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USA Trains Corrugated Passenger Cars Just Arrived

USA Trains announces the delivery of a new production run of their corrugated passenger cars. The 1:29 scale passenger cars have extruded aluminium car bodies, and now feature LED interior lighting.

The corrugated passenger cars can be ordered separately for $ 289,95 to $ 299,95 each, but are also available in sets.

  • 5 Car Set – $ 1.399,95 (Observation, Coach, Diner, Sleeper & Vista Dome)
  • 8 Car Set – $ 2.199,95
  • 10 Car Set – $ 2.799,95 (Observation, 2 Coaches, Diner, 2 Sleepers, 2 Vista Domes, Baggage & Combine

Available paint schemes are:

  • Santa Fe “Super Chief”
  • California Zephyr
  • Union Pacific “City of Los Angeles”
  • Pennsylvania “Congressional”
  • Pennsylvania “Broadway Limited”
  • New York Central “20th Century Limited”
  • Southern Pacific “Daylight Limited”

The article numbers have not changed compared to previous production runs, so in the future it will be difficult to know which version you are buying. Just something to be aware of when buying secondhand!

Link: USA Trains – Corrugated Passenger Cars Arrival

Source: Charles Ro / USA Trains

USA Trains Will Produce Heavyweight Cars

Shawn Conahey of the “USAT G Scale Group” fan page on Facebook announced that USA Trains will produce the heavyweight passenger cars. The heavyweights will be available in the Ultimate Series. Moulds are currently being finished, release is planned in the first quarter of 2018.

An official announcement is said to follow in the future.

Source: facebook.com – USAT G Scale Group

Large Scale Christmas Special 2016 – Part 3: Rolling Stock

This is part 3 of the 2016 Christmas Special, make sure you also check out part 1 and part 2!


LGB 32351 Trailer for Christmas Streetcar (MSRP € 149,99 / $ 169,99)
LGB 32351 Trailer for Christmas Streetcar

LGB 36073 Christmas Car 2016 (MSRP € 139,99 / $ 159,99)
LGB 36073 Christmas Car 2016

PIKO G 38615 Passenger Car “Christmas” (MSRP € 109,00 / $ 134,99) [One Time Production]
PIKO G 38616 Combine “Christmas” (MSRP € 109,00 / $ 134,99) [One Time Production]
PIKO G 38615PIKO G 38616

PIKO G 38635 Baggage Car “Christmas” (MSRP € 109,00 / $ 134,99) [One Time Production]
PIKO G 38642 Drover’s Caboose “Christmas” (MSRP € 161,00 / $ 199,99) [One Time Production]
PIKO G 38635PIKO G 38642

PIKO G 38871 Christmas Car 2016 (MSRP € 80,00 / $ 89,99)
PIKO G 38871 Christmas Car 2016

USA Trains R12025 Christmas Woodsided Caboose (MSRP $ 179,95)
USA Trains R12025 Christmas Woodsided Caboose

USA Trains R13034 Christmas Reefer 2016 (MSRP $ 109,95)
USA Trains R13034 Christmas Reefer 2016

Source: LGB / PIKO / USA Trains

Large Scale Christmas Special 2016 – Part 2: Locomotives

This is part 2 of the 2016 Christmas Special, make sure you also check out part 1!


PIKO 38215 Steam Locomotive with Tender “Mogul” Christmas (MSRP € 520,00 / $ 599,99) [Out of Production, Limited Availability]
PIKO G 38215 Steam Locomotive with Tender Mogul Christmas

USA Trains R22134 Diesel Locomotive GP7 “Christmas” (MSRP $ 559,95)
USA Trains R22134 Diesel Locomotive GP7 Christmas

USA Trains R22234 Diesel Locomotive GP38-2 “Christmas” (MSRP $ 559,95)
USA Trains R22234 Diesel Locomotive GP38-2 Christmas

Bachmann 96276 Eggliner “Christmas” – Delivery in 2017…

Source: PIKO / USA Trains / Bachmann

USA Trains Passenger Cars Coming Back in 2017

USA Trains is bringing back their extruded aluminium passenger cars in several paint schemes early 2017.

USA Trains Extruded Aluminium Passenger Cars

The passenger cars are the first new production in the 1:29 scale “Ultimate Series”  in a long time. USA Trains has been concentrating on the 1:24 scale “American Series” for a while, which are made in the United States. The “Ultimate Series” is made in China.

Shawn Conahey (“USAT G Scale Group” fan site) explains the current situation on Facebook:

USA Trains Ultimate Passenger Cars Arriving 2017. After a long disappearance and delayed production runs the USA Trains Ultimate Series extruded aluminum passenger cars will once again return to stock. USA Trains is expecting delivery of the next production run of extruded aluminum passenger cars sometime in January 2017. USA Trains decided to move production in China to another manufacturer within China. A couple of molds were lost during the move which delayed another production run of the Extruded Aluminum passenger car. USA Trains had been out of stock on these for quite some time.

Source: USA Trains / USAT G Scale Group