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HO Baldwin S-8 Locomotives

Archive of previous production


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Trad = Traditional Line: Basic model, no extra details, mostly unnumbered, all without sound,
all powered units have 8 pin plugs for easy DCC installations
Exec = Executive Line: Ready to Run, super detailed, numbered, with DCC and Sound or Analog (DC).
DCC and Sound version features LokSound Select decoder. Analog (DC) version has 21 pin socket for DCC module.
Bowser does not recommend LOK sound locos for use on DC layouts.


DCC 21 pin decoder – newest production
ESU #54615 Recommended Decoder

TCS #EU-821 8 function decoder

Old Production w/8 pin sockets
Not recommended to be used on locos with 21 pin sockets
NCE #D13SRP and D15SRP, Digitrax #DH123PS and DH163PS, TCS #T-1A


Add sound to a non sound small Baldwin loco: #691-1232 - for 21 pin socket locos

Add sound to a non sound small Baldwin loco: #691-1229 - for 8 pin socket locos
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You must send us your die cast frame (not chassis) first before I send you a machined frame.
For 8 pin socket locos only
#691-1230 Die Cast Frame Trade for VO-1000 $7.00 each
#691-1231 Die Cast Frame Trade for VO-660, S8 & S12, DS4-4-1000 $7.00 each

#691-4880 Cab #None Trad

Rock Island (Black)
#691-4881 Cab #802 Trad

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
#691-4882 Cab #6006 Trad

#691-4883 Cab #8996 Trad
#691-4884 Cab #8998 Trad

Rock Island (Red)
#691-4885 Cab #805 Trad

Youngstown Steel Bi Centennial
#23974 Cab #805 Exec
#23975 Cab #805 w/DCC/LokSound Snd Exec