2021 Product Spotlight - RailKing Uncataloged RS-1 Diesel Locomotives

Available Items

30-20868-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago & Western Indiana

30-20869-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

30-20870-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • SOO Line

30-20871-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • U.S. Army

30-20872-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • U.S. Army

30-20873-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Morristown & Erie

30-20874-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Morristown & Erie

30-20875-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Black River

30-20876-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Black River

30-20877-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Jersey Central

30-20878-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Jersey Central

30-20894-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20928-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chesapeake & Ohio

30-20929-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chesapeake & Ohio

30-20930-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Grand Trunk

30-20931-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Rock Island

30-20943-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20932-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Duluth South Shore & Atlantic

30-20933-1

O Gauge RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Duluth South Shore & Atlantic

M.T.H. Electric Trains is producing a series of RailKing O Gauge RS-1 diesel locomotives for select M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in 2021. Many of the limited production paint schemes are available in two unique cab numbers and are only available from the M.T.H. Authorized Retailers who ordered them. You can review each retailer's offerings below or see the entire list to the left.

RS-1 Diesel Locomotives Offerings By Retailer

Berwyn's Toy Trains

30-20930-1 Grand Trunk

30-20931-1 Rock Island

Dixie Union Station

30-20928-1 and 30-20929-1 Chesapeake & Ohio

Mr. Muffin's

30-20868-1 Chicago & Western Indiana

30-20869-1 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

30-20870-1 SOO Line

Patrick's Trains

30-20932-1 and 30-20933-1 Duluth South Shore & Atlantic

30-20877-1 and 30-20878-1 Jersey Central

30-20871-1 and 30-20872-1 U.S. Army

Public Delivery Track

30-20875-1 and 30-20876-1 Morristown & Erie

30-20873-1 and 30-20874-1 Morristown & Erie

Trainworld

30-20894-1 and 30-20943-1 Long Island

ABOUT THE ALCO RS-1 DIESEL ENGINE

The American Locomotive Company pioneered the multi-purpose "road switcher" design in 1941 with its 1000 hp RS-1. Alco's designers added a second, shorter hood to a basic switcher to make room for a steam boiler for passenger train heat. The short hood also afforded the crew additional accident protection. Smoother-riding trucks made the RS-1 suitable for the higher road speeds that would be daunting in a typical switcher. Although EMD's later GP7 and GP9 sold better and really established the road switcher as a universal locomotive, the RS-1 had the longest production run of any American-made diesel. The last new RS-1 left Alco's shops in 1960.

Interestingly, the first two years of RS-1 production went to the military. The 13 units that had been delivered to American railroads were requisitioned from their owners, and, along with 144 additional engines, were sent to Iran, Russia, and U.S. Army posts. These RS-1s were fitted with three-axle trucks to make them suitable for lighter rail on overseas roads. A group that plied the Trans-Iranian Railroad became known as "the diesels that saved Russia" because they brought in food and other supplies after the Luftwaffe had crippled Russian shipping. These engines later became the prototype for Russia's own early diesels.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 14” x 2 1/2” x 4”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves Diesel 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 Front Coupler
  • 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 Rev Up
  • F20 Rev Down
  • 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