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2019 National Train Show report, part 2

The 2019 National Train Show was held July 12-14, 2019 in Salt Lake City. Here are some of the items that were on display at the show. You’ll find additional model railroading products in part 1 of our report.
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Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Pre-production sample shown.
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD70ACe diesel locomotive. Pre-production sample shown. Union Pacific (George Bush 41 Presidential Library and Museum). One road number (2018 version with black radiator fan housings). Removable cab roof secured with magnets, light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, and commemorative box. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.98. December 2019. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
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Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H diesel locomotive. Canadian Pacific, EMD demonstrator (one road number), Fortescue Metals Group, and Union Pacific. Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, factory-painted and installed wire grab irons, and light-emitting-diode lighting. Direct-current models with 21-pin NEM plug for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder with EMD 265H diesel engine sounds, $339.98. March 2020. Genesis 2.0. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
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Electro-Motive Division GP7u diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP7u diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe patchout). Three road numbers. Prototype-specific details, wire grab irons, and detailed cab interior. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $199.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $289.98. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 no. 4014 60th anniversary model. As-built version with coal tender, five-pole motor with brass flywheels in boiler, steel wire handrails, RP-25 contour wheels, dummy knuckle coupler on pilot, knuckle coupler on rear of tender, and 21-pin MTC plug for Digital Command Control decoder. Model includes collector’s box, commemorative number plate, and number plate lapel pin. Price to be announced. Fall 2019. Hornby America Inc., 877-358-6405, www.hornby.com
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Hornby America Inc. HO scale 50-foot boxcars. Pre-production sample shown
HO scale freight cars
50-foot boxcars. Pre-production sample shown. Plug-door boxcar: Denver & Rio Grande Western. Sliding-door boxcar: Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania RR, and Southern Pacific. Four road numbers per scheme. Metal wheelsets and plastic couplers. $21.99. Fall 2019. Hornby America Inc., 877-358-6405, www.hornby.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Evans 100-ton coil car
Evans 100-ton coil car. Chicago & North Western (green with yellow hoods or black with gray hoods); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red); BNSF Ry. (oxide red with post-2005 herald); Chicago, South Shore & South Bend (brown); Conrail (oxide red); CSX (dark blue and yellow); Iowa Interstate (black, red, and yellow); Missouri Pacific (oxide red with “screaming eagle” herald); Norfolk Southern (Protect II); and Norfolk & Western (black and white). Six road numbers per scheme; also available as undecorated kit. Metal wheelsets and Kadee couplers. $42.95; undecorated, $24.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Pacific Fruit Express class R-30-21 double-sheathed refrigerator car. Pre-production sample shown.
Pacific Fruit Express class R-30-21 double-sheathed refrigerator car. Pre-production sample shown. New road numbers: Double heralds (Southern Pacific and Union Pacific) and single herald (UP). Six numbers per scheme. Metal wheelsets and Kadee couplers. $42.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Pullman-Standard PS2-CD 4,785-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown.
Pullman-Standard PS2-CD 4,785-cubic-foot-capacity covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown. Early end frame: A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co.; Archer Daniels Midland (three road numbers); Paul Bimmerman Co., San Marino, Calif.; Conrail (oxide red with large herald and gray with “Quality” herald); New York Central; Penn Central (New York Central patchout and green repaint); Monfort Feed Lots, Greeley, Colo.; and Transport Leasing. Late end frame: Central Soya; Conrail (oxide red with large herald, gray with medium herald, and gray with “Quality” herald); CSX (New York Central reporting marks); Lauhoff (round hatch covers); Milwaukee Road (three road numbers); Missouri-Kansas-Texas (two numbers); Norfolk Southern; and Penn Central. St. Louis Southwestern class H-100-21: Golden West Service (with Kansas City Southern and St. Louis Southwestern reporting marks) and St. Louis Southwestern. Six numbers per scheme unless noted; also available as undecorated kit. Etched-metal running boards, metal wheelsets, and Kadee couplers. $42.95 (undecorated kit, $19.95). InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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Pacific Western Rail Systems HO scale National Steel Car 4,300-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown.
National Steel Car 4,300-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Pre-production sample shown. K+S Potash Canada. Forty-eight road numbers (eight six-packs). Prototype-specific details, metal wheelsets, and Kadee no. 58 couplers. Six-pack, $264. Graphics by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca
National Steel Car 5,431-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. BNSF Ry., CAIX Rail (six road numbers), Canadian National, Canadian Pacific (two schemes), First Union Rail, Grains Connect Canada, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd., Louis Dreyfus Co. (NKLX reporting marks), and Richardson-Terminal Grain Corp. Twelve numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details, Barber S-2 100-ton trucks with semi-scale 36” wheels, and Kadee no. 58 couplers. $49.95. March 2020. Produced by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca
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Lionel HO scale New York Central Waterlevel Limited train set
HO scale train sets
New York Central Waterlevel Limited train set. Includes 2-8-4 steam locomotive, two heavyweight coaches, one heavyweight observation car, 12 20” radius MagneLock track curve sections, three 9” MagneLock track straight sections, one 9” MagneLock track terminal section, wall-pack power supply, and LionChief remote for locomotive. Bluetooth-equipped locomotive can be controlled by remote, LionChief App, Digital Command Control, and direct control. Locomotive also features RailSounds system with engine background, chuffing, whistle, and bell; directional headlight and tender light; on/off switch for sound; and traction tires. Passenger cars have flicker-free light-emitting-diode interior lighting, body-mounted couplers, and window silhouettes. $359.99. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, www.lionel.com
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JL Innovative Design HO scale Rockfish Cafe
HO scale structures
Rockfish Cafe. Laser-cut basswood walls with laser-cut door and window openings, plastic windows and doors, interior (less figures), detail castings, and signs. Measures 7-1/4” x 3-1/4”. $42.95. JL Innovative Design, www.jlinnovative.com
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Lionel HO scale farm house. Pre-production sample shown.
Farm house. Pre-production sample shown. Undecorated injection-molded plastic kit. Requires basic modeling tools and paint (not included). Measures 5-1/4” x 6-1/4” x 3-1/2”. $29.99. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, www.lionel.com
HO scale details and accessories
Food trailers. Bratwurst, crepes, paella, and pizza. Die-cast metal construction. $11.49. Fall 2019. Produced by Lima, available from Hornby American Inc., 877-358-6405, www.hornby.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Hyundai 53-foot hi-cube intermodal containers
Hyundai 53-foot hi-cube intermodal containers. EMP (green, ex-Hub Group/Stax patchout, and ex-Stax without patches), Hub Group (green and ex-Stax patchout), and Stax. Three two-packs per scheme; also available assembled but undecorated. Two-pack, $26.95. A-Line and InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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JL Innovative Design HO scale cafe/diner interior
Cafe/diner interior. Unpainted metal castings and laser-cut wood parts for modeling booth seating, tables, counter and stools, back wall with serving window, and sign board. Figures not included. $19.95. JL Innovative Design, www.jlinnovative.com
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Lionel HO scale farm people. Pre-production sample shown.
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Farm people. Pre-production sample shown. Factory-painted figures. Six-pack, $11.99. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, www.lionel.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. HO scale Hyundai 53-foot intermodal containers
Hyundai 53-foot intermodal containers. Late version: Dart, CSX, NFI, and Schneider. Early version: EMP, Hub Group (BNSF Ry. and Norfolk Southern versions), NACS, and Trailer Bridge. Three two-packs per paint scheme; both body styles available as undecorated kits. Two-pack, $26.95 (undecorated kits, $12.95). A-Line and InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. N scale American Car & Foundry two-bay Center Flow covered hopper
N scale freight cars
American Car & Foundry two-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Rock Island (blue), American Car & Foundry Co. (gray with ACFX reporting marks), Blue Circle Cement (gray), BNSF Ry. (mineral red with large circle-cross herald or gray with post-2005 herald in orange and black), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green with large herald and gray with reporting marks only), Chicago & North Western (yellow and gray with block lettering schemes), Grand Trunk Western (blue with “wet noodle” herald), Great Northern (Big Sky Blue), Montana Rail Link (gray with white herald and red and blue road name), Southern Pacific (gray with billboard lettering), and Winchester & Western (road name spelled out). Injection-molded plastic model with metal wheelsets. $27.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. N scale American Car & Foundry 4,650-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper
American Car & Foundry 4,650-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. Sclair; American Car & Foundry Co. (gray with ACFX reporting marks); Archer Daniels Midland (new logo); BNSF Ry. (Cascade Green with post-2005 herald); Burlington Northern (Cascade Green with large herald); Chicago & Eastern Illinois (gray with Missouri Pacific-style herald); Conrail (gray); Corn Products Co. (yellow); Erie Lackawanna (gray with diamond herald); French’s (gray with red flag); Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (gray, yellow, and green in two road numbers); Reading Co. (gray with billboard lettering); Southern Pacific (gray); St. Louis Southwestern (gray with “Cotton Belt” lettering in four numbers); and Tabor & Co. (gray). Six numbers per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic model with metal wheelsets. $28.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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InterMountain Railway Co. N scale Gunderson 50-foot high-cube double-door boxcar
Gunderson 50-foot high-cube double-door boxcar. Golden West Service; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (brown with small circle-cross and quality heralds and red with large circle-cross herald and “Shock Control” lettering); BNSF Ry. (mineral red with circle-cross herald or post-2005 lettering); CP Rail; Milwaukee Road (brown with billboard lettering); Montana, Dakota & Western (Milwaukee Road patchout); and Union Pacific (yellow). Six road numbers per scheme; Dreadnaught ends, flat roof, and metal wheelsets. $19.95. Value Line by InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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Micro-Trains N scale Department of Defense flatcar with Humvee loads
Department of Defense flatcar with Humvee loads. Injection-molded plastic flatcar with Buckeye six-wheel trucks, plastic wheelsets, tie-down chains, and Magne-Matic couplers. Three-pack, $124.99. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755, www.micro-trains.com
National Steel Car 5,431-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. BNSF Ry., CAIX Rail (six road numbers), Canadian National, Canadian Pacific (two schemes), First Union Rail, Grains Connect Canada, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd., Louis Dreyfus Co. (NKLX reporting marks), and Richardson-Terminal Grain Corp. Twelve numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific details and Barber S-2 100-ton trucks. $32.95. March 2020. Produced by North American Railcar Corp., available exclusively from Pacific Western Rail Systems, 866-840-7777, www.pwrs.ca

N scale passenger cars
Milwaukee Road Super Dome passenger car. Milwaukee Road (yellow-and-gray and orange-and maroon schemes, two road numbers each), Amtrak (phase 1 scheme in two numbers and Fall Foliage special in one number), Chicago & North Western (yellow-and-green scheme, one number), and Great Northern (Empire Builder, Big Sky Blue, and Cascade Green, one number each). Wire grab irons and truck-mounted couplers. $52.95. Centralia Car Shops and InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530, www.intermountain-railway.com
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RailSmith Models N scale American Car & Foundry lightweight coach
American Car & Foundry lightweight coach. Great Northern (Empire Builder, no. 1209). Injection-molded plastic with silver grab irons, metal wheels, interior detail, and window trim. $42. RailSmith Models, www.lowellsmith.net/railsmith
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Lowell Smith Signature Series N scale Norfolk Southern Office Car Special coach
Norfolk Southern Office Car Special coach. Iowa (no. 43). Injection-molded plastic with silver handrails, metal wheels, and interior detail. $43. Lowell Smith Signature Series, www.lowellsmith.net
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RailSmith Models N scale Pullman 10-6 lightweight sleeper. Pre-production model shown.
Pullman 10-6 lightweight sleeper. Pre-production model shown. Pennsylvania RR (Tippecanoe Rapids). Injection-molded plastic with silver handrails, metal wheels, interior detail, and window trim. September 2019. $44. RailSmith Models, www.lowellsmith.net/railsmith
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Altoona Model Works O scale ABC Brewery
O scale structures
ABC Brewery. Kit features cast urethane walls, laser-cut wood and plastic parts, and custom signage. Distillery measures 8” x 15”, bottling and warehouse measures 8” x 12”, office and administration measures 8” x 14”, and trackside freight dock measures 1.80” x 35”. Complete kit, $1,150. Individual buildings: distillery, $325; bottling and warehouse, $265; office and administration, $385; and square smoke stack, $75. Altoona Model Works, 814-793-7016, www.altoonamodelworks.net
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Atlas O 1973 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Pre-production sample shown.
O scale details and accessories
1973 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Pre-production sample shown. Candy Apple Red, Mallard Green and Wimbledon White, Sequoia Brown and Wimbledon White, Wind Blue, and Winter Green. Plastic headlight and taillight lenses, cab interior with separate steering wheel, and rolling tires. $26.95; two-tone schemes, $29.95; and undecorated, $22.95. Third quarter 2019. Master Line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com
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Lionel MagneLock HO scale track
Track
MagneLock HO scale track. 4-1/2” straight section four-pack, $19.99; 5” straight section four-pack, $19.99; 9” straight track four-pack, $22.99; 20” radius curve four-pack, $22.99; 20” radius half-curve four-pack, $19.99; and code 83/100 rail joiners (24-pack, $2.99; 400-pack, $34.99). Track features code 83 nickel silver rail, molded roadbed with magnets, and electrical connections under roadbed. Can be joined to other HO scale track with rail joiners. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, www.lionel.com
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Lionel HO scale flextrack
HO scale flextrack. Codes 83 and 100. Nickel silver rail and plastic ties. Five-pack, $29.99; 100-pack, $499.99. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, www.lionel.com
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Z21 MultiMaus throttle. Produced by Fleischmann/ Roco; distributed in North America by Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
Electronics/controls
Z21 MultiMaus throttle. Tethered throttle for Z21 Digital System. Illuminated display, large buttons, and stepless speed control knob with locking zero point. Supports 9,999 locomotive addresses and 1,024 accessory addresses. Onboard database can be loaded with 64 locomotives. $118.11. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Produced by Fleischmann/ Roco, www.Z21.eu/en; distributed in North America by Heartland Hobby Wholesale, www.hhwonline.com

Z21 WiFi-MultiMaus. Wireless WiFi throttle for Z21 DigitalSystem. Illuminated display, large buttons, and stepless speed control knob with locking zero point. Supports 9,999 locomotive address and 1,024 accessory addresses. Onboard database can be loaded with 100 locomotives. $118.11. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Fleischmann/Roco, www.Z21.eu/en; distributed in North America by Heartland Hobby Wholesale, www.hhwonline.com

MX10EC economy command station. Features one track output, voltage/thresholds for overcurrent, turn-off times adjustable in small steps, adaptive thresholds with tolerances and short-circuit spark suppression, and precision RailCom detector(s) with oversampling to detect weak signals. Works with controllers and handheld throttles from other manufacturers and with apps on smartphones and tablets. Up to 12A track output. Price to be announced. Zimo, www.zimo.at

MS-series sound decoders. Multiprotocol (Digital Command Control, MM, and mfx). Features 16-bit audio, 22 kHz sample rate, 128Mbit sound memory, 16 sound channels, and adjustable timbre. Allowable track voltage, 10 to 35V. Maximum continuous (peak) motor current, 1.2 (2.5)A. Maximum total function current (10 outputs), continuous: .8A. Versions available include MS440D, -C with 21MTC interface; MS450, -R, and -P22 wired (optionally with 8-pin plug) or PluX22 interface; MS480, -R, -16 wired (optionally with 8-pin plug) or PluX 16 interface; MS490, -R, -N, and -L with Next18 interface; and MS990V and -S with screw terminals or pin connectors. Price to be announced. Zimo, www.zimo.at

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