HO Scale: ALCo RS-3 Announced

Bowser RS3 24683

Bowser has announced the ALCo RS-3 in HO scale. The Pennsy rostered 115 of these locomotives and, depending upon features, classed them AS16, AS16m, and AS16ms.

Bowser cites this model as an ALCo RS-3, Phase 3, with locomotive specific details. Features: air hoses, windshield wipers, grab irons, coupler lift bars, operating headlight, window glass, road name specific details, roadname specific fuel tanks, can motor, flywheels, nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges and knuckle couplers. Analog (DC) version features 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select decoder.

The RS-3 has been produced many times in HO scale. Detail/feature issues have been reported on all prior Pennsy releases. Bowser has been touting the road-specific details/features of these models for over a year on social media. Pennsy-specific features include train phone, marker lights, number boards, long hood fireman's side ladder, train control box, short handrails on engineer side, dynamic brake, and MU receptacles.

Pennsy part numbers as follows:
#24683 Cab #8591
#24684 Cab #8592
#24685 Cab #8595
#24686 Cab #8591 w/DCC & Sound
#24687 Cab #8592 w/DCC & Sound
#24688 Cab #8595 w/DCC & Sound

The MSRP of the DC analog version is $199.95; sound/DCC version $299.95. Pre-orders are due by May 3, 2017, with delivery expected late 2017.

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