1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

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Rob Gardner
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1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Post by Rob Gardner » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:53 pm

FOR SALE are two (2) 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s built by Scale Railroad Supplies, Inc., of Boulder, CO

Both units are painted in the distinctive and striking early D&RGW black w/ yellow stripe scheme. These are low mileage locomotives in fully operating condition with new batteries on board and ready to start pulling your trains today. Locomotives are built on heavy 3/8” plate steel frame with center sill and fabricated steel pilots, steps and sprung draft gear. Trucks are all steel construction as well.

Some of the features of these RS-3s include:
• Four (4) 24VDC traction motors each w/ 60 in-oz of torque at 2,000 RPM
• Two (2) 22NF, 45 Amp-hour batteries (lawn and garden type)
• Solid state, pulse width speed control through individual tethered controllers
• Onboard solid state sound system including bell, two different horn sounds and throttle synchronized diesel engine sound.
• Dimensions: 56” long overall, 10-3/16” wide over the cab eaves and 14-7/16” tall, top of rail to top of cab roof
• Weight – 225 lb each including batteries
• Built to IBLS 4-3/4” gauge wheel standards
• Lights – Headlamps on both ends, directionally controlled, 12.6V PR-16 bulbs
• Gear ration – 33:10
• Top speed – 7.5 MPH @ 2,500 RPM

I would prefer to sell these as a matched pair. You would get both locomotives, each with their own operating manuals, three (3) tethered controllers, one (1) MU cable and two (2) trickle chargers. Will deliver free of charge within 3 hours of Westfield, MA. Crating and shipping can be arranged at a separate price if desired. Units can be inspected generally M-F, 8am – 5pm or by appointment if necessary.

Asking $9,500.00 for the pair or $5,000.00 each

Thank you for looking,

Rob Gardner
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Rob Gardner
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Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Post by Rob Gardner » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Giving this ad a little bump. Both are still for sale. Let me know if you have an interest. These are two great RS-3's...no longer available and fully functional.

Rob Gardner

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Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Post by Harold_V » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 am

Rob,
Is it possible that these engines were in California in '90? I recall seeing them, or a pair just like them. I think at the Golden Gate Live Steamers, but I'm not sure. About the same time as the IBLS meet in LA.

I was totally impressed with the reality they projected. One had to look to ensure a prototype engine wasn't coming.

H
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Rob Gardner
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Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Post by Rob Gardner » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm

Harold, from what I know, I don't think they ever left Colorado until I bought them this past September. But I may be wrong.

Rob

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Re: 1” scale D&RGW Alco RS-3s

Post by Rob Gardner » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Bumping this thread up again. I got the RS-3's out this weekend at the PVLS annual Father's Day meet and ran them for about 3 hours Saturday night and probably 3 hours again on Sunday with no issues.

These are some great engines and are very easy to operate. They will scoot right along at top speed and accelerated from a dead stop up the 1.5% grade on the elevated track with two of us on the train with a total of six cars and a caboose in tow.

I can forward videos of them operating if someone is interested.

Rob Gardner

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