APRIL 2017: The long-awaited InterMountain SD40-2’s in N scale are here! We also check out Model Power’s new release of 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 N scale steamers with DCC and sound. Check out LGB’s large scale diesel with a combination of details from EMD and Alco road power. All this and more in the April edition of Model Railroad News!

LGB’s Freelanced Southern Pacific SD40

LGB’s Freelanced Southern Pacific SD40

Despite its kitbashed history, the LGB “Standard Gauge” diesel locomotive remains a classic among longtime LGB fans while its compact size, operating qualities, and new DCC/sound decoder upgrade also keep it quite relevant for today’s large scale modeler.


American Standard and Mogul steam locomotives in N scale from Model Rectifier Corp.

American Standard and Mogul steam locomotives in N scale from Model Rectifier Corp.

These new N-scale steam locomotives from Model Rectifier Corporation under the Model Power brand fill an empty segment in the N-scale steam roster. The models are nicely done with the latest in technology factory installed.


Pizza Hut kit from Summit USA in HO

Pizza Hut kit from Summit USA in HO

Summit USA’s Custom Cuts collection of HO kits now includes a modern Pizza Hut restaurant. This craftsman kit includes building parts, including window frames, milled in white and black styrene, as well as laser-cut white acrylic.


Fast Tracks Hobbyworks to purchase Mt. Albert Scale Lumber

Fast Tracks Hobbyworks to purchase Mt. Albert Scale Lumber

On February 17, 2017, Fast Tracks announced that it will be buying well known supplier of precision wood products, Mt. Albert Scale Lumber. Mt. Albert Scale Lumber has been the premier supplier of precision wood products for model makers for 25 years. Subsidiary Mt Albert Scale Models has recently announced its eleventh craftsman kit.


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