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
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.