1951-era Models by American Models

Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3000
Category:RS-3
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1200
Category:S-12
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Bob took an undecorated model and painted and decorated it for his personal SHABBONA Railroad.
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model owned by Robert Nicholson
photo © Robert Nicholson
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1209
Category:S-12
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:632
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1219
Category:S-12
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:9278
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1215
Category:S-12
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:427
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1222
Category:S-12
Road Name:Canadian Pacific
Road Number:4050
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
The prototype locomotive was mostly used on Vancouver Island.
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1202
Category:S-12
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:1078
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1214
Category:S-12
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Road Number:9372
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Also produced as road number 9370 and 9379 (see Photo #2).
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Photo #2
model owned by Rich Gajnak
photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3001
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Conrail
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1203
Category:S-12
Road Name:Conrail
Road Number:8344
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1212
Category:S-12
Road Name:D&RGW
Road Number:71
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Also available with road number 70.
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model owned by Steve Wolcott
photo © Steve Wolcott
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3003
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Road Number:1019
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1204
Category:S-12
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Road Number:621
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3004
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:231
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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model owned by Terence O'Kelly
photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1220
Category:S-12
Road Name:Illinois Central
Road Number:1505
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1226
Category:S-12
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT)
Road Number:38
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3006
Category:RS-3
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:8305
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
This model was available in kit form, but is now released as a ready-to-run version. Holt painted the handrails yellow, as per the NYC prototype. Also note that there are no side windows in the cab. This, too, is per the prototype to increase airflow into the engine. The model also has illuminated number boards with dry transfers from Woodland Scenics, and working couplers.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1207
Category:S-12
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:9310
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Also available with road number 9313. The NYC rostered 21 Baldwin S12 yard switchers built in 1951 and 1952, numbers 9308 through 9328. They used a 6-cylinder, turbo-charged diesel engine, rated at 1200hp. Most of them served for decades.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3005
Category:RS-3
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:550
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Also produced with road number 561. Holt's model in the photo was built from the original kit version (today's version is in the ready-to-run one). It has the 1956 black scheme for NH road switchers. This kit came with working couplers and road numbers on the number boards. Holt painted and attached all the handrails as per the prototype. Dry transfers were used for additional road numbers at both ends, just to the right of the headlights, as per NH practice. He then used only the front and rear cab glazing, leaving side cab windows open for better airflow.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1201
Category:S-12
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:659
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3007
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:8818
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Photo #2 is of Holt's model (which was the older kit version) to which he applied railings, headlights, horn, front and back cab windows (sides open for airflow), and dry transfer numbers to number boards. Painted safety rails yellow as per prototype. The PRR purchased 121 RS-3s between 1950 and 1953, for both freight and passenger (commuter) duty. Many came with dual controls (as did # 8849)
to permit operation with either long hood or short hood forward. The RS-3s were used in all regions of Pennsylvania RR operations; many served for 20 years into the Conrail era.
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model owned by Dick Kramer
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:F206
Category:FA2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:9624
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Shown here in the A-B-A (road number 9628) configuration with Kadee couplers installed. DCC-powered and with scale wheels. The second photo is of Holt Apgar's model which he built from the older kit version of this engine. He applied Woodland Scenics dry transfer road numbers to number boards, windshield and partial side window glazing, diesel horns, and American Models working couplers.
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Photo #2
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model owned by Peter Vanvliet
photo © Peter Vanvliet
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3014
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Rock Island (RI)
Road Number:474
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S12SAL
Category:S-12
Road Name:Seaboard Air Line (SAL)
Road Number:1420
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:2017
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1224
Category:S-12
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:106
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1206
Category:S-12
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:2286
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3002
Category:RS-3
Road Name:St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S1211
Category:S-12
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:1238
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)

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