Product Spotlight - HO Challenger

Available Items

80-3200-1

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3200-5

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ (3-Rail)
  • Union Pacific

80-3201-1

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3201-5

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ (3-Rail)
  • Union Pacific

80-3202-1

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3202-5

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ (3-Rail)
  • Union Pacific

80-3203-1

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

80-3203-5

4-6-6-4 Challenger (Oil Burner) Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ (3-Rail)
  • Union Pacific

80-3204-1

4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Clinchfield

80-3204-5

4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+ (3-Rail)
  • Clinchfield

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.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • 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 Skew-Wound Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Wireless Drawbar w/Close Coupling Option
  • (2) Scale Operating Kadee Couplers
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Sprung Drive Wheels
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke® System
  • Locomotive Speed Control
  • Locomotive Cab To Tender Deck Plate
  • Detailed Tender Undercarriage
  • Real Coal Load
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Interchangeable Traction Tire-Equipped Drive Wheels
  • On-Board DCC Receiver
  • Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail 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
    • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
    • Unit Measures:15 3/8” x 1 3/8” x 1 9/16”
    • Operates On 18" Radius Curves