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

White Rose Hobbies HO Scale AEI Reader / Scanner

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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BLMA Models makes some great accessories for both N Scale and HO Scale for your model railroad

April 24, 2015

BLMA Models makes some great accessories for both N Scale and HO Scale for your model railroad. One of our favorites is BLMA’s modern billboard. This would be right at home on any model railroad layout from 1980 or modern day.

You can use the pre-printed billboards that come with the model or photograph real billboards and print your own.

520aThe model has lots of great detail including etched metal walkways!

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The Duke is there to over see things at Norfolk Southern’s yard in Lancaster, Pa

Check the BLMA Models billboards out today!

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BLMA also makes a variety of other layout accessories from Signal and Electrical Cabinets, Porta Pottys, Concrete and Rubber Grade Crossings, Bridges, and scale figures. Check out www.dccinstalled.com to see these and other great model railroading products!

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