RS-3

Manufacturer:Alco Models
Category:RS-3
Model Introduced:1981
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
These were sold as unpainted models. Manufactured by Samhongsa of Korea. Bob painted and lettered his for the Chicago & North Western. These models' frames started developing problems in later years (made out of zamac with lead, which deteriorates over time). Bob wrote an article about that in the April 2007 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3000
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
The photo shows an originally-undecorated model, painted for the Reading paint scheme.
Photo
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3001
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3002
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3003
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna (EL)
Road Number:1019
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3004
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:231
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3005
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:550
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced with road number 561. Holt's model in the photo was built from the original kit version (today's version is in the ready-to-run one). It has the 1956 black scheme for NH road switchers. This kit came with working couplers and road numbers on the number boards. Holt painted and attached all the handrails as per the prototype. Dry transfers were used for additional road numbers at both ends, just to the right of the headlights, as per NH practice. He then used only the front and rear cab glazing, leaving side cab windows open for better airflow.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3006
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:8305
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This model was available in kit form, but is now released as a ready-to-run version. Holt painted the handrails yellow, as per the NYC prototype. Also note that there are no side windows in the cab. This, too, is per the prototype to increase airflow into the engine. The model also has illuminated number boards with dry transfers from Woodland Scenics, and working couplers.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3007
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:8818
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo #2 is of Holt's model (which was the older kit version) to which he applied railings, headlights, horn, front and back cab windows (sides open for airflow), and dry transfer numbers to number boards. Painted safety rails yellow as per prototype. The PRR purchased 121 RS-3s between 1950 and 1953, for both freight and passenger (commuter) duty. Many came with dual controls (as did # 8849) to permit operation with either long hood or short hood forward. The RS-3s were used in all regions of Pennsylvania RR operations; many served for 20 years into the Conrail era.
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Video
photo © Dick Kramer
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:RS3014
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Road Number:474
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Railmaster Exports (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:L136
Category:RS-3
Prototype Manufacturer:American Locomotive Company (Alco)
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Pewter Kit
Finishunpainted
Body only.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Road Number:1545
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box. Holt used the front and rear cab glazing, plus headlights, but omitted the cab side windows for better airflow. He painted the end handrails yellow as on the prototype CNJ RS3. Dry transfers from his spare parts were applied to the number boards, and he installed the working hi-rail couplers. The CNJ RS-3 was apparently a limited edition kit, offered for a short time, and is no longer available from AM.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna (EL)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:231
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GMO)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:8849
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:RS-3
Road Name:Chessie System (B&O)
Road Number:189
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Initially financed by S-Helper Service and manufactured by American Models, with the initial run sold in an S-Helper Service box.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Bill Lane

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