4-6-2

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:310
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:310
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
The model was produced in 1946 and 1947, and possibly 1948. It has a diecast boiler and tender. The only operating feature was its functional headlight. There are three variations of #310. The 1946 model, shown in the photo, has "Pennsylvania" printed on the tender in silver and has thin-shank link couplers. The 1947 model has "American Flyer Lines" printed in silver on the tender with the PRR logo and has thick-shank link couplers. A third model thought to have been produced in 1948 has smoke and choo-choo and looks a lot like the 1947 model except it has a brass coupler weight. See second photo for the coupler comparisons. All of the #31x-series of locomotives have the distinctive PRR Belpaire firebox (squarish section in front of the cab).
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Photo #2
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:312
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:312
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced from 1946 through 1948 and again in 1951 and 1952. It features a diecast boiler and tender. The 1946 and 1947 models have lettering on the tender in silver and are the same as they were for #310. Those models also had the smoke and choo-choo sound unit located in the tender driven by a separate motor that allowed the unit to smoke and make the choo-choo sound while sitting in the parked position. In 1948 the lettering on the tender read "American Flyer Lines" and it was in white. That model had the smoke and choo-choo sound unit moved to the boiler. By doing so, Gilbert was able to utilize the drive motor to run the smoke and choo-choo unit. Because the smoke and choo-choo unit was now in the boiler, the reverse unit was moved to the tender and as such, the smoke and choo-choo unit could not work unless the engine was moving. There are five-reported variations of #312.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:354
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Silver Bullet
Road Number:354
Model Introduced:1954
Finishpainted & lettered
The satin silver #354 was produced in 1954in only one variation. Unlike the #350 and #353, the locomotive body is made out of plastic while the tender is sheet metal. The #354 is equipped with knuckle couplers, an operating head light, smoke, and choo-choo.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:356
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Silver Bullet
Road Number:356
Model Introduced:1954
Finishpainted & lettered
The #356 was produced in 1954 in 3 variations. The chrome of satin finish #356 is very similar to the #354 in that it has a plastic locomotive body and the tender is sheet metal. The #356 is also is equipped with an operating head light, smoke, and choo-choo. The three variations are as follows. The first has a chrome finish sheet-metal trucks and link couplers, as shown in the photo. The second has a chrome finish, Pull-Mor traction tire on the rear drivers, sintered-iron trucks, and knuckle couplers. The third, which is very rare, has a satin silver finish and link couplers.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:21115
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:21115
Model Introduced:1958
Finishpainted & lettered
Model Online Article:visit site
The July 2011 issue of S Gaugian magazine has an article on page 24 describing how to get one of these engines up and running again.
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Manufacturer:American Models
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:2256
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-CBQ
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:2970
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-GN
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:1355
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-LV
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Lehigh Valley (LV)
Road Number:2002
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-MKT
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT)
Road Number:410
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-NH
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:1372
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-PM
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pere Marquette (PM)
Road Number:727
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-SF
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:3402
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-SP
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:2408
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-UNDEC
Category:4-6-2
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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Photo #2
photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46000-UP
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:2901
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46001
Category:4-6-2
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:Thomas Jefferson
Prototype Class:P7
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy. The AM 4-6-2 is based on the 1927 B&O P7 "President Series". Each of the 20 locomotives carried the name of a U.S. president under the cab window.
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photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46003
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:177
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46005
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:4925
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46006
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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Photo #2
photo © Ron Kemp
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46006PRR
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:5704
Prototype Class:K4
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with hi-rail and scale wheels.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46007
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Road Number:901
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Diecast
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Heavy.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46201
Category:4-6-2
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:3768
Prototype Class:K4
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Streamlined K4 (bronze, for the 1936 World's Fair; later repainted to Brunswick Green). This particular model is hi-rail. A model with scale wheels is also available.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models
Manufacturer ID:46202
Category:4-6-2
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:3768
Prototype Class:K4
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Streamlined K4 (Brunswick Green). This particular model is hi-rail. A model with scale wheels is also available. A product review, as well as some prototype information, can be found in the July 2001 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.
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Video
photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:Lionel
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:2008
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Light, hi-rail wheels.
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photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:Lionel
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Road Number:831
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Model Online Article:visit site
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Manufacturer:Lionel
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Chicago & Alton (C&A)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This locomotive was only available as part of a Lionel train set. It has hi-rail wheels.
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photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:K5
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Midgage Models offered this conversion kit produced by Nixon Model Co., to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer PRR K5 to "scale". The kit contained replacement wheels/axles for tender, pilot, and trailing trucks as well as scale drivers and axles. The axles had "D"-shaped ends, and the zamac driver centers had "D"-shaped openings to match. This design assured proper quartering. The modeler had to remove the AF drivers, axles, and worm gear, then use the reverse procedure to install the scale versions (applied using the jaws of a vice to keep the drivers perpendicular to the axles).
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Photo #2
photo © Jim Syphax
Manufacturer:MLW Services
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Road Number:5557
Prototype Class:K-3
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Brass Kit
Finishunpainted
These are brass kit parts to be built upon American Models' 4-6-2 running gear. Covers prototype road numbers 5557 through 5611. Andy mentioned that these engines sold out pretty quickly, so if the demand is there, he will be able to another run of them. Contact Andy to be put on the waiting list.
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photo © Andy Malette
Manufacturer:Nixon Model Co (Nimco)
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:K5
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Midgage Models (shown in the photos) offered this conversion kit produced by Nixon Model Co., to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer PRR K5 to "scale". The kit contained replacement wheels/axles for tender, pilot, and trailing trucks as well as scale drivers and axles. The axles had "D"-shaped ends, and the zamac driver centers had "D"-shaped openings to match. This design assured proper quartering. The modeler had to remove the AF drivers, axles, and worm gear, then use the reverse procedure to install the scale versions (applied using the jaws of a vice to keep the drivers perpendicular to the axles).
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Photo #2
photo © Jim Syphax
Manufacturer:Omnicon Scale Models
Manufacturer ID:1004
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:K4
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
The model was available in both unpainted and factory-painted versions (ID #1004P). One hundred models were built in Korea by Samhongsa. The main photo shows Bill Lane's model fully detailed, painted, lettered, and weathered to represent PRR #5495. Photo #2 shows the unpainted version. Photo #3 is Lee Rainey's model. Photo #4 is from the original Omnicon promotional flyer.
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photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1737
Category:4-6-2
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
USRA Light. Built by M.S. Models out of Korea. Jim Kindraka reported in the early 1990s that some of these locomotives could develop problems with the universal joint. The collars can crack on either or both sides (the plastic used for them was of poor quality). Ideally, a replacement can be found in the original Overland Models' F3 or F7 locomotives. River Raisin Models produced a number of extra ones in 1991, called their "Redrive Kit" (you may be able to find them on the secondary market). If using one of these kits, the smaller of the two shaft holes needs to be drilled out for the 4-6-2. Use a #41 drill bit. Removal of motor will be necessary on the model, and then carefully, but firmly, press fitting the new universal on both shafts. Photo #2 shows Bill's model lettered for his St. Louis Eastern & Pacific (SLE&P).
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:4-6-2
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
USRA Heavy.
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Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:4-6-2
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
USRA Light.
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Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:4-6-2
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Prototype Class:Ps-4
Model Introduced:1983
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Brass kit for engine only.
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