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.
July 22, 2019
Based on a Pullman-Standard prototype, Rapido Trains will offer a new addition to its Super Continental passenger car line in HO scale. This lightweight dining car model will arrive a variety of road names, and include an incredible amount of interior and underbody detail.
June 20, 2019
The three new Siemens models Bachmann plans will provide miniature versions of the Charger SC-44 passenger diesel locomotive, S70 light rail vehicle, and single-level main line passenger car.
April 23, 2019
What if Burlington Northern merger never happened? These newly decorated HO scale Dash 9-44CW and SD50 locomotives from Athearn answer that question.
March 24, 2019
This HO scale brass replica of a Burlington Class O-5 4-8-4 steam locomotive comes fully equipped with DCC and sound.
February 25, 2019
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.
January 18, 2019
There’s a new hobby manufacturer making a fully assembled boxcar for the HO market. Value Trains is based in rural Missouri and its first effort is an HO-scale boxcar release.
October 30, 2018
Announcing new and expanded roles for the editorial staff of Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroad News!
August 6, 2018
A recent release from Bachmann Trains brings the company’s wide-nose General Electric (GE) Dash 8-40CW model back to the N-scale market.
June 19, 2018
Arrowhead Models will make its debut this summer with the shipment of its first yet-to-be-announced HO-scale freight car offering.
May 18, 2018
Bluford Shops announces plans for a series of N scale models reproducing International Car Company’s bay window caboose prototypes. This steel body caboose first arrived on North American railroads in the early 1950s.