HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1

HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1
HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1
HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1
HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1
HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1

HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1
Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis. Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body. Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures. (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers. Operating Kadee-Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler. Operating Tender LED Back-up Light. Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Skew-Wound Motor.

Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments. Wireless Drawbar w/Close Coupling Option. 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. 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 nations richest coalfields, it was still betting on the future of steam; as late as 1955, the N&W didnt 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&Ws 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&Ws home-grown team of designers and craftsmen at the roads 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 Pacifics Daylight GS-4 of the same wheel arrangement. Built in several groups between 1941 and 1950, a mere fourteen Js were able to handle 80% of the N&Ws passenger traffic, because their designers addressed one of steam powers key weaknesses: down time for maintenance and repairs. Equipped with Timken roller bearings on all axles and rods, Timken-designed lightweight pistons and rods, and an automatic lubrication system that reached more than 200 points including the bell bearings, the Js were designed to go a quarter-million miles between scheduled shop visits. Like a race car, they were engineered for quick pit stops: in less than an hour, a J could be fully serviced, lubricated, filled with coal and water and ready for its next dash over the roads 676-mile main line between Norfolk and Cincinnati, hauling the deluxe daylight Powhatan Arrow or the overnight Pocahontas.

Returning in 2017, our N&W J will be more fun to operate than any previous version of this magnificent locomotive, with its N&W whistle, passenger station announcements, synchronized chuff and puffing smoke, and speed control so smooth you wont spill the water in the diner. The item "HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1" is in sale since Friday, February 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "sell_sa" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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HO MTH Die-Cast Norfolk & Western J 2 Rail DC withDCC, Sound, Smoke 80-3266-1


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