2020, October: what's new? (last update: October 5, 2020)
HO scale PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD,PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL new products.
ATTENTION! This informative review shows only professional products of the best brands, evaluating the product by construction, richness of details and affinity with real prototypes. Many new items of entry level production series and toy brands may not be shown.
Available from July 2020, this is a new run from Athearn about the EMD SD45-2 replica. Produced in standard DC or equipped with an faithful Tsunami Sounds digital decoder, this big 20-cylinders locomotive is available in many railroads colors with several road-numbers.
CR FEATURES: Former Erie-Lackawanna with CR road numbers & patched reporting marks (3 road-numbers), CR blue early colors (3 road-numbers), Cab armrests, Mirrors/Windwings per prototype, Low profile Fans, dustbin, exhaust, dynamic brake vent, Low profile bracket mounted S3LR, 5000 gallon fuel tank, Hood side vents per prototype.
All locomotives features:
- Rubber MU hoses for durability
- Safety tread on walkways
- Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
- Factory applied wire grab irons
- Windshield wipers
- See through cab windows
- Detailed and painted cab interior
- Sliding side cab windows
- Metal lift rings
- Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
- DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with a 21-pin NEM connector
- Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
- Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
- Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
- Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
- New LEDs for trouble free operation
- Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
- Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
- Minimum radius: 18". Recommended radius: 22"
SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
- Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2
- Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
- Some functions are limited in DC
- Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
- All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
- Slow speed control
- Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
- Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
- CV chart included in operators manual
- DCC+Sound will have the new 645E3 20-cylinder prime mover recording by SoundTraxx.
For further information visit the Athearn web pagehere.
A new realease from Athearn of this diesel locomotive (Genesis series). Available for many railroads (included various items of Conrail in blue and patched liveries), this product is, as always, a perfect replica of prototype, extremely detailed.
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
Coupler cut levers
See through cab windows
Full cab interior
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
Wire grab irons
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
LED Lighting for realistic appearance
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Precision slow speed control
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included in the box
PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust.
For further information visit the Athearn web page here.
ATLAS MASTER LINE HO > ConrailEMD SD35 diesel locomotive
Atlas put on sale the new production of EMD SD35 diesel locomotive with Conrail blue livery, Penn Central and many others. The model incorporates many of the subtle details that differentiated the various SD35 production phases. This includes the detail of the engine air intake, dust bin, radiator screens, radiator fans, fuel tanks and battery boxes. Other options include a low vs. high nose, and a low nose with our without a standard-style headlight.
- Realistic die-cast underframe
- Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
- Golden-white LEDs
- Directional lighting
- Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers
- Detailed cab interior with crew
- Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
- Marker lights with separate lenses
- Scale fans and grille detail
- Flat dust bin or raised dust bin as appropriate by railroad
Features: - famous THIN EDGED Overhanging Stanray roof - perfect to prototype Stanray R3-4 welded ends, with GA style ladders and crossover platforms - car sides welded, with GA style ladders, fitted with specific to prototype door stops, door gussets and sill design - prototype correct handbrake specific to customer orders - general American cushioned frame and floor configurations depending on prototype with Moloco's cushioned draft gear coupler boxes - appropriate cushioning devices, Hydra-Cushion or Keystone - appropriate to prototype trucks, Moloco 70t Barber S-2-C RB trucks - rubber airhoses - metal air piping and brake rigging along with tough corner stirrups
More further information are available on Moloco website here.
BROADWAY LIMITED IMPORT > Pennsylvania Railroad (and Penn Central) GG-1 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
This HO Scale GG1 Electric from Broadway Limited is based on the sleek electrics switchers built for (and by) the Pennsylvania Railroad between 1934 and 1943 by General Electric and in the road's own Altoona Shops.Constructed for the PRR, the famous electrics also operated for successor lines including Penn Central, Conrail and commuter lines. This detailed model features full Paragon3 sound and DCC for realistic sound and motor control complete with back EMF for smooth slow speeds. The Paragon3 sound system works with all Broadway Limited Rolling Thunder(TM) advanced sound systems. Other features include a heavy die cast body and chassis; smooth-running drive, applied details; directional warm white LED lighting and magnetic knuckle couplers. The HO Scale GG1 Electric can be operated on all DCC systems as well as on standard DC railroads (with limited sound functionality). It collects power through the rails. This model has wheels profiled to operate on Code 70 and larger rail and curves of 18" radius or larger are recommended. The detailed electric comes in multiple roadnumbers for each railroad when appropriate. The GG1 Electric is one of several Broadway Limited HO Scale Paragon3 locomotives.
- NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments.
- Factory Installed Engineer Figures.
- Locomotive Composition: Die Cast body with Die Cast Chassis.
Canadian producer Rapido Trains present its replica in HO scale of the road switcher Alco RS-11. Available in standard DC and with DCC ESU LokSound decoder, the new models copy many units of Pennsylvania Railroad (with or without trainphone antenna), Penn Central and Conrail (in blue and black livery), more than others railroads as Lehigh Valley and Norfolk & Western. This model Alco road switcher is the first truly accurate plastic model of the RS-11 in its many variations. Our first releases included a mind boggling selection of different road-specific details including the PRR induction Trainphone antennas, N&W battery boxes and "built out" filters, SP lighting packages, and New Haven whistles & cab signal boxes.
- Correct hood and roof profiles 3D scanned from the prototype
- Operating number boards, headlights and green and white class lights and cab control stand lighting
- Rapido's innovative dead straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions
- Roadname-specific details including steps, lights, equipment boxes, handrails, fuel tanks, air intake louvers and more
- Full underbody piping, conduits and steam lines, where appropriate
- Correct roadname-specific corner steps
- Separate grab irons and wire handrails installed at the factory
- Heavy, die-cast chassis and full, multi-colour/color interior
- Rapido's proven 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels and silky-smooth drive
- DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound)
- Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 251B prime mover
- Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height.
BROADWAY LIMITED IMPORT > Pennsylvania Railroad P-5 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
The PRRs class P5 comprised 92 mixed-traffic electric locomotives constructed 19311935 by the PRR, Westinghouse and General Electric. Although the original intention was that they work passenger trains, the success of the GG1 meant that the P5 class were mostly used on freight. A single survivor, prototype #4700, is at the Museum of Transportation in St Louis, Missouri. The first P5s were built with box cabs. A grade crossing accident in which the crew were killed led to the substitution of a streamlined steeple type cab in later production, a design which was also applied to the GG1. Orders were placed for 90 production locomotives classified P5a due to minor changes from the prototypes. Production was split between General Electric and Westinghouse. The GE examples were assembled at GEs Erie, Pennsylvania facility, still a locomotive assembly plant today while final assembly for the Westinghouse order was subcontracted to the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
Locomotive Composition: - Die Cast body with Die Cast Chassis
- Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible
- Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
- Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in or greater
For further informations visit the BLI website here.
TANGENT SCALE >PRR X58 Boxcar in various liveries
Features for Tangent’s awesome X58 boxcar replicas include:
– Dimensionally-correct exterior post box car with trademark 1960s design features, produced from actual PRR blueprints and from photos and measurements taken from a real X58 at the Danbury Rail Museum in Danbury CT
– Different roof, brake appliance, and side/end ladder variations correct for era / paint scheme of each paint scheme
– Two different underframe variations, hydra-cushion and keystone
– Separate door rods and door roller detail
– “See-through” running board and crossover platform
– Full “lacy” AB brake detail and train air line
– Highly correct “true to life” colors
– “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
– Durable wire grab irons and “trombone-style” coupler lift bars
– Separate air hoses
– “Near-scale” extended draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail
– Kadee® “scale-head” couplers
– CNC-machined 33” wheels in ASF 70-ton roller bearing trucks, matching PRR practice
– Replacement 33” semi-scale wheels are available separately from Tangent
– Multiple road numbers for each scheme. See further informations on the Tangent Scale's website here.
SCALETRAINS HO SCALE >EMD SD40-2 diesel locomotive Conrail
ScaleTrains produces an excellent model of the diesel locomotive EMD SD40-2 in many liveries (including Conrail) of the american railroads. All-new model are and to have:
- Fully assembled
- Dimensionally accurate truck centers
- Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
- Sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
- Accurate hood door and long hood detail
- Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
- See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
- Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
- Directional LED headlights
- LED lighted number boards
- All-wheel drive
- All-wheel electrical pick-up
- Dual flywheel
- Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature.
- Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
- Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
- Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
- Packaging safely stores model
- Minimum radius practice: 18". Recommended radius: 22" Further information on their website.
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE RTR > N5 Pennsylvania Railroad Cabin cars
Bowser presents a new "ready-to-run" version of their PRR class N5 cabin car (caboose). Features include Brake wheel, Air tank, Brake cylinder, Triple valve, Free rolling trucks with metal wheels, Knuckle couplers, Separate hand grabs.Available with Pennsylvania Railroad livery and much more railroads colors. PRR cabin cars are produced with or without trainphone antenna (early scheme, shadow keystone scheme, REA scheme, PRR futura scheme, keyston focal orange scheme and yellow cupola). For further informations, see the Bowser website pagehere.
TANGENT SCALE >General American 10,000 Gallon Tank Car various liveries
The Tangent Scale Models GATC 1917-Design 10,000 Gallon General Service Tank Car is a highly-detailed tank car model that includes details accurate for each paint scheme, including KC- or AB-brake variations, different dome heights, with or without Cardwell draft sill springs, and different hand brakes. Available in many paint schemes, including Sinclair with six serial numbers.
Features for these awesome replicas include:
– Circumferential riveted tank body and riveted underframe (count ‘em, there are many!)
– Radial course tank body – note the “stairstep” appearance!
– All-new underframe for the GATC 1917-design
– “See-through” cast knee above the bolsters
– Accurate dome appliances
– Dimensionally-correct hazardous placards with accurate hole detail
– Separately applied tank handrail
– Separately applied tank strap detail
– KC- or AB- brake variations depending on the prototype car
– Inclusion of Cardwell draft sill springs depending on the prototype car, otherwise “oval” frame openings where the springs were removed
– Different hand brake appliance options depending on the prototype car
– Highly correct “true to life” colors
– “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement, including lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir
– Durable wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
– Separate air hoses
– “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail
– Kadee® “scale-head” couplers
– CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank and with separate brake beams
– Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent
– Multiple road numbers for each scheme – these cars often traveled in “groups” of more than one.
See the Tangent Scale websitehere, for further informations.
RAPIDO HO TRAINS > Pennsylvania RailroadALCO FA-2 diesel locomotives
From Rapido Trains, a new production of the 1950's ALCO FA-2 diesel locomotive. Features:
Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 244 prime mover
Trainphone Antenna installed
Coupler cover as optional part
5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance
Operating number boards, headlights and two-color class lights
Etched-metal grilles (Farr or chicken wire, as appropriate)
Full underbody piping and conduit
Vertical battery box louvers
Correct, roadnames-specific FA-2 and FPA-2 fuel tanks
Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
Heavy, die-cast chassis
Full cab interior
Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height. See the Rapido's website here, for further informations.
WALTHERS PROTO HO > Pennsylvania Railroad1960s Broadway Limited Deluxe Edition passenger cars set (Premium Sounds Edition)
Walthers present its new run of Pennsylvania Railroad passenger cars to Broadway Limited consists of 1960s era. The futures of the set are:
- Nine HO cars (many used on other PRR streamliners)
- Newly deskirted cars in service from 1960 on
- Factory-installed and painted grab irons
- Prototypically tinted windows and printed window gasket detail, as appropriate
- Authentic paint, lettering and striping
- Car name & number decals as appropriate
- Superb details inside and out
- Correct trucks with turned RP-25 metal wheels
- Proto MAX metal knuckle couplers
Other features available only on Deluxe Edition Broadway cars include:
- Nine unique factory-printed car names or numbers in each consist
- Factory-installed LED interior lighting
- 90+ Preiser passenger and crew figures installed throughout the train
- Come factory-equipped with an exclusive SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar digital sound decoder and speaker!
This all-new dimension of realism and operation brings authentic sounds to the train itself, including wheels and brakes,opening and closing doors, and unique arrival and departure announcements! All info of new model cars are available onWalthers website.
Intermountain release a new item based on "Paducah" built GP-10 diesel locomotive. These models (available with liveries of many railroads, including Conrail's blue) feature a smooth-powerful drive, prototype-specific details, Kadee(R) couplers,laser-sharp lettering and etched metal details. Each comes equipped with an ESU Loksound decoder.
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE RTR > N5C Pennsylvania Railroad Cabin cars
Bowser release a new run of its Executive Line ready-to-run version of their PRR class N5C cabin car (caboose). Features include window glass, separate grab railing, metal wheels, and where indicated Train Phone antenna (designed using the PRR drawings). Available with Pennsylvania Railroad livery (Pittsburgh Region without antenna, Eastern Region with antenna and other assignments). For further informations, see the Bowser website page here.
TANGENT SCALE > Pennsylvania Railroad Class G43 52' Gondola
In the late 2016, Tangent released 6 all-new road numbers for each of these 4 paint schemes about its Class G43 Gondola car, with liveries of Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central. All of the G43 series gondolas are easily identified by their side corrugations. Features for our "Ready-To-Run" replicas include:
- Dimensional accuracy – designed from actual Sam Rea blueprints and verified with field measurements - Highly correct “true to life” colors - “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement – compare our replicas to the prototype photos! - Genuine Kadee® scale couplers - “Near-scale” draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side “key” detail - 3 specific production variations that highlight production from 1966-1970, including different bodies, interiors, with or without coil racks, different underframes, different ends. Sell off the toy trains – we do freight cars right - “See through” brake steps - Separate air hoses - Lacy details – wire grab irons, coupler lift bars, and stand-off ladders and stirrup steps - CNC-machined 36” wheels in high quality Tangent Scale Models trucks (with semi-scale replacement wheels available separately) - Accurate 100-ton N-11 trucks with free-rolling metal wheels For further informations see the Tangent Scale website pages here.
This Atlas HO scale model is based upon a standard caboose design of the International Car Company of Kenton, Ohio that was used in the 1940s. It is typically associated with the New Haven Railroad but this body style was in fact used by other rail lines as well. The cabooses showed real longevity and were found in operation well into the diesel era.
- Finely detailed end rails, smokestack and ladders
- Brake line detail
- Weighted chassis
- Friction-bearing or roller bearing caboose trucks
- Factory-equipped with AccuMate couplers
- Accurate painting and printing
Two different body styles:New Haven Body Style with windows spaced closer to the cupola and Nickel Plate Body Style with windows spaced further from the cupola.
BACHMANN HO > Pennsylvania Railroad RS-3 diesel locomotive
Bachmann present its first product with controls through EZ-App. Speed, direction, lighting and sound control are usable with Apple iPhone, iPad or iOS devices and the FREE E-Z App-download (Bluetooth 4-supported iPhone, iPad, or iOS device (includes iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus; iPad Air and iPad mini, 3rd and 4th generations; and iPod touch 5 or newer).
Locomotive features: all-wheel drive can motor, LED headlights, RP25 wheel contours, E-Z Mate Mark II couplers.
WALTHERS MAINLINE HO > Pennsylvania Railroad 75' "Piggyback" flatcar
New collection of "Piggyback" flat cars in service with PRR (F39a class). Features: limited Edition (One Time Run of These Roadnumbers!), based on PRR Class F39a built especially for Piggyback Service, used for Trailer-On-Flatcar, container and general service from 1955 to Late 1990s, new Die Cast underframe for Extra Weight & Improved Operation, improved Brake Gear Details, correct Coupler Height, correct 33" Turned-Metal Wheelsets, Proto MAX Metal Knuckle Couplers.
Intermountain release a new run of its EMD F7 diesel locomotive HO scale model, equipped with ESU LokSound Select DCC Decoder (DCC/Sounds) or ESU LokPilot Select DCC Decoder (NO sounds). Produced with various liveries, for Pennsylvania Railroad, Union Pacific, Great Northern and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR, these new locomotives are availables with many road numbers.
Features: metal etched grilles, wire handrails, and Kadee couplers.
Tangent Scale Models presents a new run of its ACF 70-ton gondola car ho scale model. This is the G31b class for the Pennsylvania Railroad, but were in service even other many railroads. New deliveries represents the G31b gondola in some different PRR's liveries, since 1951 to 1970 and over for new road numbers.
Dimensional accuracy - scaled from American Car and Foundry plans
Exact fonts and lettering placement
Scale-sized side tie-downs
See through tie down holes
Wire grab irons and coupler lift bars
See-through brake platforms
Road-specific handbrakes applied to match production specifications (Universal and Equipco handbrakes available as separate parts, too)
Weighted to NMRA specs for smooth operation
Kadee scale metal couplers
Our 70-ton ASF A-3 Ride-Control trucks with free-rolling metal wheels.
Class L1s on the Pennsylvania Railroad comprised 574 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotives constructed between 1914 and 1919 by the railroad's own Juniata Shops (344 examples) as well as the Baldwin Locomotive Works (205 units) and the Lima Locomotive Works (25 engines). It was the largest class of 2-8-2 locomotives anywhere, although other railroads had more Mikados in total. The L1s shared the boiler and many other components with the K4s 4-6-2 "Pacific" type, giving a total of 999 locomotives with many standard parts. Although the L1s type was quite successful, it was very much eclipsed in PRR service by the larger and more powerful I1s/I1sa 2-10-0 "Decapods", which arrived in service only two years after the L1s and were very suited to the PRR's mountain grades and heavy coal and mineral trains, and by the 1923 introduction of the M1 4-8-2 "Mountains" which took on the best high-speed freight runs. Large numbers of the class were stored out of service during the Great Depression, only to return to service during World War II.
Die Cast Body with Heavy Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
Operating Cab Roof Vents
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Recommended Minimum Radius: 18"
Accurate prototypical sounds for the PRR L1s
NEW Paragon3 Sound & Operation System Featuring Rolling Thunder(TM) with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
Synchronized Puffing Smoke with Chuff Sound
Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and timing
Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation
Powerful High Torque Motor with Flywheel
Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light
ATLAS MASTER LINE > Pennsylvania Railroad 50' "plug-door" boxcar
Sliding door box cars were basically the build standard prior to World War II. It wasn't until after the war that many railroads experimented with the use of plug doors, similar to those used on many refrigerator cars, on their box cars. The tight seal of the plug door, accompanied by insulated sides, ends, floor and roof panels, allowed these new box cars to carry perishables where temperature control was important but refrigeration wasn't necessary. This design, classified by the AAR (Association of American Railways) as 'RB' or 'RBL', meaning bunkerless refrigerator cars, gained popularity in the mid 1950'ss and the following decade saw over 3,000 similar cars built for a number of different owners.
- Highly detailed, ready-to-run model with accurate painting and printing
- Late improved Dreadnaught ends
- Overhanging diagonal panel roof with or without roofwalk as per the prototype
- Straight-side sill body design
- 8/8 panel, riveted sides
- Highly detailed underframe
- Separately-applied ladders, grab irons and latch bars
BLI will offer the Baldwin PRR BF-16 "Sharknose" units in AB sets as well as single units. Those engines are available even in New York Central, Delaware & Hudson and Baltimore & Ohio railroads liveries. All units are available with BLI's brand new Paragon2 Sound & Control system. Here are some features of the models as well as our sound system:
- All new Paragon2 sound and control system for DC & DCC
- Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
- Industry best slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
- Functions are accessible in DC using the DC
- MasterPrototypical light operation with headlight and cab light
- Authentic Baldwin Shark sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC
- All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up
- Factory installed engineer and fireman figures
- Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price
- ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
- 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature
- A-unit length (coupler to coupler): 8 inches. B-unit length (coupler to coupler): 7.7 inches
- Locomotive Weight: Unavailable at this timeMany separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, horn, and brass bell
- Operating knuckle couplers
Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail. Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches. See on BLI website for further informations.
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE > Conrail C-636/C-628 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
Bowser delivered a new run (2nd batch) of its ALCO "century series" diesel locomotives: the model C-636 and C-628. These new engines are availables in some liveries and various road numbers, as Conrail in blue color, Penn Central " CR"patch (black) and Pennsylvania Railroad. All new model are playble in standard DC or DCC/Sounds versions.
Athearn Genesishas announced a new run of EMD GP9 diesel locomotives, along with a new GP9B slug. The Pennsy classified these units as EFS17m. All ho scale model are available in Standard DC or DCC/Sounds.
Full details are not yet available for now. See Athearn site pages for railroads livery and road number announced.
PRR “Original 1965 X58″ Insulated w/ DFB in the attractive “PRR freight car red” scheme wearing yellow “Insulated,” “DFB,” and “Cushioned Car” stencils. Like PRR paint practices, this car has an unpainted galvanized roof and running board, except for the ends that have the characteristic paint spray line as seen in overhead photos of these cars when fresh. Our first run of PRR painted cars has a keystone underframe and represents production from 11-65. These classics are available in six road numbers. See TANGENT site for further informations.
Athearn new model EMD GP40-2 is available in many liveries, for Standard DC or DCC Tsunami sounds version. Features: Walkway tread Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance Factory applied wire grab irons Windshield wipers See through cab windows Cab interior Sliding side cab windows Metal lift rings Fully-assembled and ready-to-run DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more Accurately painted and printed paint schemes Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 75, 83, and 100 rail Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage Minimum radius: 18" Sound equipped models also feature: Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder Sound units operate in both DC and DCC Some functions are limited in DC Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC.
BLI produced two types of PRR's 2-8-0 H10 class steam locomotive with its Paragon 2 sounds decoder. The first model is the "west tender" type (available from the latest 2014 months), the second model announced is about the "east line" tender type (on sale in early 2015). For all infos and more details, see the BLI site.
BOWSER EXECUTIVE LINE RTR > N8 Caboose
Bowser has announced an "Executive Line" ready-to-run version of their PRR class N8 cabin car (caboose). Features include window glass, separate grab railing, metal wheels, and where indicated Train Phone antenna (designed using the PRR drawings). Available with Pennsylvania Railroad livery (Pittsburgh Region and other assignments) and Conrail, Penn Central and Illinois Central colors. For further informations, see the Bowser website page here.
ATLAS MASTER LINE > Pennsylvania Railroad ALCO S2 Diesel locomotive
Built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) the low-hood S-2 was introduced in 1940 to replace Alco's earlier high-hood switchers. The 1000 horsepower S-2 was a turbocharged version of the S-1. There were 1,502 S-2s sold to North American Railroads. The versatility of the S-2s was evidenced by their service on class 1 shortline and industrial railroads. Atlas' version is back in service, with new tooling, as well as a sound-equipped version for modeler enjoyment. Features: Redesigned model with all new tooling
NMRA 8-Pin Socket for DCC (Silver Series Model)
Redesigned & retooled hood, cab, and chassis
The first plastic HO-scale model of an S-2 Locomotive to include accurate body paneldetails
Option for horizontal or vertical radiator shutters
Fine scale handrails
Separately-applied grab irons, coupler cut levers, air hoses, piping, etc.
Redesigned truck frames with separately applied detail
Directional LED lighting (includes cab rear headlight)
Die-cast chassis for improved pulling performance
Chassis retooled for optional DCC/sound
5-pole skewed armature motor for reliable operation
Dual-flywheels for maximum performance at all speeds
Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers
Exceptional painting and printing. Engine available for many american railroads.
The EMD F7 was a 1,500 horsepower Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD). Although originally promoted by EMD as a freight-hauling unit, the F7 was also used in passenger service hauling such trains as the Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief and El Capitan. This new model are available in many railroads livery.
Features: Eyebrow grabs - Nose-side ladder grabs - Ladder-rest grabs - Trainphone antennas - Screw-mounted chassis - Individual window "glass" - Detailed battery boxes/air tank with brackets - Fully detailed 1200-gallon or 1500-gallon fuel tank with brackets - Partial or complete de-skirting if needed - Lift lugs (as appropriate), front and rear MU hoses, coupler cut levers and air hoses, front and rear. Onboard Tsunami sound and DCC decoder. Individual sound boards installed in both the A-unit and B-Unit. Sound units are Dual-mode, compatible with both DCC and DC operations. In DCC mode, all functions are NMRA compatible.
In DCC mode, you can program an MU lashup with lead unit only horn, bell and lights. Fully functional headlights and Mars lights (where applicable) in both modes. Operating back-up light (where applicable). Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five-pole skew-wound motor and flywheels Directional constant lighting.
M.T.H. > Pennsylvania Railroad ALCO PA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
The PA was Alco's glamour girl. While Electro-Motive's E-units easily outsold Alco's passenger engine, the PA is widely regarded as the most beautiful first-generation diesel - period. Perhaps no other locomotive looked so right at the head of the streamlined trains of the late forties and fifties that were the last hurrah of American long-distance passenger service. The 294 PA's and cabless PB's built between 1946 and 1953 powered some of America's most famous name trains, from the Southern Pacific's Daylight to the Pennsylvania's Broadway Limited. In recognition of its beauty, some fans refer to the PA as an "honorary steam locomotive."
Fully Assembled A and B Unit Model with intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
Moveable Roof Fans and metal Body Side Grilles
Two Engineer Cab Figures in each A Unit
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles with RP25 metal wheels
Two Operating Kadee Compatible Remote Controlled Proto Couplers
Two #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
Lighted Cab Interior and illuminated Number Boards
Lighted Marker Lights
Powerful 5 Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew Wound Balanced Motor
Operating Smoke Unit
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Operates On Code 70, 83, and 100 Track
1:87 Scale Proportions
Proto Sound 3 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto Effects
From Bowser Trains is available now the new model of the Baldwin S-12 diesel road switcher locomotive. Ready To Run and Detailed.
Features: air hoses, windshield wipers, grab irons, coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, can motor, flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges and knuckle couplers. Analog (DC) version features NMRA 8 & 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
BOWSER > Pennsylvania Railroad and Conrail ALCO C-430 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
The ALCO Century 430 was a four-axle, 3,000 hp (2,237 kW) diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type. 16 units were built between July 1966 and February 1968. Cataloged as a part of ALCO's 'Century' line of locomotives, the C430 was an upgraded version of the C425 model. Since 1992, 5 C430s have remained in existence. Bowser HO scale production list including some railroads liveries and two carbody colors for Conrail (blue and black PC patched).
Features: Ready To Run Detailed - blackened metal wheels - Can motor with flywheels - Directional lighting - Ditch lights and non-ditch light versions - Golden-white LEDs - Windshield wipers - Operating pilot drop step Interior - Two pilots and a snow plow - Correct horn for each road name - Air hoses - MU hoses - Coupler lift bars - Hi-Ad and AAR 'B' Trucks - Painted handrails - 5 variations of front and rear handrails - Separately-applied grab irons and other details. Crisp painting and printing. Two prototypically correct fuel tanks. Two air intake variations as per prototype Kadee knuckle couplers. New gear box with all wheel pickup. GB&W non dynamic brake version. Dynamic brake version. DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Models vailables in various roads liveries.