NOVEMBER 2021: John Menges presents PIKO America’s all-new HO-scale Whitcomb 65-ton diesel switcher locomotive in this month’s cover story, “The Diesel That Went To War!” Find out the history about this interesting prototype and see how PIKO America’s new HO replica compares. This issue includes Chris Adams taking a look at Rapido Trains’ HO-scale New Haven SW1200 and Justin Sobeck examines The Canadian passenger set in N scale decorated for VIA Rail. All this and more in the November issue of Model Railroad News!

Big names in new Tangent Scale Models Greenville high cube release

Big names in new Tangent Scale Models Greenville high cube release

A new collection of Tangent Scale Models HO-scale Greenville high cubes brings some big names.


Rock Island Hobby debuts with adhesive-backed lighting

Rock Island Hobby debuts with adhesive-backed lighting

Rock Island Hobby is a new company introducing Peel. Stick. ‘n Light. as a first release.


From the Archive: Road-Specific HO-scale NYC GP20 in 1960

From the Archive: Road-Specific HO-scale NYC GP20 in 1960

How does a 1960 HO-scale GP20 pass the road-specific test?


From the Archive: In Pursuit of the Ultimate HO U25B

From the Archive: In Pursuit of the Ultimate HO U25B

Is the coming Rapido Trains’ HO-scale U25B going to be the ultimate reproduction of this General Electric landmark locomotive?


Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh native Grier Kuehn takes a look at a new book about the P&LE and his hometown.


Early Amtrak Power

Early Amtrak Power

Walthers first FP7 release for its Proto line includes an early Amtrak prototype.


Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

Lombard Hobbies has an exclusive D&RGW-patched Railgon release in HO scale from Arrowhead Models.


Prototype Profile: Illinois Terminal GP38-2

Prototype Profile: Illinois Terminal GP38-2

Illinois Terminal owned one of the smallest fleets of EMD’s popular GP38-2.


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