Model Railroad Products of the Week of January 27, 2022

Product news

Model train operators and builders can get the latest news on new model train products such as 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 27, 2022. See all products and product reviews on Trains.com.

HO Scale Locomotives

Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H diesel locomotive. EMD Demonstrator (blue, teal, white and black, one route number) and Union Pacific (six numbers). Prototype-specific details, detailed cabin interior and LED lighting. DC model with 21-pin NEM connector, $259.99; with SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 dual-mode sound decoder, $359.99. February 2023. Genesis 2.0. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

HO Scale Freight Cars

Athearn Ready-to-Roll HO Scale Chicago & North Western Evans 50ft Double Door Boxcar no.  600523.

Evans 50ft double door boxcar. Primed for Grime (factory weathered models): Chicago & North Western (yellow) and Hartford & Slocomb (Mineral Red). Standard Schemes: Louisville, New Albany & Corydon (blue), Jeld-Wen (blue), and Tropicana (green). Three route numbers per paint scheme. End ladders and brake wheel separated, factory applied; Machined metal wheels with RP-25 outline; and body-mounted McHenry ladder couplers. $36.99 (primed for grime, $41.99). February 2023. Ready to roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Gunderson Woodchip Gondola with a capacity of 7,466 cubic feet. Georgia Pacific (1989 blue rebuilt, three route numbers) and Southern Pacific (Dec 1965 as delivered in 12 digits, March 1975 serviced lettering in two digits, Georgia RR back stenciled in three digits and August 1982 serviced lettering with “Pooh” chalk graffiti). Undecorated kit also available. Wood grain detail on body panels, thread disconnect levers and Kadee no. 58 couplers. $52.99. Platinum Series. ExactRail, 866-945-1701, exactrail.com

HO scale details and accessories

Athearn HO scale CGM 20ft intermodal container three pack.

20 foot intermodal containers. CGM (blue), Container King (tan), Evergreen (green), Hyundai (red) and Macs (blue). Two packs of three per program. Stackable models in injection molded plastic. Three-pack, $37.99. February 2023. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Athearn HO scale ANR Freight Systems Ford C tractor with 28ft trailer.

Ford C tractor with 28 foot trailer. ANR Freight Systems, Hostess, Owner Operator, PIE Nationwide, Roadway, Roadway Express and United Parcel Service. The tractor features a molded cab interior with a separate steering wheel and clear windows. The tractor and trailer have spinning vinyl tires. $54.99 (UPS, $59.99). February 2023. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Z Scale Passenger Equipment

American Z Line Southern Pacific Cascade A Light Passenger Car Set.

South Pacific Cascade light passenger cars. Set A has 4 compartments, 4 double bedrooms, 2 lounge beds no. 9400 and 9406; 6 sections, 6 rooms, 4 double-bedded rooms no. 9163; dinner no. 10203; Baggage Car No. 6092; and rail-baggage post office no. 6600. Set B includes 4-4-2 crosspieces no. 9400 and 9406, 6-6-4 crosspieces no. 9163, restaurant no. 10202, and RPO-baggage no. 5030. Metal wheels, AutoLatch couplers and clear glass. US Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

American Z Line Southern Pacific Lark A Light Passenger Car Set.

South Pacific Lark light passenger cars. Set A has 4 compartments, 4 double bedrooms, 2 lounge beds no. 9104, 9106 and 9107; 6 rooms, 6 rooms, 4 double beds no. 514 and 416; dinner no. 10202; baggage car; car chair no. 2494; observation car Lark; and rail-baggage post office no. 5036. Set B includes 4-4-2 crosspieces no. 9104, 9106 and 9107; 6-6-4 sleepers no. 514 and 416; dinner no. 10203; car chair no. 2494; sleeper-observation no. 9501; and RPO-baggage no. 5030. Metal wheels, AutoLatch couplers and clear glass. US Z Line, 614-764-1703, americanzline.com

Books

More intermediate Arduino projects and 3D printed model railways by Paul and David Bradt.

More Arduino Model Railroad and 3D Printing Projects in Between. By Paul and David Bradt with significant contributions and sample projects from Dennis Drury, Steve Spence and Tom Ward. Provides additional project ideas on mid-level model railroading using an Arduino microcontroller and a Raspberry Pi single board computer. Also explores various 3D printing projects. Example projects include arc welding emulators, fast clocks, automatic block signal systems, reverse loop control, and Java Model Railroad Interface applications. 3D printing projects range from simple elements used on a layout, passenger cars and locomotives, and Arduino enclosures. Self-published, 153 pages. Softcover, $24.99; Kindle, $6.99. Available at amazon.com

SilverLake Images LLC Bucyrus-Erie Co., Volume 2.

Bucyrus-Erie Co., Volume 2. Reproduction of the pamphlets “Shaping the Earth for a Better Life: A Brief History of Bucyrus and the Excavating Industry” and “The Right Arm of Progress” (covers the development of excavators and the Bucyrus-Erie facilities to build them). Softcover, 76 pages. $35. Manufacturers Catalog Archive Series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

SilverLake Images LLC Industrial Brownhoist Corporation Volume 1: Locomotive Cranes.

Industrial Brownhoist Corp., Volume 1: Locomotive Cranes. Contains reproductions of “Industrial Works Locomotive Cranes Book 108” (an overview of locomotive cranes, their mechanical features, lifting magnets and buckets, etc.) and “Locomotive Cranes Book 121” (an overview of design and components of locomotive cranes and various models built by Industrial Brownhoist). Softcover, 108 pages. $35. Manufacturers Catalog Archive Series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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