Model Railroad Locomotives, Freight Cars, Passenger Equipment, Structures and Accessories Announcements for December 16, 2021

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Model train operators and builders can get the latest information on locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, tools, tracks and more by reading model railroaderfrequent product updates. here are the products model railroader the editors have news for the week of December 16, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (Cascade Green and black), Conrail (herald “can opener”), St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt, scarlet and gray), Western Pacific (green and orange) and Wisconsin Central (brown and yellow). Three road numbers per diagram; also available without trim (Standard and South Pacific body styles). LED headlamps, upgraded five-pole obliquely wound motor with flywheels and McHenry scale couplers. DC model with 21-pin NEM plug, $ 219.99; with SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 dual-mode sound decoder, $ 319.99. January 2023. Ready to Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn Ready-to-Roll HO scale Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive no. 310.

Electro-Motive Division GP40-2 diesel locomotive. Burlington Northern (waterfall green and black with stripes), CSX (dark blue and yellow), Denver & Rio Grande Western (orange and black with quick lettering), Kansas City Southern (gray), Norfolk Southern (thoroughbred pattern) and States -United Army (red and yellow). Three road numbers per diagram. LED headlamps, five-pole motor with flywheels and Celcon multi-link transmission and handrails. DC model with 21 pin plug, $ 116.99. January 2023. Rotunda line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn Roundhouse line HO scale Kansas City Southern Electro-Motive Division GP40-2 no.  2955.
Athearn Roundhouse line HO scale Kansas City Southern Electro-Motive Division GP40-2 no. 2955.

HO scale freight cars

Assortment of North Pacific freight cars. Single and double sheath covered wagons and double sheath refrigerated wagons. Plastic injection molded kits with plastic axles, Accumate couplers and steel weights. Single car, $ 19.98 (refrigerated car, $ 20.98); pack of three, $ 59.98. February 2022. Accurail, 630-365-1173, accurail.com

40 foot Accurail HO Northern Pacific single and double jacketed boxcars and double jacketed refrigerated cars.
40 foot Accurail HO Northern Pacific single and double jacketed boxcars and double jacketed refrigerated cars.

Bay-window vans. Southern Pacific (Class C-50-8 in the brown and orange scheme, three route numbers; class C-50-9 in the white railway police scheme, two numbers; and C-50-9 in the “Kodachrome” diagram, one number), Union Pacific (class B-50-9 in Armor Yellow with Shield Herald and SP report marks, one number), Western Pacific (class 481 in red and black diagram, two numbers) and Willamette & Pacific (class C -50-5, one digit). Body-mounted McHenry grab bars, inner seats and ladder couplers. With dual-mode NCE decoder for light-emitting diode lighting, $ 119.99; with SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar dual mode, $ 159.99. January 2023. Genesis Series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn Genesis HO scale Southern Pacific class C-50-8 bay-window van no.  4660
Athearn Genesis HO scale Southern Pacific class C-50-8 bay-window van no. 4660.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Panel Wagon. 3D printed kit with mounting material and instructions illustrated by photos. Trucks and hitches not included. $ 29.99 Conceptual models, con-sys.com

HO Concept Models scale Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe panel covered wagon kit.
HO Concept Models scale Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe panel covered wagon kit.

20,000 Gallon Procor General Purpose Tank Car. Procor (supplied drawing with split “P” logo and UTLX report marks, split “P” logo and PROX markings, small modern logo and large modern logo), North American Car (supplied graphic), British Columbia Ry. (green with large dogwood blossom herald and “British Columbia Railway” lettering [four-pack] and green with small dogwood blossom herald and “BC Rail” lettering [one number]), CP Rail (corporate service, four cars and single car) and the Government of Alberta (PROX and UTLX brands). Also available without decoration (two versions). Photo-etched metal walkways; detailed vent stacks, cargo hatches, air reservoirs and braking equipment; and Rapido semi-scale rocket couplers. Single car, $ 49.95; pack of four, $ 199.80; and six-pack, $ 299.70. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Three 20,000 gallon HO scale Procor tank cars from Rapido Trains.
Three 20,000 gallon HO scale Procor tank cars from Rapido Trains.

HO scale passenger equipment

Dome at mid-train Budd. Canadian Pacific (brown diagram, three route numbers), CP Rail (Action Red, two numbers), Rio Grande Ski Train (early and late diagrams, one number each.Available exclusively at Spring Creek Model Trains) and VIA Rail Canada (ext. -1982 interior and “reverse” run configuration, six digits [three numbers represent cars rebuilt after the mid-2010s]). New improved tooling; detail of the base with air, steam and electrical lines; detailed and decorated interiors; and interior track powered lighting, including overhead lights. $ 119.95. Top line in stainless steel. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Illustration showing five proposed paint schemes on Rapido Trains' HO scale mid-train dome.
Illustration showing five proposed paint schemes on Rapido Trains’ HO scale mid-train dome.

N scale details and accessories

40ft Fruehauf Z-van trailer. Missouri Pacific, Penn Central, Realco and Rock Island. Two trailer numbers per diagram. Separate factory applied mudguards; vinyl tires; and interchangeable landing gears (raised and lowered). $ 29.99. January 2023. Athearn N. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn N scale Missouri Pacific 40ft Fruehauf Z van trailer.
Athearn N scale Missouri Pacific 40ft Fruehauf Z van trailer.

N scale structures

City station. The kit includes laser cut acrylic pieces with engraved stones and various station names. Beaux-arts style with art glass and wrought iron canopy. Can be used as a stand-alone structure or in conjunction with the City Station Hall Kit, sold separately. Measures 4-1 / 4 “x 10-1 / 2” x 5-1 / 4 “. $ 215. Custom miniature railroads, 410-889-0010, custommodelrailroads.com

Custom Model Railroad N Scale Town Station Kit.
Custom Model Railroad N Scale Town Station Kit.

Z scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division E7 diesel locomotive. New paint scheme: Great Northern (Omaha Orange and Pullman Green with yellow stripes). Two road numbers. Features a 7mm motor with dual flywheels, metal steps, LED directional headlamps, optional front truck with mounted coupler, blackened metal wheels, and AutoLatch couplers. American Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Great Northern Electro-Motive Division E7 diesel locomotive no.  506.
American Z Line Great Northern Electro-Motive Division E7 diesel locomotive no. 506.


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