{"id":9817520329,"title":"MTH 20-3515-1E - 2-8-8-2 Y-3 Steam Engine \"Norfolk \u0026 Western\" w\/ PS3 #2033 - Second Hand","handle":"mth-20-3515-1f-2-8-8-2-y-3-steam-engine-norfolk-western-w-ps3","description":"\u003ch3 class=\"description\"\u003eThis item was purchased from a collection. It has been inspected and run by MrMuffin'sTrains.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/youtu.be\/mA6jw-pUqR8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Norfolk \u0026amp; Western\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: 2033\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: Premier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelease: Feb. 2015\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVideo: Here's a video of this engine running on my test track.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/mA6jw-pUqR8\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Boiler and Tender Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:48 Scale Proportions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Metal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReal Coal Load\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConstant Voltage Headlight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Truck Sides\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote Controlled Proto-Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEngineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDecorative Metal Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Flywheel Equipped Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail\/2-Rail Conversion Capable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIlluminated Number Boards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIlluminated Classification Lights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted Cab Interior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures:30 ½\" x 4 ¼\" x 2 _\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-72 Curves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Y-3 offers model railroaders a unique opportunity: the chance to prototypically operate a massive Norfolk \u0026amp; Western articulated alongside Pennsy, Santa Fe, Union Pacific or Virginian equipment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe story begins during World War I, when the U.S. government nationalized the railroads and the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was charged with designing a series of standardized, government-issue locomotives. Conveniently, the Norfolk \u0026amp; Western Railway's delegate to the design committee for the USRA heavy articulated showed up with a full set of blueprints for his own road's Y-2 2-8-8-2. Happily, the N\u0026amp;W was already in the forefront of articulated design. The Y-2 used smaller cylinders and a higher boiler pressure than competitive engines, to provide higher freight speeds than the 20 mph maximum of traditonal articulateds of the time. Like most early 20th century articulateds, the Y-2 followed Anatole Mallet's original concept of using steam twice: supplying high pressure boiler steam to one set of drivers, and exhausting that steam into larger cylinders that drove the second set of drivers. (In later decades, supplying high pressure boiler steam to all four cylinders would become more common.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnd so the N\u0026amp;W's Y-2, with some improvements, became the prototype for the USRA 2-8-8-2. The government allocated 50 engines to the N\u0026amp;W, where they became class Y-3 when delivered in 1919 from Alco and Baldwin - too late to help with the war effort, but successful enough that the N\u0026amp;W ordered 30 more copies from Alco in 1923. As delivered, they sported eight-wheel tenders and twin cross-compound air pumps on the smokebox front. In the late 1920s, they were modernized with larger 12-wheel tenders and a Worthington feed water heater on the left side of the boiler; to balance the weight, the air pumps were moved to the right side of the boiler.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy the next World War, however, the Y-3 design was showing its age and the N\u0026amp;W was beginning to build its ultimate 2-8-8-2, the Y-6b. With other railroads in need of power for the war effort, the N\u0026amp;W sold off 19 of its Y-3 class. Six went to the Pennsylvania Railroad, where they became class HH1, working on drag freights between Hagerstown, MD and Harrisburg, PA during the war and later in Ohio until retirement in 1947-49. The Union Pacific bought five and used them for two years as class MC-57 in Wyoming. On the Santa Fe, eight Y-3s became helper engines on the Raton Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Colorado and New Mexico. After the war, seven of the Santa Fe engines returned back east to again haul coal out of the Appalachians, this time for the Virginian Railway through the mid-1950s. The remaining N\u0026amp;W Y-3s, meanwhile, served out their later years in heavy switching and yard duty until retirement around 1958.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2021-04-01T21:54:18-04:00","created_at":"2017-06-21T12:26:38-04:00","vendor":"MTH Electric Trains","type":"Steam Locomotive","tags":["active_bidding","in-stock","mth-electric-trains","norfolk-western","over-1000","premier","scale_o","steam-locomotive","upcoming_auction"],"price":112497,"price_min":112497,"price_max":112497,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":149995,"compare_at_price_min":149995,"compare_at_price_max":149995,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":38435025801,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"2H-20-3515-1E","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"MTH 20-3515-1E - 2-8-8-2 Y-3 Steam Engine \"Norfolk \u0026 Western\" w\/ PS3 #2033 - Second Hand","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":112497,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":149995,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"35025801","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4446.jpg?v=1617326800","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4447.jpg?v=1617326800","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4448.jpg?v=1617326800"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4446.jpg?v=1617326800","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":21062101631128,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.644,"height":730,"width":1200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4446.jpg?v=1617326786"},"aspect_ratio":1.644,"height":730,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4446.jpg?v=1617326786","width":1200},{"alt":null,"id":21062102417560,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":2.206,"height":544,"width":1200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4447.jpg?v=1617326789"},"aspect_ratio":2.206,"height":544,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4447.jpg?v=1617326789","width":1200},{"alt":null,"id":21062103400600,"position":3,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.727,"height":695,"width":1200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4448.jpg?v=1617326792"},"aspect_ratio":1.727,"height":695,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1011\/0560\/products\/IMG_4448.jpg?v=1617326792","width":1200}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch3 class=\"description\"\u003eThis item was purchased from a collection. It has been inspected and run by MrMuffin'sTrains.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/youtu.be\/mA6jw-pUqR8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Norfolk \u0026amp; Western\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: 2033\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: Premier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelease: Feb. 2015\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVideo: Here's a video of this engine running on my test track.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/mA6jw-pUqR8\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Boiler and Tender Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:48 Scale Proportions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Metal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReal Coal Load\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConstant Voltage Headlight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Truck Sides\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote Controlled Proto-Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEngineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDecorative Metal Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Flywheel Equipped Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail\/2-Rail Conversion Capable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIlluminated Number Boards\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIlluminated Classification Lights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted Cab Interior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures:30 ½\" x 4 ¼\" x 2 _\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-72 Curves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Y-3 offers model railroaders a unique opportunity: the chance to prototypically operate a massive Norfolk \u0026amp; Western articulated alongside Pennsy, Santa Fe, Union Pacific or Virginian equipment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe story begins during World War I, when the U.S. government nationalized the railroads and the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was charged with designing a series of standardized, government-issue locomotives. Conveniently, the Norfolk \u0026amp; Western Railway's delegate to the design committee for the USRA heavy articulated showed up with a full set of blueprints for his own road's Y-2 2-8-8-2. Happily, the N\u0026amp;W was already in the forefront of articulated design. The Y-2 used smaller cylinders and a higher boiler pressure than competitive engines, to provide higher freight speeds than the 20 mph maximum of traditonal articulateds of the time. Like most early 20th century articulateds, the Y-2 followed Anatole Mallet's original concept of using steam twice: supplying high pressure boiler steam to one set of drivers, and exhausting that steam into larger cylinders that drove the second set of drivers. (In later decades, supplying high pressure boiler steam to all four cylinders would become more common.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnd so the N\u0026amp;W's Y-2, with some improvements, became the prototype for the USRA 2-8-8-2. The government allocated 50 engines to the N\u0026amp;W, where they became class Y-3 when delivered in 1919 from Alco and Baldwin - too late to help with the war effort, but successful enough that the N\u0026amp;W ordered 30 more copies from Alco in 1923. As delivered, they sported eight-wheel tenders and twin cross-compound air pumps on the smokebox front. In the late 1920s, they were modernized with larger 12-wheel tenders and a Worthington feed water heater on the left side of the boiler; to balance the weight, the air pumps were moved to the right side of the boiler.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy the next World War, however, the Y-3 design was showing its age and the N\u0026amp;W was beginning to build its ultimate 2-8-8-2, the Y-6b. With other railroads in need of power for the war effort, the N\u0026amp;W sold off 19 of its Y-3 class. Six went to the Pennsylvania Railroad, where they became class HH1, working on drag freights between Hagerstown, MD and Harrisburg, PA during the war and later in Ohio until retirement in 1947-49. The Union Pacific bought five and used them for two years as class MC-57 in Wyoming. On the Santa Fe, eight Y-3s became helper engines on the Raton Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Colorado and New Mexico. After the war, seven of the Santa Fe engines returned back east to again haul coal out of the Appalachians, this time for the Virginian Railway through the mid-1950s. The remaining N\u0026amp;W Y-3s, meanwhile, served out their later years in heavy switching and yard duty until retirement around 1958.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MTH 20-3515-1E - 2-8-8-2 Y-3 Steam Engine "Norfolk & Western" w/ PS3 #2033 - Second Hand

$ 1,124.97 $ 1,499.95
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Product Description

This item was purchased from a collection. It has been inspected and run by MrMuffin'sTrains.

  • Road Name: Norfolk & Western
  • Road Number: 2033
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Feb. 2015

Video: Here's a video of this engine running on my test track.

Features:
  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Real Coal Load
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Illuminated Classification Lights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:30 ½" x 4 ¼" x 2 _"
  • Operates On O-72 Curves
Overview:

The Y-3 offers model railroaders a unique opportunity: the chance to prototypically operate a massive Norfolk & Western articulated alongside Pennsy, Santa Fe, Union Pacific or Virginian equipment.

The story begins during World War I, when the U.S. government nationalized the railroads and the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was charged with designing a series of standardized, government-issue locomotives. Conveniently, the Norfolk & Western Railway's delegate to the design committee for the USRA heavy articulated showed up with a full set of blueprints for his own road's Y-2 2-8-8-2. Happily, the N&W was already in the forefront of articulated design. The Y-2 used smaller cylinders and a higher boiler pressure than competitive engines, to provide higher freight speeds than the 20 mph maximum of traditonal articulateds of the time. Like most early 20th century articulateds, the Y-2 followed Anatole Mallet's original concept of using steam twice: supplying high pressure boiler steam to one set of drivers, and exhausting that steam into larger cylinders that drove the second set of drivers. (In later decades, supplying high pressure boiler steam to all four cylinders would become more common.)

And so the N&W's Y-2, with some improvements, became the prototype for the USRA 2-8-8-2. The government allocated 50 engines to the N&W, where they became class Y-3 when delivered in 1919 from Alco and Baldwin - too late to help with the war effort, but successful enough that the N&W ordered 30 more copies from Alco in 1923. As delivered, they sported eight-wheel tenders and twin cross-compound air pumps on the smokebox front. In the late 1920s, they were modernized with larger 12-wheel tenders and a Worthington feed water heater on the left side of the boiler; to balance the weight, the air pumps were moved to the right side of the boiler.

By the next World War, however, the Y-3 design was showing its age and the N&W was beginning to build its ultimate 2-8-8-2, the Y-6b. With other railroads in need of power for the war effort, the N&W sold off 19 of its Y-3 class. Six went to the Pennsylvania Railroad, where they became class HH1, working on drag freights between Hagerstown, MD and Harrisburg, PA during the war and later in Ohio until retirement in 1947-49. The Union Pacific bought five and used them for two years as class MC-57 in Wyoming. On the Santa Fe, eight Y-3s became helper engines on the Raton Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Colorado and New Mexico. After the war, seven of the Santa Fe engines returned back east to again haul coal out of the Appalachians, this time for the Virginian Railway through the mid-1950s. The remaining N&W Y-3s, meanwhile, served out their later years in heavy switching and yard duty until retirement around 1958.