February 21, 2015 - M.T.H.'s RailKing Imperial Line O Scale Decapod 2-10-0 steam locomotives are now in stock at your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer. Check out the locomotive's details by clicking the video icon to the left to see it in action.
By the 1910s, the Pennsylvania Railroad was hauling coal and ore by the tons, and it sought a more efficient way to do so than double-heading 2-8-2 engines. Thus was born the monstrous I Class 2-10-0 Decapod. It dwarfed all previous 2-10-0s, weighing in at 386,100 pounds, with a power output 41% higher and steam consumption 12% lower than the Mikados that were previously assigned to coal and ore duty. Pennsy heartily approved of the new design and ultimately had the Baldwin and Juniata shops build 598 Class I1s.
These hulking engines were designed specifically for use in the mountainous Allegheny region of western Pennsylvania, and they hauled freight through that area like nothing the PRR had seen before. The typical assignment called for two Decapods at each end of every freight train, and despite their enormous size and weight, they were allowed to move at up to fifty miles per hour.
M.T.H. is proud to bring the ground-shaking power of the Pennsylvania 2-10-0 to your railroad with Proto-Sound 3.0 and an all-new wireless drawbar.
- Die-Cast Metal Chassis
- Authentic Paint Scheme
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
- Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
- Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
- Decorative Metal Whistle
- Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
- Constant Voltage Headlight
- Die-Cast Truck Sides
- Operating Tender Back-up Light
- Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
- Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
- Engineer and Fireman Figures
- Real Coal Load
- Wireless Drawbar
- Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
- Unit Measures:21 9/16” x 2 1/2” x 3 3/4”
- Operates On O-31 Curves