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Bowser - HO - Steam Loco Kits
PRR N-2s & USRA 2-10-2



History:  First built in 1918 and 1919, the Heavy 2-10-2 was one of the largest engines in the USRA series. It was the only major engine type used on Pennsy rails that was not built in Altoona.

It was used by many railroads, including PRR, Erie, C&S, Bessemer and Lake Erie, Illinois Central, Central of Georgia, Atlantic Coast Line, Missouri Pacific, Chicago, Illinois Midland, PCC & StL, Colorado & Southern, Chicago Burlington and Quincy.

When the N2s arrived on the Pennsy rails it looked foreign with its radial stay fireboxes, non-standard tenders and cabs, and the light-duty trailing trucks. It also had smokebox centered headlights and overhanging bells, but that was acceptable since these were for Lines West.

The basic design manufactured by Alco, Baldwin and Brooks, was identical from one loco to the next but each railroad ordered variations and made modifications.  The only drawback to the 2-10-2 loco was that it was built at the end of the drag freight era.

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
1-100730  N-2 Locomotive & Tender Kit * n.a.
1-100740   Super Detail Kit USRA 2-10-2 * n.a.
1-100741   N-2 Super Detail Kit (Cal Scale Parts) * n.a.
1-100412  Engineer & Fireman with Bulkhead & Floor-Painted * n.a.
1-100416  Smoke Unit, M-1, M-1a, N2, Northern, USRA Mountain * 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
1-100731   Side Rod Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100733   Miscellaneous Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100735   Valve Gear Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100736   Casting Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100737   Trailing Truck (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100738   Frame Drivers Cylinder (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100739   Casting Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.
1-100742  Instructions (Included in N-2 Kit) [also a 1.0Mb PDF] * n.a.
1-100749   Mechanism Kit (included in N-2 Kit) * n.a.


  Prototype 
  Specifications
  Model
  Specifications
  Cylinders 30" x 32"
  Steam pressure 190 lbs.
  Tractive force 73,829 lbs.
  Weight of engine in working order 336,900 lbs.
  Length with Tender 12-1/2"
  Weight 2-1/4 lbs.
  Minimum radius 22"
  Power Bowser DC-71
  Drivers 62"
  Color (PRR) Brunswick Green



Prototype Photos
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