Chessie System (B&O) "1973+ Repaint Version 2" gives us one of the most recognizable paint schemes of all time, in a slightly different version than our first release. Starting in 1973, the B&O's DuBois, Pennsylvania, Shops applied the railroad's new Chessie System graphics and yellow & blue paint to the I-18 fleet. Orange striping and a silver roof added a sharp finish for the scheme. DuBois paint details included the blue smoke jack and orange paint under the silver roof eaves. Note the "high" application of the Chessie cat logo - so there would be enough room underneath it for the ACI label. Our "Version 2" description comes from the end paint details: On these cabooses, the B&O DuBois Shops painted the end vertical lateral running board supports silver. Our previous run of 1973 cars had these properly painted yellow. So, this translates to a neat little bit of variation for you Chessie guys. This 1973 paint scheme includes era-appropriate details like Pyle lanterns and the standard toilet dump pipe. Those four individual red reflectors on the end railings really look sharp! Lighting features include prototypically dim interior lights as well as lit Pyle lanterns.
Dimensional accuracy - designed from meticulous field dimensions with real tape measures
Highly correct "true to life" colors
"Hyper-Accurate" lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
Genuine Kadee scale couplers
"Near-scale draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side "key" detail
Multiple road numbers for each scheme, as appropriate
"See through" Apex roof walkway
"See through" etched metal end platforms and steps
Unapologetically fine etch metal window screens
Era-specific body details for each RTR scheme, including 2 different bay windows and 2 different scale-sized marker lights - both Pyle and "box" lights - they are really small!
The scale-sized marker lights illuminate and can be controlled to be on or off - on each end - independently
Full ICC Interior - chairs, bunks, desks, lockers, sink and (non-operating) toilet! The interior is accurately and fully-painted with the two-tone green.
The interior is illuminated with (dim!) lights and the scale size Pyle lanterns or square box lights are lit as well
No complicated decoder. No complicated programming. No complicated electronics. It just works, DC or DCC.
Full underbody details - brake system with brake rods and piping, battery box, electrical plugs and conduit, plumbing detail options, axle generator and more
Beautiful side details - wire grab irons, ladder rungs, roof hand holds, and coupler lift bars no "molded in" plastic grab irons here!
Separate air hoses with B&O signature platform-level angle cock shutoff handle detail!
CNC-machined standard RP25 .110" tread 33" wheels
All-New precision Tangent Scale Models 70-ton Gould roller-bearing trucks with separate brake beam part
DC/DCC Compatible track-powered "No Fuss" interior and marker light lighting - simple and easy to operate with included wand