New large scale products for October 2020

New items from PIKO America, G-Scale Graphics, Squadron Tools, and much more
Bachmann Eggliner
PIKO American Clean Machine Green

Large scale locomotives


Eggliner motive power.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Denver & Rio Grande Western; fire rescue with flashing roof light; and police with flashing roof light. Self-propelled model with light-emitting-diode headlights and marker lights, two-axle motor block design, and metal wheels. $239. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, bachmanntrains.com

Clean Machine Green. General Electric 25-ton diesel switcher with two spring-loaded cleaning shoes. Requires six AAA batteries (not included). Price to be announced. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Deutsche Bahn BR50 Reko 2-10-0 steam locomotive. Can-type ball-bearing motor; molded and separate, factory-applied detail parts including lights, brake cylinders, bumpers, smokestack, tanks, piping, and handrails; cab interior with engineer figure; directional lighting; stainless steel drive wheel tires; injection-molded plastic driver centers; carbon brush pickups; and hook-and-loop couplers. Can be upgraded with Digital Command Control and sound using PIKO nos. 36125 decoder and 36230 sound kit, both sold separately. $1,399.99; with 5V smoke unit, PIKO SmartSound 4.1 decoder, and “disappearing” coal load, $1,699.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Flixtrain Taurus electric locomotive. Two five-pole can-type motors with ball bearing wheels; molded and separate, factory-applied details including lights, windshield wipers, handrails, horn, vents, fans, bumpers, and exhaust stack; directional lighting; cab interior with engineer figure; metal wheels; and hook-and-loop couplers. Can be upgraded with Digital Command Control and sound using PIKO nos. 36123 decoder and 36190 sound unit, both sold separately. $449.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
PIKO America Vintage Warbirds F4U Corsair hopper
PIKO America Vintage Warbirds P-47 Thunderbolt hopper

Large scale rolling stock

Vintage Warbirds P-47 Thunderbolt two-bay offset-side hopper. Injection-molded plastic construction with plastic wheelsets and hook-and-loop couplers. $94.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com

Vintage Warbirds F4U Corsair two-bay offset-side hopper.
Injection-molded plastic construction with plastic wheelsets and hook-and-loop couplers. $94.99. PIKO America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
PIKO America Denver & Rio Grande Western passenger R/C starter set

Large scale sets

Denver & Rio Grande Western passenger R/C starter set. Includes 2-6-0 Mini-Mogul steam locomotive and tender, coach, combine, circle of brass track, and R/C pocket remote for wireless control of train. Locomotive features analog sound and working smoke unit. $749.99. Piko America LLC, 619-280-2800, piko-america.com
G-Scale Graphics All Purpose Train Control

Electronics/controls

All Purpose Train Control. Designed for unattended train operation in public displays. Viewer can start the train with push of a button or train will start automatically at timed intervals. Once running, train can do automated station stops at random intervals via track-mounted reed switch and locomotive-mounted magnet. Running session will end with a stop at the station upon time out. Programmable user parameters allow for many different modes of operation, including manual control. $129. G-Scale Graphics, gscalegraphics.net

No Frill Track Throttle.
Manual throttle with more power (up to 10 amps). Powered from an optional plug-in AC power adapter or external DC power supply to control track-powered trains. $49 (throttle only), $79 (with power adapter). G-Scale Graphics, gscalegraphics.net
Squadron Tools probe set
Squadron Tools third hand fibergrip tweezers

Tools

Cross action curved tweezers. Tweezers open when pressure is applied and close when pressure is released. Measures 6”. $6.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Cross action straight tweezers. Tweezers open when pressure is applied and close when pressure is released. Measures 6”. $6.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Probe set. Stainless steel probes with needle sharp points. Ideal for positioning, gluing, adjusting, and manipulating tiny parts that are located in hard-to-reach places. Four-piece set, $12.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Riffler file set. Double-ended files help with intricate detailing work that traditional straight files can’t reach. Ten-piece set, $19.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Sculpting set.
Polished stainless steel tools for use on plastic models and miniature figures. Ideal for sculpting and smoothing epoxies, wood fillers, gesso, plastic putties, and more. Four-piece set, $16.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Seam scraper. Removes seam lines in plastic kits without destroying adjacent details. Stainless steel construction. $9.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Slide lock pin vise. Metal tool has four-jaw head for micro drill bits and slide-lock head for one-handed bit changes. Measures 4-1/2”. $6.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Spatula set. Metal tools are idea for mixing, applying, and spreading plastic putty, epoxies, and glue on plastic models and miniature figures. Four-piece set, $16.98. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Standard pin vise. Features swivel end. Measures 3-3/4”. $6.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com

Third hand fibergrip tweezers.
Clamp item into tweezers and let tripod-like stand hold it. Ideal for airbrushing, soldering, and working on fine details. $8.99. Produced by Squadron Tools, available from Kalmbach Hobby Store, KalmbachHobbyStore.com
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Budd Passenger Cars book
Jordan Spreader & Russell Snow Plow book

Books

Browning Locomotive Cranes, Vol. 1. Reproduction of a 1917 Browning Co. locomotive crane catalog. Includes a brief description of the Browning Locomotive Crane system; including single-truck (four-wheel) and double-truck (eight-wheel) models; features of cranes, booms, and fittings. Illustrations show cranes in use in a variety of roles, including lifting, digging, and pile driving. Softcover, 74 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Budd Passenger Cars. $35. Reproductions of several Budd publications, including Budd Transport (an overview of Budd and its products in the 1970s and early 1980s); gallery car operations in the Chicago area; Rio Metro Car in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Budd Universal Rapid Transit Car; an overview of the Budd Co. operations and products circa 1950; The World’s Finest Railway Passenger Cars (brief overview of Budd’s passenger car construction business); and The California Zephyr (a look at cars built for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Denver & Rio Grande Western; and Western Pacific). Softcover, 120 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Jordan Spreader & Russell Snow Plow.
Reproductions of catalogs and brochures from the O.F. Jordan Co. and Russell Car Snow Plow Co. Includes four catalogs on the Jordan Spreader, detailing the design and use. Catalogs also illustrate the use of spreaders, ditchers, snow plows, and ice cutters. Russell Car Snow Plow Co. catalogs show the various single- and double-track snow plows and flanger cars. Softcover, 92 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Properties & Plants of Bethlehem Steel Corporation: 1925.
Reproduction of 1925 publication. Sections include history and growth of Bethlehem Steel; products the company offered; brief overview of Bethlehem, Cambria, Lackawanna, Maryland, Steelton, Lebanon, and Coatesville plants; raw materials used by plants; and Bethlehem Steel’s ship building operations. Softcover, 74 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia, Vol. 35. “Genesis of the A.A.R. standard 40-foot boxcar” by Pat Wider. Includes five tables, 15 historical railroad industry sidebars, 33 industry trade ads, 72 diagrams, and 428 black-and-white photographs. Softcover, 385 pages. Silverlake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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