Delivered Aug. 2013
FP45 Diesel Engine With Proto-Sound 3.0 - Santa Fe
First appeared in:
2013 Volume 1
Designed in 1967 at the request of the Santa Fe, the FP45 was basically an SDP45 road switcher with a streamlined cab unit body. The "P" in FP45 indicated a passenger diesel with a steam generator for train heat. Having a sleeker, more aerodynamic look than a road switcher, the FP45 blended better with its passenger consists; the fully enclosed body also reduced wind resistance and allowed the crew to perform troubleshooting and minor maintenance on the road.
Purchased for passenger service by the Santa Fe and the Milwaukee Road, the 3600 hp FP45s replaced first-generation E-unit and F-unit diesel sets and eventually found themselves handling freight duties as well. By 1971, the units remaining in passenger service were working exclusively for Amtrak. A sister engine, the F45, was bought for freight-only service by the Santa Fe, Great Northern, and Burlington Northern.
Having first appeared in the M.T.H. Premier Line in 1997, the FP45 joined the RailKing Scale diesel lineup in 2005. Built to 1/48 scale proportions and now outfitted with Proto-Sound 3.0, the FP45 includes all the features that make RailKing Scale locomotives one of the best values in model railroading.
Intricately Detailed ABS BodyMetal ChassisDie-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel TankMetal Handrails and Decorative Horn(2) Engineer Cab FiguresAuthentic Paint SchemeMetal Wheels, Axles and Gears(2) Remote Controlled Proto-CouplersPrototypical Rule 17 LightingDirectionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped MotorsOperating Smoke UnitOnboard DCC Receiver1:48 Scale ProportionsLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects Unit Measures:18 1/2" x 2 9/16" x 4" Operates On O-31 Curves Diesel DCC Features Headlight/TaillightBell Horn Start-up/Shut-down Passenger Station/Freight Yard Announcements Lights (except head/tail)Master Volume Front Coupler Rear Coupler Forward Signal Reverse Signal Grade Crossing Idle Sequence 3 Idle Sequence 2 Idle Sequence 1 Extended Start-up Extended Shut-down Rev Up Rev Down One Shot Doppler Coupler Slack Coupler Close Single Horn Blast Engine SoundsBrake SoundsCab ChatterFeature Reset Smoke On/Off Smoke Volume