Feb 2 2006 HO Scale Atlas Releases For February

    Feb 4 2006 HO Scale Walthers Proto 2000 Announcements

    Feb 24 2006 HO Scale Atlas Car Sale Part I

    Feb 6 2006 Re Caboose New Releases

    Feb 7th 2006 New HO Intermountain Feb 2006 Releases

    Feb 7th 2006 Future HO Intermountain 2006 Release

    Feb 22 2006 HO Scale Proto Products Sale

    Feb 8th 2006 IMRC New HO Updated Production Dates

    Feb 9th 2006 - Broadway Ltd AC6000 2nd Release

    Feb 10 2006 HO Scale Athearn Releases

    Feb 14 2006 HO Scale Walthers Building Kit Sale

    Feb 13 2006 HO Scale Kadee Cars

    Feb 18 2006 - Just Arrived New Custom Painted Loco's

    Feb 19 2006 News from Walthers HO Scale

    Feb 28 2006 Rapido Passenger Cars

    March 1 2006 HO Scale Atlas Car Sale Part II

    March 1 2006 HO Scale Atlas Engine Sale

    March 4 2006 HO Scale Athearn March Releases

    Mar 7th 2006 New HO Intermountain March 2006 Releases

    Mar 7th 2006 Updated HO Intermountain 2006 Production Dates

    March 11th 2006 Future HO Intermountain 2006 Release

    Mar 13 2006 Roundhouse Milk Cars

    March 13 2006 - HO Intermountain AC-12 4-8-8-2 Southern Pacific

    March 16 2006 CP Poster Book

    March 14th 2006 - Just Arrived New HO Custom Painted Locomotives

    March 16 2005 Kadee Release

    Mar 25 2006 Hobbycrft Gond Pictures

    March 27 2006 HO Scale Athearn Genesis Announcements

    March 27 2006 HO Scale Athearn Announcements--Engines

    March 27 2006 HO Scale Athearn Announcements-- Cars

    March 27 2006 HO Scale Athearn Announcements-- Tractors Trailers &c

    March 29 2006 HO Scale General Motors Engines--Books

    March 30th 2006 Atlas Dash-840B Sale

    April 4 2006 HO Scale Proto 2000 -- Sale

    April 4 2006 Atlas News

    April 10 2006 HO Scale Kits For Canadians

    April 7 2006 Signals NJ International

    April 8th 2006 New HO Intermountain April 2006 Releases

    April 8th 2006 Future HO Intermountain 2006 Release

    April 14 2006 New PWRS BNSF BN CN DRG Cars

    April 15 2006 HO Scale Red Caboose -- Sale

    April 19 2006 HO Scale Lionel Sale

    April 18 2006 HO Scale Kadee New Announcements

    April 18 2006 H&D 40 Boxcar Review

    April_20_2006_HO_Scale_Athearn_Announcements_- Boxcars

    April_20_2006_HO_Scale_Athearn_Announcements_- Hoppers

    April_20_2006_HO_Scale_Athearn_Announcements_- Trains & Trucks & Cranes & Reefers

    April_20_2006_HO_Scale_Athearn_Genesis Announcements_- Engines

    April 20 2006 HO Scale Athearn Engines

    April 21 2006 Atlas HO Signals

    May 1 2006 HO Scale Walthers Sale Part I

    April 28 2006 Athearn HO Scale Update

    May 1 2006 Walthers Wire

    May 8 2006 HO Scale Walthers Sale -- Cars -- Part II

    May 5 2006 HO Scale Atlas HO May Release

    May 5th 2006 Future HO Intermountain 2006 Release

    May 9 2006 HO scale Walthers Sale -- Cars -- Part III

    May 9 2006 HO Scale Kanamodel Kits for Canadian Roads

    May 9 2006 HO Scale Branchline Ready to Roll

    May 7 2006 Walthers GP30 High Hood Engines

    May 8 2006 HO Scale Walthers Proto 2000 GP20

    May 8th 2006 New HO Intermountain May 2006 Releases

    May 8th 2006 Updated HO Intermountain 2006 Production Dates

    May 9 2006 Custom Painted Engines

    May 12 2006 Precision Craft Models Passengers cars

    May 12 2006 Intermoutian Spring Clearence Sale

    May 15 2006 Walthers Weekly Wire

    May 19 2006 HO Scale Athearn Announcements for May

    May 31 2006 HO Scale Athearn Announcements for May Part II

    June 2 2006 Walthers Steam Engines Locos

    June 2 2006 Walthers Diesels Engines

    June 3 2006 Walthers Buildings & Access

    June 3 2006 Atlas Announcements

    June 4 2006 Intermountain June Releases

    June 4 2006 June Future Announcements from IMRC

    June 5 2006 Atlas Trainman Announcements

    June 12 2006 Future Red Caboose Announcements

    June 12 2006 Kadee June announcements

    June 13 2006 New CP Rail Cabooses from H&D

    June 16 2006 HO Scale Athearn June Announcements--Engines

    June 16 2006 HO Scale Athearn June Announcements--Cars Part I

    June 16 2006 HO Scale Athearn June Announcements -- Cars Part II

    June 20 2006 HO Scale More Athearn Announcements

    June 23 2006 HO Scale New Books for CN

    June 29 2006 HO Scale Atlas July Releases

    July 1 2006 Trainman (Atlas) announcements

    July 2 2006 Tower55 News

    July 2 2006 Precision Master Craft Announcements

    July 3 2006 Precision Craft Models Steam Announcements

    July 7 2006 HO Scale Rapido LRC Locomotive and Coaches

    July 7 2006 New Info On Precision Craft Models Y6b 2-8-8-2

    July 8 2006 HO Scale New Intermountain Releases

    July 9 2006 Atlas August Annoucements

    July 10 2006 HO Scale Great Northern Empire Builder

    July 10 2006 HO Scale Athearn July Announcements--Engines

    July 10 2006 HO Scale Athearn July Announcements--Part II

    July 10 2006 HO Scale Athearn July Announcements--Part III

    July 12 2006 Con-Cor HO AeroTrain

    July 13 2006 Walthers 2007 HO Catal

    July 14 2006 HO Scale Kadee July Product Releases

    July 20 2006 HO Scale New Manufacturer & New Product

    Aug 5 2006 HO Scale Sale on Certain Walthers Products

    July 26 2006 BC Rail Passenger Car Special Run

    July 30 2006 Rapido Trains Announcements

    August 2 2006 HO Scale Athearn M&St.L Announcement

    Aug 3 2006 Custom Painted Engines

    Aug 4 2006 Additional info re Royal Hudson Cars

    August 7 2006 HO Scale Intermountain August Releases

    August 9 2006 HO Scale Atlas August Releases

    August 15 2006 HO Scale August Releases By Kadee

    August 16 2006 HO Scale Intermountain's New Gondola

    Aug 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn August Announcements

    August 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn August Announcements--Part II

    Aug 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn August Announcements--Part III

    Aug 18 2006 BCR Rapido Car Artwork

    Aug 19th 2006 Atlas Alaska RR GP38 renumber

    August 21 2006 HO Scale New Books Available

    Aug 22 2006 Hubert Scale Models BNSF Coal

    Aug 23 2006 HO Scale Columbus Trainmaster Loads

    Aug 29 2006 New Overland Brass Releases

    Aug 31 2006 Custom Painted Engines

    Sept 1 2006 Atlas September releases

    Sept 6 06 HO Scale Intermountain September Announcements

    Sept 10 2006 Overland releases part 2

    Sept 10 2006 Overland Releases part III

    Sept 12 2006 HO Scale Kadee September Releases

    Sept 13 2006 Custom Painted Engine

    Sept 14 2006 Sept Athearn Announcements

    Sept 14 2006 True Line C Liners USA Roads

    September 15 2006 HO Scale Athearn September Announcements--Part 2

    Sept 17th 2006 - Truline Trains CN Cabooses

    September 21 2006 HO Scale Broadway Limited Announcements

    September 21 2006 HO Scale Precision Craft Announcements

    Sept 22 2006 Custom Painted CP United Way Engine

    October 2 2006 HO Scale Hobbycraft Flats & Gondolas On Sale

    October 12 2006 HO Scale Hobbycraft Sale --Part 2

    Sept 30th 2006 Trueline Trains 5 axle C Liners

    Oct 3rd 2006 Digitrak New Decoders

    October 5 2006 HO Scale Kanamodel

    Oct 5 2006 HO Scale Atlas October Announcements

    Oct 9th 2006 - Intermountain New HO Releases

    Oct 11 2006 Intermountain New HO October Release Announcement

    Oct 13 2006 HO Scale Athearn October Announcements --Steam

    Oct 13 2006 HO Scale Athearn October Announcements --Engines

    Oct 13 2006 HO Scale Athearn October Announcements --Vehicles Etc

    Oct 13 2006 HO Scale Athearn October Announcements --Cars

    Oct 15 2006 HO Scale Hobbycraft Sale--Engines

    Oct 16 2006 Red Caboose Announcements

    Oct 17 2006 Walthers Heljin Container Crane

    Oct 18 2006 Athearn SP & UP Steam Engines Coming

    Oct 23 2006 HO Scale Hobbycraft Sale--Engines Part 2

    Oct 30th 2006 - Intermountain Newly updated HO Product Release Date Info

    Nov 1 2006 BC Rail Royal Hudson Cars

    Nov 2 2006 Rapido Trains New Tooling

    Nov 4 2006 Custom Painted Engines

    Nov 6 2006 Intermountain New HO November Release Announcement

    Nov 6 2006 Intermountain Newly updated HO Product Release Date Info

    Nov 6 2006 Intermountain New HO Releases

    Nov 7 2006 HO Scale New Atlas Releases

    Nov 8 2006 HO Scale New Custom Painted Engines

    Nov 14 2006 HO Scale Kadee Sale

    Nov 17 2006 Athearn Genesis F unit with Sound

    Nov 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn November Announcements--Engines

    Nov 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn November Announcements--Genesis

    Nov 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn November Announcements--Rolling Stock 2

    Nov 17 2006 HO Scale Athearn November Announcements--Rolling Stock 1

    Nov 24 2006 HO Scale Kadee Christmas Clearance--Cars Part 2

    Nov 24 2006 HO Scale Bachmann Christmas Clearance--Engines

    Nov 24 2006 HO Scale Rivarossi Engine Christmas Clearance

    Nov 24 2006 HO Scale Stewart Bowser Engine Christmas Clearance

    Nov 24th 2006 Bulkhead Flats True Line Trains

    Nov 26 2006 HO Scale Athearn Car Sale

    Nov 26 2006 HO Scale Athearn Genesis Car Sale

    Dec 4 2006 HO Scale Athearn Genesis Christmas Sale--Cars Part 2

    Nov 30 2006 HO Scale Athearn Christmas Sale - Cars Part 2

    Dec 1 2006 PWRS Run Update Group One

    Dec 1 2006 Atlas Dec Announcenents

    Dec 5 HO Scale Mr. Christmas on Sale

    Dec 5 HO Scale Athearn Christmas Car Sale--Part 3

    Dec 5 HO Scale Red Caboose Christmas Car Sale

    Dec 7 2006 HO True Line Trains Cabooses 2nd batch

    Dec 7 2006 HO Scale Intermountain December Releases

    Dec 7 2006 HO Scale Intermountain Upcoming Product Releases

    Dec 11 2006 HO Scale Athearn Christmas Clearance-Cars Part 4

    Dec 11 2006 HO Scale Athearn Christmas Clearance-Engines

    Dec 11 2006 HO Scale Athearn Genesis Christmas Clearance-Engines

    Dec 9 2006 HO Scale PWRS Christmas Singles Sale

    Dec 9 2006 HO Scale Kato Engine Christmas Clearance--Part 1

    Dec 14 2006 HO Scale Athearn December Announcements - Work Train

    Dec 14 2006 HO Scale Athearn December Announcements

    Dec 14 2006 HO Scale Kato Engine Announcement

    Dec 15 2006 Red Caboose Announcements

    Dec 29 2006 HO Scale Atlas January Releases

    Dec 31 2006 Kato Black River Train Set

    Jan 5 2007 HO Scale Intermountain Product Releases

    Jan 9 2007 BLI 4-6-4 Hudson

    Jan 15 2007 HO Scale Athearn Genesis January Product Announcements

    Jan 16 2007 HO Scale Athearn January Product Announcements--Part 1

    Jan 16 2007 HO Scale Athearn January Product Releases--Part 2

    Jan 16 2007 HO Scale Kadee January Product Releases

    HO BC Rail Passenger Cars are in

    Jan 23 2007 Custom Painted Engines

    Jan 24 2007 BLI SD40-2

    Jan 30 2007 BLI Steam

    Feb 1 2007 Columbus Trainmaster Lumber Loads

    Feb 2 2007 Branchline New Cars

    Feb 05 2007 HO Scale Intermnountain February Releases

    Feb 8 2007 Division Point North Diesels

    Feb 9 2007 Division Point Steam Locomotives

    Feb 9 2007 Atlas Trainman Release

    Feb 24 2007 HO Scale Athearn R-T-R Release

    Feb 26 2007 New Kadee Releases for February

    Mar 02 Branchline April May Announcements

    Mar 02 2007 HO Kato CTA Bi-Level Coach

    Mar 5 2007 PWRS 2 3 qtr Release Info

    Mar 06 2007 HO Scale New Releases from Intermountain

    Mar 6 2007 Broadway Limited AC6000

    Mar 09 2007 HO Scale Atlas "Trainman" March Announcements

    Mar 09 2007 HO Scale Atlas "Master Line" March Announcements

    Mar 11 2007 Cabuse Mystery Car

    Mar 13 2007 E&N Customer Painted Engine

    Mar 16 2007 HO Scale Athearn March Locomotive Annoucements

    Mar 16 2007 HO Scale Athearn March Intermodal Annoucements

    Mar 16 2007 HO Scale Athearn March Freight Car Annoucements

    Kadee March Announcements

    Mar 28 2007 HO Scale Red Caboose New Announcements

    Mar 28 2007 Columbus trainmaster Loads

    Apr 05 2007 HO Scale New Releases from Atlas Master Series

    Apr 05 2007 HO Scale New Releases from Atlas Trainman Series

    Apr 07 2007 HO Scale New R-T-R Releases from Accurail

    Apr 09 2007 HO Scale New Releases from Intermountain

    Apr 09 2007 HO Scale New Locomotive Releases from Broadway Limited Imports

    Apr 09 2007 HO Scale Broadway Limited SP Daylight Passenger Cars

    Apr 09 2007 HO Scale New Tower 55 GE ES44AC Locomotives Announced

    Apr 10 2007 HO Scale Significant New Athearn SD40-2 Release

    Apr 10 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Genesis F45 & FP45 Release - All New Tooling!

    Apr 10 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Freight Cars and Caboose Release

    Apr 10 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Intemodal Containers and Vehicles Release

    Apr 09 2007 HO Scale Adendum to New Releases from Intermountain

    Apr 16 2007 HO Scale Walthers Freight Car Release

    Apr 16 2007 HO Scale Walthers Passenger Car Release

    April 17 2007 CN 5 Axle C Liner Reprint

    Apr 18 2007 HO Scale Athearn SP "Daylight" Passenger Cars - Preview of Coming Attractions

    April 20th 2007 PWRS Conrail Cars

    Apr 22 2007 HO Scale Walthers-Proto 1000 Freight Cars for April

    April 24 Custom Painted Saskatchewan Gain Cars

    April 24th 2007 Kato SD40-2

    May 1 2007 HO Scale Rapido Passenger Cars - New Paint Schemes

    May 7 207 HO Intermountain Announcements for May

    May 7 2007 HO Scale Atlas HO May U30C and Freight Car Releases

    May 7 2007 HO Scale Atlas HO "Trainman" May Freight Car Releases

    May 4 2007 HO Scale Intermountain HO May Locomotive and Freight Car Releases

    May 9 2007 HO Scale May Kadee Announcements - New Cars

    May 9 2007 HO Scale May BLI HO Announcements - New Blue Line Locomotives

    May 14 2007 HO Scale Precision Craft UP Big Boy - New Run

    May 18 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Genesis FEF Steam and RTR GP35 Locomotives

    May 18 2007 HO Scale New Athearn R-T-R Freight Cars & Caboose

    May 18 2007 HO Scale New Athearn R-T-R Intermodal Freight Cars & Passenger Cars

    May 18 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Ford Fire and Custom 1955 Trucks

    May 22 2007 New Lumber Loads Columbus Trainmaster

    May 19 2007 HO Scale New C&O and N&W "Blue Line" Steam engines from BLI

    May 25 2007 HO Scale Canadian Slabside Hopper Samples

    May 26 2007 TrueLine Trains 40 CPR Boxcars

    June 2 2007 Test Shots of DT&I Boxcars

    June 5 2007 HO Scale Walthers Bulkhead Flats

    June 7 2007 New CPR Wooden Cabooses

    June 6 2007 PWRS Alaska & CSX cars

    June 8 2007 HO Scale Atlas HO June Freight Cars Releases

    June 8 2007 HO Scale Atlas HO June Locomotive Releases

    June 8 2007 HO Scale Atlas HO June Vehicle Releases

    June 11 2007 HO Scale Intermountain HO June Releases

    June 11 2007 HO Scale New Rock Island Double-Decker Commuter Cars from KATO

    June 13 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Locomotive Releases for June

    June 13 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Freight Car Releases for June

    June 13 2007 HO Scale New Athearn Vehicle Releases for June

    June 14 2007 HO Scale 30% Off Sale

    June 14th 2007 Kadee CPR Script Cars

    June 19th 2007 News from Overland

    June 21st 2007 SRY Custom Painted SW900

    June 23rd 2007 Trueline 3560 cu ft Sask Hoppers

    June 23rd 2007 Classic Metal Works Vehicles

    June 22 2007 HO Scale New "Blue Line" EMD F7A & F7B and Alco FA & FB Diesels from BLI

Train Addiction Help Line: 1.866.840.7777

Media > News Releases > HO Scale News > July 2 2006 Precision Master Craft Announcements

 

 

Dear HO Customers: Precision Master Craft Models has announced a number of new projects and supplied new information and photo's (or images) for others announced previously.

Baldwin Sharknose

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • See-Through Mesh and Fan Grills
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 8.0 in
  • B-Unit Length: 7.7 in
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable"  Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC.  Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality.  Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM mother boards. 

Baldwin's RF-16 Sharknose diesels' distinctive contours were inspired by Pennsy's T1 class steam locomotive and certainly appear related to the GG1. Known as excellent "luggers," the Sharks saw service hauling heavy ore and coal drags.

The RF-16 Shark beat the F7 with 100 additional horsepower and tied the FA2 with 1600 horsepower.

Contrary to many reports, Baldwin diesels could be run in MU operation with diesels built by other makers if the units were ordered with the proper MU equipment from the Baldwin catalog.

There are two surviving Sharks owned by the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad. DID YOU KNOW? Not even the most expensive of brass models have accurately modeled the Sharknose's unique front end profile. PCM's Sharknose is properly modeled with the correct front end profilean industry first.

Roads:

  • Penncy - Brunswick Green
  • B&O - Blue/Gray/Gold
  • New York Central - Cigar Band

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


 

American Locomotive Company (ALCO) PA1 locomotive:

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • See-Through Mesh and Fan Grills
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Strobing Mars Light
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 9.4 in
  • B-Unit Length: 9.0 in
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee  Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius:18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable" Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC. Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality. Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM mother boards.

The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) introduced the PA1 locomotive in 1946 to offer direct competition with EMD's successful "E" Series Passenger diesels. The first PA1 celebrated Alco's 75,000th loco to roll out of the erecting shop. This attractive 2000HP loco was their high-speed passenger diesel. Having more horsepower than their leading competitor, Alco felt that they had a fleet-ready competitive product.

With orders from 16 railroads, Alco was able to produce a total of 247 "PA" units and 47 "PB" units until production ceased in May 1953. The PA locomotives remained in U.S. service until 1978 and were a very important part of the time period known as the "Transition Era" where steam was replaced with the diesel.

PA1's were stylish, sleek, powerful and were very well suited for America's passenger and fast freight trains. Additionally, their 65' 8" bodies became excellent billboard advertising for the railroads that they served with pride.

Roads:

  • AT&SF - Warbonnet
  • D&RGW - California Zephyr
  • PRR - 5-stripe Tuscan
  • SP - Daylight
  • UP - Streamliner
  • D&H - Blue Warbonnet
  • Erie - Green/Yellow

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


American Locomotive Company (ALCO) FA1/ FB1 locomotive:

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • See-Through Mesh and Fan Grills
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 7.6 in
  • B-Unit Length: 7.2 in
  • A-Unit Weight (powered): 1.15 lbs
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable"  Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC.  Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality.  Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM mother boards. 

ALCO, a very established steam locomotive manufacturer, saw an opportunity at the end of World War II to enter the cab-unit diesel market. Following the very successful RS1, 2, and 3 series of road switchers, Alco offered a newly designed locomotive and, thus, was born the FA1/FB1 series.

The FA was designed to compete with EMD's very popular "F" units. The FA was designed for freight service; the complementary PA was designed for passenger operation. FA/FB production began in January of 1946 and ran through August of 1950. Alco produced 393 FA1 locomotives and 225 FB1 booster locomotives.

At 51'6" and delivering 1,600HP, Alco's four-cycle RD1 constant pressure super turbocharger increased engine output by a whopping 90% over a normal aspirated engine. The FA1's capably handled their share of freight duty as the major railroads sought the economy that the diesel-electric locomotive offered.

If you model this era or just enjoy cool diesels, the Alco FA's will be a welcome addition to your layout.

Roads:

  • GN - Empire Builder
  • GB&W - Red/Gray
  • NYC - Lightning Stripe
  • PRR - Single Green Stripe
  • RI - Rocket Freight
  • SOO - Pine Tree
  • UP - Streamliner

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


EMD F3A/ F3B

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • See-Through Mesh and Fan Grills
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 7.3 in
  • B-Unit Length: 7.12 in
  • A-Unit Weight (powered): 1.15 lbs
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature &?Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable" Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC. Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality. Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM motherboards.

 

EMD's F3's began showing up on the rails just as World War II was ending. As the wartime restrictions were being lifted, a tremendous burden was placed on the railroads as economic prosperity began to take off across the U.S. The days of the glorious steamers were numbered as many railroads were in dire need of motive power replacements. Add the economic advantages the F3's offered to the railroads, and the rest is history. Progress is always served.

The 1500 horsepower F3's were remarkably proficient at both heavy freight as well as fast-passenger service. With a body design that defines what many consider to be the most attractive diesel ever produced, the F3 offered a large canvas for the wonderfully imaginative and colorful paint schemes that many railroads proudly utilized to show off their passenger trains.

EMD was to build 1107 "A" units and 694 "B" units before production was changed to the newer F7's in February of 1949. Don't worry, PCM will deliver this legendary locomotive to your layout in the quantities you order. A truly must have piece for your layout!

Roads:

  • UP - Yellow/Gray
  • SOU - Green/White
  • NYC - Lighning Stripe
  • CB&Q - California Zephyr
  • AT&SF - Warbonnet
  • WP - California Zephyr
  • PRR - Single Green Stripe
  • D&RGW - Black/Yellow, California Zephyr

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


EMD SD7

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurately Modeled Locomotive
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • See-Through Mesh and Fan Grills
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Locomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 8.6 in 
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable"  Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC.  Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality.  Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM motherboards.

 

Introduced in February 1952 and produced through November 1953, the SD7 was the 1500HP six axle big brother to the GP7. Riding on six axle, three-motor trucks, they were designed to offer more starting tractive effort in "road" service than the GP7. EMD's introduction of an A1A freight locomotive led them to design the SD7 from the ground up. In appearance, they are very similar to the GP7 only with a longer hood. The radiators are grouped together at the end of the long hood and not separated as was seen on the GP7. The grill assembly protrudes from the side of the hood whereas with the GP7 the grills are fit flush with the hood.

As built, the SD7 very closely resembles the SD9 with the visual spotting features being the boarding steps and a variation of the classification lights being the most noticeable differences. The SD7 (for Special Duty) was a massive locomotive at 60 feet 8 inches from coupler to coupler and weighing 360,000 pounds. It was powered by the same reliable 1500HP 567B V-16 two-cycle diesel engine as the GP7 and F7. With a maximum speed range between 55 and 89 miles per hour, depending on the gearing ratio selected, and a tractive force of 90,000 pounds, the SD series was here to stay. With the SD7, EMD introduced the "lightweight" Flexicoil truck which enabled these locomotives to be used on branchlines as well as for road service. These trucks were so smooth that the SD7 was compared to "riding in a luxury car."

With the advent of 1954, EMD made a conservative marketing push against the competition with the announcement of their "Nine Line" series. This consisted of the introduction of new locomotive model numbers, the SW9/1200, the F9A/B, the GP9, and the SD9.

Roads:

  • B&O - Blue/Gray
  • BN - Green/Black
  • CofG - Southern Black/White
  • Demontrator - Maroon/Red
  • PRR - Brunswick Green
  • UP - Dependable Transportation

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


EMD SW1500

Features:

  • Beautifully Detailed, Accurate Diesel Switcher
  • Authentic Design, Paint and Color Schemes
  • Authentic Sounds (Sound Equipped Units Only) and Prototypical Operation
  • High-Torque Gearing for Precision Switching
  • Many Separately Applied Details
  • See-Through Mesh and Grating
  • Constant Intensity Directional Lighting
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • Factory Installed Painted Engineer Figures
  • Lomotive Composition: ABS with Die Cast Chassis
  • A-Unit Length: 6.5 in
  • Motor Type: 5-Pole Can with Skewed Armature & Dual Fly Wheels
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 in

"DCC & Sound Upgradeable"  Units denoted as DCC & Sound Upgradeable are units that are not sound equipped and function only in DC.  Modelers may choose to purchase an optional Sound & DCC upgrade kit, specifically tailored to the prototype which will add DCC and sound functionality.  Upgrade kit works only for PCM models with PCM motherboards.

EMD produced 807 of the 12-cylinder SW1500 switchers between 1966 and 1974. These prolific switchers are easily recognized by their high mounted walkways, tall-low radius arched roof cab, dual exhaust stacks and a long hood headlight. The SW's were offered with either the standard AAR type A or the optional Flexicoil designed trucks. More than half of the railroads chose the Flexicoil trucks.

EMD's SW1500 was a very capable switcher that saw distinguished duty for many railroads. Precision Craft's SW1500 is ready for duty on your layout. Like all PCM locomotives, the EMD SW1500 looks, operates, and sounds great!

Roads:

  • SP - Kodachrome
  • SP - Red/Black
  • SRR
  • UP
  • WP
  • Reading
  • Cotton Belt
  • SCL/L&N
  • CSX
  • L&N
  • MKT
  • NS

Units will be available with DCC and Sound or Upgradable Units without Sound or DCC.


Call Today to Order

1-866-840-7777