I am in the process of working with Bowser and BNM-Hobbies to produce a very limited run of the Apache Railway S12 #600 in the "as delivered" red and silver scheme w/ indian head logo. These models will be HO-Scale (1:87). This was one of the first of 3 diesel locomotives owned by the Apache. It was purchased brand new from Baldwin in June 1952 (Serial #75616) and wore only this paint scheme.
In 1976 this unit was sidelined with the arrival of the Alco RS-11's and it was determined the S12 was no longer needed. In 1978 the locomotive was scrapped.
I would like to know if there is any interest from any of you ordering one or more of these locomotives. As stated before this will be a custom, limited run from Bowser's "Executive Line":
Ready To Run and Detailed
Coupler lift bars
Nickel silver wheels with RP25 flanges
Analog (DC) version features NMRA 21 pin plug for DCC, DCC/Sound version features LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder which allows locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
Cost (includes shipping):
DCC & LokSound - $279.95
DC - $179.95
The Apache Railway is a shortline railroad that is based out of Snowflake, AZ. This was their only Baldwin locomotive and the rest of their fleet were all Alco products. Apache was an direct shortline partner with the Santa Fe Railway's transcontinental mainline in Holbrook, Arizona. The railroad is still operating today as a shortline partner with the BNSF Railway.
If there is any interest in this locomotive please respond with the number of locomotives and which version you would purchase (DC or DCC/Sound). There is no down payment required. Available payment options when the locomotives are in production/have arrived include: PayPal, Credit Cards, Checks, and Money Order.
Matt Martin firstname.lastname@example.org