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"HO" and "N" Twin Headlight
Pioneer Zephyr Collector's Train

                             






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3rd May 2012 News


      Wow #1 ! The reviews from the various model magazines are starting to come in on our new "HO" & "N" Twin Headlight Zephyr Collector Trains. Photo above provided by Model Railroad Hobbyist E-Magazine which gives them two thumbs up.

      Wow #2 ! Tony Cook, editor of Model Railroad News also gives them a "two thumbs up" as well as a photo on the Cover of his May issue, and a 3 page spread inside...

      Thanks guys !!



"HO" and "N" Sets Have Arrived !
Twin Headlight Version of the Pioneer Zephyr
Both "HO" and "N" sets come with a working Mars light that will function out of the box in "DC" mode, and can be activated in "DCC" mode with a "DCC" decoder that has the connections available to activate the "P3" function.






Click on Video Link Below to see the Final Production version of the "HO" Twin Headlight Zephyr running on the "HO"Model Train Layout of the Southern Arizona Society of Engineers in Tucson Arizona (Nov. 2011).
This Zephyr model has the optional "DCC" Sound/function Decoder installed. It comes ready to run out of the box for "DC" mode without sound.
Sound/Function Decoder for DCC may be purchased seperately.




You will also find links to other Video's on various Con-Cor Train products as your Tour our website.



Here are a few still Photos of the Zephyr on our diorama here in the office.

1948 Zephyr Stopped at Station                                                   Tail end of Zephyr leaving station with rear Red Tail warning light aglow.


                  1948 Zephyr middle car                                                                 Zephyr backing through station with Nose Headlight now Red while backing up.


A SPECIAL Sound Decoder is available for the Twin Headlight Zephyr !

     Con-Cor , working with DigiTrax, brings you a Special Digitrax Sound Decoder. If you do not have a dealer convenient to you, you can order your Zephyr and Decoder direct from us and we can install for you.

     For only $74.98 we will load your decoder with the best match to the sounds the Zephyr train we can find, mount the decoder inside the loco, add a special speaker inside the Zephyr, and test run the Loco and Decoder for you, all before we ship. (Decoder and labor to install it are not subject to further discount.) Questions? Call Vinnie in our Customer Service Dept. during business hours.

     Note: If you prefer your local dealer to install for you, no problem as he can get the stand alone Decoder from us. If you prefer to use a different brand decoder, that's ok also. Both the "HO" and "N" Zephyrs come with the standard NMRA "Medium" Decoder Socket set that will accept any decoder that has the 10 pin wiring harness.

     The Set will come with a Instruction Sheet showing how you or your dealer can install a Sound Decoder, and how to activate the working "Mars light function" in "DCC" mode.

Click here to Link to Page with PDF's on how to install a Decoder in either the "HO" or "N" Twin headlight Zephyr models.




About the Con-Cor Twin Headlight version of the Pioneer Zephyr:

     After several accidents, the Pioneer Zephyr was modified in the 1940's to add a double "Twin Headlight" assembly above the nose, and the rear observation car.

     The second headlight on the nose was an early version of the "Mars" light. A bright oscillating light enabled motorists to see the approaching train from a greater distance.

     Our version of the "Twin Headlight" Zephyr will use a flashing LED that will operate in both DC and DCC mode to simulate this safety feature. The Pioneer Zephyr retained this "twin headlight" until its final run on March 20th, 1960.

     When running on Analog "DC" the Front headheadlight will simulate a Mars light function as long as the Train is moving forward. (See Video below). When converted to DCC mode by swapping out the factory mounted PCB board plugged into the NMRA 10 pin Socket with a Con-Cor DCC Decoder, you can program the P-3 connection to vary the Intensity and duration of the blinking to suit your own taste, by changing the CV settings. (CV 113, Value 34 suggested). If you choose to use a DCC sound Decoder other than the Con-Cor, please double check with your Decoder Manufacturer to make sure these settings for operating the Mars Light in DCC mode will be appropriate for the brand and model Number of the decoder you will be using.

     By this time the Original Pioneer Zephyr had many additional sisters in service on the Burlington system, and the tail end observation car had the name "Pioneer Zephyr" name applied onto it. Our "Twin Headlight" Zephyr will also have this name applied to the rear of the Train.

     You can see a short video of the Engineering Sample of the new HO Twin Headlight Zephyr running on the Elmhurst Model Railroad Club layout in Elmhurst Illinois by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


FEATURES of both "HO" and "N" models.
  • Working "Mars Light" in both "DC" mode or "DCC" mode !
  • Fully Assembled and Ready to Run 3 Car Train
  • Historic Paint and lettering
  • Metal Die Cast weighting
  • Metal RP-25 wheelsets
  • Interiors in #2 and #3 cars (lst car has loco drive mechanism)
  • All cars lighted
  • Fourth "add-on" car available to make your train longer. (You can add more than one of these extra cars if you so choose).
  • "DCC" ready with Industry Standard NMRA 8 Pin Medium Socket set mounted on Locomotive Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

    Place a "No Obligation" Pre-Order today so you do not miss out, quantities will be limited.

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  • "HO" Twin-Headlight-Zephyr (1948 version)
    Comes in Standard DC, but is"DCC" Ready. Con-Cor makes an optional DCC decoder for this model (see below). .

    Photo of Prototype Train
    Shown Below
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Stock Number
    3-car Set
    Price
    $449.98
    HO 2HL Zephyr 3 Car Train Set
    Note: This is a collector's Train set, does not come with Power Pack or Track.
    0001-008724
    Quantity: Check out now
    $449.98
    HO 4th "Add-on" Car to make a longer train.
    Place it between the 2nd car and last car of the basic 3 cars Set.
    0001-008723
    Quantity: Check out now
    $149.98
    No Photo Available "HO" Sound Decoder for 2HL Zephyr train set
    Since no actual recorded sounds of the Zephyr have been found, we are including authentic "early diesel era sounds" . Speaker Included. Straight forward installation by modeler or your favorite dealer.
    For consumers ordering direct from Con-Cor Trains, we can arrange to have the Decoder installed for you, check with our office for details.
    0001-006002
    Quantity: Check out now
    $79.98

    "N" Twin-Headlight-Zephyr (1948 version)
    Comes in Standard DC, but is"DCC" Ready. Con-Cor makes an optional DCC decoder for this model (see below). .

    Photo of Prototype Train
    Shown Below
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Stock Number
    3-car Set
    Price
    $449.98
    N Burlington-2HL- Zephyr 3 Car Train Set
    Note: This is a collector's Train set, does not come with Power Pack or Track.
    0001-008734
    Quantity: Check out now
    $449.98
    N 4th "Add-on" Car to make a longer train.
    Place it between the 2nd car and last car of the basic 3 cars Set.
    0001-008733
    Quantity: Check out now
    $149.98
    No Photo Available "N" Sound Decoder for 2HL Zephyr train set
    Since no actual recorded sounds of the Zephyr have been found, we are including authentic "early diesel era sounds" Speaker Included. Straight forward installation by modeler or your dealer.
    For consumers ordering direct from Con-Cor Trains, we can arrange to have the Decoder installed for you, check with our office for details.
    0001-006014
    Quantity: Check out now
    $79.98

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