. Screw-mounted chassis, detailed battery boxes and air tank with brackets, and window glazing. F3A without sound, $139.98; and with dual-mode Digital Command Control (DCC) and sound decoder, $209.98. F3 and F5 A-B sets without sound, $279.98; and with dual-mode DCC and sound decoders, $419.98. March 2008. Genesis series. Athearn Trains
Electro-Motive Division F7 A and B units. Canadian Pacific (maroon and gray, A-A set), Kansas City Southern (executive scheme, A-B set), and Norfolk Southern (Southern Ry.-inspired executive scheme, A-B set). Powered A unit, unpowered B (or second A) unit. $69.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Electro-Motive Division F3 A and B units. Monon (black and gold). Wire handrails, etched-metal grills, and Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers. F3A without sound $99.95, with Digital Command Control and sound $169.95. F3B without sound $94.95, with DCC and sound $164.95. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
Electro-Motive Division F-series B units. Canadian Pacific F9B (maroon and gray) and Louisville & Nashville F7B (solid gray). Wire grab irons, etched-metal details, and Kadee magnetic couplers. Without sound $94.95, with Digital Command Control and sound $164.95. April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
HO scale freight cars
40-foot boxcar. Burlington Northern, Erie Lackawanna, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Penn Central, Soo Line, Union Pacific (with Herbie graphic), and United States Air Force. McHenry knuckle couplers and RP-25-profile machined 33" metal wheelsets. $13.98 to $15.98. Upgraded Roundhouse model with RP-25 contour metal wheelsets and McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
40-foot offset-side Hart ballast hopper. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, maintenance-of-way, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, and undecorated. Upgraded Roundhouse model with RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers, and removable ballast load. $16.98 each, four-pack $59.98. March 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
40-foot stockcar. Canadian National, Chicago & North Western, Great Northern, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and Union Pacific (oxide red and yellow schemes. RP-25 contour metal wheelsets and McHenry knuckle couplers. Six-pack $79.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Evans 50-foot double-plug-door boxcar. Burlington Northern; Cyprus; Multnomah Plywood Corp.; Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific; Virginia Central; and Wisconsin & Southern. McHenry knuckle couplers; RP-25 contour metal wheelsets; and separately applied grab irons, ladders, stirrup steps, brake wheel, brake stand, and underbody details. $15.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class GA-55 56'-6" mill gondola. New paint schemes are Alaska RR, Great Northern, Missouri Pacific, Northern Pacific, St. Louis-San Francisco and Southern Ry. McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers, RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, and factory-installed wire grab irons. $19.98 ($21.98 with cast resin pole load). February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Bay-window caboose. Nacionales de Mexico, St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific. RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers, and window glazing. $16.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Johnstown America BethGon Coalporter. BNSF Ry. (2005 scheme and with green rotary ends), Conrail, and Norfolk Southern. McHenry magnetic knuckle couplers, factory-installed metal grab irons, and removable coal loads. Five-pack $99.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Trinity Industries 5,161-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper. Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific with Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha reporting marks. Etched-metal running boards, Accumate magnetic knuckle couplers, and RP-25 contour metal wheelsets. $29.98. February 2008. Genesis series. Athearn Trains
Fruit Growers Express 40-foot wood refrigerator cars. Burlington Refrigerator Express; Milwaukee Road with Union Refrigerator Transit Lines reporting marks; New York, New Haven & Hartford with Fruit Growers Express reporting marks; and Great Northern with Western Fruit Express reporting marks. Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers. Six road numbers per car. $29.95. April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
Assorted freight cars. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and St. Louis Southwestern American Car & Foundry 4,650-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper, $29.95; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe SK-U stock car with K brakes, $29.95; Chicago & Illinois Midland 1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar, $28.95; and Santa Fe Refrigerator Dept. 40-foot steel refrigerator car (six different slogans), $29.95. Metal wheelsets and Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
St. Louis-San Francisco single-sheathed double-door auto cars. Vacuum-cast gray urethane kit with detail parts and proprietary decals but no trucks or couplers. $34 plus $4 shipping for up to five kits. Sunshine Models
St. Louis-San Francisco single-sheathed double-door auto cars
HO scale structures
Blairstown, Mo., two-story depot
Blairstown, Mo., two-story depot. Laser-cut wood kit with tab-and-slot construction, laser-cut doors, window glazing, Tichy plastic window frames, full color signs, and a chimney. Measures 2.25" x 7.68". Based on Kansas City, Osceola & Southern prototype. $49.95 plus $4 shipping. Blair Line
HO scale details and accessories
20-foot intermodal container chassis. American President Lines, China Shipping, Evergreen, Matson, Orient Overseas Container Line, and Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Two-pack $19.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
Ford F-850 stakebed truck. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; New York Central, Pennsylvania RR, Rock Island, Southern Ry., and Union Pacific. Rubber tires, detailed cab interior, and clear window glazing. $19.98. February 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
40-foot exterior-post intermodal container. American President Lines and Triton. Multiple container numbers. Three-pack $16.95. InterMountain Railway Co.
John Deere 2010 crawler. Die-cast metal with rubber tracks. $10.98. March 2008. Athearn Trains
N scale diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F7 A and B diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (passenger yellowbonnet). Split-frame mechanism and etched-metal grills. A unit $89.95, B unit $84.95. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
N scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. CP Rail, CSX, and Potash round-hatch cylindrical covered hoppers, $21.95 each; Pacific Fruit Express class R-40-23 refrigerator car decorated for Railway Express Agency, $19.95; Chicago & Illinois Midland 1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar, $19.95; Santa Fe Refrigerator Dept. 40-foot steel refrigerator car (six different slogans), $19.95; and Sclair Polyethylene American Car & Foundry 4,650-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper, $21.95. Micro-Trains trucks and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
Assorted lightweight passenger cars. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 10-roomette, 5-double-bedroom sleeper (two-tone gray); Atlantic Coast Line 4-double-bedroom, 4-compartment, 2-drawing room sleeper; and Southern Pacific fluted-side coach (Sunset scheme). Micro-Trains trucks and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. $39.95 each. April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
N scale passenger cars
Southern Pacific three-unit articulated diner. Daylight and Sunset schemes. Based on Pullman prototype. Micro-Trains trucks and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers. $119.95. April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
O scale details and accessories
1955 Ford F-100 trucks. 1:50-proportion die-cast metal vehicles. Pickup trucks painted blue, green, and tan. Panel truck colors are black, red, and white. Detailed cab interior, factory-applied detail parts, and clear window glazing. $29.98. Athearn Trains
Caterpillar D6T XW VPAT track-type tractor. 1:50-proportion die-cast metal model with detailed cab interior, free-rolling metal tracks, positionable dozer blade and rear ripper, and clear window glazing. $49.95. Norscot Scale Models
Caterpillar D6T XW VPAT track-type tractor
Electro-Motive Division F3 A and B diesel locomotives. Central of New Jersey (green); Chicago & Eastern Illinois (blue and orange); Chicago Great Western (maroon and red); and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (maroon and red). Wire grab irons and etched-metal details. HO scale with Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers available with Digital Command Control and sound (A unit $169.95, B unit $164.95) and without DCC and sound (A unit $99.95, B unit $94.95). N scale with split-frame mechanism and Micro-Trains trucks and Magne-Matic magnetic knuckle couplers (A unit $89.95, B unit $84.95). April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
Multiple-scale freight cars
40-foot 12-panel boxcars. Burlington Northern; Denver & Rio Grande Western (with "Cookie Box" lettering and maintenance of way scheme); Great Northern (Big Sky Blue); and Spokane, Portland & Seattle (with oval herald). HO scale with Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers, $28.95, N scale with Micro-Trains trucks and Magne-Matic knuckle couplers, $19.95. April-May 2008. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co.
Multiple-scale details and accessories
John Deere 520 tractor. Die-cast metal with rubber tires. HO scale $5.98, 1:50-proportion $9.98. March 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
John Deere 7820 tractor. Die-cast metal with rubber tires. HO and N scale models $8.98, 1:50-proportion $15.98. March 2008. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains
SmartSwitch ASS54003. Operates turnouts, crossing gates, semaphore signals, and more. Adjustable servo speed and position with nine speeds. SmartSwitch basic set, $85.99; powerFrog set, $119.99; Digital Command Control set, $99.99; and DCC and SmartFrog set, $149.99. Also available separately: Chip package, $45.99; servo package, $15.99; SmartFrog package, $15.99; smart decoder package, $20.99; and large scale servo mount package, $9.99. ANE Model Co.
DCC locomotive decoders. Standard-MP with silent, back-electromotive-force (back-EMF) motor drive, three function outputs with special lighting effects, and configurable CVs, $29.95. Silver-21 locomotive decoder with 21-pin connector; silent, back EMF decoder; and adjustable stopping control, $35.95. Lenz Agency of North America
DCC locomotive decoders
Etched-brass signal. Available with unlighted or lighted with bi-color light-emitting diodes (LEDs), single- or double-track design, and single or multiple signal heads per mast. Black or silver. Based on the prototypes used by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; Southern Pacific; and Union Pacific. Prices start at $110 for unlighted versions. Model Memories
Chesapeake & Ohio 50-foot plug-door boxcar. Set includes "Cushion Underframe" lettering, doughnut heralds, road name, 12 road numbers (for sides and ends), and dimensional and capacity data. N scale. $4.59 postpaid. Great Decals
Heavy-duty split-head mallets
Heavy-duty split-head mallets. Malleable cast iron heads with hickory handle and replaceable hammer faces available in the following hardnesses: Soft (thermoplastic elastomer), medium soft (latex rubber), medium hard (polyurethane), hard (cell acetate), and extra hard (nylon). Face diameters: 1.2" $14.16, 1.5" $17.45, 2" $25.99, 2.4" $33.65; and 3.1" $56.41. WIHA Quality Tools
Describes step by step how to build an HO scale water-powered sawmill diorama
Scratchbuilding Ward's Sawmill. Book in pdf format by Sam Swanson. From series of articles featured in the February through November 2003 issues of Model Railroading magazine. Describes step by step how to build an HO scale water-powered sawmill diorama. Searchable text, dozens of how-to photos and detailed illustrations, and bill of materials. Printable book available on a compact disc (requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or later). 62 pages. $18.95 plus $4.85 shipping and handling. Highlands Station, LLC
Model Railroading magazine back issues. Final four years (2003-2006) available on one compact disc in pdf format. Requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or later. $49.95 plus $4.85 shipping and handling. Highlands Station, LLC
Manufacturers featured in this week's news and products
ANE Model Co., No. 11, Lane 675, Sec. 2, Nanping Rd., Pinjing, Toayuan, 32454, Taiwan; www.anemodel.com
Athearn Trains, 1550 Glenn Curtiss St., Carson CA 90746; www.athearn.com
Blair Line, P.O. Box 1136, Carthage, MO, 64836; www.blairline.com
Great Decals, P.O. Box 994, Herndon, VA 20172; www.greatdecals.com
Highlands Station, LLC, 4255 S. Buckley Rd., #137, Aurora, CO 80013; www.highlandsstationllc.com
InterMountain Railway Co., P.O. Box 839, Longmont, CO 80502; www.intermountain-railway.com
Lenz Agency of North America, P.O. Box 143, Chelmsford, MA 01824; www.lenz.com
Model Memories, P.O. Box 722, Powhatan, VA 23139; www.info-4U.com/modelmemories
Norscot Scale Models, 1000 W. Donges Bay Rd., Mequon, WI 53092; www.norscot.com/models.html
Sunshine Models, P.O. Box 4997, Springfield, MO 65808
WIHA Quality Tools, 1348 Dundas Cir., Monticello, MN 53362; www.wihatools.com