{"id":1752913215547,"title":"MTH 30-20624-1 - R-12 Subway Set \"Metropolitan Transportation Authority\" w\/ PS3 (4-Car)","handle":"30-20624-1","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Metropolitan Transportation Authority \u003cspan\u003e(Two-Tone Gray)\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003cspan\u003e 5710, 5724, 5733, 5739\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: RailKing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelease: \u003cspan\u003eJUL 2019\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n[TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSet Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e 4-Car Consist with (1) Powered Car, (3) Non-Powered Cars\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePowered Car Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed ABS Bodies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Truck Sides \u0026amp; Pilots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels, Axles and Gears\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrototypical Rule 17 Lighting\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirectionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted Cab Interiors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC\/DCS Decoder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEach Car Measures 14 5\/8” x 2 1\/4” x 3 1\/8”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-31 Curves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquipped With Proto-Sound 3.0\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eStation Stop Proto-Effects™\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTimes Square\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e42nd Street - Grand Central Station\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eQueensborough Plaza\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e46th Street - Bliss\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e69th Street - Fisk\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e74th Street - Broadway\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunction Boulevard\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWillets Point Boulevard - Flushing Meadow Park\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMain Street - Flushing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNon-Powered Car Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDurable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOverhead Interior Lighting\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating Die-Cast Metal Couplers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Car Interiors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStamped Metal Floors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Car Undercarriage\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn June 1, 1940, the City of New York acquired the two subway systems it didn't already own - the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit Co.) and the BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.) - and consolidated them with the city-owned IND (Independent Subway System). 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Pilots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels, Axles and Gears\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrototypical Rule 17 Lighting\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirectionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted Cab Interiors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC\/DCS Decoder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEach Car Measures 14 5\/8” x 2 1\/4” x 3 1\/8”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-31 Curves\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEquipped With Proto-Sound 3.0\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eStation Stop Proto-Effects™\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTimes Square\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e42nd Street - Grand Central Station\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eQueensborough Plaza\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e46th Street - Bliss\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e69th Street - Fisk\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e74th Street - Broadway\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eJunction Boulevard\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWillets Point Boulevard - Flushing Meadow Park\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMain Street - Flushing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNon-Powered Car Features\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDurable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOverhead Interior Lighting\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating Die-Cast Metal Couplers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Car Interiors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStamped Metal Floors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Car Undercarriage\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn June 1, 1940, the City of New York acquired the two subway systems it didn't already own - the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit Co.) and the BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.) - and consolidated them with the city-owned IND (Independent Subway System). It was readily apparent that the city's fleet of aging subway cars was desperately in need of replacement, and immediately after World War II, management began to develop a new car that would be standard throughout the system and incorporate the latest advances in subway design. This effort was complicated by the fact that portions of the IRT had tighter clearances than the IND and BMT, so all future designs would incorporate a shorter, narrower IRT version.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeginning with contract R-10, and IRT-sized contract R-12 delivered in 1948, the new cars featured welded steel bodies, flourescent lighting that made them considerably brighter than prewar cars, and seating made of velon, a new plastic material that replaced the rattan seating of older cars. Double doors made for faster loading and unloading; for standees, poles replaced the \"strap hanger\" grab handles of prewar cars. The arrival of the first R-12 cars, ferried across the East River on a barge from the Hoboken rail terminal, was heralded by a New York City fireboat shooting plumes of water. Banners on the barge proclaimed \"New Yorkers, Look! Your New Subway Cars!\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA major mechanical improvement on the postwar cars was a new type of brake system known as Straight Air Motor Car Electric-Pneumatic Emergency (SMEE). The new system combined ordinary air brakes with dynamic braking, in which a car's electric motors, by having their polarities reversed, were converted to generators in order to slow the car. This significantly reduced brake shoe wear and maintenance costs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStarting with the R-12, the postwar IRT cars were known as the SMEE fleet. The 100 R-12s from American Car \u0026amp; Foundry were soon supplemented by near-identical R-14s and several similar types. By 1964, when the last SMEE cars arrived on the system, the SMEE fleet numbered 2,860 fully-compatible cars. Up through the late 1980s, it was common to see SMEE cars of various vintages and paint schemes combined in a single train.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor 2019, the R-12 returns to the RailKing lineup in each of the schemes it wore over four decades of service: the as-delivered two-tone grey with orange stripes, the later bright red, the final in-service MTA silver with blue stripe, and yellow work train use after retirement. Like all M.T.H. Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 subways, the R-12 features Station Stop Proto-Effects, allowing you to program the train to stop automatically at designated station stops, even in Conventional Mode. When configured to run on automatic, the R-12 stops itself at locations you define and calls out authentic station names that you select in advance; the train essentially runs itself. And when you program the R-12 for an out-and-back route, it even reverses itself and heads back downtown when it reaches the end of the line - stopping along the way at each station to broadcast the name of the stop and the hustle and bustle of passengers coming and going.\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

MTH 30-20624-1 - R-12 Subway Set "Metropolitan Transportation Authority" w/ PS3 (4-Car)

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Product Description
  • Road Name: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Two-Tone Gray)
  • Road Number:  5710, 5724, 5733, 5739
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: JUL 2019

Set Features

  •  4-Car Consist with (1) Powered Car, (3) Non-Powered Cars

Powered Car Features

  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides & Pilots
  • Metal Chassis
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted Cab Interiors
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Each Car Measures 14 5/8” x 2 1/4” x 3 1/8”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves
  • Equipped With Proto-Sound 3.0

Station Stop Proto-Effects™

  • Times Square
  • 42nd Street - Grand Central Station
  • Queensborough Plaza
  • 46th Street - Bliss
  • 69th Street - Fisk
  • 74th Street - Broadway
  • Junction Boulevard
  • Willets Point Boulevard - Flushing Meadow Park
  • Main Street - Flushing

Non-Powered Car Features

  • Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Overhead Interior Lighting
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Detailed Car Interiors
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Detailed Car Undercarriage

    On June 1, 1940, the City of New York acquired the two subway systems it didn't already own - the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit Co.) and the BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.) - and consolidated them with the city-owned IND (Independent Subway System). It was readily apparent that the city's fleet of aging subway cars was desperately in need of replacement, and immediately after World War II, management began to develop a new car that would be standard throughout the system and incorporate the latest advances in subway design. This effort was complicated by the fact that portions of the IRT had tighter clearances than the IND and BMT, so all future designs would incorporate a shorter, narrower IRT version.

    Beginning with contract R-10, and IRT-sized contract R-12 delivered in 1948, the new cars featured welded steel bodies, flourescent lighting that made them considerably brighter than prewar cars, and seating made of velon, a new plastic material that replaced the rattan seating of older cars. Double doors made for faster loading and unloading; for standees, poles replaced the "strap hanger" grab handles of prewar cars. The arrival of the first R-12 cars, ferried across the East River on a barge from the Hoboken rail terminal, was heralded by a New York City fireboat shooting plumes of water. Banners on the barge proclaimed "New Yorkers, Look! Your New Subway Cars!"

    A major mechanical improvement on the postwar cars was a new type of brake system known as Straight Air Motor Car Electric-Pneumatic Emergency (SMEE). The new system combined ordinary air brakes with dynamic braking, in which a car's electric motors, by having their polarities reversed, were converted to generators in order to slow the car. This significantly reduced brake shoe wear and maintenance costs.

    Starting with the R-12, the postwar IRT cars were known as the SMEE fleet. The 100 R-12s from American Car & Foundry were soon supplemented by near-identical R-14s and several similar types. By 1964, when the last SMEE cars arrived on the system, the SMEE fleet numbered 2,860 fully-compatible cars. Up through the late 1980s, it was common to see SMEE cars of various vintages and paint schemes combined in a single train.

    For 2019, the R-12 returns to the RailKing lineup in each of the schemes it wore over four decades of service: the as-delivered two-tone grey with orange stripes, the later bright red, the final in-service MTA silver with blue stripe, and yellow work train use after retirement. Like all M.T.H. Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 subways, the R-12 features Station Stop Proto-Effects, allowing you to program the train to stop automatically at designated station stops, even in Conventional Mode. When configured to run on automatic, the R-12 stops itself at locations you define and calls out authentic station names that you select in advance; the train essentially runs itself. And when you program the R-12 for an out-and-back route, it even reverses itself and heads back downtown when it reaches the end of the line - stopping along the way at each station to broadcast the name of the stop and the hustle and bustle of passengers coming and going.