New HO gauge 4500s coming

Discussion in '4-8-4 Northern' started by frisco1522, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Glacier Park Models is importing a run of 4500s, due out early spring or before. These wil be exquisite models, detail far beyond thought possible.
    They are producing 4500-4502,4503-4514 and 4515-4524 classes, all painted and lettered. They will be a bit pricey, but all brass steam today is and the quality will be up there with the very best available.
    The oil burners will be available in blue and white "Meteor" paint scheme and are available with all three numbers. They also will be available with the dull "Hungerford" scheme, black with yellow lettering.
    The coal burners will be available with the FFF or Hungerford paint scheme.4503-4514 class will have Baldwin Disk drivers. In addition, spoked pilot truck wheels as well as solid wheels will be included.
    4515-4524 also avaiable in FFF or plain paint with Boxpok drivers. 4519 will also be offered with the one day, one trip "Will Rogers" paint scheme.
    If anyone is seriously interested, you can contact me PM and I can take reservations.
    Their web site address is: http://www.glacierparkmodels.com/Frisco_4-8-4s.html
     
  2. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I've got one on order through a buddy of mine. I can't wait to see it!

    Steve
     
  3. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy Don,

    Thanks for posting this. There other models look beautiful. Anyone have a price point yet?

    Best,
    mike
     
  4. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Estimated list price should be in the $1600 neighborhood. Someone throw some water on Mike. I should be able to help on $$
     
  5. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Wow!! I thought G scale was getting pricey! Kinda makes it look more attractive! I guess its a good thing I am out of HO- my wife would never understand!!
    Dan:eek:
     
  6. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Why didn't these come out when I was working?

    The different configurations make this a very interesting model. Do brass engines come DCC ready these days or are they aimed at the collector market?

    Okay, now let me see, how am I going to explain my need for this one? I've got an idea, I can sell my car and brass.

    Best,
    mike
     
  7. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, Stick to your 1966 era, and keep telling yourself that. You steam era modelers are brave (and wealthy). DJH
     
  8. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    LOL,

    Heck, I moved from 1920-1939 to 1945-1959 since moving to the Texas Western Club. No longer do I model the flat lands of the western division, but have embraced the mainline from Saint Louis to Fort Worth. I need big iron. It looks funny when I have to couple four decapods together to pull a train up the grade!

    Have fun,
    mike
     
  9. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    If this were N-scale, I would have to think long and hard about this one... Even if it's not prototypical for my chosen era, 4524 does grace Grant beach park in Springfield, my home town....

    Paul
     
  10. This sounds great, now just about the price! it would work in my transition era layout for sure. Looks like I have to get another summer job if they are still any left by then. Sounds like a great model thanx for the info doug.:eek:
     
  11. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Aw man, I want that engin so bad! But what 13 year old cam afford a 1600$ locomotive?:( The next best thing would be to buy a BL 4-8-4 undec and paint and decal.
     
  12. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

  13. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll take three or four! An FFF "Wing" or maybe a couple of 'em. Then I have to have a blue "Meteor" engine. And maybe a couple of plain Jane "Hungerfords." One coal, one oil burner. That oughta do it. Lesee...sell the farm, pickup truck, wife's car...uh, woke up--must have been dreaming...:)

    Tom
     
  14. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I enjoyed the line in the advertisement that said, "...never before modeled..." Bobbye Hall doesn't even get credit for at least trying. ;-)

    I can't wait the class engine, 4500, to arrive.
     
  15. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    From one who fought with three of the Hallmark POC 4500s to make them usable I'm not sure she even tried. Actually they were modeled by PFM (6 handbuilt) and FOMRAS @ $2400 each. He is sending me a bunch of photos to critique. I've already mentioned the number on the tender should be moved forward and the FRISCO on the cab side and stripe should be separated. Otherwise it looks great.
     
  16. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy,

    Here are a few details about the new 4500's:

    • [FONT=&quot]Motor is a Canon EN 22[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Gear ratio is 36:1
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    • [FONT=&quot]Not DCC ready but all speaker holes are drilled[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Cam installed[/FONT]
    There must be a way to get one...

    mike
     
  17. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    They should be arriving very soon as I just got the notice that I needed to pay my brass pusher.

    Steve
     
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  18. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    ...and the class lamps work.

    These locomotives are drop-dead gorgeous.


     

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