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Craftsman Dispatcher's Report

Welcome to the Railroad Model Craftsman Dispatcher's Report! Here you'll find announcements of all new model railroading products direct from the manufacturers! Use the contact information supplied to learn more about these great new products!

Scale :: Category :: Manufacturer :: Submit


Locomotives

Bowser Manufacturing :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

Baldwin DRS 4-4-1000

MSRP: $$199.95 w/Sound $299.95

HO "Executive Line" Baldwin DRS 4-4-1000 Locomotives Features: air hoses, windshield wipers, grab irons, coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, can motor, flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges and knuckle couplers. Analog (DC) version features NMRA 8 and 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Road Names: Canadian Pacific Gray & Maroon, CP Rail Multimark. Pre orders due 4/25/14, delivery expected November 2014.
Bowser Manufacturing :: PO Box 322, Montoursville, PA 17754
Contact by Email :: (570) 368-2379

 

Bachmann Trains :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

GG-1 Electric (DCC Ready)

MSRP: $209.00 (Catalog No. 65201-65205)

Features include all new tooling, die-cast frame, 12-wheel drive, twin operating metal pantographs that can operate from overhead wire if desired, soft white LED directional headlights with dimming function, and E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers. This DCC-ready version has an 8-pin socket ready for DCC decoder installation of your choice.
Bachmann Trains :: 1400 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-1600

 

Bachmann Trains :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

GG-1 Electric (Sound Value)

MSRP: $299.00 (Catalog No. 65301-65305)

Features all new tooling, die-cast frame, 12-wheel drive, twin operating metal pantographs that can operate from overhead wire if desired, soft white LED directional headlights with dimming function, and E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers. This DCC sound-equipped model includes our Sound Value SoundTraxx® sound package with prototypical motors with blowers, pantograph extension and retraction, air compressors, short and long horns, and bell all in 16-bit polyphonic sound.
Bachmann Trains :: 1400 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-1600

 

Maple Leaf Trains :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

GP9 Slug Kit

MSRP: $84.95 (Catalog No. 68742)

First time in HO scale a model of GP9 SLUG, class GY00d (CN# 215-232), GY00e (CN# 233-241). Rebuilt from GP9 locomotive 1986-1987. Kit includes many resin and etched metal parts parts. Highly detailed GP9 Slug locomotive shell, frame, 2 air tanks (large and small), air filters, m.u. power cable connectors, electrical components, and brake wheel. Headlights are clear cast resin. Metal etched parts include steps (two types for the modeller to choose from), dropsteps, stanchions (three types for the modeller to choose from to match the prototype), brake wheel, air tank holder, pilot steps, and other Frame and underframe details. Kit does not include trucks or grab irons.
Maple Leaf Trains :: Barak 8, Rishon Lezion, Israel 1294400
Contact by Email :: (972) 526-2164

 

Bowser Manufacturing :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

RS-12 Switcher

MSRP: $$199.95 w/Sound $299.95

HO "Executive Line" Baldwin RS-12 Switcher Locomotives Features: air hoses, windshield wipers, grab irons, coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, can motor, flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges and knuckle couplers. Analog (DC) version features NMRA 8 & 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Road Names: CNJ, Escanabba, PRR w/antenna, Seaboard, Oregon, California & Eastern, CWR Bicentennial. Pre-orders due 4/25/14, delivery expected November 2014.
Bowser Manufacturing :: PO Box 322, Montoursville, PA 17754
Contact by Email :: (570) 368-2379

 

Prototype Model Industries :: HO Scale :: Locomotives

S-13 shell kits

MSRP: $69.95Cdn

HO Scale S-13 shell kits. Covers CNR and BCR versions. Shell will fit on a modified Bachmann S-4 or later production Athearn SW1000/1500 drives. Easy assembly, etched metal parts, pre-printed windows,see through screens, front radiator fan,handrails and full instructions. Available at Hobby retailers only.
Prototype Model Industries :: 535 Waterloo St, Mount Forest, ON n0g2l3
Contact by Email :: (519) 279-2431

 


Freight Cars

Bachmann Trains :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars

50'6" Drop-End Gondola with Load

MSRP: $42.00 (Catalog No. 71901-71904)

Feature blackened metal wheels, realistic removable loads, and body-mounted E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers.
Bachmann Trains :: 1400 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-1600

 

Concept Models :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars

ATSF 90429 GENERAL DYNAMICS WING CAR

MSRP: $39.99 (Catalog No. ATSF 90429)

The prototype car was built to haul C5A parts. The cars of this type are of a steel shell designed to protect aluminum aircraft parts. In HO scale the model measure 89 feet about the same as full length passenger cars. The car structure construction is cast resin. Styrene sheathing is used on the faces of the top shells. The entire lower side is cast as a one piece resin casting. The model has 4 separate shells that make up the top and lift off for loading and unloading. The prototype car was designed for aluminum parts hauling thus only 4 axles carry this 89' car. Medium radii works well with this car. If you run full sized passenger cars, you can run this car. Decals are included.
Concept Models :: 8331 SHEEP RANCH RD, MOUNTAIN RANCH, CA 95246
Contact by Email :: (661) 343-5407

 

Concept Models :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars

KRL 163201 MONSTER DEPRESSED FLAT CAR KIT

MSRP: $49.99 (Catalog No. KRL 163201)

Concept Models has released an HO scale resin kit of the Kasgro KRL 163201 depressed flat car kit. The kit consists of resin castings, detailed instructions, and decals. Modeled after a specific prototype designed for large high profiles loads, the model can add new options during operating sessions. Due to the length of the kit, broad curves are desirable. The model may be purchased directly via the company’s web site http://www.con-sys.com. The kit is priced at $49.99. An optional transformer load is available. The model consist of resin castings and assembly hardware. Hand grabs and related metal detailing are not provided to avoid dependence on suppliers. Focus is on providing the basis for the modeler to exercise his skill in taking the model to the detail level desired. Instructions are all photo illustrated by an experienced technical writer. The company currently markets a variety of models available at web address http://www.con-sys.com.
:: 8331 SHEEP RANCH RD, MOUNTAIN RANCH, CA 95246
Contact by Email :: (661) 343-5407

 

Concept Models :: HO Scale :: Freight Cars

KWUX 10 Mammoth Depressed Flat Kit

MSRP: $89.99 (Catalog No. KWUX_10_KIT)

Concept Models has released the HO scale kit for modeling the KWUX 10 mammoth depressed flat car which is surely to be a show stopper at any public club event. The prototype dimensions are listed below. The kit is priced at $89.99. Cars of this nature are often used to carry large transformer loads. Their size alone requires special handling over the road and on the model railroad. The model consist of resin castings and assembly hardware. Hand grabs, ladders, and related metal detailing are not provided. This kit provides the basis for the modeler to exercise his skill in taking the model to the detail level desired. Instructions are all photo illustrated by an experienced technical writer.
Concept Models :: 8331 SHEEP RANCH RD, MOUNTAIN RANCH, CA 95246
Contact by Email :: (661) 343-5407

 


Structures

Kanamodel Products :: HO Scale :: Structures

Canadian Pacific Meadowvale Station

MSRP: $59.95

This was a flag stop west of Toronto, Canada. Kit features Board and Batten laser cut walls, with scribed wainscot, trackside LCL loading dock, specially cast windows, doors, base. etc. and easy to follow instructions. Footprint is 7" x 4". Available at dealers now. More details can be found at www.kanamodel.com
Kanamodel Products :: Box 57585 -1031 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6S8
Contact by Email :: (603) 267-1818

 

Lake Junction Models, LLC :: HO Scale :: Structures

Chicago & North Western Small Interlocking Tower

MSRP: $64,98 (Catalog No. 1015)

Lake Junction Models, LLC, has just released an easy to assemble model of a small Chicago & North Western interlocking tower in HO scale. The kit consists of laser cut basswood parts and a cast polyurethane chimney. Features include laser milled drop siding walls with tabs for ease of construction. Windows have separate upper and lower sashes and can be modeled open or closed. The window trim and roofing have self-adhesive backing for ease of construction. Also included is an exterior stairway and window screens for the upper windows. Footprint is 1-3/4"x2".
Lake Junction Models, LLC :: 673 N. Forest Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Contact by Email :: (314) 570-5484

 

Nick & Nora Designs :: HO Scale :: Structures

handcar shed

MSRP: $12.50 (Catalog No. ST022)

New! From Nick & Nora Designs, "The Hand Car Shed." This is a small line-side MOW shed kit. The kit includes laser cut walls, Tichy windows and cast resin doors. Foot print: 2x2 13/16"
Nick & Nora Designs :: 12 Penny Lane, Newark, DE 19702
Contact by Email :: (302) 366-7506

 

Model Tech Studios LLC :: HO Scale :: Structures

HO Scale Maritime Life Saving Station

This maritime classic HO Life Saving Station is a fantastically ornate little structure which includes 99% pre-pilled sections including pre-milled walls and roofs. You also get the life boat and carriage, life rings, boat oars and signs. Design combines the best of both laser and cast detailing to make building easy and super detailed. Pricing and info please go to our website.
Model Tech Studios LLC :: PO Box 1497, North Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 926-3095

 

Trackside Scenery (www.tracksidescenery.com) :: All Scales :: Structures

Hybrid Flats Tenements Kit

Trackside Scenery Hybrid Flats provides an exciting way to combine a photo realistic print with laser cut wood parts to create a premium shallow relief structure for your layout or diorama. The first in the series are the "tenement flats" which are designed to be representative of a worn out apartment style tenement found in many parts or urban cities or outskirts worldwide, this kit can be modified to suit your project and fashioned to fit your particular space. Currently available in 1:48 and 1:87 in several styles with optional elements
Trackside Scenery (www.tracksidescenery.com) :: 193 Hickory Hollow Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Contact by Email :: (304) 279-7375

 

The N Scale Architect :: N Scale :: Structures

Rockingham Junction

MSRP: $69.95 (Catalog No. 10023)

Rockingham Junction is located on the town line between Newfields & Newmarket, New Hampshire at what was the junction point of the Boston & Maine Railroad's Portsmouth - Manchester Branch and its Portland - Boston Main Line. Built prior to 1850, the Rockingham Station and Freight Shed still survive today along the rails of Gilford Transportation. This laser-cut micro-plywood kit includes both the Station (3 1/4" x 4 1/4") and Freight Shed (4" x 2 1/2")
The N Scale Architect :: 4063 County Highway 2, Delancey, NY 13752
Contact by Email :: (607) 746-8416

 

Model Tech Studios LLC :: Other :: Structures

Structure Wall Exhaust Fan

Animated, Operating Detailing Series, Structure Wall Exhaust fan (pictured) also available Rotating Roof Vent, style #1 Just like the real thing, this operational building wall fan actually spins to add that extra touch of animation to your building's....can be adjusted to spin slow or faster by the voltage you choose to operate it at....very unique animated detailing ! Operating fan available in HO, S and O scale. The Rotating Roof Vent now available in N, HO, S and O Scale Please see our webstore for more pictures and details.
Model Tech Studios LLC :: PO Box 1497, North Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 926-3095

 


Scenery

Model Tech Studios LLC :: Other :: Scenery

Chain Link Fencing and Entry Gates in Three Scales

Model Tech Studios introduces a simple, realistic way to model chain link fence in three scales. Just attach 1 piece of pre-assembled framework to the 1 piece pre-assembled chain link.... That's it! You have instant Scale Chain Link Fencing in a few minutes. Can be configured and combined to any shape. Entry gates available seperately and can be combined for larger vehicle entry. Available in HO Scale, S Scale, and O Scale. Visit our website for pricing and details. Figure and clutter in photo not included.
Model Tech Studios LLC :: PO Box 1497, North Hampton, NH 03862
Contact by Email :: (603) 926-3095

 


Electronics

Ken Harstine DBA Voltscooter :: HO Scale :: Electronics

HO Scale Passenger Car Lighting Board

MSRP: $19.95 (Catalog No. NA)

HO Scale passenger car lighting kit. The kit features more LEDS and longer hold time without track power. Includes 1 Farad of super capacitors to eliminate flicker, 16 LEDs for uniform lighting, downloadable instructions, parts for installation in most passenger cars, and screwdriver brightness adjustment. Size 10.6" x 0.6" x 0.1" (0.6" on the end for super capacitors). Can be shortened to as little as 3.9" by cutting. Compatible with DCC and DC systems.
Ken Harstine DBA Voltscooter :: 56 Nonotuck street, Holyoke, MA 01040-2666
Contact by Email :: (413) 250-8298

 

Circuits4Tracks :: All Scales :: Electronics

The Traverser

MSRP: $43.99

Circuits4Tracks is releasing a new product, The Traverser, on May 12, 2014. The Traverser is a circuit that will automatically operate a DC locomotive back and forth over a stretch of track, with a user-configurable stop at each end. One use for this is to operate a trolley line in a town on a larger layout. The Traverser requires the track to be divided into at least four blocks with detection on two blocks on each end of the line. Block detection inputs need an active low source, such as the Quad Occupancy Detector from Circuits4Tracks. The Traverser is priced at $43.99 as a ready-to-use unit, or for $26.99 as a board and parts kit that you assemble yourself. A pre-release ordering special will be announced around May 1.
Circuits4Tracks :: 159 Neal Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3K8
Contact by Email :: (905) 787-1203

 


Books

Canadian National Railways Historical Association :: Other Railroading Products :: Books

Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives, Volume Two

MSRP: $54.95

The CNRHA, in co-operation with the Canada Science and Technology Museum,is pleased to announce the release of this much-anticipated book. Building on coverage of CN's pioneering diesel locomotive developments in Volume One winner of the 2012 Canadian Railroad Historical Association Book Award this new book combines archival research within CN headquarters files and interviews with key participants to present the previously untold story of Canadian National's road switcher fleet. Authors Glenn Courtney, Ken Goslett and Kevin J. Holland provide an engaging narrative covering all road switcher models acquired from the fleet's origins in the early 1950s until CN's privatization in 1995, as well as remanufacturing and rebuilding programs, leased and second-hand locomotives, Newfoundland's unique narrow-gauge roster and more. Previously unpublished details of demonstrator evaluations, purchasing decisions, and the origins and development of CN's Positive Traction Control technology and the iconic Comfort Cab and "Draper Taper" cowl body underscore this book's definitive treatment of the subject. Hardcover, 192 pages. 11" x 8.5" horizontal format.
Canadian National Railways Historical Association :: 252 Sandpiper Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3K 3T9
Contact by Email :: (905) 634-9283

 

Dan Rand Publishing :: Other Railroading Products :: Books

The Next Stop is Rangeley

MSRP: $54.00

The Next Stop is Rangeley, by Guy Rioux, is the first release of a new book series, The Franklin County Narrow Gauges. This 312 page, hardcover book focuses on Maine's two-foot gauge Phillips & Rangeley Railroad and also includes the histories of the two-foot gauge Madrid and Eustis railroads, which were built by the Phillips & Rangeley. The book covers the operations of all three railroads from 1889 to 1908 and includes first hand accounts of the rail-road, 13 previously unpublished maps and G.P.S. coordinates to provide readers with the opportunity to explore various locations throughout Franklin County related to the history of the Phillips & Rangeley Railroad. The book is priced at $54.00, with all profits being donated to local high schools and historical societies.
Dan Rand Publishing :: 57 Winchester St., Boston, MA 02116
Contact by Email :: (603) 767-5426

 


Videos/DVDs

Mid-America Video :: Other Railroading Products :: Videos/DVDs

7 All-New ILLINOIS CENTRAL "Sunset Series" DVDs

MSRP: $9.95

Mid-America Video announces 7 all-new, very affordable one hour DVDs in our Illinois Central "Sunset Series" that cover a wide variety of early 1990s IC action. Just go to YouTube, type in Illinois Central Sunset Series then kick back and watch a 5 minute preview for each DVD: * Big Markham "B" Yard Changes + Homewood Action (1990-93) * 1990 Santa Claus Train; Homewood Dispatchers; N. IL Action (1990-92) * 1991 & 1992 Santa Claus Train (1991-92) * Rantoul; Herscher & Markham Yard at Night (1991-93) * IC in Central Illinois (1991-92) * Busy Illinois Main Line Action (1991-92) * IC in Southern IL; Car 1; Markham Local (1991-93) These new one hour DVDs feature improved video editing. And for your convenience, scene location titles are included - no more guessing where the video was filmed. All videography was performed by Tom Biscan using the high-quality Hi-8 video format with crisp, Hi-Fi stereo sound. Order from our webiste or on Ebay. Prices include shipping and handling.
Mid-America Video :: 25004 Cashel Bay Road, Manhattan, IL 60442
Contact by Email :: (815) 651-0131

 


Other

Bachmann Trains :: Large Scale :: Other

1:29 PETER WITT STREETCAR

MSRP: $419.00

Bachmann Trains has introduced a DCC-ready 1:29 Peter Witt Streetcar. It operates by track power, by overhead wire, or use the factory-installed 21- and 8-pin sockets for DCC decoder. Sound ready with a factory-installed speaker, precision can motor, LED headlight and rear stop light, interior lighting, painted interior with seats, and photo-etched brass safety screen per prototype. Available in four transit names: Baltimore (91701), Los Angeles (91702), Toronto (91703), and Chicago (91704). Shipping now.
Bachmann Trains :: 1400 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-1600

 

Berkshire Valley Models :: O Scale :: Other

New Website

Wanted to let you know that Berkshire Valley Models is back up and running, new owners, new location, and new website. Manufacturer of O Scale detail parts, vehicles, and structures. Our line can be seen on our website at www.berkshirevalleymodels.com.
Berkshire Valley Models :: PO Box 1666, Fenton, MO 63026
Contact by Email :: (636) 343-1152

 


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