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O Scale Premier Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado w/ Proto-Sound 2.0

O Scale Premier Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado w/ Proto-Sound 2.0

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Like new, tested and serviced. New BCR installed to ensure reliable operations. Excellent condition with fine detail. Beautiful locomotive complete with original box, packing and manual. See pictures for details.

One of the most successful steam engines of all time, the 2-8-2 was produced in the U.S. for 14 years before it was ordered by a U.S. railroad. It earned its nickname "Mikado" (after the popular Gilbert & Sullivan opera set in Japan) in 1897 when Baldwin produced an order for Nippon Railway of Japan, and the name stuck even after American railroads began to use it in 1901. When the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) temporarily centralized the railroads and standardized locomotive design during World War I, the Mikado, or "Mike" as it was often called, made up the bulk of the fleet. The USRA had the American, Baldwin, and Lima plants build 1,856 locomotives representing eight different wheel arrangements to help with heavy wartime traffic; 858 of those were Mikes. These standardized Mikado (625 of a light version and 233 heavy ones) were so successful that the railroads themselves ordered many duplicates of the USRA design after control was returned to the roads. 

- Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Bodies - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittman Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating Proto Smoke System - Operates On O-42 Curves - Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects 

2-8-2 USRA Mikado Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Nickel Plate Road

Cab No. 599

Roadname: Nickel Plate Road
Product Item Number: 
Catalog: AZ 2001 Volume 1
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status: 
Delivered MAR. 2001
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.
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