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New products from the October 2018 issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine

Two new locomotives, a water tower, and more
TRANSCON CHAMPION: Atlas O’s Trainman line Dash 8-40CW diesel locomotive is in stores now. The O gauge model salutes the more than 1,500 Dash 8s made by General Electric between 1990 and 1994. The model has two motors, remote couplers, and a smoke unit. The road names include BNSF, CSX, Santa Fe, and Union Pacific. The command version has Lionel TrainMaster Command Control, RailSounds, and Electric RR Co. speed control and costs $429.95. The conventional version (with horn/bell sounds and oscillating ditch lights when the horn is triggered) is $269.95. Go to for more details.
FOR FACTORY OR WATER DEPARTMENT: The no. BR5866 Rustic Water Tower is Woodland Scenics’ latest addition to its Built-&-Ready building series. Often overlooked on many layouts, this O gauge structure has a well-worn look. It features long legs, support struts, an inspection ladder and service platform, installed aircraft warning LED, and an unattached pump house for custom placement. The water tower is priced at $219.99. See your hobby retailer or go to for more information.
UNIQUE SCENES: Empire Rail presents handmade and painted wood-core facades compatible with O gauge model railroads. The stylistic designs are intended for backdrop use, and have a depth ranging from ½ to 3 inches. The facade models vary in price from $15 to $125. For more information, go to, or call 860-887-5799.
HOLIDAY EXPRESS: No artist captures the spirit of toy trains and the holidays better than Angela Trotta Thomas. Lionel salutes Angela’s celebration of our childhood memories with both a locomotive and a set of three passenger cars adorned with her festive artwork. First is the no. 84964 LionChief Plus Hudson 4-6-4 engine and tender. The model features a die-cast metal boiler, conventional or LionChief Plus operation, a rear remote coupler, a RailSounds RC sound package, and a smoke unit for $449.99. The no. 84765 passenger car three-pack boasts die-cast metal trucks and couplers, interior illumination, and holiday graphics for $299.99. See your Lionel retailer or visit for more information.


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