The news of model railway products for the week of January 20, 2022

Product news

Model train operators and builders can get the latest news on model railway products regarding locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, tools, tracks and more by reading Miniature railwaymanfrequent product updates. Here are the products Miniature railwayman editors have news for the week of January 20, 2022. See all new products and product reviews on Trains.com.

HO Scale Locomotives

Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO scale Conrail Electro-Motive Division SD80MAC diesel locomotive no. 4108

Electro-Motive Division SD80MAC diesel locomotive. Conrail, Chicago & North Western (fictitious scheme), CSX (yellow, blue and gray and dark blue and yellow schemes) and Norfolk Southern (primed for the Grime Conrail patchout, three route numbers). Two numbers per diagram unless otherwise specified. Prototype specific details, detailed cabin interior and wire handrails. DC model with 21-pin NEM connector, $259.99; with SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 dual-mode sound decoder, $359.99. February 2023. Genesis 2.0 Series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Group artwork showing different HO scale paint schemes Rapido Trains Montreal Works Locomotive M420W diesel locomotive.
Group artwork showing different HO scale paint schemes Rapido Trains Montreal Works Locomotive M420W diesel locomotive.

Montreal Locomotive Works M420W and M420R diesel locomotives. Second release. Canadian national versions: CN (scratches) class MR-20b and MR-20c and pattern North America, Minnesota Commercial Ry. (on parole) and Oil Creek & Titusville RR. BC Rail version (all conditional versions): British Columbia (two-tone strip and flash strip, unit A and set A/B), BC Rail (red, white and blue [A unit, A/B set, and B/B set in “hockey stick” scheme], and Delaware-Lackawanna. M420R (Parole): Providence & Worcester (programs as delivered and 1990s). Conditional releases must meet minimum pre-order requirements to continue. Prototype specific details, metal side handrails with plastic uprights and factory installed handrails and uprights. DC models with 21-pin Digital Command Control decoder connector: A unit, $249.95; A/B set, $469.95. With dual-mode ESU LokSound sound decoder: One unit, $369.95; A/B set, $699.95. Release date to be announced. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

HO Scale Freight Cars

Athearn Genesis HO series General American 20,000-gallon acid service tank car no.  29004.
Athearn Genesis HO series General American 20,000-gallon acid service tank car no. 29004.

General American 20,000 gallon acid service tank car. GATX (white with “Service Driven” logo, white, white with black stripe, and white with yellow visibility stripes) and Occidental Chemical Corp. (white with mineral red band). Three route numbers per scheme. Etched metal catwalks, prototype-specific braking systems and carriages with rotating bearing caps. $54.99. February 2023. Genesis Series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

ExactRail HO Ladder Pullman-Standard low side 4,427 cubic foot capacity three-bay covered hopper no. 305703.

Pullman-Standard three-bay low-side covered hopper with a capacity of 4,427 cubic feet. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Class GA-151 in 1965 delivery scheme); CGF Grain Co. Inc. (1964 delivery drawing with TLDX report marks, three route numbers); Far-Mar-Co (repaints from 1972 and 1975, three issues each); Kansas City Southern (program as delivered in 1964); Milwaukee Road (repainted in 1981, one number); Peavey Co. (sketch as delivered from 1964); and West Central Cooperative Grain Co., Omaha, Neb. (Diagram as delivered from 1964 with report marks TLDX, three digits). Six numbers per drawing unless otherwise specified; also available as an undecorated kit. Running boards and braking platform in photo-etched stainless steel; wire uncoupling levers, brake linkage and brake rods; and Kadee no. 58 scale couplers. $54.99. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, exactrail.com

HO scale details and accessories

Athearn Trains 1950s HO scale pink sedan.
Athearn Trains 1950s HO scale pink sedan.

Various vehicles from the 1950s. Sedan: pink, police, red and yellow. Taxis: City Cab Co. and Downtown Taxi. Separate details applied at the factory; molded interior with separate steering wheel; transparent glazing; and vinyl tires. $29.99. February 2023. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

O-Scale Freight Wagons

Atlas O Railway Express Agency General American 53'-6” Double Jacket Refrigerated Express Car no.  406.
Atlas O Railway Express Agency General American 53′-6” Double Jacket Refrigerated Express Car no. 406.

53′-6” General American express refrigerated car with double sheath. New route numbers: Railway Express Agency, American Refrigerator Express, American Refrigerator Transport, Soo Line and Western Pacific. New paint schemes: Nickel Plate Road and Northern Refrigerator Car Co. (with Northern Pacific Herald). Two route numbers per paint scheme. All cars painted green and black; also available undecorated. General Steel Castings Die-Cast Commonwealth Express Car Trucks; metal ladders, stirrups and handrails; operate the doors and roof hatches; and detailed chassis. $90.95 (undecorated, $84.95). Master line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Atlas O Pennsylvania RR class X29 40 foot boxcar no.  498294 with the store department
Atlas O Pennsylvania RR class X29 40 foot boxcar no. 498294 with department stores “S”.

Pennsylvania RR Class X29 40 foot boxcar. New paint schemes: Pennsylvania RR (brown and white with yellow Blinds Dept. “S”) and Detroit, Toledo & Ironton (brown and white). New road numbers: Chesapeake & Ohio (black with “C&O for Progress” herald), Chicago Great Western (brown and white), Nickel Plate Road (brown and white), and Lehigh & New England (black and white). Four numbers per drawing; also available undecorated. Plastic body; die-cast metal chassis; and separate factory-applied handrails, ladders and stirrups. $74.95. Master line. Atlas O, 908-687-0880, shop.atlasrr.com

Countryside

Rock Island Hobby Snowy Pine Assortment.
Rock Island Hobby Snowy Pine Assortment.

Snowy pines. The ready-made fir trees have a metal trunk. Trees are 3.6″ tall and 4.3″ tall (eight each per pack). Sixteen pack, $32.98. Rock Island Hobby, rockislandhobby.com

Tools

Peco PT-61 (double) and PT-60 (single) Flexi Loco Lifts.
Peco PT-61 (double) and PT-60 (single) Flexi Loco Lifts.

Flexi Loco lifts. PT-60 (single) and PT61 (double). Hoists for locomotives which can also be used to store and transport model cars. Injection molded plastic kits (no glue) with sides, adjustable end caps, metal contact strips, screws, plastic clips and end sliders. For use with N, OO/HO, OO-9/HOe, HOn3, EM and TT/HOm. Single, $19.99; twin, $34.99. Prices may vary depending on the exchange rate. Peco line of tools. Pritchard Patent Product Co. Ltd. (Peco), 01297 626204, peco-fr.com

Books

Silver Lake Images LLC Manufacturers' Catalog Archive series General Motors Electro-Motive Division Volume 1.
Silver Lake Images LLC Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series General Motors Electro-Motive Division Volume 1.

General Motors Electro-Motive Division Volume 1. Reproductions of 13 General Motors Electro-Motive Division brochures and publications. Examples include “Welcome to Electro-Motive Division of General Motors” (brief overview of EMD and its facilities), “Electro-Motive Division Presents the F3” (promotional brochure on the benefits and capabilities of the F3), and “Passenger Traffic is Profitable” (covers the benefits of EMD diesel locomotives for passenger trains). Softcover, 122 pages. $35. Manufacturers Catalog Archive Series. Produced by SilverLake Images LLC, available from Ron’s Books, 914 -967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Silver Lake Images LLC Manufacturers' Catalog Archive series Alco Locomotives Volume 1.
Silver Lake Images LLC Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series Alco Locomotives Volume 1.

Alco Locomotives Volume 1. Reprints of Alco publications including “Diesel Switching Locomotives” (covers 300hp, 400hp, 600hp and 900hp models), “Montreal Locomotive” (a look at some of the engines built by MLW from the 1920s through the 1940s), ” Freight Locomotives for the Delaware & Hudson” (4-6-6-4 steam locomotives built for the D&H) and “Alco Three Cylinder Locomotives” (includes specifications for Types UP, 4-10-2s, Mountains, Mohawks, Mikados, Pacifics and Switches). Softcover, 102 pages. $35. Manufacturers Catalog Archive Series. Produced by SilverLake Images LLC, available from Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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