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New toy train products from the January 2017 issue

New rolling stock from Lionel and Menards, and more!
44 TONNER TIMES TWO: Williams by Bachmann has added two road names to its list of General Electric 44-ton locomotives: nos. 23106 Canadian National and 23107 Union Pacific. The O gauge diesels require O-27 or wider-diameter curves and feature die-cast metal trucks and frame, dual flywheel-equipped motors, scale dimensions, and the True Blast Plus sound package.
CORNUCOPIA OF CARS FOR CHRISTMAS: The line of O gauge boxcars from Menards has grown by 14. Shown here are models representing the Baltimore & Ohio, Burlington Northern, Chessie System (B&O), Chicago & North Western, CP Rail, Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, New Haven, Norfolk Southern, Penn Central, St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco), Santa Fe (Chief and warbonnet liveries), and Soo Line. The cars are $19.99 each plus shipping (free shipment to your local Menards). Order online at
PRODUCT OF THE USA: Lionel has launched the LionScale series of freight cars painted, decorated, and assembled using American and imported parts. The American-made cars feature 1:48 scale size and detailing and have die-cast metal trucks and couplers. Three-bay, nine-panel hoppers are available in Alaska RR, Chesapeake & Ohio, Southern Ry. (shown), and Western Maryland road names. The cars are available in six road numbers and are available individually for $54.99 or in six-packs for $329.99. See your Lionel retailer or go to for more information.
FAST MOVING: Atlas O has released the no. 3007403-1 Gunderson Maxi-IV well car in TTX livery. The three-section car is die-cast metal and has fast-rolling trucks. Each car unit can hold two 53-foot containers (sold separately). The well cars are also available in BNSF, BRAN, Florida East Coast road names. Shown above are the nos. 3006307-6 Master Line CIMC 53-foor container Hub Group (Green) and 3006302-5 Master Line Jindo 53 foot container Hub Group (Red) containers. The Jindo containers come undecorated, and in CSX, Hun Group. The CIMC containers come undecorated or in EMP, Hub Group, or UMAX road names. The containers cost $29.95 each as well as in an assortment pack for $179.70.


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