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New products for March 1, 2012

Including model railroad products from The N scale Architect, Walthers, Intermountain Railway, and more!

RELATED TOPICS: HO SCALE | N SCALE | O SCALE | Z SCALE
HO scale freight cars
 

Bi-level auto rack. New paint schemes: Canadian National, Chicago & North Western, CP Rail, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Florida East Coast, Soo Line, and Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific. Four car numbers each. Etched-metal details, positionable end doors, and Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers. $68.95. September/October 2012. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, intermountain-railway.com

8,000-gallon-capacity tank car. New road numbers and paint schemes: Bell (new road numbers), Canfield Oil Co., Mutual Oil Co., National Cooperatives Inc., Pan-Am Oils, Shell Chemical Co. (new numbers), Spencer Kellogg & Sons Inc. (new numbers), and Texaco. Six car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and Kadee magnetic knuckle couplers. $31.95. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, intermountain-railway.com

40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car with steel roof and ends. Burlington Refrigerator Express, Great Northern (Western Fruit Express), North Western Refrigerator Lines, and Oscar Mayer. Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $21.98 each. September 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

40-foot plug-door boxcar. New paint schemes: Atlantic Coast Line (Fruit Growers Express); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern (Western Fruit Express); Conrail; Pennsylvania RR; Soo Line; and Western Fruit Express (Burlington Northern). Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max metal magnetic knuckle couplers. $21.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

40-foot steel meat refrigerator car. New road numbers: Bookey Packing Co., Hormel, Raskin Packing Co. Inc., and Royal Packing Co. Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $21.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

50-foot sliding-door boxcar. New paint schemes and road numbers: Conrail (blue with large herald, red with U.S. Savings Bonds graphics, red with large herald, green Penn Central patchout, early Conrail green repaint, and brown with medium herald and New York Central reporting marks). Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $21.98 each. October 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

72-foot center-beam bulkhead flatcar. New road numbers: BC Rail, Canadian Pacific, CSX, and Tobacco Valley Lumber Co. (Arkansas-Oklahoma Ry. reporting marks). Two car numbers each. Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $29.98. October 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Association of American Railroads offset-side double-door boxcar. New road numbers: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (El Capitan lettering); Kansas City Southern; Nickel Plate Road; and Southern Pacific. Two car numbers each. Factory-installed grab irons, metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $34.98. November 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Proto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Bethgon Coalporter hopper six-packs. New paint schemes: Kansas City Power & Light, Northern Indiana Public Service, Public Service Co. of Colorado, and Wisconsin Public Service Co. Two six-pack available each; six car numbers in each pack. Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $129.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Pennsylvania RR X-29 40-foot steel boxcar. New road numbers: Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago Great Western, Nickel Plate Road, and Pennsylvania RR. Metal wheelsets and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $21.98 each. September 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Pullman-Standard PS-2 2,893-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. New road numbers: Central of Georgia, Illinois Central, Reynolds Metals, and Southern Ry. See-through plastic running boards and brake platforms, metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $24.98. August 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. 50-foot pulpwood flatcar. Atlantic Coast Line, Chattahoochee Industrial RR, Missouri Pacific, and Southern Ry. Two car numbers each. Factory-installed grab irons, metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max magnetic knuckle couplers. $29.98. October 2012. Ready-to-run. Walthers Proto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Bar Mills Scale Models Works HO scale Star Diner kit
Bar Mills Scale Models Works HO scale Star Diner kit
HO scale structures

Star Diner. Laser-cut wood and resin kit. $59.95. Bar Mills Scale Model Works, 207-929-3400, www.barmillsmodels.com
Nick  Nora Designs HO scale County Line Liquors
Nick & Nora Designs HO scale County Line Liquors
County Line Liquors. Laser-cut wood kit with BEST Trains peel-and-stick shingles. Full-color sign sheet and stencil for roof sign also included. $39.50. Nick & Nora Designs, 302-366-7506, www.nickandnoradesigns.com

Ashmore Hotel. Injection-molded plastic kit. Eleven-story block construction, three different street-level facades (early 1900s, 1950s, or modern), and ornate trim. Footprint is 4-7/16” x 8-5/8”. $59.98. April 2012. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Athcison, Topeka & Santa Fe interlocking tower. Injection-molded plastic kit. Ball-and- cross medallions, stucco finish, and diamond-pattern shingles. Molded in two colors. Footprint is 2-7/8” x 4-7/8”. $24.98. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Pennsylvania RR block and interlocking station. Injection-molded plastic kit. Correct Flemish bond brickwork, bay windows, and other details. Molded in four colors. Includes signs for PRR, Pennsylvania Reading Seashore, Penn Central, Amtrak, and Long Island RR. Footprint is 2-7/16” x 3-1/8”. $24.98. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Two-bay fire station. Injection-molded plastic kit. Two-story brick construction with detailed concrete cornice, modern glass or vintage wood equipment doors. Can be built with or without hose drying tower. Footprint is 4-7/8” x 8”. $34.98. April 2012. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
The N Scale Architect Erie Canal barge. Shown in HO scalejpg
The N Scale Architect Erie Canal barge (shown in HO scale)
HO scale details and accessories

Erie Canal barge. Unpainted cast-resin kit. Includes loading bridges and hold cover. Barge measures 2” x 15”. $49.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com

N scale freight cars

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe-rebuilt caboose. New road numbers and paint schemes: CE-1 (red, block lettering, with black roof, or with sealed cupola windows). Four car numbers each. Also available with black roof and safety slogans (two numbers) or PC run-through (three numbers). Etched-metal running boards and Micro-Trains magnetic knuckle couplers. $32.95. September/October 2012. Ready-to-run. Produced by Centralia Car Shops, distributed by InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com

Trinity 5,161-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper. New road numbers and paint scheme: BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald); Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Canadian Pacific (Soo Line reporting marks); CSX; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; Kansas City Southern (24 car numbers); Norfolk Southern; and Union Pacific (CHTT reporting marks, new paint scheme). Six car numbers each except as noted. Etched-metal running boards and Micro-Trains trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers. $22.95. September/October 2012. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com

Pullman-Standard 5,277-cubic-foot-capacity boxcar. New road numbers: Burlington Northern; CSX; Railbox (original or late paint schemes); Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac; and Wisconsin Central (SSAM reporting marks). Six car numbers each. Etched-metal crossover platforms and Micro-Trains trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers. $19.95. Ready-to-run. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com

N scale passenger cars

Pullman-Standard baggage cars. Amtrak; Burlington Northern; Canadian National; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago Great Western; Chicago & North Western; Delaware & Hudson; Illinois Central; Great Northern (Empire Builder and Big Sky Blue paint schemes); Milwaukee Road (one car number); Northern Pacific; New York Central; Penn Central; Rock Island; and Union Pacific. Two car numbers each except as noted above. Based on Northern Pacific prototype. Wire grab irons, lighted interior, and Micro-Trains trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers. $49.95. Ready-to-run. Produced by Centralia Car Shops, distributed by InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, www.intermountain-railway.com
N.J. International Inc. N scale freight shed
N.J. International Inc. N scale freight shed
N scale structures

Freight shed. Injection-molded plastic kit. Features pocket track and covered loading platform. Footprint is 3” x 10-7/8”. $39.99. April 2012. N.J. International Inc., 480-219-4135, www.njinternational.com
The N Scale Architect X-Cel Feed mill
The N Scale Architect X-Cel Feed mill
X-Cel Feed mill. Laser-cut microplywood kit with resin and metal detail parts, full-color sign, clear window glazing, and corrugated metal roofing. Footprint is 8” x 16”. $189.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com

N scale details and accessories

Erie Canal barge. Unpainted cast-resin kit with loading bridges and hold cover. Separate fore and aft cabins. Barge measures 1” x 7-1/4”. $26.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com

Z scale details and accessories

Erie Canal barge. Unpainted cast-resin kit with loading bridges and hold cover. Barge measures 7/8” x 5-1/4”. $18.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com


The N Scale Architect assorted boats in Z scale
The N Scale Architect assorted boats in Z scale
Assorted boats. Flat deck barge, $15.95; diesel tugboat, $18.95; covered barge kit, $18.95; open scow barge kit, $15.95; steel retaining wall panels, $14.95 per three-pack; speedboats, $9.95 per two-pack; sailing yachts, $9.95 per two-pack; cabin cruiser, $9.95 per two-pack; and sailing sloop, $9.95 per two-pack. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, www.thenarch.com

Multiple scale rolling stock

iCar. Rolling stock designed to hold an iPhone4 or 4s, iPod Touch 4G or iPod Nano 5G to capture images or videos looking straight down the track. Available in HO, Sn3, On2-1/2, and O scales. Trucks and magnetic knuckle couplers will be included on HO on On2-1/2 models. $27.95. MinuteMan Scale Models, 978-302-4524, www.minutemanscalemodels.com

Clearance car. Rolling beam-style car with vertical templates based on National Model Railroad Association clearances. Available in N, HO, S, and O scales. Trucks with metal wheelsets and Kadee metal magnetic knuckle couplers are included with HO and On2-1/2 models. $19.95. MinuteMan Scale Models, 978-302-4524, www.minutemanscalemodels.com

Electronics/controls

RAILbooster. 3A Digital Command Control booster. Provides an adjustable output voltage of 11 volts to 16 volts for Z, N, TT, and HO scale. Includes integrated power management hardware for detecting shorts and over-currents. $100. Railstars Ltd., 575-322-2342, www.railstars.com
Rex-Cut Products Inc. finishing sticks
Rex-Cut Products Inc. finishing sticks
Tools

Finishing sticks. Round and square nonwoven cotton-fiber with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide abrasives. Round sticks area available in 1/8” to 1” diameter. Square sticks available in 4” to 6” lengths with 24 to 320 grain sizes (soft, medium, and hard bonds). Prices start at $3.99 each. Rex-Cut Products Inc., 800-225-8182, www.rexcut.com

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