Eastern Seaboard Models announces first HO release

These computer illustrations show Eastern Seaboard Models’ XIH boxcar that will mark the company’s entry into HO scale.

Eastern Seaboard Models announces first HO release

HO ScaleEastern Seaboard Models (ESM) is known for its fine quality N-scale line of offerings available for several decades. ESM’s first HO release is in development. The company will reproduce Magor/Pacific Car & Foundry’s (PC&F) XIH boxcar. The finely detailed and assembled HO-scale model will feature more than 100 detail parts, including separate side vents, tack boards, ladders with etched-metal running boards on the roof and brake platform on the B-end of the car. The model’s underbody detail with accurate present the prototype’s plywood sheeting surface, heating pipes, and Luminator-Mitchel #14 charcoal heater. Two different productions of the prototype will be reproduced in HO: Magor 1950 and PC&F 1953 XIH boxcars. This means unique roof designs for each car builder’s prototype.

ESM states its coming model will ride on accurate ASF A-3 50-ton truck sideframes with InterMountain Railway-made 33-inch metal wheels. Equipped with Kadee #148 whisker-style knuckle couplers, and Hi-Tech Details rubber air hoses. The tooling process is underway now with delivery of the first collection of Eastern Seaboard Models Magor/PC&F XIH boxcars planned for 2022. The first releases are planned to present Bangor & Aroostook and New Haven in as-built appearance with multiple road numbers.

The computer drawings presented show the PC&F configuration of the coming XIH boxcar from Eastern Seaboard Models. Arriving later this year, ESM plans to release its first kits for N-scale rolling stock. The “Made In America” series will include craftsman-level kits including at trio of gondolas and a caboose.

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This article was posted on: January 30, 2021