JULY 2019: Two SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motors” recently debuted in HO scale: One represents all-new tooling and comes from ScaleTrains.com. That offering is pictured above decorated for Rio Grande 5372. The other release presents the latest revisions to Athearn’s SD40T-2 model, which now sports a revised rear drive design that allows for a clear see-through view of this EMD prototype’s rear radiator air intakes. See them both in the July issue of Model Railroad News!

A Tale of Two Tunnel Motors: SD40T-2s from Athearn and ScaleTrains.com

A Tale of Two Tunnel Motors: SD40T-2s from Athearn and ScaleTrains.com

We compare the latest SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” HO scale locomotive models offered by Athearn and ScaleTrains.com


Walthers Proto Standout Chicago & North Western GP7 in HO Scale

Walthers Proto Standout Chicago & North Western GP7 in HO Scale

Walthers has created a very good HO Scale replica of the early versions of Chicago & Northn Western’s Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive.


Bachmann announces Siemens Charger Locomotive and S70 Light Rail Vehicle in HO

Bachmann announces Siemens Charger Locomotive and S70 Light Rail Vehicle in HO

The three new Siemens models Bachmann plans will provide miniature versions of the Charger SC-44 passenger diesel locomotive, S70 light rail vehicle, and single-level main line passenger car.


Athearn Imagines a World Without Burlington Northern

Athearn Imagines a World Without Burlington Northern

What if Burlington Northern merger never happened? These newly decorated HO scale Dash 9-44CW and SD50 locomotives from Athearn answer that question.


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