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MTH 20-20625-1 - FT A Unit Diesel Engine "Santa Fe" w/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Santa Fe
  • Road Number: 100
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Aug. 2016

Availability Check: As of 6/29/2018 this item is still available from MTH.


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Front Marker Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:18” x 2 1/2” x 3 7/8”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves
Diesel DCC Features
  • F0 Head/Tail light
  • F1 Bell
  • F2 Horn
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down
  • F4 PFA
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume
  • F7 Front Coupler
  • F8 Rear Coupler
  • F9 Forward Signal
  • F10 Reverse Signal
  • F11 Grade Crossing
  • F12 Smoke On/Off
  • F13 Smoke Volume
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1
  • F17 Extended Start-up
  • F18 Extended Shut-down
  • F19 Rev Up
  • F20 Rev Down
  • F21 One Shot Doppler
  • F22 Coupler Slack
  • F23 Coupler Close
  • F24 Single Horn Blast
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset


The EMD-built FT freight diesel was born in November 1939 in the La Grange, IL, General Motors plant. Number 103, the four-unit FT demonstrator, didn't take any baby steps. It immediately started an 11-month, 35-state tour, logging 83,764 miles on 20 Class I railroads. Wherever it went, the FT beat the railroads' best steam engines at every task. By the end of the tour, steam was, for all practical purposes, dead. As famed Trains magazine editor David P. Morgan later put, the FT was "the diesel that did it."

The FT demonstrator was made up of four units, each with a 16-cylinder engine that hammered out 1350 horsepower. The demonstrator's combined rating of 5400 hp was similar to that of many "superpower" steam engines, but the FT made far more efficient use of its power. The A units at either end were 48'3'' long and the cabless B units were 48'1'' in length. Initially, EMD built FTs in semi-permanently coupled A-B pairs, but the A-B-A arrangement was an alternative.

Redesigned Blomberg trucks on the FT include separately-applied truck springs, air brake cylinders, air lines, and speed recorder cable. Modular molds enable models to have the correct roof fans, horns, grab irons, and headlight and number board placement for each individual road name. End and pilot details include added-on hoses. Paint colors are accurately researched. We think you'll agree that our upgraded F-units set a new standard of detail and accuracy for 3-rail carbody diesels.

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