JULY 2017: We take a look at Walthers all-new release of the EMD GP35 Phase II, while steam enthusiasts will enjoy our reviews of Broadway Limited’s 4-6-2. For commuter and transit modelers, we take a look at the new NJ Transit ALP=45Dp locomotive and bi-level coaches from Atlas, and the R-14 New York City Subway cars from MTH. All this and more in the July issue of Model Railroad News!
First offered in 2008, the new Grassinator from Raildig includes many improvements over the original model. This static grass applicator is designed to help the modeler apply the fibers with an electric charge that makes each individual fiber stand up straight.
Decoration and performance are standout features of Broadway Limited steam locomotives. The application of maroon and red for the model’s cab and select details on the boiler, as well as the red tender are visually striking compared to the average standard black steam locomotive.
The Chessie Steam Special was a whirlwind schedule of steam excursions launched in 1977 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Hobby companies quickly saw merit in applying Chessie System colors to existing steam locomotive models well before the real example arrived in early 1977.