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iHobbyExpo 2010 final show report

iHobbyExpo 2010 was held October 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens convention center in Rosemont, Ill. Below are model railroad items that were featured at the show. Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to view our preliminary show report to see even more new products, including updated photos.
Blackstone Models HO scale Denver  Rio Grande Western class C19 280 steam locomotive
Blackstone Models HO scale Denver & Rio Grande Western HOn3 class C-19 2-8-0 steam locomotive
HO scale locomotives

Denver & Rio Grande Western HOn3 class C-19 2-8-0 steam locomotive. Preproduction sample shown. Denver & Rio Grande, Denver & Rio Grande Western (five paint schemes), Rio Grande Southern, and painted black but unlettered (two versions). $349 ($439 with SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Command Control and sound). Blackstone Models, 970-259-0690, www.blackstonemodels.com
Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division E8A and E8B diesel locomotives
Walthers HO scale Electro-Motive Division E8A and E8B diesel locomotives
Electro-Motive Division E8A and E8B diesel locomotives. Union Pacific. Five-pole skew-wound can motor, railroad-specific details, and Proto-Max metal magnetic knuckle couplers. A-B sets: Direct current, $349.98; with Digital Command Control (DCC) and QSI Quantum sound system, $499.98. Individual A and B units: DC, $179.98; DCC sound, $259.98. December 2010. Ready-to-run. Proto 2000 series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com
Athearn Trains HO scale General American 20000gallon generalservice tank car
Athearn Trains HO scale General American 20,000-gallon general-service tank car
HO scale rolling stock

General American 20,000-gallon general-service tank car. Alaska RR and General American (with and without “Service Driven” logos, white and black paint schemes). Three road numbers each; also available undecorated. Photo-etched metal platforms; prototype-specific outlets, fittings, and brake system; and 100-ton trucks with rotating bearing caps. $39.98. January 2011. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 310-763-7140, www.athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. Ho scale 85-foot trash flatcar
Atlas Model Railroad Co. Ho scale 85-foot trash flatcar
85-foot trash flatcar. Allied Waste, ECDC Environmental, East-Carbon with DSEX reporting marks, General American, Joseph Transportation, and USA Waste. Three car numbers each; also available undecorated. Open deck design, weighted and detailed underframe, and magnetic knuckle couplers. $24.95 (undecorated, $19.95 ). April 2011. Ready-to-run. Trainman Plus series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Blackstone Models HO scale Denver  Rio Grande Western highsides gondola
Blackstone Models HO scale Denver & Rio Grande Western high-sides gondola
Denver & Rio Grande Western high-side gondolas. HOn3. Three paint schemes: Flying Grande lettering, Moffat Tunnel herald, and Royal Gorge Route herald. Die-cast metal and plastic construction. Arch-bar trucks, factory-installed knuckle couplers, and underbody details. Without weathering, $54.95. Factory weathered, $59.95. Ready-to-run. Blackstone Models, 970-259-0690, www.blackstonemodels.com
Model Power HO scale 41-foot steel refrigerator car
Model Power HO scale 41-foot steel refrigerator car
41-foot steel refrigerator car. Hood’s Milk and Lehigh Valley (route map scheme). Magnetic knuckle couplers. Painted in United States of America. $10.99. Ready-to-run. Mantua Classics. Model Power, 631-694-7022, www.modelpower.com
Model Power HO scale assorted freight cars
Model Power HO scale assorted freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Hercules Powder 40-foot singled-dome tank car and Boraxo two-bay covered hopper. Magnetic knuckle couplers. Painted in the United States of America. $9.98 each. Ready-to-run. Model Power, 631-694-7022, www.modelpower.com
Blackstone Models HO scale Jacjson  Sharp openplatfom coach
Blackstone Models HO scale Jackson & Sharp open-platfom coach
HO scale passenger cars

Jackson & Sharp open-platform coach. HOn3. Denver & Rio Grande Western (Pullman Green, six road numbers) and painted Pullman Green but unlettered. $97.95 each. Denver & Rio Grande Western “Silverton” three-pack, $280. Detailed interior and underbody and electrical pickup wipers on trucks. Spring 2011. Ready-to-run. Blackstone Models, 970-259-0690, www.blackstonemodels.com
The Coach Yard HO scale Baltimore  Ohio 1938 Capitol Limited
The Coach Yard HO scale Baltimore & Ohio 1938 Capitol Limited
Baltimore & Ohio 1938 Capitol Limited. Rebuilt heavyweight eight-car set: Capitol Arms/Capitol City sleeper-buffet lounge; Alexander Bell/John Ericsson 14-section sleeper; Bradshaw/Castleton 12-section, 1-drawing room sleeper; Capitol Garden/Capitol Hill baggage-dorm-lounge; Clover Bay/Clover Crest and Clover Heights/Clover Hollow 8-section, 5-single bedroom sleepers; Laurel Branch/Laurel Dale 8-section, 1-drawing room, 2-compartment sleeper; and Margaret Brent/Virginia Dare 36-seat diner. Factory painted and lettered brass models. $4,750. Individual cars, $595 each. The Coach Yard, www.thecoachyard.com
Walthers HO scale scrap yard details
Walthers HO scale scrap yard details
HO scale details and accessories

Scrap yard details. Junk automobiles row ($16.98), flattened cars ($16.98), junk truck row ($16.98), miscellaneous scrap pile ($16.98), railroad scrap pile ($12.98), scrap metal bales ($12.98), and tire pile ($12.98). Factory painted and weathered resin castings. February-March 2011. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, www.walthers.com

Kato USA Inc. N scale Emectro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive
Kato USA Inc. N scale Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive. Preproduction model shown. Denver & Rio Grande Western; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (“Kodachrome” scheme); and Great Northern (Big Sky Blue and “Hustle Muscle” schemes). Two road numbers each. Upgraded split-frame mechanism, five-pole motor with brass flywheels, and blackened metal wheels. Direct- current model, $105. With Digital Command Control decoder, $145. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Kato USA N scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive
General Electric ES44AC diesel locomotive. Preproduction model shown. New paint schemes: General Electric demonstrator and CSX (dark blue and yellow). Split-frame mechanism, five-pole motor with brass flywheels, prototype-specific details, and working ditch lights. Direct-current model, $110 (GE demonstrator, $120). With Digital Command Control decoder, $150 (GE demonstrator, $160). Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Kato USA Inc. N scale Southern Pacific class GS-4-4-8-4 steam locomotive
Kato USA Inc. N scale Southern Pacific class GS-4 4-8-4 steam locomotive
Southern Pacific class GS-4 4-8-4 steam locomotive. Preproduction model shown. New paint schemes: American Freedom Train (one road number) and Southern Pacific Lines (two road numbers). Split-frame mechanism, electrical pickup from drivers and tender wheels, and factory installed detail parts. Price to be announced. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9574, www.katousa.com
Model Power N scale assorted freight cars
Model Power N scale assorted freight cars
N scale freight cars

Assorted freight cars. United States Army 55-foot cylindrical hopper, Boston & Maine 40-foot boxcar, and Alaska RR 40-foot single-dome tank car. Magnetic knuckle couplers. Painted in the United States of America. $9.98. Ready-to-run. Model Power, 631-694-7022, www.modelpower.com
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale Southern Ry. 40-foot plug-door boxcar
Micro-Trains Line Co. N scale Southern Ry. 40-foot plug-door boxcar
Southern Ry. 40-foot plug-door boxcar. Factory-weathered with Micro-Trains trucks and Mange-Matic knuckle couplers. $21.10. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
Woodland Scenics N scale Grannys house
Woodland Scenics N scale Grannys house
N scale structures

Granny’s House. Factory-assembled and painted structure with bicycles, propane tank, and trellis. Measures 1-16" x 2-11/32" x 3". $59.99. Built & Ready series. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, www.woodlandscenics.com
Grand Central Gems O scale Honeywel Saloon
Grand Central Gems O scale Honeywell Saloon
O scale structures

Assorted structures. Honeywell Saloon; bank; barber shop; general store; and jail, post office, morgue, and marshall’s office ($120). Factory assembled, painted, and weathered resin buildings. $80 each unless noted. Grand Central Gems, 801-891-7255, www.grandcentralgems.com
Piko American LLC HSB V BR199 diesel locomotive
Piko American LLC Harz Narrow Gauge Railways V BR199 diesel locomotive
Large scale locomotives

Harz Narrow Gauge Railways V BR199 diesel locomotive. $359.99. Fourth quarter 2010. Ready-to-run. Piko America LLC, 619-280-2800, www.piko-america.com
Micro-Trains Line Co. Z scale fish market
Micro-Trains Line Co. Z scale fish market
Z scale structures

Fish market. Laser-cut micro-plywood kit. $44.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com

Electronics/controls
HO scale sound decoder. For Atlas Trainman Plus National Railway Equipment GenSet. Dual-mode decoder with three distinct engine sounds, front and rear replacement ditch light boards for alternating ditch lights, extra accessory light tabs for roof-mounted strobe light, 28 functions, and two- or four-digit addressing. $102.98. December 2010. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrectifier.com

Model Rectifier Corp. Phoenix palm trees
Model Rectifier Corp. Phoenix palm trees
Scenery

Phoenix palm trees. 1-1/2" (six-pack, $12); 2" (four-pack, $15); 2-1/2" (four-pack, $18); 3" (three-pack, $15.75); 4" (two-pack, $16); 6" (single tree, $12); and 8" (single tree, $14). Professional Series. Produced by JTT Scenery Products, distributed by Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrectifier.com
Model Rectifier Corp. redwood trees
Model Rectifier Corp. redwood trees
Redwood trees. 2" (four-pack, $12); 3" (three-pack, $13.50); 4" (two-pack, $14); 6" single tree, $12); 9" (single tree, $16); 14" (single tree, $29.95); and 18" (single tree, $49.95). Professional Series. Produced by JTT Scenery Products, distributed by Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100, www.modelrectifier.com
JMD PLastics track gauge
JMD PLastics track gauge
Tools

Track gauges. HO scale: Curvetrackit (18", 24", 30", and 36" radius curves). Single gauge, $12. Three-piece set, $36. Extratrackit (for double-track lines on 2-1/2" centers). Single gauge, $5. Two-pack $10. Mixed pack (one each 24", 30", and 36" Trackit; 18" Straightrackit; and Extratrackit), $53. Straightrackit (18", $12. 36" aluminum, $12. 36" two-piece set, $24). N scale: Curvetrackit (11", 15", and 19" radius curves). Single gauge, $9. Three-piece set, $27. Extratrackit (for double-track lines on 1.25" centers). Single gauge, $4. Two-pack $8. Mixed pack (one each 11", 15", and 19" Curvetrackit; Extratrackit; and 14" Straightrackit), $43. Straightrackit (14", $12. 28" aluminum, $12. 28" two-piece set, $24). All gauges made from high-grade plastic except where noted. JMD Plastics, 920-865-1219, www.jmdplastics.yolasite.com

Scratchbuilding supplies
Styrene sheets. Black: .020", .030", .040", and .060". 6 x 12- and 8 x 21-inch sheets. $.72 to $4.60 per sheet. Clear: .005", .010", and .020". Available in 6 x 12- and 12 x 24-inch sheets. $.72 to $4.70 per sheet. White: .010" (opaque and translucent), .015", .020", .030", .040", .060", .080", .100", and .125". Available in 6 x 12-, 8 x 21-, 11 x 14-, and 12 x 24-inch sheets. $.50 to $11.25 per sheet. JMD Plastics, 920-865-1219, www.jmdplastics.yolasite.com

Weathering supplies
Weathering pigment powders. Brown iron oxide, burnt sienna, burnt umber, carbon black, chrome oxide green, dark red ochre, dark slate gray, dark yellow ochre, green earth, light sienna, light slate gray, light yellow ochre, natural iron oxide, natural sienna, natural umber, and titanium white. 30ml bottles. $4.50 each. Produced by Vallejo Paints, distributed by Stevens International, 800-922-0758, www.stevenshobby.com

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