OCTOBER 2017: We review the new HO scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger steam locomotive from Trix (Marklin)! We also take a spin in our new Chevy Nomad from Oxford Diecast to pick up some frozen custard at the Walthers Cornerstone Culver’s Restaurant. All this and more in the October issue of Model Railroad News.

Trix Returns with 4-6-6-4 Challenger in HO Scale

Trix Returns with 4-6-6-4 Challenger in HO Scale

The new Trix HO scale 4-6-6-4 represents Union Pacific’s final group of Challengers built between 1942 and 1944. Smooth performance, an abundance of sound and lighting effects, and optional smoke generators are the hallmarks of this museum-quality model.


A Classic with TCS WOW Sound

A Classic with TCS WOW Sound

Train Control Systems product line includes a series of kits for different model locomotives from various manufacturers. TCS designs each motherboard specifically to be a direct replacement for the original board.


Rapido Trains announces SW1200RS in HO scale

Rapido Trains announces SW1200RS in HO scale

An all-new diesel switcher model is on its way to Rapido Trains’ line of high quality HO-scale trains. The coming release will be a True North-series offering available in Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) road names. The prototype four-axle switcher was built by General Motors Diesel (GMD) and went into service in Canada in 1955.


From the Archives: The Debut of Atlas O Scale

From the Archives: The Debut of Atlas O Scale

Atlas’ first entry into the two-rail O scale market was short-lived, but made an impact on the hobby and opened the door towards an expanded product line from the popular model railroad manufacturer.


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