M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing its third HO steam engine, a Southern Pacific GS-4 4-8-4, to M.T.H. authorized retailers in summer 2008. Available in a variety of versions in different schemes and cab numbers, the die-cast model comes fully equipped with Proto-Sound 3.0 digital sound and synchronized puffing smoke.
Operation modes include conventional analog DC with most DC power supplies, DCC command with any DCC controller and DCS command with M.T.H.’s DCS Digital Command System.
Kato Announces N Scale PRR GG1 for June 2008 Delivery
Kato Precision Railroad Models has announced an N scale PRR GG1 locomotive. Designed to accompany the Kato Broadway Limited passenger cars (coming soon). Initial release for June 2008 will be in the Brunswick Green 5 Stripe scheme #4935.
Loco will be DCC ready taking the same decoder as their mid-production N Scale SD40-2. According to Kato the GG1 will be able to pull a full 15 cars set of passenger cars up a 4% grade.