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New model trains for the week of October 15, 2020

Check out the latest HO, N, and Z scale model railroad products announced this week!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (red-and-silver passenger warbonnet), Chicago & North Western (yellow and green), CP Rail (Action Red with Multimark), Southern Pacific (Daylight scheme), and Southern Ry. (green, white, and yellow). One A unit and one A-B set (powered A unit and unpowered B unit) per road name. F7A features separate, factory-applied air horns; die-cast metal frame; and all-wheel electrical pickup. A unit, $139.98; A-B set, $219.98. October 2021. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
HO scale freight cars
Offset-cupola caboose. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (brown and white with “On Santa Fe Safety is Everybody’s Business” slogan); Canadian Pacific (red and yellow with script lettering); Chicago & North Western (red with black-and-white “ball-and-bar” herald); Southern Pacific (silver with “Trailer-Flatcar Service” lettering); and Southern Ry. (green and white with Railway Express Agency lettering). One road number per scheme. New Barber-Bettendorf swing-motion caboose trucks; separate, factory-applied smokejack and brake wheel; and body-mounted McHenry scale couplers. $32.98. October 2021. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Pacific Car & Foundry 50-foot boxcars. With exterior posts (three road numbers per scheme unless noted): Burlington Northern (1991 scheme), Conrail (large “can opener” herald in two road numbers, small herald in one number), Denver & Rio Grande Western (orange with “The Action Road” slogan), Golden West Service (dark blue), Helm Leasing (gray), Missouri Pacific (“buzzsaw” herald), and St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco, tan). With riveted sides: Evergreen (two 8-foot Landis doors, four single cars), Southern Pacific (with 6- and 8-foot Landis doors [two single cars and two three-packs] and two 8-foot Landis doors [four single cars]), and St. Louis-Southwestern (Cotton Belt, with 6- and 8-foot Landis doors as two single cars and two three-packs). Wire grab irons; 70-ton roller-bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps; and separately applied door closure rods, side ladders, and etched-metal crossover platforms. Single car, $46.98; three-pack, $134.98. October 2021. Genesis series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy 45th anniversary 50-foot welded-side boxcar
Accurail HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy 45th anniversary 50-foot welded-side boxcar, available from
Milwaukee, Racine & Troy 45th anniversary 50-foot welded-side boxcar. Limited-edition injection-molded plastic kit with separate, factory-applied brake wheel; one-piece underbody with separate air reservoir, brake cylinder, and control valve; screw-mounted roller-bearing trucks with plastic wheelsets; body-mounted Accumate couplers with screw-mounted draft-gear box covers; and steel weight. $24.99. Produced by Accurail exclusively for the Kalmbach Hobby Store,
Rapido Trains HO scale lightweight baggage-dormitory cars
HO scale passenger equipment
Lightweight baggage-dormitory car. Amtrak (phase 1); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Atlantic Coast Line; Canadian Pacific (maroon); CP Rail (red); New York Central; Seaboard Air Line; Southern Pacific (Sunset and police schemes); Union Pacific; and VIA Rail (original and Canada schemes). Track-powered interior lighting (compatible with direct current and Digital Command Control); underbody details including separate air, steam, and electrical lines; metal grab irons, stirrup steps, and end gates; multi-color interior detail; sprung diaphragms; and Macdonald-Cartier metal couplers. $109.95. Scheduled for release in 2021. Superior Stainless line. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314,
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale Budd 85-foot lightweight passenger car
Budd 85-foot lightweight passenger cars. Southern Pacific (Daylight scheme) and Delaware & Hudson (blue and yellow). Dome coach, baggage-lounge, baggage-Railway Post Office, large-window coach (in stock), diner, and observation. Tinted window glazing, 36” turned metal wheelsets, Proto-Max couplers, and molded drill starter points for wire grab irons (detail kit no. 931-200 sold separately). $44.98 each. November-December 2020 unless noted. WalthersMainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
Roco HO scale six-axle slewing railway crane
HO scale maintenance of way
Six-axle slewing railway crane. Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (Austria) and Deutsche Bundesbahn (Germany). Features digital decoder with light and sound functions; telescoping, positionable boom; and positionable outriggers. Superstructure can be rotated 360 degrees. Can be operated as self-propelled unit or transported in train. Includes barrier wagon with bearing block, counterweight, and support pedestals. Approximately $800. Price may vary based on exchange rate. Roco,
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern communication tower
Wm. K. Walthers HO scale modern communication tower
HO scale structures
Modern communication tower. Injection-molded plastic kit with parts to build two complete towers. Includes standard triangular top-mount and lower three-legged mounting brackets and tall and short antennas. Molded in ABS plastic reinforced with glass fiber to resist bending. Measures 9-3/4” x 1”. $24.98. November 2020. Cornerstone Series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770,
HO scale details and accessories
45-foot trailer. Chicago & North Western (“Falcon Service” slogan), Denver & Rio Grande Western (“The Action Road” slogan), Florida East Coast (“hurricane” herald), Fredrickson (“Good Old Fashioned Service” slogan), Penner International Inc. (red, white, and blue), and Southern Pacific (“Golden Pig Service” logo). Two trailer numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic with vinyl tires and separate mud flaps. $30.98. October 2021. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,
N scale details and accessories
20-foot refrigerated intermodal container. Beacon, CGM, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (gray), and Tropical. One three-pack per scheme. Injection-molded plastic. Three-pack, $33.98. October 2021. AthearnN. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639,

Log trucks with trailers. Peterbilt 379 (Koch Logging), Kenworth T800 (Ireland Trucking and Weyerhaeuser), and Kenworth W900. All body styles available painted black, blue, red, white, and yellow but unlettered. $44.95 each. Summer 2021 delivery. Trainworx, 970-874-9747,
American Z scale Alco RS-2 diesel locomotive
American Z scale Alco RS-2 diesel locomotive
Z scale locomotives
Alco RS-2 diesel locomotive. Union Pacific. Three road numbers. Phase I body, two single-chime air horns, 800-gallon fuel tank, body-mounted number boards, 7.5mm coreless motor with dual flywheels, traction tires, built-in pilot, directional light-emitting-diode headlights, and body-mounted couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703,
American Z scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green-and-yellow scheme). 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,

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