Weaver sold the U25B. Atlas currently sells the U23B. U23 is the same car body body as the U28B. I may have an extra Weaver U25B in 3R.

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suzukovich posted:

Weaver sold the U25B. Atlas currently sells the U23B. U23 is the same car body body as the U28B. I may have an extra Weaver U25B in 3R.

Let me know if you do have a U25B that's not part of your plan.  U25 body is pretty different than the U23, longer hood up front and almost entire body has significant differences.  Thanks, Jim

Mike CT posted:

Weaver U25B   This one has been upgrade to EOB, electro-couplers, lighting, and Bowser Cal/scale Pennsy radio phone antenna added. 

 

Beautiful!  I owned several U25s but got rid of them before Weaver went out of business and am kicking myself.  I don't remember them having working classification lights, did you add that?  It looks great.

DETROIT posted:
suzukovich posted:

Weaver sold the U25B. Atlas currently sells the U23B. U23 is the same car body body as the U28B. I may have an extra Weaver U25B in 3R.

Let me know if you do have a U25B that's not part of your plan.  U25 body is pretty different than the U23, longer hood up front and almost entire body has significant differences.  Thanks, Jim

Yes I know this. A while back I kitbashed a U28B using a Weaver 25B chassis and a Lionel U28C body with PS2 for control.  Have plans to Kit Bash a CBQ U25C, just haven't gotten to it yet. Donor shell came from the U28B project..

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MTH produces several models that originated from Weaver tooling, including the Alco C628/630, the EMD SD40-2 and the GE U25B. 

I’m not sure if Weaver sold the tooling or there was some other arrangement, but it happened while Weaver was still active.

Jim R. 

Jim R. posted:

MTH produces several models that originated from Weaver tooling, including the Alco C628/630, the EMD SD40-2 and the GE U25B. 

I’m not sure if Weaver sold the tooling or there was some other arrangement, but it happened while Weaver was still active.

The C630 Weaver is another model that can be upgraded with not a lot of trouble.   I spent some time with LED's, this model also.   

Early issue had an interesting truck assemble, with the third axle, closest to the fuel tank, a non-powered axle, that was flange-less.  Metal wheels were a problem, on this axle, as it bounced around, sometime shorting to the third/center rail.  Later production, the blind axle, had plastic wheels.  Very good Weaver model, IMO.  Mike CT. 

My main road is CB&Q. 1st pic is CB&Q 100 U25B I have Weaver 100 and 102 .

Second pics are CB&Q U25Cs which I am planning to kitbash.

cbq100-3CB&Q_571_U28C_clyde_il_mar26_1966_chuck_zeiler [1)CB&Q_567_U28C_clyde_il_mar26_1966_chuck_zeiler

 

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I have three of the MTH U25B's (I can't believe I got them ten years ago). I had initially purchased a pair and like them so much I tried to get the third road number. Never found one, but was able to change the number on a duplicate I found on eBay. I've been hoping MTH will re-release them in Santa Fe livery so I can get a fourth one and run them in pairs. My first scale-wheeled purchase.

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Beautiful, really nice.  I asked the question to the group because Penn Central is the primary road I model and as you know they ended up being the largest owner of U25Bs.  So, I was hoping I could find out where the Weaver tooling ended up and cajole them to produce Penn Central.  Everyone seems to indicated they believe the tooling ended up with MTH.  Probably not good news, MTH will do NYC and PRR but seem very reluctant to do PC.

Picture awesome! Would love to see more.  Thanks, Jim

If you would like to get PENN CENTRAL as one of the next railroads for the U25B, then you have to remind them on their contact us form every 6 months, and post on twitter or Facebook about the PC U25B. 

The U30C has been made in the final SOO paint scheme, not the 1986 original SOO LINE paint scheme yet. Who knows if they will get around to the production of all the paint scheme variations on the GE Universal series locomotives.

Andrew.

MTH acquired several Weaver items over the years.  The E8 was one that had been mentioned in the past.  I've always assumed that the U25b was another.  These transfers all occurred in the years prior to Weaver's closing.

Jan

Atlas Model Railroad Co. acquires Weaver tooling

The O scale tooling includes locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars
 

Atlas Model Railroad Co. announced that it has acquired tooling for several Weaver Models O scale products. Weaver Models went out of business at the end of June 2015.

The O scale tooling acquired includes the 2-8-0 steam locomotive and the General Electric U25B, Alco RS-11, and Baldwin VO-1000 diesel locomotives. Passenger train cars include the troop sleeper and kitchen cars and Pullman Bradley coaches. Freight cars include the war emergency gondola, wagontop boxcar, and H30 covered hopper. In addition, Atlas obtained the molds for O scale 20-foot containers and telephone poles.

CBS072 posted:

This one is ALco tooling.....

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It's home is the Arkansas Railroad Museum at the old Cotton Belt shops in Pine Buff, Arkansas.   

My picture, taking in April 2011.

I'm not so sure that ALCo hit the nose contours just right. Has anybody compared the ALCo model to MTH's or Weaver's to see?

Andre

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