Who makes a PRR G5s (4-6-0) locomotive?

I had the PS2 version, and I returned it due to traction problems.

Alan

I WROTE THE ABOVE IN ERROR.  INSTEAD OF TAKING IT DOWN I AM CORRECTING IT.  THIS IS BECAUSE IF ANYONE READ IT I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE CHANCE TO SEE THAT IT WAS WRITTEN MISTAKENLY.

ALAN

Thanks gentlemen.  I don't run DCS, but I would consider a PS-1 version that I could gut and install ERR TMCC components.  The Weaver version looks like a good choice as well.

Anyone know of any other makers?

Thanks,

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

If you want a 2 rail model, Max grey did a very nice one with the stubby/chubby proportions that pulls well.    Sunset (what it was called before adding "3rd rail") also did one in the 80s I think that was very nicely detailed.    And if you want a door stop and can find one, Saginaw Models did one way back with a sand cast bronze boiler.    The size proportions seem right, most details cast on and not as nice details as later brass.    

prrjim posted:

If you want a 2 rail model, Max grey did a very nice one with the stubby/chubby proportions that pulls well.    Sunset (what it was called before adding "3rd rail") also did one in the 80s I think that was very nicely detailed.    And if you want a door stop and can find one, Saginaw Models did one way back with a sand cast bronze boiler.    The size proportions seem right, most details cast on and not as nice details as later brass.    

Thanks Jim.  I am looking for a 3-rail model that either comes with TMCC or is a candidate for such an upgrade (preferably ERR).  I have a number of Williams PRR brass locomotives (they don't make a G5s to my knowledge) that have been converted nicely in this manner.  Weaver is looking like the locomotive of choice at this point in time.  No doorstops, please.  Eventually, this locomotive will pull a 3-4 passenger car commuter train on the layout.

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

The Weaver model has the earlier fancy "pin striped" paint job on the engine/tender.  Don't know the era you model, but later in life these engines had the basic dark green with just "Pennsylvania" on tender and the number on the cab.

Also, being a commuter engine, it has a small tender.  May be a tight squeeze to get control system and sound system in the tender.  The MTH G5s tenders always looked a little "tall" to me - maybe they did that to get all the electronics inside?

If I remember correctly, the LIRR G5s had a larger tender (similar to a K4s tender).

Found this picture in another post: Weaver G5  

 

Retlaw posted:

The Weaver model has the earlier fancy "pin striped" paint job on the engine/tender.  Don't know the era you model, but later in life these engines had the basic dark green with just "Pennsylvania" on tender and the number on the cab.

Also, being a commuter engine, it has a small tender.  May be a tight squeeze to get control system and sound system in the tender.

Found this picture in another post: Weaver G5

 

Thanks man!  Appreciate the photo as well.  The era is a little early for me, but I've got other PRR brass with the same livery.

The small tender shouldn't be a problem.  Cary Van Nuis at All Aboard Trains got ERR TMCC, sounds, and speed control components into a Williams B6sb sloped back tender for me and it is fabulous.  This tender is much larger than the one for the B6sb.

George

TCA, NMRA, PRRT&HS Modeling the PRR Panhandle Division between 1948-1957.

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