Big Joe Trains, inc. - 1.6" Scale Outdoor Railroad Equipment
"Closer To The Prototype" Rolling Stock
GE ES-44 AC and DC, 1.6" scale
The Evolution Series is a line of diesel locomotives built by GE Transportation System, designed to meet the U.S. EPA's Tier 2 locomotive emissions standards that took effect in 2005. The first pre-production units were built in 2003. Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with either AC or DC traction motors, depending on the customer's preference. All are powered by the GE GENO engine.
The Evolution Series was named as one of the "10 Locomotives That Changed Railroading" by industry publication Trains Magazine. It was the only locomotive introduced after 1972 to be included in that list.
Our ES-44 is meant to be a fairly accurate representation of the real thing! All steel construction, 1.6" scale.
Two engines types are available with a gas or electric motor.
ES-44 -E (Same Features as above except:
ES-44-K (gas powered electric start model) and ES-44-E (electric model) call for pricing. Crating fee call for price FOB Flint, Michigan. Any questions use the form below or contact Bob at (810)-239-5469. Pick up availabe at our shop in Flint, Michigan.
EMD GP-40-2, 1.6" scale
EMD GP-40-2, 1.6" scale
An EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motor Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986. Power was provided by an EMD 645E316-cylinder engine which generated 3000 horsepower. The GP40-2 car body retains the high spartan lines of other EMD locomotives of the same era, with a beveled nose and an angular, slant-roof cab. There are three large radiator fans at the rear of the hood and a single fan in the middle for the dynamic brakes .
Our GP-40-2 is meant to be a fairly accurate representation of the real thing! All steel construction, 1.6" scale.
Two Engine types are available with a gas or electric motor.
GP-40-2-E (Same Features as above except:
GP-40-2-K (gas powered electric start model) and GP-40-2-E (electric model) call for pricing. Crating fee call for price FOB Flint, Michigan. Any questions use the form below or contact Bob at (810)-239-5469. Pick up availabe at our shop in Flint, Michigan.
1.7" Scale ALCO S4
Final production locomotive of our finished Alco S4 at the White Creek Railroad.
Photos of actual Alco S4's diesel switcher's.
Be the first on your block to own one of these!
The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO or Alco was a builder of both railroad steam locomotives and diesel locomotives in the United States. Although it was strongly committed to the steam locomotive, ALCO produced the first commercially successful diesel-electric locomotive in 1924 in a consortium with General Electric(electrical equipment) and Ingersoll-Rand (diesel engine). This locomotive was sold to the Central Railroad of New Jersery, and subsequent locomotives were built for a number of railroads including the Long Island Rail Road and the Chicago and North Western Railway.
The company bought an engine manufacturer, McIntosh & Seymour Diesel Engine Company, in 1929 and henceforth produced its own diesel engines, although electrical equipment was always from GE. ALCO was in the 1930s the pre-eminent diesel locomotive builder in the United States, but the General Motors Electro -Motive Division (EMD) took over that position with aggressive marketing, a ready supply of development capital from its parent company, and the intervention of the war years. During that troubled time, ALCO was allocated the construction of diesel switching locomotives the S's series diesel switcher. Many railroads in the United States owed the S series switcher. By 1948, ALCO possessed 40% of the diesel locomotive market.
The ALCO S4's were 1,000 horsepower (746 kW) switcher diesel locomotives produced by ALCO. The S4 had standard AAR type A switcher trucks, in the standard B-B format. The S4 was powered by the ALCO 539 turbocharged, 6 cylinder diesel engine. The S4 was built between between June 1949 and January 1961 with total sales of 797.