Bowser/Stewart Hobbies
Diesel Baldwin VO-1000 Powered -- Baltimore & Ohio - No Unit Number

Bowser/Stewart Hobbies
Diesel Baldwin VO-1000 Powered -- Baltimore & Ohio - No Unit Number

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$115.00
HO
Scale
  • Baltimore & Ohio
  • Walthers Part # 691-4712
    p. 84 2017 HO Scale Reference Book

Product Information

Like most steam loco builders, Baldwin experimented with diesel engines through the 1920s and early 30s. In 1939, the first of the new model VO-1000 (so named as it generated 1000 horsepower) switchers was introduced. In 1941, the original side-mounted radiator was replaced by a front-mounted system. With minor modifications, production continued until 1946 and a total of 548 were built, making the VO-1000 Baldwin's best selling loco. Available for the first time in plastic, this all-new HO Scale model will be offered in two body styles; with step guards on the battery boxes, or with extra side louvers and no step guards. As a result of excess heat under the long hood and back-pressure problems in the VO series prime mover, Baldwin experimented with a variety of exhaust stack configurations. All models will feature optional parts for a single smoke stack, four short stacks or four tall stacks to match prototype practice.