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Bowser - HO - Steam Loco Kits
PRR H-9 Consolidation 2-8-0



History:  The H-9 was first built in 1913 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and, along with H-10, represented the final and largest phase of the Consolidation development. Some interesting characteristics of the H-9 are that it had 62-inch drivers, and it utilized 205 pounds of boiler pressure.

Between the years of 1907 and 1916 the companies of Alco, Baldwin, Juniata Shops, and Lima together constructed a total of 1,206 engines, some of which were H-9s. Some of the jobs which the H-9 performed included hump trimmer at Enola Yards, transfer engine for the heavier passenger cuts between Penn Coach Yards and Old Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, hauling the Paoli local freight, and wire maintenance train hauler anywhere east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (after electrification). These trains even went to sea, via carfloats that transported them across the mouth of the Chespeake Bay from Cape Charles to Little Creek, for use on Pennsylvania's Virginia mainland orphan beach head.

In June of 1945, an interesting development in the Class 2-8-0 system was implemented. H-9 and H-10 engines exchanged numbers. This was the beginning of the re-numbering and re-assigning of trains that occurred throughout the years.

Complete Kit and Accessories:  The locomotive and tender complete kit has all of the parts to build a working model. You may wish to add your own details or purchase our "Super Detail Kit" if available. Some models have an optional painted engineer and fireman, smoke unit kit and other assemblies available as optional equipment to compliment your kit-building needs.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100900  PRR H-9 Consolidation Kit with Tender * n.a.
1-100910  H-9 Super Detail Kit * n.a.
1-100913  Assembled Piping H-9 * n.a.
1-500905   H-9 Assembled Valve Gear * n.a.
1-100516  Smoke Unit (for: K-4, L-1, I-1, E-6, H-9) * n.a.
1-100612  Engineer & Fireman with Backplate E-6, H-9 * n.a.

Kit Components and Replacement Parts:  The following parts are listed in order to identify parts in your kit or to replace parts that have been lost, damaged or simply worn out.  This is not a complete list of all of the individual parts available for this model - please call Bowser with your specific requirements if you cannot find the parts you need.  You may also use our on-line catalog to find parts by description.  Please note that part numbers with a price of "Call Us" may be part of an assembly and may not be available as a separate purchase item.


  Prototype 
  Specifications
  Model
  Specifications
  Cylinders 25" x 28"
  Firebox size 71-7/8" x 110-3/8"
  Steam pressure 205 lbs.
  Weight of engine in working order 251,000 lbs.
  Weight of engine on pony truck 27,700 lbs.
  Weight of engine on drivers 223,300 lbs.
  Starting tractive force 49,183 lbs.
  Weight of tender, empty 67,200
  Weight of tender, loaded 160,600 lbs.
  Tender capacity, water 7,150
  Tender capacity, coal 34,000 lbs.
  Overall height 15 feet
  Length with tender 10 - 1/4"
  Height 2 - 1/16"
  Weight 1 lb. 14 oz.
  Minimum radius 18"
  Power DC - 71 Motor
  Drivers 62"
  Color Brunswick Green


Assembly- Exploded View Drawings
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Boiler & Mechanism Valve Gear


Prototype Photos
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