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New model trains for the week of August 30, 2018

See the latest HO, N, and Z scale model railroading products announced this week!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD39 diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Heritage I scheme with “BNSF” on long hood in two road numbers and “GN” on hood in one number; blue-and-yellow warbonnet in three numbers), Illinois Terminal (three numbers), Norfolk & Western (Illinois Terminal patchout, four numbers), Soo Line (red-and-white scheme in two numbers, with “Lake States” lettering on nose in one number), Southern Pacific (factory weathered with “SP” on nose and as-delivered scheme with road numbers on nose, three numbers each). Railroad-specific details, factory-painted and installed wire grab irons, and see-through dynamic brake and radiator fans. Direct-current model with 21-pin plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $149.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Econami decoder, $219.98. June 2019. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Accurail HO scale assorted freight cars
Accurail HO scale assorted freight cars
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Louisville & Nashville Pullman-Standard 4,750-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper (Family Lines System lettering and herald), $19.98. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 50-foot plug-door boxcar (“Way of the Zephyrs” slogan and “DF” stencil), $17.98. Maine Central United States Railroad Administration two-bay hopper, single car, $16.98; three-pack, $49.98. Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 36-foot Fowler boxcar, $17.98. Philadelphia & Reading 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar with wood ends and straight underframe, $17.98. Soo Line 40-foot stockcar, $17.98. Southern Pacific Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar (“Overnight” scheme), single car, $17.98; three-pack, $52.98. Western Pacific 50-foot plug-door boxcar, $17.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-1173,

Eastern two- and four-window cabooses. Two-window caboose: Boston & Maine (brown with red ends and Minuteman herald in two road numbers), Chessie System (orange with “Safety is Good for Life” slogan in one number, orange and yellow with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks in two numbers), Penn Central (with PC “worm” herald in one number, without herald in two numbers), and Pennsylvania RR (Freight Car Color with black roof and cupola and shadow keystone in one number, Freight Car Color with black roof, white cupola, and white keystone herald in two numbers). Four-window caboose: Western Maryland (two numbers). New Barber-Bettendorf swing-motion caboose trucks, RP-25 contour metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $29.98. July 2019. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Trinity Aluminator coal gondolas. Burlington Northern, CIT Group/Capital Finance, Canadian National, Detroit Edison, Transcisco Leasing, Transport Capital Rail Partners, and Union Pacific. Thirteen road numbers per scheme (single car and two six-packs). Metal wheels and body-mounted couplers. Single car, $26.95; six-pack, $159.95. Value Line. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530,
HO scale details and accessories
53-foot utility reefer trailer. Conley, England, KLLM Transport Service, Navajo Intermodal, and Western Distributing. Three trailer numbers per scheme; also available painted white and silver but unlettered. Injection-molded plastic with painted mudflaps. $29.98. July 2019. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive. Amtrak (phase 2 paint scheme) and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet). Two road numbers per scheme. Digital Command Control motor decoder, directional golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and all-wheel electrical pickup. $180. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500,
N scale freight cars
North American Car Corp. 50-foot boxcar. Canadian Pacific (red with CPAA reporting marks only); Chicago & North Western (yellow); Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (mineral red with reporting marks only); Johnson Wax (red, white, and blue); Pearl Brewing Co. (Country Club logo); and Quaker Oats (orange with reporting marks only). Three road numbers per scheme. Etched-metal stirrup steps, 70-ton trucks with 33” metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $23.98. July 2019. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

American Z Line Z scale 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
American Z Line Z scale 40-foot single-sheathed boxcar
Z scale freight cars
40-foot single-sheathed boxcar. New paint scheme: Denver & Rio Grande Western. Eleven road numbers (single car, two-pack, and two four-packs). Etched-metal running boards, positionable doors, blackened metal wheels, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703,

Gunderson 60-foot high-cube boxcar. TTX. Two single cars and one four-pack. Upgraded car with metal wheels and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703,
Dallas Model Works Tortoise drilling template
Dallas Model Works Tortoise drilling template
Tortoise drilling template. Transparent acrylic template with seven holes for mounting Tortoise by Circuitron switch motors. Measures 2.25” x 2.25” x .60”. $5.95. Dallas Model Works,

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