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Assembled/Upgraded RTR Roundhouse 2812 MOW Alco Box Cab Diesel Locomotive HO Scale

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Assembled/Upgraded RTR Roundhouse 2812 MOW Alco Box Cab Diesel Locomotive

Okay, we get it. Though NOT a steam engine, it was, however, one of the first steam era diesel locomotives and is certainly vintage. If you are familiar with these kits you are probably aware that the stock drive system will, sooner or later, fail. Check out our Blog Post for insight on correcting, or avoiding, this common issue.

Central Railroad of New Jersey box-cab No. 1000, built by an Alco/General Electric/Ingersoll-Rand consortium, gained the title of “first commercially successful diesel-electric locomotive” when CNJ put it to work on October 22, 1925. After a three-decade career, the unit was retired to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

Excerpt from Roundhouse 2811 Box Cab Diesel Locomotive Kit Instructions:

"Roundhouse Product's flywheel-equipped diesel locomotive kit was patterned after one of the first successful diesel-electrics in the United States, built by Alco in 1924. Powered by a 300 horsepower Ingersoll-Rand 6-cylinder diesel engine, this locomotive weighed 60 tons and could negotiate extremely short radius curves, such as those found in the New Jersey waterfront pier area streets. The Roundhouse Product's model has been designed to operate on standard 18" radius curves, but modelers have been able to make our little diesel "turn on a hat brim". Our customers who are "into" traction will find the Roundhouse diesel is just right for an early day Box Motor style traction locomotive."


  • Professionally Assembled C-9 Mint Condition w/Excellent Original Box.
  • Original Box and all Instructions included.
  • Pre-painted pressure-cast Zamac high impact plastic body.
  • Heavy cast metal main frame.
  • Upgraded w/Directional Front/Rear LED Lighting.
  • Upgraded w/Tinted Window Treatments.
  • Upgraded w/All-Metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • Production date 1989.

Available Option:

  • TCS MC2-KAC Standard DCC Decoder Installed.

HO Scale 1:87

Made in U.S.A.

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