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New model trains for the week of August 20, 2015

New model railroad products from Atlas, Tangent Scale Models, Micro-Trains, and more!
Atlas HO scale two-bay offset-side hopper
Atlas HO scale two-bay offset-side hopper
HO scale freight cars
Two-bay offset-side hopper. New road numbers. Round-end car: Interstate, Clinchfield (CRR), Montour, and Nickel Plate Road (NKP). New paint schemes. Flat-end car: Baltimore & Ohio (single car and three-pack), Bessemer & Lake Erie, Central of Georgia, Lackawanna, and Milwaukee Road (single car and three-pack). Round-end car three-packs: CRR and NKP. Two road numbers per scheme unless noted. Blackened metal wheelsets, 50-ton trucks, and Accumate couplers. $21.95. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Chesapeake & Ohio-style center-cupola caboose. New paint schemes: Genesee Valley Transportation (one road number), Jersey Central Lines, Lehigh Valley, Reading & Northern (one number), Southern Ry., and Union Pacific (maintenance-of-way green). New road numbers: Alaska RR, Canadian National, CP Rail, CSX, and Virginian Ry. Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Metal wheelsets, Accumate couplers, and clear window glazing. $30.95. First quarter 2016. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General Steel Castings 60-foot flatcar
Tangent Scale Models HO scale General Steel Castings 60-foot flatcar
General Steel Castings 60-foot flatcar. New paint schemes: Burlington Northern (1985 repaint), Great Northern (1963 Glacier Green scheme, three numbers), Illinois Central Gulf (1977 orange repaint), and Missouri Pacific (Union Pacific Maintenance-of-Way Green pre-2005 in four numbers and 1981 repaint). New road numbers: MP (UP MOW Green post-2005 in four numbers), Pennsylvania RR (1965 scheme), and Union Pacific (original 1966 scheme). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, wire grab irons and uncoupling levers, and Kadee scale couplers. $34.95 (quantity discounts for orders of six, 12, and 24 cars). Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, www.tangentscalemodels.com
HO scale passenger cars
Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing-room, 1-compartment heavyweight sleeper. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Pullman-lettered cars Carter Lake and Linoma Lake in Pullman Green scheme); Chicago & North Western (Floyd River and Fox River in green-and-yellow scheme); Norfolk & Western (Island Regal and Island Rose in Tuscan scheme); Northern Pacific (Chief Black Bear, Chief Many Horns, and Chief Standing Buffalo in two-tone green and yellow scheme); Pennsylvania RR (La Reine in Tuscan scheme); Pullman (Chief Red Tomahawk and Blue Bird Lake in Pullman Green scheme); Southern Pacific (Palouse Falls and Prior Lake in two-tone gray scheme); and Union Pacific (Balsam Fir, Columbia Gorge, and Crown Point in Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray scheme). Also available undecorated. Detailed interior and underbody, sprung diaphragms, and metal wheelsets. $64.95. First quarter 2016. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Rapido Trains N scale General Motors Diesel Division 1400-series GMD-1 diesel locomotive
Rapido Trains N scale General Motors Diesel Division 1400-series GMD-1 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
General Motors Diesel Division 1400-series GMD-1 diesel locomotive. Canadian National (eight road numbers plus unnumbered with decals). Undecorated 1600-series GMD-1 also available. Five-pole skew-wound motor, die-cast metal chassis, and body-mounted Magne-Matic couplers. Direct-current model, $159; with dual-mode sound decoder, $259. Early 2016. Produced in association with MLW. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Atlas N scale 90-ton hopper
Atlas N scale 90-ton hopper
N scale freight cars
90-ton hopper. New road numbers: Northern Pacific, Bessemer & Lake Erie, Chicago & North Western, CSX (with New York Central reporting marks), and Union Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Coal load, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. $19.95. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Atlas N scale American Car & Foundry 60-foot auto parts boxcar
Atlas N scale American Car & Foundry 60-foot auto parts boxcar
American Car & Foundry 60-foot auto parts boxcar. New paint schemes. Single-door car: Conrail. Double-door car: Canadian National. New road numbers. Single-door car: Norfolk & Western, St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), and Western Maryland. Double-door car: Canadian Pacific (with CPAA reporting marks); Chesapeake & Ohio; and Detroit, Toledo & Ironton. Two road numbers per scheme. Die-cast metal underframe, postionable doors, and 70-ton roller-bearing trucks. $19.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Chesapeake & Ohio-style center-cupola caboose. New paint schemes: Algoma Central, Black River & Western (one road number), Delaware Lackawanna (one number), Family Lines (with Seaboard Coast Line reporting marks), Jersey Central Lines, Lehigh Valley, Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company), Reading & Northern (one number), Southern Ry., Union Pacific (maintenance-of-way green), and Union RR. Two numbers per scheme unless noted. $21.95. First quarter 2016. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
Micro-Trains N scale 70-foot heavyweight mail baggage car
Micro-Trains N scale 70-foot heavyweight mail baggage car
N scale passenger cars
70-foot heavyweight mail baggage car. New paint scheme: Pennsylvania RR. Injection-molded plastic with SD7P2 six-wheel trucks, Magne-Matic couplers, and clear window glazing. $29.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
O scale freight cars
Pullman-Standard 4,427-cubic-foot-capacity low side covered hopper. New paint schemes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Quality “Q” stencil); Canadian National (with Wisconsin Central reporting marks); Illinois Central Gulf; and Union Pacific. New road numbers: Chessie System (with Western Maryland marks). Four road numbers per scheme. Sprung, die-cast metal 100-ton trucks; positionable roof hatch covers with working latch assembly; and separately applied wire grab irons. $79.95. Second quarter 2016. Atlas O, 908-687-9590, www.atlaso.com
American Z Line American Car & Foundry two-bay Center Flow covered hopper
American Z Line American Car & Foundry two-bay Center Flow covered hopper
Z scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry two-bay Center Flow covered hopper. New paint scheme: BNSF Ry. Metal wheelsets and AutoLatch couplers. Single car (two road numbers), $39; four-pack, $138. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
American Z Line National Steel Car 42-foot coil car
American Z Line National Steel Car 42-foot coil car
National Steel Car 42-foot coil car. New paint scheme: Canadian National. Removable coil hoods, blackened metal wheelsets, and AutoLatch couplers. Single car (two road numbers), $52; four-pack, $188. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, www.americanzline.com
Smith Southwest Model Rail speed monitor system
Smith Southwest Model Rail speed monitor system
Electronics/controls
Smith Southwest Model Rail speed monitor system. Direct current and Digital Command Control compatible. Calculates scale speed in mph with accuracy of +/- 1 mph and identifies assigned train number and speed. For HO and N scales. Basic speed monitor system ($138) includes a receiver, CPU, primary display with cable, and four transmitters. Requires DC power to run four units. With addition of SSMR Network and open source SSMR Speed Limit Software, users can accurately calculate scale speed (multi-directionally) and post scale speed and direction of travel on computer screen. Features speed limit alarm (visual and audible on computer screen, can also be sent to cell phone or pager) when programmed speed limit is exceeded. Smith Southwest Model Rail, 214-382-0285, www.smithsouthwestmodelrail.com

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