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Roundhouse 463 PRR Alco 2-8-0 Consolidation Kit HO Scale

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Roundhouse 463 PRR Alco 2-8-0 Consolidation Kit

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, like this MRRHQ Collectible HO Scale Roundhouse 463 PRR Alco 2-8-0 Consolidation Kit, 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 Model Steam Locomotive Works.

Excerpt from 463 documents:

"The Pennsylvania RR. developed modern boiler proportions perhaps more than any other road. It started, however, with two experimental class H28 Consolidations built by Alco in 1905. These had excellent boilers but the normal type rather than the Belpaire firebox. In 1907 the boiler design was refined and the Belpaire firebox added when class H8 Consolidations were designed and built at Juniata.

The H8 had these specifications: 24" by 28" cylinders, 62" drivers, 205 pounds boiler pressure, weighed 242,000 pounds, and exerted 45,327 pounds tractive effort. The H8 was never out of steam so its boiler was particularly successful. This led, in 1913, to the same engine being built with cylinders 1" larger in diameter and then 2" larger; thus the H9 and H10 classes were created. Meanwhile, the same boiler had been used for the E6 Atlantic and was used in 1923 for the G5 Ten-Wheeler."


  • New, Mint Condition in Mint 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 plastic bags.
  • All original Instructions are present including History, Pre-Assembly, Superstructure Assembly, Parts List, Tender Assembly, Mechanism Assembly and painting.
  • Powerful Open Frame Motor Serviced & Sealed.
  • Long lasting Nylon Step, Worm and Drive Gears.
  • Scale 62" Alco Drive Wheels.
  • Heavy cast metal main and tender frame assemblies.
  • Cast cylinders, yoke, main rods and crossheads.
  • Brass guide rods, handrail posts and tender pick up wheels.
  • All screws, headlamp jewels and other parts needed to complete the kit are included.
  • Available Option: Front and rear all metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • Paper work dated 1975. 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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