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Flash as of Feb 5th 2014 less than 5 each of the various paint schemes for the
various Penn-Central and SEPTA cars shown below are still available.
Shipment en-route, due by March lst.
Pre-Order now or miss out and be sad.



Penn-Central Scheme "A" with Stripe below windows (Left)           PC Scheme "B" with Penn-Central above windows (Right)

New announcement:
Annoucing Conrail (2 versions) and SEPTA paint schemes on our "HO" MU mP54 models.
Ready early 2014 !


Here are some photos of pre-production factory decorated models

Other Important links on Newest items:




HO models of the Famous Penn-Central & SEPTA Railroad Electric Locomotives from Con-Cor Trains Coming in early 2014

Here is a Video of the final version of the "HO" Pennsylvania MUmP54 models, filmed at the "HO" model train club
owned by the Southern Arizona Society of Engineers in Tucson Arizona.
The models shown have 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.)

Now we are pleased to announce these great models will be coming in Penn-Central and SEPTA paint schemes later in 2012.





You can still place a "No-obligation Pre-Order for these fine models in the Penn-Central and SEPTA paint schemes and Save 20%.
You will also find links to other Video's on various Con-Cor Train products as your Tour our website.



Look at these Super Details we have on the new MUmP54's



Photo above shows end details on Car, including the seperately installed Whistle and windshield wiper. For our Sound Decoder (Optional Item),
we are including sounds of an actual "WABCO Trombone Whistle"



          
Photos above show the fine details we achieved on the pantograph. Even the brass collectors will be jealous. Not only can it be positioned either "Up" or "Down", but also can be made to conduct current using the micro switch on the interior Printed Circuit board, so you can run these cars off of Cantenary if you so choose !


Another close up of the pantograph showing the "Ground Switch" add-on detail. We don't remember seeing a model of a Pennsylvania electric where the "Grounding Switch" was modeled. The "Grounding Switch" was a wooden lever with which the crew could activate a mechanism to "tie down" the pantograph so it could not accidently raise while trainmen were working on the car, and if that happened someone could be electrocuted or seriously injured. You can see it in the photo just below the bottom edge of the pantograph. (Looks like a long broomstick with a paddle at the end.)

          

These were interesting cars to model since the PRR / Long Island actually used 2 Different Trucks under each car. The powered Truck was an 8''-6" Roller Bearing Truck (Left) ,
and the non-powered an 8'-0" friction bearing truck. (Right) Also note the etched brass pilots mounted on the trucks at each end of the car.
(See the note further below on trucks on these cars.)





Prototype Photos of the Powered "MU" mP54 Units we modeled..



Note Final models may differ slightly from photos shown.

     We will be doing Powered and Non-Powered versions of the famous Pennsylvania mP54 units, both with and without Pantographs (without Pantographs for the Long Island Railroad version) These versions of the mP54 are the "middle years", and come with the roof mounted headlights at both ends, and the correct PRR Pantographs.

     HURRY, Don't Delay to Pre-Order for the 2nd Shipment (Due late summer) as soon as possible, as with our Steam Era mP54's we are sure they will be quick sell out. You will be disappointed when you see them running on a friends layout, and you can't get any because we are sold out. You have the choice of ordering direct from Con-Cor Trains using any of the links below, or you can make your Reservation Pre-Order through any of the hundreds of Dealers carrying Con-Cor products.

Con-Cor Order Line

1-888-255-7826
M-F 8am to 4pm Mountain Time
E-Mail Order Form
Fax Order Line
1-520-721-8940
To Return To:
Con-Cor's Main Page
Click Here


     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
-- 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.

    Here are some photos of different cars.

    Left to Right: Baggage-Mail Car           Coach Car (With Keystone Logo next to the Door)            and Combine Car




  • Penn Central Powered Coach with one Pan and Headlight at both ends **
    Item # 0001-094644 Penn-Central Scheme "A" Scheme Shown.

    All Stock Numbers will be available in 2 Car Numbers, boxes marked (01) (02) (Except Unlettered versions)

    More Images will be posted as Production progresses.
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Retail Price
    Powered Units $ 229.98 ea
    Stock Number
    Below
    Penn-Central Scheme "A",
    Powered Coach
    (01) = 437
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094644
    Penn-Central Scheme "A",
    Powered Coach
    (02) = 753
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094735
    Penn-Central Scheme "B"
    Powered Coach
    (01)= 603
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094645
    Penn-Central Scheme "B"
    Powered Coach
    (02)= 649
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094737
    SEPTA Scheme
    Powered Coach
    (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority)
    (01)= 443
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094646
    SEPTA Scheme
    Powered Coach
    (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority)
    (02)= 441
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094739
    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
    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
    More Images will be posted as Production progresses.
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Retail Price
    Non-Powered Units $ 124.98 ea
    Stock Number
    Below
    Penn-Central Scheme "A",
    Non-Powered Coach (01) = 429
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094648
    Penn-Central Scheme "A",
    Non-Powered Coach (02) = 662
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094736
    Penn-Central Scheme "B"
    Non-Powered Coach
    (01)= 594
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094649
    Penn-Central Scheme "B"
    Non-Powered Coach
    (02)= 627
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094738
    SEPTA Scheme
    (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Non-Powered Coach
    (01)= 442
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094652
    SEPTA Scheme
    (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Non-Powered Coach
    (02)= 444
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094740

    SEPTA Non-Powered Combine with one Pan and headlight at both ends **
    Item # 0001-094653 SEPTA Scheme Shown.

    All Stock Numbers will be available in 2 Car Numbers, boxes marked (01) (02) (Except Unlettered versions)

    Penn-Central Scheme "A",
    Non-Powered Combine
    (01) = xxx
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094650
    Sorry Picture not available as yet, but paint scheme matches that
of Scheme B Coach Penn-Central Scheme "B"
    Non-Powered Combine
    (01)=xxx
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094651
    SEPTA Scheme
    (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority)
    Non-Powered Combine
    (01)=xxx
    Quantity: Check out now
    0001-094653

         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
    Quantity: Check out now
    $ 27.79
    430-000105 LaBelle Track Conditioner, 1 oz bottle fluid plus cleaning pads.
    Quantity: Check out now
    $ 11.98
    430-000115 LaBelle Replacement Pads only
    Quantity: Check out now
    $ 7.89
    430-000901 LaBelle Motor Cleaning System
    Quantity: Check out now
    $ 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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