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New model trains for the week of September 24, 2020

See the latest HO, N, Z, and large scale model railroad products from Athearn, Broadway Limited Imports, Dwarvin, and more!
Southern Pacific class AC-4 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward steam locomotive
HO scale locomotives
Southern Pacific classes AC-4 and AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward steam locomotives. Both classes offered in fantasy Daylight scheme, with black boiler with Southern Pacific lettering in two numbers, and with gray boiler with Southern Pacific Lines lettering. One number per scheme unless noted; also available painted but unlettered (AC-4 with black boiler and AC-5 with gray boiler). Plastic body, die-cast metal chassis, dual-mode Paragon3 sound decoder, and traction tires. $599.99. October 2020. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900,
Rapido Trains HO scale Canadian Pacific RS-18u diesel locomotives
Canadian Pacific RS-18u diesel locomotive. Bath & Hammondsport (2013-present, one road number), CP Rail (with [1980-1998] and without [1986-1998] Multimark, five numbers each), Minnesota Commercial (1999-present, two numbers), New Brunswick East Coast (1998-2008, two numbers), Ontario Southland (2006-present, three numbers), Ottawa Central (1998-2008, three numbers), and Western New York & Pennsylvania (2018-present, one number). Operating headlights, rear lights, tri-color class lights, and ditch lights; illuminated cab control stand; and metal handrails with plastic stanchions. Direct-current model with 21-pin connector for Digital Command Control decoder, $225; with dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder, $335. Scheduled for release in 2021. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314,
HO scale freight cars
Gunderson Maxi-III five-unit well car. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Burlington Northern; Ferromex; Southern Pacific; and TTX (black-and-white and “Forward Thinking” logos). Three road numbers per scheme. Body-mounted McHenry scale couplers and 33” and 38” nickel silver wheelsets. Five-car set, $154.98. August 2021. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Ortner five-bay rapid-discharge hopper. The Andersons (red and black schemes with ITGX reporting marks, single car and five-pack), Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia (single car and five-pack), Energy Development Co. (black), Holly Sugar (white with ITGX marks), Helm Leasing (The Colorado & Wyoming Railway Co. lettering, single car and two five-packs); and Omaha Public Power (blue), and South Mississippi Electric Power (green). Single car and three five-packs per scheme unless noted. Removable load (sugar beet or coal as appropriate), wire grab irons and side ladders, and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. Single car, $41.98; five-pack, $199.98. August 2021. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Union Pacific class CA-9 caboose. Early slogan, pool service stencil, 14” reporting marks and road number, and 8” Union Pacific lettering, and as-built and modernized cupola windows as appropriate in three road numbers; maintenance-of-way office car painted Kenefick Green in one number; and later rectangular slogan boards, pool service stencil, and modernized windows in two numbers. Without sound, $109.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar, $149.98. August 2021. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Atlas Model Railroad Co. HO scale 1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar
1937 Association of American Railroads 40-foot boxcar. New paint schemes: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (brown with “The Route of Phoebe Snow” slogan); Lehigh Valley (brown with black roof); New York, New Haven & Hartford (black, orange, and white); Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (brown with New York Central System herald and “Serves the Steel Centers” slogan); Union Pacific (brown with “Serves All the West” slogan); Wabash (brown with “Follow the Flag” slogan); and Western Pacific (green and yellow with “Merchandise Dispatch” lettering). New road numbers: Maine Central (green with “The Pine Tree Route” slogan) and Southern Pacific (brown with billboard lettering and black-and-white Southern Pacific Lines herald). Three numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Injection-molded plastic kit with molded ladders and grab irons and one piece underframe with brake detail. $19.95 (undecorated, $17.95). Second quarter 2021. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, HO scale Bethlehem Steel Co. F68-series 100-ton 68-foot flatcar
Bethlehem Steel Co. F68-series 100-ton 68-foot flatcars. F68CH: Trailer Train (1970+ as-delivered scheme and 1991+ speed logo, both with TTMX reporting marks in four road numbers each). F68DH: Trailer Train (1971+/1973+ as-delivered scheme and 1991+ speed lettering, both with TTJX marks in four numbers each). Both versions also available undecorated. Modeler-installed laser-cut wood deck, recessed deck tie-down details, vertical handbrake staff with brake wheel, 100-ton trucks with hydraulic snubber and bracket details, and die-cast metal semi-scale long-shank Type E couplers. $43.99. Scheduled for release in spring 2021., 844-987-2467,
Bachmann Trains HO scale Pennsylvania RR Fleet of Modernism smooth-side passenger car
HO scale passenger equipment
Pennsylvania RR Fleet of Modernism smooth-side passenger cars. 85-foot coach with lighted interior (three car numbers), 72-foot baggage car (one number, $67), and 85-foot observation car with lighted interior (Juniata Narrows). Injection-molded plastic with non-magnetic, blackened-brass axles with needle-point bearings; Celcon trucks; and E-Z Mate couplers. $79 unless noted. Silver Series. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600,
Broadway Limited Imports HO scale Pennsylvania RR class P70 heavyweight passenger car
Pennsylvania RR class P70 heavyweight passenger car. Canadian National (green-and-black fantasy scheme); Central RR of New Jersey (Blue Comet fantasy scheme), Maine Central (green fantasy scheme), Merry Christmas (red and green, single car only), New York Central (two-tone gray fantasy scheme), Pennsylvania RR (1931-1937 scheme without air conditioning; 1939-1941 scheme without air conditioner, and 1945-1948 scheme with ice air conditioning), and Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Line (1940s scheme without air conditioner). Two single cars and two two-packs per scheme unless noted. Injection-molded plastic with separate, factory-applied details; detailed, illuminated interiors; and clear window glazing. Single car, $89.99; two-pack, $174.99. Broadway Limited Imports, 386-673-8900,
Showcase Miniatures HO scale battery vaults
HO scale details and accessories
Assorted details. Battery vaults (four-pack, $6.95). Battery tubs/wells (four-pack, $5.95). Unpainted pewter castings. Showcase Miniatures, 334-750-3276,
Atlas Model Railroad Co. N scale 70-ton ore car
N scale freight cars
70-ton ore car. New paint schemes: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (brown with conspicuity stripes); Canadian National (brown with “wet noodle” herald); Canadian Pacific (black with “CP Rail” lettering); Great Northern (brown); Milwaukee Road (brown with “Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific” lettering); and Union Pacific (silver with red lettering). Three road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. Solid- or roller-bearing trucks as appropriate, plastic wheelsets, and Accumate couplers. $18.95 (undecorated, $14.95). Second quarter 2021. Trainman series. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,

Trinity 25,500-gallon tank car. Archer Daniels Midland (gray with “kung fu fighters” graffiti, one road number) and Louisiana Hot Sauce (black with TILX reporting marks, two road numbers). Injection-molded plastic body with jacket seams, numerous detail fittings and prototype-specific components, and see-through walkway and top platform grating. $36.95. Second quarter 2021. Master Line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880,
N scale passenger cars
Milwaukee Road Super Dome passenger cars. Amtrak (Fall Foliage and North Carolina Department of Transportation in one road number each, phase 1 scheme in two numbers), Canadian National (two car names), Chicago & North Western (one number), CSX Safety Train (one number), Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, Empire Builder, and Cascade Green schemes, one car name per scheme), Holland America Westours (two numbers), Milwaukee Road (orange and maroon and Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray schemes, two numbers each), Ontario Northland (one number), and VIA Rail Canada (three car names). Wire grab irons and truck-mounted couplers. $59.95. Centralia Car Shops and InterMountain Railway Co., 800-472-2530,
N scale details and accessories
Gene Whitaker Inc. Whit-Log Trailers logging truck. Blue and white cab versions. $44.95 each. Summer 2021. Trainworx, 970-874-9747,

PIKO America large scale Deutsche Reichsbahn two-axle coach
Large scale passenger equipment
Deutsche Reichsbahn two-axle coach. Separate, factory-applied underbody piping, ladder, and handrails; plastic wheels; and hook-and-loop couplers. $92.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800,
American Z Line Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. BNSF Ry. (Heritage I). Two road numbers. Coreless motor with dual flywheels, traction tires, standard printed-circuit board, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, Auto-Latch couplers, and optional pilot or plow. American Z Line, 614-764-1703,
Dwarvin Lamplighter FL
Lamplighter FL. Features eight ports with individual lighting attributes (two fibers per port). Lights can be used in flashing or blinking modes (flashing frequency can be varied; duration and frequency of blinking can be varied). Unit can be controlled with keypad on box or with Digital Command Control. Lamplighter Flasher (Lamplighter FL and power supply), $119. Lamplighter Flasher starter kit (Lamplighter FL, power supply, 20 fiber connector pins, choice of two different or same sizes of fiber (60 feet in total length), and two sets of 10 fiber connector pins to match the fiber selected), $149.50. Terminal block for flashing unit, $5. JST connector six-pack for flashing unit, $5. Flasher connector pin 10-pack (.75, 1.0, or 1.5mm connector pins), $9.75. Dwarvin,
Squadron Tools probe set
Probe set. Stainless steel probes with needle sharp points. Ideal for positioning, gluing, adjusting, and manipulating tiny parts that are located in hard-to-reach places. Four-piece set, $12.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store,
Squadron Tools sculpting set
Sculpting set. Polished stainless steel tools for use on plastic models and miniature figures. Ideal for sculpting and smoothing epoxies, wood fillers, gesso, plastic putties, and more. Four-piece set, $16.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store,
Squadron Tools spatula set
Spatula set. Metal tools are idea for mixing, applying, and spreading plastic putty, epoxies, and glue on plastic models and miniature figures. Four-piece set, $16.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store,
Squadron Tools riffler file set
Riffler file set. Double-ended files help with intricate detailing work that traditional straight files can’t reach. Ten-piece set, $19.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store,

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