Prototype Information: The General Motors Locomotive Group (GMLG) Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD70MAC is one of the most common locomotives plying the rails today. Originally introduced in late 1993 with an order for the Burlington Northern, the production now totals over 900 units, exceeding the combined production of the SD80MAC and SD90MAC locomotives by over 300 units. At this time, the SD70MAC, in all of its versions, has been operated by six different railroads in a total of eight different paint schemes. The railroads that operate this locomotive span from East to West and from Mexico to Alaska! Model Information: These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks. (On the prototype, this truck evolved from the HT-C trucks found on the SD40-2 through SD60 and features radial steering capability). Additionally, the models will feature walkway-mounted, lighted ditch lights! Handrails will be made of a paintable material so modelers can easily add white end railings. Model Features: Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted number boards Kato magnetic knuckle coupler DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation Drop in DCC compatible with the Digitrax DN163K1B or Train Control Systems K1D4
The GG1, one of the PRR's most famous and recognizable locomotives, is also one of the most curiously designed. Technically two locomotives under one shell (a "G" class locomotive is a 4-6-0 by PRR specification, therefore the GG1 was two "G" locomotives in a 4-6-0:0-6-4 arrangement) - this added up to a 4.6k horsepower locomotive that was staggeringly powerful, even by today's standards. Designed in the 20's, built in 30's and not retired until the 80's, the GG1 had an incredible lifespan and survives today as a testament to its time in both its unique Loewy-design and overwhelming performance. The Tuscan Red five-stripe paint scheme was, for all intents and purposes, exactly the same as the more common Brunswick green "Modified Loewy" paint scheme, though obviously substituting a car-matching Tuscan red color for the darker Green paint. This paint scheme was introduced in 1952 and in the end was worn by 10 of the GG1s in service on the PRR.
PRR Units are designed to accompany the Kato Broadway Limited Blackened metal Pantographs Able to go through an 249mm (9 ?") radius S-Curve Shock absorber construction gives even traction and performance, even on the roughest track Powerful mechanism able to pull a full 15 car Broadway Ltd. Consist up a 4% grade Illuminated + Directional Class lights, headlight, and number boards DCC Friendly mechanism, compatible with the specially designed DN163K1D or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
706 Features: -Rail chief - Ready to run HO scale (1:87) electric train set.-47'' X 38'' oval of snap fit E-Z track.-Signal bridge.-36 miniature figures.-24 telephone poles.-48 railroad and street signs.-Power pack, and speed controller.-Recommended for ages 14 and up. Includes: -130 Piece set includes EMD GP40 diesel locomotive with operating headlight, open quad hopper car, gondola car, plug-door box car, and off-center caboose. Warranty: -Limited lifetime warranty on Locomotive.
Kato USA, Inc.
Kato USA, Inc.