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4-6-2 Pacific Steam Locomotive

Prototype Information

This Pacific steam locomotive bears a close resemblance to the Pennsylvania Railroad's K4s, which has made it a popular model to this day, even though it's actually too small.

Model Information

  • 4830 Pennsylvania
  • 4831 Santa Fe
  • 4832 Chicago & North Western
  • 4833 Atlantic Coast Line

This is a true outlier. The only ones ever released, to my knowledge, were Pennsylvania units included in the 4752 P.S.T. Special Set and 4760 Mighty Mammoth. While they were announced in 1969 (accompanied by some rather dubious artwork, above right), I believe they reached the market no earlier than 1970; actual product photos appeared for the first time in the ATI service manual.

In the early 1970s, American Tortoise became the sole importer of these locos, which were sold under the Minitrix and Model Power brands. Production continued until the late 1990s, when Trix went bankrupt, and their new owner, Märklin, ended production of all North American models.


Finding an individual Pacific in proper Postage Stamp packaging is a challenge. Courtesy of Bob Williams.

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