Available Items

80-3292-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3293-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3294-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3295-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3296-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3297-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 S-2 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Nickel Plate Road

80-3288-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 N-1 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pere Marquette

80-3289-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 N-1 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pere Marquette

80-3290-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 N-1 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pere Marquette

80-3291-1

HO Scale MTH HO 2-8-4 N-1 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pere Marquette

HO Berkshire Steam Locomotive With Smoking Whistle Ships

October 8, 2020 - The M.T.H. Berkshire steam locomotive with our all-new steaming quillable whistle in HO scale has arrived and is now shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers. One of many features of the onboard Proto-Sound 3.0 Digital Sound and Command Control package, the whistle feature can be triggered using the DCS Digital Command System or any DCC Controller's F7 Function.

The Nickel Plate’s 2-8-4 Berkshires belonged to one of steam’s finest family trees. The first 2-8-4, Lima Locomotive Works A-1, inaugurated the superpower era in 1925. A four-wheel trailing truck allowed the A-1 to have a larger firebox and boiler, producing a combination of power and speed never seen before in a steam locomotive. Initially tested on the Boston and Albany Railroad, the new wheel arrangement was dubbed the Berkshire after the mountain range it conquered on the B&A.

The Van Sweringen Berks re-join the M.T.H. lineup in 2020. The Nickel Plate version is modeled as it appeared in the 1950s, sporting illuminated number boards and a Mars light added above the headlight. While these are not the first HO models of these iconic steamers, we believe they are surely the best, with superb detailing, die cast construction for great pulling power, synchronized puffing smoke, steady speeds down to three scale miles per hour, and great sounds that include the actual bell and whistle from restored No. 765.

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product features

  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Detailed Locomotive Trucks
  • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Whistle
  • RP25 Metal Wheels
  • Sprung Drivers
  • (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
  • Operating Kadee-Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Marker Lights
  • Operating LED Numberboard Lights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Skew-Wound Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Quillable Steaming Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:87 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 15 3/8" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
  • Operates On 18" Radius Curves

    Steam DCC Features

  • F0 Head/Tail light
  • F1 Bell
  • F2 Horn
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down
  • F4 PFA
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume
  • F7 Quillable Steaming Whistle
  • F8 Rear Coupler
  • F9 Forward Signal
  • F10 Reverse Signal
  • F11 Grade Crossing
  • F12 Smoke On/Off
  • F13 Smoke Volume
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1
  • F17 Extended Start-up
  • F18 Extended Shut-down
  • F19 Labor Chuff
  • F20 Drift Chuff
  • F21 One Shot Doppler
  • F22 Coupler Slack
  • F23 Coupler Close
  • F24 Single Horn Blast
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset