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Bowser - HO - Steam Loco Kits
PRR A-5 Shifter 0-4-0

History:  A total of 47 engines were built by Juniata Shops, starting in the year 1916. The first engine built was number 511, shop number 3166, in December of 1916. The first A 5s had Belpaire fireboxes, piston valve cylinders, Walschaert valve gear, and superheaters. The last six (numbers 3890-3895) were designed with a cylinder slant and a power reverse. Years later all A 5s would receive power reverses, and many trains contained a fire hose.  Our HO A-5 was made from new molds, we did not get the Hobbyline molds.  Now includes new can motor and gear box.

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
1-100570  A-5 Loco & Tender Kit * n.a.
1-100580  A-5 Super Detail Kit * n.a.
1-100582   A-5 Painted Engineer & Fireman * 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.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-100571  Side Rod Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100573  Miscellaneous Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100575  Valve Gear Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100576  Casting Kit (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-100577   Subkit-Can Motor with Hardware A-5 * n.a.
1-100578  Instructions (included in A-5 Kit) [also a 0.6Mb PDF] * n.a.
1-100579   A-5 Mechanism (included in A-5 Kit) * n.a.
1-90526   Crosshead A-5 B-6 (included in A-5, B-6 Kit) * n.a.

  Cylinders 20" x 24"
  Firebox size 69" x 80"
  Steam pressure 185 lbs.
  Tractive force 30,190 lbs.
  Drivers 50"
  Weight of engine 131,750 lbs.
  Weight of tender, loaded 121,500 lbs.
  Weight of tender, empty 59,300 lbs.
  Length with Tender 7 3/4"
  Height 1 7/8"
  Weight 16 1/2 OZ
  Minimum Radius 15"
  Recommended Radius 18"
  Power Bowser DC-77 motor
  Drivers 50"

Parts List:  List of parts included in Bowser's A-5 Super Detail Kit (see parts list above)