Model Railroad Locomotive, Freight Car and Passenger Equipment Announcements for November 18, 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 on for the week of November 18, 2021.

HO scale locomotives

Electro-Motive Division F. F9A and F9B units: Burlington Northern (Schematic “Hockey Stick”; F9A, F9A / F7B together and F9A-B together in one road number each). F3A: South Pacific (orange and black, single digit). F7A and F7B: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (F7A, F7B and F7A-B defined on one number each); Great Northern (Big Sky Blue. Two-digit F7A, Single-digit F7B, and Single-digit F7A-B); New York Central (black with cigar stripe. F7A one-digit, F7A-B two-digit); Penn Central (F7A, two issues); South Pacific (set F7A-B [A unit in orange-and-black scheme, F7B in “Black Widow” scheme] and F7B in the “Black Widow” diagram, one number each); and Union Pacific (Armor Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray; single digit F7A, double digit F7A-B). A units feature a detailed cabin interior. All models have a die-cast metal frame, factory-installed and painted metal clamps, and photo-etched metal and injection-molded plastic detail parts. DC model with 21-pin NEM connector: A and B units, $ 219.98; AB sets, $ 419.98. With SoundTraxx Tsunami2 dual-mode sound decoder: A and B units, $ 309.98; AB sets, $ 599.98. Genesis Series. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Burlington Northern Electro-Motive Division F.

Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. EMD Lease (blue and white, two route numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow war bonnet); Chessie System (yellow, vermilion and blue with Baltimore & Ohio report marks), Kansas City Southern (gray); Norfolk Southern (black, high cropped hood); and Union Pacific (Armor Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Three road numbers per diagram unless otherwise indicated. Prototype specific details, light emitting diode lighting and McHenry scale couplers. DC model with 21-pin NEM connector, $ 169.99; with SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 dual-mode sound decoder, $ 259.99. December 2022. Ready to Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

EMD Lease Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive.
EMD Lease Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive.

Sprinter two-unit articulated diesel railcar in the Northern County Transit District. Directional red and white lights and new tooling for the larger roof air conditioners. Additional features to be announced. No sound (one road number), $ 299.99; with PIKO SmartSound 4.1 Digital Command Control sound decoder (two digits), $ 399.99. PIKO America, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Sprinter two-unit articulated diesel railcar in the Northern County Transit District.
Sprinter two-unit articulated diesel railcar in the Northern County Transit District.

HO scale freight cars

30 foot flat car. Denver & Rio Grande Western (black with “Flying Grande” lettering); maintenance of the path (gray); New York, New Haven & Hartford (black); New York Central (brown), Pacific Electric (oxide red) and Southern Pacific (brown with Texas and New Orleans report marks). Two road numbers per diagram. Separate factory applied brake wheel, RP-25 machined metal channel axles and body mounted McHenry ladder couplers. $ 32.99. December 2022. Rotunda line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Denver & Rio Grande Western 30 foot flat car.
Denver & Rio Grande Western 30 foot flat car.

60 cubic foot high double door covered wagon. TTX (Grime Oxide Red and Yellow Patchout with ‘Railcar Pooling Experts’ slogan), Norfolk Southern (Oxide Red), Providence & Worchester (Gray), RailNet (Gray with Green Doors) and Southern Pacific (Brown with Quick Lettering) and slogan “Hydra-Coussin”). Three road numbers per diagram. Separate wire pullers applied in the factory; engraved metal crossing platforms; 36 “RP-25 machined metal profiled axles; and McHenry body-mounted scale couplers. $ 49.99 (primed for grime, $ 54.99). December 2022. Ready-to-Drive. Athearn Trains, 800 -338-4639, athearn.com

60 foot high-cube TTX double door covered wagon.
60 foot high-cube TTX double door covered wagon.

Richmond Tank Car 20,900 gallon general service tank car. Celtran Inc. (blue); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (black with gray stripe and “For Diesel Fuel Only” stencil); BNSF Ry. (black with post-2005 herald); GE Rail Services (black with TLDX report marks) and Pemex (white and green). Three road numbers per diagram. Trucks with 100 ton roller bearings, 36-inch RP-25 contoured machined metal axles and body mounted McHenry ladder couplers. $ 49.99. December 2022. Ready to Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Celtran Inc. 20,900 Gallon General Service Tank Car.
Celtran Inc. 20,900 Gallon General Service Tank Car.

Pennsylvania RR F30 series flat cars. Conrail (F30A track maintenance), Lehigh Valley (F30A), Penn Central (F30A), Pennsylvania RR (F30A [delivery, 1950s, and 1960s schemes] and delivery F30D), and TTX (F30D [early and late red] and yellow F30G). Six road numbers per diagram. Single car, $ 49.95; six-pack, $ 299.70. Single undecorated cars also available (F30A, F30D and F30G). Die-cast metal frame and deck; PRR 2E-F10, converted roller bearing or full roller bearing trucks; complete brake rigging; and Rapido semi-scale couplers. Rapido Trains Inc., 905-474-3314, rapidotrains.com

Pennsylvania RR F30 series flat cars in various designs.
Pennsylvania RR F30 series flat cars in various designs.

HO scale passenger equipment

Pullman heavy sleeper in 14 sections. Pullman (Green and black Pullman attributed to Chesapeake & Ohio, Illinois Central, Rock Island and Union Pacific; two-tone gray pool car), Pullman (two-tone gray with New York Central sub-lettering) and National Railways of Mexico (dark gray green and money). One or two car names per diagram; also available in painted Pullman Green but without letters. Detailed interior; factory-installed, separate base details; and metal wheels. $ 72.95. Master line. Atlas Model Railroad Co., 908-687-0880, www.atlasrr.com

Pullman heavy sleeper in 14 sections.
Pullman heavy sleeper in 14 sections.

N scale freight cars

Pennsylvania RR class GLa two-compartment hopper. Baltimore & Ohio (black & white, ex-Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh); Canadian National (oxide red); New Jersey Central RR (Charcoal Blue Coal System); Interstate RR (black); Lehigh Valley (black, ex-Pennsylvania Coal & Coke); New York, Ontario and Western (Charcoal Blue Coal Program); Pennsylvania RR (freight car color with circular keystone and shadow, black and yellow track maintenance scheme); and Virginian Ry. (black). Plastic trolleys, metal wheelsets and body mounted couplers. $ 28.95. Fall 2022. Bowser Trains, 800-327-5126, bowser-trains.com

Baltimore & Ohio Pennsylvania RR Class GLa two-bay hopper.
Baltimore & Ohio Pennsylvania RR Class GLa two-bay hopper.

N-scale passenger equipment

Horizon intercity passenger cars. Coach and dining area. Amtrak (Phase 3 Narrow and Wide Band, Phase 4, Phase 6 and Amtrak California [dinettes only]). Two to five road numbers per paint scheme; all coach programs are also offered without numbering. Both body styles are available without decoration. Full underbody and interior details, GSI G70 trucks with metal wheelsets, tinted glass, constant DC interior lighting and digital command control, working position lights and metal grab bars. $ 59.95. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com

Amtrak Horizon intercity passenger cars.
Amtrak Horizon intercity passenger cars.

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