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PROJECT DESCRIPTION
O Scale Union Pacific Big Boys
Announced May 16, 2017
26 versions

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O Scale - California Zephyr Passenger Cars
Announced Feb 27, 2017
36 versions

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EMD F Units F2 F3 F7 FP7 F9 FP9 FL9
Announced Jul 01, 2015
17 versions

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O Scale EMD FT Diesel
Announced Oct 27, 2014
50 versions

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AT&SF 4-8-4 Versions (O Scale)
Announced Nov 22, 2010
10 versions

The previously announced O Scale Santa Fe Northerns by Key Model Imports have been upgraded to reflect the latest detailing and engineering. Similar to the recently announced SP GS series, these AT&SF 4-8-4's will include the following features:

FULLY HOLLOW BORED DRIVER AXLES - The prototype bored holes all the way from one end of the driver axles to the other to lighten the axles. Instead of the usual simulation of hollow driver axles by just drilling into the end of the axle slightly, these GS engines will have a hole all the way through. You will be able to look clear through the axle, just like on the prototype.

SCALE WHEEL PROFILES - All the wheels will have exact scale wheel profiles. They will be gauged to work perfectly on NMRA standard O scale track, but will look exactly like the real thing. While no P:48 versions will be done, the exact scale wheel will greatly simplify P:48 conversions for those wishing to do so.

DOUBLE DRAWBAR - As on the GS-1 and GS-2, these engines will have the exact scale double drawbar between the engine and tender. This is a huge visual improvement that helps fill that void between the engine and tender usually seen on models.

ENGINE-TO-TENDER HOSES - Models will come equipped with a full complement of engine-to-tender water and air hoses. This will provide the best appearance ever done on the engine-to-tender space, completely filling it as on the prototype.

FULLY OPERATIONAL BOTH DC AND DCC - There will be two complete and ready to run electronic systems on these engines. They will run normally on straight DC for those not yet into DCC, but they will also run with no compromise on DCC, complete with Tsunami sound. The two systems are completely separate and there is no compromise in performance in either system. No parts have to be added or adjusted. The DC system is optimized for straight DC, and the DCC and sound system is optimized for DCC right down to the adjustments on the CVs. This will be ideal for the modeler who may be considering DCC but is not sure about converting as yet.


All axles, the drive train, and motor will have ball bearings for smooth operation. All visible detailing will be included and will be accurate to the years being modeled. All lighting will be operational and Kadee couplers will come installed for immediate operation.

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Southern Pacific GS-3,4,5,6 and WP GS-64, 4-8-4 (O Scale)
Announced Oct 22, 2010
20 versions

The SP GS Series will be an extremely limited import of highly detailed O Scale models. A contracted quantity of only 50 units plus extras will make this project extremely desirable. The project will push the state of the art even further by including a number of features not normally seen in model steam engines.

FULLY HOLLOW BORED DRIVER AXLES - The prototype bored holes all the way from one end of the driver axles to the other to lighten the axles. Instead of the usual simulation of hollow driver axles by just drilling into the end of the axle slightly, these GS engines will have a hole all the way through. You will be able to look clear through the axle, just like on the prototype.

SCALE WHEEL PROFILES - All the wheels will have exact scale wheel profiles. They will be gauged to work perfectly on NMRA standard O scale track, but will look exactly like the real thing. While no P:48 versions will be done, the exact scale wheel will greatly simplify P:48 conversions for those wishing to do so.

DOUBLE DRAWBAR - As on the GS-1 and GS-2, these engines will have the exact scale double drawbar between the engine and tender. This is a huge visual improvement that helps fill that void between the engine and tender usually seen on models.

ENGINE-TO-TENDER HOSES - Models will come equipped with a full complement of engine-to-tender water and air hoses. This will provide the best appearance ever done on the engine-to-tender space, completely filling it as on the prototype.

FULLY OPERATIONAL BOTH DC AND DCC - There will be two complete and ready to run electronic systems on these engines. They will run normally on straight DC for those not yet into DCC, but they will also run with no compromise on DCC, complete with Tsunami sound. The two systems are completely separate and there is no compromise in performance in either system. No parts have to be added or adjusted. The DC system is optimized for straight DC, and the DCC and sound system is optimized for DCC right down to the adjustments on the CVs. This will be ideal for the modeler who may be considering DCC but is not sure about converting as yet.

REAL WOOD WALKWAYS ON TENDERS - The prototype GS-4 and GS-5 tenders had wood planks for the walkways on top the tenders. These models will use real basswood planks for these walkways.

As on the earlier GS's, all axles, the drive train, and motor will have ball bearings for smooth operation. All visible detailing will be included and will be accurate to the years being modeled. All lighting will be operational and Kadee couplers will come installed for immediate operation.

Accepting Reservations

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