MTH 80-3150-1, HO, 4-8-4 J Class, Norfolk & Western #604, DCC & Proto Sound 3.0

Product Line: MTH HO Roadname: Norfolk & Western4-8-4 J Steam Locomotive w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Norfolk & Western
Cab Nos. 604 Product Number: 80-3150-1
WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED MTH DEALER. Features Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body Die-Cast Metal Chassis Authentic Paint Scheme & Cab Numbers RP-25 Metal Wheels Mounted On Metal Axles Operating Lighted Marker Lights Constant Voltage Headlight Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting Detailed Truck Sides Detailed Cab Interior Powerful 12 Volt Balanced 5-Pole Flywheel Equipped Motor (2) Kadee Compatible Scale Couplers Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell Decorative Metal Whistle Sprung Drive Wheels Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System Locomotive Speed Control Locomotive Cab To Tender Deck Plate Detailed Tender Undercarriage Interchangeable Traction Tire-Equipped Drive Wheels On-Board DCC Receiver Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail Curves

Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives can be controlled in command mode with any DCC compliant command control system. While the user won't have access to all of the incredible features of Proto-Sound 3.0, independent control over the locomotive is possible. This means you can continue to use your existing DCC controller to independently control your other DCC equipped locomotives in addition to your Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive on the same

When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:

(F0) Headlight on/off (F1) Bell on/off (F2) Whistle/Horn on/off (F3) Start-up/Shut-down (F4) PFA initiate and advance (F5) Cab Light on/off (F6) Engine Sounds on/off (F7) Volume low, med, high, off (F8) Smoke on/off (F9) Forward Signal Sound (F10) Reverse Signal Sound (F11) Coupler Slack Sound (F12) Grade Crossing (F13) One-Shot Doppler on/off (F14) Extended Start Up (F15) Extended Shut Down (F16) Labor Chuff (F17) Drift Chuff (F18) Smoke Volume low, med, high (F19) Single short whistle toot (F20) Coupler Close (F21) Feature Reset (F22) Idle Sequence 1 (F23) Idle Sequence 2 (F24) Idle Sequence 3 (F25) Idle Sequence 4 (F26) Brakes auto/off (F27) Cab Chatter auto/off (F28) 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

A visit to the Norfolk & Western in the early 1950s was like a scene from Jurassic Park: prehistoric beasts romping in their natural mountain habitat. At a time when other roads were letting their remaining steam engines rot away and giving them minimal service in dirty, dingy, soon-to-close facilities, the N&W was still running a first-class steam operation and even building new power. With its main line through some of the nation's richest coalfields, it was still betting on the future of steam; as late as 1955, the N&W didn't roster a single diesel. The majority of traffic was handled by what N&W fans call the "holy trinity of steam": the massive Y6 2-8-8-2; the articulated greyhound Class A; and the N&W's glamour girl, the streamlined Class J.

The Class J 4-8-4 was an engine of quiet superlatives. Handsome, powerful (5100 hp), and, as a test on the Pennsylvania Railroad proved, capable of hauling 15 cars at 110 mph, it was designed and styled not by one of the big three builders (ALCo, Baldwin, and Lima) or a famous designer like Raymond Loewy or Henry Dreyfuss, but by the N&W's home-grown team of designers and craftsmen at the road's Roanoke, Virginia shops. For power and quick acceleration through mountainous territory, and to make room for the largest possible boiler, they equipped the streamlined J with 70" drivers - unusually small for a 4-8-4 and fully 10" smaller than the Southern Pacific's Daylight GS-4 of the same wheel arrangement.

Built in several groups between 1941 and 1950, a mere fourteen J's were able to handle 80% of the N&W's passenger traffic, because their designers addressed one of steam power's key weaknesses: down time for maintenance and repairs. Equipped with Timken roller b...

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