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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-002260 - Engine, Diesel, C-636 - Baltimore & Ohio

N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-002260 - Engine, Diesel, C-636 - Baltimore & Ohio The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.



Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-002260
Original Retail Price $39.98
Manufacturer Roco
Body Style Mehano Diesel Engine Alco C636
Road/Company Name Baltimore & Ohio
Body Style Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness No
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Alco
Model Variety C-636
Prototype Engine, Diesel, C-636
Body Style North America
Body Style Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Specific Item Information: Mehano manufactured the early generation models, producing both the body shell and a plastic frame chassis. Later generation models had the same Mehano body shell, but were paired with an improved metal frame chassis supplied by Roco.

Body Style Information: These engines were produced by Mehano And Roco for Con-Cor in the 1970s and 1980s. All of the shells for this loco were made in Yugoslavia by Mehano. The mechanism was originally made in Yugoslavia but was later changed to Roco in Austria. Since the shell is the same in both models, we use the same body style for both. Both mechanisms (Mehano and Roco) fairly modern for its time but by 21st century standards is considered dated and not very smooth operationally. The shells details are also quite good for 70s vintage work, but when compared to a modern Chinese loco, will seem somewhat clunky looking.

Road/Company Information:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.



Manufacturer Information:
The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. Heinz Rössler and started with a plastic Minitanks series of military vehicles. After export to the USA became successful, the model line was expanded with model trains in HO scale and the smaller N scale. TT scale was also subsequently added to the product line. The model rail product line covers many European countries including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, and also the USA.

On July 15, 2005 ROCO Modellspielwaren GmbH was declared bankrupt. From July 25 the company continues as Modelleisenbahn GmbH, but still uses the Roco brand and associated logo. On October 1, 2007, distribution of the 'Minitank' product series was assigned to the German model car manufacturer Herpa.

Since February 2008 Modelleisenbahn also owns Fleischmann, which like Roco had gone bankrupt. The two companies continue as separate brands under Modelleisenbahn GmbH, while benefiting from economies of scale through joined development projects, marketing and procurement.

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Item created by: RoadRailer on 2017-02-22 20:30:15

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