New products from the Spring 2019 issue of Garden Railways magazine

Aster USRA Light Mikado
Roundhouse Engineering "Jennie"
LGB Mogul
Piko wood coach
Aster-Accucraft Models, 33260 Central Ave, Union City, CA 94587, is releasing two new locomotives, both in limited quantities. The first is an updated Aster USRA Light Mikado 2-8-2 in 1:32 scale (shown). The updated engine is alcohol fired and has cast-iron driver wheels, a newly-designed tender, increased water and fuel capacity, and much more. Available in both kit and ready-to-run versions, undecorated or in the following schemes: UP, NYC, or B&O. Also available is a brand-new USRA Heavy Mikado 2-8-2 in 1:32 scale. The Heavy Mikado is alcohol fired and available in kit or ready-to-run versions, in either undecorated or in the following schemes: Erie, CB&Q, CMStP&P, Southern, or GN. More information is available at

Roundhouse Engineering, Unit 6-10, Churchill Business Park, Churchill Road Doncaster, South Yorks, UKDN1 2TF has “Jennie,” an 0-4-2, gas fired, slip eccentric tender locomotive. The engine is made from steel and is available in both 45mm or 32mm gauge. Price: 625.00 GBP plus shipping. Website:

LGB (Märklin) has announced a Mogul-type steam locomotive of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad painted in a special version for the firm’s 50th anniversary (#20280). The engine has traction tires and an mfx/DCC decoder with light and sound functions. This is a one-time series, and it’s available from LGB retailers. Website:

Piko America
, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 5, San Diego CA 92120, offers several new products for early 2019. The first is Hopper’s Hopper (#38893), an Easter hopper car with a springtime graphics. The firm is also releasing two pieces of rolling stock in Union Pacific livery, a wood coach car (#38648, shown) and a wood combine car (#38649). Last but not least, Piko America is releasing a D&RGW 2-6-0T saddletank locomotive. The engine has a five-pole motor and directional LED lights, and is ready for smoke and sound installation. For more information, visit

MTH Electric Trains
, 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046 is releasing two SD70ACe locomotives in 2019 to commemorate President George H.W. Bush’s funeral train. Engine No. 4141 (#70-2133-1) will be decorated in George Bush 41 livery, and engine No. 9096 (#70-2134-1) will have Union Pacific livery. Both engines will include Proto-Sound 3.0. Price: $749.95. Website:
VES Enterprises

Bridges & structures

VES Enterprises, PO Box 11672, Casa Grande AZ 85130, offers a firehouse in 1:24 scale. The structure measures approximately 17" long by 10" wide by 11" high and is built from wood with shingle composition roofing, suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Price: $59 plus shipping. Visit or email for more information.
Stoneworks barn door

Details & accessories

Stoneworks, PO Box 684, Monett MO 65708, has a Double Barn Door Kit (#4262) in 1:24 scale. The doors measure 5.12" x 4.87" (rough opening: 5" x 4.75") and require assembly and painting. Order by calling 877-473-4119 or online at
G-Scale Graphics track magnet

Track products

G-Scale Graphics, 5860 Crooked Stick Dr., Windsor, CO, has released two new products. The first, a Track Odometer Kit, counts how many feet of track are traveled on your railroad. A built-in calibration routine allows you to install this tool on any car, with any wheel diameter. Price: $35-39. The firm also offers track magnets for code-332 track with European tie spacing (approximately 12 ties per foot, shown). The magnets clip inbetween the ties and can be used to trigger sounds using a sound system or the RailBoss 4 Plus control system. Price: $5 each. Website:
Lubricant kit


Kalmbach Media, PO Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53187-1612 offers a Lubricant Kit (#69708), which includes three types of Labelle Industries lubricants: #102 is a thin grease used on gear boxes and sealed workings, #106 is a thick grease used on exposed gear boxes and on all open worm gears, and #107 is a “medium” type oil used for larger motors. The kit also includes 1.5" and 6" long needle extensions for difficult to reach places and tips for effective lubrication. Website:


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