August new products from Garden Railways magazine

PIKO America R/C Clean Machine
PIKO America railbus
PIKO America reefer
PIKO America Christmas reefer
LGB flatcar with bus load

Engines & rolling stock

PIKO America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 5, San Diego CA 92120, has a new version of their Clean Machine track cleaner (#38506). The GE 25-ton locomotive now has easy-to-use R/C controls. It’s powered by 6 AAA batteries (not included). Price: $299.99. PIKO America also offers a two-axle Deutsche Bahn III VT 98 railbus (#37308). The railbus has operating red and white directional lighting and is DCC decoder and sound ready. Price: $539.99. The firm also offers a Santa Fe refrigerator car (#38895), the fourth in a series of famous Indian Chief designs. Price: $84.99. Lastly, PIKO America announced a Christmas 2019 reefer car (#38894), the ninth in their Night Before Christmas Series. Price: $109.99. Visit for more information.

LGB (Märklin), P.O. Box 2649, Lake Ozark MO 65049, has announced a White Pass & Yukon flatcar with bus load (L40597). The flatcar contains a VW bus decorated in an LGB paint scheme. Price: $229.99. See your local retailer or visit for more information.
Bachmann couplers

Details & accessories

Bachmann Trains, 1400 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124, has 1:29 scale knuckle couplers. Six pairs per card. Price: $50.
Proxxon drill/grinder IBS/A


Proxxon, PO Box 1909, Hickory NC 28603, has released a line of four professional cordless tools: a drill/grinder IBS/A, a belt sander BS/A, a longneck angle grinder LHW/A, and an angle polisher WP/A. These tools run on a Micromot lithium-battery system, which uses one 10.8V Li-ion battery and a rapid charger. The tools are expected to be available in late December. Visit the website to learn more:

Books & media

Kalmbach Media Co., PO Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53187-1612, offers Rehab My Railroad: Outdoors Vol. 1. This new DVD follows Kent Johnson and his capable crew as they forge through a few frustrations to tackle maintenance, repair, and gardening tasks. Run time: 120 minutes. Price: $14.99. Website:

The Countryman Press, 500 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10110, released Moss: From Forest to Garden: A Guide to the Hidden World of Moss. This hardcover book covers everything related to moss, including a reference guide to the different species, instructions for DIY projects, and much more. Price: $22.95. Website:
Fiskars shovel


Fiskars Brands, Inc. released a Pro D-handle Transfer Shovel (#397970-1001). This shovel features an ergonomic handle with Softgrip touchpoints to reduce fatique, and a shorter handle to work in tight spaces. It has a full lifetime warranty. Price: $59.99. See your local retailer or visit
Post-it Extreme Notes


Post-it Brand has Post-it Extreme Notes. The paper is designed to be used outdoors in both hot and cold environments. The adhesive will stick to a variety of surfaces including wood, brick, and concrete. Available in several sizes and colors, including an XL 4.5” x 6.75” size. See your local retailer or visit


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