APRIL 2019: Still looking futuristic a half century after its introduction, United Aircraft’s TurboTrain was a response to the need for high-speed rail in North America in the 1960s. Our cover story is the introduction of this unique all-new N scale model by Rapido Trains. Associate editor David Otte provides the story of the TurboTrain’s history and examines this new model with an in-depth presentation. All this and more in the April issue of Model Railroad News!

Northern Pacific 40-foot Boxcar in HO from Rapido Trains

Northern Pacific 40-foot Boxcar in HO from Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains has produced built very accurate, highly detailed, yet robust model of this Northern Pacific double-sheathed boxcar.


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.


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s Class O-5 Northern from Sunset Models in HO

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s Class O-5 Northern from Sunset Models in HO

This HO scale brass replica of a Burlington Class O-5 4-8-4 steam locomotive comes fully equipped with DCC and sound.


Prototype Profile: EMD’s F40PH

Prototype Profile: EMD’s F40PH

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.


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