Late 1800's V&TRR Mixed Passenger/Freight Set w/"Super" Bowker 2-4-0 Locomotive, Super Detailed Consist & Super DCC/Sound HO Scale

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Late 1800's V&TRR Mixed Passenger/Freight Set w/"Super" Bowker 2-4-0 Locomotive, Super Detailed Consist & Super DCC/Sound

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is one of the most famous short lines in American history. The Virginia & Truckee No. 21 named J.W. Bowker is a 2-4-0 steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1875 for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad and named after Virginia & Truckee's master mechanic John William Bowker. Our incredible VTRRSET1 depicts a mixed passenger/freight train as it might have appeared in the era of the Comstock Load. Both the V&TRR and the J.W. Bowker are well documented in print and on the Internet.

Now, why do we say "Super" Bowker 2-4-0 Locomotive you ask? The "Bowker" was produced by several manufacturers for AHM. Only the original Bowker, build by Pocher in 1972, featured brass, instead of plastic, domes, brass, instead of plastic, steam cylinders, brass, instead of painted, boiler banding, and gold or silver plated plastic compressor assemblies. Our "Super" Bowker has all of these rare features, our exclusive AcuGlow working headlamp (a working Headlamp was NEVER available on any Bowker), an Engineer Figure installed in the cab AND awesome DCC/Sound. "Super" indeed.


AHM5072 V&TRR 2-4-0 "Super" Bowker Locomotive


  • C-9 Mint Condition w/ Excellent Original Box & Paperwork
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded with awesome TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Sound Decoder.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom AcuGlow Working Headlamp and Clear Lens.
    • MRRHQ Custom hand beveled/painted brass-metallic mount with Grain-of Rice incandescent bulb reproduces period correct intensity and hue.
  • One-piece boiler/cab and tender body of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel guides, main and side rods.
  • Brass handrails and headlamp mount.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful can motor.
  • Scale 48" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point leading truck axles and wheels.
  • Upgraded with Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
  • Upgraded with working rear Kadee all-metal Knuckle Coupler.
  • Production Date 1976.

Dimensions: Loco 5 x 1 3/16 x 2 5/16" Tender: 3 x 1 3/16 x 1 1/2"


Roundhouse/Athearn 84826 Late Production V&TRR 4-Car Overland Passenger Set


  • Upgraded C-10 Mint Condition.
  • Excellent Original Set Box.
  • Precision High Definition Graphics.
  • All-metal RP25 Wheel Sets.
  • Working Front&Rear Knuckle Couplers.
  • Upgraded with Custom Interiors designed and 3D Printed by MRRHQ.
  • Fully Populated with Railroad Personnel, Passengers and Super Details.
  • Upgraded with our exclusive MagLED® MLM1 Evolutionary Model Railroad Lighting System.(Extra Batteries Included.)
  • Production Date 2005-2009.

Roundhouse 3002 V&TRR 36' Reefer and 3004 36' Stock Car Kits


  • Professionally assembled by MRRHQ from vintage kits.
  • Custom Painted Frames, Trucks and Coupler Caps.
  • Custom Wood Floor Insert, DCC Decoder and Premium Speaker in the Stock Car.
  • Custom Livestock Load.
  • Working All-Metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • Awesome easy-rolling Proto 2000 all-metal RP25 wheel sets.
  • Original Boxes.

HO Scale 1:87

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