Product Gallery: 2-8-0

Manufacturer:Rex Engineering
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:(undecorated)
Product Type:Scratch-built
Here is a one-of-a-kind Rex engine, a prototype/pilot model, it never got in production. It was built by John Sudimak using existing parts from production engines fitted together to make what could have been the next reasonable addition to this locomotive line.
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model owned by John Sudimak
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1980
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Frank Titman did a product review on this kit in the November 1980 Railroad Model Craftsman issue. In it he mentioned that the kit was available for the UP, SP, MP, B&O, C&O, NYC, Nickel Plate, and the B&M, all using the same basic model with only the external details differing. The appropriate tenders were available separately as kits.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01791
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01051: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01071: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01091: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01751: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01771: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01791: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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model owned by Eric Hopkins
photo © Eric Hopkins
Manufacturer:The Nord Co.
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1948
Product Type:Kit
Made of heavy brass construction, with some parts being castings. These kits were released in four parts. A customer had to buy part 1 (first section of the locomotive), then later part 2 (the rest of the locomotive), followed by part 3 (the drive train) and part 4 (the tender) before all of the kit was accumulated to actually build the model. The model did not run well.
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model owned by Jack Sudimak
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01754
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:2512
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01054 and #01055: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01074 and #01075: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01094 and #01095: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01754 and #01755: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01774 and #01775: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01794 and #01795: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01072
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
The main photo by Brooks is a stock B&O engine with slight weathering applied.

Produced as follows:
SHS #01052 and #01053 (both red roof), and #01583 (black roof): AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01072 and #01073 (both red roof), and #01584 (black roof): DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01092 and #01093 (both red roof), and #01585 (black roof): DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01752 and #01753 (both red roof), and #01586 (black roof): AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01772 and #01773 (both red roof), and #01587 (black roof): DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01792 and #01793 (both red roof), and #01588 (black roof): DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.

Also produced separate tenders:
SHS #01805: 10a tender with hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01806: 10a tender with code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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model owned by Brooks Stover
photo © Brooks Stover
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01056
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:1905
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01056 and #01057: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01076 and #01077: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01096 and #01097: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01756 and #01757: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01776 and #01777: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01796 and #01797: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01058
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Road Number:2102
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01058 and #01059: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01078 and #01079: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01098 and #01099: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01758 and #01759: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01778 and #01779: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01798 and #01799: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01060
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Road Number:519
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01060 and #01061: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01080 and #01081: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01100 and #01101: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01760 and #01761: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01780 and #01788: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01700 and #01701: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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Manufacturer:B.T.S. (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:06101
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Maryland & Pennsylvania
Road Number:41
Prototype Era:1914-1957
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Also available as a semi-kit (06201). Ma & Pa #41 was built in 1914 and retired in 1957. Ma & Pa #42 was identical to #41, until 1929 when it was modified. If you model prior to 1929, you could buy either of these B.T.S. models; if you model post-1929, you could buy B.T.S. 06104 for #42. Re-run in 2007.
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Manufacturer:B.T.S. (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:06102
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Maryland & Pennsylvania
Road Number:43
Prototype Era:1925-1956
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Also available as a semi-kit (06202). Ma & Pa #43 was built by Baldwin in 1925 and retired in 1956. Re-run in 2007.
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Manufacturer:B.T.S. (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:06104
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Maryland & Pennsylvania
Road Number:42
Prototype Era:1929-1952
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Also available as a semi-kit (06204). Ma & Pa #42 was built just like EBT #41, but in 1929 it was changed. This B.T.S. model represents the locomotive after 1929. It was retired in 1952. Re-run in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Kemtron
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Maryland & Pennsylvania
Product Type:Scratch-built
Kemtron was a brass parts manufacturer in California who produced the parts to build this S-scale 2-8-0, but the parts were never combined into a complete kit. A modeler that took advantage of these parts was Howard Phillips of Akron, Ohio, who in the 1960s built this S-scale model.
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model owned by Jack Sudimak
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Omnicon Scale Models
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Missouri Pacific (MP)
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
This was Omnicon's first locomotive. It was manufactured by Samhongsa in Korea. This model was specifically based on the Missouri Pacific. However, it was generic enough to allow the modeler to enhance it to fit certain other prototypes. The main photo shows Bob's model painted for the SOO Line. Photo #2 is by Andy Malette of his reworked model. Andy built a new tender for it, put on a K-3 specific cab, built a new pilot, rebuilt the smokebox front, re-detailed the boiler, added new engine truck, and made the Stephenson valve gear. Since the drivers on this model are spaced as per the prototype, it could mean that the flanges may hit each other and some minor filing-down of the flanges may be required. This is especially noticeable when running this engine on somewhat tighter curves. The mechanism was available separately in 1985.
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model owned by Bob Werre
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01062 and #01063: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01082 and #01083: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01102 and #01103: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01762 and #01763: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01782 and #01783: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels (see photos).
SHS #01702 and #01703: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:Lehigh Valley Models
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:2005
Prototype Class:I10sa
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Online Article:visit site
Built by Frank Titman. Some parts were American Flyer and the rest are mostly SSLS brass parts and drive. In 1983 Frank started offering these as ready-to-run models (as opposed to the original kits).
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models, Inc.
Manufacturer ID:1703
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:1601
Prototype Class:I8
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Brass
Camelback consolidation. Built by M.S. Models of Korea. Photo #2, taken by Bill Winans, is of the same model but showing the other side.
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Miniature Machine
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Sierra Railroad
Road Number:18
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
The model uses code 110 wheels manufactured to the NMRA RP-4 standards. The locomotive was all brass with a resin tender/frame. This was a "spartan" locomotive where the buyer had to add all of the detail parts to the basic engine. It did come ready-to-run and was painted gold. The prototype for this model was the Sierra Railroad #18, a 1906 Baldwin that served as the Sierra's second movie engine until retired in 1953. There were 20 models produced by Miniature Machine. This particular model was bought by Bob from the Jack Troxell estate.
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model owned by Bob Hogan
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-S14
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Brass
With the C-70 short tender.
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model owned by Brian Jackson
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-S15
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Brass
With the C-90 long tender.
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model owned by Brian Jackson
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01064
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01064 and #01065: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01084 and #01085: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01104 and #01105: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01764 and #01765: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01784 and #01785: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01704 and #01705: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:6236
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01066 and #01067: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01086 and #01087: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01106 and #01107: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01766 and #01767: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01786 and #01787: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01706 and #01707: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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model owned by Roger Nulton
photo © Roger Nulton
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Brass
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model owned by Bob Werre
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01068
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Western Maryland
Road Number:762
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Produced as follows:
SHS #01068 and #01069: AC/DC, LM sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01088 and #01089: DCC, sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01108 and #01109: DC, no sound, hi-rail wheels.
SHS #01768 and #01769: AC/DC, LM sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01788 and #01789: DCC, sound, code 110 wheels.
SHS #01708 and #01709: DC, no sound, code 110 wheels.
The Supplemental links are to the Instruction Manuals; the first one is for the DC-LM version, while the second one is for the DCC version. The third one are notes about how to disassemble the model.
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