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N Scale - American Limited - 8910 - Accessories


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 8910
Original Retail Price $7.95
Brand American Limited
Manufacturer American Limited
Body Style Con-Cor Diesel Engine PA-1/PB-1
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, Alco PA/PB (Details)
Prototype Description Accessories
Road or Company Name N/A (Details)
Paint Color(s) Not Painted
Body Material Plastic
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
DCC Readiness No
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Alco
Model Variety PA-1/PB-1
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



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Specific Item Information: N Diaphragms for ConCor PA & PB Units, ABA Set (black).
Conversion to Micro Trains® or Unimate® couplers is recommended to get correct spacing between units.

Model Information: Con-Cor introduced these Kato-made locomotives in the late 1960s. Kato revised the mechanism in 1972 and in 1994 Con-Cor had a new mechanism made for Chinese production. In 2003, the engine was re-tooled again to be DCC-Ready.

2003 release: features of the powered PA-1 Unit.
  • DUAL flywheel drive
  • Comes with factory mounted Genuine Micro-Trains couplers
  • Runs on “DC” right out the box.
  • Factory installed DCC friendly PC 8 pin NMRA board.
  • High Torque / Quiet 5 Pole skewed armature motor
  • Reversing headlight
  • Heavy die-cast chassis for superior pulling power
  • Highly detailed body casting
  • Detailed paint and printing
  • Multi cab numbers available for Powered and non-Powered units
  • Old bodies interchangeable with new units, so it will be easy to upgrade your older Con-Cor N PA-1 units to this new drive if you choose


DCC Information: All versions prior to 2003 are not DCC capable, but 2003 and later are DCC-Ready.

Prototype History: ALCO PA refers to a family of A1A-A1A diesel locomotives built to haul passenger trains that were built in Schenectady, New York, in the United States by a partnership of the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) and General Electric (GE) between June, 1946 and December, 1953. They were of a cab unit design, and both cab-equipped lead A unit PA and cabless booster B unit PB models were built. ALCO's beautiful PA-1 is one of America's most famous locomotives. It was ALCO's entry into the passenger train diesel craze, competing directly with the E-Units from EMD.

The PAs, as well as their cousins, the ALCO FAs, were born as a result of Alco's development of a new diesel engine design, the Model 244. In early 1944, development started on the new design. In 1946, this new locomotive made its debut on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Southern Pacific PA's #6055 and 6056 were later put into service on the SP's coastal division, pulling trains such as the Morning Daylight.

ALCO locomotives were also used in service with the famous "California Zephyr" passenger train, adopting a number of paint schemes, the most famous of which was perhaps the "Prospector" paint scheme. This paint scheme was a striking two-tone silver and gold arrangement, highlited by a series of four black stripes going down the side of the body.

Road Name History: Not Applicable, Irrelevant, Undetermined, Indeterminable.

Brand/Importer Information: American Limited Models, a division of San Juan Car Company, Inc. is owned and directed by Bob Staat, member of the Model Railroad Hall of Fame, and John Engstrom, former marketing director of a major model railroad manufacturer.


Item created by: Powderman on 2018-02-25 13:05:55. Last edited by gdm on 2018-04-12 11:00:25

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