MTH Hiawatha Hudson w Ps1 and new Chassis 30-1171-1.
Fully service and tested. New BCR installed to ensure optimum operation. New MTH chassis and wheels installed due to known zinc rot issues with original wheels.
Includes original box, packing and manual with additional traction tires and smoke fluid.
Beautiful pristine condition with only test run time. See pictures for complete details.
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Inspired by intense competition for passenger service between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Milwaukee Road railroad looked to the American Locomotive Works to design the fastest streamlined locomotive of day. The result did not disappoint.
The Twin Cities Hiawatha was first headed by an oil burning 4-4-2. She was the first steam engine design created specifically for intense 100 mile per hour daily operations. Heavy haulage restrictions soon mandated that the 4-4-2s be replaced with bigger locomotives. Enter the F7 4-6-4 Hudson which was capable of even higher speeds.
Detailed with colorful Hiawatha livery and streamlined styling, the coal burning Hudson quickly became one of America's most famous locomotives. Despite its appearance, the Hiawatha, like all steam engines, proved unable to fight off the inevitable path of dieselisation and eventually faded from the scene in 1946. None were ever preserved.
Precision flywheel equipped motor for smooth operation
All metal wheels & gears
Electronic reversing unit
Electronic whistle and bell
Operating Proto-Smoke system
Die-cast engine and tender bodies
Transformer controlled magnetic coil operated coupler on tender
Detailed cab interior
ProtoSound system includes squeaking brakes and passenger sounds
Measures: (L) 22-1/2" X (W) 2-5/8" X (H) 3-3/4"
Minimum Curve: O-27