New products from the May 2017 issue of Classic Toy Trains
Several new locomotives, new boxcars, and more!
NEW POWER FROM ATLAS O: Atlas O has added two more locomotives to its lineup of O gauge power. The Baldwin VO-1000 diesel switcher joins the Master Line in Lehigh Valley, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; Rock Island, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Western Pacific road names. The Alco RS-11 is joining the Trainman line in Burlington Northern, Delaware & Hudson, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific; Maine Central, Penn Central, ad Southern Pacific road names. Both models have Electric RR Co. “Cruise Commander technology,” smoke unit, and an improved RailSounds system. The models have two motors, crewmen, and a die-cast metal chassis. The models will be available 1st Quarter 2018. Check Atlaso.com for pricing.
FASTER BY RAIL: The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee’s four-car Electroliner set returned to MTH’s Premier product line. The no. 20-20754-1 has a four-unit carbody, two can-style motors, operates on O-42 curves, and features ProtoSound 3.0 with passenger station sound effects. The O scale model costs $699.95. See your hobby retailer or go to www.mthtrains.com.
70 YEARS IN THE MAKING: Lionel’s no. 2400-series green-and-gray O-27 streamlined passenger cars made their debut in 1948 and always seemed like orphans without a matching locomotive. Until now, that is. Lionel’s no. 82726 Postwar FA passenger set features a conventional Alco FA diesel A-A pair. The powered unit has two can-style motors, an electronic reverse unit, and an electronic horn. The cars have interior illumination, window silhouettes and die-cast metal trucks. The set costs $549.99. See your Lionel retailer or go to www.lionel.com for more information.
BULK UP YOUR BOXCAR FLEET: Menards has added two common carrier and one wartime commemorative car to its growing line of O gauge boxcars. Shown are the nos. 279-3884 Great Northern and 279-3886 Western Pacific boxcars for $19.99 each. The latest addition to the Menards bomber nose art collection is the no. 279-3850 World War II commemorative boxcar Old Crow Express. The car, which features a bomb-toting crow and a B-17 bomber, is priced at $24.99. Order online at www.menards.com and select free shipment to your local Menards.