The Hotsheet

April 7, 2017

The Hotsheet is our continuing publication by ‘the Stop’ highlighting recently received products and upcoming items or events that might be of interest to our model railroader friends.

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Southern Pacific’s Daylight – the premier West Coast train…

In the 1940’s, the Southern Pacific “Morning Daylight” was possibly the world’s most beautiful train, its orange and red striping being reserved for the SP’s premier train lines. This “Morning Daylight” consist ran between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the beautiful California coast, past cities such as Ventura, Santa Barbara, Salinas and San Jose. Heading up the “Morning Daylight” was the specially built steam locomotive, the GS-4, one of the most well known steam engines ever built.

We have models of this magnificent train in both N and HO scales.

Kato has released a complete 10 car set in N scale with unique new tooling and the GS-4 locomotive, both labeled for SP Lines..  We also have extra articulated chair cars to extend the consist as often happened on this train.

Price – $260 for the set, $240 for the GS-4, $55 for the articulated chair cars

Broadway Limited had released single passenger cars as part of their Morning Daylight train: coaches, articulated chair cars and the three unit diners.  We have several of these left in stock.  All models are labeled with the pre-war SP Lines livery.

Price – $149 for the chair cars, $199 for the diners

Athearn announces the EMD SDP40F diesel in HO scale.

150 of these 6 axle units, similar to EMD’s FP45, formed the backbone of Amtrak’s motive power in the early 1970’s, replacing the aging E8’s and E9’s that the carrier inherited.  They were equipped to handle the steam heating requirements of Amtrak’s heritage fleet.

With all new tooling, and Athearn’s additional detailing in their Genesis line, these models will be offered in Amtrak and Santa Fe (who acquired the units after Amtrak) liveries.

Price – $209 DC version, $309 with DCC/sound

Broadway Limited Rolling Stock in HO scale…

High Capacity Railroad Tank Cars for Cryogenic Fluids, or Cryogenic Tank Cars for short, are used for the transportation of super-cold fluids such as liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. These tank cars solved the problem of maintaining extremely low temperatures while transporting large quantities of these materials over long distances.
Curious as to how cold these cars could keep liquid oxygen? How about -297 degrees F. Liquid nitrogen kept at -320 F. And liquid argon at -302 degrees F. Now, thats cold!

These high capacity tank cars could transport more than 15,000 gallons of liquid oxygen–which is about double what any of its predecessors could do.

Price – $39.95

An updated Scenicruiser from Classic Metal WorksThe 1954 GMC PD4501 Scenicruiser bus was the dome car of long-distance bus travel. Popular with bus travelers, these high-deck buses offered travelers an all-around view of the passing countryside. The bus type became synonymous with Greyhound during the 1950s and today a few still exist in museums. The die cast metal and plastic model is a faithful replica of the prototype and is a must for any mid-1950s to 1970s layout.

This particular model represents the 1973-78 scheme before retirement by Greyhound Lines.

Price – $34.95

In the Publications Department

Jeff Ainsworth continues his pictorial of the Pacific Electric with Volume 3: Along the Beach.  Published by Monta Vista.

Price – $27.50

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