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American Model Builders N-scale NKP 1000 series caboose. Kit #551. MSRP $31.95.
http://www.laserkit.com/laserkit.htm (click on N Scale in left hand column, then Cabooses).
Atlas HO "New" W&LE GP40 Low Nose Locomotive. Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound - DCC Ready); MSRP $149.95. Atlas Master Series Gold - (With Sound and DCC Decoder); MSRP $259.95. Road Numbers 301, 304, & 305. Order deadline March 19. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2014. http://www.atlasrr.com/HOLoco/hogp3840a.htm.
Atlas O 40' USRA W&LE Composite Gondola. 3-Rail MSRP: $59.95; 2-Rail MSRP: $64.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2014. Regardless of the artwork shown, Atlas will be producing the car in black with white lettering.
Atlas N Trainman® New W&LE 90 Ton Hopper. Road numbers 500 & 504. Standard MSRP: $17.95. Undecorated MSRP: $13.95. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2013.
Atlas O D&TSL 6 Bay Cylindrical Hopper. Road number 2509. MSRP 3-Rail: $64.95;
MSRP 2-Rail: $69.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013.
Atlas HO D&TSL 3 & 6 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers. Road numbers 61071 and 61147. Standard MSRP: $18.95, Standard MSRP: $31.95, Undecorated MSRP: $24.95. Estimated Delivery:3rd Quarter 2013.
Atlas N Wheeling & Lake Erie 2-Bay offset side hopper w/flat ends. Road numbers 2500, 2509, and 2520. Standard MSRP: $18.95, Undecorated MSRP: $16.95, 3-Pack MSRP: $53.85. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013.
Atlas N scale RS-3 Locomotive. Two road numbers: 541 & 554. Standard MSRP: $119.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013. http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/nrs3c.htm.
HO 12-1 Pullman Sleeper Kit - NKP "East Charleroi". MSRP $39.95. Available Now.
HO 14 Section Pullman Sleeper Kit - NKP "Park Summit" and "Park Terrace". MSRP $39.95. Available Now.
Website for all three cars: http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/hobranchlinepassenger.htm
New HO Branchline Blueprint Series Box Cars. Ready to order from your Atlas Dealer.
- Nickel Plate 40' ACF/URTX Wood Reefer Kit. MSRP: $17.98 (B1214), 4-Pack $71.92 (B12144).
- Nickel Plate 40' AAR Postwar Box Car Kit - 8' Door. MSRP: $15.98 (B1607).
- Detroit & Toledo Shore Line (D&TSL) 40' AAR Postwar Box Car Kit - 8' Door. MSRP: $15.98 (B1602), 4-Pack $63.92 (B16024)
Nickel Plate HO ACF 50' 6" DROP-END GONDOLA with TIRE LOAD. Suggested price: $39.00 each. Item No. 71902. SHIPPING OCTOBER 2013 (No image available). http://www.bachmanntrains.net/Catalogs/2013/NMRA_2013.pdf
HO 2-8-4 BERKSHIRE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE & TENDER with OPERATING HEADLIGHT (DCC EQUIPPED) NICKEL PLATE #763. RAIL FAN VERSION Item No. 50907 PAINTED, UNLETTERED - NICKEL PLATE VERSION Item No. 50949. Performs best on 22" radius curves or greater. Suggested price: $225.00 each.
HO BALDWIN 2-8-0 CONSOLIDATION LOCOMOTIVE (DCC EQUIPPED) NICKEL PLATE #493. Item No. 51312. Performs best on 18" radius curves or greater. Suggested price: $185 .00 each
HO GE ES44AC (DCC SOUND VALUE-EQUIPPED) NICKEL PLATE ROAD. Item No. 65405. Suggested Price $275.00. Shipping September 2013.
HO ALCO S2 DIESEL SWITCHER (DCC-READY) NICKEL PLATE #38. Item No. 63308. Performs best on 18" radius curves or greater. Suggested price: $109.00 each
HO GE 44-TON SWITCHER (DCC EQUIPPED) NICKEL PLATE #90 (No image available. Unpainted version shown). Item No. 62214. Performs best on 15" radius curves or greater. Suggested price: $105.00 each. Originally announced as #91, but since corrected to #90.
N 4-6-0 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE (DCC EQUIPPED) NICKEL PLATE #182 (No image available - unpainted version shown). Item No. 51459. Performs best on 11.25" radius curves or greater. Suggested price: $189.00 each
N USRA Long Tender NICKEL PLATE. Item No. 89853. Suggested price: $42.00 each
2. From the Bachmann/Williams 2013 Catalog
Both the 2013 Bachmann and Williams catalogs are available at http://www.bachmanntrains.com/.
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Nickel Plate Road 70T Offset Triple Hopper. Blt 12-47. 56898 Road #78010, 56899 Road #78207, 56900 Road #78277 $14.95 each. In stock now.
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HO Nickel Plate Trackside Shed Pack. Small sheds like these could be found alongside railroad rights-of-way, either alone or in groups. These kits are based on Nickel Plate Road designs but are typical of designs used throughout the country. Kit includes parts for four complete buildings: Tool/Handcar Shed, Telegraph Office (also perfect for a Yard Office), Crossing Shanty, Telephone Booth. Item #671. MSRP: $37.98. Dimensions - 4" x 4" x 4". http://www.branchline-trains.com/laserart_structures/trackside/buildings_ho.html.
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Nickel Plate Road Green Springs Depot. Laser-cut Kit. #07162 S Scale, $89.95; #17162 O Scale, $89.95; #27162 HO Scale, $49.95.
PDF Catalog: http://www.btsrr.com/BTS-CATALOG-0113.pdf Page 39.
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1. Buffalo Creek Graphics Convention Cars
The status on the remainder of the NKP and P&PU gondolas built in conjunction with this year's Peoria convention is as follows:
|OH118||NKP as-built paint scheme ||SOLD OUT|
|NKP work service scheme||SOLD OUT|
|NKP MofW paint scheme||SOLD OUT|
|OH119||P&PU "Convention Car" ||SOLD OUT|
||P&PU Prototype Scheme
||2 cars remaining (prototype scheme has no NKPHTS markings)
If you are interested in purchasing either of these cars, please email BCG at BCKgraphics@aol.com for availability. Please write soon, as they will be going up on the TrainResource website soon and may sell quickly.
2. Wheeling & Lake Erie O Scale 3-Bay, Steel, Offset-side, 70-Ton Hopper
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This Supplemental Custom Run is expected to be no more than 50 cars, subject to pre-sale order demand, for a TRUE Limited Edition. The Wheeling Way logo, shown above, which was on the Fall 2011 NKPHTS "convention car" is available this time as an option, at $1.00 additional per car. You may request this option for any, or all, of your cars.
Accurately modeled in 1:48 O Scale. Weaver Models carbody. 3-Bay Offset Side Hoppers. Delrin plastic trucks are installed, standard. Automatic couplers. Metal wheels. Your choice: 2-Rail or 3-Rail. Die cast metal, sprung (DCS) Bettendorf trucks are available as an installed option. See Order Form.
Price: $59.00 Availability: Also, Set of 4, #OH115S, Coal Drag Special $232.00 Prod. Code: #OH115
Order Deadline was March 10, 2012.
Notice! The pre-sale deadline has passed. Please contact Buffalo Creek Graphics at BCKgraphics@aol.com for availability. Only a few cars are still available, but pre-sale pricing will remain in effect for NKPHTS members until the anticipated production run is fully subscribed. Reservation confirmation must be made to insure delivery.
3. Detroit & Toledo Shore Line ARA 40' Boxcars
Buffalo Creek Graphics is pleased to announce the release of a special custom run of Detroit & Toledo Shore Line 40' ARA boxcars. Sure to be of interest to both Nickel Plate and Grand Trunk Western fans, these Crown/Weaver O-scale cars have boxcar red car bodies, with prototypically accurate lettering and herald in white, and are available in three road numbers. This unique offering is limited to an edition of only 33-sets (100-cars), and may be ordered as a 3-car set or individually. The price is US $132.00 per set of three, or US $46.00 per car (road numbers our choice). We'll equip your cars with die-cast, sprung trucks for a small additional charge (see below). Shipping & handling is $10.00 per order to addresses east of the Mississippi, $12.00 west of the Mississippi. Canadian customers, please contact us for shipping information.
Click here for an order form (will open in a new window). Orders will be accepted in order of receipt. Please remit full payment including appropriate S&H with your order.
Your order is subject to acceptance and we reserve the right to reject any order.
Con-Cor has announced new NKP HO Branchline Commuter-Suburban Heavyweight Cars due to arrive November-December 2011. They report wire grab irons; separately applied underbody details; RP-25 contour metal wheelsets; and illuminated, detailed interiors. Minimum radius is 18". $69.98 each (solarium, $77.98). Ready-to-run. Website: http://www.con-cor.com/New-HO-1920-1950-Passenger-Cars-2011.html. You will see the Nickel Plate cars mentioned about a third of the way down the page. Artwork for the Nickel Plate cars is not yet finished.
Also found on the Con-Cor site:
"N" Smoothside Nickel Plate Road (Blue & Silver) Passenger. RPO and Baggage Car (Pullman Green). Seven individual cars or 5-car set available. http://www.con-cor.com/N4000page6.html
"HO" 72-ft. Smoothside Nickel Plate Road (Blue & Silver) Passenger. RPO and Baggage (Pullman Green). Seven cars available. http://www.con-cor.com/HO72page6.html
Vintage by Deluxe(TM) NKP N-scale 2-Bay Covered Hopper. Price TBA. ETA TBA. Also available in two and three packs. Advanced Reservation. No photo available. Shown on Walthers website here.
NKP N-scale 1944 40' AAR Boxcar. Price TBA. ETA TBA. Also available in two and three packs. Advanced Reservation. Shown on Walthers website here.
From the 2012 Lionel Signature Catalog
The following items are from the Lionel 2012 Catalog Volume 2. Delivery expected in 2013.
Item 38460 RS-11 (NKP #855) $479.99, 38461 (NKP #859) $479.99, & 38463 (NKP #863) Non-Powered) $239.99. LEGACY Sound Equipped.
Item 34760 C-420 (NKP #578) $529.99, 34761 (NKP #575) $529.99 & 34760 (NKP #572) Non-powered; $259.99. LEGACY Sound Equipped.
Item 6-38954 Heritage Series NS E44AC (NKP #8100) $549.99, 6-38955 (NKP #1881) $549.99 & 6-38956 (NKP #1883) $279.99 LEGACY Sound Equipped.
Item 6-17787 Heritage Series 3-Bay Open Hoppers (NKP 18000-series), 3-Pack $239.99.
Item 6-27697 Heritage Series Ca-4 Caboose (NKP #8100) $94.99
Pgs. 28 & 29: NKP 2-6-6-2 Mallets; 6-11322 NKP $1299.99 & 6-11323 W&LE $1299.99
Pgs. 70 & 71: NKP PS-1 Boxcar; 6-17751 NKP #6605 $69.99
Pg. 118: Lighted Coaling Tower (close to NKP type) 6-37912, $179.99
See your Lionel dealer for more information and ordering. Please note that the Walthers website shows the boxcar as an NP boxcar and not NKP.
Owl Mountain Models (owlmtmodels.com) is selling component parts needed to create a Pyle Gyralite Tailgate Marker. The easily assembled kit is designed to fit most HO scale passenger cars. It will function on layouts using either DC or DCC power. The $9.95 kit provides material for two cars. Parts include two tailgates, two Gyralite housings, two red LEDs, and two resistors. Notes on prototypical use and suggestions for adapting the kit to various brands of passenger cars are on the above website. NKP used these on the end car of passenger trains and bay window cabooses. http://owlmtmodels.com/
O-scale 1932 NKP/C&O steel 9'4" IH boxcars. This car was seen at the St. Louis RPM Meet in August as "O Scale Models Coming from Rails Unlimited." The car shown to the left was not on the website, however, they do show a model of an ARA 1932 design NKP boxcar, series 13000-13499, so this car may be part of that run. Pricing shown on their 2013 price list is: Flat kit - $80.00, Assembled body - $110.00. http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Models/40boxcars.htm.
River Raisin Models is accepting reservations for an NKP S-Scale Brass USRA 0-6-0 steam switcher in DC scale and DC hi-rail brass. Only pre-ordered hi-rail models will be produced. The model will come DCC ready with a 9 pin wiring harness already installed. The model will retail for $1499.00. Reserve your locomotive with a non-refundable deposit of $300 per locomotive. For additional information please write, or call River Raisin at: (248) 366-9621, or email at email@example.com. A reservation form is available at http://www.riverraisinmodels.com/usra0_6_0.html.
O/O-27 Scale 3-Rail Semi-Scale 64 Series NKP Boxcar with High Speed Service Stripe. Originally manufactured by K-Line in 1995. Two road numbers. $39.98. Arriving January 12. Notice - the Nickel Plate did not have a boxcar with a High Speed Service stripe. http://readymadetoys.com/cl64secar.html
NKP Steam Engine Decals For Sale
FOR SALE: Decals! I'm pleased to announce that I now have my NKP Mikado and Berkshire decals BACK IN STOCK! 50 sets of each, so if you want any, now's the time to order!
Two ALL NEW Nickel Plate decal sets in stock NOW:
--NKP 30000-30749 series 30' composite twin hoppers (two car set, 1918-1930 paint scheme)
--NKP 99000-99449 series 32' USRA twin hoppers (two car set, 1924-1930 paint scheme)
Still in stock a limited number of the following decals:
--NKP 10000-10999 series 38' double sheathed boxcars (one car, all paint schemes 1916-1950)
(I also have two NYC sets that may be of interest to pre-Depression era modelers)
--NYC&HR, NYC and MC 38' double sheathed boxcars and auto boxcars (one or two cars, 1910-1930s paint schemes, lots 201-, 220-, 246- and 286-B)
--NYC, B&A, Big Four and P&LE 38' double sheathed boxcars (one or two cars, 1912-1930s paint schemes, lots 275-, 287-, 292- and 298-B. Replacement for F&C decal sets on their NYC cars, plus others)
Please see this link for a PDF showing the decals, prototype photos, and ordering information:
Here's what the NKP steam decals look like on a model:
And, see this link for the NYC decals as used on models:
(EXCELLENT modeling by Harold Oakhill)
The NKP boxcar decals can be seen used on models here:
(more excellent modeling by Dave Campbell)
Each decal set is $6, with $1 shipping for any sized order (USA and Canada only!).
Ray Breyer, Elgin, IL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Microscale Nickel Plate Road Heavyweight & Streamlined Passenger Car Decals
HO Stock# 87-1435, $8.00. N Stock# 60-1435, $6.50. Currently in stock. HO scale website here, N scale website here.
NKP Stock Car Decals
David Vaughn has decals for three types of NKP stock cars - all the series on the roster as of 1958. They are available in O scale but can be printed in HO if there is sufficient interest. You can email David at NKP48@aol.com.
Wheeling & Lake Erie Gondola Decals
Tony Koester forwarded us information on a source for Wheeling & Lake Erie gondola decals. Jerry Glow, who makes custom decals, sent Tony an email mentioning, "I just did artwork for original lettering of one from a very good TIF supplied by a customer. It looks like the Accurail model with different ends (looks like Detail Assoc 6222) and I'm hoping someone would model one mentioning my decals in an article published or online." The sample he sent (above) is numbered 52500 with a 4-21 built date on a 41-ft. car. Contact Jerry at email@example.com.
Great Decals shows Nickel Plate Road O-scale Aluminum express box cars (black and white - Artwork produced by Leon Lavdas) now back in print, and five O-scale decal projects by David Vaughn/Nickel Plate Models. http://www.greatdecals.com
In addition, Great Decals is now selling After Hours Graphics decals, including Nickel Plate Road lightweight passenger car decals. http://www.greatdecals.com/AfterHours/AfterHoursList.html.
Nickel Plate Road 1955+ GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Decals
Tony Koester also found information on some decals for Nickel Plate Road 1955+ GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Decals.
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