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N Scale - E-R Models - 7308 - Locomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 - Baltimore & Ohio - 4212, 5212

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N Scale - E-R Models - 7308 - Locomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 - Baltimore & Ohio - 4212, 5212


Brand E-R Models
Stock Number 7308
Secondary Stock Number 040-7308
Manufacturer Bachmann
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Bachmann Diesel Engine RF-16 Sharknose
Prototype Type Locomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 (Details)
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4212, 5212
Paint Color(s) Blue and Gray with Yellow Stripes
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2001-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Baldwin
Model Variety RF-16 (A+B)
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced 1950 - 1953
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model was first launched in 2001. E-R Models of New Jersey contracted with Bachmann/Kader to produce this engine in both N and HO. Like all Bachmann products, these models were made in China. It uses a 5-pole skew-wound motor. The couplers are truck-mounted Rapidos. These are not easy to fit with Micro-Trains, so despite the fact that they run well, they will be a headache to use with modern rolling stock unless you use a gender-bender buffer car (Rapido couplers on one end and MTL on the other).

DCC Information: The model is DCC-Ready, but the only known manufacturer of a decoder for it is Digitrax, and they discontinued production of the decoder that fits this model.

Prototype History:
The Baldwin RF-16 was a 1,600-horsepower (1,200 kW) cab unit-type diesel locomotive built for freight service by the Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1950 and 1953. All RF-16s were configured with a B-B wheel arrangement and ran on two AAR Type B two-axle road trucks, with all axles powered. A total of 109 cab-equipped A units were built, along with 51 cabless booster B units, for a total of 160 locomotives built. As was the case with most passenger locomotives of its day, the RF-16s came equipped with a retractable, nose-mounted drop coupler pilot. Unlike competing units from EMD and Alco, the RF-16 used an air-powered throttle, meaning that it could not be run in MU operation with EMD or Alco diesels without special MU equipment.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
E-R (Euro-Rail) Models was based at 1000 South Main Street in Newark, New York. The owner's name is Al Muniz. They produced reprints of various models using toolings discarded by Atlas (and possibly other manufacturers). They also produced their own locomotive, the Baldwin RF-16 Sharknose. The model was manufactured by Bachmann in China. E-R filed for bankruptcy in 2001.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-23 15:36:00. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:17

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