Large Brass Collection available from River Raisin Models
New Project Announcement
River Raisin Models announces the "Early Berkshire Project". We have negotiated a great project with many different versions with our fantastic builder, Boo Rim Precision of South Korea. These Lima built locomotives were ordered by the B&A and the B&M in 1925 as a result of the impressive showing of the A-1 Demonstrator 2-8-4.
Due to the post WWII traffic boom in 1945 , the B&M sold 17 locomotives to the AT&SF and the SP. Also, based on the success of the B&A #1433 tested on the TH&B in 1928, they ordered two similar engines from the Montreal Locomotive Works, #201 and #202.
RRM-1500 - B&A Class A-1a 2-8-4 (Numbers 1406, 1409) Elesco FWH, later Gothic lettering, black boiler, short tender.
RRM-1501 - B&A Class A-1b 2-8-4 (Numbers 1425, 1426) Elesco FWH, early RR Roman lettering, Green boiler, short tender.
RRM-1502 - B&A Class A-1b 2-8-4 (Numbers 1437, 1442) Elesco FWH, later Gothic lettering, black boiler, long NYC J-1c tender.
RRM-1503 - Boston & Maine Class T-1a 2-8-4 (Numbers 4004, 4012) Coffin FWH, pilot deck headlight, block lettering, four axle tender.
RRM-1504 - Boston & Maine Class T-1a 2-8-4 (Numbers 4017, 4018) Coffin FWH, pilot deck headlight, block lettering, large six axle welded tender.
RRM-1505 - AT&SF 2-8-4 (Number 4197, 4198)(ex B&M 4000 series) Coffin FWH, large six axle welded tender.
RRM-1506 - Southern Pacific 2-8-4 (Numbers 3505, 3506)(ex B&M 4000 series) Coffin FWH, four axle coal tender, large lettering.
RRM-1507 - Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo 2-8-4 (Number 201) (MLW), circa 1950’s.
RRM-1508 - Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo 2-8-4 (Number 202) (MLW), circa 1950’s.
RRM-1509 - Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo 2-8-4 (Number 202) (MLW), Gray Boiler, circa 1950’s.
When sufficient reservations are received, River Raisin Models will execute the project with our builder, Boo Rim Precision of South Korea. The preliminary pricing for these models is $2299 and the colored boiler models are $100 additional. We are requesting a $400 deposit per model with each reservation. I want to thank the Division Point Inc. and Owner, Jack Vansworth for sharing their design data with us. Photos of the prototype locomotives will be posted on the website soon.
Selected Photos of the New SP 2-6-0 & 0-6-0 Locomotives:
Photo Left - Prototype
The Triple Bolster Passenger Trucks have arrived.Southern Pacific SP 43 & 43-R, as used by the NYC & PRR, have arrived and are being shipped. The Passenger Trucks are painted black. Extra units are available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.
SP 43 style truck
43-R (NYC,PRR, IC)
River Raisin Models and
Boo Rim Precision
discuss future plans.
Dan Navarre and SeHo Jang, the owner of Boo Rim Precision, behind the display table at the O/S West Train Show in California, February, 2012. Both proudly showing off the new USRA 0-6-0 production samples recently built by the Master Craftsmen at Boo Rim Precision.