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MTH 20-3680-1 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine "Union Pacific" w/ PS3 (Hi-rail Wheels)

MTH 20-3680-1 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine "Union Pacific" w/ PS3 (Hi-rail Wheels)

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Union Pacific (Black with a Coal Tender)
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Mar. 2017

Features:

  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails, Whiste and Bell
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Firebox Glow
  • Operating LED Marker Lights
  • Operating LED Numberboard Lights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful 7-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Steaming Quillable Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 32 x 3 1/8 x 4 1/8
  • Operates On O-72 Curves

Overview:

The first Challengers were conceived in 1936 as fast freight engines to replace the Union Pacific's fleet of three-cylinder 4-12-2 locomotives. With an extra center cylinder for added power and a top speed of 45 mph, the 4-12-2s had been successful freight engines when built in 1926. But a decade later they were considered slow and difficult to maintain. So American Locomotive Works (Alco) was commissioned to build what became one of the most successful fleets of articulated engines on any railroad. Forty Challengers were built in the 1930s. The pressure of wartime traffic brought an order for 65 more with bigger tenders and many minor improvements.


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