History: If the
weight on a single axle is too great for the track, the rail can be damaged.
It is for this very reason that the USRA locomotives were designed in
light and heavy versions.
The light pacific locomotives had only 54,000 pound load per axle, which
allowed the light engines to run on most main lines. Light Pacifics had
25" by 28" cylinders, 73" drivers, and 200 pounds of pressure.
The original models weighed 277,000 pounds and could carry 40,700 pounds.
It cost $58,146.
Only 81 light engines were built and delivered in 1919. The B&O (45
locos), ACL (75 locos), GTW M&O (GM&O) and L&N were the three
railroads that received these engines.
The Kit Includes: Over 60 brass
"Super Detail" parts. In addition, the boiler & tender
body have been pre-drilled to enable installation of all of the "Super
Detail" parts. No soldering is required. All supderdetail
parts may be glued to the zinc casting using your favorite glue (ACC,
Goo, Ambroid, 2 part epoxy, etc.).
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.
ALCO & Baldwin
Tractive Force 97,350 pounds
Weight per axle 54,000 pounds
Tractive force 40,700 pounds
Total Engine Weight 277,000 pounds
Total Engine Wheel Base 34 11"'
Steam Pressure 200pounds
Height from rail to top of Smokestack 15'
Gear Ratio 31-1
Power Bowser DC-71 motor
Total Weight 1 lb. 12 oz.
Total overall length 11"
Height 2 1/8"
Assembly- Exploded View Drawings(click on
any image to enlarge)
Boiler & Mechanism
Boiler View #1
Boiler View #2
Boiler View #3
Boiler View #4
Green Model w/Brass Super Detail Kit Installed