OCTOBER 2018: Union Pacific is the theme of this month’s edition. Inside, you’ll find reviews for new versions of Trix’s HO-scale Challenger steam locomotive, Walthers new Mainline Alco PA-1/PB-1, Athearn’s N-scale SD70, and Atlas’ O-scale Dash 8-40C, and more decorated for Union Pacific! All this and more in the October issue of Model Railroad News!
While Ward Kimball’s work as a lead animator and feature director for Walt Disney is well known, many are not familiar with the fact that he was also a rabid railfan, toy train collector, and model railroader. In fact, this enthusiasm led to Kimball and his family building a three-foot narrow gauge railroad, which he named Grizzly Flats, in their backyard in San Gabriel, California.
The new General Electric GEVO Tier 4 diesel locomotive model released by ScaleTrains.com raises the bar for N scale motive power. The separately applied details and attention to road specific changes across the releases really shows the dedication to making these models as close to the prototype as possible.
A recent release from Bachmann Trains brings the company’s wide-nose General Electric (GE) Dash 8-40CW model back to the N-scale market.