Product Gallery: RS-1

Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:750
Category:RS-1
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Kit
This is brass body model. Also available with Pittman motor, brass sideframes, and/or American Models universal trucks. These are kits to be assembled, finalized, painted, and lettered by the customer. Chris shares this in-progress photo of his RS-1 under construction. A few more details and then it is ready for paint, according to Chris. He uses an American Models chassis for power.
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Photo #2
model owned by Chris Elliott
photo © Chris Elliott
Manufacturer:Locomotive Workshop
Category:RS-1
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1972
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Locomotive Workshop's kit consisted of photo-engraved brass components that the modeler soldered together, the larger of which were formed (bent) at the factory. Also included truck sideframes and bolsters. It was up to the modeler to solder the locomotive together, detail it, and provide power. Cascade Hobby Products manufactured a power unit for this locomotive, and that is what is in the unit shown in the photo. That model was built and detailed by Dick Karnes. He used Enhorning decals, and HO-scale Kadee couplers.
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model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:RailMaster Exports (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:L134
Category:RS-1
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Model Online Article:visit site
In the early 1990s Railmaster began adding standard-gauge diesel kits to their fine line of Sn3 locomotive kits. The Alco RS-1 kit consists of finely-detailed pewter (soft-metal) castings, including truck sideframes, plus investment-cast brass detail parts and assorted wire. North Yard makes a drive for this locomotive (available from Railmaster). This particular specimen, built by Dick Karnes, is powered by an American Models RS-3 chassis with SouthWind/BTS brass truck sideframes. Microscale decals, MV lenses. S Kadee couplers. These kits are still manufactured by Railmaster Exports in New Zealand (available direct only). The article link takes you to Peter Vanvliet's web site where he shows how he built one of these kits (also see Photo #2, which shows a battery box in front of the cab, which was a scratchbuilt add-on detail to make the model PRR-specific). A product review of this kit can be found in the April 1992 issue of the 3/16 "S"cale Railroading magazine (includes brief instructions on how to use the AM RS-3 chassis)
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Photo #2
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model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes

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