Upcoming Products, 8/2012

HO Scale

Athearn has announced models of Norfolk Southern SD70ACe 1073, the Penn Central heritage locomotive. A DC model will be available with an MSRP of $199.98 as well as a version equipped with a SoundTraxx DCC sound decoder for $299.98 MSRP. Expected delivery will be summer-fall of 2013.

Atlas has announced an Alco RS3 model in its Master line decorated for Penn Central in two road numbers. They have an MSRP of $129.95 and an expected delivery of March 2013.

Con-Cor has announced a Penn Central run of their MP54 electric MU cars in HO scale. They will be releasing a powered coach, unpowered coach, and an unpowered combine in two different PC paint schemes. Powered coaches will have an MSRP of $229.98 each, unpowered coaches will be $129.98, and the unpowered combines will be $124.98 each.

MTH has also announced models of Norfolk Southern SD70ACe 1073 in HO scale. Three versions will be available: standard DC, Proto-Sound 3.0 with DCS and DCC, and Proto-Sound 3E+ and DCC. The models will have an MSRP of $199.95, $299.95, and $319.95, respectively, and will be available in late December.

Tangent Scale Models announced on August 3 an all-new model of a Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4750 cubic foot covered hopper in HO scale. Penn Central is one of eight road names announced in the initial production run. The PC cars are available in six road numbers for $42.95 each (plus shipping) and are available for immediate purchase on the Tangent web site.

N Scale

Atlas has announced a 50' single-door boxcar painted for Penn Central as part of its Trainman line. The car is painted as an ex-PRR X45 class car. The car will be available in two numbers with an MSRP of $17.95 and an expected delivery in the first quarter of 2013.

O Scale

MTH has announced models of Norfolk Southern SD70ACe (PC heritage unit) in O scale and O gauge three-rail versions. The scale version in the MTH Heritage line is available with high-rail wheels with an MSRP of $459.95 or with scale wheels and an MSRP of $479.95. The three-rail version in the MTH Railking line will have an MSRP of $319.95. All versions have an expected delivery by the end of December 2012.