2021 Product Spotlight - RailKing Uncataloged SW1500 Diesel Locomotives

Available Items

30-20831-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Cleveland Works Railway

30-20835-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20836-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20837-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20838-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Long Island

30-20840-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Cleveland Works Railway

30-20841-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Republic Steel

30-20842-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Republic Steel

30-20852-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Weirton Steel

30-20853-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Weirton Steel

30-20854-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Weirton Steel

30-20855-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Weirton Steel

30-20856-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis

30-20857-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis

30-20858-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Indian Harbor Belt

30-20859-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Indian Harbor Belt

30-20860-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • AK Steel

30-20879-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis

30-20880-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Indian Harbor Belt

30-20881-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Louisville & Nashville

30-20882-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Louisville & Nashville

30-20883-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Elgin, Joliet & Eastern

30-20884-1

O Gauge RailKing SW1500 Diesel Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Elgin, Joliet & Eastern

M.T.H. Electric Trains is producing a series of RailKing O Gauge SW-1500 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.

SW-1500 Diesel Locomotives Offerings By Retailer

Dixie Union Station

30-20860-1 AK Steel

Mr. Muffin's

30-20881-1 and 30-20882-1 Louisville & Nashville

30-20883-1 and 30-20884-1 Elgin, Joliet & Eastern

Patrick's Trains

30-20852-1 and 30-20853-1 and 30-20854-1 and 30-20855-1 Weirton Steel

Public Delivery Track

30-20856-1 and 30-20857-1 and 30-20879-1 Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis

30-20858-1 and 30-20859-1 and 30-20880-1 Indiana Harbor Belt

Stockyard Express

30-20831-1 and 30-20840-1 Cleveland Works Railway

30-20841-1 and 30-20842-1 Republic Steel

Trainworld

30-20835-1 and 30-20836-1 and 30-20837-1 and 30-20838-1Long Island

ABOUT THE RAILKING O GAUGE SW1500 DIESEL SWITCHER

The end-cab switcher was the advance guard of the diesel revolution, working its way onto Class 1 rosters before road diesels were even considered. Compared with the 0-6-0 and 0-8-0 steamers they replaced, the advantages of diesel switchers were obvious: near-instant start-up and shut down, compared with building a fire and later dumping the ashes; and 360-degree visibility in the chaos of the yards and industrial settings where switchers typically worked. From the engineer’s point of view, the new diesels were cleaner, safer, and easier to operate.

At 1500 horsepower, the SW1500 was the last and most powerful of EMD’s SW line of switchers, which traced its roots back to the SW1 of 1939 — when "S" stood for six hundred horsepower, "W" stood for welded frame, and the pre-GM company name was Electro-Motive Corporation. The SW 1500 and its 1000 hp sibling, the SW1000, were the first switchers delivered with EMD’s second-generation model 645 diesel motor. Visually, the only difference between the two was the second exhaust stack on the SW1500 for its 12-cylinder prime mover.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • 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: 11 3/4” x 2 1/2” x 4”
  • Operates On O-27 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 Clickety Clack (On/Off)
  • F13 Idle Sequence 4
  • 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