P-B-L 2-8-0

Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:74
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
Model Online Article:visit site
Also produced as road numbers 75, 76, and RGS #74. Class B-4-F. Manufactured by Boo Rim, Seoul, Korea.
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Manufacturer:P-B-L (click for web site)
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Prototype Class:C-16
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
These models were manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea, in the following versions: - 1940s version: 50 models. - 1930s version: 2 models. - 1930s-1940s version: 31 models. Another run was done in 1990 by Samhongsa. Yet another run was done in 2005 by Boo-Rim, Seoul, Korea.
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:206
Prototype Class:C-16
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
1904 version. 35 models were manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. A full-page photo of #278 and #268 Bumble Bee running together on Bob Kuchar's Sn3 layout can be seen on page 66/67 of the September 1996 issue of Model Railroader magazine.
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Photo #2
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:268
Prototype Class:C-16
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
Model Online Article:visit site
1950s Bumble Bee version. A full-page photo of #278 and #268 Bumble Bee running together on Bob Kuchar's Sn3 layout can be seen on page 66/67 of the September 1996 issue of Model Railroader magazine. 90 models were manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. Another 75 models were produced in 1989, and yet another run was done in 2005 by Boo-Rim, Seoul, Korea.
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:302
Prototype Class:C-17
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Note that the model shown in the photo has been re-lettered for Bill's private road. Manufactured by Boo-Rim, Seoul, Korea. Available with and without DCC.
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:318
Prototype Class:C-18
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Also produced as road numbers 315, 316, and 319. Model Railroader magazine did a product review of these engines in their August 1985 issue. The reviewer (Jim Hediger) mentioned the models have "a fineness of detail that is remarkable". The models dimensions matched the prototype's. The models are made of etched and formed brass with lost-wax detail castings and brass wire piping. All of the drivers are sprung, with the middle two having no flanges. They were tested at running at 2 smph at 2.6 volts, up to 27 smph at 12 volts. The model, with tender, weighs 17 ounces, can handle down to a 24-inch radius curve, and can pull 3 ounces without slipping (about 40 free-rolling cars). They are very smooth runners. Another product review was done in the May issue of the 1985 Model Railroading magazine. The original box included enginemen, coupler draft-gear boxes, backup light, and thinfilm decals. The models arrived unpainted, as shown in Photo #2. Manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. Another run was done in 2005 by Boo-Rim, Seoul, Korea.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:340
Prototype Class:C-19
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1983
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Also imported at the same time were #345 and #346. These have a Maxon "Amax" motor. #40 (modeled as it was in 1940), #41 (modeled as it was in 1941), and #341 (modeled as it was in 1939) were advertised by P-B-L in the October 1988 issue of Model Railroader magazine. Photo #2 shows the original unpainted model. Both this run and the other one done in 2001 were manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. The 2001 run was also available as factory-painted, and as "foreground" model. Prototype info: #340 started its career as #400. It was sold by the D&RGW to Knotts Berry Farm in 1952, where it is still preserved.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:360
Prototype Class:C-21
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
These outside-frame engines were also available with road number 361. Manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. Available in the 1930s or the 1940s versions.
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Photo #2
photo © (P-B-L stock photo)
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:375
Prototype Class:C-25
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Outside-frame engine. Manufactured by Samhongsa, Seoul, Korea. This model was offered in the following versions: 1920s, early 1930s, late 1930s, early 1940s, late 1940s. Reportedly one option was the Crystal River RR paint scheme.
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Video
photo © (P-B-L stock photo)
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Rio Grande Southern (RGS)
Road Number:40
Prototype Class:C-19
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
1930s and 1940s versions. Another run was done in 2001. Available unpainted, factory-painted-and-lettered, or "foreground".
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Rio Grande Southern (RGS)
Road Number:41
Prototype Class:C-19
Gauge:Sn3
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
1930s and 1940s versions. Another run was done in 2001. Available unpainted, factory-painted-and-lettered, or "foreground".
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:P-B-L
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Rio Grande Southern (RGS)
Road Number:42
Prototype Class:C-17
Gauge:Sn3
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Available unpainted, factory-painted-and-lettered, or "foreground". Available in the 1939-1941 version, mid-1940s version, late-1940s version, and the 1950s version (shown here). Another run of the 1930s and the 1940s versions was done in 2005 (available factory-painted-and-lettered, "foreground" with or without DCC/sound).
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photo © Ron Rosenquist

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