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MTH 80-3237-1, HO Scale PRR K4s 4-6-2 w Proto-Sound 3.0, #5497


Available on backorder

Expected Sep. 2016
MSRP: $499.95


These MTH PRR K4s Locomotives are expected from MTH in September of 2016. Pre-order your locomotive now and we will not charge your card until the loco has come in and we are ready to ship it to you. 

MTH HO Scale K4s 4-6-2 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 – Pennsylvania (1928), Cab #5497

MTH Item #80-3237-1

Product Features

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • RP25 Metal Wheels
  • Interchangeable RP25 Metal Drive Wheels w/o Traction Tires
  • Sprung Drivers
  • Operating Kadee Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Operating Firebox Glow
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar w/Close Coupling Option
  • Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
  • 1:87 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:11 1/2″ x 1 3/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Operates On 18″ Radius 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 track at the same time.
  • When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:

Function Listing:

  • (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) Clickety-Clack auto/off

A Short History:

On perhaps the greatest railroad ever, no steam locomotive was more revered than the legendary Pennsylvania K-4s Pacific. Evolving from a program begun in 1914 to develop heavy freight and passenger classes utilizing common boiler designs, the K-4s was an instant success. From 1917 to 1928, a total of 425 units were built at the Juanita and Baldwin Shops.

The 4-6-2 K-4s became the Pennsylvania’s principal passenger hauler, possessing a consummate blend of speed and power. Often double headed on east coast limiteds in front of a Pullman consist, the K-4s was a common and beautiful sight on the Pennsylvania’s rails, and became synonymous with that railroad’s steam power.

Later, after World War II concluded, the Pennsy’s needs changed and the K-4’s appearance underwent a series of changes to better serve those needs. The most apparent changes showed up on the 1947 Postwar or Modern version of the K-4 and included a solid drop-coupler pilot, repositioned boiler front headlight and the addition of a steam generator below the headlight.

M.T.H. Electric Trains is proud to return the Prewar 1927 version and an all-new 1947 Postwar rendition of this magnificent steam locomotive to life in all die-cast construction. Featuring all of the craftsmanship and detail that make an M.T.H. steam locomotive the industry’s best value, your K-4s will quickly find a home on your layout or in your collection for years to come.

Did You Know? No. 1737 was the first K-4 produced for the Pennsylvania Railroad. No. 1361, formerly displayed at Horseshoe Curve currently resides in Scranton, Pennsylvania and is being rebuilt at Steamtown.


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