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New model railroad products for the week of January 16, 2020

Check out the latest new model train product announcements in Z, N, and HO scales
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP40-2 diesel locomotive. Boston & Maine (as-delivered scheme in two road numbers, all blue and black repaint in one number), Canadian Pacific (non-standard simplified repaint in one number, with gold beaver herald and red-and-white frame stripe in two numbers), Norfolk Southern (black and white, three numbers), Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray with speed lettering, four numbers), Union Pacific (conventional-style UP lettering in one number, North Little Rock-style lettering in two numbers), and Western Pacific (green and orange, four numbers). Detailed cab interior, light-emitting-diode lighting, and McHenry scale couplers. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $209.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $299.98. December 2020. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
WalthersMainline HO scale EMD GP9 diesel
WalthersMainline HO scale EMD GP9 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP9 diesel locomotive. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (pinstripe scheme); Boston & Maine (two-tone blue); Illinois Central (orange and white); New York, New Haven & Hartford (black and orange); Precision National (green and yellow); and Rock Island (blue and white). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in direct current and Digital Command Control); also available undecorated (DC only). Based on Phase II prototype. See-through steps, with or without dynamic brakes as appropriate, and molded drill starter points (detail kit sold separately). Direct-current model, $139.98; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $199.98. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed boxcar kit
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed side boxcar kit
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight car kits. Milwaukee Road 40-foot ribbed-side boxcar (1963 billboard-style scheme), $18.98. Baltimore & Ohio Pullman-Standard 40-foot PS-1 boxcar (9-1963 with Capital Dome herald), $18.98. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (dark green without herald); Rock Island (dark green with red-and-white herald); and Pennsylvania RR (dark green with shadow keystone herald) General American 50-foot steel boxcars (single car, $19.98; three-pack, $59.98). Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha 36-foot Fowler boxcar, $18.98. Chesapeake & Ohio 41-foot steel gondola (Black with “Chesapeake & Ohio” lettering and “C&O for Progress” herald. Single car, $18.98; three-pack, $55.98). Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets, modeler-installed brake appliances, and Accumate couplers. Accurail, 630-365-1173,
50-foot hi-cube plug-door boxcar with exterior posts. Arkansas-Oklahoma RR (gray patchout), Canadian National (Oxide Red with “wet noodle” herald and website), Canadian Pacific (Oxide Red with reporting marks only), Dansville & Mount Morris RR (Wisconsin Central patchout), Kansas City Southern (faded Freight Car Brown), Missouri Pacific (brown with “screaming eagle” herald), and Wisconsin Central. Four road numbers per scheme. Newly tooled 70-ton roller-bearing trucks, RP-25 contour 33” metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $28.98. December 2020. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
WalthersMainline National Steel Car 5150 covered hopper
WalthersMainline HO NSC 5150 covered hopper
National Steel Car 5,150-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. Archer Daniels Midland (gray with modern logo), Canadian National (gray with black “wet noodle” herald), Canadian Pacific (gray with centered red CP block lettering and gray with centered black beaver herald), First Union Rail (gray with reporting marks only), Grain Connect Canada (gray with blue-and-yellow logos), Illinois Central (dark gray), and Union Pacific (gray with shield herald). Four road numbers per scheme. Trough-style roof hatches with handles, detailed brake gear and discharge outlets, and 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with turned 36” metal wheelsets. $29.98. March 2020. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
Walthers HO scale roadway guardrails
Walthers HO scale roadway guardrails
HO scale details and accessories
Assorted street details. Parking bumper 12-pack, $7.98. Roadway guardrail kit (modern W-beam style side rails with blunt, round, or square terminal ends and separate intermediate and joint posts with block detail; builds up to 300 scale feet of guardrail), $9.98. Jersey barrier 24-pack, $14.98. All-new tooling. Molded in gray plastic. March 2020. SceneMaster line. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
N scale freight cars
Bay-window caboose. Baltimore & Ohio (dark blue), Chessie System (Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks), Northern Alberta Rys. (gray, yellow, and blue), Rock Island (red), Southern Pacific (brown and orange), St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt, brown and orange), and Union Pacific (North Platte Service Unit and Railroad Police with Southern Pacific reporting marks). Three road numbers per scheme. Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons; new truck tooling, including axle-mounted generator; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $30.98. December 2020. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

American Car & Foundry 4,650-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay Center Flow covered hopper. American Car & Foundry (gray with black reporting marks, with and without modern yellow reflective stripes). Injection-molded plastic with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. Four-pack, $114.95 each. May 2020. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755,

N scale passenger cars
70-foot heavyweight baggage car. New York Central (Pullman Green with gold lettering, $29.95) and Pennsylvania RR (Tuscan Red with keystone heralds, $32.90). Plastic wheelsets, clear window glazing, and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755,
Walthers N scale modern shopping center kit
Walthers N scale modern shopping center kit
N scale structures
Modern shopping center. Injection-molded plastic kit includes three stores in one compact, contemporary structure. Includes decorative front wall, detailed brickwork, large glass windows and entry doors, and colorful printed signs for a variety of businesses. Measures 6-1/4” x 3” x 2-1/8”. $39.98. February 2020. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
N scale details and accessories
48-foot corrugated-side intermodal container. American President Lines (white with blue APC lettering, aluminum posts, and red eagle logo). Two container numbers. $16.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755,
Walthers N scale modern parking lot
Walthers N scale modern parking lot
Modern parking lot. Injection-molded plastic kit includes eight sections with surface details; separate gutters, entrance ramp, and corner pieces; and molded cut lines. $14.98. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
Z scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Horvitz Brothers Wholesale 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car, $27.95. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green with large herald in two road numbers) and BNSF Ry. (gray with post-2005 herald in two numbers) Pullman-Standard two-bay covered hoppers, $27.90 each. Injection-molded plastic with plastic wheelsets and Magne-Matic couplers. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755,

Z scale passenger cars
Northern Pacific passenger car four-pack. Three 83-foot lightweight smooth-side coaches (nos. 505, 508, and 514) and 83-foot modernized heavyweight business car Gallatin River. Two-tone green scheme. Injection-molded plastic with clear window glazing, plastic wheelsets, and Magne-Matic couplers. Four-pack, $124.95. Micro-Trains Line Co., 541-535-1755,
Archistories from ZTrack Z scale turn-of-the-century house
Archistories (ZTrack) Z scale turn-of-the-century house
Z scale structures
Turn-of-the-century house. Beige, dark gray, light blue, light yellow, and white. High-grade architectural laser-board kit. Can be assembled in up to 20 different ways. Measures 1.77” x 1.38” x 1.30”. Produced by Archistories, available exclusively from Ztrack, 614-764-1703,

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