{"id":2286376681531,"title":"MTH HO 80-3295-1 - 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine \"Nickel Plate Road\" w\/ PS3","handle":"80-3295-1","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: Nickel Plate Road\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e765\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: MTH HO\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: HO Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelease: \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAUG 2020\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\u003eDetailed Locomotive Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRP25 Metal Wheels\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSprung Drivers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperating Kadee-Compatible Remote 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 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 5-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Skew-Wound Motor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSynchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eQuillable Steaming Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWireless Drawbar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:87 Scale Dimensions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC\/DCS Decoder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track\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: 15 3\/8\" x 1 1\/2\" x 2 1\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On 18\" Radius Curves\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\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 Quillable Steaming Whistle\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\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Nickel Plate's 2-8-4 Berkshires belonged to one of steam's finest family trees. 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The first 2-8-4, Lima Locomotive Works A-1, inaugurated the superpower era in 1925. A four-wheel trailing truck allowed the A-1 to have a larger firebox and boiler, producing a combination of power and speed never seen before in a steam locomotive. Initially tested on the Boston and Albany Railroad, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire after the mountain range it conquered on the B\u0026amp;A.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt about the same time, the Van Sweringen brothers of Cleveland, Ohio assembled a group of railroads under their control, including the Chesapeake \u0026amp; Ohio, the Nickel Plate Road, the Pere Marquette, and the Erie Railroad. Under the leadership of talented designer John Black, an Advisory Mechanical Committee was formed to design engines for the Van Sweringen roads. The group turned out some of the finest locomotives of the super power era, and perhaps its crowning achievement was the \"Nickel Plate Berk,\" a 2-8-4 introduced in 1934 and called by steam historian Eugene Huddleston \"the greatest 2-8-4 ever to take to the rails.\" Alco won the bid to construct the initial 15 S-Class Berks in 1934. But the Pere Marquette's 1937 order for near-identical engines went to Lima, which also built subsequent orders in the 1940s for 65 more Nickel Plate 2-8-4s, classes S-1 through S-3. Delivered in 1949, the final engine in the group, No. 779, would also prove to be the last Lima-built steamer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEngineers as well as railfans loved the 700-series Berkshires for their looks, speed, power, and wonderful sound. As one engineer recalled, \"It was a thrill to operate them.\" Intended for fast freight, they could also take off with an 18-20 car WWII troop train. After the war, the eighty S-Class steamers played a major role in transforming the Nickel Plate into a highly efficient railroad known for fast speeds and high traffic density. Officially known as the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, the road offered the shortest route between the Chicago area and Buffalo, with lots of flat, straight track where the Berks could just buckle down and run.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSix of the Nickel Plate engines and two Pere Marquette Berks have survived into preservation. Nickel Plate 765, fresh from a 12-year restoration by the Fort Wayne [Indiana] Railroad Historical Society, appeared last summer at Train Festival 2009 alongside sister Pere Marquette 1225 - the prototype for the locomotive in the movie\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003ePolar Express\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Van Sweringen Berks re-join the M.T.H. lineup in 2020. The Nickel Plate version is modeled as built. While these are not the first HO models of these iconic steamers, we believe they are surely the best, with superb detailing, die cast construction for great pulling power, synchronized puffing smoke, steady speeds down to three scale miles per hour, and great sounds that include the actual bell and whistle from restored No. 765.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MTH HO 80-3295-1 - 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine "Nickel Plate Road" w/ PS3

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Product Description
  • Road Name: Nickel Plate Road
  • Road Number: 765
  • Product Line: MTH HO
  • Scale: HO Scale
  • Release: AUG 2020
Features:
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Detailed Locomotive Trucks
  • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Whistle
  • RP25 Metal Wheels
  • Sprung Drivers
  • (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
  • Operating Kadee-Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Marker Lights
  • Operating LED Numberboard Lights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Skew-Wound Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Quillable Steaming Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:87 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 15 3/8" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
  • Operates On 18" Radius 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 Quillable Steaming Whistle
  • 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 Nickel Plate's 2-8-4 Berkshires belonged to one of steam's finest family trees. The first 2-8-4, Lima Locomotive Works A-1, inaugurated the superpower era in 1925. A four-wheel trailing truck allowed the A-1 to have a larger firebox and boiler, producing a combination of power and speed never seen before in a steam locomotive. Initially tested on the Boston and Albany Railroad, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire after the mountain range it conquered on the B&A.

    At about the same time, the Van Sweringen brothers of Cleveland, Ohio assembled a group of railroads under their control, including the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Nickel Plate Road, the Pere Marquette, and the Erie Railroad. Under the leadership of talented designer John Black, an Advisory Mechanical Committee was formed to design engines for the Van Sweringen roads. The group turned out some of the finest locomotives of the super power era, and perhaps its crowning achievement was the "Nickel Plate Berk," a 2-8-4 introduced in 1934 and called by steam historian Eugene Huddleston "the greatest 2-8-4 ever to take to the rails." Alco won the bid to construct the initial 15 S-Class Berks in 1934. But the Pere Marquette's 1937 order for near-identical engines went to Lima, which also built subsequent orders in the 1940s for 65 more Nickel Plate 2-8-4s, classes S-1 through S-3. Delivered in 1949, the final engine in the group, No. 779, would also prove to be the last Lima-built steamer.

    Engineers as well as railfans loved the 700-series Berkshires for their looks, speed, power, and wonderful sound. As one engineer recalled, "It was a thrill to operate them." Intended for fast freight, they could also take off with an 18-20 car WWII troop train. After the war, the eighty S-Class steamers played a major role in transforming the Nickel Plate into a highly efficient railroad known for fast speeds and high traffic density. Officially known as the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, the road offered the shortest route between the Chicago area and Buffalo, with lots of flat, straight track where the Berks could just buckle down and run.

    Six of the Nickel Plate engines and two Pere Marquette Berks have survived into preservation. Nickel Plate 765, fresh from a 12-year restoration by the Fort Wayne [Indiana] Railroad Historical Society, appeared last summer at Train Festival 2009 alongside sister Pere Marquette 1225 - the prototype for the locomotive in the movie Polar Express.

    The Van Sweringen Berks re-join the M.T.H. lineup in 2020. The Nickel Plate version is modeled as built. While these are not the first HO models of these iconic steamers, we believe they are surely the best, with superb detailing, die cast construction for great pulling power, synchronized puffing smoke, steady speeds down to three scale miles per hour, and great sounds that include the actual bell and whistle from restored No. 765.