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MTH #80-2188-1 F-3 A/B Set With Proto-Sound 3.0 - Union Pacific

MTH #80-2188-1  F-3 A/B Set With Proto-Sound 3.0 - Union Pacific
  • Manufacture: Model Train Specials
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: 80-2188-1
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $389.99
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From 1942-1945, Electro Motive Division's F-unit was the only road freight diesel built in America. While the War Production Board limited competitors Alco and Baldwin to diesel switcher and steam locomotive production during World War II, EMD's 1,350 hp FT became a runaway best-seller. By war's end, Electro Motive had a lead over its competitors that would last until they closed their doors.

With production restrictions lifted and the U.S. economy humming with pent-up demand, railroads clamored for new diesels to replace a steam fleet exhausted by wartime traffic. In July 1946, EMD introduced a new model F-unit, the F3. Horsepower was upgraded to 1,500 and lessons learned on the FT gave the F3 better reliability and lower maintenance. Under the hood throbbed an improved 567-series V-12 engine. With 567 inches of displacement per cylinder, this same engine would power virtually the entire first generation of EMD diesel locomotives.

The F3 hit the market in an era when almost every boy in America wanted toy trains for Christmas, and F3 models quickly became a hot topic in letters to Santa. Such was the desire of railroads for publicity that model train manufacturer Lionel convinced the Santa Fe, the New York Central, and EMD to share the tooling costs for its top-of-the line F3. Even today, half a century later, the Santa Fe F-unit remains an icon of railroading to the American public.

M.T.H. is proud to offer the drama of this postwar locomotive in HO scale. The M.T.H. HO F-3 Diesel Sets include Proto-Sound 3.0 offering authentic EMD 567 prime mover sounds, first generation diesel horn and bell, crew station sounds, break sounds, and cab chatter. The F-3 features superb detailing that characterizes all M.T.H. HO diesels, with added-on details that include legible builder's plates, grab irons, multiple-unit hoses, rooftop lift rings, see-through rooftop fans, steam generator exhaust stack (for passenger versions), windshield wipers, and trucks with separately-applied spring hangers, brake cylinders, and air pipes.
Features
Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
Metal Chassis
Moveable Roof Fans
Metal Body Side Grilles
(2) Engineer Cab Figures In Each A Unit
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
RP25 Metal Wheels
(2) Operating Kadee Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
Lighted Cab Interior
Illuminated Number Boards
Lighted Marker Lights
Operating MARS Light
Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Balanced Motor
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
1:87 Scale Proportions

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 track at the same time.

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

    
    F0 Headlight
    F1 Bell
    F2 Whistle/Horn
    F3 Start Up/Shut Down
    F4 Rear Coupler
    F5 Front Coupler
    F6 Engine Sounds On/Off
    F7 Sound Volume
    F8 Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
    F9 Forward Signal
    F10 Reverse Signal
    F11 Grade Crossing Signal
    F12 Cab Light On/Off
    F13 Extended Start Up
    F14 Extended Shut Down
    F15 Rev Up
    F16 Rev Down
    F17 Coupler Slack Sound
    F18 Coupler Close
    F19 One-Shot Doppler
    F20 Feature Reset
    F21 Idle Sequence 1
    F22 Idle Sequence 2
    F23 Idle Sequence 3
    F24 Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
    F25 Brakes Auto/Off
    F26 Cab Chatter Auto/Off
    F27 Clickety-Clack Auto/Off
    F28 Coupler Slack Sound
    Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
    Unit Measures:13 7/8" x 1 7/16" x 2 3/8"
    Operates On 18" Radius Curves

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