Train Sets MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0
MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-3569-1 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine Passenger Set, ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 20-3569-1
Condition Like New
Box Yes
SKU 12698
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Description

The Nickel Plate's 2-8-4 Berkshires belonged to one of steam's finest family trees. The first 2-8-4, Lima Locomotive Works A-1, inaugurated the superpower era in 1925. A four-wheel trailing truck allowed the A-1 to have a larger firebox and boiler, producing a combination of power and speed never seen before in a steam locomotive. Initially tested on the Boston and Albany Railroad, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire after the mountain range it conquered on the B&A.

At about the same time, the Van Sweringen brothers of Cleveland, Ohio assembled a group of railroads under their control, including the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Nickel Plate Road, the Pere Marquette, and the Erie Railroad. Under the leadership of talented designer John Black, an Advisory Mechanical Committee was formed to design engines for the Van Sweringen roads. The group turned out some of the finest locomotives of the super power era, and perhaps its crowning achievement was the "Nickel Plate Berk," a 2-8-4 introduced in 1934 and called by steam historian Eugene Huddleston "the greatest 2-8-4 ever to take to the rails." Engineers loved its looks, speed, power, and wonderful sound; as one recalled, "It was a thrill to operate them." Intended for fast freight, the 700-series Berks could also take off with an 18-20 car WWII troop train.

The Nickel Plate Berk returns to the Premier line, cataloged for the first time with Proto-Sound 3.0, upgraded with additional details and wireless drawbar, and featuring sounds from prototype NKP Berk No. 765, restored and in excursion service by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.

Set Includes:

  • Die-Cast 2-8-4 Steam Locomotive
  • 4-Car Passenger Car Consist

Locomotive Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Operating Firebox Glow
  • Operating Marker Lights
  • Operating Numberboard Lights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:26" x 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
  • Operates On O-54 Curves

Passenger Car Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Opening Car Doors
  • Detailed Interiors
  • 10 Passenger Figures In Each Car
  • Overhead Interior Lighting

This set has barely been run and only has 13.7 miles on the odometer. There is no damage or defects on any of the components. We have tested the engine to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. Each component comes in its original box with Styrofoam packing insert and wrapping materials. Includes the instructions, starter tube of smoke fluid, spare traction tires and optional O-gauge front coupler for the engine. This set did not come in a fancy set box from the manufacturer but ships in the original shipper carton. This is a super nice set for a great value!

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