{"id":9266123401,"title":"MTH 20-3735-1 - 4-6-2 Ps-4 Steam Engine \"Southern\" w\/ PS3","handle":"20-3735-1","description":"\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Specification:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Southern\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: 1372\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: Premier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelease: Feb. 2018\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReal Tender Coal Load\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Locomotive Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails, Whistle and Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote-Controlled Proto-Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eO Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrototypical Rule 17 Lighting\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConstant Voltage LED Headlight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating LED Firebox Glow\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating LED Marker Lights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating LED Numberboard Lights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted LED Cab Interior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating Tender LED Back-up Light\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePowerful 7-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:48 Scale Dimensions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC\/DCS Decoder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures: 23 7\/8 x 2 7\/16 x 3 7\/8\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-42 Curves\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eSteam DCC Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF0 Head\/Tail light\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF1 Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF2 Horn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF3 Start-up\/Shut-down\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF4 PFA\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF5 Lights (except head\/tail)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF6 Master Volume\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF7 Front Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF8 Rear Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF9 Forward Signal\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF10 Reverse Signal\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF11 Grade Crossing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF12 Smoke On\/Off\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF13 Smoke Volume\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF14 Idle Sequence 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF15 Idle Sequence 2\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF16 Idle Sequence 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF17 Extended Start-up\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF18 Extended Shut-down\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF19 Labor Chuff\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF20 Drift Chuff\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF21 One Shot Doppler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF22 Coupler Slack\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF23 Coupler Close\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF24 Single Horn Blast\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF25 Engine Sounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF26 Brake Sounds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF27 Cab Chatter\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF28 Feature Reset\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\"The Southern Railway under the absolute monarchy of steam was the most pervasively beautiful carrier I have ever known,\\\" wrote David P. Morgan, famed editor of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eTrains\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003emagazine. The Southern embodied the romantic vision of the South. As railway historian H. Stafford Bryant Jr. put it, \\\"With the Southern, it was always Garden Week in Virginia, April on the Habersham Road, and the Ole Miss game at Tuscaloosa.\\\" And the locomotive that personified Southern style was the Ps-4 Pacific.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn truth, the Ps-4 was a virtual copy of the USRA's Heavy Pacific design, which drew heavily on the Pennsy K4s for inspiration. But two sons of Virginia, Fairfax Harrison and W. 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Morgan, famed editor of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eTrains\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003emagazine. The Southern embodied the romantic vision of the South. As railway historian H. Stafford Bryant Jr. put it, \\\"With the Southern, it was always Garden Week in Virginia, April on the Habersham Road, and the Ole Miss game at Tuscaloosa.\\\" And the locomotive that personified Southern style was the Ps-4 Pacific.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn truth, the Ps-4 was a virtual copy of the USRA's Heavy Pacific design, which drew heavily on the Pennsy K4s for inspiration. But two sons of Virginia, Fairfax Harrison and W. Graham Claytor Jr., made the Ps-4 a stunning corporate symbol recognized worldwide as one of the most beautiful of all American steamers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBorn of a patrician Virginia family, Fairfax Harrison was a graduate of Yale and Columbia, lawyer, historian, Latin scholar and country gentlemen who ran the Southern from the teens through most of the 1930s. On a 1925 trip to London, he was impressed by the green livery and fine lining on many British steamers, and resolved to bring that grace and beauty to his own road. Thus the next order of Ps-4's, delivered by Alco's Richmond Locomotive Works in 1926, arrived in Virgina green with gold lining and lettering. The new look was so successful that it was soon applied to earlier Ps-4's and the entire passenger fleet. Because the Southern allowed crews to stay with their \\\"own\\\" locomotive, there was more than the usual incentive to keep the engines in sparkling condition. As David Morgan noted, \\\"No green-and-gold Ps-4 was ever humbled by any Yankee engine she encountered in Washington or Cincinnati, and her engineers, shopmen and wipers knew it.\\\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDecades later, W. Graham Claytor Jr. - WWII destroyer escort captain who rescued survivors of the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eU.S.S. Indianapolis\u003c\/i\u003e, Secretary of the Navy, president of the Southern from 1967-77 and later president of Amtrak - determined that the glory that was the Ps-4 would never be forgotten. While working as an outside legal counsel to the Southern in the 1950s, he convinced the railroad to pull one Ps-4 from the scrap line and donate it to the Smithsonian, where it resides today in green-and-gold glory, a reminder to future generations of the mechanical beauty that was the steam era. Claytor later described his youthful experience with the Ps-4: \\\"Our Washington Division line is mostly straight, but is undulating throughout its length with the line rising and falling about every 3 or 4 miles like a long ocean swell. In the old days when I used to ride passenger trains to college behind Ps-4 locomotives, the standard operating procedure was to go 80-mph-plus downhill, hit the bottom at maximum speed, and crest the next hill as fast as possible, but seldom over 35 mph.\\\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNew for 2017, we offer our Premier Ps-4 for the first time with the 8-wheel tender that trailed two-thirds of the 64 Ps-4 engines, in contrast to the more well-known 12-wheel tender. No. 1372 left Alco's Schenectady works in 1924 and was later lettered for the Southern's all-Pullman, extra-fare\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eCrescent Limited\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eservice from Washington to Atlanta. No. 6476, sporting an Elesco feedwater heater between bell and stack, belonged to Southern subsidiary Cincinnati, New Orleans \u0026amp; Texas Pacific, route of\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Queen and Crescent Limited\u003c\/i\u003ebetween the Cincinnati (the Queen City), and New Orleans (the Crescent City).\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MTH 20-3735-1 - 4-6-2 Ps-4 Steam Engine "Southern" w/ PS3

Product Description

Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Southern
  • Road Number: 1372
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Feb. 2018

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, Whistle 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
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 23 7/8 x 2 7/16 x 3 7/8
  • Operates On O-42 Curves 
Steam 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 Labor Chuff
  • F20 Drift Chuff
  • 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

Overview:

"The Southern Railway under the absolute monarchy of steam was the most pervasively beautiful carrier I have ever known,\" wrote David P. Morgan, famed editor of Trainsmagazine. The Southern embodied the romantic vision of the South. As railway historian H. Stafford Bryant Jr. put it, \"With the Southern, it was always Garden Week in Virginia, April on the Habersham Road, and the Ole Miss game at Tuscaloosa.\" And the locomotive that personified Southern style was the Ps-4 Pacific.

In truth, the Ps-4 was a virtual copy of the USRA's Heavy Pacific design, which drew heavily on the Pennsy K4s for inspiration. But two sons of Virginia, Fairfax Harrison and W. Graham Claytor Jr., made the Ps-4 a stunning corporate symbol recognized worldwide as one of the most beautiful of all American steamers.

Born of a patrician Virginia family, Fairfax Harrison was a graduate of Yale and Columbia, lawyer, historian, Latin scholar and country gentlemen who ran the Southern from the teens through most of the 1930s. On a 1925 trip to London, he was impressed by the green livery and fine lining on many British steamers, and resolved to bring that grace and beauty to his own road. Thus the next order of Ps-4's, delivered by Alco's Richmond Locomotive Works in 1926, arrived in Virgina green with gold lining and lettering. The new look was so successful that it was soon applied to earlier Ps-4's and the entire passenger fleet. Because the Southern allowed crews to stay with their \"own\" locomotive, there was more than the usual incentive to keep the engines in sparkling condition. As David Morgan noted, \"No green-and-gold Ps-4 was ever humbled by any Yankee engine she encountered in Washington or Cincinnati, and her engineers, shopmen and wipers knew it.\"

Decades later, W. Graham Claytor Jr. - WWII destroyer escort captain who rescued survivors of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Secretary of the Navy, president of the Southern from 1967-77 and later president of Amtrak - determined that the glory that was the Ps-4 would never be forgotten. While working as an outside legal counsel to the Southern in the 1950s, he convinced the railroad to pull one Ps-4 from the scrap line and donate it to the Smithsonian, where it resides today in green-and-gold glory, a reminder to future generations of the mechanical beauty that was the steam era. Claytor later described his youthful experience with the Ps-4: \"Our Washington Division line is mostly straight, but is undulating throughout its length with the line rising and falling about every 3 or 4 miles like a long ocean swell. In the old days when I used to ride passenger trains to college behind Ps-4 locomotives, the standard operating procedure was to go 80-mph-plus downhill, hit the bottom at maximum speed, and crest the next hill as fast as possible, but seldom over 35 mph.\"

New for 2017, we offer our Premier Ps-4 for the first time with the 8-wheel tender that trailed two-thirds of the 64 Ps-4 engines, in contrast to the more well-known 12-wheel tender. No. 1372 left Alco's Schenectady works in 1924 and was later lettered for the Southern's all-Pullman, extra-fare Crescent Limited service from Washington to Atlanta. No. 6476, sporting an Elesco feedwater heater between bell and stack, belonged to Southern subsidiary Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific, route of The Queen and Crescent Limitedbetween the Cincinnati (the Queen City), and New Orleans (the Crescent City).

Sku: 20-3735-1
$ 989.96 $ 1,099.95
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