Newly acquired RS13.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    My friend Hans has customised a few engines over the years, he is downsizing now because of his age.
    He does a nice job, so I thought this RS13 would be a good unit for the new L/O.

    What do ya think of this baby.

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  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Looks good. I've never heard of that model. When were those built? How do they relate to rd4/5 and rs11.
  3. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Should that be RSC13? A beauty no matter what it is called. :)
  4. Relic

    Relic Member

    According to the March 2004 Model Railroader,it,s probly a RSC 3 or RSD4. The C had A1A trucks meaning the middle axel was an ideler, And the D truck all axels were powered. Darn nice lookin model
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi, remember I am a traction nut :rolleyes: :D
    Hans had it listed as a rs 13 maybe I got it wrong guys.

    Thanks for your help with more info :thumb:
  6. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    nice locomotive!

    I don't think there is such thing as an RS13. I can't really tell what it is either. It's cab is like an RSD-1, because as far as i know ( which isn't so far) they didn't have the overhang on the roof.

    however, the ends are more rounded, and the louvers are placed the right way for it to be either RSC-2 or 3, or maybe an RSD4 or 5. is there any way to tell if the trucks are a-1-a or C-C type trucks?
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Beautiful Locomotive Chris.
  8. galt904

    galt904 Member

    I don't recall CN having RSD-whatevers, but I know they did have a bunch of RSC13's for running on lighter trackage.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Ahhh..the beginning of the end? :eek: Does this mean the catenary's comin' goin' up?:eek: Say it ain't so, Chris... ;) Sweet lokie :thumb:
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nice loco Chris! :thumb: :thumb:

    Those early RS's are the only diesels that would get me to give up the steamers (or at least move my era to transition ;) ).

  11. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Any Pictures of said rsc 13? Galt.
  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    No way Bob,, I have double track all around for both. :thumb:
  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    May be she is a RSC 14?

    CN 1756 RSC-14 MR-14b ZR ret
    CN 1757 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1993
    CN 1758 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1993
    CN 1759 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1995
    CN 1760 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1994
    CN 1761 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1996
    CN 1762 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1763 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1764 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1993
    CN 1765 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1993
    CN 1766 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1767 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1768 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret 1991
    CN 1769 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1770 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1771 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1772 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1773 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1774 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1775 RSC-14 MR-14c NB ret 1991
    CN 1776 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1777 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1778 RSC-14 MR-14c ZR ret
    CN 1779 RSC-14 MR-14c XX ret
    CN 1780 RSC-14 MR-14c XX ret
  14. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Unfortunately the CN lines website doesn't have any RSC13 info. The RSC14 was a different animal entirely, being converted from RS18, but I seem to recall somewhere that they got the trucks for them from RSC3s or RSC13s.....Would have to do a lot of digging through my house to find that.

    edit: Although I did find this little blurb: "For rural branchline use, CN purchased 39 unique six-axle RSC13s and RSC24s (1000 and 1400 hp respectively). " on this page
  15. siderod

    siderod Member

  16. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Chad,, thanks for digging through and finding those shots.
    I think this is a close match

    Except for the wheels :( :p

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  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

  18. siderod

    siderod Member

    No worries....i'm gonna keep digging tonight and see if i can come up with anything. As an aside, i know the person that took the picture of the CN unit you showed a post or two ago...Bill Linley.


  19. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    That was a picture from the link Chad posted Andrew. :thumb:
  20. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Its probably an RSC-3

    the only major thing that bothers me is the Exhaust stack is on the end of the long hood, while on your model its closer to the cab. everything else in this picture is kinda railroad specific.


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