MARCH 2019: Rapido Trains recently expanded its F40PH offerings with two unique and interesting releases. The late era modernized Amtrak F40PH is reviewed by Associate Editor David Otte in the March edition. This ditch light-equipped HO-scale F40PH presents the prototype’s appearance in the 1990s. Also, Aaron Adams reviews the Non-Powered Cab Unit from Rapido Trains. The NPCU is known among railfans as a “cabbage” and is a modified F40PH that is now an HO model. All this and more in the March issue of Model Railroad News!

25 Tons of Fun! Piko’s GE Switcher in G Scale

25 Tons of Fun! Piko’s GE Switcher in G Scale

This new PIKO 25-ton GE diesel is just the sort of “fun locomotive” many in the hobby seek out. With a low price, this release will appeal to the entry level and casual seasonal users.


Atlas Trainman Dash 8-40CW in O Scale

Atlas Trainman Dash 8-40CW in O Scale

Relative to the going price of most O-scale diesel locomotives on the market today, the new Atlas Trainman Dash 8-40CW delivers the most bang for the buck we’ve seen in a long time.


Prototype Profile: EMD’s FP40PH

Prototype Profile: EMD’s FP40PH

The first 30 F40PHs delivered to Amtrak in the spring of 1976, at a cost of $16.3 million, and their initial success set the stage for the EMD model to become the standard passenger locomotive for the next two decades.


Now Arriving: Value Trains

Now Arriving: Value Trains

There’s a new hobby manufacturer making a fully assembled boxcar for the HO market. Value Trains is based in rural Missouri and its first effort is an HO-scale boxcar release.


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