MAY 2017: We take an in-depth look at the HO scale Budd RDC from Rapido Trains, as well as take a fond look back at previous releases through the years. All this and more in the May issue of Model Railroad News!

Westerfield’s Fowler Stock Car Kit in HO

Westerfield’s Fowler Stock Car Kit in HO

Westerfield’s kits allow for models of some very uncommon cars to be built easily by the modeler. Follow the instructions, and a built-up car kit will be the equal — if not better — than many of today’s ready-to-run plastic models or the best brass cars.


LGB’s Freelanced Southern Pacific SD40

LGB’s Freelanced Southern Pacific SD40

Despite its kitbashed history, the LGB “Standard Gauge” diesel locomotive remains a classic among longtime LGB fans while its compact size, operating qualities, and new DCC/sound decoder upgrade also keep it quite relevant for today’s large scale modeler.


Exclusive Run Program from Broadway Limited

Exclusive Run Program from Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited Imports announces its 2017 Exclusive Run Program which allows both distributors and dealers of BLI products to build new products with the Broadway Limited Imports brand that are available exclusively through them.


Genesis Amtrak SDP40F and Santa Fe SDF40-2 coming in July

Genesis Amtrak SDP40F and Santa Fe SDF40-2 coming in July

Athearn’s announced details for its HO scale Amtrak SDP40Fs will include steam line access door snow plow pilot, low-profile dustbin, exhaust silencer, dual steam generator, as-delivered fuel/water tank arrangement, Leslie S4T air horn, roof-mounted Sinclair antenna, and cab vent.


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