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AZL November 2016 New Items Part 1
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:02:06 PM »
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AMERICAN Z LINE
November 2016 New Release – Part 1

THE P42s AND AMTRAK CARS ARE HERE!

Amtrak Phase V GE P42s!



The Amtrak Phase V P42s are here and in four road numbers! The P42s feature traction tires, directional controlled LED lighting, DCC ready for Digitrax and TCS drop-in decoders. They are extremely powerful locomotives with massive pulling power.

63502-1 Amtrak GE P42 Genesis 18 Phase V
63502-2 Amtrak GE P42 Genesis 44 Phase V
63502-3 Amtrak GE P42 Genesis 76 Phase V
63502-4 Amtrak GE P42 Genesis 92 Phase V

In addition to the GE P42s, we now have Phase IVb Superliners! Four sets are available in two different set configurations. Cars are equipped with interiors.



72052-1 Amtrak Superliner 4 pack Sleeper 32050, Lounge 33023, Coach 34056, Coach 34064 Phase IV b
72052-2 Amtrak Superliner 4 pack Sleeper 32067, Lounge 33004, Coach 34014, Coach 34027 Phase IV b



72053-1 Amtrak Superliner 4 pack Sleeper 32038, Diner 38004, Coach 34073, Coach 34099 Phase IV b
72053-2 Amtrak Superliner 4 pack Sleeper 32007, Diner 38016, Coach 34004, Coach 34039 Phase IV b

Amtrak Licensed Products. Amtrak is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

The heavy-weight passenger cars are back – Southern Pacific Daylight!



70047-Daylight SP Daylight Limited Set  Seven car set

There are few truly iconic transportation liveries that resonate strongly with both obsessive enthusiasts and casual observers. Southern Pacific’s Orange and Red “Daylight” scheme is one of the very few. Today’s generation never saw a “Daylight” in operation, but the blaze of sun setting colors applied to smooth steel is still instantly recognizable as an image of quality and action.

On rare occasion we bend our internal rules regarding “fantasy” paint schemes. We only do it when the case is so compelling that it cannot be denied. This is one of those cases. “Daylight” is one of those schemes.

To the purist, take heart: Many of the daylight cars produced in this set were real, and saw plenty of action in revenue service – mainly on the 1941 San Juaquin Daylight. Let’s look at those cars first:

SP 6085 was a Class 70-B-8 baggage car that was painted in Daylight colors in 1941 for use on the San Juaquin Daylight from Los Angeles to Oakland Pier via the San Juaquin Valley and Tehachapi Pass.

Dining Car 10148 was Class 77-D-9 that received Daylight colors in 1946, again for use on the San Juaquin Daylight. This train was combined with the Sacramento Daylight in Lathrop where it was coupled next to the Coffee Shop car of the Sacramento Daylight to form a more complete meal service for the duration of the trip to Los Angeles.

SP 2920 was a Class 75-CS-4 Lounge car that was painted in Daylight colors in March 1947 as a replacement for Tavern Car SP 10311 on the San Juaquin Daylight. The latter was badly damaged during a collision at Kingsburg, California on February 4, 1947.

We have produced a Heavyweight Observation car for this set with the number SP 2950. While SP 2950 was an Observation car used in Daylight service, it was a modern lightweight observation car; however, there were several Daylight painted Heavyweight Business cars on the SP system including the SSW Dixie and SP 146, so the car is not a complete fantasy. This car number was a bit of a compromise between a number used in Daylight service and the correct car.
Similarly, we have found photographic evidence of Southern Pacific Chair cars and Pullman Sleepers painted in Daylight Colors, but the details could not be confirmed. They appear to be used in Maintenance of Way operations, or some other special purpose. For our set we have included our Paired Window coach without a number, as well as the Pullman 12-1 “Alamo” and Pullman 8-1-2 “De Peyster” all painted in Daylight colors to round out the train.

SD70ACe – NS – New Jersey Central and CN!



The NS heritage program continues with the New Jersey Central. We also have CN in new road numbers!

63110-10 NS SD70ACe 1071 Heritage – CNJ



CN
63121-3 CN SD70M-2 8935 Original cab
63121-4 CN SD70M-2 8963 Original cab

EMD GP38-2 – Chicago & North Western



The GP38-2 comes with traction tires, directional controlled LED lighting, DCC ready for Digitrax and TCS drop-in decoders, optional plows and pilots as well as an option truck without a coupler to allow the installation of the plows and pilots.

62519-1 C&NW GP38-2 4604
62519-2 C&NW GP38-2 4619
62519-3 C&NW GP38-2 4621

EMD GP30s – Burlington Northern!



62102-1 BN GP30 2212
62102-2 BN GP30 2220
62102-3 BN GP30 2234

NS (former CSX) -  NSC Coil Cars:



Runner pack:
913415-1 NS NSC Coil Car 164390, 164404, 164425, 164479 Set



Single cars:
903415-1 NS NSC Coil Car 164431 Single Car
903415-2 NS NSC Coil Car 164444 Single Car

See the American Z Line sites for more information on these and other AZL products.

http://www.americanzline.com

http://www.azldirect.com

Rob Kluz
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Re: AZL November 2016 New Items Part 1
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 09:50:14 PM »
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So z scale gets a SD70M-2 before N scale... 

AZL stuff looks so tempting.

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Re: AZL November 2016 New Items Part 1
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 08:51:18 AM »
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So z scale gets a SD70M-2 before N scale... 

AZL stuff looks so tempting.

And that's sad too, because the only difference between the two is the cabinet on the conductors side, M-2 has solid panels, where the ACe has two louvered panels, other than that the external differences are by railroad.

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Re: AZL November 2016 New Items Part 1
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 08:58:45 AM »
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The lower radiator intakes are different too, I think.  The Trainworx detail kit can cover these issues, but what we need (meaning me :)) is a nose headlight version.

Regardless, I'm always impressed at the z scale offerings.