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Bachmann Heisler in On30

We just received a sample of Bachmann’s much anticipated On30 model of the Stearns-Heisler Geared Steam Locomotive. Whether straight out of the box or detailed for your railroad this model is certain to lead your roster.

Preview: Bachmann's Stearns-Heisler Geared Steam Locomotive in On30

by George Riley/photos by the author

We just received a sample of Bachmann’s much anticipated On30 model of the Stearns-Heisler Geared Steam Locomotive. This smooth running die-cast metal and injection molded plastic ready to run masterpiece features an onboard 28 speed step dual mode decoder and prewired speaker for those model railroaders who wish to add the separate drop in Tsunami® sound module. Constant brightness LED illuminated replica oil head and backup lights can be programmed for directional operation or prototypically left illuminated while running.

 

Bachmann Trains
1400 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-1600

On30 Geared Steam Locomotive
MSRP - $419.00

Stearns-Heisler Plug n’ Play Sound Module
MSRP - $125.00

 

This detailed model is available in six different decorated versions. In addition to the finely crafted applied detail and decoration, a full complement of additional details is included to allow the modeler to customize their model. Included are two additional smoke stacks, additional head and backup lights, a drop in oil bunker and loose coal. Whether straight out of the box or detailed for your railroad this model is certain to lead the roster.

For a complete review of this model that includes the history and a full running test don’t miss Test Track in the May 2013 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.

 

 

 

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