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.

Click Here to be notified when this release is ready to ship!

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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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Ready to Run HO Scale Pennsy N8 Cabooses from Bowser Mfg.

April 3, 2015

Bowser’s N8 Caboose are now available in a ready to run model as part of their Executive Line. The models feature window glass, separate grab irons, free rolling metal wheels, and PRR train phone antennas that were designed using the actual PRR blueprints.

Check them out on our website here: http://www.dccinstalled.com/HO-N-8-Cabooses-s/6432.htm

MSRP: $27.95 and $35.95 w/ Antenna

White Rose Hobbies Price: $22.99 and 27.99 w/ Antenna

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Pennsy’s last new caboose design was what many railfans think of when you say Pennsy caboose – the 199 car N-8 series of 1950-1951. They originally carried PRR Nos. 478020-4782l94

At the PC merger, the 161 remaining cabooses were renumbered 23200-23402 . (18-20 N8’s were sold to the Illinois Central Gulf (by PC).

Conrail used the same numbers as PC.The N-8 had a small streamlined cupola, and was particularly notable for its side mounted handrails which were attached to steel car body extenders that were about 4-feet high and jutted out about 2-feet over the end platforms to provide extra protection for brakemen standing outside the cabin. This was extra protection for a trainman hooping up orders.

Information from Hebners.net


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July 10, 2010

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2010 Locomotive of the year? Athearn Genesis SD70ACe now has a release date!

January 21, 2010

The long awaited SD70Ace model from Athearn’s Genesis line is expected to be delivered to White Rose Hobbies this September. Available with or without SoundTraxx Tsunami sound, Athearn’s SD70ACe locomotive is a must-have for serious model-railroading enthusiasts.

Visit DCCinstalled.com to see all the details today! You can add your email address to be notified when they arrive or place a firm pre-order now!

In order to meet the stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by the EPA Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD70MAC and created the SD70ACe. The SD70ACe is powered by a 16 cylinder, 710G3C-T2 diesel engine, producing 4,300 horsepower. The engine drives an alternator producing AC current that is rectified to DC current and then “chopped” back into AC to power the traction motors. The engine and electrical system are similar to the SD70MAC, but updated with newer technology. Much of the external design is based on the SD90 series locomotives. Some of these features include the full height nose door and rectangular windshields, the large flared radiators with two fans, and the positioning of the dynamic brake equipment at the rear of the long hood. In addition, the inverters were moved from inside the long hood to a box on the walkway behind the cab. Four demonstrator locomotives were built in 2003, followed by 20 pre-production units for CSX in 2004. Full production started in 2005 and through 2009, 820 SD70ACe’s have been built for the US and Mexico. Nine more were exported to Venezuela and 46 built for BHP Billiton’s iron ore operation in Pilbara, Australia. In addition 10 units from BNSF’s 2008 order were diverted to BHP. Union Pacific painted six units in paint schemes commemorating the six railroads that were merged into UP in the 1980’s and 1990’s and renumbered them for the year of the mergers.

The first run will include the following roadnames: Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific Heritage, BNSF, KCS, and Union Pacific.


Thanksgiving Sale! 10% Off Select HO Scale Athearn Items this week!

November 23, 2009

10% Off Select HO Scale Athearn Items this week!

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Sale Ends November 27th