NOVEMBER 2017: We head north of the border for this issue, reviewing three new Canadian prototype EMD SD40-2’s from Bowser! All this and more in the November issue of Model Railroad News.

Woodland Scenics Just Plug Lighting System

Woodland Scenics Just Plug Lighting System

Woodland Scenics now offers a variety street lights, wall lights, interior lighting, light hubs, power packs, and at least 16 different vehicles with lights already installed.


Lionel Polar Express in HO Scale

Lionel Polar Express in HO Scale

Lionel’s HO Polar Express Berkshire 2-8-4 steam locomotive model arrives assembled and comes with a LionChief remote control. The model will operate under standard DC, DCC, as well as with its provided remote. A six-pin cable and drawbar connect the locomotive and tender for operation.


From the Archives: A Brief History of Lionel HO

From the Archives: A Brief History of Lionel HO

Much has been written about Lionel and its place in history. The upcoming holiday season, along with Model Railroad News’ examination of the latest group of Lionel releases for the HO market, presents an excellent opportunity to take a look back. There is far too much history to cover in “From the Archive,” but here’s a brief journey through Lionel’s history with HO model trains.


First HO Kit from C&EI Historical Society

First HO Kit from C&EI Historical Society

This custom-made Accurail kit presents a 40-foot insulated boxcar based on Chicago & Eastern Illinois Fruit Growers Express fleet, available directly from the C&EI Historical Society.


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