There is no greater accomplishment, or satisfaction, than in building something yourself. Fortunately, in this era of supplied entertainment, where accomplishment is often measured by how many levels have been completed, vintage locomotive kits from Roundhouse, Mantua and Tyco still offer the challenge, and opportunity, to create your own unique model railroading masterpiece. You will find no greater selection of these great kits from a bygone era than here at MRRHQ's Vintage Steam Era Locomotive Works.
1978 Excerpt from included Roundhouse 308 documents:
"Roundhouse Products proudly makes available in HO Scale an exact reproduction of one of America's true classics, an original, vintage "Old Timer" 2-8-0 Consolidation locomotive as designed and built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in the 1880's.
America's original little giant, as used by most major and smaller railroads throughout the United States. This style of locomotive was designed for freight service and were many times used in groups of two, or even four engines, especially when handling long drags of freights in the "High Rocky" mountain regions of the Colorados."
New, C-8 Mint Condition in Excellent Original Box.
Certified 100% Complete by MRRHQ Vintage Steam Locomotive Works.
Inventoried and sealed in custom-fitted air tight heavy zip lock bag.
All small parts sealed in original and MRRHQ Custom plastic bags.
All original Instructions are present including History, Pre-Assembly, Superstructure Assembly, Parts List, Tender Assembly, Painting, Mechanism Assembly and Super Detailing.
Powerful 5-Pole Motor w/Brass Worm Gear serviced by MRRHQ and sealed.
Long lasting Nylon Step and Drive Gears.
Scale 51" Baldwin Drive Wheels polished and sealed.
Cast Boiler with stunning 2-color gloss finish.
Heavy cast metal main and tender frame assemblies.
Cast cylinders, yoke, main rods, crossheads and marker lamp housings.
Brass guide rods, handrail posts and tender pick up wheels.
All necessary Plastic Super Detailing parts for modeling Old Timer Era (Circa 1880-1910) or Modern Era (Circa 1920-1940)
All screws, headlamp and marker lamp jewels and other parts needed to complete the kit are included.
Available Option: Front and rear all metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
Paper work dated 1978. Actual duration of production run is unknown.
We do not recommend this kit for beginning modelers.
HO Scale 1:87
Made in U.S.A.
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