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New model trains for the week of July 30, 2020

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Rapido Trains HO scale Alco RS-11 diesel locomotives
HO scale locomotives
Alco RS-11 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and Northern Pacific patchout); Central Vermont (green with “wet noodle” herald); Delaware & Hudson (gray, yellow, and blue “lightning stripe” scheme); Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific (as-delivered green-and-gold scheme); Maine Central (Pine Green); Portland Terminal (Pine Green, conditional release); New York Central (black); Nickel Plate Road (black and yellow); Northern Pacific (as-delivered scheme); and Seaboard Air Line (as-delivered scheme). Redesigned chassis and body for easy shell removal; illuminated number boxes, headlights, class lights, and cab control stand lighting; metal handrails with plastic stanchions; road-name-specific corner steps; factory-installed grab irons; and five-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels. Conditional release needs to reach minimum order threshold to be manufactured. Direct-current model, $225; with dual-mode ESU sound decoder, $335. Scheduled for release in 2021. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com
Accurail HO scale Western Pacific United States Railroad Administration 55-ton two-bay hopper
Accurail HO scale Western Pacific United States Railroad Administration 55-ton two-bay hopper
HO scale freight cars
Assorted freight cars. Western Pacific United States Railroad Administration 55-ton two-bay hopper, $17.98. Bangor & Aroostook 36-foot double-sheathed boxcar, $18.98. Erie 40-foot double-sheathed refrigerator car with Union Refrigerator Transit Co. reporting marks, $19.98. Pennsylvania RR 40-foot boxcar (shadow keystone herald and “Don’t Stand Me Still” slogan. Single car, $18.98; three-pack, $55.98). Monon 50-foot double-door boxcar with Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville reporting marks, $18.98. Montreal & Atlantic 36-foot Fowler boxcar, $18.98. Southern Pacific 70-ton offset-side triple hopper, $18.98. Injection-molded plastic kits with plastic wheelsets, Accumate couplers, and steel weight(s). August-September 2020. Accurail, 630-365-1173, accurail.com
Bi-level auto rack. BNSF Ry. (orange with post-2005 herald in six road numbers and yellow with circle-cross heralds), Burlington Northern (Cascade Green), Chicago & North Western (yellow), Denver & Rio Grande Western (orange), Ferromex (gray-and-red scheme, four numbers), Louisville & Nashville (yellow, six numbers), Norfolk Southern (yellow), Soo Line (red), Southern Pacific (brown), and Union Pacific (yellow). Four numbers per scheme unless noted. Etched-metal see-through side panels, positionable end doors, wire grab irons, and metal wheelsets. $96.95. InterMountain Railway Co., 303-772-1901, intermountain-railway.com
Wm. K. Walthers Thrall HO scale Canadian Forest Products Ltd. 56-foot All-Door boxcar
Thrall 56-foot All-Door boxcar. Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (yellow); British Columbia Ry. (green); Georgia Pacific (blue); Lignum Forest Products (orange); Minnesota, Dakota & Western (white with Boise Cascade lettering); Potlatch (green and black with Duluth & Northeastern reporting marks); U.S. Plywood (green and white); and Weyerhaeuser (green). Three road numbers per scheme. Etched end platforms with crossover handrail; separate, factory-applied grab irons, ladders, latch bars, door handles, and brake wheel; 33” metal wheelsets; and Proto-max metal couplers. $49.98. November 2020. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com
Bar Mills Scale Models HO scale water tower at Cranberry Yard
HO scale structures
Water tower at Cranberry Yard. Cast-resin kit. Measures 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. $54.95. Bar Mills Scale Models, 207-929-3400, barmillsmodels.com
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern long span concrete railroad bridge
Modern long span concrete railroad bridge. Injection-molded plastic kit with three styles of pilings (highway crossing, railroad crossing with crash wall, and tee-style) and detailed abutments, curbs, and handrails. Build with one to three spans, each 50-scale-feet long. Can be expanded with additional kits. Measures 20-7/8” long x 2-7/8” wide. $44.98. August 2020. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com
Bluford Shops HO scale Atlantic Coast Line eight-panel two-bay hopper
N scale freight cars
Eight-panel two-bay hoppers. Atlantic Coast Line (black with mineral load); Baltimore & Ohio (post-1974 black rebuilt scheme with capitol dome herald); Chesapeake & Ohio (yellow exterior posts); Chessie System (black with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks); Conrail (black Penn Central patchout, four road numbers); Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (black with “Lackawanna” lettering); International Minerals & Chemicals (gray with phosphate load, four numbers); Louisville & Nashville (Boxcar Red); New York Central (black with “gothic oval” herald); Peoria & Eastern (black with New York Central System herald, four numbers); Seaboard Coast Line (black with yellow “SCL lettering and mineral load); Southern Pacific (post-1974 scheme with granite load); Toledo & Ohio Central (black with New York Central System herald, four numbers); and Union RR (black with coal/coke load, four numbers). Six numbers per scheme unless noted; also available painted black with data only and undecorated ($25.95). Die-cast metal slope sheet, hopper bay, and center sill assembly; injection-molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; molded brake tank, valve, and air lines; body-mounted brake hose detail; load; body-mounted magnetic knuckle couplers; and Fox Valley Models metal wheels. $27.95. Second quarter 2021. Bluford Shops, bluford-shops.com

Gunderson Maxi-I five-unit articulated well car. New road numbers: BNSF Ry. (Oxide Red with post-2005 herald and 10 magenta Ocean Network Express intermodal containers), Maersk (blue with 10 Maersk intermodal containers), and TTX (yellow with new logo and 10 gray Ocean Network Express intermodal containers). Metal wheels and Kato knuckle couplers. $150. Price is estimate and subject to change upon release. January-March 2021. Kato USA Inc., 847-781-9500, katousa.com
The N Scale Architect N scale C&H Brick & Block Co. Laser-cut micro-plywood kit
N scale structures
C&H Brick & Block Co. Laser-cut micro-plywood kit with internal support system, window glazing, drying-setting shed, mixing-molding (pug) mill, material distribution plant, and five newly mastered beehive kilns. Kit includes more than 150 windows, doors, and detail parts. Add-on beehive kilns, scenic details, M-Trak Nn30 track, and vehicles available separately. Measures 22” x 10” x 4”. $249.95. The N Scale Architect, 607-746-8416, thenarch.com
Piko America large scale Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Bage-type three-axle coach
Large scale passenger cars
Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Bage-type three-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 large scale Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Bagtre-type three-axle coach
Deutsche Reichsbahn Reko program Bagtre-type three-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
Flixtrain VI coach. Injection-molded plastic model with interior seats, plastic wheelsets, and hook-and-loop couplers. Can be upgraded with interior lighting (PIKO no. 36132) and metal wheels (PIKO nos. 36165 or 36168), all sold separately. $324.99. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
Piko A-track curved sections with roadbed
Piko A-track curved sections with roadbed
Track
Piko A-track curved sections with roadbed. HO scale. 19.05” (six-pack, $23.94), 21.48” (six-pack, $24.54), and 35.7” radius (six-pack, $25.14). 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 A-track with roadbed set B
Piko A-track with roadbed set B. HO scale. Set includes one 15-degree right-hand turnout, one 9.4” straight section, five 9” straight sections, and one end piece with buffer stop. Track features code 100 nickel silver rail, detailed ties, and rail joiners. Roadbed features molded ballast texture. $47.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
Azatrax TS5 trackside signal control circuit
Electronics/controls
TS5 trackside signal control circuit. Controls up to five single- or dual-head signals for a double-track main line control point. Signals respond as trains pass, showing track occupancy as well as speed reductions if turnouts are lined for crossovers or passing sidings. Circuit makes it possible to have functioning complex signals without programming and without a computer. Can be installed stand-alone at a single location or linked to other Azatrax TSx control circuits (TS2, TS3, or additional TS5s) to build an integrated signaling system. Circuit automatically adapts to signals wired in common-anode (positive) and common-cathode (negative) polarity. Retail price starts at $69 (includes four infrared sensor sets). Azatrax, 303-775-2214, azatrax.com
Great Decals Ludington & Northern no. 16 and Michigan Southern/Kendallville Terminal no. 16 Electro-Motive Division SW8 HO scale decal set
Decals
Ludington & Northern no. 16 and Michigan Southern/Kendallville Terminal no. 16 Electro-Motive Division SW8. HO scale decal set covers six major paint and lettering variations end-cab switcher has worn over the last 65-plus years. Artwork by Fritz Milhaupt. $8.99 (Virginia residents please include sales tax). Great Decals, greatdecals.com
DCCconcepts bearing reamers
DCCconcepts bearing reamers
Tools
Bearing reamers. One with center roller for standard freight car trucks and one with twin finger rollers for rolling stock with truck-mounted couplers. Suitable for HO (1:87.1), OO (1:76.2), and EM/Protofour (1:76) scales. Two-pack, $12.12. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080, dccconcepts.com
DCCconcepts screw and nut driver set
Screw and nut driver set. Includes three each anodized alloy handles, straight blade screwdriver tips, Phillips head screwdriver tips, and nut drivers. $23.35. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080, dccconcepts.com
Excel Blades double clip extra hands
Excel Blades double clip extra hands
Double clip extra hands. Features magnifying glass, alligator clips attached to ball joints, and multiple adjustment points of positions. Use with plastic, metal, wood, tape, and more. $12.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com
Excel Blades metal grabber pickup tool
Excel Blades metal grabber pickup tool
Metal grabber pickup tool. Five-pronged tool for grabbing, holding, and placing small objects. $8.99. Produced by Excel Blades, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

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