Custom Brass imported 270 pieces of this model late in 1975. Its original selling price was $68.
It has been noted that some of these models have the ends swapped. It is not known at the time of writing (October 2013) if all models were initially supplied with the ends swapped or whether this is random. Note that the end under the cupola should have an offset door and the other end should have a central door. Both models shown below have the “swapped ends”.
The models below are owned by Stuart Edmundson and were photographed by Terry Smith on one piece of Bob Harper’s Franklin layout at the UK Slim Gauge Circle meet at Bilton in November 2010.
Note that the model shown above has been fitted with Walthers HO Pullman trucks for operation on Stuart’s On30 layout.
The model below is shown with its original Custom Brass On2 trucks;-