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New model trains for the week of May 14, 2020

Check out the latest HO scale model railroad products from Athearn, ScaleTrains.com, Menards, and more!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD70MAC diesel locomotive. Alaska RR (blue-and-yellow scheme), BNSF Ry. (green-and-cream warbonnet in one road number, Heritage III in three numbers), Burlington Northern (as-delivered green and cream scheme, three numbers), CSX (dark blue and yellow with “boxcar” herald), Mexican Rail Transportation (gray and red Kansas City Southern-style scheme, three numbers), and Progress Rail Leasing (green-and-cream BN patchouts). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Factory-installed and painted wire grab irons, light-emitting-diode lighting, and die-cast metal frame. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $209.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $299.98. April 2021. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD35 diesel locomotive
Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD35 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD35 diesel locomotive. New numbers: Chessie System (Western Maryland reporting marks, two numbers), Central of Georgia (high short hood), Central RR of New Jersey (green and yellow), Conrail, Norfolk & Western, Penn Central (black and white in two numbers, with red “P” in one number), and Southern Pacific. New paint schemes: Chessie System (Toledo Ore RR Co. marks, two road numbers). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (low short hood with and without headlight and high short hood). Detailed cab interior with crew figures, directional golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights, and Accumate couplers. Direct-current model, $169.95; with dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder, $279.95. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com
Bowser Manufacturing Co. HO scale 70-ton two-bay ballast car with side chute
Bowser Manufacturing Co. HO scale 70-ton two-bay ballast car with side chute
HO scale freight cars
70-ton two-bay ballast car with side chute. Conrail (closed sides, three road numbers) and gray with dimensional data only (open sides); also available undecorated (open and closed sides). Kit includes chutes, end roofs, brake details, trucks with metal wheels, and couplers. $26.95 (undecorated, $24.95). English’s Model Railroad division of Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, bowser-trains.com

40-foot gondola. Bethlehem Steel (yellow), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green), Conrail (brown with “can opener” herald), New York Central (Jade Green), Norfolk Southern (black), Oregon Steel Mill (light blue), Pennsylvania RR (Freight Car Color with keystone herald), Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (black with yellow “P&LE” lettering), Southern Ry. (silver with red lettering), and Union Pacific (brown with yellow lettering and Armour Yellow with red lettering). One road number per scheme. Solid-bearing trucks, metal wheels, and metal couplers. $19.99. Fourth quarter 2020. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, lionel.com

24-foot ore cars. Bessemer & Lake Erie (brown); Chicago & North Western (Bessemer & Lake Erie patchout); Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (maroon and yellow); Great Northern (brown); Milwaukee Road (brown with billboard lettering); and Union Pacific (silver). Thirteen road numbers per scheme (single car and two six-packs). Die-cast metal body, solid-bearing trucks with metal wheels, removable plastic load, and metal couplers. Single car, $24.99; six-pack, $139.99. Fourth quarter 2020. Lionel LLC, 800-454-6635, lionel.com
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Thrall-Trinity 42-foot coil steel car
ScaleTrains.com HO scale Thrall-Trinity 42-foot coil steel car
Thrall-Trinity 42-foot coil steel car. CSX (“boxcar” herald), Canadian Pacific, Chicago Heights Terminal & Transfer, Conrail (Coil Shield 2), Indiana Harbor Belt, and Norfolk Southern (Protect III). Three body types; six removable hood styles; see-through photo-etched metal walkways; simulated wood interior with hand-applied wash; separate, positionable load dividers; coil steel weight load; underbody brake details; and American Steel Foundries 100-ton trucks. $46.99. River Counter line. ScaleTrains.com Inc., 844-987-2467, scaletrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division steam heater car
Rapido Trains HO scale General Motors Diesel Division steam heater car
HO scale passenger equipment
General Motors Diesel Division steam heater car. Canadian National (1954 and “wet noodle” schemes); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow); Amtrak (phase 2 scheme); Auto Train (conditional release); Algoma Central (silver, maroon, and yellow); Canadian Pacific (maroon and black); Denver & Rio Grande Western (orange, black, and silver); Great Northern (Empire Builder scheme); Milwaukee Road (1950 maroon and orange scheme and 1955 Union Pacific scheme); New York Central (black and white); Northern Pacific (two-tone green); Ontario Northland (green and chevron schemes); Pennsylvania RR (Tuscan Red); Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist gray); and VIA Rail Canada (patched CN scheme and blue and yellow stripes). One to five numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Conditional release needs to reach minimum order threshold to be manufactured. Dual-mode steam sounds with user-controlled volume and high-bass speaker, detailed underframe and express trucks, working backup lights (controlled by magnetic wand), and Macdonald-Cartier couplers. $79.95. Release date to be announced. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com
Menards HO scale strip mall shopping center
Menards HO scale strip mall shopping center
HO scale structures
Strip mall shopping center. Factory-painted and assembled structure. Features five stores with interiors and signs; sidewalk with 10 shoppers, coin-operated horse, and Jack the German shepherd; simulated tar paper roof with four air-conditioning units; and more than 30 light-emitting diodes. Lighting requires 4.5V power source (sold separately). Measures 11-1/2” x 3-1/4” x 3-1/8”. $59.99. Menards, menards.com/trains
HO scale details and accessories
53-foot Jindo intermodal container. Canadian National (multimodal scheme and variety pack with one container in “Worldwide” scheme and two in “We Deliver” scheme), Canadian Pacific (red with white “CP”), Estes (white and yellow), Ferromex (gray and crimson), Florida East Coast (blue), Pacer Stacktrain (blue), Swift Intermodal (white), United Parcel Service (white), and Werner Enterprises (blue). One three-pack per scheme. Injection-molded plastic with separate, factory-applied door closure rods. Three-pack, $42.98 (UPS, $45.98). April 2021. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Maple Leaf Trains HO scale assorted details
Maple Leaf Trains HO scale assorted details
Assorted details. Office desk with drawers (12-pack, $8.66), crate set no. 3 (12 crates [six each in two styles], $12.75), and 48” x 48” pallets (12-pack, $8.78). Laser-cut thin plywood. Maple Leaf Trains, mapleleaftrains.com
Artitec HO scale scale Ford Model T, available from Reynauld’s Euro Imports Inc.
Artitec HO scale scale Ford Model T, available from Reynauld’s Euro Imports Inc.
Ford Model T. Runabout and touring versions (both offered with top up or down). Factory assembled, detailed, and painted model with resin and/or photo-etched parts. $35.99 each. Produced by Artitec, available from Reynauld’s Euro Imports Inc., 888-762-6872, reynaulds.com
Train Installations LLC Short Stop Track Buzzer
Train Installations LLC Short Stop Track Buzzer
Electronics/controls
Short Stop Track Buzzer. Connect clip leads to any scale track to identify short circuit. Requires 9V battery, not included. $30 (free shipping). Train Installations LLC, 770-597-0038, traininstallations.com
Club offerings
Chesapeake & Ohio heavyweight George Washington. Seven-car N scale set produced by Micro-Trains Line Co. exclusively for the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society. Postwar (late 1940s to early 1950s train) features 70-foot mail baggage car; 70-foot baggage car; 78-foot paired-window coach no. 725; 10-section, 1-drawing room, 2-compartment sleeper Jack Jouett, 12-section, 1-drawing room sleeper Marquis Lafayette, diner Gadsby’s Tavern, and 3-compartment, 2-drawing room observation American Revolution. $269.95. Available in October 2020. Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, cohs.org

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