2013 Volume 1
Highlights From This Catalog
Premier engines are full O scale models, 1/48 the size of their prototypes. Because of this, they often require larger radius curves than comparable RailKing models. Premier engines are as detailed as we can reasonably make them, and feature a large number of added-on parts. On Premier steamers, for example, most piping is separately applied, whereas piping on RailKing steam engines is cast onto the boiler. While smoke is standard on virtually all M.T.H. steamers, only Premier and RailKing Scale and Imperial diesels feature smoke. Premier engines also have more elaborate lighting effects. RailKing models have less detail and are lower priced than their Premier counterparts. Unless otherwise noted, all RailKing engines will negotiate O-31 curves. While RailKing Scale engines are full O scale size, other RailKing engines may have smaller proportions than their prototypes, to make them appropriate for smaller traditional layouts with O-31 curves. RailKing Imperial models are our top-of-the-line RailKing engines, with features such as real coal loads and separately illuminated marker lamps.