Models of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives have been produced by numerous manufacturers over the years.
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Life-Like’s GP38-2 debuts in 1975 and marks the first EMD “Dash 2” diesel to arrive in ready-to-run plastic model form.
Among the original HO-scale diesel locomotive offerings from Life-Like in 1970 was this F7 offering.
Introduced in 1969, this HO-scale Century 415 was among the locomotives in American Train & Track’s line.
One of three diesel offerings to appear in the “new” Mantua’s catalog in 1978 was this F7A release.
An early 1960s addition that didn’t last long in Athearn’s line was the four-axle GP30 diesel locomotive model.
Nearly every hobby manufacturer has marketed an F-unit, just as nearly every railroad rostered one. Pemco added to the HO F-unit world with its F9A in 1980.
Pemco’s only six-axle diesel locomotive model was this EMD SD35. In addition to a variety of U.S. railroad paint schemes, this model also came decorated for Canada’s Ontario Northland.
You’ll find reference by Pemco to its F40PH model as an “FP-40,” this four-axle 1970s EMD passenger diesel came in Amtrak and Burlington Northern.
The second plastic Alco Century 430 for the HO market came from Pemco in 1980.
The only first-generation EMD diesel in Atlas’ mid-1970s run of Roco-made HO models was this FP7.