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Bowser HO scale SD30C-ECO

By Cody Grivno | April 3, 2023

Road locomotive is based on rebuilds operated by Canadian Pacific

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Bowser HO scale SD30C-ECO. A modern-era diesel from Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. recently visited our HO scale Wisconsin & Southern project layout. Join Model Railroader editor Eric White and senior editor Cody Grivno as they talk about the features and operate the Canadian Pacific SD30C-ECO.

The Bowser SD30C-ECO is decorated for Canadian Pacific in 12 road numbers (six each for those delivered in 2013 and 2015/2016). The model features an injection-molded plastic shell, die-cast metal chassis, and a cab interior.

Additional features on the modern six-axle road locomotive include General Motors Diesel Division steps; factory-applied air hoses, m.u. hoses, drop steps, and windshield wipers; a brass bell and bracket; and factory-installed and painted wire grab irons. The model is fitted with Kadee couplers.

The SD30C-ECO rides on Dofasco trucks with blackened metal RP-25 contour metal wheels. The model is equipped with a can motor.

Direct-current models with a 21-pin socket for a Digital Command Control decoder (sold separately) are priced at $239.95. Versions with DCC and a LokSound V5 sound decoder are priced at $339.95. Product Review videos showcase the latest new items from manufacturers of products in Z, N, HO, S, O, and large scales. In the videos, you can watch locomotives in action, take a close-up look at details on freight cars, see kit components, and much more.

If you are a manufacturer and have products you would like reviewed, please email Senior Editor Cody Grivno at for more information.

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