HO Big Boy Steam Locomotive Returns To M.T.H. Lineup

Available Items

80-3206-1

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3206-5

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+
  • Union Pacific

80-3207-1

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3207-5

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+
  • Union Pacific

80-3208-1

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3208-5

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+
  • Union Pacific

80-3209-1

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3209-5

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+
  • Union Pacific

80-3210-1

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3210-5

4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Original) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+
  • Union Pacific

October 29, 2014 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has begun shipping its 4-8-8-4 Big Boy die-cast HO steam engine. A total of five different cab numbers are being offered in standard DC 2-Rail and AC/DC 3-Rail configurations. Each model comes equipped with the most advanced sound and operating system ever installed in HO scale. Command operators can choose DCC or DCS operation and unlock the richest set of features in model railRoading.

Operated in Conventional DC, DCC or DCS modes, M.T.H. Proto-Sound 3.0 HO engines feature incredibly smooth operation and the most amazing synchronized chuffing and smoking found in HO locomotives today. Each locomotive features a prototypically correct four chuffs and puffs, in time to the drivers' revolution. Controlled by sophisticated electronics, there are no mechanical parts that control the chuffing and puffing ensuring a smooth and quiet running chassis. 3-Rail Marklin modelers will find our Proto-Sound 3E+ models a worthy addition to their 3-Rail Stud Track layouts. Capable of operating on AC or DC power, these 3-rail locomotives feature a sliding shoe and NEM wheels and couplers. In addition to all the standard Proto-Sound 3.0 features, 3E+ models add Motorola command control decoders for a fourth operating mode and ensuring that an M.T.H. Proto-Sound 3E+ model is unmatched in features from any manufacturer.

Despite the incredible advances found in M.T.H. HO locomotives, we know that our locomotives must be seen and heard to be appreciated. You and your friends will be amazed as one of these immense articulated locomotives makes its way down your mainline. Listen to the drive trains go and in and out of snych with one another - just like the prototypes - and watch as the smoke puffs mimic the varying chuffs with equally synchronized and then unsynchronized puffs of smoke.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Authentic Paint Scheme & Cab Numbers
  • RP-25 Metal Wheels Mounted On Metal Axles
  • Operating Lighted Marker Lights
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Detailed Truck Sides
  • Detailed Cab Interior
  • Powerful Balanced 12-Volt 5-Pole Precision Skewed Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • (2) Kadee Compatible Scale Couplers
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Sprung Drive Wheels
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke® System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Locomotive Cab To Tender Deck Plate
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Detailed Tender Undercarriage
  • Real Coal Load
  • Interchangeable Traction Tire-Equipped Drive Wheels
  • On-Board DCC Receiver
  • Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail Curves
  • (2) Scale Operating Kadee Couplers
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Quillable Whistle With Freight Yard Proto-Effects Freight Yard Proto-Effects Quillable Whistle w/Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 18 11/16” X 1 9/16” X 2 1/4”
  • Operates On 18" Radius Curves

    Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives can be controlled in command mode with any DCC compliant command control system. While the user won't have access to all of the incredible features of Proto-Sound 3.0, independent control over the locomotive is possible. This means you can continue to use your existing DCC controller to independently control your other DCC equipped locomotives in addition to your Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive on the same track at the same time.

    When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:

     

  • (F0) Headlight on/off
  • (F1) Bell on/off
  • (F2) Whistle/Horn on/off
  • (F3) Start-up/Shut-down
  • (F4) PFA initiate and advance
  • (F5) Cab Light on/off
  • (F6) Engine Sounds on/off
  • (F7) Volume low, med, high, off
  • (F8) Smoke on/off
  • (F9) Forward Signal Sound
  • (F10) Reverse Signal Sound
  • (F11) Coupler Slack Sound
  • (F12) Grade Crossing
  • (F13) One-Shot Doppler on/off
  • (F14) Extended Start Up
  • (F15) Extended Shut Down
  • (F16) Labor Chuff
  • (F17) Drift Chuff
  • (F18) Smoke Volume low, med, high
  • (F19) Single short whistle toot
  • (F20) Coupler Close
  • (F21) Feature Reset
  • (F22) Idle Sequence 1
  • (F23) Idle Sequence 2
  • (F24) Idle Sequence 3
  • (F25) Idle Sequence 4
  • (F26) Brakes auto/off
  • (F27) Cab Chatter auto/off
  • (F28) Clickety-Clack auto/off