4-6-4

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:321
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:321
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was produced in 1946 and 1947, and has a diecast boiler and tender. The 1946 model has "New York Central" printed in silver on the tender, while the 1947 model has "American Flyer Lines" in silver as well as the NYC logo printed on the tender. Typically, the unit comes with a headlight with a smoke and choo-choo sound unit that is mounted in the tender. There are three variations; one of the two 1946 units does NOT have a smoke and choo-choo unit. Like #310 and #312, #321 had thin-shank link couplers in 1946, and thick-shank ones in 1947. The video link is to Mike Marmer's model, which has been converted to use the Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 decoder.
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Video
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:322AC
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:322 AC
Product Type:Metal
Finishpainted & lettered
The tender was lettered for both American Flyer and New York Central. Tender was made out of diecast zamac.
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Video
photo © Steve Terni
Manufacturer:American Hi-Rail
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:5445
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
This NYC streamlined Hudson was built from an American Hirail AF conversion kit (plastic loco superstructure, trailing truck, tender shell, tender truck sideframes), plus numerous S Scale Locomotive & Supply (SSL&S) parts, brass and steel wire, sheet brass and styrene, and S- and HO-scale details. Although the AH shells were pre-painted and lettered, Dick removed and replaced all the original lettering (except the herald on the pilot). Much of the locomotive was repainted because of the superstructure revisions.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:American Models
Category:4-6-4
Prototype Year/Era:1941
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:5429
Prototype Class:J3a
Model Introduced:2001
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This engine was sold as part of the Empire State Express, which also included 4 passenger cars. A separate set of three coaches were available to add to the train. Road number #5426 was available separately, painted in chrome or silver.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Nixon Model Co (Nimco)
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
This kit enabled the modeler to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer locomotive 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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Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1706
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Prototype Class:J-3a
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
This version has the 14-wheel PT-4 tender. The tender was also available separately. The model shown was finished by Dick, and includes MV lenses, Champ decals, and S-scale Kadee couplers. A total of 50 models were built by Ajin Precision in Korea.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1707
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Prototype Class:J-3a
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
This version has the standard 12-wheel tender. The tender was also available separately. A total of 100 models were built by Ajin Precision in Korea.
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photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Prototype Class:L-2
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
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Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:4-6-4
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:5236
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
American Flyer-to-scale conversion kit.
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Photo #2
photo © Jim Syphax

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