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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 one and only example of this locomotive that I've ever seen "in the flesh" as a Postage Stamp Trains product is the one included with the 4752 P.S.T. Special Set. While they were announced in 1969, I believe they reached the market no earlier than 1970 (Minitrix didn't publish actual photos of them until 1971, below), which explains why a number of train sets were never released. Curiously, the genuine Postage Stamp Trains box has no catalog number, suggesting perhaps it was a one-off just for C.J. Bubla, and not released for sale individually under the Postage Stamp brand.

In the early 1970s, American Tortoise (a.k.a. Model Power) became the sole importer of these locos. Production continued until the late 1990s, when Trix went bankrupt, and their new owner, Märklin, ended production of all North American models.

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