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New model trains for the week of July 9, 2020

See the latest model railroad products in HO, N, Z, and large scales!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. Canadian National (red, white, and black with Illinois Central reporting marks); Canadian Pacific (with large herald in two road numbers, small herald in one number); Illinois Central Gulf (orange-and-white and orange-and-gray schemes, two numbers each); Missouri Pacific (1972 as-delivered paint scheme); Soo Line (red “SOO” lettering on long hood); Toledo, Peoria & Western (as-delivered scheme in two road numbers, revised later scheme with “TP&W” on nose in one number); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray with dual remote-control locomotive strobe lights, four numbers). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Road-number-specific details, light-emitting-diode headlights, and factory-installed and painted wire grab irons. Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $209.98. With dual-model SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $299.98. June 2021. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet); Conrail (blue with “can opener” herald); and Norfolk & Western (high short hood; Pevler Blue in five numbers, American Revolution Bicentennial in one number). Six numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated (Burlington Northern, Conrail, Norfolk & Western, and Santa Fe body styles). Light-emitting-diode headlights, number boxes, and marker lights; see-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid; and detailed cab interior. Direct-current model, $184.99 (N&W Bicentennial, $189.99); with dual-mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder, dual cube-type speakers, and ESU PowerPack with two super capacitors, $274.99 (N&W Bicentennial, $279.99). Late 2020/early 2021. Rivet Counter line. Inc., 423-299-3689,
HO scale freight cars
Berwick Forge & Fabricating 60-foot hi-cube boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red with large circle-cross herald), Conrail (New York Central reporting marks), Denver & Rio Grande Western (“The Action Road” slogan), Norfolk & Western (black), Milwaukee Road (Federal Yellow with “America’s Resourceful Railroad” slogan), and Missouri Pacific (“screaming eagle” herald). Three road numbers per scheme. Detailed underbody with full brake gear, RP-25 contour metal wheels, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $45.98. June 2021. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Trailer Train class F89F Long Runner flatcars. Trailer Train (with and without two 53-foot utility trailers). Four road numbers each. Two drawbar-connected 89’-8” flatcars with die-cast metal underframes, raised and lowered trailer hitches, and 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps. One Swift “Honoring Our Veterans” trailer included with all Long Runners with utility trailers. Other trailer schemes include Excel Trucking, Frozen Food Express, JKC Trucking Inc., and White Arrow. Long Runner without trailers, $99.98; with trailers, $158.98. June 2021. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Rapido Trains HO scale Pennsylvania RR class X31A single- and double-door boxcars
Pennsylvania RR class X31A single- and double-door boxcars. Single-door car: circle keystone (1934-1954), shadow keystone (early [1954-1957] and late [1957-1960]), plain keystone (1961-1968), and stores department. Double-door car: circle keystone (with and without “Automobiles” lettering) and shadow keystone (early and late versions). Underbody detail with all piping; blackened, insulated turned-metal wheelsets; Barber PRR 2D-F12 trucks; and separate, factory-applied grab irons and ladders. Single car, $49.95; six-pack, $299.70. 2021 delivery. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314,
Rapido Trains HO scale United States Railroad Administration 40-foot double-sheathed boxcars
United States Railroad Administration 40-foot double-sheathed boxcar. AB brakes: Boston & Maine; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (Boxcar Red and yellow schemes). KC brakes: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; Great Northern; Minneapolis & St. Louis; Missouri Pacific; New York Central; Pere Marquette; Rock Island; St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco); and Wabash. Each road name offered as single car (two to four road numbers per scheme) and four-pack (TH&B yellow scheme in two-pack). Also available ready-to-run but undecorated. Full underbody with separate brake rods and piping (other style of brake gear included in box), Andrews trucks with in-line brake shoes, turned-metal blackened wheels, and Macdonald-Cartier couplers. Single car, $49.95; two-pack, $119.88; and four-pack, $199.80. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, HO scale Gunderson 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hoppers
Gunderson 5,188-cubic-foot-capacity three-bay covered hopper. BNSF Ry. (post-2005 herald in 22 road numbers; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Colorado & Southern; Fort Worth & Denver; Great Northern; and St. Louis-San Francisco heritage schemes in one number each), AIG Rail Services (BNSF Ry. patchout with SOXX reporting marks in three numbers), General American with CMO reporting marks (Oxide Red, three numbers), Kansas City Southern (Southern Belle in 12 numbers, gray with red herald and gray patchout in three numbers each), Northwestern Oklahoma (gray, three numbers), and Union Pacific (gray “Building America” scheme with high and low reporting marks in six numbers each). Factory-installed and painted wire grab irons, photo-etched stainless steel crossover platforms, and die-cast metal Type E lower shelf couplers. $44.99. Rivet Counter line., 844-987-2467,
HO scale details and accessories
Ford C Telesqurt fire truck. Red, red and white, red with white cab, red with white roof, safety green, and white. Medium wheelbase chassis with conventional cab, positionable Telesqurt arm with fire monitor and photo-etched ladders, detailed cab interior with separate steering wheels, and vinyl tires. $36.98. June 2021. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Showcase Miniatures HO scale 1970s GMC 9500 short wheelbase wrecker
1970s GMC 9500 short wheelbase wrecker. Kit includes resin cab and body; cast pewter wheels, tires, and details; etched-metal parts; decals; and clear window glazing. $34.95. Showcase Miniatures, 334-750-3276,
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive
N scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive. New paint schemes: Illinois Central Gulf; Electro-Motive Division demonstrator; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (black and white); Penn Central (black with red “P”, one road number); Seaboard Coast Line (black and yellow); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). New numbers: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet); Canadian Pacific (maroon and gray with script lettering); and Penn Central (one number). Two numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated in four body styles. Direct-current model with factory-installed speaker, $129.95; with ESU sound decoder featuring Full Throttle, $239.95. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,
N scale freight cars
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). Each road name offered as three single cars only unless noted. Separate brake rigging, screw-mounted trucks, Santa Fe-style reversed ice hatches, and McHenry couplers with springs. Single car, $29.98; three-pack, $84.98. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Bachmann Trains N scale Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar
Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar. Baltimore & Ohio (Time-Saver Service scheme), Pennsylvania RR (Merchandise Service scheme), Wabash (dark blue), and Western Pacific (black, silver, and orange with “Rides Like a Feather” slogan). Positionable doors, RP-25 contour blackened metal wheels, and E-Z Mate couplers. $35. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600,
Jacksonville Terminal Co. N scale 53-foot high-cube intermodal containers with 8-55-8 corrugated sides
N scale details and accessories
53-foot high-cube intermodal container with 8-55-8 corrugated sides. EMP (green), Hub Group (green), J.B. Hunt Intermodal (white with solar-powered GT 1100-LTE asset tracking device on front), and Schneider National (orange). Two two-packs per scheme. Injection-molded plastic with prototype-specific details, JTC magnetic connecting system, and prototype-specific front and doors. Two-pack, $33.95. Jacksonville Terminal Co.,
The Train Department large scale water tank car
Large scale freight cars
Water tank car. F scale (1:20.3) kit with Carter Brothers swing-motion trucks; 24” Sierra Valley wheels; and sprung, frame-mounted link-and-pin couplers. $265. The Train Department, 732-770-9625,
PIKO-America LLC Halloween Hauler R/C starter set
Large scale sets
Halloween Hauler R/C starter set. Includes General Electric 25-ton diesel switcher, two ore cars, circle of R1 brass track, R/C controller (forward, reverse, speed, and stop controls), pocket remote, power clamps, and transformer. Locomotive features directional lights, metal wheels, sliding pickup shoes, and 5-pole can-type motor with gear drive on front and rear axles. Freight cars have hard plastic wheels. All models equipped with hook-and-loop couplers. $449.99. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800,

PIKO-America LLC replacement crankpins for 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive wheels
Large scale details and accessories
Replacement crankpins for 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive wheels. Nickel-plated screw-type metal replacement parts. Fits large 45mm (1.77”) diameter Mogul locomotive wheels. Six-pack. Price to be announced. PIKO-America LLC, 619-280-2800,
American Z Line Z scale Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive. Northern Pacific. Three road numbers. Prototype-specific details, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, 7.5mm coreless motor with dual flywheels, traction tires, and body-mounted couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703,
Digitrax DT602 advanced super throttle
DT602 advanced super throttle. Can control two locomotives at one time, create consists, set up routes, and control up to 29 functions (F0-F28). Works with compatible LocoNet systems. Features 2.4” liquid-crystal display screen, simplified 2 or 4 digit addressing setup, and fast clock display. Tethered and radio duplex versions. $195. Digitrax, 850-872-9890,
DCCconcepts fine wire strippers
Fine wire strippers. Tool has two stripping grooves and locking adjustment. Compatible with wire between .004” and .118”. $15.87. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080,
DCCconcepts power bus strippers
Power bus strippers. Alloy steel jaws. For use with 10-24AWG wire. $24.29. Price may vary based on exchange rate. DCCconcepts, +44 (0)1729 821 080,

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