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Roundhouse, 5070 Sigstrom Dr., Carson City, NV 89706, has released new RTR 4-packs w/two of each car type (all cars w/different road numbers): 89424 GN 50 ' h i-cube plugdoor boxcar and 5 0 ' T hrall mill gon dola...$46.95 89423 NP 50 ' F MC doubledoor boxcar and 57 '

mechanical reefer...$51.92 89425 C&NW 50' FMC single-door boxcar in light yellow and 50' FMC boxcar in dark yellow...$51.92 Also new are RTR 4-packs of oldtime 30' passenger cars with a coach, baggage, combine and business car decorated for Milwaukee Road (#89429), ACL (#89430) and SP (#89431). Price is $50.00 per pack.


O SCALE
Atlas O, 603 Sweetland Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205, will release a turntable based on a Santa Fe prototype. Pit diameter is 24". Features are a Geneva gear, runs on DC or AC, compatible w/Lionel Trainmaster Command, can be used for two- or three-rail and w/motor drive. Price is $149.95. New roadnames for the EMD SW series are Nickel Plate (SW8 Phase I), Reading (SW900m), Central of Georgia (SW9 delivery scheme), Central of Georgia (SW9 tuxedo scheme), Susquehanna (SW9 Phase I), undec SW8 and undec SW9. Price is $349.95 (3-rail) or $249.95 (2-rail). The Raritan River SW900 Phase I is a limited-edition model priced at $359.95 (3-rail) or $259.95 (2-rail). Switchers come in two road numbers each except Susquehanna and Raritan River that have only one number. B.T.S., P.O. Box 561, Seffner, FL 33583-0561: corrections to the B.T.S. entry in the Feb. 2002 Sandhouse; the Coal Creek Tipple should have been $549.95...not $49.95, the MofW Shed should have been $49.95...not $24.95 and the Log Car should have been #15000... not #1500. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Ultra Scale II, P.O. Box 217, Redmond, WA 98053, www.ChoochEnterprises.com (website coming soon), offers the Centerville Bank limited-edition kit cast in resin. Kit comes with a Plexiglas window and roof set and is available direct only. Item #627 is $100.00; #627A painting fee is $45.00. Add $8.95 for S&H.

Z SCALE
Downtown Deco , 4319 Rainbow Dr., Missoula, MT 59803, announces their first Z scale offering, a store kit featuring Hydrocal castings, a laser-cut styrene store front and complete sign sets for $29.95. A finished model (limited nos.) is $89.95. Add $5.00 S&H. M icro-Trains, P.O. Box 1200, Talent, OR 97540-1200, has released the following items: UP 40' boxcar (Road No. U.P. 193450), RTR #14145 (w/Mrklin couplers)...$16.25; #14145-2(w/Magne-Matic couplers)...$17.95. CN 39' single-dome tank car lettered Diesel Fuel Only (Road No. CN 990984), RTR #14419 (w/Mrklin couplers)...$13.75; #14419-2(w/Magne-Matic couplers)...$15.45

MULTI SCALE
Digitrax, 450 Cemetery Rd., Norcross, GA 30071, announces two new function decoders. Item #TF2 Dual Function Decoder w/transponding ($18.95) and #TF4 Quad Function Decoder w/transponding ($20.95). They are an effective way to add DCC control functions, lighting and transponding for loco position indication. Downtown Deco , 4319 Rainbow Dr., Missoula, MT 59803, introduces their latest limited-edition kit, a twostall engine house in HO and O scales. Kits feature Hydrocal castings, laser-cut wood and acrylic parts, pre-cut Mount Albert Scale Lumber and complete painting and finishing instructions. HO scale kit #DD1017 (limited to 500 kits) is $89.95. O scale kit #DD24 (limited to 200 kits) is $169.95. Extra sections to enlarge the engine house are available direct only. Liggett-Stashhower, 1228 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, www.liggett.com, manufacturers of Loctite super glues, has a new Choose-A-Glue feature on their Loctite web page. This feature helps consumers to choose the best adhesives to use for a given project. Select the type of surfaces that need to be glued and the feature will indicate the best Loctite product for the application. Microscale, 18435 Bandilier Cir., Fountain Valley, CA 927087012, has released the following new embossed full-color die-cut 8" metal signs: New York Central, New Haven, Western Pacific, Southern and Canadian Pacific. Price is $10.95 each. Missouri Pacific Historical Society, P.O. Box 456, Ballwin, MO 63022-0456, www.mopac.org, announces the opening of The Company Store. The store will offer items for sale dealing with the MP and its predecessors and subsidiaries. Currently, MPHS books and books from other publishers can be ordered. Future projects include MP memorabilia, publications and models. Send SSAE for a com plete listing of available items addressed to the attention of MPHS Secretary. Proxtech, P.O. Box 1909, Hickory, NC 28603-1909, has an extensive line of Proxxon powered tools. Included in the line are many items that are applicable for use in model railroading. Hobby-sized tools include lathes, milling machine, Styrofoam hot wire cutter, table saw, hand-held grinder/drill and many other products. A full-color catalog is available. Phone 828-326-0326 for more info. The Trackside Modeler, P.O. Box 333, Swampscott, MA 019073333, www.mrscenery.com, has a new video, Easy Model Railroad Weathering Techniques with Dave Frary and Bob Hayden. The hour-long VHS tape is designed to teach simple and effective weathering techniques such as applying pastel chalks, oil and alcohol stains and washes, dry brushing and the use of several commercial weathering products. The tape comes with a Quick Reference Card listing the tools and materials used, mixing formulas and suppliers. Price is $24.95. Add $4.00 for S&H. Credit cards accepted. Underground Railway Press, P.O. Box 11279MG, Burke, VA 22009-1279, has released its 2002 One-Source Scale Model Railroad Industry Directory (15th Anniversary Edition) with over 950 active manufacturers and publishers including US and Canadian companies. Item #URP-500 is $9.95 plus $2.50 S&H. Not sold in stores.

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