The Z scale Baldwin "Dockside" with working side rod driving system will be introduced September 1, 2017 at the NNG convention in Denver. A limited quantity will be available for post-show shipment. Full inventory stock will be available October 1, 2017.
The Baldwin C-16 class switchers were the last 0-4-0steam locomotives built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. They were assigned to the Baltimore, Maryland "Pratt Street Line" along the Inner Harbor, and to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania waterfront trackage. Initially constructed as saddle tank engines, nos. 96 and 99 were given tenders in later years. After the saddle tank was removed in 1926 they were then given the classification of "C-16A" (Nos. 97 and 98 remained unchanged.) The diminutive size and short wheelbase were required to handle the tight curves of these lines.
Nicknamed "Little Joe" by railroad workers, they became famous to several generations of model railroad enthusiasts through construction of HO, S & O scale models of the "Dockside" switcher. Arguably one of the best known of all steam locomotive models for half a century, versions of the "Dockside" have been offered by Varney, Rivarossi, Gem, Life-Like, Pacific Fast Mail, MTH and others.
Limited quantities will be available at the Denver NNG show September 1, 2017. Full inventory stock will be available October 1, 2017.
A FUTURE PC LIGHTING BOARD WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESIGN IS COMPLETED AND TESTED FOR PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY.
WHEN AVAILABLE A PC LIGHTING BOARD WILL BE SOLD AS AN ACCESSORY.
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