Available Items

20-3863-1

O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • Boston & Albany

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O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • New York Central

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O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • New York Central

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O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • New York Central

20-3867-1

O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e PT Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • New York Central

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O Scale Premier 4-6-4 J-1e PT Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • New York Central

2023 Premier O Scale J-1e 4-6-4 Hudson Steam Locomotives Announced

October 25, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of 2023 Premier O Scale J-1e 4-6-4 Hudson Steam Locomotives Announced in three exciting configurations beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be available in limited production quantities and are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in June 2023.

In Thoroughbreds, Alvin Staufer and Edward May's definitive book on the New York Central Hudsons, Al summarizes the attraction of this engine in a few perhaps-biased but nonetheless eloquent words: "The Hudsons had it all: looks, performance, and timing. … [The] forte of all Hudsons was power at speed…. That [the NYC Hudson] was the first of her wheel arrangement in the United States matters not nearly as much as what she hauled and how she hauled it. The Hudsons were designed to haul the Great Steel Fleet on the Water Level Route [the NYC's raceway from New York to Chicago, home of the 20th Century Limited and the Empire State Express, and the bane of rival Pennsylvania Railroad, whose route lay over the Allegheny Mountains]. The Hudsons were a New York Central phenomenon. They were a special machine for that special road. They were synonymous with the best. They were the best."

Thanks to Joshua Lionel Cowen, the Hudson also holds a special place in the history of 3-rail O gauge. Lionel's 700E scale Hudson, manufactured from 1937 to 1942, set a standard of detail for 3-rail engines that was unmatched for nearly 50 years, until Jerry Williams and Mike Wolf began the trend toward scale detailing that continues today.

Like Lionel in 1937, we believe our model of this engine exemplifies the best in today's O scale locomotives. The legendary J1e returns to the Premier Line in 2023, upgraded with Proto-Sound 3.0’s quillable smoking whistle.

Check out each of the offerings in the list on the left.

Product Features

  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails, Whiste and Bell
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Firebox Glow
  • Operating LED Marker Lights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Steaming Quillable Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 27” x 2 1/2” x 3 7/8”
  • Operates On O-42 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 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