White Rose Hobbies HO Scale (1:87) AEI Tag Reader / Scanner update!

January 13, 2016

We are currently working on our 2nd release of our HO Scale AEI Scanner / Tag Reader. Our 1st release is sold out! We have gotten our measurements even closer to the prototype. We are cutting new tooling in the coming weeks.

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You can also check for updates on this project on our website.

AEI tags began to be implemented in the early 1990’s to replace the failed ACI tags of the 1970’s. The tags use a radio frequency and are scanned at various points along the railroad, typically when a train enters or leaves a classification yard. The tags are programmed with the cars reporting mark (ie SHPX 458099) as well as which side of the car they are on. This allows the scanner to record the orientation of the car (ie A end or B end passed through first).

We have been featured in the January 2016 issue of Model Railroad news for this product!

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White Rose Hobbies HO Scale (1:87) AEI Tag Scanner / Reader and AEI tags for freight cars and locomotives.

October 11, 2015

White Rose Hobbies HO Scale (1:87) AEI Tag Reader / Scanner and AEI tags for freight cars and locomotives.

AEI tags began to be implemented in the early 1990’s to replace the failed ACI tags of the 1970’s. The tags use a radio frequency and are scanned at various points along the railroad, typically when a train enters or leaves a classification yard. The tags are programmed with the cars reporting mark (ie SHPX 458099) as well as which side of the car they are on. This allows the scanner to record the orientation of the car (ie A end or B end passed through first).

We are producing a HO Scale (1:87) version of the pole mounted AEI tag reader / scanner. This will enabled the modeler to closely replicate how railroads keep track of all equipment both locomotives as well as rolling stock. The AEI Tag Reader / Scanners will be sold in pairs.

HO Scale AEI Reader Front

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HO Scale AEI Reader Rear

White Rose Hobbies HO Scale AEI Reader / Scanner

To accompany our AEI Tag Reader we will also be producing scale AEI tags that can be applied to any piece of HO Scale equipment. These things are tiny but will be exactly 1:87 scale from the real thing. The tags will be sold in quantities of 20 or more.

White Rose Hobbies HO Scale AEI Tag

White Rose Hobbies HO Scale AEI Tag

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Tags are mounted on each side of the car approximately 48″ from the top of the rail.

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