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Manufacturing Scale Model Trains Since 1962 !
Coming Back in Late 2013 !
"N" Union Pacific Veranda Gas Turbine
and "N" Union Pacific U-50 Diesels
YES ! Con-Cor Trains will be bringing back our popular "N" Union Pacific Veranda Gas Turbine and U-50 models (Hopefully late 2013).

Note: Termoil at some of the China factories making model trains (two of the largest ones have gone out of business ) has caused this project to be delayed, but members of our management team have just returned from China (April 2013) and hopefully this project is back on track
(no pun intended).

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     Con-Cor will be releasing the updated versions of these two popular "N" Locomotives hopefully late in 2013.

FEATURES of these "N" models.

  • Updated Detailing on the bodies
  • Finer handrails
  • Working Mars lights
  • Historic Union Pacific Paint and lettering
  • Multiple Cab numbers
  • DCC "ready" with approved NMRA Socket set for easy mounting of a decoder
  • DCC Sound Decoder Tender offered by Con-Cor as "Add-On" option
  • Working MicroTrains ® Knuckle couplers
  • Updated mechanism with 5 pole motor

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    Update on the design stage. ( A peak into our engineering office.)

         We are making progress on the needed design changes to the mechanism for these popular models. We have hand built a variety of samples, testing various design options and here is what we have found to date.

         The most complex issue was where to put a speaker for the optional Sound Decoder.

         We discovered the smallest speaker that would give us any quality of sound was 14mm wide, which is narrower than the main body cavity. The 2nd choice was to put a small round speaker down in the belly fuel tank area. But that did not give us much sound volume, plus we had to remove a significant amount of weight from the frame area to fit in a speaker.

         So that left the tender caviety for mounting the Sound Decoder and Speaker. A sample using the 14mm wide speaker produced very good results, as we were able to use the Tender caviety to act as the "Sound Chamber" for the Speaker....

         Ok, well next issue was how to we run all the wires necessary from the decoder in the "tender" to the main chassis, we played with various ideas of a draw bar made of Circuit board material used as a conduit for the various wires needed between the main loco chassis and tender, but this proved unreliable in practice.

         Then the lightbulb blinked on, (well it was more like a slap on the back of the head from a very experienced DCC modeler) and we realized we did not need a bunch of wires between the main loco chassis and the tender with the Sound unit. What we had to do was just put a "dual mode decoder board" in the main loco chassis to control the motor spead and lighting, and then put a 2nd decoder in the tender that was just for the Sound.

    So here is a summery of the Advantages of designing the model with an option for a seperate Decoder in the tender area.

    • With using a dual model Board in the main chassis unit (would work both for DC or DCC), we did not need to use a socket assembly which saved space.
    • This required less of the die-cast weight to be removed for the electronics in the main locomotive chassis, and will allow the units to continue to pull a lot of cars (which they were famous for)
    • One basic chassis, out of the box, would run on DC or DCC controlled trackage.
    • No ugly wiring between main locomotive chassis and Tender.
    • For those who want to run in "DC" only and do not desire "Sound", we can offer the tender for the Gas Tubine as an "Add-on" item for just "DC" running. As you will see below, the Tender's are offered as a separate Item so you can choose either a straight "DC" (No Sound) tender, or a "DCC" (With Sound) Tender.

    Here are the dis-advantages of two Decoder design.

    • You will have to program and control two decoders with your DCC control unit (but you can easily program them with two different addresses, usually called "consist mode".
    • If you want to run the U-50 with Sound, you have to buy the optional Sound Decoder Tender and run the tender behind the U-50. This is not prototypical, but as stated above, if we put the decoder and speaker inside the U-50, you would NOT be happy with either the pulling power, OR the sound quality you would have. Hey, this is a "model" and some compromises always have to be made...




    Modelers we need your help on the following:

         During our move some years ago, we lost some of our records, on this new production of these models, we want to use "all new" Cab numbers from those used in the past, but we know we are missing some samples.. so if you can tell us what Cab Numbers we used in the past that are not listed here, it would be very much appreciated..

    "N" U-50 we only show following Cab Numbers used in the past. #31 #32 and #46

    "N" Gas Turbine we only show following Cab Numbers used in the past. #64, #65, #70


    As with all very complicated projects, this delivery date is only an educated projection. Some delay may occur on any project of this size and complexity.

  • "N" U-50 Diesel, Union Pacific (Older version shown.) ( Item #0001-033011 )

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    All Models Ready To Run
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    U-50,Union Pacific, Cab # 34 0001-033011
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    TBA
    U-50,Union Pacific Cab Number #36 0001-033012
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    TBA

    "N" Veranda Gas Turbine (Older Version shown) ( Item #0001-033021 )

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    N Gas Turbine, Cab # 62
    Note:This Item Number is for basic Gas Turbine Unit ONLY, Tender sold seperately
    0001-033021
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    TBA
    N Gas Turbine, Cab # 66
    Note:This Item Number is for basic Gas Turbine Unit ONLY, Tender sold seperately
    0001-033022
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    TBA

    "N" Gas Turbine Tenders by themselves( Item #0001-033031 Shown )
    "DC" only, No connection for Decoder inside Tender

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    "DC" Tender Only No Cab #
    Note:This Item You can run a Tender with No Cab Number behind the "N" U-50's if you so choose.
    0001-033031
    Quantity: Check out now
    TBA
    "DC" Tender Only, with Cab #62 #
    Note:This Tender is decorated with a matching # to run behind the Veranda Turbine with Cab # 62
    0001-033032
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    TBA
    "DC" Tender Only, with Cab #66 #
    Note:This Tender is decorated with a matching # to run behind the Veranda Turbine with Cab # 66
    0001-033033
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    TBA

    "N" Gas Turbine Tenders by themselves( Item #0001-033031 Shown )
    "DCC" version , with a Sound Decoder built into the tender.

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    All Models Ready To Run
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    "DCC" Tender Only No Cab #
    Note:This Item You can run a Tender with Built in Sound Decdoer & No Cab Number behind the "N" U-50's if you so choose.
    0001-033041
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    TBA
    "DCC" Tender Only with Built in Sound Decoder & with Cab #62 #
    Note:This Tender is decorated with a matching # to run behind the Veranda Turbine with Cab # 62
    0001-033042
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    TBA
    "DCC" Tender Only with Built in Sound Decoder & with Cab #66 #
    Note:This Tender is decorated with a matching # to run behind the Veranda Turbine with Cab # 66
    0001-033043
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    TBA
     

     



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