Extra Board

Welcome to Model Railroad News’ Extra Board! Here you’ll find some of our favorite special news features and historical anecdotes about the model railroad industry.

New Run, New Features for Classic HO-scale F7

October 29, 2020

New Run, New Features for Classic HO-scale F7

Athearn Roundhouse plans an October 2021 delivery for a new group of enhanced F7s.

Rapido Trains Budd “Manor” Sleepers

October 28, 2020

Rapido Trains Budd “Manor” Sleepers

Canadian Pacific took delivery of 42 “Manor” series sleeping cars from Budd in the mid-1950s. Rapido Trains announces a new “Stainless Steel” series release for HO scale.

Bachmann’s N-scale Class J 4-8-4 returns with DCC Sound Value release

October 24, 2020

Bachmann’s N-scale Class J 4-8-4 returns with DCC Sound Value release

Bachmann’s J Class 4-8-4 returns with a DCC Sound Value on Board edition. Model Railroad News’ Justin Sobeck takes a look at this N-scale release.

Holiday Releases from Micro-Trains for 2020

October 23, 2020

Holiday Releases from Micro-Trains for 2020

Micro-Trains has several holiday-themed releases for the 2020 season in N- and Z-scale.

Canadian RDCs from Rapido Trains

October 21, 2020

Canadian RDCs from Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains delivers a collection of Canadian railroads for its highly-detailed HO-scale Budd RDC models.

Kato’s flat-radiator SD70M returns in N scale

October 17, 2020

Kato’s flat-radiator SD70M returns in N scale

The 1990s era flat-radiator EMD SD70M is back from Kato in N scale with four road names delivering between now and spring 2021.

Bowser announces new Boxcar run

October 16, 2020

Bowser announces new Boxcar run

Bowser’s next run of HO-scale 40-foot steel boxcars are planned for Fall 2021 delivery with a November 27, 2020 pre-order deadline.

Third Volume in Narrow Gauge Album Series

October 11, 2020

Third Volume in Narrow Gauge Album Series

“Narrow Gauge in the Americas” is the third volume in the Narrow Gauge Album series.

Apogee Loco Works offers Boxcab and more in HO

October 10, 2020

Apogee Loco Works offers Boxcab and more in HO

Check out Apogee Loco Works and its growing collection of HO-scale resin printed shells for unique and uncommon prototypes

East Coast Circuits’ Custom Lighted Dodge Chargers in HO

October 9, 2020

East Coast Circuits’ Custom Lighted Dodge Chargers in HO

East Coast Circuits offers eight different custom lighted HO-scale Dodge Charger vehicles