American Models RS-3

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: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: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:RS3003
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Road Number:1019
Prototype Era:1951
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: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: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: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:RS3014
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Rock Island (RI)
Road Number:474
Prototype Era:1951
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)

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