New Product Announcements

Bachmann a.t. & S.F. decapod (ho)

Bachmann decapod model
Bachmann Decapod. Photo courtesy of Bachmann

Bachmann has announced the production of an HO 2-10-0 Russian Decapod in ATSF paint.

The Santa Fe had 3 Russian Decapods which they acquired with the Kansas City Mexican and Orient in 1928. Santa Fe had 3 of these locos (USA 1169, 1180, 1184) which came with the purchase of the KCM&O (Orient). On the Orient they were numbers 401-403 renumbered to the Santa Fe as 2554, 2555, and 2556. The 402/2555 was scrapped in 1930 before being repainted. The other two went to scrap in 1934. The Santa Fe did not like them, and they saw very little service on the Santa Fe. Unfortunately Bachmann has numbered the loco 2456, a number not word by any Santa Fe steam loco.

Thanks to Steve Sandifer for this update.  Posted 4/4/2020.

atlas atsf ge u28cg (ho)

Atlas U26CG model
Atlas U28CG in blue and yellow. Image courtesy of Atlas Model Railroad Co.

Atlas Model Railroad Co has announced the production of the GE U28CG.. It will be available in 2 ATSF paint schemes. Santa Fe had 10 numbered 350-359 in Red and Silver Warbonnet from 1966 with black trucks. Around 1968 the trucks were painted silver (as the Atlas model). They were removed from passenger service in 1969 following several derailments, renumbered into 7900 class, and painted in the blue and yellow bookend scheme. After 1972 they were repainted into the blue and yellow Warbonnet (as the Atlas model).

Thanks to Steve Sandifer for this update.  Posted 4/4/2020.



broadway limited atsf alco pa/pb (N)

Broadway Limited model
Broadway Limited PA/PB in N scale. Photo courtesy of BLI.

Broadway Limited has released Alco PA/PB in Warbonnet paint in N scale.  These are good for the PA before the MU was added to the nose.

Thanks to Steve Sandifer for this update.  Posted 4/4/2020.