Announcements of railway locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars and structures for December 2, 2021

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Model Railroader operators and builders can get the latest information on locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, tools, tracks and more by reading Model Railroader’s frequent product updates. Here are the products that Model Railroader publishers have news about for the week of December 2, 2021

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive. Great Northern (Omaha Orange and Pullman Green), Milwaukee Road (orange and black with “Milwaukee Road” on the long hood), Norfolk & Western (black and white), Penn Central (black and white), Southern Railway (tuxedo pattern, short hooded top) and Wisconsin Central (brown and yellow). Four road numbers per diagram (two each in direct current and in Digital Command Control). Railroad specific details, die-cast metal chassis and Proto-Max metal couplers. DC models, $ 219.98; with dual mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder, $ 319.98. August 2022. WalthersProto. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Great Northern Electro-Motive Division SD45 diesel locomotive.

HO scale freight cars

70 ton ballast hopper with side chutes. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (billboard lettering and with quality circle-cross and heralds, four road numbers each); Conrail (yellow and gray patterns); Dakota, Minnesota, and East (yellow, four digits); Denver & Rio Grande Western (black with “Flying Grande” lettering); Erie Lackawanna (black); Louisville & Nashville (gray); Maine Central (green); Morrison Knudsen (yellow); Ontario Northland (blue and yellow); Penn Central (yellow); Reading & Northern (two-tone gray); and Seaboard Coast Line (oxide red with yellow stripe). Three numbers per diagram, unless otherwise specified. Plastic trucks, metal wheelsets and body mounted couplers. $ 29.95. Fall 2022. Executive line. Bowser Trains, 800-327-5126, bowser-trains.com

Conrail 70 ton ballast hopper with side chutes.
Conrail 70 ton ballast hopper with side chutes.

Pennsylvania RR / Penn Central Class G43 52′-6 “Wavy Edge Gondola. Penn Central (Class G43A as delivered February 1968), Conrail (1984 number + single route number paint, 1980 C43A repaint and service of 1988 G43B spools with spool holders but no spools), Norfolk Southern (1999+ class GP44 and GP44 repainting class 2010+, both with spool holders but no spools in a number each) and Pennsylvania RR (class Original G43 11-1966, six new numbers). Twelve numbers per drawing unless otherwise noted, also available without decoration (six versions). Prototype specific details, clear etched metal crossover platforms and scale couplers Kadee. $ 48.95. Tangent Scale Models, 828-279-6106, tangentscalemodels.com

Penn Central Pennsylvania RR / Penn Central Class G43 52'-6 Wavy Edge Gondola
Penn Central Pennsylvania RR / Penn Central class G43 52′-6 “wavy edge gondola.

N scale structures

Modern steel warehouse. Injection molded plastic kit with exterior wagon and truck docks, block foundation and steel top panels. Features separate doors and windows, weather gussets for truck dock doors and printed panels. Measures 10-1 / 2 “x 6-5 / 16” x 2-13 / 64 “. $ 59.98. January 2022. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Modern steel warehouse kit.
Modern steel warehouse kit.

Modern transshipment terminal. Injection molded plastic kit with large end door for loading and unloading the boxcar inside the structure, truck docks, block foundations and steel top panels. Features separate doors and windows, weather gussets for truck dock doors and printed panels.
Measures 10-1 / 2 “x 6-5 / 16” x 2-13 / 64 “. $ 59.98. January 2022. Cornerstone series. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770, walthers.com

Modern transshipment terminal.
Modern transshipment terminal.

N-scale passenger equipment

Comet commuter cars. Coach and taxi car. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Metro North Commuter RR, New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Metropolitan Transportation Agency (Montreal). An unnumbered coach and taxi car by paint scheme; Undecorated coach and taxi car also available. Controllable interior and cabin lighting, full underbody and interior details, interior rolling trucks with metal axles, tinted windows, constant DC interior lighting and digital command control, and metal clamps. Coach, $ 59.95 (MBTA and NJT, $ 65.95); taxi car, $ 69.95 (MBTA and NJT, $ 76.95). Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Connecticut Department of Transportation Comet Commuter Cars.
Connecticut Department of Transportation Comet Commuter Cars.

O scale freight wagons

Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. Denver & Rio Grande Western 61200-61399 series automobile boxcar with double jacket and door and a half. Boo-Rim Precision brass model from Korea. Fish-belly-shaped chassis, double jacketed sides, Climax-Cleveland radial roof, inverted 4/5 dreadnaught square ends, AB brake system, end-mounted Ajax electric handbrake and 50 ton Vulcan trucks with 5 wheelbase ‘-6 “. $ 358. Protocraft, 707-935-7011, protocraft.com

Denver & Rio Grande Western 61200-61399 series automobile double jacketed, door and a half covered car.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 61200-61399 series automobile double jacketed, door and a half covered car.

Ralston Steel Car Co. Nickel Plate Road 87000-87024 Series 50′-6 ”all steel boxcar with end doors. Boo-Rim Precision brass model from Korea. Viking roof with wooden steps, Creco three-panel double doors, 4/5 Battleship recessed B-end with square wedge construction, Champion handbrake, Bettendorf 50 ton solid bearing trucks and 10′-6 “Standard Railway Equipment Co A Piece of Doors. $ 358. Protocraft, 707-935-7011, protocraft.com

Nickel Plate Road 87000-87024 All Steel Box Car 50'-6 ”Series 87000-87024.
Nickel Plate Road 87000-87024 All Steel Box Car 50′-6 ”Series 87000-87024.

Z scale locomotives

Canadian National Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives. Green and yellow scheme. Set AB and single A unit. Dual steering wheels, 7mm motor, LED directional headlights, optional front truck with mounted coupler and blackened metal wheels. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

Canadian National Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives.
Canadian National Electro-Motive Division F7A and F7B diesel locomotives.

Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and Black). Three road numbers. Prototype specific details, traction tires, blackened metal wheels, LED directional headlights and AutoLatch couplers. Includes adapter to replace AutoLatch couplers with Micro-Trains no. 905 couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division diesel locomotive SW1500.
Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division diesel locomotive SW1500.

Z scale freight cars

Pacific Fruit Express R-70-20 mechanical refrigerated car. Santa Fe Refrigerated Shipping (orange with a circle-shaped herald and the slogan “Ship and Travel Santa Fe – All the Way”). Seven road numbers (single car, two-pack and four-pack). Blackened metal wheels and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Pacific Fruit Express R-70-20 mechanical refrigerated cars.]
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Pacific Fruit Express R-70-20 mechanical refrigerated cars.]

Books

The Boston & Maine Railroad: Ayer, Mass., To Rotterdam, NY By Stan Trzoniec. Second impression. Updated and improved with new layouts, photos and captions. Covers the history of the B&M Fitchburg division between Ayer, Mass., And Rotterdam, NY Most cities along the line are presented in an easy-to-follow format. Hard cover. 214 pages and 265 photos completed by color postcards. $ 70 plus $ 5 shipping. Author’s autograph available on request. OutdoorPhotoGraphics, 562 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545; outdoorphotographics.com

The Boston & Maine Railroad: Ayer, Mass., To Rotterdam, NY by Stan Trzoniec.
The Boston & Maine Railroad: Ayer, Mass., To Rotterdam, NY by Stan Trzoniec.


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