HO Challenger Steam Locomotive Returns To M.T.H. Lineup

June 21, 2013 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has begun shipping its 4-6-6-4 Challenger die-cast HO steam engine. A total of six paint schemes 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.

CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS:


AVAILABLE IN

Item No. 80-3200-1 Union Pacific (Two-Tone Gray w/Silver Stripes, Cab No. 3978) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3200-5 Union Pacific (Two-Tone Gray w/Silver Stripes, Cab No. 3978) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3201-1 Union Pacific (Two-Tone Gray w/Yellow Stripes, Cab No. 3979) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3201-5 Union Pacific (Two-Tone Gray w/Yellow Stripes, Cab No. 3979) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3202-1 Union Pacific (Black, Cab No. 3975) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3202-5 Union Pacific (Black, Cab No. 3975) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3203-1 Union Pacific (Black, Cab No. 3973) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3203-5 Union Pacific (Black, Cab No. 3973) 4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3204-1 Clinchfield (Cab No. 674) 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3204-5 Clinchfield (Cab No. 674) 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3205-1 Denver & Rio Grande (Cab No. 3804) 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3205-5 Denver & Rio Grande (Cab No. 3804) 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

WHERE TO BUY

Each of the above HO items can be ordered through any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.