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"HO" Pennsylvania MUmP54 Cars with Aluminum Window frames.
In the mid-1950's The Pennsylvania Railroad modernized 100+ cars to add air conditioning, and part of this renovation of the cars was to replace the old wooden window sashes with Aluminum windows. This new series of cars represents that modernization, and makes an easily discernable when in a train of cars.

              

Scheme with Pennsylvania lettering above windows (Combine-Left)           (Coach-Right)

              

Scheme with Keystones at each end of car. (Combine-Left)           (Coach-Right)


FEATURES



-- Accurate dimensioning per Pennsy Railroad plans
-- Complete Underbody Details (Many individual pieces)
-- RP-25 Metal Wheelsets
-- Working Knuckle couplers
-- Working Prototype Pennsylvania Brass Pantographs
-- Pantographs can be made to pickup Cantenary power by sliding switch on interior PCB board
-- Rarely modeled "Grounding Switch" on roof next to Pantograph
-- Working Headlights at each end of the cars
-- Authentic Paint Schemes based on Historical Society Help
-- Built in factory lighting (Works in either DC, or DCC automatically.  
-- DCC "ready" with NMRA standard Socket set on PCB board of Powered units.
-- Two Powered Trucks per powered unit, belly mounted motor, so we can detail interiors as much as possible.
-- Both Trucks have photo etched pilots factory mounted.
-- Complete Interior details 
-- Accurate paint schemes (Per PRR Historical Society and other reference materials per time era.

 

Stock Numbers and Varieties of "MU" mP54 Units...

     We understand these "MU" units usually ran in trains of 4 to 6 cars. (Yes, we know sometimes on the branch lines only 1 or 2 car trains could be found, and in heavy rush hours longer trains might have been seen. But usually the length of the trains was limited to the length of the passenger platforms available on the various routes.)

     We have designed the mechanism with two power trucks. But since we also wanted to include full interiors in the passenger seating area, we opted to go with a slightly smaller motor, so we could belly mount it. This is enough on most flat layouts to pull 4 trailers in addition to the Power car.

     #2) These prototype cars had one powered truck on one end and a non-powered on other end, these trucks had different wheel bases. ( 8'-6" for powered truck and 8'-0" for non-powered truck. It was a bit tricky to design a model with two different wheel base power trucks, but they run just great. It was also unusual that the "prototype powered truck" on many of these cars was the PRR 2D-8-P1 Hyatt Roller Bearing Truck, and the "prototypenon-powered" was the 2C-P2 Plain Journal Truck. (We double checked all references with our friends at the PRR Historical Society, as it seemed odd that the PRR would mix Roller Bearing and plain bearing trucks on the same car... but turns out, that is correct.) And you can get a bit crazy going through all the PRR classes and sub-classes on these cars, which ran to almost 40 pages of print out, in a type face that is smaller than you are reading he re.

     In talking with a lot of modelers at Train Shows, the majority seem to rather have the choice of buying two powered units to "MU" to run longer trains, than lose the features of interior and underbody detailing.

So for those who wish to run these cars using "DCC" , we offer two different Decoders:
Choice # 1 is a full function Sound Decoder with a 28mm speaker. This can be mounted in any of the powered models, but if you choose to mount inside a coach, it is not possible to totally "hide" the decoder. So we would recommend putting the DCC Sound Decoder into either a powered Baggage-Mail car, or a powered Combine car where you can hide both the decoder and speaker in the "non-passenger area".

Choice #2 is a non-sound function only decoder we also offer which you can mount inside any of the powered cars and run in "consist mode" with another powered unit that has the Sound Decoder installed, so you have effectively two powered units to pull your "MU" Train. The function only decoder is small enough to hide even in the coach car.


For the Pennsylvania Railroad we will be offering three car bodies (Coach, Baggage-Mail and Combine ) cars in 3 versions:

  • Powered with Pantographs and with Roof Top Headlights at each end.
  • Non-Powered with Pantographs and with Roof Top Headlights at each end
  • Non-Powered Trailer Cars, no pantographs, but Roof top headlights at each end.

  • Pennsylvania Powered Coach with one Pan and Headlight at both ends **
    Item # 0001-094691 Non-Powered Pennsylvania Coach Scheme with lettering above windows.

    Coaches available in 3 car numbers, and Combines in 2 car numbers. (All subject to prior sale).

    Photo of Production Model.
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Retail Price
    Non-Powered Units $ 139.98 ea
    Sale $83.99! ea
    Stock Number
    Below
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (01)= 619
    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094691
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (02)= 684
    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094692
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (03)= 701
    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094693
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Combine- Aluminum window frames
    (01)= 4549
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    0001-094694
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Combine- Aluminum window frames
    (02)= 4550
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    0001-094695
    Sorry no photo available as yet of Sound Decoder Sound Decoder for Con-Cor's "HO" MU Powered cars.

    Includes authentic sounds for Pennsylvania and Long Island "MU" cars, including the historic "WABCO" Trombone Whistle sounds. Fits all Powered Cars.
    Includes proper speaker, and speaker cover.

    See on-line instruction sheet on how to install these decoders.
    (Available Now)
    (Also for Penn-Central and SEPTA cars) $79.98 each
    (Decoders are only 20% Off on Cyber Sale-not installed)
    Link to Instruction sheet for the Sound Decoder:
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    0001-006009
    $79.98 each
    Sorry no photo available as yet for the Function Only Decoder.    border= Function Only Decoder for Con-Cor's "HO" MU Powered Cars

    Function only decoder so you can run multiple power units to pull longer trains. Just program in "Consist" mode with other Decoder equipped "MU" cars you will run together.
    (Decoders are only 20% Off on Cyber Sale-not installed)

    See on-line instruction sheet on how to install these decoders.
    Link to Instruction sheet for the Function Decoder:

    $42.98 each
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    0001-006020
    $42.98 each

    Pennsylvania Powered Coach with one Pan and Headlight at both ends **
    Item # 0001-094696 Pennsylvania Coach Scheme with lettering above windows.

    Coaches available in 3 car numbers, and Combines in 2 car numbers. (All subject to prior sale).

    Photo of Production Model.
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Retail Price
    Powered Units $ 239.98 ea
    Sale $143.99! ea
    Stock Number
    Below
    Pennsylvania,
    Powered Coach-Aluminum Window frames
    (01) = 452

    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094696
    Pennsylvania,
    Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (02) = 455

    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094697
    Pennsylvania,
    Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (03) = 456

    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
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    0001-094698
    Photo of Production Model.
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Retail Price
    Non-Powered Units $ 139.98 ea
    Sale $83.99! ea
    Stock Number
    Below
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (01)= 409
    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094699
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (02)= 431
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094741
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Coach- Aluminum Window frames
    (03)= 434

    Note: This item now sold out, Pre-Order for next run due late 2016.
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094754
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Combine- Aluminum window frames
    (01)= 4572
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094742
    Pennsylvania
    Non-Powered Combine- Aluminum window frames
    (02)= 4573
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    0001-094743

         Con-Cor Trains recommends you use LaBelle brand Lubricants on all your "HO" Train Sets. This not only includes the Locomotive, but also the axle ends on the passenger cars to reduce friction and pull longer trains, as well as the moving parts of operating knuckle couplers to insure the best possible coupler operation. See order form below for LaBelle products you can order today.


    Stock Number
    Description
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    Retail
    430-001001 LaBelle Lube 3-pak kit (2 kinds of Oil, Plus Grease for HO, O, S, On30,On3, Lionel, LGB and all large Scales
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    $ 27.79
    430-001002 LaBelle Lube 3-pak kit (2 kinds of Oil, Plus Grease for N and Z Scales
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    $ 27.79
    430-000105 LaBelle Track Conditioner, 1 oz bottle fluid plus cleaning pads.
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    $ 11.98
    430-000115 LaBelle Replacement Pads only
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    $ 7.89
    430-000901 LaBelle Motor Cleaning System
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    $ 17.98
    430-000112 LaBelle "HO" Operating Coupler Lubricant, keeps the moving parts of your magnetic couplers working as designed
    Quantity: Check out now
    $ $9.29



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