{"id":2286426128443,"title":"MTH 70-3047-1 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine \"Denver \u0026 Rio Grande\" w\/ PS3","handle":"70-3047-1","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Denver \u0026amp; Rio Grande\u003cspan\u003e (Black) Coal Tender\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003cspan\u003e3801\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: RailKing 1 Gauge\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: G Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimated Release: Oct. 2019\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n[TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePolycarbonate Boiler and Tender Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Locomotive Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDecorative Metal Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote Controlled Proto-Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKadee 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\u003ePrecision Flywheel Equipped Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSteaming Whistle With \"Playable Intensity\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:32 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 Freight Yard Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures: 46 1\/2\" x 4 1\/8\" x 6\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On R3 (2390mm\/94.0\" Diameter) 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\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe first Challengers were conceived in 1936 as fast freight engines to replace the Union Pacific's fleet of three-cylinder 4-12-2 locomotives. 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Rio Grande\u003cspan\u003e (Black) Coal Tender\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003cspan\u003e3801\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: RailKing 1 Gauge\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: G Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimated Release: Oct. 2019\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n[TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePolycarbonate Boiler and Tender Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetailed Locomotive Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Bell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDecorative Metal Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRemote Controlled Proto-Coupler\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKadee 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\u003ePrecision Flywheel Equipped Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSteaming Whistle With \"Playable Intensity\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:32 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 Freight Yard Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnit Measures: 46 1\/2\" x 4 1\/8\" x 6\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On R3 (2390mm\/94.0\" Diameter) 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\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe first Challengers were conceived in 1936 as fast freight engines to replace the Union Pacific's fleet of three-cylinder 4-12-2 locomotives. With an extra center cylinder for added power and a top speed of 45 mph, the 4-12-2s had been successful freight engines when built in 1926. But a decade later they were considered slow and difficult to maintain. So American Locomotive Works (Alco) was commissioned to build what became one of the most successful fleets of articulated engines on any railroad. Forty Challengers were built in the 1930s. The pressure of wartime traffic brought an order for 65 more with bigger tenders and many minor improvements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Challengers were steam power at its zenith. They incorporated all the technology that represented super-power steam, including roller bearings on all axles and drive rods - but none of the foolishness that characterized some of the desperate efforts to save steam in the post-war years. Most Challengers were assigned to freight duty, but a number were designated for passenger service, hustling 20-car trains across mountains and deserts to California and Oregon at speeds up to 70 mph.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt was in a roundabout way that six Challengers ordered by the UP ended up hauling coal through the Appalachians for the Clinchfield Railroad. In the midst of World War II, the War Production Board refused the Rio Grande's request to order new articulateds of its own design from Baldwin Locomotive Works. Instead, the Board diverted the last six Challengers in UP's order to the Rio Grande - which turned up its nose at the locos and decided to lease them for the duration rather than buying them. After war's end, the Rio Grande returned the unwanted engines to the government. In 1947, the War Assets Administration sold the orphan locos to the Atlantic Coast Line and Louisville \u0026amp; Nashville Railroads, which put the Challengers to work on their jointly-owned subsidiary, the Clinchfield, Carolina \u0026amp; Ohio. Thus a group of engines intended to speed over western deserts and mountains ended up thundering through Appalachia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur replica of this iconic engine returns to the RailKing lineup for 2019, newly updated with wireless drawbar, LED lighting, DCC as well as DCS command receivers, and all the additional features of Proto-Sound 3.0.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

MTH 70-3047-1 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine "Denver & Rio Grande" w/ PS3

$ 1,329.96 $ 1,499.95
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Product Description
  • Road Name: Denver & Rio Grande (Black) Coal Tender
  • Road Number: 3801
  • Product Line: RailKing 1 Gauge
  • Scale: G Scale
  • Estimated Release: Oct. 2019
Features:
  • Polycarbonate Boiler and Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Detailed Locomotive Trucks
  • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Kadee 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
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Steaming Whistle With "Playable Intensity"
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:32 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 46 1/2" x 4 1/8" x 6"
  • Operates On R3 (2390mm/94.0" Diameter) 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 first Challengers were conceived in 1936 as fast freight engines to replace the Union Pacific's fleet of three-cylinder 4-12-2 locomotives. With an extra center cylinder for added power and a top speed of 45 mph, the 4-12-2s had been successful freight engines when built in 1926. But a decade later they were considered slow and difficult to maintain. So American Locomotive Works (Alco) was commissioned to build what became one of the most successful fleets of articulated engines on any railroad. Forty Challengers were built in the 1930s. The pressure of wartime traffic brought an order for 65 more with bigger tenders and many minor improvements.

              The Challengers were steam power at its zenith. They incorporated all the technology that represented super-power steam, including roller bearings on all axles and drive rods - but none of the foolishness that characterized some of the desperate efforts to save steam in the post-war years. Most Challengers were assigned to freight duty, but a number were designated for passenger service, hustling 20-car trains across mountains and deserts to California and Oregon at speeds up to 70 mph.

              It was in a roundabout way that six Challengers ordered by the UP ended up hauling coal through the Appalachians for the Clinchfield Railroad. In the midst of World War II, the War Production Board refused the Rio Grande's request to order new articulateds of its own design from Baldwin Locomotive Works. Instead, the Board diverted the last six Challengers in UP's order to the Rio Grande - which turned up its nose at the locos and decided to lease them for the duration rather than buying them. After war's end, the Rio Grande returned the unwanted engines to the government. In 1947, the War Assets Administration sold the orphan locos to the Atlantic Coast Line and Louisville & Nashville Railroads, which put the Challengers to work on their jointly-owned subsidiary, the Clinchfield, Carolina & Ohio. Thus a group of engines intended to speed over western deserts and mountains ended up thundering through Appalachia.

              Our replica of this iconic engine returns to the RailKing lineup for 2019, newly updated with wireless drawbar, LED lighting, DCC as well as DCS command receivers, and all the additional features of Proto-Sound 3.0.