Diesel & Electric Engines MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0
MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-21146-1 Southern Pacific Dash-9 Diesel Engine with ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 20-21146-1
Box Yes
Condition New (Test Run Only)
SKU 12660
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$339.00
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Description

For the first six decades of the diesel era, the main goal of locomotive design was higher horsepower. Introduced in 1993, GE's 4400 hp Dash 9 and its AC-motored sibling, the AC4400CW, were three times as powerful as a typical first-generation diesel and had 10% more horsepower than their immediate predecessor, the Dash 8. A couple years later, GE and then EMD introduced 6000 hp engines, the first single-unit diesels to equal the power of the last and best steamers.

But what was thought to be a breakthrough turned out to be a flop. By the late 1990s, North American railroads had rejected the 6000 hp concept and concluded that the 4300-4400 hp diesel was the Goldilocks locomotive - not too big, not too small, but a versatile, just-right building block for multiple-unit lashups. The horsepower race was over.

The Dash 9, accordingly, turned out to be a best-seller. More than 3600 engines were sold by the end of production in 2004, and most are still hauling freight today. The Dash 9 was the last and best of GE's third-generation diesels; it exemplified the modern locomotive at the turn of the 20th century, with microprocessors ensuring that its 4400 horses were working as efficiently and as often as possible. It rode on GE's brand-new HiAdTM trucks (for high adhesion), with computerized wheelslip control. Also new was a split cooling system that reduced temperatures and prolonged engine life. The Dash 9's wide-nosed North American cab, an option on earlier diesels, was standard equipment, solidifying the new look in road diesels. The Dash 9 was also the first GE diesel not offered with four-wheel trucks, recognizing that 6-axle, 4400 hp freight power was the new normal.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Hand Painted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Operating LED Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Playable Horn Sounds
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 18 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 7/8"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

This engine is in new condition. It has been test run only and has 3 scale miles on the odometer. We have tested it to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. Includes the quick start instructions, optional front snow plow, spare traction tires and starter tube of smoke fluid. Comes in the original box with Styrofoam insert and all packing materials.

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