1937, New Haven received ten 4-6-4 locomotives built by Baldwin.
These were the last steam power the road would purchase and they
were certainly the most beautiful. They featured streamlined
boilers that were gloss black with stainless steel stripes and trim
(aluminum paint on the tenders.) They were powered by large 80"
Boxpox drivers that were ideal for the speedy Shoreline passenger
trains that serviced New Haven and Boston. Many of these routes
originated in, or continued to, New York via the New Haven's
electrified western end. These locomotives hauled some of the most
recognizable extra fare trains in railroading including the
Merchants Limited, Senator and Yankee Clipper.
building the most accurate, smooth running, sound-equipped, brass
HO New Haven I5 Hudson ever.
These museum caliber brass locomotives include all
state-of-the-art features with exquisite detail and full sound for
DC and DCC. The BLI I5 is, without a doubt, the very best I5 ever
produced: In terms of accuracy, detail level as well as operational
characteristics. Collectors of premium caliber brass models
traditionally take one look at a newly purchased model and then
pack it up and store them for safe-keeping on the shelf. But no
more. The Broadway Limited I5 comes with a state-of-the-art display
case which is fully equipped with roller bearings and power inputs
for in-place display operation. This jewel of an I5 can be
displayed in the included case rather than being stored in the
darkness of its box. The Broadway Limited I5 has the following
locomotive and tender with the highest accuracy and detail
-Premium caliber painting
-Out-of-the-box operation for DC and DCC (with system
-Premium 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature and fly wheel
(specific brand is TBD)
-Powerful High Fidelity DC/DCC Sound equipped with authentic NH I5
-Full under-body detail on locomotive and tender
-Nickel Silver rods and valve gear
-Full cab detail
-Prototypical light operation
-Scale operating Kadee couplers
-Operating power reverse
-Trust plate on tender
-Golden white LED headlight
-All fabricated components will be produced from the finest Milled
-Roller Bearing display case for demonstration of operation and
Period for New Haven I5 Hudson
Built by Baldwin and delivered in 1937, New Haven received a
total of ten I5 class steam locomotives. The I5 earned an excellent
reputation for outstanding performance and dependable service.
However, with the introduction of DL109 diesel engines in 1941 and
PA's 1948 and 1949, they all retired by early 1951.
New Haven's I5 Hudsons were originally delivered with a block
lettering scheme. Later, a small script scheme was introduced which
was eventually replaced by a large script with a square lettering
scheme. All three versions will be produced.
TBD. The minimum radius of this engine will be large to build this
model most prototypically.
We will demonstrate the preproduction sample models at the Amherst
Railway Society "Big Railroad Hobby Show" in Springfield, MA on
January 27-28, 2007. Please join us there and watch the I5 in
scheduled for Summer 2007.
Power 1938 - 1968 by J. W. Swanberg, edited and published by
Alvin Staufer, 1988, pp. 152 - 163.
-NH I5 brass model by W&R imported in
-Drawings by Al Lawrence and
And now for
the great news - Pacific Western Rail will have a special
promotional price on this Brass Engine. Call Bob for details (971)
327-6896 or (866) 840-7777