News & Products for the week of December 20, 2007
All the new product announcements received by the Model Railroader Product News desk this week
December 20, 2007
|HO scale locomotives|
Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive. New road numbers on models decorated for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black and silver); Bangor & Aroostook; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; and Detroit & Toledo Shore Line. New paint schemes are Clinchfield; Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; Penn Central; and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (dark green and white). Limited edition schemes are P&LE (black, gray and white) and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac. Direct-current models $114.95 (limited edition models $124.95). June 2008. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
HO scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry 50'-6" boxcar. New road numbers on cars decorated for CSX. New paint schemes are Hillsdale County, Green Mountain RR, Greenville & Northern, and Meridian & Bigbee. $13.95. May 2008. Ready-to-run. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
HO scale details and accessories
45-foot Pines trailer. New numbers on trailers lettered for Burlington Motor Carriers, Chicago Central & Pacific, Milwaukee Road, Preferred 45, Vermont Ry., Xtra Intermodal, and Xtra Lease. $13.95. May 2008. Ready-to-run. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
No. 8 Mark IV turnout with code 100 rail. Left-hand and right-hand turnouts with die-cast metal points and frog, nickel-silver rail, and black crossties. Measures 13-1/2" long. Standard Atlas switch machines can be added using snap-in connection. $16.95. January 2008. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
Assorted figure bulk packs. Travelers, sitting people, at work, and children. Twenty-four figures per pack. Price to be announced. Noch GmbH & Co.
Assorted figure bulk packs
HO scale structures
HO scale structures
Assorted structures. Roman church ruin (7.1" x 8.9" x 11.4"), cloister (3" x 6.7" x 7.3"), and church steeple (6.3" x 6.7" x 11"). Ready-made hard foam structures. Can be used together or separately. Prices to be announced. Noch GmbH & Co.
N scale freight cars
50-foot single-door boxcar. Bangor & Aroostook; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; Denver & Rio Grande Western; Norfolk & Western; Pennsylvania RR; Seaboard Air Line; and undecorated. Diagonal panel roof, Dreadnaught ends, 9-foot Youngstown door, and 50-ton solid-bearing trucks with Accumate magnetic knuckle couplers. $10.95 (undecorated $8.95). June 2008. Ready-to-run. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
American Car & Foundry 5,250-cubic-foot four-bay covered hopper. The Andersons, Continental Polymers, Cosden Oil & Chemical, Eastman Chemical, El Rexene, General Electric Railcar, The PolyOne Co., and undecorated. Accumate magnetic knuckle couplers and 100-ton roller bearing trucks. $9.95 (undecorated $7.95). June 2008. Ready-to-run. Trainman line. Atlas Model Railroad Co.
N scale passenger cars
Great Northern streamlined passenger car sides. Photoetched brass car sides for the Mid-Century Empire Builder, Western Star, and Winnipeg Limited. Great Northern 1215-series; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 1219-1220-series; and Spokane, Portland & Seattle 300-series 48-seat American Car & Foundry coach; and Great Northern Glacier-series 16-duplex-roomette, 4-double-bedroom Pullman-Standard sleeper. $20.75 each. For use with American Limited Models core kits. Brass Car Sides
O scale freight cars
50-foot PS-1 boxcar. New paint schemes on single-door car are Atlantic Coast Line and Central of Georgia. New schemes on plug-door car include Jewel Tea Co. and Rock Island. $69.95. May 2008. Ready-to-run. Atlas O
Evans 53-foot double-plug-door boxcar. New paint schemes are David J. Joseph Co., Masonite, Union Pacific, Willamette Industries, and Wisconsin & Southern. $64.95. May 2008. Ready-to-run. Atlas O
SA-type low-mast signal with relay box and bi-color light-emitting diode
SA-type low-mast signal with relay box and bi-color light-emitting diode. $19.99. HO scale. N.J. International Inc.
D-type three-light, bi-directional signal with snow hoods and light-emitting diodes. $37.99. HO scale. N.J. International Inc.
D-type three-light, bi-directional signal with snow hoods and light-emitting diodes
TrainPlayer version 3.0. Allows users to operate virtual trains on layouts from Linn Westcott's 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders with customizable rolling stock and a control panel. Features updated toolbar with play, stop, and rewind buttons. Windows version available now. Mac version for OSX 10.3.9 and above available Spring 2008. $29.95. TrainPlayer Software
DVDs/CDs S-1: Alco's First Standard Switcher and Alco DL-109: Alco's First Cab Locomotive
S-1: Alco's First Standard Switcher and Alco DL-109: Alco's First Cab Locomotive. Compact-disk book series by George Melvin. Searchable text and 256 zoomable photos (including 75 in color) of previously published Model Railroading magazine articles. Requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or later. $18.95 plus $4.85 shipping and handling per order. Highlands Station, LLC
Southern Pacific Railroad. By Brian Solomon. Covers Southern Pacific's development from 1861 through 1996, the history of its steam and diesel power, and freight and passenger operations. Includes 150 photos, route maps, period advertisements, and timetables. 160 pages. $36.95. Voyageur Press
Baltimore & Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited. By Joe Welsh. Provides a historical account of the Baltimore & Ohio's famous name trains, including details of the trains' passenger motive power and an explanation of how the railroad streamlined its equipment. Includes 220 photos, route maps, and period advertisements. 160 pages. $36.95. Voyageur Press
Manufacturers featured in this week's News & Products
Atlas Model Railroad Co., 378 Florence Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205; www.atlasrr.com
Atlas O, 378 Florence Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205; www.atlasO.com
Brass Car Sides, 715 S 7th St., St. Peter, MN 56082; www.brasscarsides.com
Highlands Station, LLC, 4255 S. Buckley Rd., no. 137, Aurora, CO 80013; www.HighlandsStationLLC.com
N.J. International Inc., P.O. Box 1029, Higley, AZ 85238; www.njinternational.com
Noch GmbH & Co., Postfach 1454, D-88230, Wangen im Allgäu, Germany; www.noch.com
TrainPlayer Software, 722 Pradera Way, San Ramon, CA 94583; www.trainplayer.com
Voyageur Press, 380 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101; www.mbipublishing.com