{"id":2215625031739,"title":"MTH 20-5735-1 - CE 6\/8 II Crocodile Electric Engine \"Brown\" w\/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)","handle":"mth-20-5735-1-ce-6-8-ii-crocodile-electric-engine-brown-w-ps3-hi-rail-wheels","description":"\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProduct Specification:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: \u003cspan\u003eBrown\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: Premier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimated Release: Sept. 2019\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed Die-Cast Body\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Truck Sides \u0026amp; Pilots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Metal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Horn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Engineer Cab Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSprung Buffers\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\u003eKadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads\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 Interior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMotorized Operating Pantographs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC Receiver\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail\/2-Rail Conversion Capable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:45 Scale Proportions\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: 17 9\/16\" x 2 1\/2\" x 3 3\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-54 Curves\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eDiesel 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 Panto Auto\/Manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF13 Front Panto Up\/Down\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF14 Rear Panto Up\/Down\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 Train Marker\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF20 Country Selection\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn a country famous for mountain railroading, the Gotthard route is the greatest challenge, the one by which the Swiss Federal Railways measures its locomotives. Constructed at a cost of more than 200 lives, the Gotthard line snakes its way around spiral tunnels, across more than a thousand bridges and open passages, and through narrow mountain valleys, culminating in a 2.6% climb to the 9-mile-long Goddard Tunnel - the longest in the world when it was opened in 1882. The Gotthard was the stomping ground for the 2-10-0 \"Elephants,\" the largest steam engines ever used in Switzerland. 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The nickname \"crocodile\" (krokodil in German) arose from the engine's long articulated \"snouts.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the 33 first-generation engines built in 1919-21, the powered jackshaft drove a main rod that was connected to both the first set of drivers and a second idler jackshaft. The 18 second-generation crocodiles, built in 1925-26, used a simpler arrangement with the powered jackshaft driving a main rod connected to the third set of drivers. In Swiss parlance, the two generations of engines were designated Ce 6\/8II and Ce 6\/8III (C for their speed range, maximum 40 mph (\"A\" being the fastest); e for electric; 6 indicating 6 driven axles; 8 signifying 8 axles total). Many were upgraded in the 1940s and '50s, raising their top speed to 47 mph and changing their class designation to Be 6\/8. All crocodiles were delivered in brown paint, but many were later repainted green. 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Pilots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Metal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Handrails and Decorative Horn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Engineer Cab Figures\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSprung Buffers\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\u003eKadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads\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 Interior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMotorized Operating Pantographs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOnboard DCC Receiver\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail\/2-Rail Conversion Capable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1:45 Scale Proportions\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: 17 9\/16\" x 2 1\/2\" x 3 3\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-54 Curves\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eDiesel 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 Panto Auto\/Manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF13 Front Panto Up\/Down\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF14 Rear Panto Up\/Down\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 Train Marker\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eF20 Country Selection\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn a country famous for mountain railroading, the Gotthard route is the greatest challenge, the one by which the Swiss Federal Railways measures its locomotives. Constructed at a cost of more than 200 lives, the Gotthard line snakes its way around spiral tunnels, across more than a thousand bridges and open passages, and through narrow mountain valleys, culminating in a 2.6% climb to the 9-mile-long Goddard Tunnel - the longest in the world when it was opened in 1882. The Gotthard was the stomping ground for the 2-10-0 \"Elephants,\" the largest steam engines ever used in Switzerland. But when the decision was made to electrify the route, the Elephants were replaced by Crocodiles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo conquer the Gotthard's tight turns and steep grades, Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM) designed a freight locomotive in three articulated sections: a double-ended center section housing two engineer's stations, twin pantographs, and the huge high voltage transformer; and two end sections, each with two electric motors powering a single jackshaft that transmitted power to the 53\" drivers, using steam-locomotive-type drive rods. The jackshaft drive was dictated by the motors available at the time, which were too large to be truck-mounted as in later designs. The nickname \"crocodile\" (krokodil in German) arose from the engine's long articulated \"snouts.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the 33 first-generation engines built in 1919-21, the powered jackshaft drove a main rod that was connected to both the first set of drivers and a second idler jackshaft. The 18 second-generation crocodiles, built in 1925-26, used a simpler arrangement with the powered jackshaft driving a main rod connected to the third set of drivers. In Swiss parlance, the two generations of engines were designated Ce 6\/8II and Ce 6\/8III (C for their speed range, maximum 40 mph (\"A\" being the fastest); e for electric; 6 indicating 6 driven axles; 8 signifying 8 axles total). Many were upgraded in the 1940s and '50s, raising their top speed to 47 mph and changing their class designation to Be 6\/8. All crocodiles were delivered in brown paint, but many were later repainted green. Initial practice was to run with both pantographs raised, but some engines were later refitted with improved pans that allowed single-pantograph operation. The hugely successful Crocodiles ruled the Gotthard route into the 1950s, when they were displaced by newer power. Many worked into the 1970s on less strenuous routes and switching, and several have been preserved.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor American modelers, the Crocodile is perhaps the single most recognizable European locomotive, having been imported as a MÑrklin model in several scales since the 1930s. Like the Lionel Santa Fe F3, the MÑrklin HO Crocodile was a top of the line model that many boys of the 1950s and '60s dreamed of, but few actually owned. If you were one of those boys (or even if you weren't), this new Premier model offers the chance to own the most detailed, smoothest running O gauge model of this iconic mountain goat ever made, available in both the original dual-jackshaft version and the later single-jackshaft style.\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

MTH 20-5735-1 - CE 6/8 II Crocodile Electric Engine "Brown" w/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

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Product Specification:
  • Road Name: Brown
  • Road Number: 
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Sept. 2019
$ 809.96 $ 899.95
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
  • Intricately Detailed Die-Cast Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides & Pilots
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Motorized Operating Pantographs
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:45 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 17 9/16" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Operates On O-54 Curves 
Diesel 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 Panto Auto/Manual
  • F13 Front Panto Up/Down
  • F14 Rear Panto Up/Down
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1
  • F17 Extended Start-up
  • F18 Extended Shut-down
  • F19 Train Marker
  • F20 Country Selection
  • 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

In a country famous for mountain railroading, the Gotthard route is the greatest challenge, the one by which the Swiss Federal Railways measures its locomotives. Constructed at a cost of more than 200 lives, the Gotthard line snakes its way around spiral tunnels, across more than a thousand bridges and open passages, and through narrow mountain valleys, culminating in a 2.6% climb to the 9-mile-long Goddard Tunnel - the longest in the world when it was opened in 1882. The Gotthard was the stomping ground for the 2-10-0 "Elephants," the largest steam engines ever used in Switzerland. But when the decision was made to electrify the route, the Elephants were replaced by Crocodiles.

To conquer the Gotthard's tight turns and steep grades, Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works (SLM) designed a freight locomotive in three articulated sections: a double-ended center section housing two engineer's stations, twin pantographs, and the huge high voltage transformer; and two end sections, each with two electric motors powering a single jackshaft that transmitted power to the 53" drivers, using steam-locomotive-type drive rods. The jackshaft drive was dictated by the motors available at the time, which were too large to be truck-mounted as in later designs. The nickname "crocodile" (krokodil in German) arose from the engine's long articulated "snouts."

In the 33 first-generation engines built in 1919-21, the powered jackshaft drove a main rod that was connected to both the first set of drivers and a second idler jackshaft. The 18 second-generation crocodiles, built in 1925-26, used a simpler arrangement with the powered jackshaft driving a main rod connected to the third set of drivers. In Swiss parlance, the two generations of engines were designated Ce 6/8II and Ce 6/8III (C for their speed range, maximum 40 mph ("A" being the fastest); e for electric; 6 indicating 6 driven axles; 8 signifying 8 axles total). Many were upgraded in the 1940s and '50s, raising their top speed to 47 mph and changing their class designation to Be 6/8. All crocodiles were delivered in brown paint, but many were later repainted green. Initial practice was to run with both pantographs raised, but some engines were later refitted with improved pans that allowed single-pantograph operation. The hugely successful Crocodiles ruled the Gotthard route into the 1950s, when they were displaced by newer power. Many worked into the 1970s on less strenuous routes and switching, and several have been preserved.

For American modelers, the Crocodile is perhaps the single most recognizable European locomotive, having been imported as a MÑrklin model in several scales since the 1930s. Like the Lionel Santa Fe F3, the MÑrklin HO Crocodile was a top of the line model that many boys of the 1950s and '60s dreamed of, but few actually owned. If you were one of those boys (or even if you weren't), this new Premier model offers the chance to own the most detailed, smoothest running O gauge model of this iconic mountain goat ever made, available in both the original dual-jackshaft version and the later single-jackshaft style.

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