December 2019 new products from Garden Railways magazine

New items from PIKO America, Accucraft, and more
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PIKO America P-51 hopper
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PIKO America P-38 hopper car
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2020 National convention car
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Accucraft C-18

Engines & rolling stock

PIKO America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 5, San Diego CA 92120 released two hopper cars as part of a new Vintage Warbird series. The P-51 Hopper (38902) features P-51 Mustang graphics, and the P-38 Hopper (38910) has a P-38 Lightning design. Price: TBD. Visit piko-america.com for more information.

The Nashville Garden Railway Society has released a 2020 National Garden Railway Convention hopper car custom made by PIKO America (30058). The hopper features custom graphics highlighting the railroad history of “Music City” Nashville. Find ordering information under the registration section at ngrc2020.com.

Accucraft, 3260 Central Ave, Union City CA 94587, announced a D&RGW Class C-18 2-8-0 Consolidation Type in both live steam (butane fired) and electric versions in 1:20.3 scale. Each version will be available in three paint schemes: Moffat logo, Flying Rio Grande, and undecorated. Price: $2,495 (electric) and $2,595 (live steam). See the website for more information. The engine is expected to be available in mid 2020. Website: accucraft.com

Accessories & details

GreenLight Collectibles, LLC 5855 W. 74th St. Indianapolis, IN 46278, has released several 1:24-scale diecast models, including a series of trucks with oil company logos, Hollywood-themed vehicles, and a series of Hitch & Tow Trailers. View all the available items on their website at greenlighttoys.com
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Books & media

Kalmbach Media, PO Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612, offers Railroad Maps Volume 2. This 108-page special issue features more than 40 railroad maps, including the routes of the American Freedom Trains of two eras, the historic FT diesel locomotive demonstration tour, presidential campaign trains, and much more. Price: $8.99. Website: Kalmbachhobbystore.com

Kalmbach Media, PO Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53187 has released Model Railroad Tech: 3D Printing Basics DVD (#15355). Learn how to draw your own 3D-printing projects using free software, and then either print them through a third party or on your own machine. As a bonus, modeling expert Kathy Millatt shares how to make multiples of those 3D parts by casting them in inexpensive resin. Run time: 1 hour, 13 minutes: Price: $12.99. Website: Kalmbachhobbystore.com

Miscellaneous

Trains Magazine and the Texas State Railroad will offer a weekend with a 1920s steam freight train May 2-3, 2020. The event is designed primarily for photography but will also appeal to anyone interested in history, short lines, or steam locomotives.

The Texas State Railroad’s Tremont & Gulf 2-8-2 No. 30 will pull a train of up to 10 freight cars and a coach to recreate a short line mixed train. Multiple photo runbys will be offered both days on the 25-mile railroad. Lunch is included both days.

“The Texas State Railroad, featured in our December issue, arriving in subscribers mailboxes soon, and available on newsstands Nov. 12, is a great steam railroad,” says Editor Jim Wrinn. “We look forward to sharing the experience of seeing No. 30 on an authentic freight consist as she would have pulled in the 1920s.”

Additionally, famed Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 No. 610, normally stored inside, will be pulled out for display and photos.

Tickets for the two day event are $959 each. Customers can reserve a spot online or by calling 800-424-2473.

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