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MTH 30-4246-1 - F40PH Diesel R-T-R Passenger Train Set "Amtrak" w/ PS3

MTH Electric Trains

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Amtrak
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Jan. 2018
  • Estimated Re-Release: Sept. 2018 (2018 R-T-R Catalog)

Set Includes: RK F40PH Engine, (3) RK Amfleet Coach Cars,12 Piece RealTrax Oval, 50-watt Power Supply, DCS Explorer Track Interface Unit, Lighted Track Lock-On, RailWare Interactive DVD

Features:

Set Features

  • Twin Motored Diesel Locomotive
  • 3-Car Passenger Consist
  • 31" x 51" 12-Piece RealTrax Circle
  • RailWare Interactive DVD With Track Layout Software
  • Lighted Track Lock-On
  • 50 Watt Power Supply With Wireless DCS Explorer Track Interface Unit

Locomotive Features:

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Locomotive Measures: 14 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Passenger Cars Feature:
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Bodies
  • Durable Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks With Smooth-Rolling Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes

Overview:

Upon its creation in 1971, Amtrak inherited a motley collection of beat-up cars from the nation's former passenger carriers. With a mission to attract passengers back to train travel, one of Amtrak's first orders of business was to create a modern passenger fleet. The first of nearly 650 new Amfleet cars was delivered in 1975, with a sleek, rounded body that looked more like an aircraft fuselage than a traditional passenger car. Amfleet cars gave passengers the feel of traveling in a modern jetliner - but with more room and better views.

At the same time, Amtrak introduced its F40PH passenger diesel, intended for commuter and medium-haul service as a complement to new long-haul locomotives. But when those larger engines proved trouble-prone, the 3000 hp F40PH stepped up as the little engine that could. It took over passenger runs from coast to coast and became the backbone of Amtrak's locomotive fleet for decades.

This set replicates the F40PH-powered Amfleet trains that were the first step in Amtrak's revival of the U.S. passenger train. Its Proto-Sound 3.0-equipped diesel features Proto-Speed control for smooth, steady speeds from a crawl to full throttle; operating diesel exhaust smoke; remote-controlled Proto-Couplers; and LED lighting. It also offers a full symphony of train sounds, from diesel motor to wailing horn, clanging bell, crew conversations and arrival and departure announcements for the Merchants Limited - which ran along the famous Shoreline route from Boston to New Haven, where the Limited switched to electric locomotives that would take it south to New York and Washington, DC.


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