USA Trains F3A vs Aristocraft E8 – 1:29 G Scale Locomotive Size Comparison

Photo illustration of the difference in length between the Aristocraft E8 and the USA Trains F3. The E8 is 31in long vs roughly 21in of the USA Trains F3.  In real life, the E8 was 70ft long and the F3 was 50ft.

California Zephyr – USA Trains Western Pacific F3A R22367 – G Scale Locomotive

The loco was taken directly out of the box when the pictures were taken. The detail pieces have not been applied. There are chrome exhaust ports missing from the top.

1:29 Scale Model
Dual powered trucks on both units
Dual smoking stacks on both units
Back-up light on B unit
Two road numbers available for ABBA operation
Red/green directional marker lights
Real metal screens on roof and side
Lighted number boards
Quality Graphics
Optional Stereo Sound System Available
Each Unit Length: 20 3/4 ” Height: 5 3/4″
Locomotive Replacement Parts List

Aristocraft Union Pacific E8 ART23603 – G Scale Locomotive

Two three-axle ball bearing efficient power trucks
Two motors per truck with low amperage draw
Modular electrical connections and car body
Two operating smoke units
Lighted reversing headlights
Simulated “Mars Light” on some road names where appropriate
Interior cab lighting, number boards, and interior cab details
Operating marker and classification lights
Solid metal railings and lift rings
Clear plastic windows and opening doors
Super detailing, including windshield wipers, see through steps, and cooling fans
Extra weight for better performance
Operating AAR knuckle couplers
Prototypical painting, lettering, and road numbers
Quality water resistant speaker included (sound system sold separately)
Length 31 inches
Scale 1:29