MTH® RailKing® SW8 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound® 3.0 Erie Lackawanna #366, O Gauge

Item #: 74749
Super Buy Price! $369.95

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MTH® RailKing® SW8 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound® 3.0 Erie Lackawanna #366, O Gauge


EMD's 800-hp SW-8s and 1,200-hp SW-9s both debuted in 1950, marking the next stage in the evolution of one of railroading's longest-lived diesel families. The first SW-class engine, the 600-hp SW1, appeared in 1939, and the SW units remained in the EMD catalog until the 1,000-hp SW-1000 was finally retired in 1986. With the "SW" in the name denoting that the engine was built for switching duties, it never needed the high horsepower ratings of road diesels. They could be paired with cab-less "calf" units in the classic cow and calf configuration if a particular job needed more power.

These boxy little workhorses return to the M.T.H. RailKing lineup in a new variety of road names. As with all RailKing diesel engines, each is available with the exciting Proto-Sound 3.0 system for unprecedented value and fun. As switch locomotives, the SWs are perfect for yard duty thanks to their incredible slow-speed performance - performance governed by M.T.H.'s industry-leading Proto-Speed speed control system. No other switchers can creep so slow or uncouple cars from front or rear without additional equipment. If you've got a transformer with a whistle and bell button, you've got the best switcher you can buy today.

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body

  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank

  • Metal Chassis

  • Metal Handrails and Horn

  • Authentic Paint Scheme

  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears

  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers

  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting

  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight

  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors

  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder

  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments

  • 1:48 Scale Proportions

  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects

  • O Gauge 3-Rail

  • Operates On O-27 Curves Diesel DCC Features

  • Unit Measures: 12” x 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

  • WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to:www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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