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N Scale - Bachmann - 61655 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD NW2 - Painted/Unlettered

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N Scale - Bachmann - 61655 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD NW2 - Painted/Unlettered Image Courtesy of Bachmann Industries, Inc.


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 61655
Original Retail Price $159.00
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Diesel Switcher NW2
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD NW2 (Details)
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Black
Print Color(s) N/A
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Announcement Date 2013-07-18
Release Date 2013-10-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety NW2
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced 1939–1949
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: This engine was introduced by Bachmann in 2013. It is the fourth of Bachmann's series of DCC-only switchers and its mechanism is clearly derived from their S-4. It is quiet, reliable and all four axles are geared. The shell detail is excellent. They have a fairly slow top speed - as is appropriate for a switcher.

DCC Information: Factory-equipped with a Bachmann DCC decoder with minimal features (motor and light).

Prototype History: The EMD NW2 is a 1,000 hp (750 kW), B-B switcher locomotive manufactured by General Motors Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois. The NW2 was manufactured from February 1939 to December 1949, and 1145 were produced – 1121 for the U.S., and 24 were exported to Canada. The 1,000 hp (750 kW) was achieved by using a 12-cylinder, model 567, and later, a model 567A engine.
EMD also offered a cow-calf version of the NW2 known as the TR, TR2, and TR3; 3 TR cow-calf paired sets, 36 TR2 cow-calf paired sets, and 2 TR3 cow-calf-calf sets were produced. The TR sets were built prior to World War II and the TR2 and TR3 sets were built postwar.

EMD’s NW2 switcher’s lifetime was nearly cut short just three years after its introduction, with the establishment of the War Production Board in 1942, which dictated that EMD was to halt all production of switching locomotives, manufacturing only road diesels during the years of 1942 to 1945. However, such was the popularity of this end cab switching locomotive that after the restriction was lifted, the NW2 sprung back as many railroads placed orders for this little 1000hp powerhouse; today these locomotives can still be found enjoying continued service in rail yards. They were to wear paint for 88 different railroads ... from class 1 giants such as UP (with 95 units, the largest user) all the way down to short-line and industrial roads with but 1 on the roster.

From Wikipedia
Read more on American-Rails.com.

Road Name History: Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.



Brand/Importer Information: Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-08-05 06:09:45

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