Garden Railways News & Products for January 2021

Model railroad locomotive, passenger equipment, structure, tool, book, and apparel announcements
Accucraft and MaxiTrak 1.5” scale Allchin traction engine in black paint scheme

Large scale locomotives

Allchin traction engine. 1.5” scale model. Black; dark green body, red wheels, and black and white lining; and maroon body, red wheels, and black and white lining. Features copper silver solder boiler and twin flue burner. Wheel diameter: 148mm (front) and 228mm (rear). Requires gas propane/butane fuel. $3,300. April 2021. Produced by Accucraft and MaxiTrak, available from Live Steam Station, 510-324-3399,
J&M Models London & South Western Ry. 1:32 proportion brass all third suburban coach in salmon-and-pink paint scheme

Large scale passenger equipment

London & South Western Ry. suburban coaches. 1:32 proportion. All third, brake third, first/third composite, and four-car set (two brake thirds, first/third composite, and all third) in salmon-and-pink, British Rail Carmine, British Rail Green, and Southern Ry. Green paint schemes. Hand-assembled brass models with Accucraft roller-bearing trucks. Salmon-and-pink scheme: single car, $750; four-car set, $2,850. British Rail and Southern Ry. schemes: single car, $700; four-car set, $2,660. Prices will increase $100 for new orders after Jan. 31, 2021. Produced by J&M Models, available from Live Steam Station, 510-324-3399,


Bucyrus-Erie Company: Vol. 1. Reproductions of catalogs and brochures from Bucyrus-Erie on its cranes, including the no. 1020 half-yard convertible machine and attachments, no. 120-B four-yard revolving shovel (electric and steam versions), class 200-17½ railway crane, and Bucyrus 14-B revolving shovel. Each brochure includes numerous photos and drawings of the cranes and shovels. Softcover, 72 pages. $35. Produced by SilverLake Images LLC, available from Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541,

Mining Locomotives of Ironton & General Electric Company. Reproductions of catalogs from The Ironton Engine Co. and General Electric featuring mining locomotives and related equipment. Ironton Bulletin no. 555 covers single- and double-motor Storage Battery and Combination locomotives used in mining operations; Ironton Power Unit for operating coal mining equipment; Storage Battery Transfer Cars for carrying cars loading brick, tile, or other material to dryers or kilns; and battery charging equipment. General Electric no. 1030 covers the electric mine locomotives built by the company around 1900. Brochure covers the basics of mining locomotives, the GE standard model and its components. Also includes details on GE’s coke oven larries. Softcover, 94 pages. $35. Produced by SilverLake Images LLC, available from Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541,
Worx MakerX rotary tool and airbrush combo set


MakerX rotary tool and airbrush combo kit. Includes MakerX Hub; 20V, 1.5 Ah battery; and 45 accessories with case and storage bag. Rotary tool has brushless motor and variable-speed control from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm. Tool accepts standard bits from all brands. MakerX dual-action airbrush has diaphragm pump that generates 14 to 18 psi with run time of three hours. Nozzle opening is 4mm with flow rate of 7L per minute. Kit is covered by three-year limited warranty. $139.99. Worx,
TM Books & Video Trains Are Cool navy blue T-shirt.


Trains Are Cool T-shirt. Men’s 100 percent cotton shirt available in adult sizes small, medium, large, extra large, double extra large, and triple extra large. $19.99 plus shipping. TM Books & Video, P.O. Box 9228, Michigan City, IN 46361; 800-892-2822;


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