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  MICRO-TRAINS - N SCALE NEW RELEASES

Denver & Rio Grande Western®
Road Number 620

This 70’ heavyweight mail baggage car is Pullman green with gold lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built in the 1920s, this car was used by Denver & Rio Grande Western. Denver & Rio Grande Western operated the highest mainline through-route in the United States, cresting at over 10,000 feet in Tennessee Pass, Colorado. D&RGW and Southern Pacific merged in 1988 and the company was later acquired by Union Pacific.

#148 00 390...$29.95


Pennsylvania
Road Number 6586

This 70’ heavyweight mail baggage car is tuscan red with buff lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built in the 1920s, this heavyweight mail baggage car was used by Pennsylvania Railroad and painted in the late Keystone scheme. Pennsylvania was one of the largest railroads in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1968, PRR merged with New York Central to form Penn Central, which in turn went bankrupt and joined several other failed roads to form Conrail. Conrail assets are now split equally between CSX and NS.

#148 00 360...$32.90



American Refrigerator Transit Co.
Road Number RMAX 284/268

These 51’ rivet side mechanical reefers are brown with orange sides and run on Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 1960 by Pacific Car & Foundry, this 70-ton mechanical reefer was class RP, and was lettered for American Refrigerator Transit. ART used these reefers to match growing demand for long distance produce shipments through the 1970s.

#069 00 231...$29.90
#069 00 232...$29.90


Southern Pacific®
Road Number TTGX 159556

This 89’ tri-level closed autorack is brown with yellow flat and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks.
Owned by TTX, this Southern Pacific autorack is commonly used to this day. The enclosed design prevents vandalism and pilferage and helps to protect vehicles from the elements.

#111 00 350...$54.90


Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light™ Series
Name: Sunday Evening Sleigh Ride

SERIES CAR #10

This 60’ Excess Height Box Car is black with modified side detail featuring Thomas Kinkade’s Sunday Evening Sleigh Ride painting from 1996. Each car in this 12-month series will feature an amazing painting by Thomas Kinkade in vibrant color!

#102 00 810...$31.95


E. & A. Opler Inc.
Road Number NWX 15630

FARM-TO-TABLE SERIES CAR #12

This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was decorated in 1934 for the “Our Mother’s” brand of hot cocoa produced by E. & A. Opler, Inc of Chicago, Ill. The car was leased to Opler by North Western Refrigerator Line. E. & A. Opler was founded in 1908 and produced some of the finest chocolates and candies in America and still exists as the “World’s Finest” brand.

#049 00 880...$27.95


Swift Refrigerator Line
Road Number SRLX 25048

This 51’ rivet side mechanical reefer is aluminum with black lettering and runs on Roller Bearing trucks. This mechanical reefer was built in 1954, in an order of 50 cars. As one of the first mechanical reefers, these cars used an integrated diesel engine, insulated walls, and plug doors to maintain cold temperatures that could previously only be accomplished by blocks of ice.

#069 00 240...$26.80


Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Road Number BNSF 713012

This 50’ rib side box car with plug door and no roofwalk is red with white lettering and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built in November 1956 by Pullman-Standard, car was equipped with double sliding doors. With a 4,927 cubic-foot capacity, this car was primarily used for appliance service.

#027 00 440...$26.90


New Haven
Road Number NH 40509

This 50’ standard box car with double doors is orange with white lettering and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in November 1956 by Pullman-Standard, this boxcar was equipped with double sliding doors. With a 4,927 cubic-foot capacity, these cars were primarily used for appliance service.

#034 00 460...$26.90



CSX®
Road Number CSXU 682197/682188

These items are not on Standing Orders

These 48’ rib side containers are white and aluminum with Transamerica logo and black lettering. These ex ICSU containers have been re-lettered for CSX. At 48’ in length, these containers are commonly seen filling the space in the bottom position of intermodal well-cars, with equal-length or longer containers above them.

#468 00 161...$17.95
#468 00 162...$17.95


Special Offering / Regional Railroads
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Road Number RF&P 7047

These items are not on Standing Orders
LIMITED QUANTITIES!
NOW AVAILABLE!

Belonging to series 7001-7070, this two-bay open hopper was built for the RF&P in the 1940s and used until the mid-1980s. With a 2,190 cubic-foot capacity, it slowly fell out of preference as larger three and four-bay cars became commonplace.

#055 00 560...$25.80


Special Offering / Regional Railroads
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Road Number RF&P 3114

These items are not on Standing Orders
LIMITED QUANTITIES!
NOW AVAILABLE!

Built by Thrall in 1975, this 2,244 cubic-foot capacity gondola conformed to Plate B standards and AAR class G513. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac was established in 1836 and had just over 100 miles of track in Virginia at its height of operations. It was rolled into CSX Transportation in the early 1990s.

#105 00 770...$25.90


MICRO-TRAINS - Z SCALE NEW RELEASES

E. & A. Opler Inc.
Road Number NWX 15630

FARM-TO-TABLE SERIES CAR #12

This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was decorated in 1934 for the “Our Mother’s” brand of hot cocoa produced by E. & A. Opler, Inc of Chicago, Ill. The car was leased to Opler by North Western Refrigerator Line. E. & A. Opler was founded in 1908 and produced some of the finest chocolates and candies in America and still exists as the “World’s Finest” brand.

#518 00 820...$27.95



Union Pacific®
Road Numbers MP 357304/357281

UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

These 50’ rib side box cars with single door and no roofwalk are red with white lettering and run on Roller Bearing trucks. Built for Railbox in the mid-1970s, these 5,090 cubic-foot capacity box cars were later obtained by Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific. With a 70-ton capacity, it was used in general service through the mid-2000s.

#510 00 451...$26.90
#510 00 452...$26.90



Norfolk Southern
Road Numbers NS 400011/400033

These 50’ rib side box cars with single door and no roofwalk are brown with white lettering and run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. These 70-ton capacity 5,219 cubic-foot boxcars were built in 1978 and are designated BS79 by Norfolk Southern. Norfolk Southern was formed in 1982 and grew substantially after the acquisition of roughly half of Conrail in 1999.

#510 00 461...$25.90
#510 00 462...$25.90


MID-MONTH RELEASES

Illinois Central Gulf 4-pack
Road Numbers ICG 245157, 245161, 245174, 245198

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
Pre-orders were taken for this in August 2019.
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Built in 1973 for Illinois Central Gulf, these 50’ gondolas were used for a variety of commodities including structural steel, scrap metal, and rock aggregates. With a 100-ton capacity, these cars were 1,800 cubic-feet and were stenciled to be returned to the nearest ICG connection when empty.

#993 00 161…$99.95





UP® Weathered Gondola Tie Loader 3-Pack

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
N Scale renderings shown for representation only.
Tie Loader is made of resin parts, 3D printed parts and etched metal for the claw. Parts come unassembled and unpainted. Window decals for the tie loader will be included (not shown).
Pre-orders were taken for this in August 2019.

#994 01 260…$99.95




Baggage Car

Mail Baggage Car

10-1-2 Sleeper

10-1-2 Sleeper

10-1-2 Sleeper

Northern Pacific Heavyweight 5-Pack
Road Number 1513, 1440, 704, 708, 717

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
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Pre-orders were taken for this in August 2019.

#993 01 950...$164.95


Swift Reefer ‘Weathered’ 16-pack

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH
Pre-orders were taken for these in July 2019

#993 01 925...$399.95


NEW PRE-ORDERS

Great Northern 2-Pack
Road Numbers x242, x204

Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
COMING APRIL 2020

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34’ Wood Sheathed Caboose, w/ Straight Cupola

#993 02 060...$69.95


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 4-Pack
Road Numbers 2040, 2046, 2051, 2059

Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
COMING JUNE 2020

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51’ Rivet Side Mechanical Reefer

#993 00 167…$119.95




Scale Test Cars
Road Numbers 2040, 2046, 2051, 2059

Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
COMING JUNE 2020

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UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

#121 00 110 ... $16.95 ... CSX®
#121 00 120 ... $16.95 ... Chessie/C&O®
#121 00 130 ... $17.95 ... Milwaukee Road
#121 00 140 ... $15.95 ... CP Rail
#121 00 150 ... $14.95 ... Pennsylvania
#121 00 160 ... $14.95 ... Union Pacific®
#121 00 170 ... $14.95 ... D&RGW®


Santa Fe Heavyweight Fast Mail Express Train

Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
COMING JUNE 2020

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In the days before the convenience of air-mail, the internet or cell phones, Santa Fe’s Fast Mail Express Train was a critical link that worked alongside the United States Post Office to transport high priority mail and packages. Parcels such as breaking news, periodicals, fresh seafood and fruit, and company mail and materials generally could not wait for shipment in standard freight services. In the mid-1940s, Train No. 7 was the main east-west Fast Mail Express train, running from Chicago to Los Angeles with an assortment of baggage cars, RPO’s, an express boxcar and a coach (or “rider” car) for paying passengers.

#993 02 050...$299.95


Olive Drab DODX Flat Car 3-pack with Military Vehicles

Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
COMING APRIL 2020

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All military vehicles come unassembled and unpainted.
3-Pack is available with or without reflectors. Same road numbers used in both packs.

Military Vehicles Include:
(3) Humvee® vehicles (plastic injection kits)
(2) M1 Abrams Tanks (plastic injection kits)
(2) Mobile Rocket Launchers (resin kits)

(with reflectors) #993 01 811...$134.95
(without reflectors) #993 01 812…$134.95

©2019 AM General LLC. Humvee®, the Humvee® design and the Humvee® trade dress are trademarks of AM General LLC and are used under license. All Rights Reserved.

Regular Release Pre-Orders for June/July 2020

TARGET RELEASE JUNE/JULY 2020
Accepting Pre-Orders through January 31st
Be sure to get your pre-order in so these great cars don’t get cancelled!
Attention: these cars are not on Standing Orders! Standing orders will not apply to Z Scale products after May 2020.


Chicago & Northwestern®
#510 00 471...Rd#162065...$24.90
#510 00 472...Rd#162414...$24.90

Norfolk & Western
#510 00 481...Rd#57571...$27.60
#510 00 482...Rd#57870...$27.60

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
#511 00 271...Rd#521583...$29.90
#511 00 272...Rd#521585...$29.90

New York Central
#511 00 281...Rd#48260...$25.80
#511 00 282...Rd#48264...$25.80

Denver & Rio Grande Western®
#511 00 291...Rd#50638...$29.90
#511 00 292...Rd#50641...$29.90