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New model trains for the week of July 23, 2020

See the latest model railroad products from Atlas, Broadway Limited Imports, Kalmbach Hobby Store, and more!
Bachmann Trains HO scale Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive. Amtrak (“Reliability, Efficiency, Mobility and Travelmark schemes) and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. One road number per scheme. Dual-mode TCS WOWSound electric locomotive sound package; fully remappable light functions, including blinking ditch lights, on/off marker lights, and directional headlights with Rule 17 dimming; die-cast metal frame; and selector switch for choice between rail or pantograph operation. $429. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com
HO scale freight cars
40-foot wood-chip hopper. Ashley, Drew & Northern (green); Atlantic Coast Line (black); Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (black); Louisville & Nashville (Oxide Red), Seaboard Coast Line (black), and Southern Ry. (Freight Car Red). Nine road numbers per scheme (single car and two four-packs). Wire grab irons, removable wood chip load, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $41.98; four-pack $154.98. June 2021. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

50-foot ice bunker refrigerator cars. Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (The Scout, The Grand Canyon, and large circle-cross herald with “Ship and Travel Santa Fe – All the Way” slogan. Single car without number and three-pack with numbers); Fruit Growers Express (yellow with brown roof and ends), Northern Pacific (“Scenic Route of the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited” slogan), Rath (orange with silver roof), and Wilson (red with silver roof and black ends). Models offered as three single cars only unless noted. Positionable Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches with etched hatch stops, RP-25 contour metal wheels, and McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $32.98; three-pack, $93.98. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Gunderson 50-foot hi-cube boxcars. Single-plug-door car: Burlington Northern (green with herald but no road name), Canadian National (blue with CNA reporting marks), CSX (dark blue with “Big Blue” slogan), Illinois Central (gray), International Bridge & Terminal Co. (green), and Wisconsin Central (maroon). Double-door car: Montana Rail Link (dark blue with original herald and plug doors) and Southern Pacific (Freight Car Red with Youngstown doors). Six road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic model with modern ends, flat roof, and metal wheelsets. $28.95. Value Line. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, intermountain-railway.com
Moloco HO scale Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class FE-34 boxcar
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe class FE-34, BX-94 and BX-97 boxcars. FE-34: Red double-plug door car with large circle-cross herald and “Super Shock Control” lettering (six road numbers). BX-94: 3- and 4-65 as-delivered schemes, three numbers each. BX-97: 11-65 delivery (lettering variations, six numbers). All models also offered as undecorated kit. Reservations due August 31, 2020; delivery in 2021. Prices to be announced (will be in line with current ready-to-run prices). Moloco, molocotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale Northern Pacific 10000-series double-sheathed boxcar
Northern Pacific 10000-series double-sheathed boxcar. New road numbers (up to eight new numbers per scheme). Prewar scheme, 1940s small monad scheme with black roof, 1945 small monad scheme with black roof and ends, 1950 large monad scheme with “Main Street of the Northwest” slogan, and company service (200000-series cars). Also available undecorated (single car only). Full underbody with separate brake rods and piping, U-channel trucks with blackened turned-metal wheels and in-line brake shoes, and Macdonald-Cartier couplers. Single car, $49.95; four-pack, $199.80. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com
Bachmann Trains HO scale Digital Command Control-equipped turntable
HO scale structures
Digital Command Control-equipped turntable. National Model Railroad Association-compliant dual-mode decoder, maintenance building, operator’s cabin, and 16 nickel-silver track positions. Turntable bridge is 10” (outside diameter, 14”). Spring-loaded direction switch and wires provided for direct-current operation. Separate power supply not required for DCC operation. Designed for use with Bachmann E-Z Track; adaptable to other track systems. Also compatible with On30 locomotives. $299. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com
Showcase Miniatures HO scale 1970s GMC 9500 short hood tractor
HO scale details and accessories
1970s GMC 9500 short hood tractor. Kit includes resin cab; cast pewter wheels, tires, and details; etched-metal parts; decals; and clear window glazing. $32.95. Showcase Miniatures, 334-750-3276, showcaseminiatures.net
Kato USA N scale Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. Norfolk Southern/Maersk Sealand (one road number); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow warbonnet); and Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black with nose stripes). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Mid-production model with golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, factory-printed number boards, and Kato knuckle couplers. Direct-current model designed for drop-in installation of Train Control Systems K1D4-NC decoder (sold separately). Direct-current model, $120; with pre-installed Digitrax Digital Command Control motor and light decoder, $200; and with pre-installed ESU LokSound, $320. Prices are estimates and are subject to change upon release. December 2020-January 2021. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, katousa.com
N scale freight cars
Trailer Train class F89F Long Runner flatcars. Eight road numbers. Two 89’-8” drawbar-connected flatcars with die-cast metal body; raised and lowered trailer hitches; separate, factory-applied ladders and wire grab irons; and RP-25 contour metal wheels. $79.98. June 2021. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com
International Car Co. steel bay-window caboose. Milwaukee Road (orange and yellow), Chicago & North Western (green and yellow), Conrail (blue and white), Kansas City Southern (white and red), Rock Island (red and yellow), St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco, Mandarin Orange and white), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray Steam Service scheme in one number and Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with road name spelled out and safety slogan). Two numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific bay-window style, free-rolling trucks, and magnetic knuckle couplers. $34.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, atlasrr.com
N scale details and accessories
MRR-NP1020_04
40-foot standard-height (8’-6”) corrugated-side intermodal container. Nedlloyd (gray and orange), APL (dark blue with large logo), Beacon (blue patchout), Camellia Line (dark blue), China Shipping (light green), CMA CGM (dark blue), Cosco (white), Hapag-Lloyd (orange), MAXU (Hyundai patchout), and Ocean Network Express (magenta). Injection-molded plastic with wave or beveled side corrugations; multiple door end, front end, and roof corrugations; inter-box connecting pins; and JTC magnetic connecting system (three magnets on bottom and metal top plate). Two-pack, $29.95. Jacksonville Terminal Co., jtcmodeltrains.com
Jacksonville Terminal Co. N scale 40-foot standard height (8’-6”) riveted-side intermodal containers"
40-foot standard height (8’-6”) riveted-side intermodal container. Phoenix Container Liners Ltd. (gray and blue), Dart Container Line Co. Ltd./Orient Overseas Container Line (white), and NYK (flag and initials scheme). Injection-molded plastic with multiple door end, front end, and roof configurations; inter-box connecting pins; and magnetic connecting system (magnets on bottom and metal plate on top). Two-pack, $29.95. Jacksonville Terminal Co., jtcmodeltrains.com
PIKO America Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Baage-type two-axle coach
Large scale passenger equipment
Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Baage-type two-axle coach. Injection-molded plastic model with interior seats, plastic wheelsets, and hook-and-loop couplers. Can be upgraded with interior lighting (PIKO no. 36131) and metal wheels (PIKO no. 36165), sold separately. $259.99. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
PIKO America Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Dage-type three-axle baggage car
Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Dage-type three-axle baggage car. Injection-molded plastic model with interior seats, plastic wheelsets, and hook-and-loop couplers. Can be upgraded with interior lighting (PIKO no. 36131) and metal wheels (PIKO no. 36165), sold separately. $259.99. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
PIKO-America LLC replacement crankpins for starter set wheels
Large scale details and accessories
Replacement crankpins for starter set wheels. Nickel-plated screw-type metal replacement parts. Fits small 36.5mm (1.44”) diameter starter set, 0-6-0T, and Mini-Mogul locomotive wheels. Six-pack. Price to be announced. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
American Z Line Z scale Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive. Delaware & Hudson. Three road numbers. Railroad-specific details, built-in pilot, 7.5mm coreless motor with dual flywheels, traction tires, directional light-emitting-diode lighting, and body-mount couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco). Two road numbers. Coreless motor, dual flywheels, traction tires, standard printed-circuit board (Digital Command Control ready), directional light-emitting-diode lighting, Auto-Latch couplers, and optional pilot or plow. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com
American Z Line Z scale Chicago & North Western lightweight passenger car
Z scale passenger cars
Chicago & North Western lightweight passenger cars. Diner; 4-bedroom, 4-compartent, 2-drawing-room sleeper (Imperial Drive and Imperial Ranch); 6-section, 6-roomette, 4-double-bedroom sleeper (American Buffalo and American Indian); baggage car; coach; observation car; and United States Mail/Railway Post Office (no. 8201). American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com
PIKO America Piko A-track turnouts with roadbed
Track
Piko A-track turnouts with roadbed. HO scale. Right-hand curved turnout (suitable for passing from radius R3 [484mm] to R4 [546mm], main track is R3 [484mm]), $33.99. Three-way turnout (15 degree diverging track, straight track is 9.4”, turnouts are R9 [908mm] radius), $43.99. Fifteen degree left-hand turnout (9.4” straight section, R9 [908mm] curved section), $19.99. Wye turnout (30 degree diverging tracks, turnouts are R9 [908mm]), $48.99. Left-hand curved turnout (suitable for passing R3 [484mm] to R4 [546mm], main track is R3 [484mm]). All turnouts are manually operated, but can be upgraded with above- or under-board turnout motors (sold separately). Track features code 100 nickel silver rail, detailed ties, and rail joiners. Roadbed features molded ballast texture. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
PIKO America Piko A-track straight sections with roadbed
Piko A-track straight sections with roadbed. HO scale. 2.44”, 4.23”, 4.55”, 4.71”, and 9.4”. Track features code 100 nickel silver rail, detailed ties, and rail joiners. Roadbed features molded ballast texture. Six-pack, $17.94. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
DCCconcepts fine sprue cutter
DCCconcepts fine sprue cutter
Tools
Fine sprue cutter. For use on plastic and alloys such as brass, copper, and nickel silver. Can also be used for fine wiring work, flush cutting component leads, and trimming parts from brass etchings. $11.19. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080, dccconcepts.com
DCCconcepts super sharp shears
Super sharp shears. 2” shear is capable of cutting anything up to .015” steel, nickel silver, and brass sheet. Can also cut paper and plastic. $13.06. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080, dccconcepts.com
Excel Hobby Blades dual-blade strip cutter
Dual-blade strip cutter. Adjustable-width, aluminum-body tool with parallel no. 59 blades. Cuts wood, plastic foam, core, and more to widths between .12” and .64”. $22.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com
Excel Hobby Blades six-piece screwdriver set
Six-piece screwdriver set. Features four straight-blade screwdrivers (1.4mm, 2mm, 2.4mm, and 2.9mm) and two Phillips screwdrivers (nos. 0 and 1.2). Screwdrivers have rust-proof hardened alloy steel shafts and chrome-plated swivel-head handles. $6.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com
Excel Hobby Blades 12-piece file set
12-piece file set. Includes two each square, round, half-round, triangle, equaling, knife, and flat files. Heavy-duty steel files can be used for shaping and deburring metals, plastics, wood, and more. Includes vinyl storage pouch. $21.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

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