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New model trains for the week of September 10, 2015

New model railroad products from Accurail, N.J. International, GLX Scale Models, and more!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD45-2 diesel locomotives. Arizona & California (two road numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Conrail (Quality scheme); Maine Central (Pan Am Rys. scheme, three numbers); Montana Rail Link (two numbers); and Trona Ry. (three numbers). Road-number-specific details, RP-25 contour metal wheels, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with Quick Plug (eight- and nine-pin connector) for Digital Command Control decoder, $189.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx sound decoder, $289.98. August 2016. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551,
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Clinchfield and Pittsburgh & Lake United States Railway Administration two-bay hoppers (single car, $15.98; three-pack, $46.98). Farmers Co-op (Creston, Iowa) Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper, $18.98. Illinois Central Gulf 50-foot welded-side boxcar, $16.98. Nickel Plate Road 40-foot double-door boxcar, $16.98. Northern Pacific 40-foot combination-door boxcar, $16.98. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Western Fruit Express/Great Northern 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car (single car, $17.98, three-pack, $52.98). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-6400,

50-foot mechanical refrigerator car with exterior posts. Burlington Northern (yellow with BNFE reporting marks), Canadian Pacific (silver with red script lettering), Chicago & North Western, Santa Fe Refrigerator Dept. (circle-cross herald with “Ship and Travel Santa Fe – All the Way” slogan), and Pacific Fruit Express (Southern Pacific and Union Pacific heralds with PFE and URPX reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic model with RP-25 contour metal wheelsets and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $26.98. July 2016. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551,

60-foot flatcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago & Eastern Illinois; Conrail; Missouri Pacific; St. Louis-San Francisco; and Trailer Train (HTTX reporting marks). Body-mounted McHenry scale couplers and RP-25 contour metal wheelsets. $29.98. July 2016. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551,

Assorted freight cars. Norfolk Southern (pre-1982 company) 55-ton fish-belly hopper, Northampton & Bath 70-ton two-bay covered hopper, Pennsylvania RR class N5C caboose with shadow keystone ($15.95), PRR class X32D 50-foot flush round roof boxcar with shadow keystone, and Western Maryland 55-ton U-channel hopper. Three road numbers per scheme. One-piece injection-molded plastic body, brake appliances, and free-rolling trucks. $14.95 each unless noted. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379,

HO scale structures
Prince Edward Island RR (later Canadian National) Booking Station. Laser-cut Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. siding; Mt. Albert color-coded scale lumber; Campbell Scale Models shingles; and cast windows, doors, foundation, and chimney. Station will also be offered in a set with freight house and outhouse. Price to be announced. Kanamodel Products,
HO scale details and accessories
20-foot intermodal containers with refrigerator unit. CGA/CGM, Columbus Line, K Line, OOCL, P&O, and P&O/Nedlloyd. Injection-molded plastic with separately applied details. Three-pack, $26.98. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551,

Ford C fire truck. Red, red and white, red with white cab, red with white roof, Safety Green, and white. $32.98. July 2016. Athearn Trains, 800-535-5551,

Contained above-ground tank and pump. Factory-painted 3-D printed model. $39.99. GLX Scale Models Inc., 613-294-2276,

Fairmont Speeders. A-6 and M-14. Unpainted 3-D printed models. $39.99 each. GLX Scale Models Inc., 613-294-2276,
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division E9A diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division E9A and E9B diesel locomotives. Union Pacific (Excursion Train scheme). Modified roof details and front headlight bezel, non-functioning ditch lights and roof beacon, and updated printing. A unit ($175 each) available in two road numbers, B unit ($140) in one. December 2015. Kobo custom line. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500,
N scale details and accessories
Peterbilt 280 and 350 tractors. Black and red, green and yellow, red and white, two-tone blue, white and black, white and red, and yellow and white. $25.95 each. First quarter 2016. Trainworx, 970-874-9747,
O scale details and accessories
Hurricane oil lantern. 3-D printed model painted black. Cored to accept SMD0402 warm white light-emitting diode. Lantern can be wired from top or bottom. Wired LED, resistor, and lantern handle included. Voltage input: 3 to 12V DC. $19.99. GLX Scale Models Inc., 613-294-2276,
N.J. International O scale modern D-type dual-head signal
N.J. International O scale modern D-type dual-head signal
Modern D-type dual-head signal. All-brass construction with light-emitting diodes. $69.99. October 2015. N.J. International, 813-406-4288,
WOW501 WOWSound decoder for large scale locomotives. Built-in Keep-Alive, two audio amps, two speaker outputs, five amp motor output, four amp lighting, and six programmable light functions. Supports cam wire functionality and reed switches for function activation. Steam and diesel decoders available. $199.95. Train Control Systems, 215-453-9145,
ScaleCast Mouldings assorted plaster castings
ScaleCast Mouldings assorted plaster castings
Assorted plaster castings. Granite stone sheet, $2.50; single-arch retaining wall, $7.50; small stone wall sheet, $2.50; heavy random stone wall, $3; shingle roof sheet, $3.50; standard paving sheet, $2.50; York paving sheet, $2.50; twin-arch retaining wall, $15; and HO scale timber tunnel portal, $14.50. For HO, OO, and N scales unless noted. ScaleCast Mouldings, 780-863-2330,
K.I.S.S. Method Inc. Super-V G Cradle
K.I.S.S. Method Inc. Super-V G Cradle
Super-V G Cradle. Foam cradle for working on locomotives and freight cars in larger scales. Measures 24” long, 4” high, and 8” wide. $19.95 plus $3 shipping. K.I.S.S. Method Inc., 801-260-1269,
Virginian Ry. HO scale bulkhead flatcars. Includes road name, car classes, road numbers, dimensional and capacity data, and number jumble. Completes up to two cars. $2.99, postpaid. Great Decals, 703-272-8190,

Assorted decals. Minneapolis & St. Louis 40- and 50-foot boxcars and Pennsylvania RR early freight cars. HO scale, $8; N, $6.50. Microscale Industries, 714-593-1422,
Club offerings
Garden State Model Railroad Club layout video. One hour DVD tour of club’s HO scale layout. $10 (shipping included). Garden State Model Railroad Club, 575 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon, NJ 07508;

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