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N Scale - American Limited - 8810 - Accessories


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 8810
Original Retail Price $7.95
Brand American Limited
Manufacturer American Limited
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Diesel Engine E-8 (A+B)
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E8 (Details)
Prototype Description Accessories
Road or Company Name N/A (Details)
Paint Color(s) Not Painted
Body Material Plastic
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype E & F
Model Variety Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



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Specific Item Information: N Diaphragms for KATO E & F Units, ABA Set (black).
Also fits Bachmann Plus F Units with short UnimateĀ® couplers.
Conversion to Micro TrainsĀ® or UnimateĀ® couplers is recommended to get correct spacing between units.

Prototype History: Most of the premier passenger trains including the AT&SF "Super Chief," various CB&Q "Zephyrs," Great Northern's "Empire Builder," New York Central's "Twentieth Century" and Pennsylvania Railroad's "Broadway Limited" were pulled by EMD "E" unit diesel locomotives from the 1940's to the 1970's.

The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. Starting in September 1953 at total of 21 E8As were built which used either the 567BC or 567C engines.

In profile the front of the nose of E7, E8, and E9 units is less slanted than earlier EMD units, and E7/8/9s (and their four axle cousins, the F-unit series) have been nicknamed ?bulldog nose? units. Earlier E-unit locomotives were nicknamed ?slant nose? units. After passenger trains were canceled on the Erie Lackawanna in 1970, the E8s were re-geared for freight and were very reliable for the EL. These units were on freight trains until the early years of Consolidated Railroad Corporation ("Conrail").

Units noted with the designation E8m were rebuilt using components from earlier EMC/EMD locomotives. Externally the units look just like E8s. The difference in horsepower produced in these E8m units is because the older generators are reused.

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Road Name History: Not Applicable, Irrelevant, Undetermined, Indeterminable.

Brand/Importer Information: American Limited Models, a division of San Juan Car Company, Inc. is owned and directed by Bob Staat, member of the Model Railroad Hall of Fame, and John Engstrom, former marketing director of a major model railroad manufacturer.


Item created by: Powderman on 2018-02-25 13:41:12. Last edited by gdm on 2018-04-12 11:21:48

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