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MTH 30-1163-1 Norfolk & Western 2-8-8-2 Y6B Steam Locomotive and Tender with ProtoSound 2.0

MTH 30-1163-1 Norfolk & Western 2-8-8-2 Y6B Steam Locomotive and Tender with ProtoSound 2.0
MTH 30-1163-1 Norfolk & Western 2-8-8-2 Y6B Steam Locomotive and Tender with ProtoSound 2.0
Manf Stock # 30-1163-1
Condition Like New
Box Yes
SKU 3211
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$459.00
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Description

The first modern design steam engine on the Norfolk & Western, the Y-6 class was an awesome figure on the popular railroad. The Y6 engine, called the "workhorse of the N&W" was particularly well suited to mountain terrain and its engineers said it was unstoppable as it labored its way up a grade.

Often used to power coal trains, the Y6 and improved Y5 class engines packed so much power they were rated at only two locomotives for a 10,300 pound load on the tough Radford Division eastbound Allegheny climb. Weighing more than 600,000 pounds and producing more than 150,000 pounds of tractive effort, the 2-8-8-2 Mallet was up to any task put before it.

Thirty new Y6b engines built at the Roanoake shops between 1948 and 1950 were the last compound articulated steam locomotives built in North America. The reliable and powerful modern Class Y6 engines were the final steam engines retired in 1960 when the N&W completed its transition to diesel power.

The M.T.H. RailKing 2-8-8-2 Y6b steam engine is a realistic version of the N&W's famous workhorse, with its features listed below.

Features:

  • Equipped with ProtoSound 2.0 Digital command and sound system featuring speed and light control, diagnostic memory, remotely controlled ProtoCouplers, and freight yard ProtoEffects
  • Driving power from 8-drive wheels
  • Articulated driving trucks
  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender
  • Die-Cast Metal Drivers
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Whistle
  • 2-Precision flywheel equipped motors for smooth operation and great pulling power
  • Operating Headlight
  • Metal Wheels and Gears
  • Detailed Cab Interior
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Synchronized Puffing Proto-Smoke System
  • Operates On O-31 Curves
  • Measures 22 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Includes instructions and paperwork

This is one of the finest steamers that MTH has ever built. It is big, but it will operate on O-31 curves due to its articulated trucks. It smokes great, has great sounds and lots of detail. I know this because it is my favorite MTH RailKing engine in my personal collection. (I'm keeping mine). Graham

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