Electric, Steeplecab

Manufacturer:(unknown)
Category:Electric, Steeplecab
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:112
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
If you can identify the manufacturer of this Steeplecab model, please contact the webmaster (Ed K. wants to know). This model is similar to the Hoquat model, but different in many ways. It was made up of several heavy brass castings soldered together with details added. Power pickup was by trolley poles riding on overhead wires. One truck is geared using a Pittman DC-60 motor hung on this truck within the Steeplecab. The brass truck frames look like trolley types. Just painted black and lettered RDG 112.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Hoquat Hobbies
Category:Electric, Steeplecab
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
This General Electric steeplecab electric locomotive model kit includes a resin body, odd-looking resin sideframes, but no power and no pole or pantograph. Dick added an old Walthers O-scale "short" pantograph, S Scale Loco & Supply Reading tender truck sideframes, an Athearn HO-scale SW-7 powered chassis, and Kadee HO-scale couplers. Extra details (headlights, bell, horns, railings, etc.) are from various sources. The model has been painted and lettered by Dick for his private railroad New York, Westchester & Boston, road number 801. He wrote an article about its construction in the June 1997 issue of the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide magazine.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Model RR Warehouse (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:772.2-64-100
Category:Electric, Steeplecab
Prototype Manufacturer:Baldwin Locomotive Works
Prototype Year/Era:1920
Product Type:Etched-brass Kit
Finishpainted & unpainted
Prototype Dimensions:length: 29'6"
Prototype Link:visit site
Prototype Link:visit site
Class B. Built-up models, built by Grand River Car Shops, are also available.
Photo
photo © (Model RR Warehouse stock photo)
Manufacturer:Model RR Warehouse (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:772.2-64-102
Category:Electric, Steeplecab
Prototype Manufacturer:Baldwin Locomotive Works
Prototype Year/Era:1920
Product Type:Etched-brass Kit
Finishpainted & unpainted
Prototype Dimensions:length: 34'4"
Prototype Link:visit site
Prototype Link:visit site
Class D kit. The photo is of the class B version, with the class D one being larger and some different details. Built-up models, built by Grand River Car Shops, are also available.
Photo
photo © (Model RR Warehouse stock photo)
Manufacturer:William Flatt
Category:Electric, Steeplecab
Product Type:Brass Kit
Finishunpainted
This craftsman-style kit is a Class B General Electric steeplecab electric locomotive. Built by Dick. It came as a set of flat photo-etched brass body components plus an assortment of brass shapes and wire, a trolley pole, and white metal traction sideframes. This model was assembled mostly per the instructions, but with road service pilots rather than the footboard pilots included in the kit. It is furnished with an American Models GG1 pantograph instead of the trolley pole. Truck sideframes are Baldwin drop-equalized, originally intended for O-scale traction models. Chassis power is not included in the kit, so Dick used two NorthWest Short Line S-scale Stanton drives.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes

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