NKPHTS

The Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society

Modeler's Corner

Table of Contents

On This Page (scroll down or click on link)

  1. Nickel Plate Products
  2. Model Railroad Links
  3. Train Show Web Sites
  4. Model Railroad Online Forums, Discussion Sites, Chat Sites, Email Lists
  5. Model Railroad and Miscellaneous Railroad Newsgroups

On Other Pages (click on link)

  1. Nickel Plate Road All-Time, All-Scale Model List Updated August 18, 2015
  2. Nickel Plate Road Modeler's Notebook eZine Preview
  3. Modeler's Workshop
  4. NKP Product Reviews
  5. Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Model & Decal Lists Compiled by Mike Christian
  6. NKP Spotter's Guides by Ray Breyer

Accurail Products

accurail_50ft_boxcar

Nickel Plate 50' Plug Door Insulated Riveted Side Steel Boxcar. Item #51061. MSRP $16.98.
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5100.HTM.

40' Double Sheath Wood Box Car

Nickel Plate 40' Double Sheath Wood Box Car. Item #46141. $15.98. Scheduled for production in July & August. http://www.accurail.com. Ray Breyer notes that modelers should paint the roof and ends black.


Accurail Hopper

HO NKP 7700 Series Offset-Side Twin Hopper. Road number 33206. Retail $13.98. Currently in stock. http://www.accurail.com/accurail/7700.htm (scroll down on page for #7716)

Accurail Twin Hopper

Accurail NKP 55-Ton Wood Side Twin Hoppers. 3-number set.
Website: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2700.htm

Accurail NKP 40' Outside Braced Boxcars. 4500 (formerly 4400 series) Series. Built in 1944. Retail $13.98. Available now.

Website: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4500.htm

Accurail 41 foot, steel gondola, black with white lettering as NKP #345602, 345653, 345698.
Comes in 3-pack, item #37284 @ $39.98 or single car item #3728 @ $13.98.

Website: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3700.htm

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American Model Builders

N-scale NKP 1000 series caboose

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).


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American Z Line

Z Scale NKP Caboose

American Z Line Z-scale NKP C-30-5 Bay Window Caboose, numbers 431 & 454. AZL # 92012-01 and 92012-01. $64.00. http://www.azldirect.com/azl-caboose/92012-01 and http://www.azldirect.com/azl-caboose/92012-02




Z Scale NKP Mikado

American Z Line Z-scale NKP Light Mikado, numbers #601 and #610. $219.00. http://www.ztrack.com/offers/nkp/


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Athearn

3-Bay

RTR 40' 3-Bay Offset Hopper w/Load: HO Scale NKP #80377 [ATH72512]. Retail Price: $27.98; 4-Pack #1 [ATH72513] Retail Price: $99.98; 4-pack #2 [ATH72514] Retail Price: $99.98. http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH72512. N Scale NKP #80377 [ATH6570]. Retail Price: $19.98; 4-Pack #1 [ATH6571] Retail Price: $74.98; 4-Pack #2 [ATH6572] Retail Price: $74.98. http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH6570. Links to the 4-packs are on the single car pages. All Due Late August, 2015.

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Atlas Products

2-Bay Offset Side Hopper

New Atlas HO Trainman® 2-Bay Offset Side Hopper (Round End). RTR. Single Cars - Road numbers 33145 (Item No. 20003156) & 33227 (Item No. 20003157). 3-pack - Road Numbers 33104, 33178, 33261 (Item No. 20003158). Standard MSRP: $21.95. No price shown on 3-Pack. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2015. http://www.atlastrainman.com/HOFreight/tmho2bay.htm.

1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit

New Atlas HO Trainman® 1937 AAR 40' Box Car Kit. Road numbers 16250, 16361, 16400. Item Nos. 20 003 237, 20 003 238, 20 003 239. Standard MSRP: $20.95. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2015. Website not yet available.




Bay Window Caboose

Atlas O Trainman NKP Bay Window Caboose #423. Item 2001729 - 3 Rail MSRP $59.95. Item 2001779 - 2 Rail MSRP $64.95. Delivery 4th Quarter 2014.
http://www.atlastrainman.com/Freight/tmobwcaboose.htm.

Atlas HO

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. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2014. http://www.atlasrr.com/HOLoco/hogp3840a.htm.

Atlas O 40' USRA W&LE Composite Gondola

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. http://www.atlaso.com/o40gondola4.htm.

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Bachmann

From the 2015 Bachmann HO Scale Catalog

NKP #765

HO 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive & tender with operating headlight (DCC sound value-equipped). NKP #765. Item No. 52401. Suggested price: $349.00 each. DCC sound-equipped locomotive includes the Sound Value SoundTraxx® steam package. DCC without Sound Value SoundTraxx®. Item No. 50906. Suggested price: $265.00 each. Painted, unlettered - Nickel Plate version Item No. 50949. Suggested price: $265.00 each.

GE ES44AC


GE ES44AC #8100 (DCC sound value-equipped). Item No. 65405. Suggested price: $319.00 each.


ALCO S2


ALCO S2 diesel switcher (DCC-ready). NKP #38. Item No. 63308. Suggested price: $139.00 each.



GE 44-ton switcher


GE 44-ton switcher (DCC equipped). NKP #90. Item No. 62214. Suggested price: $129.00 each.



drop-end gondola with load

50' 6" drop-end gondola with load. Item No. 71902. Suggested price: $45.00 each


drop-end gondola with load


55-ton 2-bay USRA outside braced hopper with removable coal load. Item No. 19511. Suggested price: $34.00 each.



From the 2015 Bachmann N Scale Catalog

2-8-4 Berkshire

2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive & tender (DCC sound value-equipped). NKP #765 without MARS light - Item No. 50951; NKP #759 with MARS light - Item No. 50952. Suggested price: $329.00 each.

drop-end gondola with load


Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive (DCC equipped). NKP #182. Item No. 51459. Suggested price: $219.00 each.

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Bowser Manufacturing

Offset Triple Hopper

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.
http://www.bowser-trains.com/new/fcarssept2013.html

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Branchline Trains

HO Nickel Plate Trackside Shed Pack

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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Broadway Limited

Heavy Mikado

From the 2014 Product Guide. NKP HO USRA Heavy Mikado. Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC. Item 2892 NKP #685, Item #2893 NKP #687, MSRP $349.99. Expected Delivery: Nov-14.

http://www.broadway-limited.com/2892usraheavymikado2-8-2nkp685paragon2sounddcdccho.aspx
http://www.broadway-limited.com/2893usraheavymikado2-8-2nkp687paragon2sounddcdccho.aspx

2-8-0 Consolidation

From the 2014 Product Guide. NKP HO 2-8-0 Consolidation. Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC. Item #2794 NKP #455; Item #2795 NKP #458, MSRP $449.99. Expected Delivery: Sep-14.

http://www.broadway-limited.com/27942-8-0consolidationnkp455paragon2sounddcdccho.aspx
http://www.broadway-limited.com/27952-8-0consolidationnkp458paragon2sounddcdccho.aspx

NS GE ES44AC NKP Heritage

From the 2014 Product Guide. HO NS GE ES44AC NKP Heritage. Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC. Item #2813, MSRP $329.99. Expected Delivery: Mar 2015
http://www.broadway-limited.com/2813gees44acns8100nickelplateroadheritagepaintparagon2sounddcdccho.aspx

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BCG

Buffalo Creek Graphics

Be sure to visit their web site at http://www.trainresource.com.

New New Reefers from BCG - found on the manifest freights of many railroads, including the Nickel Plate, and never before offered in O-scale

Rath Co. Reefer Rath Co. Reefer

Rath Packing Co. Composite Refrigerator Car. Available in small and large logo variations. Single car: $71.00 each. Set of two variations: $139.00. All prices include 3-Rail diecast, sprung trucks. Also available in 2-rail for an additional $5.00. Anticipated delivery for pre-sale orders is late April 2015. Only 50 of each variation will be produced. http://www.trainresource.com/0h132-rath-refrig-car.html.

Morrell Reefer Morrell Reefer

Morrell Packing Co. Composite Refrigerator Car. Available in both the M.R.X and M.O.R.X painting and lettering schemes featuring the traditional banner logo. Single car: $71.00 each. Set of two variations: $139.00. All prices include 3-Rail diecast, sprung trucks. Also available in 2-rail for an additional $5.00. Anticipated delivery for pre-sale orders is late April 2015. Only 50 of each variation will be produced.
http://www.trainresource.com/oh133-morrell-packing.html.

Detroit & Toledo Shore Line ARA 40' Boxcars

D&TS Boxcar

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.

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Con-Cor

NKP HO Branchline Commuter-Suburban Heavyweight Cars

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:

Con-Cor Passenger                Con-Cor Passenger

"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

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Deluxe Innovations

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.

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Digital Fox

Nickel Plate 40' Wood Stock Cars

Nickel Plate 40' Wood Stock Cars. Custom decorated HO scale Accurail® freight car kits. 3 road numbers - 41102, 41176, 41183. Built 1922 - Shop Date: 1948. Available now $16.99 ea. Single car and multi-pack options. http://www.digitalfox.com/digitalfox/nkp.htm

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InterMountain Railway Company/Red Caboose

USRA Composite Drop Bottom Gondolas IRC W&LE HO and N USRA Composite Drop Bottom Gondolas, 6 Road Numbers, MSRP HO List: $32.95; N List: $24.95, Reservations Due By: November 30 Available: May/June. http://www.intermountain-railway.com/modelersclub/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/USRAgondolas1.jpg

NKP HO AAR Alternate Standard 2-bay Hopper IRC NKP HO AAR Alternate Standard 2-bay Hopper, Road Numbers 33375, 33418, 33502, 33694, 33746, 33821, MSRP $39.95, Reservations Due by May 31, Available Nov/Dec. http://www.ircmodelersclub.com/reservationflyers/RF0414HO2BayHoppersw.jpg

Nickel Plate Road Heritage ES44AC Locomotive #8100 HO Norfolk Southern Nickel Plate Road Heritage ES44AC Locomotive #8100. Second Release. List $189.00, $289.95 with sound. Reservations due by February 28. Available May. http://www.ircmodelersclub.com/hoscale.htm

AAR Alternate Standard 2-Bay Hopper HO NKP AAR Alternate Standard 2-Bay Hopper Ex-W&LE. List $39.95. Reservations due by February 28. Available August/September.
http://www.ircmodelersclub.com/hoscale.htm


50' AAR Standard Double Door Boxcar N Scale NKP 50' AAR Standard Double Door Boxcar. MSRP $22.95. 6 Road Numbers. ETA Oct/Nov. Reservations due by April 30.
http://www.ircmodelersclub.com/reservationflyers/RF0313NBoxcars.htm


P&WV 1958 Cu. Ft. 2-Bay Hopper HO P&WV 1958 Cu. Ft. 2-Bay Hopper. MSRP $37.95. 6 Road Numbers. Due Sep/Oct. Use these on your W&LE layout.
http://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/html/48662.htm


IRC War Emergency Boxcar HO & N Scale NKP WWII War Emergency Boxcars. HO List: $29.95; N List: $21.95. 6 road numbers. Reservations Due By: April 30 Available: Oct./Nov. Item #: HO - 46073; N - 66073.
Website: http://intermountain-railway.com/.


IRC Fish Belly Side Sill Flat Car HO NKP 42' Fish Belly Side Sill Flat Car. List: $28.95. 6 road numbers. Reservations Due By: April 30 Available: Oct./Nov. Item #RR32313.
Website: http://intermountain-railway.com/.

N-Scale NKP Centralia Car Shops Corrugated Coach. $39.95. Expected: TBA. No photo available. Shown on Walthers website here.

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Lionel Products

From the 2014 Lionel Signature Catalog

2014_lionel_berkshire_765

Item 6-11454 Nickel Plate LEGACY Berkshire 2-8-4 Steam Locomotive #765. MSRP $1449.99. Nickel Plate #765 will be decorated to match her most recent excursion appearance and will also include certificate signed by the locomotive crew.
http://www.lionel.com/products/finder/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductNumber=6-11454&CatalogUID=015428F1-F515-9FF2-B6DF0612ED0DCF60&PageID=2144

2014_lionel_tank_car

Item 6-81079 Nickel Plate Road 8,000 Gallon Tank Car. Road Number 50277. MSRP $72.99.
http://www.lionel.com/products/finder/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductNumber=6-81079&CatalogUID=015428F1-F515-9FF2-B6DF0612ED0DCF60&PageID=2144

From the 2014 American Flyer S Gauge Catalog

NKP/NS E44AC

Item 6-42550 Nickel Plate NS Heritage LEGACY ES44AC Diesel #8100. MSRP $529.99.
http://www.lionel.com/products/finder/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductNumber=6-42550&CatalogUID=F7E6D59D-A92B-B82D-1FA268C59C9FBABC&PageID=2139

NO PHOTO

Item 6-42551 Nickel Plate NS Heritage Non-Powered ES44AC Diesel #1881. MSRP $269.99. Road Number 1881.
http://www.lionel.com/products/finder/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductNumber=6-42551&CatalogUID=F7E6D59D-A92B-B82D-1FA268C59C9FBABC&PageID=2139

From the 2014 American Flyer S Gauge Catalog 2015 Preview

2014_af_nkp_freight.jpg

6-49633 Nickel Plate Road S Gauge Ready-to-Run Freight Set. Not yet on website.

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MTH/Railking Products

2015_mth_Madison_Passenger_Set

Nickel Plate Road - 5-Car 70' Madison Passenger Set. 20-40025. $459.95. 2015 Catalog Volume 2, Page 139. http://www.mthtrains.com/sites/default/files/catalog_files/2015_v_2/index.html

2015_mth_Madison_RPO_Passenger_Car

Nickel Plate Road - 70' Madison RPO Passenger Car. 20-42025 $99.95. 2015 Catalog Volume 2, Page 139. http://www.mthtrains.com/sites/default/files/catalog_files/2015_v_2/index.html

2015_mth_Madison_Combine-Diner_Passenger_Set

Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' Madison Combine/Diner Passenger Set. 20-41025 $199.95. 2015 Catalog Volume 2, Page 140. http://www.mthtrains.com/sites/default/files/catalog_files/2015_v_2/index.html

2015_mth_Madison_Baggage-Coach_Passenger_Set

Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' Madison Baggage/Coach Passenger Set. 20-44025 $199.95. 2015 Catalog Volume 2, Page 140. http://www.mthtrains.com/sites/default/files/catalog_files/2015_v_2/index.html

Wheeling & Lake Erie 4-Bay Hopper Car


New MTH Premier O Scale "New" Wheeling & Lake Erie 4-Bay Hopper Car w/Coal Load. Car No. 500, 516. Product Number: 20-97805. M.S.R.P. $59.95. Shipping Date: MAY 2015 http://mthtrains.com/20-97805

NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine

O Scale NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels). Cab No. 740. Product Number: 20-3566-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1199.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3566-1. NewAlso available in Cab #755 and #765. http://mthtrains.com/20-3567-1 and http://mthtrains.com/20-3568-1. Shipping Date: AUG. 2015

Berkshire Specialty Passenger Set

O Scale NKP Berkshire Specialty Passenger Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0. NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine (Cab No. 766), (1) 70' Streamlined Baggage Car, (2) 70' Streamlined Coach Cars, (1) 70' Streamlined Observation Car. Product Number: 20-3569-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1349.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3569-1

Berkshire Specialty Freight Set

O Scale NKP Berkshire Specialty Freight Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0. 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine (Cab No. ), (5) Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers, 1 N-6b Caboose. Product Number: 20-3570-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1349.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3570-1

NKP Passenger Cars











O Scale NKP Passenger Cars. Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' ABS Baggage/Coach Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides) Product No. 20-69259. M.S.R.P. $189.95; Nickel Plate Road - 5-Car 70' ABS Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides). Product No.20-65259. M.S.R.P. $449.95; Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' ABS Slpr/Diner Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides). Product No. 20-66259. M.S.R.P. $189.95; Nickel Plate Road - 70' ABS Full Length Vista Dome Passenger Car (Ribbed Sides). First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. Product No. 20-67259 M.S.R.P. $99.95; Nickel Plate Road - 70' ABS RPO Passenger Car (Ribbed Sides). Product No. 20-68259. M.S.R.P. $99.95. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-69259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-65259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-66259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-67259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-68259. Shipping Date: JUN. 2015. NOTE: The Nickel Plate did not have a vista dome car.

NKP Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers

O Scale NKP Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers. No. 3339, 3330. Product Number: 20-95123. M.S.R.P. $69.95. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. Shipping Date: FEB. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-95123


Wheeling & Lake Erie SD-45

O Scale "New" Wheeling & Lake Erie SD-45 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. Cab No. 3016. Product Number: 30-20201-1. M.S.R.P. $329.95. Non-powered available. Cab No. 3068. Product Number: 30-20201-3. M.S.R.P. $179.95 Shipping Date: July 2014. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/30-20201-1 and http://www.mthtrains.com/content/30-20201-3

Alco PA Set

Nickel Plate Road HO Alco PA AA Set With Proto-Sound. A Unit No. 180, A Unit No. 186. Product Number: 80-2285-5. M.S.R.P. $569.95. Delivered May 2014. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/80-2285-5

Nickel Plate Road Crane Car

From the MTH 2014 RailKing & Premier O-Gauge Trains Catalog Volume 2. Nickel Plate Road Crane Car. Item 30-79436. $69.95.





Nickel Plate Road Crane Car

From the MTH 2014 RailKing & Premier O-Gauge Trains Catalog Volume 2. Nickel Plate Road Crane Tender. Item 30-79440. $54.95.



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Protocraft™

protocraft_boxcar


1944 AAR design NKP boxcars with 4/4 IDN ends in Proto:48 and O scale Item #PC-3417-O $311.00; Item #PC-3417-P $311.00.
http://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?Itemid=695&Categoryid=42
http://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=694&Categoryid=42


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Owl Mountain Models

Pyle Gyralite Tailgate Marker

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/

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Rails Unlimited

NKP 0-6-0

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.

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River Raisin Models

NKP 0-6-0

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 info@riverraisinmodels.com. A reservation form is available at http://www.riverraisinmodels.com/usra0_6_0.html.

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RMT by AristO®

RMT Boxcar

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

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Stockyard Express

Nickel Plate N6b Caboose

New M.T.H. Electric Trains has just released two Premier Line O Gauge Nickel Plate N6b Cabooses. These limited offerings are sold exclusively through M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Stockyard Express. Item No. 20-91554 Nickel Plate Road N-6b Caboose - Car No. 1047 (Bellevue). MSRP: $64.95. Item No. 20-91555 Nickel Plate Road N-6b Caboose - Car No. 1155 (Vermilion). MSRP: $64.95. http://stockyardexpressllc.com/2015/06/nickel-plate-road-cabooses-have-arrived/.

NKP 70' Madison RPO Car

New MTH Premier Line NKP 70' Madison RPO Cars. Car #830 - Item No. 20-42017; Car #831 - Item No. 20-42018. $89.95. Only 100 of these cars produced, 50 of each number. #831 is preserved by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. http://stockyardexpressllc.com/2015/03/stockyard-exclusive-nickel-plate-road-rpos/.

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Sunset Models

NKP SD9

New O Scale 2/3-Rail NKP SD9. $669.95 (Estimated MSRP). Coming Fall 2015, Built to Reservations Only. http://3rdrail.com/reservation.html#SD79

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Walthers

NKP Alco PA and Passenger Cars

New New Walthers HO Alco PA Diesels and accompanying passenger cars. Alco PAs numbers 183 & 188 w/SoundTraxx Sound & DCC - $219.98,; numbers 181 & 186 w/standard DC - $149.98. Expected: 28-Mar-2016. Passenger cars include a 70' ACF Heavyweight Baggage car, Standard - $69.98. Expected: 28-Feb-2016; an 85' Pullman-Standard 10-6 Sleeper with Skirts, Plan #4167, Standard - $79.98; Lighted - $94.98. October Delivery; an 85' Pullman-Standard 52-Seat Coach with Skirts, Standard - $79.98; Lighted - $94.98. November Delivery; and an 85' Pullman-Standard 5-Bedroom Lounge with Skirts, Standard - $69.98; Lighted - $84.98. http://www.walthers.com/exec/page/fallen_flags. Click on Nickel Plate Road at the end of the list of roads.

132' Trailer 2-Pack

New NKP 32' Trailer 2-Pack. RTR. Part Number 949-2361. $21.98. Expected:28-Dec-2014. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/949-2361. Not NKP Prototype.


1944 40' AAR Boxcar

New NKP HO 40' AAR 1944 Boxcar. RTR. Car numbers 5279 & 5360. RTR. Part Numbers 910-1669 & 910-1670. $24.98. Expected: 28-Apr-2015 (Limited Run - Adv. Res.) Preorder by: 31-Jan-2015. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1669 and http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1670

GSC Flat Car

NKP HO 53' GSC Flat Car. Car numbers 3039 & 3006. RTR. Part Numbers 910-5107 & 910-5108. $24.98. Expected: 28-Sep-2014 (Limited Run). Preorder by: 30-Sep-2014. Used for Piggyback Service 1955-60s. Carried 32, 35 and 40' Trailers. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-5107 and http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-5108

(No image available) Walthers SceneMaster HO NKP 32' Trailer 2-Pack - Assembled. Part #949-2361. $21.98. Expected: 28-Dec-2014 (Limited Run) Preorder by: 30-Sep-2014. http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/949-2361

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Williams by Bachmann

USRA OUTSIDE BRACED HOPPER


New From the 2015 Williams Catalog. O Scale NKP 55-ton 2-bay USRA outside braced hopper with removable coal load. Item No. 48206. Suggested price: $76.95 each.

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Decals

Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive Decals in O Scale.

Accurate, complete. Set O-28-SL is for class S through S-4 Berkshires. $15.00 each. Set O-29-SL is for class H-5 and H-6 mikes. $16.00 each. Coming in September will be a "small engines" set, which will include switchers, consolidations and the like. That set will be $17.00.. Sets Include class and tractive effort cab decals, lease data, number board lettering. These are very limited runs; do not wait. Shipped in stray-straight envelopes. Shipping is $2.50 for single sets. Shipping included for multiple set orders. Contact David Vaughn at NKP48@AOL.com or by mail at 13732 Lakeside Drive, Clarksville, MD 21029.

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:
http://www.hansmanns.org/ycf_decal_sets_20130928.pdf

Here's what the NKP steam decals look like on a model:
http://hansmanns.org/decals

And, see this link for the NYC decals as used on models:
http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2013/10/14/virtual-rpm-meet-1/#more-497
(EXCELLENT modeling by Harold Oakhill)

The NKP boxcar decals can be seen used on models here:
http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2012/10/22/dave-builds-some-box-cars/#more-164
(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, rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

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

WLE_gon_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 jerryglow@comcast.net.

Great Decals™

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

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.
Website:
http://paducah.home.mindspring.com/nw04.htm.

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