Train Sets MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0
MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20421-1 BNSF Dash-8 Diesel Freight Set ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 20-20421-1
Condition New (Test Run Only)
Box Yes
SKU 12694
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
 
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Description

In the late 1980s, as General Electric and General Motors' Electro-Motive Division engaged in heated competition (that continues today) for market share in the high horsepower category, GE announced its Dash 8 line of diesel locomotives. Although the first demonstrator version had only 3,200 hp, most of the Dash-8s had 4,000 hp when delivered and were therefore designated Dash 8-40. Because GE builds its diesel locomotives in five modules, it was able to customize its Dash 8s for each buyer to an unusual degree.

Some railroads ordered their Dash 8s with conventional cabs, while others opted for the wider North American or comfort cabs, identified by a "W" in the engine name. Some Dash 8s have 4-wheel trucks - denoted with a "B" - while a Dash 8-40C has 6-wheel trucks. This variety meant that these diesels, which were designed for fast freight duty, also found a home in Amtrak passenger service. Despite their many differences, all Dash 8s share microprocessor control. The microprocessor, a small computer, regulates rpm, fuel injection volume, generator excitation, and many other operational features to make the Dash 8s run more efficiently than any diesels before them.

M.T.H. is proud to produce a superbly detailed replica of the Dash 8 model that found its niche in high-speed intermodal service, the Dash 8-40C - 4000 horsepower, 6-wheel trucks, standard cab - as well as the Dash 8-40CW, which features the wider North American or comfort cab. Like their prototypes built between 1987 and 1994, these models are a perfect choice to power the hottest trains on your railroad.

Set Includes:

  • (5) 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper Cars
  • (1) Dash-8 Diesel Locomotive with Proto-Sound 3.0 Locomotive

Engine Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Metal Chassis
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Spinning Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Operating Smoke Unit
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 17 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Minimum curve: O-42

Hopper Car Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Sprung Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Decorative Brake Wheels
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies
  • Last Car Contains Flashing ETD
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Minimum curve: O-31

This set has only been test run. The engine has only 5 scale miles on the odometer. The hoppers show as being test run. There is no damage or defects on any of the items. We have tested the engine to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. Each item comes in its own original box. This set was not shipped with a set box from MTH.

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