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PROTO 2000 EMD F3A Diesel Powered Standard DC Baltimore & Ohio #84 - HO-Scale
Product Number: LIP48230
Manufacturer: Life-Like PROTO
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Product Features
  • PROTO 2000 EMD F3s are Tops in Detail & Performance * All-New Model * 14:1 Gear Ratio for Easy Multiple-Unit Operations * Helical Gears for Ultra-Quiet & Smooth Running * Five-Pole, Skew-Wound, High Torque, High Efficiency Can Motor * Heavily Weighted for Maximum Traction * Both A&B Units Powered * Painted Metal Grab Irons, Ladder Stand-Offs, Handrails & Lift Rings * Correct Coupling Distance Between A & B Units * Authentic Bulldog Nose * Correct Windshield Slope * Complete Scale Fuel Tank w/Hangers, Battery Box, Air Tank & Underframe Detail * Working Headlight w/Bezel & Recessed Lens * Working Mars Light as Appropriate - Works on DC or DCC * With or Without Dynamic Brakes to Match Prototypes * Correct Style Lighted Numberboards * Bright Sunny White LED Lighting * Separate, Clear Class Lights * Full Cab Interior w/Crew Figures * PROTO-Max(TM) Die Cast Magnetic Knuckle Couplers * Correct Grab Iron Style & Placement for Each Roadname * Sideframes w/Road Specific Journals & With or Without Speed Recorder * Operating Diaphragms as Appropriate * Etched Metal Screens or Grilles As Appropriate * Visible Details Behind Grilles & Under Fan Covers
  • By 1945, EMD had six years of hands-on experience with its increasingly popular FT diesels. As the only cab freight units built during WWII, EMD already had a corner on the market, and an upgraded model was in the works. The first F3 demonstrator rolled out of LaGrange that June to give customers a taste of things to come. But by 1946 critical materials were still in short supply for the civilian market. The larger generator planned for the F3 could not be built, so an interim model, the F2, was introduced. While the F2 was only rated at 1350 horsepower (the same as the FT), railroads anxious to modernize were ready to buy, and just over 100 were built for service in the US and Mexico through the summer of 1946, when the F3 entered production.
  • For railroads with aging fleets of worn-out steam power, and those facing financial struggles, the new F3 was the right engine at the right time. EMD offered numerous options, and the 1500 horsepower units could be set up to handle freight or passenger service, where they performed equally well. During the next fours years, just over 1800 A and B units were delivered. During the production run, EMD made changes to various parts. Early examples had four high fans, screened sides and three portholes, while late production units had low fans, air grilles and louvered air intakes in place of the center porthole - and as units were shopped in later years by their owners, parts were often replaced or swapped, further obscuring these identifying features. Replaced by the more powerful F7 in February 1949, F3s remained in service into the 1980s, when their advancing age made them prime candidates for trade-ins on newer, more powerful hood units. A-B Sets w/Sound & DCC
  • ATSF #200L & 200A (920-41227)
  • ATSF #200C & 200B (920-41228)
  • B&O #86A & 86AX (920-41229)
  • CB&Q #160A & 160B (920-41231)
  • DRGW #5541 & 5542 (920-41233)
  • DRGW #5544 & 5543 (920-41234)
  • NYC #1611 & 2409 (920-41237)
  • SP #6103A & 6103B (920-41239)
  • SP #6103D & 6103C (920-41240)
  • UP #1407 & 1408B (920-41241)
  • Undecorated (920-41226)
  • A-B Sets Standard DC
  • ATSF #201L & 201A (920-48227)
  • ATSF #201C & 201B (920-48228)
  • B&O #88 & 88X (920-48229)
  • CB&Q #161A & 161B (920-48231)
  • DRGW #5521 & 5522 (920-48233)
  • DRGW #5524 & 5523 (920-48234)
  • NYC #1619 & 2411 (920-48237)
  • SP #6104A & 6104B (920-48239)
  • SP #6104D & 6104C (920-48240)
  • UP #1404 & 1404B (920-48241)
  • Undecorated (920-48226)
  • A Unit Only w/Sound & DCC
  • B&O #82 (920-41230)
  • CB&Q #160C (920-41232)
  • GN #263-A (920-41235)
  • GN #263-B (920-41236)
  • NYC #1623 (920-41238)
  • A Unit Only Standard DC
  • B&O #84 (920-48230)
  • CB&Q #161C (920-48232)
  • GN #259-A (920-48235)
  • GN #259-B (920-48236)
  • NYC #1628 (920-48238)
  • B Unit Only w/Sound & DCC
  • UP #1408C (920-41242)
  • B&O #82X (920-41243)
  • B Unit Only Standard DC
  • UP #1404C (920-48242)
  • B&O #84X (920-48243)
  • Roadname-specific details include: - ATS Shoe - Nathan 5-Chime Airhorns - High Radiator Fans - Chicken Wire Side Grilles - Steam Generator Details
Product Specifications
  • Life-Like-Proto Product Number: 48230
  • Walthers Product Number: 920-48230
Product Rankings
Most Helpful Reviews
Awesome
By Alexrittenhouse November 17, 2013
Great addition to my small layout. Also looks great on train set around Christmas tree.
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
We love this rocket!
By djstallard October 26, 2013
My son - along with five other kids in my model rocketry club - fly the LOC IV. What a workhorse. The LOC IV is easy to assemble, incredibly durable, and flies like a champ. This is our go to rocket for kids who want to get N.A.R. junior level one certified.
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
My first wood model boat
By jdolby_us March 6, 2014
A it was a lot of sanding and fitting of pieces it was fun and a learning experience, I enjoyed it and ordered 2 more models it was so much fun
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Love these E motors
By jayorr March 3, 2014
If a C motor is good, a D is better. If a D is good, E must be the best (see my Viper review...). Fits in any D powered rocket and twice as much fun, just leave out the motor block. I fly a lot of these, and love em!
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great detail
By bonnie1273 March 6, 2014
The details are amazing for something so tiny. Preiser's quality is excellent.
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Solid kit at a fantastic price
By scott February 16, 2014
I've used these (and the X-13) kits from SureFire multiple times now as a Merit Badge Counselor for Space Exploration (and just ordered another 24!). White glue and a sharp blade (for cutting fins out of the balsa stock) are just about all you need once you print the instructions. The build instructions are easy enough for younger (age 11) kids to follow on their own or with very little supervision. During one Merit Badge Clinic, we built this and another kit in parallel in about an hour, interleaved with some instruction and discussion, and completed two flights for each Scout (16 total) in the remaining 2 hours, including all the multi-pad launch setup and tear-down. Unlike some other, more expensive ready-to-fly kits that fell apart or couldn't be flown again after their inaugural flight, these work well. The streamer option is great for windy areas or small fields. There is a parachute-based kit (SFR710187) available from HobbyLinc, but unless you know they'll be landing on tarmac or pavement repeatedly, the streamer option really is good enough for most use cases.
Was this review helpful to you? 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Customers Reviews
My first wood model boat
By jdolby_us March 6, 2014
A it was a lot of sanding and fitting of pieces it was fun and a learning experience, I enjoyed it and ordered 2 more models it was so much fun
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great detail
By bonnie1273 March 6, 2014
The details are amazing for something so tiny. Preiser's quality is excellent.
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Love these E motors
By jayorr March 3, 2014
If a C motor is good, a D is better. If a D is good, E must be the best (see my Viper review...). Fits in any D powered rocket and twice as much fun, just leave out the motor block. I fly a lot of these, and love em!
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Solid kit at a fantastic price
By scott February 16, 2014
I've used these (and the X-13) kits from SureFire multiple times now as a Merit Badge Counselor for Space Exploration (and just ordered another 24!). White glue and a sharp blade (for cutting fins out of the balsa stock) are just about all you need once you print the instructions. The build instructions are easy enough for younger (age 11) kids to follow on their own or with very little supervision. During one Merit Badge Clinic, we built this and another kit in parallel in about an hour, interleaved with some instruction and discussion, and completed two flights for each Scout (16 total) in the remaining 2 hours, including all the multi-pad launch setup and tear-down. Unlike some other, more expensive ready-to-fly kits that fell apart or couldn't be flown again after their inaugural flight, these work well. The streamer option is great for windy areas or small fields. There is a parachute-based kit (SFR710187) available from HobbyLinc, but unless you know they'll be landing on tarmac or pavement repeatedly, the streamer option really is good enough for most use cases.
Was this review helpful to you? 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
Awesome
By Alexrittenhouse November 17, 2013
Great addition to my small layout. Also looks great on train set around Christmas tree.
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
We love this rocket!
By djstallard October 26, 2013
My son - along with five other kids in my model rocketry club - fly the LOC IV. What a workhorse. The LOC IV is easy to assemble, incredibly durable, and flies like a champ. This is our go to rocket for kids who want to get N.A.R. junior level one certified.
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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