HO Pierce Arrow Galloping Goose Tourist Version Now Available !


(Is available in both HO standard gauge and HOn3 narrow gauge )

Limited stock on hand, and next re-run will probably be late 2012.

     We shipped the Freight version of the Pierce Arrow Goose about 3 months ago, now here is the "Tourist Version", and they arrived to us in January of 2011.

  • 0001-004141 "HO" Rio Grande Southern # 7 Tourist Goose $249.98 (only a few dozen left as of Feb 16th 2011)
  • 0001-004142 "HOn3" Rio Grande Southern # 7 Tourist Goose $249.98 (only a few dozen left as of Feb 16th 2011)
    Also Now ready:
  • 0001-006008 Add-On Sound Decoder for Above $64.98 (See note below about Decoder Installation for Retail Customers)



          Above 3/4 view of new Pierce Arrow Goose. This shows the correct production paint scheme for # 7. (Stock # 0001-004111)

         And now that we do in fact have a final production sample, we have tested the Sound Decoder we have been working on, and it really works VERY, VERY well... so we can make the following announcement.

    SPECIAL Sound Decoder will be available for the Galloping Goose Model !

         Con-Cor HAS a Special Digitrax Sound Decoder we can install for you when you buy a Galloping Goose model direct from us!

         For only $64.98 we will load your decoder with Authentic Galloping Goose sounds, mount the decoder inside the loco, add a special speaker inside the Pierce Arrow Goose, 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.

    A short PS about the Pierce Arrow Decoder Sounds:

    The sounds we will use for your Goose Decoder, are sounds the company Owner, Jim Conway, personally recorded during a Galloping Goose trip in 2009.... so they are as authentic as can be !



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          Mechanism comes Ready to Run in "DC" Analog mode and with built in 10 pin Standard NMRA DCC connector on the PC board,ready for an easy installation of a DCC Function Decoder, or Sound Decoder installation.

          Also included will be connectors for DCC Sound Decoder Speaker (but speaker will not be provided with model, nor will the model include a decoder. But we hope to recommend the best Function, or Sound Decoder to be used on this model by the time we are ready to ship the model.

    Note:      No Decoder comes with this model, but as outlined above, if you buy one direct from us we can arrange to install one for you. (See details towards the top of this page.)



          Above 3/4 view of new Pierce Arrow Goose. This shows the correct production paint scheme for # 7. (Stock # 0001-004111)

          Above Side View of new Pierce Arrow Goose. This shows the correct production paint scheme for #7. (Stock #0001-004111)

         Above shows a night view of the lighted Goose. (In production we will use a golden yellow LED for lighting.)

         Below is a short Video Clip showing the new HO/HOn3 Pierce Arrow Goose in action.. (still showing old body with # 5, will be changed to # 7 in new production)



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    Status of Previously available versions Con-Cor's "HO" Galloping Goose models. We only have a few pieces of the HOn3 Chassis for the Bus" version of the Galloping Goose. Sorry, NO "HO" version of the Bus Body in undecorated or any paint scheme,

         Our original models of the Galloping Goose are a faithful representation of the original freight and passenger version of Goose #5, which first hit the rails in 1933. Number 5 was virtually identical to Geese #3 and #4 which were built a bit earlier. Goose #5 presently lives in Dolores, Colorado, and is in full operating condition. Other Geese can be found in Telluride, Colorado, at Knott's Berry Farm and at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado. Other Railbuses can be found in train museums around the U.S.A. such as the one in St. Louis.

    Details on the "Tourist Version can be found at this link.
    Goose,Tourist Version

    Details on the "Freight Version can be found at this link.
    Goose Freight Version




    Goose Extra Features !

         Not all final details and features of the Pierce Arrow Goose are available as yet, as the tooling is still being worked on and we always find some "tweaking" is needed once we get the first "Engineeering Sample", but we can tell you the following:

    #1 ) The Goose will come with the standard spoked pilot, but will include an alternate Snow plow that can be mounted by the modeler if he/she so chooses. (Photo shows plow mounted on later 1950's version of Goose with Bus Body)

    #2 ) Mechanism will come Ready to Run in "DC" Analog mode and with built in 8 pin Standard NMRA DCC connector on the PC board,ready for an easy installation of a DCC Function Decoder, or Sound Decoder installation.

          Also included will be connectors for DCC Sound Decoder Speaker (but speaker will not be provided with model, nor will the model include a decoder. But we hope to recommend the best Function, or Sound Decoder to be used on this model by the time we are ready to ship the model.

         IF you decide to go the "DCC" Sound Decoder route, (NOTE: Decoder not included with model) then just imagine it now, this neat little railbus drifting down the track on your layout, honking at the bystanders, bell ringing at crossings, and all with the rumble of a small gas engine in the background. (Well, maybe that is a bit overdone, but Model Railroader Magazine was so impressed they added an animated version of the Goose Sound to their Website for viewing!)



    Some Background on Railbuses:

         Railbuses had their origins in the 1920's and 1930's when mail and passengers had to be delivered to remote branch line areas. On "slow" business days or in the off-season when business was light they took the place of an expensive steam locomotive and crew.      Many railroads had Railbuses in one version or another. They were used on both the branch lines of the major railroads and on the local smaller railroads and narrow gauge lines.
    
             
    HO Versions:  HO "Pierce Arrow" Version of Galloping Goose $249.98 each
    
    (Note: Some roadnames on the Freight version of the Pierce Arrow Goose are almost sold out, please check with our sales team about
    current availability)
    
    (with built in NMRA 8 Pin Socket Set ready for decoder of your choice, model does not come with a Decoder)**
    
    0001-004110	Undecorated((Silver, No Lettering) (only a few pieces left as of Feb 16th 2011)
    0001-004111	Rio Grande Southern #7   (only a few pieces left as of Feb 16th 2011)
    0001-004112             Denver & Rio Grande Western  (only a few pieces left as of Feb 16th 2011)
    0001-004113	Santa Fe  (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004114	Pennsylvania (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004115	Great Northern (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004116	Union Pacific  (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004117	Southern Pacific (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004118	New York Central (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    0001-004119	Maintenance of Way (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)
    
    
    
    HOn3 Versions:  HOn3 "Pierce Arrow" Version of Galloping Goose $249.98 each 
    
    0001-004125 Undecorated (Silver, No Lettering) (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011) 0001-004126 Rio Grande Southern #7 (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011) 0001-004127 Denver & Rio Grande Western (Sorry, Sold out as of Feb. 16th 2011)




         **Model does not come with a Decoder, it comes DCC Ready with a NMRA Industry Standard 8 pin Socket set, ready for a Function only, or Sound Decoder of your choice. Con-Cor Trains does have a special run DigiTrax decoder available with sounds. (See description towards the top of this page.) You can use any brand of Decoder that has an 8 pin compatible connector. 2 Extra pins connectors (Designated as #9 and #10 are provided on the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for hooking up Speakers for a Sound Decoder if you decide to go that route.



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