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Bowser #24247 HO Baldwin VO-1000, DC, Reading #87

$149.95

Available on backorder

Expected August 2016
MSRP: $199.95

Product Description

These Bowser Baldwin VO-1000 locomotives are expected from Bowser in August of 2016. If you put your pre-order in now, you will NOT be charged until the locomotive has come in and we are ready to ship it to you!

Bowser HO Baldwin VO-1000, DC
Reading #87

Bowser Item #24247

Features:

  • Ready to Run and Super Detailed
  • Railroad Specific Details
  • Analog/(DC) version
  • DCC ready with 21 pin plug for easy decoder installation
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • Can motor with flywheels
  • Deck mounted or body mounted side handrails
  • Nickel Silver Wheels with RP25 flanges
  • Metal Kadee knuckle couplers

Recommended DCC non sound Decoder – ESU #53614

Recommended Sound Decoder – ESU #73900

Prototype Overview:

The Baldwin VO-1000 was a diesel-electric locomotive (switcher) built by Baldwin Locomotive Works between January, 1939 and December, 1946. The 236,260–242,200 lb (107,170–109,860 kg) units were powered by a normally aspirated eight-cylinder diesel engine rated at 1,000 horsepower (746 kW), and rode on a pair of two-axle trucks in a B-B wheel arrangement. These were either the AAR Type-A switcher trucks, or the Batz truck originally developed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as a leading truck for steam locomotives. 548 examples of this model were built for American railroads, including examples for the Army and Navy.