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Due to the popularity of the Long Island "Dashing Dan" cars we are making a short re-run due to be released in June of 2014 with all new road numbers.

Here are a few shots of prototype cars this series, courtesy of Mike Boland-
and John Scala was also gracious enough to find us some authentic paint chips which we will use for the production of these cars.





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     To Insure you get the cars you want from the next Shipment you MUST PRE-ORDER from someone, either a dealer you trust to actually order them for you, or you may order directly from us..

     Of course you can change or modify your Pre-Order at any time. You will be contacted once the models are in our warehouse to re-confirm your Pre-Order before we actually ship the models.



Features and Comments about these new "MU" mP54 Models:

     Please Note: There was a wide variety of classes and sub-classes so our car might not match "identically" a photo you might find in a book, or on the web. In fact some of the photos we have found have been mis-identified anyway. Some cars were modified as time went by, so the way they looked one day, was not the way the same car looked a few weeks later, although the Car Number remained the same. (Although in the Pennsy records the cars' Classification number might have changed.)

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 (On PRR cars only) 
-- Pantographs can be made to pickup Cantenary power by sliding switch on interior PCB board
-- Rarely modeled "Grounding Switch" on roof next to Pantograph (On PRR cars only)
-- 3rd Rail Power Pickup Shoes on trucks of the Long Island version cars (non-functional)
-- 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 Long Island 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.


Note to Long Island Fans. We are modeling the prototype Pennsylvania MU cars as sold off to the Long Island. (We are also told the Long Island at one point also build some new equipment using PRR Plans.) So the only changes for the Long Island versions are the paint schemes and addition of the non-functioning 3rd rail power shoes. This is not tooling "unique" to different Long Island prototypes other than what the PRR designated as MUmP54.

Long Island Powered Coach with dummy third rail shoes and headlights at both ends **
Prototype phone shown courtesy of Mike Boland
(Note: Not all protoype photos taken same day, or with same light source, Final production all cars will match with apropriate color per paint chpis supplied by a friend of Mr. Boland..)
Both Powered and Non-Powered Coach will be available in 3 Car Numbers, Non-Powered Combine in 2 Car Numbers.

Model Photo
Description
All Models Ready To Run
Retail Price
Powered $239.98 ea
Stock Number
Below
Powered Coach.(With Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(03) = 4142
Quantity: 3 Check out now
0001-094744
Powered Coach.(With Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(04) = 4144
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094745
Powered Coach.(With Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(05) = 4146
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094746
Model Photo
Description
All Models Ready To Run
Retail Price
Non-Powered Model $139.98 ea
Stock Number
Below
Non-Powered Coach, with Dashing Dan Logo, Smoky Gray car body,Orange ends, white lettering, Brunswick Green Roof
Photo of factory decorated model shown
(03)= 4155
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094747
Non-Powered Coach, with Dashing Dan Logo, Smoky Gray car body,Orange ends, white lettering, Brunswick Green Roof
Photo of factory decorated model shown
(04)= 4157
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094748
Non-Powered Coach.( Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(05) = 4159
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094749
Non-Powered Coach.( Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(06) = 4161
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094750
Non-Powered Combine.(With Dashing Dan logo)
Smoky Gray Car body, Orange car ends, Brunswick Green Roof Roof
(03) = 4355
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094751
Non-Powered Combine, with Dashing Dan Logo. Smoky Gray car body,Orange ends, white lettering, Brunswick Green Roof
Photo of factory decorated model shown
(04)= 4358
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094752
Non-Powered Combine, with Dashing Dan Logo. Smoky Gray car body,Orange ends, white lettering, Brunswick Green Roof
Photo of factory decorated model shown
(05)= 4359
Quantity: Check out now
0001-094753
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)
$79.98 each
Link to Instruction sheet for the Sound Decoder:
Quantity: Check out now
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.

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

$42.98 each
Quantity: Check out now
0001-006020
$42.98 each


     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
Add To Cart
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
Quantity: Check out now
$ 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
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$ $9.29



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