FEBRUARY 2018: Penn Central became reality 50 years ago. While the railroad didn’t survive more than a few years, rail enthusiasts continue to enjoy and model this Eastern giant. Pictured are recent Penn Central diesel models in HO: Atlas’ U33B and Bowser’s Century 636. All this and more in the February issue of Model Railroad News!
Diecast Masters offers something unique for the HO market. The company recently delivered an HO-scale SD70ACe Tier 4. Of special note, this 1/87 model includes no drive mechanism, making it a static display reproduction.
Ideal for use with the company’s HO-scale flatcars, Wheels of Time’s lumber loads come in two versions. One release provides materials for one 62-foot flatcar model with lumber stacked five sections tall.
Much has been written about Lionel and its place in history. The upcoming holiday season, along with Model Railroad News’ examination of the latest group of Lionel releases for the HO market, presents an excellent opportunity to take a look back. There is far too much history to cover in “From the Archive,” but here’s a brief journey through Lionel’s history with HO model trains.