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Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
SCALE TRAINS has announced the release of these HO models: TIER 4 GEVO LOCOMOTIVES, CARBON BLACK HOPPERS (2 types) and TRINITY TANK CARS.
ScaleTrains' Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive is the first model in HO scale and is officially licensed by GE. The model has been engineered through close collaboration with GE Transportation
    ...to ensure every dimension and detail of this modern locomotive is as accurate as possible.
The Tier 4 GEVo is available in both of ScaleTrains' series Operator and Rivet Counters. Locomotives of specific railroads feature unique details per unique road numbers and eras.

Rivet Counter series

    Era: series 3764-3838, built 2016
    Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
    Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
    “C4” A-1-A trucks with idler center axle
    Prototype equipped with a weight management system for optimum adhesion control
    Separately applied details include additional truck side frame cylinders, air piping, cam details, and control boxes mounted on sidesills
    Rotating axle bearing caps
    Late PTC antenna farm array
    See through round-hole stepwell steps
    “Late” front and rear end handrail profile
    Nose door with window
    Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
    Tinted cab side windows
    Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
    Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
    See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    40 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling.
    5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    Dual fuel fills per side

    Early production engine cab (long hood) with squared exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
    Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
    “C4” A-1-A trucks
    Prototype equipped with a weight management system for optimum adhesion control
    Separately applied details include additional truck side frame cylinders, air piping, cam details, and control boxes mounted on sidesills
    Rotating axle bearing caps
    Early PTC antenna farm array
    See through round-hole stepwell steps
    “Late” front and rear end handrail profile
    Nose door with window
    Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
    Tinted cab side windows
    Lost wax brass cast Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
    Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
    See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    40 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling.
    5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    Dual fuel fills per side

    Early production engine cab (long hood) with squared exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
    “Staggered” radiator compartment doors on left side
    Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
    “C4” A-1-A trucks with idler center axle
    Prototype equipped with a weight management system for optimum adhesion control
    Separately applied details include additional truck side frame cylinders, air piping, cam details, and control boxes mounted on sidesills
    Rotating axle bearing caps

    Late PTC antenna farm array
    See through round-hole stepwell steps
    “Late” front and rear end handrail profile
    Nose door with window
    Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
    Tinted cab side windows
    Lost wax brass cast Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
    Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
    See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    40 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling.
    5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    Dual fuel fills per side

    Early production engine cab (long hood) with squared exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
    Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
    “C4” A-1-A trucks with idler center axle
    Prototype equipped with a weight management system for optimum adhesion control
    Separately applied details include additional truck side frame cylinders, air piping, cam details, and control boxes mounted on sidesills
    Rotating axle bearing caps

    Late PTC antenna farm array
    See through round-hole stepwell steps
    “Late” front and rear end handrail profile
    Nose door with window
    Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
    Tinted cab side windows
    Lost wax brass cast Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
    Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
    See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    40 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling.
    5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    Dual fuel fills per side

    Additional features

    Fully-assembled
    Six (6) different road numbers
    Directional LED headlights
    Printed and LED lighted number boards
    Tread plate on walkways
    Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, fuel tank mounted electronic bell, brake wheel and more.
    Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
    All-wheel drive
    All-wheel electrical pick-up
    Dual flywheels
    Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
    Printing and lettering legible under magnification
    Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
    Packaging safely stores model
    Minimum Radius: 18”
    Recommended Radius: 22”

    DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature

    ESU 4.0 decoder with “Full Throttle”
    Dual cube-type speakers
    Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
    Operates on both DC and DCC layouts



Operator Series
    Fully-assembled
    Three (3) different road numbers
    All roadnames share the same common cab, long hood, and walkway
    Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline
    Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
    Factory-applied snowplow, nose door with window, horn, air tanks, sunshades, exhaust stack, and brake wheel
    Molded grilles
    5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    GE Hi-Ad trucks
    Directional LED headlights
    Printed and LED lighted number boards
    Tread plate on walkways
    Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com semi scale plastic E Type knuckle couplers
    Same motor and drive train as the Rivet Counter version
    All-wheel drive
    All-wheel electrical pick-up
    Dual flywheels
    Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
    DCC ready with 21-pin connector
    Simplified printing and lettering legible under magnification
    Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
    Packaging safely stores model
    Pre-drilled for grab irons, coupler cut levers, MU cables, etc. - available in a separate upgrade kit
    Minimum Radius: 18”
    Recommended Radius: 22”


Carbon Black Hoppers. ScaleTrains.com is excited to be the first manufacturer to offer HO scale plastic models of contemporary Thrall 5750 cubic foot and Thrall 4727 cubic foot carbon black covered hoppers.
    Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

    From series CCX 959-1018, Thrall Car Job 911, built February-March 1996
    22 roof hatches
    Without FRA-224 reflective stripes

    Additional Features

    All-new model
    Four (4) different road numbers
    Separately-applied sampling spigot
    Separate rooftop vent “snorkel” pipe
    Per prototype: 22 or 28 roof hatches
    Finely detailed end posts and bracing
    Photoetched stainless steel running boards and end platforms
    Separately-applied end ladders
    Finely-detailed underbody brake detail
    Durable die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
    All-new Barber S-2 70-ton Trucks with rotating bearing caps, separate brake beams, and side bearing detail
    33” machined metal wheels
    Minimum radius: 18”
    Recommended radius: 22"

    All Rivet Counter Freight Cars Feature

    Fully assembled
    Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
    Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
    Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
    Separately-applied metal grab irons
    Coupler cut levers
    Trainline hoses
    Intricate brake plumbing
    Weighted to Industry standards
    Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
    Packaging safely stores model


Trinity Tank Cars is on their 3rd run.
    Prototype Specific ScaleTrains

    All-new model
    12 road numbers
    Plastic end shields with hazmat placards
    Precision injection-molded one-piece tank body with individual ends
    Standard full-height ladders
    Finely detailed manway cover and protective housing
    Finely detailed plastic top and end platforms
    Integrated hazmat placards
    Highly-detailed, one-piece ASF Motion Control Super Service 110-ton trucks
    36” machined metal wheels
    Decal sheet with additional lettering, FRA-224 yellow conspicuity striping and placards will be available separately
    Minimum radius: 18”
    Recommended radius: 22”

    All Operator Freight Cars Feature

    Multiple road numbers
    Fully assembled
    Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors
    Simplified underbody brake rigging details
    Body mounted semi scale knuckle couplers
    Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
    Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
    Weighted to Industry standards
    Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
    Packaging safely stores model
    Enhancements available separately including metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses and more
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