We are thrilled to add a new line of products, Custom Editions, to Wheels of Time.

Many model railroaders have expressed an interest in special locomotives, railroad cars, and vehicles that are so unique that they are not normally produced. Custom Editions was created in response to this demand and offers high quality limited run models that are impossible to manufacture on a regular production process due to a high initial cost. These models and kits will have the same level of attention to details as our regular production models.

The prices are higher due to a higher unit price cost. (Custom Editions by Wheels of Time are not available through our distributors.)

Western Pacific "Fabulous Four" in N-scale!


WOT N scale Fab Four

 

 

 

We are excited to present to you the "Fabulous Four".  These locomotives were Western Pacific's last EMD F-7 units in revenue service, numbered 913, 917, 918, and 921. Relive the final curtain call for these "covered wagons" from 1977 until the very end of WP. These will be exclusive made by Intermountain Railway Company just for Wheels of Time.

A brief background -

By the mid-1970s, the Western Pacific Railroad, being short of working capital, elected to continue to run it's final four F-units instead of trading them in for newer power. In 1975, the alpha suffixes locomotive numbering were dropped. WP rebuilt Nos. 913 and 921 at Morrison-Knudsen while Nos. 917 and 918 were rebuilt at their own shops in Stockton. They were repainted green with orange stripes except for No. 913. No. 913 was chosen to be repainted in orange and silver with large Western Pacific across the side. 913 became the most photgraphed F unit in the west. They were assigned to power freight trains between Stockton and San Jose, CA such as on the Auto Parts Forwarder (to Ford Milpitas assembly plant), San Jose Manifest (to Stockton), or the San Jose Turn. These final four F-units attracted attention from the railfan community and were nicknamed as the "Fabulous Four". Locomotives 913 and 918 were retired sometime in 1982, and 917 and 921 lasted until Union Pacific took over WP. All four units are happily now retired. WP RR Museum has 917, 921; Calif. State Railroad Museum has 913; the Niles Canyon Railway has 918.

These units includes Intermountain's newly revised and tooled mechanism for DC (DCC ready plug'n play), DCC installed, or DCC with ESU LokSound operations. You get to choose the type of power chassis you want!

Deadline for reservations is DECEMBER 20, 2017 with a deposit!   Delayed schedule.    PDF BROCHURE (Click Here)

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If Wheels of Time does not receive adequate reservations by the due date (Dec 20th), then the project will be cancelled. You will receive your full refund. A note to our valued dealers: These will not be available from our distributors. Please contact Wheels of Time for special pricing. Quantities have been set, so early reservations are very important to get your choice. When one of the versions is no longer available, you will not be allow to reserve that version. Shipping plus insurance will be added at balance when ready to ship. Balance is due prior to shipping. International customers requires telephone number.

 Wheelso of Time N scale WP F7 913

Item # Western Pacific N-scale EMD F-7A No. 913 (standard plow only, no snow plow)
originally built as 920-A

MSRP Price

DC / DCC / DCC Sound

Status

Reservations is closed.

Contact us if you would like to be on the wait list.

80001
No. 913
$139 / $189 / $244

 

WOT N scale F7 WP 917, 918, 921 GreenWOT N scale WP 921

Item # Western Pacific N-scale EMD F-7A No. 917, 918, 921
DC / DCC / DCC Sound

Status

Reservations is closed.

Contact us if you would like to be on the wait list.
80002
No. 917
$139 / $189 / $244
80003 No. 918
$139 / $189 / $244
80004
No. 921
$139 / $189 / $244
80005
All Fab Four! WP 913, 917, 918, 921 (All 4 pricing only available here) $528.20 / $718.20 / $927.20