Walthers has announced (actually last month but we missed it in the flurry of other announcements) that they are going to do a new “limited run” of the Life Like SW9/1200 road switcher. Walthers says the new run is an updated model that is DCC friendly, has all-wheel drive and electric pickup, a 5-pole skew-wound motor, RP-25 metal wheels designed to operate on Code 55 or larger rail and microtrains couplers. Walthers says this is a limited edition one-time run of these roadnumbers (2 different numbers per road). Roads on this run include: Canadian National, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, Chicago and Northwestern and New York Central. MSRP is $99.98 and are expected to be at your local hobby store or online retailer by the end of August 2011.