Friday, March 5, 2021

Roco 70789, Ho Scale, Class 24xx series Bo-Bo Diesel Locomotive 2335 NS

 

From 1954, the first locomotives of the 2400 series were put into service at the Dutch State Railways. The locomotives mainly hauled freight trains and were also used in the shunting service. However, they also hauled passenger trains.














General data
Number of axles with traction tyres 1
Number of driven axles 4
Coupling NEM shaft 362 without close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius 358 mm
Flywheel yes
Electrical
Motor 5-pole motor
Interface Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Head light Light changeover true to the Dutch original.
Additional light function yes
LED head light yes
Measurements
Length over buffer 143 mm


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Bachmann N Scale Model Train Jupiter Steam Locomotive Engine

 

Brand - Bachmann


Scale - N

Type - Steam Locomotive 

Features - Light Function

Train Operating Co - Santa Fe

Monday, March 1, 2021

HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Layout Belt Line GP-38-2 DCC Equipped Locomotive

 

HO Scale Bachmann 
Belt Line GP-38-2 DCC
 Equipped 
  • NMRA Compliant DCC Decoder
  • Working Headlamp
  • Body Mounted Knuckle Couplers
  • New in Original Box
  • Manufacturer's Warranty

Friday, March 9, 2018

RSO CANADIAN NATIONAL F7 Powered Diesel Locomotive HO Scale CN #9176


Manufacture – RSO
Road Name –  CANADIAN NATIONAL
Road Number – 9176
Engine Condition – Excellent
Horns  -   Intact
Couplers -  1 Intact
Engine Type – F7 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
Engine chassis – 8 wheel chassis
Paint –  is in good condition,

Monday, February 6, 2017

Model Power F2A Loco Amtrak Lighted HO 96806


Features
Compatible with any HO scale train equipment.
Authentically scaled.
Plastic locomotive body is silver with red front and black roof.
Amtrak logo in red and blue Amtrak and road number 103 in blue on
each side.
Operating headlight.
Authentically molded horn roof vents doors steps panel lines and
rivet detailing.
Silver plastic dual axle trucks with silver metal wheels.
Truck mounted couplers.
Packaged in a plastic tray within a windowed box.

Includes
One HO Scale Union Amtrak #103 Lighted F2A Diesel Locomotive.

Requirements
HO Scale Train Equipment
Adult Supervision

Specifications
Scale: HO 1:87
Length: 7 (17.78cm)
Width: 1-3/8 (3.49cm)
Height: 2 (5.08cm)

Friday, December 30, 2016

HO Scale Model Railroad Trains Steam Locomotive Canadian Nat'l 2-6-0 DCC & Sound

  •      
    Sound Traxx DCC with Sound
  • Die Cast Chassis & Cylinders
  • Metal Wheels, Side Rods & Hand Rails
  • Working Headlamp with Directional Lighting
  • Body Mounted Knuckle Couplers

                                                             Brand:

    Bachmann

                                                             Features: Light Function, Painted, Sound Function


                                                             Type: Steam Locomotive

                                                             Material:     Plastic with Metal Parts

Friday, March 15, 2013

The History of Model Trains

by Stewart Ames

Collectible model trains can be traced back to the nineteenth century when the first model locomotives became available in the 1840s. These early collectible trains ranged widely in price from the extremely expensive real working steam locomotives, to the least expensive "penny toys" crafted from lead or tin. Today, with the advancements in modern technology, model trains have become much more sophisticated and the hobby of collecting model trains and building model railway systems is extremely popular with many devoted enthusiasts and avid collectors. Collectible model trains are widely available today in price ranges to fit any budget allowing anyone the opportunity to enjoy this great hobby.

Early Model Railway Sets
While collectible model trains were available in the mid nineteenth century, they were designed to run only on the floor and were not available with a train track. One of the first collectible train sets became available in the late nineteenth century and was produced by a company named "Marklin Bros". These collectible trains were wind-up or "clockwork trains" designed to run along a track. Additional pieces could be purchased and integrated into the set one at a time allowing customers the ability to create and customize an entire railway system. Eventually, other manufacturers began to produce model train sets and while these train sets were initially geared toward the entertainment of children, the manufacturers soon began to realize that collectible model trains were also becoming popular among adult who collected them.

Manufacturers began creating more complex and sophisticated versions of model train sets during the early twentieth century and the hobby of building model railway systems was becoming more and more popular. Battery powered and electrically operated model trains were also introduced in the early twentieth century and are the main sources of power utilized in collectible train sets today. The hobby of collecting model trains and building customized railway systems became extremely popular during the middle of the twentieth century as collectible trains became more affordable to the average individual.

Collectible Model Trains Today
Today, collectible model trains are available in all price ranges from highly complex models geared toward the adult consumer to less expensive model train sets designed for children. Collecting model trains is an exciting hobby that is enjoyed all across the globe and by people of all ages. Part of the appeal in collecting model trains is the numerous options available when it comes to creating the scenic landscapes that surround the tracks. While many prefer the traditional layout of the rural landscape with mountain tunnels and surrounding greenery, others prefer the more urban landscapes that include city streets and skyscrapers. Elaborate collectible train sets are also available for both indoor and outdoor settings including those that are designed specifically for outdoor gardens.

There are several different sizes to choose from in model trains that range from what is called the "N-scale" to the "G-scale" size. The N-scale models are the smallest and are typically utilized by collectors who are limited on space as it still allows for the room necessary when setting up various scenic landscapes. The G-scale trains are the largest and are typically designed to withstand the elements, therefore, these trains are the ones most utilized by hobbyists who enjoy setting up there train set outdoors. There is an endless variety of styles, sizes, and designs available in collectible model trains today that will provide years of entertainment and make a great hobby for both children and adults.

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