HObbyline HO trains.

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I have another of my needed HObbyline items, a second B&O FA-1. I acquired it as a body only and receiving it today Put a drive in it and the necessary small parts. The last owner painted the roof black which is not HObbylines style. I will try to remove the black paint from the roof.
Here is today's FA-1 together with my first one.
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Now for the 1956 catalogs. There are 2 just like 1955 had. A preview catalog and then the retail catalog.
Here is the preview catalog for 1956. 1956-1.jpg
 

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Next for 1956 is the set # 417, the B&O Pacemaker. B&O FM H12-44 #1020, A Hopper, A Boxcar, A Gondola, and a caboose.

417 1956 The Pacemaker BO L.JPG
 

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Next is another PRR freight set #426 The Hot Shot. A twin set of FA-1 power the set with a flat car withthe new wood pallet load, tank car, Box car, Hopper car and caboose.
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Awesome write up. What a collection!! :)
 

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zathros; I have done all the catalog sets of HObbyline with I think the exception of the 2 set released in 1957. There is also two not cataloged B&O freight sets from Lloyds Hobby shop in Baltimore. Lloyd's contracted HObbyline to make 2 B&O sets for Lloyd's to release as their own sets. They looked in all respects as being HObbyline sets but Lloyds had the exclusive right to these sets so they were never listed in any HObbyline catalog. Lloyd's call them set #1 and #2. #1 was what is known as set #426 The B&O Royal Blue passenger set, which I may have posted a photo of. #2 was a freight set powered like the passenger set with a twin set of Alco FA-1 diesels, 6 freight cars, and a caboose. I have never seen one of these sets. So I don't know which freight cars came with this set. Up to this time, HObbyline's largest freight set had only 5 cars and a caboose. So this uncataloged B&O freight set is the largest freight set ever put together by HObbyline. These sets came in HObbyline boxes, with Hobbyline info with them but still were unlisted as HObbyline.
I'll post photos here of the two 1957 HObbyline sets #2500 and #3500.
first #2500 the Union Pacific Rockey Mountain set. 469 is 2500 1957 Rocky Mountain set UP.JPGis #3500 The The second set is the Allegany, a PRR freight set. this set came with 5 freight cars and a caboose and a gift boxed kit car.

470 is 3500 1957 Allegheny set  PRR.JPG
 
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