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20-20418-1

MTH 20-20418-1 - Dash-8 Diesel Engine "Norfolk Southern" w/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

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  • Road Name: Norfolk Southern
  • Road Number: 8414, 8423, 8430
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Jan. 2015
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Moveable Roof Fan Blades
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplersr
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Operating Smoke Unit
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:17 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves
Diesel DCC Features
  • Headlight/Taillight
  • Bell
  • Horn
  • Start-up/Shut-down
  • Passenger Station/Freight Yard Announcements
  • Lights (except head/tail)
  • Master Volume
  • Rear Coupler
  • Front Coupler
  • Forward Signal
  • Reverse Signal
  • Grade Crossing
  • Idle Sequence 3
  • Idle Sequence 2
  • Idle Sequence 1
  • Extended Start-up
  • Extended Shut-down
  • Rev Up
  • One Shot Doppler
  • Rev Down
  • Coupler Slack
  • Coupler Close
  • Single Horn Blast
  • Engine Sounds
  • Brake Sounds
  • Cab Chatter
  • Feature Reset
  • Smoke On/Off
  • Smoke Volume

In the late 1980s, as General Electric and General Motors' Electro-Motive Division engaged in heated competition (that continues today) for market share in the high horsepower category, GE announced its Dash 8 line of diesel locomotives. Although the first demonstrator version had only 3,200 hp, most of the Dash-8s had 4,000 hp when delivered and were therefore designated Dash 8-40. Because GE builds its diesel locomotives in five modules, it was able to customize its Dash 8s for each buyer to an unusual degree.

Some railroads ordered their Dash 8s with conventional cabs, while others opted for the wider North American or comfort cabs, identified by a "W" in the engine name. Some Dash 8s have 4-wheel trucks - denoted with a "B" - while a Dash 8-40C has 6-wheel trucks. This variety meant that these diesels, which were designed for fast freight duty, also found a home in Amtrak passenger service. Despite their many differences, all Dash 8s share microprocessor control. The microprocessor, a small computer, regulates rpm, fuel injection volume, generator excitation, and many other operational features to make the Dash 8s run more efficiently than any diesels before them.

M.T.H. is proud to produce a superbly detailed replica of the Dash 8 model that found its niche in high-speed intermodal service, the Dash 8-40C - 4000 horsepower, 6-wheel trucks, standard cab - as well as the Dash 8-40CW, which features the wider North American or comfort cab. Like their prototypes built between 1987 and 1994, these models are a perfect choice to power the hottest trains on your railroad.


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