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Ohio\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e2697\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: Premier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimated Release: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJUN. 2021\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\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, Whiste and Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTender Truck Chains\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote-Controlled Proto-Coupler\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 Tender LED Back-up Light\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePowerful 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\u003eOnboard DCC\/DCS Decoder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures: 21 3\/4\" x 2 5\/8\" x 3 7\/16\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-31 Curves\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSteam DCC Features\u003c\/strong\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\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 2-8-4 Berkshire inaugurated the last great period of steam locomotive innovation: the Super Power era. It was the brainchild of William Woodard, Vice President of Engineering at Lima Locomotive Works - which in the mid-1920s was the smallest of America's \"Big Three\" locomotive builders and known largely for its Shay logging locomotives.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn World War 1, Woodard had been on the committee that designed the USRA steamers, which had broken little new ground but delivered the first successful standardized American steam designs. At Lima, he experimented with ways to improve on the 2-8-2 Mikado, the mainstay of American freight power in the early 20th century. His Super Power concept - which he defined as \"horsepower at speed,\" put Lima on the map as a builder of mainline engines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOutshopped in the spring of 1925, Woodard's A-1 2-8-4 demonstrator barnstormed across the country to demonstrate the virtues of his new design. Because its initial successes were on the Boston and Albany's Massachusetts main line across the Berkshire Hills, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVisually, the most obvious new feature on the A-1 was its four-wheel trailing truck, which supported a larger firebox that could generate more steam. But under the hood was a host of additional innovations that made the Berkshire more powerful and efficient than existing designs: increased superheat, to make hotter steam that could do more work; a feedwater heater to help boil water faster; higher boiler pressure to make harder-working steam; streamlined steam passages to make more efficient use of steam; a booster engine on the trailing truck for increased starting power; and limited cutoff - the length of time that steam was admitted to the cylinders - to prevent engineers from using excess steam at startup. From the NYC's Hudsons to the SP's Daylights to the UP's Big Boys, all the great steam locomotives of the mid-20th century were direct descendants of Woodard's design.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur RailKing Berkshire is based on the Nickel Plate Berk, introduced in 1934 and called by steam historian Eugene Huddleston \"the greatest 2-8-4 ever to take to the rails.\" Engineers as well as railfans loved the 700-series Berkshires for their looks, speed, power, and wonderful sound. Intended for fast freight, they could also take off with an 18-20 car WWII troop train.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur Imperial model of this landmark steamer features Proto-Speed Control for steady pulling power at any speed from a crawl to full throttle, plus details that include a real coal load, tender truck safety chains, legible builder's plates, hand-painted crew figures, and LED-illuminated class lights and cab.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MTH 30-1838-1 - 2-8-4 Imperial Berkshire Steam Engine "Chesapeake & Ohio" w/ PS3

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Product Description
  • Road Name: Chesapeake & Ohio
  • Road Number: 2697
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: JUN. 2021
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
  • Tender Truck Chains
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Firebox Glow
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 21 3/4" x 2 5/8" x 3 7/16"
  • Operates On O-31 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 2-8-4 Berkshire inaugurated the last great period of steam locomotive innovation: the Super Power era. It was the brainchild of William Woodard, Vice President of Engineering at Lima Locomotive Works - which in the mid-1920s was the smallest of America's "Big Three" locomotive builders and known largely for its Shay logging locomotives.

In World War 1, Woodard had been on the committee that designed the USRA steamers, which had broken little new ground but delivered the first successful standardized American steam designs. At Lima, he experimented with ways to improve on the 2-8-2 Mikado, the mainstay of American freight power in the early 20th century. His Super Power concept - which he defined as "horsepower at speed," put Lima on the map as a builder of mainline engines.

Outshopped in the spring of 1925, Woodard's A-1 2-8-4 demonstrator barnstormed across the country to demonstrate the virtues of his new design. Because its initial successes were on the Boston and Albany's Massachusetts main line across the Berkshire Hills, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire.

Visually, the most obvious new feature on the A-1 was its four-wheel trailing truck, which supported a larger firebox that could generate more steam. But under the hood was a host of additional innovations that made the Berkshire more powerful and efficient than existing designs: increased superheat, to make hotter steam that could do more work; a feedwater heater to help boil water faster; higher boiler pressure to make harder-working steam; streamlined steam passages to make more efficient use of steam; a booster engine on the trailing truck for increased starting power; and limited cutoff - the length of time that steam was admitted to the cylinders - to prevent engineers from using excess steam at startup. From the NYC's Hudsons to the SP's Daylights to the UP's Big Boys, all the great steam locomotives of the mid-20th century were direct descendants of Woodard's design.

Our RailKing Berkshire is based on the Nickel Plate Berk, introduced in 1934 and called by steam historian Eugene Huddleston "the greatest 2-8-4 ever to take to the rails." Engineers as well as railfans loved the 700-series Berkshires for their looks, speed, power, and wonderful sound. Intended for fast freight, they could also take off with an 18-20 car WWII troop train.

Our Imperial model of this landmark steamer features Proto-Speed Control for steady pulling power at any speed from a crawl to full throttle, plus details that include a real coal load, tender truck safety chains, legible builder's plates, hand-painted crew figures, and LED-illuminated class lights and cab.