The Hotsheet

February 3, 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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True models of ‘model trains’ can be rare, but we have two outstanding products in stock and ready to be built.

MPC 1:25 scale model of The General Steam LocomotiveDirect from the great locomotive chase across Georgia. History repeats itself in this 28 inch long, 1:25 scale replica of the famous Civil War locomotive used in the daring Andrews Raid of 1862. The event was portrayed on the big screen in Buster Keaton’s silent comedy “The General” and Disney’s “The Great Locomotive Chase”.

Fully detailed as it was a century ago, this kit of a 4-4-0 ‘American’ has full color molding in black, red, grey, tan and brass finished parts. The full length display stand with rails, ties and roadbed comes with a name and builders signature plate. Color decals and fully illustrated assembly instructions complete this museum quality plastic model kit. It is composed of over 300 authentic pieces that are molded in color to match the real engine, which can still be viewed on display in the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.

Price $87.50

At the opposite end of the steam locomotive spectrum…
…Revell of Germany has produced a 1:87 scale model of the pinnacle of Steam Power – Union Pacific’s articulated 4-8-8-4.
This kit includes:
– One-piece reproduction boiler
– Separate butterfly damper
– Detailed driver’s cab
– Movable pony trucks
– Detailed driving wheels
– Detailed driving rods
– Front cow-catcher
– Detailed tender with ladders
– Finely detailed reproduction tracks (approx. 48 cm)
– Decals for 2 Union Pacific versions 

Price $23.95

Rapido delivers ‘the definitive’ Rail Diesel Car…

The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcar. Between 1949 and 1962, 398 RDCs were built by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The cars were primarily adopted for passenger service in rural areas with low traffic density or in short-haul commuter service, and were less expensive to operate in this context than a traditional diesel locomotive-drawn train with coaches. The cars could be used singly or several could be coupled together in train sets and controlled from the cab of the front unit.

The RDC was one of the few DMU trains to achieve commercial success in North America. RDC trains were an early example of self-contained diesel multiple unit trains, an arrangement now in common use by railways all over the world.

The Rapido HO scale model has been designed to be the ultimate representation of these vehicles with no detail left out. If you have ever had an interest in these unique vehicles you need to come to the Stop and check it out on the track...

Price $325.00

In the Publications Department….

Milwaukee Road Passenger Trains, Volume 3, by John Strauss, Jr., from Four Ways West publications.

Following his first two outstanding Milwaukee Road passenger train titles, noted author, John F. Strauss, Jr., presents his third book. This title features The Arrow, Southwest Limited, Midwest Hiawatha, Overland Route Streamliners, plus Milwaukee Road and Metra Commuter operations Featured are actual passenger train consists, passenger terminal arrival-departure schedules and much more. Each photo is very comprehensively captioned.

Price $59.95

The 2017 version of the Walthers Reference Guide now includes items in multiple scales (HO, N and Z) and several special articles written for the 85th Anniversary Edition.

Still only $17.98

We have also restocked several hardback books from Signature Press covering various aspects of the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads as well as a new book on the McCloud River Railroads. 

Please stop in or call to get information on the many titles…

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