Steam Engines MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0

MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0

MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0
MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-3149-1 Nickel Plate Road 0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine ProtoSound 2.0
Manf Stock # 20-3149-1
Condition Excellent
Box Yes
SKU 13137
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
 
$299.95
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Description

During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. One of the most popular was an 0-8-0 switcher that eventually appeared on 52 railroads. This 0-8-0 marks the third USRA design to appear in the M.T.H. Premier lineup and the first for a switch engine. Built to 1/48 scale proportions, the locomotive includes the intricate detail and quality die casting that have made Premier Line steam locomotives the industry leader. The tooling for the tender has been designed so railroad-specific coal bunkers can be installed on the tender body, providing an added level of realism. More importantly, each 0-8-0 is outfitted with the incredible sounds and features of Proto-Sound 2.0, including patented locomotive speed control and synchronized puffing smoke. The USRA designs were modern but conservative. They incorporated the best practices of their day, but broke little new ground. After the war, the basic designs were used by railroads across the nation, and many USRA-design engines remained in service to the end of steam.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • Sliding Cab Windows
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Operating Firebox Glow
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Operating Marker Lights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Opening Cab Roof Hatches
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers (front & rear)
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:21" x 2 5/8" x 3 11/16"
  • Minimum Curve: O-31

This steam engine is in Excellent condition. It would actually grade as Like New except that the "rope" (wire) that goes from the cab to the bell is missing. This would be an easy fix for a modeler! There is also a small scratch on the top of the front dome. We have tested it to make sure that all features work and that it runs and operates properly. We have also replaced the NiMh 3-volt rechargeable battery with a fresh new one. There are 224 scale miles on the odometer which is low run time. Includes the instructions, starter tube of smoke fluid and spare traction tires. Comes in the original box with Styrofoam packing insert and all packing materials. This is a great engine for a great price!

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