MAY 2019: This month we put on Enchantment Blue, Federal Yellow, and vermilion for our Chessie System-themed edition! Reviews include Athearn Genesis Chessie System GP40-2, Walthers Proto GP35s in Chessie System and C&O, and Walthers Proto C&O F7A. In addition, you’ll find a Prototype Profile section on EMD’s GP40-2 that served as one of the most common diesels on Chessie’s roster. There’s also a Chessie System model survey in From the Archive. All this and more in the May issue of Model Railroad News!

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.


Northern Pacific 40-foot Boxcar in HO from Rapido Trains

Northern Pacific 40-foot Boxcar in HO from Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains has produced built very accurate, highly detailed, yet robust model of this Northern Pacific double-sheathed boxcar.


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.


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s Class O-5 Northern from Sunset Models in HO

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy’s Class O-5 Northern from Sunset Models in HO

This HO scale brass replica of a Burlington Class O-5 4-8-4 steam locomotive comes fully equipped with DCC and sound.


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