Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MRC/Model Power Boston & Maine / New Haven 2-6-0 Locomotives in N Scale

2-6-0 MOGUL BOSTON & MAINE DCC COMPATIBLE - 0687601
2-6-0 MOGUL BOSTON & MAINE DCC & SOUND - 06876011

2-6-0 MOGUL NEW HAVEN DCC COMPATIBLE - 0687617
2-6-0 MOGUL NEW HAVEN DCC & SOUND -  06876171

ANNOUNCED APRIL 2017:  Boston & Maine 4-4-0 American steam locomotive. One road number per scheme.  Five-pole Mashima motor with flywheel; metal boiler, chassis, and cylinders; separately applied metal handrails; factory-installed traction tire; and golden-white light-emitting diode headlight. Direct-current model, $269.98; with Digital Command Control and sound, $339.98. Model Rectifier Corp., 732-225-2100


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rapido Releases Drawings of Upcoming MBTA GM New Look "Fishbowl" Bus

OK, OK... this isn't exactly a train related item... UNLESS you are into the history of trolleys, which DID use rails.  After all, many buses were called "trackless trolleys"!

I just have to add this info to the blog, because the product looks way too cool to skip over.

The Rapido website has many interesting photos and video regarding their upcoming HO scale General Motors "New Look" bus, and also of their own personal bus.

The MBTA version will come in three "road numbers", in two versions, Standard and Deluxe.  
Pre-orders are due May 8, 2017 for Fall 2017 delivery.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Leslie Jones Train & Trolley Accident Photo Archive

I just ran across a website featuring photographs of Leslie Jones, who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper between the years 1917 and 1956.  The site includes a section of local rail and trolley related accident photographs that are amazing. 

Take a look HERE. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Micro Trains NEW HAVEN 3-2 Heavyweight Observation Car Released in N Scale

Micro Trains NEW HAVEN 3-2 Heavyweight Observation Car
Product Code: 144 00 100


This 3-2 heavyweight observation car is green with white lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built by the Pullman Company in Chicago in 1917 it had the appearance of a conventional observation car, containing an observation room, dining room, and sleeping births. It received air conditioning in May of 1943, and continued to operate across the New Haven network for another decade or more.