DECEMBER 2020: It’s that most wonderful time of the year! This edition includes six train set reviews for several new offerings in multiple scales. The Berkshire on the cover is Lionel’s Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive heading one of the sets in this edition. You’ll find six train sets covered in this issue for holiday gift giving ideas. All this and more in the December issue of Model Railroad News!

Norfolk Southern “Top Hat” coming to N scale

Norfolk Southern “Top Hat” coming to N scale

ScaleTrains.com will add Norfolk Southern’s “Top Hat” C40-9 diesel locomotive to the hobby company’s Rivet Counter line in N scale.


DPM Combos from Woodland

DPM Combos from Woodland

With DPM Combo releases from Woodland, you receive a structure kit, LED lighting, and colorful printed interior. There are nearly 20 releases available in HO and N scale.


Walthers WiFlyer Express HO-scale train set

Walthers WiFlyer Express HO-scale train set

Walthers Wi-Flyer Express HO-scale train sets provide all you need to get started in model railroading and include digital control via a smart device and sound output from the locomotive.


Lionel’s Nickel Plate Fast Freight train set in HO

Lionel’s Nickel Plate Fast Freight train set in HO

December 2020’s Model Railroad News includes reviews for six starter train sets, including two Lionel HO offerings.


Athearn Genesis HO-scale Wabash GP7

Athearn Genesis HO-scale Wabash GP7

Athearn’s Genesis line presents Wabash’s GP7 in solid blue repaint livery for a November 2020 delivery.


Canadian National and Norfolk Southern SD70ACU

Canadian National and Norfolk Southern SD70ACU

The SD70ACU is a rebuilt six-axle diesel locomotive that utilizes SD90MAC cores.


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