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