Here is a photo of my USA Trains "Ultimate Series" 1:29 scale model of a B&O "Time-Saver Service" 40' PS-1 steel boxcar:
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My USA Trains 1:29 scale B&O 40' PS-1 "Time Saver Service" boxcar arrived yesterday. It is highly detailed all around and is about fifteen inches in length. Doors have nice prototypical latches that actually work. Decoration is first rate. This car matches the diesel sizewise better than the caboose. I am very pleased with this boxcar!
Will try to post a video of the whole train running soon. :-)
A local dealer friend of mine once had a USA Trains diecast Challenger on consignment in his shop, and all I can say is WOWSA! Absolutely stunning model! Charlie Ro did himself proud with those engines!
TRBB: THAT would be a great sight! :-)
Interestingly, this model is no longer listed even as out of stock! Just glad I was able to get the last one!
CLIFFORD: VERY NICE photo of your B&O (and related) O gauge roster! Also, Those scratchbuilt structures are stunning! :-)
My LGB B&O A-B-A F-7 diesels are six-feet long with actual recorded EMD digital sounds in both A units including the notch sounds. The horn and bell crossing sounds are triggered by track magnets. Each A unit has two motors. Both the USA Trains boxcar and caboose are highly detailed models.
I am generally not a diesel fan, but I have totally had a blast with these units! The sounds are so well done. My wife is amazed I am having so much fun, knowing I am such a steam enthusiast! LGB did a great job with the decoration, power units and the sounds of these engines. I run these with a lab quality 3 amp, 0-30 volt switching mode regulated DC power supply feeding into a 5 amp PIKO throttle.
My boxcar was shipped via FedEx Air from PIKO's US facility in San Diego, CA and is out for delivery today! For those not familiar with this brand, it is a respected family owned German concern much like the original LGB. My DR BR 24 (close to 30" in length) is a fine example of their craftsmanship:
Those six "high-stepping" drivers have stainless steel rims as well as the pilot wheels and the six tender wheels! The highly detailed boiler is well crafted with add-on details.