FEBRUARY 2021: Kato’s N-scale Canadian National Transcontinental set is featured in our Canadian themed edition with a review of this recent release by Justin Sobeck. Additional Canadian subjects include Rapido Trains’ N-scale Dash 8-40CM and HO-scale Budd RDCs, plus a Prototype Profile on rebuilt MLW RS-18s. All this and more in the February issue of Model Railroad News!

GP20s arrive in N scale from Atlas

GP20s arrive in N scale from Atlas

Atlas delivers its first production of N-scale GP20 diesel locomotives. Available in Silver sound-ready and Gold DCC-sound offerings, this is the first time Atlas has sold a GP20 in its N-scale line.


Update on Bowser’s Alco RS-3 project

Update on Bowser’s Alco RS-3 project

Bowser’s new late-production Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive model is expected to see first run offerings available this spring.


NERx: You Can’t Keep a Good Region (Locked) Down

NERx: You Can’t Keep a Good Region (Locked) Down

North Eastern Region, NMRA recently hosted a virtual NERx event. See the contest winners and find out how to view the clinics and programs.


Looking Back at BLI’s New York Central Niagara

Looking Back at BLI’s New York Central Niagara

This model is a fitting tribute modern New York Central steam power. Broadway Limited brings not only the looks, but the sound and action in this HO scale model.


The Ultimate Hustle Muscle: ScaleTrains.com’s HO-scale SD45

The Ultimate Hustle Muscle: ScaleTrains.com’s HO-scale SD45

Is ScaleTrains.com’s HO-scale SD45 the ultimate example of “Hustle Muscle” in 1:87?


Fs for Executives: Walthers Mainline F-units

Fs for Executives: Walthers Mainline F-units

Walthers recently produced a series of executive liveries for its HO-scale Mainline-series F7 diesel locomotive models.


InterMountain’s Modified AAR 1937 Boxcar

InterMountain’s Modified AAR 1937 Boxcar

InterMountain’s HO-scale modified 1937 AAR boxcar model remains an excellent example of this prototype. Introduced in late 1938, the modified plans gave railroads operating west of Chicago some extra cargo volume, especially handy for the grain hauling roads during harvest season, for example. InterMountain offers 16 different paint schemes in its current production run of its HO-scale model.


Prototype Profile: EMD SD80MAC

Prototype Profile: EMD SD80MAC

An early 2021 delivery from Athearn brings a run of SD80MAC diesel locomotives in several road names.


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