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New York, New Haven & Hartford 1935 "Comet" Train Set


Some Photos of our "HO" Comet relaxing at home on Rick Abramson's great layout.
      Our Special thanks to Rick Abramson for providing us these photos of our Comet running on his well known layout. Rick is also one of the more active members in the New Haven Railroad's Historical Society and gives us a "two thumbs up" on our model. As you can see he also supplied one photo in a sepia tone because when the real Comet train was introduced in 1935 color camera's were a very rare item.

     

     
Artist Rendering used on Comet Train Set Box

Comet Train at station stop. This is pre-production model,and does not have the lettering as yet.



Here is a Video of the final version of the "HO" Comet Train, filmed at the "HO" model train club
owned by the Southern Arizona Society of Engineers in Tucson Arizona, in Nov. 2011.
This Comet model has the "optional" "DCC" Sound /function Decoder installed. It will run out of the box for you in "DC" mode without sound.
Optional DCC Sound/Function decoder may be purchased seperately.

Note the special sound effects in the background of a thunderstorm provided courtesy of Mother Nature. (Not included with model.)



All Engineering Details have now been approved on this great "HO" Model, and we expect delivery in early 2012.
It is not too late to still place a "No-obligation Pre-Order for this fine model" and Save 20%.
You will also find links to other Video's on various Con-Cor Train products as your Tour our website.


Here are some more photos of the "HO" Comet Model.
Comet Interiors,ready for passengers. Locomotive Interior, Middle Car Interior, and rear of train dummy Locomotive.

We are very pleased to bring to you some historical photos of the New Haven Comet under construction in 1934/1935 at the Goodyear-Zeppelin factory in Ohio. These are from the Archives of the Goodyear Corporation, and provided to us by Robert P. an avid modeler. We wish to thank Robert for these fantastic photos !!

We assume this is first day Train was rolled out of shop. Not as yet Decorated with New Haven lettering.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for many more Photos of this Historic Train.
If You place your Pre-Order with Con-Cor,and receive your acknowledgment of that order, we Guarantee you will get yours from the first shipment. Even if past the Pre-Order Guarantee closing date, we still encourage you to send in a Pre-Order as we usually have a few customers cancel their orders for one reason or another, and if we are oversold, we will go down the list of Pre-Orders by date your order arrived to us.

The 1935 New Haven "Comet" 3 Car Train


See a Video Showing the early design drawings at the bottom of this page!




     So,if you have an interest in this Set place your "No-Obligation Pre-Order" Today. The "NO-Obligation" part means you are free to modify or cancel your order anytime in the future. No deposit is Required. ( Please see our on-line order form for all the details of this program.)

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"HO" New-Haven-Comet, fastest train on east Coast in 1935
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
$459.98
HO 1935 New-Haven-Comet 3 Car Train Set
Note: This is a collector's Train set, does not come with Power Pack or Track.
Expected Delivery Late Summer 2011
0001-008735
Quantity: Check out now
$459.98
 Photo of Pre-Production sample of Comet extra add on car. 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.
Pre-Production model shown of extra Add-On Comet Car.
0001-008736
Quantity: Check out now
$149.98
No Photo Available "HO" Sound Decoder for Comet train set
Included authentic sounds for that time period, and speaker. 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.
0001-006001
Quantity: Check out now
$79.98

"N" 1935-New-Haven-Comet Collectors-Train-Set
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
$459.98
N 1935-New-Haven-Comet 3 Car Train Set
Note: This is a collector's Train set, does not come with Power Pack or Track.
Expected delivery, Delayed- TBA
0001-008737
Quantity: Check out now
$459.98
 Photo of extra add on car for N 1935-New-Haven-Comet not available as yet N 4th "Add-on" Car to make the 1935-New-Haven-Comet a longer train.
Place it between the 2nd car and last car of the basic 3 cars Set.
0001-008738
Quantity: Check out now
$149.98
No Photo Available "N" Sound Decoder for N Comet train set
Included authentic sounds for that time period, and speaker. 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.
0001-006015
Quantity: Check out now
$TBA

History of the New Haven Comet:
1935 - 1951

     While the Union Pacific (M-10000) and Burlington Rt's Zephyr were zipping around on Western Rails in 1934 and attracting huge attention from the public, the New Haven was quietly building a smilar train for use on the East Coast, on it's trackage between Boston and Providence. It debuted in 1935.

     The Comet owes much to airship design as it was designed and built by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, a consortium of the US Goodyear Corp. and the German Zeppelin Airship company, with funds supplied by the U.S. Government via the depression Era " Works Progress Administation."

     The "Comet" was a light diesel-electric streamlined train using a novel design. It had an engine at either extremity so it was not necessary to turn the train at the end of each trip. Both engines operated simultaneously by a master control, and after the train completed the run, the engineer just walked to the other end of the train for the return journey. The car had a 3 car train designed to seat 160 passengers.

     In a test run of of Comet in April 1935 it hit a speed of 110.5 mph which was a record for any train in New England at that time. In its published timetable for the run between Boston and Providence (43.8 miles) the Comet's normal schedule was only 44 minutes. (With stops included.).

     While the Comet was built for the Boston-Providence run, it did show up on other New Haven trackage, and also was used for many excursion trips to New York City.

     Their were several paint schemes used on the Comet, we will be using the original paint scheme as introduced in 1935.

     We at Con-Cor are still doing research on this project and if you have any photos, or other information on this Famous train, please contact our office.


FEATURES of both "HO" and "N" models.
  • 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)
  • Note. Minimum Radius will be about 22" in HO and 18" in N Scale because in order to make the model look as Authentic as Possible we have to leave the side skirts on, restricting the turning radius.

    Click the icon in the middle of the box below to see about a 3 minute presentation of the early Design Drawings for the Comet Train.

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

    Layaway Multi-month payment plan also available, click on "Pre-Order Today" Banner above for full details.


         Project has been approved for final production and we fexpect delivery in early 2012. Still time to place your no Obligation, "Pre-Order" and qualify for a 20% "Pre-Order" Discount.

    Photos of the Hew Haven Comet under Construction by Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp (1934)

    We assume this is first day Train was rolled out of shop. Not as yet Decorated with New Haven lettering.

    Left Side and Right Side of Locomotive Unit.

    Photo of Interior, and another exterior shot..

    Photo of Train from low angle.

    Loco Under Construction

    More Construction Photos

    Conceptual Floor Plan

    Artist's Concept before Production began

    We do have more photos, we will produce a brochure of all photos we gather to be included with the final set box.

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    By direct ordering you are also insured your name is "on the list", even if your local Retailer forgets to order one for you, and we require no advance deposit of any kind.

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    Con-Cor Ltd.
    8101 E. Research Court
    Tucson, AZ 85710-6758 USA



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