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HO Operator and Rivet Counter Trinity 31K Gallon Crude Oil Tank Car

Trinity 31K Gallon Crude Oil Tank Car with Head Shields
Update: Preorders Open Friday 11/20/15 at 8pm EST

History:
TrinityRail has built thousands of 31K Crude Oil Tank Cars.  Unit trains with 100+ cars deliver crude from the Bakken oil fields to refineries on East, Gulf, and West coasts.

Common Features:
• Multiple road numbers
• Factory assembled
• Color matched to Tru-Color Paint

Operator Features:
• Distinct model details
• Simplified underbody brake rigging details
• Body mounted semi scale knuckle couplers
• Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
• Available separately- modeler applied
detail parts and decal sheet with
additional lettering


Rivet Counter Features:
• Etched-metal head shields
• Detailed manway cover and protective housing
• See-throug top and end platforms
• Simplified underbody brake rigging details
• Sturdy metal anti-personnel rods
• Detailed tank saddles with defect card holders
• Metal corner and end sill grab irons
• Underbody outlet valve and chain
• FRA-224 yellow conspicuity striping
• Printed hazmat placards
• ASF Motion Control Super Service 110-ton trucks with rotating bearing caps
• Numerous separately applied brake parts
• Metal semi-scale SE Type double-shelf knuckle couplers
• 36" metal wheels

ETA: January 2016

Operator
MSRP: $28.99
Our Mix and Match Pricing
1 to 5 $22.99
6 to 11 $20.99
12+ $19.99

Rivet Counter
MSRP: $48.99
Our Mix and Match Pricing
1 to 5 $38.99
6 to 11 $36.99
12+ $35.99

  • Shane Wilson
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HO Rivet Counter Union Pacific Steam Excursion Post-2006 Water Tender Set

Union Pacific Steam Excursion Post-2006 Water Tender Set

Update: Preorders Open Friday 11/20/15 at 8pm EST

UPP 809 "Jim Adams" and UPP 814 "Joe Jordan" have been extensively modified since their Turbine Fuel Tender careers.  Changes include removing the fuel oil heaters and squaring-off the top corners to increase their water carrying capacity.  UPP 814 was rebuilt in July 2006 followed by UPP 809 in August 2008.  Both tenders regularly operate together and are pulled behind FEF-3 #844, Challenger #3985 and eventually Big Boy #4014.

“Jim Adams” UPP #809 Era: 2008 to present
“Joe Jordan” UPP #814 Era: 2006 to present

 

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • All-new model
  • #809 American flag printed on separate photo-etched metal placard
  • Roof equipment boxes and water plumbing details.
  • Different weld seam locations and riveted end access plates for each tender
  • Commonwealth 3-axle trucks with rotating bearing caps
  • 24,000-gallon capacity
  • Non-insulated
  • Intricate electrical and water plumbing
  • Brake beam
  • Handbrake housing with finely detailed wheel and chain
  • Underbody brake details and plumbing
  • Durable body-mounted metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • 36” machined metal wheels
  • Directional lighting
  • Truck chains available separately – requires minimum 22” radius curve
  • Minimum radius: 18”
All Rivet Counter Cars Features
  • Fully-assembled
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline hoses
  • Intricate brake plumbing
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Weighted to Industry standards

ETA: February 2016
MSRP: $149.99
Our Price: $119.99

  • Shane Wilson
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Evans 5100 cf RBL Double-Plug-Door Boxcar

 

Update: Preorders Open Friday 11/20/15 at 8pm EST

Roadnames:
First Run - Due December
B&M, BN, Chessie, CNW Trainfest - America's Largest Operating Model Railroad Show​ exclusive, Conrail, Tropicana, UP, Vermont, Willamette, Wisconsin Central

Second Run - Due February
BC Rail, CP, CSX, FEC, GTW, MNS, MP, Ralston Purina, D&RGW, Weyerhauser, Undecorated

As part of the ScaleTrains Kit Classics freight car series, the Evans 5100 cf RBL Double-Plug-Door Boxcar is designed to be affordable, easy-to-assemble, and rugged for years of enjoyment.

Features:

  • Multiple road numbers
  • Separately applied handbrake wheel
  • Finely cast underbody and brake system
  • ASF Ride Control Trucks
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Body-mounted semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius 18”

MSRP: $17.99
Our Mix & Match Price:
1 to 5 $13.99
6 to 11 $12.99
12+ $12.49

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Museum Quality Models

 

Legendary ScaleTrains™

On Saturday, November 14th, we invite you to see the difference. You won’t believe your eyes when we unveil our first Museum Quality™ locomotive at Trainfest® in Milwaukee, WI.

Museum Quality models are historically accurate replicas of some of the most famous locomotives in American railroading history. We combine exhaustive research and a commitment to perfection to create the ultimate HO scale model. We have also added enhanced sound effects, LED lighting, and animation to bring each locomotive to life.

Our first Museum Quality locomotive has only been offered in brass previously. Our first legendary scale train features selectable tricolor class lights; illuminated instrument panel; rotating bearing caps when appropriate; and numerous road number specific details.

One of the objectives of our company and cornerstones of the Museum Quality brand is to support North American railroad preservation. We believe maintaining historically significant equipment provides a connection to our past and an opportunity to encourage an interest in trains and model railroading. For every Museum Quality model sold on the first production run, we will make a financial contribution to the historical organizations who graciously helped us create our first locomotive.

This November, discover Museum Quality trains and see why they are just as legendary as the original.

The ScaleTrains.com Crew

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Innovative Scale Trains Deserve Tru-Color Paint Colors

In keeping with our mission to create Innovative ScaleTrains™ models, we’ve partnered with the experts in railroad paint colors, Tru-Color Paint. Like the ScaleTrains.com™ team, Tru-Color Paint has a passion for offering the highest quality products.   This dedication has led Tru-Color Paint to create several unique colors so our models look just like their full-scale counterpart. Tru-Color Paint provides color chips and then our factory matches each paint color.

Since Tru-Color Paint is available from hundreds of model railroad retailers and soon at ScaleTrains.com, finding the appropriate color to match our models will be easy. If your train has an accident and requires touch-up paint, just visit your model’s product page on our website to find the appropriate color. Tru-Color Paints are easy-to-use, plastic compatible, and quick drying.

To learn more about Tru-Color Paint’s extensive paint line including airbrush paint, brushable paint, color charts, and more, visit trucolorpaint.com.

 

Trainfest® in Milwaukee, WI

We’re excited Martin Cohen and Scott Cohen from Tru-Color Paint will be joining us at Trainfest in Milwaukee, WI on November 14th and 15th. Martin and Scott are looking forward to meeting everyone who stops-by the ScaleTrains.com display at booth #3114. They will be happy to share the advantages of using Tru-Color Paint as well as answer questions.

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Welcome to ScaleTrains.com

 

Welcome to ScaleTrains.com.

We truly appreciate your support and interest in our new company.  We’re also thankful for our families’ commitment plus the countless blessings that have allowed us to pursue our dream.

When we embarked on the journey to become a new model railroad manufacturer, we challenged ourselves to push the boundaries of our Industry while keeping every type of modeler in mind.  Eventually this led us to our mission - creating innovative scale trains.

When we reveal our first locomotive, freight cars, and vehicles this November, we’ll have everything from a value-conscious HO scale freight car kit to an HO scale locomotive worthy of being exhibited in an American history museum.

Through 2016, we plan to unveil several all-new products including:

HO Scale Trains

  •  Two locomotives
  •  Five freight cars
  •  Two vehicles

 N Scale Trains

  •  Two locomotives
  •  Two freight cars
  •  Two vehicles

Each of these models is based upon a different platform and most will be delivered between this November and the end of 2016.  And when we announce a new model, we’ll have painted and decorated sample so you’ll know exactly what to expect.   

As we prepare to launch ScaleTrains.com at Trainfest in Milwaukee, WI, we’ll be sharing several exciting details along the way including visiting the National Train Show later this month and an opportunity to win tickets to our November 13th Preview Party. 

Thank you for joining us on this adventure and being a part of the fun!

Sincerely,

The ScaleTrains.com Team