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July 23, 2014
HO-scale ICG Decals

ICG Decals announces immediate availability for four new sets of decals. The new releases are designed for custom builders use with Tangent Scale Models’ new HO-scale General American Dry Flow covered hopper car. The sets include: General American lease cars going into service in 1958 with GACX reporting marks (#GA-17; MSRP: $6), Quaker Oats cars (#GA-18; MSRP: $6) in service beginning in 1962, original Illinois Central (#ICG-70; MSRP: $6) gray examples delivered in 1960, and Illinois Central Gulf (#ICG-71; MSRP: $7) repaints of 1974. These new Dry Flow covered hopper car ICG Decals are high quality sets and provide all necessary lettering and heralds to reproduce the prototype accurately. General American prototype image from Frank H. Peacock Collection from ICG Decals website.
Visit Daniel Kohlberg’s ICG Decals website ( ) to view other sets offered that include Airslide covered hoppers, Hy-Cube boxcars, plus a variety of Illinois Central and related roads decal sets. You may purchase ICG Decals by sending check or money order to ICG Decals, 7507 North State Route 159, Moro, IL 62067. US addresses should include $2 for shipping; Canadian orders are shipped for $3 per order. PayPal ( payments are also accepted, visit ICG Decals online for details:

July 16, 2014
HO-scale Moloco Trains

From the NMRA National Show in Cleveland, Moloco Trains has its second release of HO-scale General American 50-foot RBL boxcars on sale. New road names include: Denver & Rio Grande; Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, Soo Line, and Chicago Great Western.
Moloco announces the first road names for its coming Pullman-Standard PS3 coal hopper in HO-scale. This all new model is planned for late 2014 delivery. Stop by Moloco's booth for a free shipping coupon!
Watch for more news from Moloco Trains from the NMRA Show!

July 7, 2014
HO-scale Broadway Limited Imports

Broadway Limited Imports (BLI) plans a December 2014 delivery of a new collection of HO-scale EMD NW2, SW7, SW9, and SW1200 diesel switcher models. New NW2 road names include: Santa Fe (freight Warbonnet blue and yellow scheme); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (black and gray with “Way of the Zephyrs” slogan); Detroit Terminal Railroad; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (brown scheme); Lehigh Valley (Cornell Red with black stripes); Pacific Fruit Express (orange, silver, and black); Southern Pacific (Bloody Nose scheme); and Tropicana (orange with black lettering). Coming SW7 switchers will include: Great Northern (simplified Empire Builder scheme), Illinois Central (late 1960s orange and white with black lettering), New York Central (black with white lettering), Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and gray with shield herald on cab sides), United States Air Force (blue with white lettering and yellow safety accents), and Weyerhaeuser (yellow and black). BLI will also release a CP Rail SW9 in the road’s red scheme with multi mark logo, plus a silver and black Amtrak SW1200. Multiple numbers will be offered for most road names.
The model is part of Broadway Limited’s Paragon2 series of HO-scale diesels and will feature a dual-function DC/DCC decoder and sound system. The switcher will include dual flywheels on its all-wheel driven motor for smooth, slow prototype switching performance. The shell will feature separately applied handrails, ladders, horn, and brass bell, among other details. Prototypical light operation will include control over front and rear lights, plus cab interior illumination. The 16-bit sound will reproduce authentic EMD switcher prime mover sounds and will operate in either DC or DCC environments. This ready to run HO-scale switcher model will retail for $229.99 and is planned for late 2014 arrival by Broadway Limited. You may view additional details and listen to a sample of the model’s sound system output at BLI’s website:

June 23, 2014
HO-scale Kato

Now available from Kato are Amtrak Phase III and Phase IV specially painted General Electric P42 diesels honoring the service’s 40th Anniversary. Wearing equal-width red, white, and blue stripes with black upper nose, cab, roofline, and underframe is Amtrak 145. Lettering includes Amtrak’s service inception date of 1971 and four decade anniversary date of 2011. Also new from Kato is the road’s more contemporary Phase IV scheme on P42 184. Amtrak’s Phase IV scheme includes a wide blue band with upper alternating white and red thin pin stripes. This locomotive model also include the anniversary year dates on each side of the Amtrak name on the unit’s hood.
These two new offerings join Kato’s HO-scale P42 collection that already features Phase I and Phase II 40th Anniversary Amtrak locomotives, plus current Phase Vb painted releases in a trio of road numbers. The fully assembled and ready to run DC model retails for $198.
Kato will deliver Phase III Amtrak P42 models with factory installed DCC decoder and sound systems in the near future. P42 models with DCC and Soundtraxx Tsunami systems will be available for $328, while offerings with DCC and ESu LokSound systems will sell for $318. Visit Kato’s website ( for additional details on these P42 offerings and ordering direct from the manufacturer.

June 11, 2014
HO-scale Broadway Limited Imports

Broadway Limited Imports (BLI) announces an all-new HO-scale Plymouth switcher. The prototype for BLI’s coming release is Plymouth’s WLG-8 six-wheel gasoline powered switcher. Introduced in the 1920s, many operations big and small found use for this mini-horse. BLI’s model will feature a die-cast metal body with a mechanism geared for low speed switching operation. The model will be a dual mode DC/DCC release with directional lighting. An engineer figure and metal Kadee #58 scale knuckle couplers will be included on the model.
No less than 14 different decorated Plymouth switchers will be offered in the first release: Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian National, Denver & Rio Grande Western, The Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania Glass & Sand, Pittsburg Coal, Plymouth Demonstrator, Pennsylvania Railroad, Rock Island, Union Pacific, US Army Transportation, and West Side Lumber. Additionally, BLI will offer unlettered basic black and solid yellow examples.
An early 2015 delivery is planned by Broadway Limited for this all-new HO-scale Plymouth switcher model, which will retail for $149. Visit:

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