Model Railroad Track Cleaning Tools and Accessories

April 14, 2015

Model Railroad Track Cleaning Tools and Accessories

We carry a large variety of track cleaning tools and accessories to help keep your model trains running smoothly. Pick up Bright Boy or step up to a mid range system like the Tidy Track cleaning system with specialized kits for HO Scale and N Scale. Keeping your track clean will ensure that you spend more time enjoying your model railroad.

Check out our complete selection of track cleaning products HERE


New modern 53′ intermodal containers coming from Walthers in HO Scale this summer!

April 10, 2015

We have added the new HO Scale 53′ Singamas Corrugated-Side Container from Walthers to our HO Scale Intermodal section of our website. If you run a modern model railroad then you will need a few these to fill the buckets on your stack trains.

The containers are expected to arrive in June/July of 2015 and are available in the following paint schemes:

949-8501 Canadian National
949-8502 CSX
949-8503 EMP
949-8504 Fed Ex
949-8505 Hub Group
949-8506 JB Hunt
949-8507 Pacer
949-8508 Schneider
949-8509 Swift
949-8500 Undecorated

Features:

* Based on Current Production Containers
* Used in Domestic Service Across North America
* Drop-In Loads for WalthersProto, KATO, and other 53′ Well Cars.
* Great Detail for Terminals, Highways and Industrial Scenes

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Don’t forget the maintenace on your model trains!

April 7, 2015

Don’t forget that your trains need maintenance to keep them running and last longer. Check out our selection of Labelle Lubes that work with all scales (HO Scale, N Scale, Z Scale, O Gauge, etc…) of #model trains.

Labelle Lubes

“IF IT MOVES – LUBE IT ! “

“The” Name in Model Train Lubricants and
Hobby Lubricants since 1974

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Best HO Scale boxcar ever made? Tangent Scale Models Pennsylvania Railroad built x58 boxcars are on the shelves now!

April 7, 2015

The Tangent Scale Models HO Scale x58 Pennsylvania RR Boxcar Replica.

Tangent Scale Models have introduce their next ALL-NEW freight car replica, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) X58 Class Box Car. These highly detailed models are on the shelves at White Rose Hobbies now!

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Between 1964 and 1966, the Pennsylvania Railroad built a large fleet of new multiple-purpose boxcars. Constructed as class “X58,” PRR rapidly produced 2,565 cars, plus another 100 for Lehigh Valley. PRR outfitted the interiors of some cars with “loader” appliances and/or insulation which resulted in PRR designating 4 sub-classes: X58, X58A, X58B, and X58C. Being highly-useful boxcars, X58 boxcars were rampant nationwide roamers during their service life. Because of the quality and utility of this large fleet, many X58s lasted beyond the Conrail era, with some being repainted into NS, however most cars were retired in the mid-2000s.

Many X58 cars labored in original PRR paint for 30+ years. Some X58 cars were shopped and painted during the Penn Central era, where PC typically removed the roof running boards and also lowered the brake appliances and ladders. Cars typically shopped during the Conrail era had their roof running boards removed yet retained their high brake appliances. Tangent offers these “time-distinctive” phase variations with their cutting edge RTR models. The Tangent Scale Models HO scale PRR X58 replicas also include one key production variation: either a Keystone or Hydra-cushion underframe. The Tangent PRR X58 includes their “near-scale” extended-length draft sill with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail and gorgeous “trombone-style” coupler lift bars, plus accurate ASF 70-ton roller bearing trucks as utilized by PRR. Finally, the Tangent scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling CNC-machined wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning these models are truly ready-to-run.

The initial release includes the following variations:

– PRR “Original 1965 X58″ Insulated w/ DFB in the attractive “PRR freight car red” scheme wearing yellow “Insulated,” “DFB,” and “Cushioned Car” stencils. Like PRR paint practices, this car has an unpainted galvanized roof and running board, except for the ends that have the characteristic paint spray line as seen in overhead photos of these cars when fresh. Our first run of PRR painted cars has a keystone underframe and represents production from 11-65. These classics are available in six road numbers.

– PC “1973 X58 Repaint” in distinctive PC green with large worms. Our first PC variant is one of the most common PC repaints, shopped in 1973. This series of cars includes a hydra-cushion underframe, and typical of many PC repaints is detailed to accurately replicate a car with a full shopping. This model features no running board, lowered side and end ladders, and lowered brake appliances. Only with Tangent Scale Models do you get this sort of era-specific attention to detail with your boxcar modeling. Additionally, each car has tiny one inch lettering that identifies the former PRR car number each car represents. Our PC replicas are available with 6 road numbers.

– CR “1987 X58B Repaint” in the striking, 1987-correct Conrail repaint scheme. These cars feature a medium-sized “can opener” herald accurately rendered, and represent a former series of PRR cars with keystone underframes. Typical of Conrail shopped cars at the time, the roofwalk has been removed, however the brake appliances were left where PRR originally applied them: up high, with high ladders only at the B-end of the car. The A-end ladders have been lowered in accordance with Conrail shop practices. Additionally, our cars include the third door arm located in the top center of the plug door, ala prototype application. Our gorgeous Conrail scheme is available in three road numbers.

– NS “1999 X58 Repaint Class BP8″ in the NS full brown repaint scheme. This series represents cars that survived beyond the Conrail split, where NS repainted some of their cars with full NS graphics starting in 1999. Like the Conrail car above, the car has high brake appliances but lowered ladders at the A-end of the car due to the lack of running board on the roof. See the photos at the Tangent website for more details. These cars lasted in service into the 2000s, and these sharp models are available in three road numbers for the modern modeler!


NEW Affordable EMD SD70ACe diesels coming soon from Walthers Mainline

April 5, 2015

Walthers Mainline is introducing a new model to appeal to the model railroader on a budget. These new SD70Ace HO Scale models will be available at White Rose Hobbies for only $99.99 for DC models and $159.99 for models with SoundTraxx Sound and DCC. They are expected to be in the shop June/July 2015. Pre-Orders should be in by April 30th to ensure that you get the one you want. Email (dccinstalled@gmail.com) us to get on the list. You can also contact us on our Facebook Page, don’t forget to like us when your there to see more product updates and other product information.

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The Walthers ACe’s will be available in 4 road numbers, 2 DC and 2 DCC for each of the following road names in the initial release:

Burlington Northern Santa Fe – BNSF
CSX
Kansas City Southern – KCS
Canadian National – CN
Norfolk Southern – NS
Union Pacific – UP

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The NEW Just Plug Lighting System available from White Rose Hobbies

April 4, 2015

Just Plug™ Lighting System from Woodland Scenics now available from White Rose Hobbies

 

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No electrical knowledge or special tools needed…just plug and you’re done! The Just Plug™ Lighting System is a quick and easy way to add realism and interest to new and existing layouts and other projects. Individual bulb brightness can be controlled, and the modular design allows for easy expansion. Just Plug is compatible with DCC and works for any scale model trains.

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to see the entire product line now!

 

 


Ready to Run HO Scale Pennsy N8 Cabooses from Bowser Mfg.

April 3, 2015

Bowser’s N8 Caboose are now available in a ready to run model as part of their Executive Line. The models feature window glass, separate grab irons, free rolling metal wheels, and PRR train phone antennas that were designed using the actual PRR blueprints.

Check them out on our website here: http://www.dccinstalled.com/HO-N-8-Cabooses-s/6432.htm

MSRP: $27.95 and $35.95 w/ Antenna

White Rose Hobbies Price: $22.99 and 27.99 w/ Antenna

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Pennsy’s last new caboose design was what many railfans think of when you say Pennsy caboose – the 199 car N-8 series of 1950-1951. They originally carried PRR Nos. 478020-4782l94

At the PC merger, the 161 remaining cabooses were renumbered 23200-23402 . (18-20 N8’s were sold to the Illinois Central Gulf (by PC).

Conrail used the same numbers as PC.The N-8 had a small streamlined cupola, and was particularly notable for its side mounted handrails which were attached to steel car body extenders that were about 4-feet high and jutted out about 2-feet over the end platforms to provide extra protection for brakemen standing outside the cabin. This was extra protection for a trainman hooping up orders.

Information from Hebners.net