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Bowser - HO - Steam Loco Kits
PRR A-5 Shifter 0-4-0



History:  A total of 47 engines were built by Juniata Shops, starting in the year 1916. The first engine built was number 511, shop number 3166, in December of 1916. The first A 5s had Belpaire fireboxes, piston valve cylinders, Walschaert valve gear, and superheaters. The last six (numbers 3890-3895) were designed with a cylinder slant and a power reverse. Years later all A 5s would receive power reverses, and many trains contained a fire hose.  Our HO A-5 was made from new molds, we did not get the Hobbyline molds.  Now includes new can motor and gear box.

Complete Kit and Accessories:  The locomotive and tender complete kit has all of the parts to build a working model. You may wish to add your own details or purchase our "Super Detail Kit" if available. Some models have an optional painted engineer and fireman, smoke unit kit and other assemblies available as optional equipment to compliment your kit-building needs.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100570  A-5 Loco & Tender Kit * n.a.
1-100580  A-5 Super Detail Kit * n.a.
1-100582   A-5 Painted Engineer & Fireman * n.a.

Kit Components and Replacement Parts:  The following parts are listed in order to identify parts in your kit or to replace parts that have been lost, damaged or simply worn out.  This is not a complete list of all of the individual parts available for this model - please call Bowser with your specific requirements if you cannot find the parts you need.  You may also use our on-line catalog to find parts by description.  Please note that part numbers with a price of "Call Us" may be part of an assembly and may not be available as a separate purchase item.
Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100571  Side Rod Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100573  Miscellaneous Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100575  Valve Gear Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100576  Casting Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100577   Subkit-Can Motor with Hardware A-5 * n.a.
1-100578  Instructions (included in A-5 Kit) [also a 0.6Mb PDF] * n.a.
1-100579   A-5 Mechanism (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-90526   Crosshead A-5 B-6 (included in A-5, B-6 Kit) * n.a.


  Prototype 
  Specifications
  Model
  Specifications
  Cylinders 20" x 24"
  Firebox size 69" x 80"
  Steam pressure 185 lbs.
  Tractive force 30,190 lbs.
  Drivers 50"
  Weight of engine 131,750 lbs.
  Weight of tender, loaded 121,500 lbs.
  Weight of tender, empty 59,300 lbs.
  Length with Tender 7 3/4"
  Height 1 7/8"
  Weight 16 1/2 OZ
  Minimum Radius 15"
  Recommended Radius 18"
  Power Bowser DC-77 motor
  Drivers 50"





Parts List:  List of parts included in Bowser's A-5 Super Detail Kit (see parts list above)

Part #DescriptionQuantity
1-732   Left Running Board, H-9, H-732 6
1-744   12 inches Piping Wire .032 Inches 1
1-6000   Package (10), Handrail Stanchions 16
1-90032   Bell Bracket Only - 9003-2 1
1-90303   Large Pipe Bracket 2
1-90328   Marker Lite Straight 4
1-90334   Stay Bolts Cluster of 8 6
1-90433   Coupler Lift Bar Stanchion 2
1-90443   Generator, A-5 1
1-90444   Junction Box, A-5 2
1-90445   Smoke Stack Lid, A-5 1
1-90446   Dome Hatch 1
1-90447   Pop Valve & Whistle 1
1-90448   Exhaust Muffler with Pipes 1
1-90449   Cab Hatch 1
1-90450   Wind Deflector 1
1-90453   Smoke Stack Deck 1
1-90454   Smoke Box Front Step 2
1-90455   Sand Line 4
1-90456   Air Compressor Bottom 1
1-90457   Air Compressor Top 1
1-90458   Train Control Box 1
1-90459   Cab Step 2
1-90461   Air Line, Air Compressor 1
1-90463   Pipe Hanger, Two Holes 1
1-90464   Coal Load Extensions, Set 1
1-90467   Marker Lights, A-5 Tender 2
1-90468   Poling Pockets, A-5 Tender 2
1-90470   Pilot Step 2
1-90471   Pilot Poling Pocket 2
1-90477   Reverse Lift 2
1-90478   Turret Valve 1
1-100582   A-5 Painted Engineer & Fireman 1
13-269   Inspection Plugs (10) 2
190-319   Air Hose Set, Loco Pilot 2
190-377   Boiler step, Pair 2
190-6091   Bell, Sp Handle Down 1
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