0-4-0 Switcher
4-8-4 Northern
United Aircraft Turbo
Budd Metroliner
Docksider 0-4-0
Plymouth 0-6-0 Diesel
0-6-0 USRA Switcher
American 4-4-0
Prairie 2-6-2
Consolidation 2-8-0
Mikado 2-8-2
Plasser EM80C
Brill Trolley
PCC Trolley
EMD SD40-2
Class J 4-8-4
Plus F7A
Plus F7B
Spectrum GE Dash 8-40C
Spectrum GE Dash 8-40CW
Spectrum Doodlebug
Spectrum 2-8-0 Consolidation
Spectrum F7A & B
Spectrum Acela Express
Spectrum 4-8-2 Light Mountain
Spectrum EMD SD45
Spectrum 2-6-6-2 Articulated
Spectrum HHP-8
Spectrum 2-10-0 Decapod
Spectrum RF-16 A&B
GE B23-7/B30-7
FM H16-44
Spectrum 4-8-2 Heavy Mountain
Spectrum C&O Vanderbilt Tender
Spectrum Long Tender
Spectrum Short Tender
Spectrum Slope Back Tender
Spectrum Medium Tender
Spectrum 44-Ton Switcher
Baldwin 4-6-0
Spectrum 70-Ton Diesel
Spectrum Peter Witt Streetcar
Alco RS-3

Bachmann N-scale UA Turbo

United Aircraft Tubro
Canadian National
No. 4727 -Powered -1969 Release
No. 4747 -Dummy -1969 Release

Bachmann N-scale UA Turbo

United Aircraft Tubro
Penn Central
No. 4720 -Powered -1969 Release
No. 4740 -Dummy -1969 Release

An interesting addition to the N-scale catalog arrives in 1969 with Bachmann's model of the United Aircraft Turbo. A powered end/engine is listed for $10.98; non-powered dummy is also listed at $3.98. Sandwiched between the ends a 57' United Aircraft Turbo Coach is found in the Rolling Stock section of the '69 catalog with a $3 retail. Roadnames originally included Penn Central and CN. There is a good spread in the stock numbers (4720-4727) leaving one to wonder what other roadnames might have been conjured for this model. Listed as a "Bachmann Exclusive," which was standard practice for the company in the '70s, the United Aircraft Turbo Train was also offered in '69 as a 5-unit train set with power pack for $28 and without power pack for $23. Unlike the Budd Metroliner, Bachmann kept its Turbo as an N-scale only release and no HO-scale model was produced.

The May 1970 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine puts Bachmann's Budd Metroliner and UA Turbo on the Test Track for review. The review states Bachmann's Turbo operated smoothly and easily negotiated 9" radius curves, "due to the clever tracking arrangement on the single axle truck units."

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