This sleek steamer defines the quiet elegance of the Tinplate Traditions line. The Ives #1134 is one of the largest Standard Gauge steam locomotives ever. The 1134 was patterned after the Baltimore & Ohio's 4-4-0 President Washington, but the wheel designation chosen on the model was 4-4-2.
The styling of the engine captured the very essence of American steam engines, but the lack of purity in the castings of the original Ives releases threatened the lifespan of the beautifully crafted locomotive. With its stamped steel body, baked enamel finish and metal wheels and axles, durability is not a problem for this M.T.H. model.
Today, the 1134 returns to M.T.H.'s Tinplate Traditions lineup ans sports, just beneath the graceful lines of the tinplate boiler, the excitement of Proto-Sound 2.0 whose revolutionary electronics control a smooth-running chassis capable of running at just a few scale miles per hour. Cracking open the throttle and bringing the locomotive forward releases the first blasts of smoke from the engine's stack enhanced with the realistic sounds of chuffing. As the engine picks up speed one notices that each huge puff of smoke is timed to the driver's revolutions. The wail of the whistle and the clang of the bell further stimulate the senses until the realization that the flash and color of yesteryear is but a faded memory when compared to a Proto-Sound 2.0 equipped Tinplate Traditions locomotive.
Pair this distunguished steamer with a matching 418 Series Passenger Set by M.T.H. Each car boasts operating metal latch couplers, beautiful metal trim and all-metal construction.
Did You Know? The early #1134 Ives Steamer had its bell behind the smokestack rather than mounted on the boiler front as it is today.