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MTH80-2148-1 HO Pennsylvania Tuscan 1-Stripe GG-1 w/ PS 3.0

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  • Model: MTH8021481
  • Shipping Weight: 5lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: MTH - Mike's Train House

Product Line: MTH HO
Roadname: Pennsylvania
Shipping Date: DEC. 2012
GG-1 Electric with Proto-Sound 3.0 - Pennsylvania (Tuscan Single-Stripe)

Cab No. 4907
Product Number: 80-2148-1
M.S.R.P. $ 469.95

First appeared in: 2011 HO Volume 1

For more than two decades, the Pennsylvania Railroad experimented with locomotive designs in search of a high-speed, mainline passenger electric. That search ended in 1934 with the GG1, a cooperative effort by the PRR, Baldwin, Westinghouse, and General Electric, based largely on neighbor New Haven's successful EP3 juice jack. Industrial designer Raymond Loewy cleaned up the original riveted body to create a design that looked contemporary for half a century.

The GG1 fleet hustled passenger traffic of all types along the Pennsy's multi-track raceway from New York to Washington and west to Harrisburg, including the famed Congressional and Broadway Limited. With 18 Pullmans in tow, a GG1 could hit 100 mph. Regeared for freight service and run as double-headers, a pair of GG1s delivered about the same tractive effort as a Union Pacific Big Boy, with virtually no noise, no smoke, much less wear on the track, and significantly less maintenance. Many GG1s racked up more than five million miles of service, outlasting the railroad that built them and serving its two successors, the Penn Central and Conrail. If there were a Locomotive Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 would surely be one of the first inductees.

Add this fully die-cast Hall of Famer to your layout as a complete set or in one or more authentic PRR liveries, featuring station sounds for Pennsy name trains, smooth performance at any speed from a crawl to full throttle, a powerful 12-Volt 5-Pole precision skew-Wound flywheel equipped motor to rival the prototype, and pantographs that automatically raise and lower according to the direction of travel.

Automatic Pantograph Operation Explained

Users operating the GG-1 in conventional mode will find that by depressing the transformer's direction button to stop the locomotive, the rear pantograph will remain in the up position while the lead pantograph slowly rises up. Once the lead pantograph is in its up position, the rear pantograph will slowly lower into the down position. At this point another press of the direction button will cause the locomotive to reverse making the lead pantograph now the rear pantograph and in the up position.

In command operation two operating modes will be offered; auto and manual. Auto mode will behave similar to conventional mode with the rear pantograph in the up position when moving. The up and down movement of the pantograph will be direction controlled using the DCS Digital Command Control System. In Manual mode, the user will have to raise and lower both pantographs via the DCS System or any 28-Function DCC system as they wish regardless of directional state.
Die-Cast Body
Authentic Paint Scheme & Cab Numbers
RP-25 Metal Wheels Mounted On Metal Axles
Constant Voltage, Directional Headlights
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Remotely Controlled, Directionally Activated Operating Pantographs
Detailed Truck Sides
Detailed Cab Interior
Powerful 12-Volt 5-Pole Precision Skew-Wound Flywheel Equipped Motor
(2) Scale Kadee Compatible Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers
(2) User-Installed Kadee Magnetic Couplers
Decorative Metal Horn
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
On-Board DCC Receiver
Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail Curves

Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives can be controlled in command mode with any DCC compliant command control system. While the user won't have access to all of the incredible features of Proto-Sound 3.0, independent control over the locomotive is possible. This means you can continue to use your existing DCC controller to independently control your other DCC equipped locomotives in addition to your Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive on the same track at the same time.

When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:

F0 Headlight
F1 Bell
F2 Whistle/Horn
F3 Start Up/Shut Down
F4 Rear Coupler
F5 Front Coupler
F6 Engine Sounds On/Off
F7 Sound Volume
F8 Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Grade Crossing Signal
F12 Cab Light On/Off
F13 Extended Start Up
F14 Extended Shut Down
F15 Rev Up
F16 Rev Down
F17 Coupler Slack Sound
F18 Coupler Close
F19 One-Shot Doppler
F20 Feature Reset
F21 Idle Sequence 1
F22 Idle Sequence 2
F23 Idle Sequence 3
F24 Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
F25 Brakes Auto/Off
F26 Cab Chatter Auto/Off
F27 Clickety-Clack Auto/Off
F28 Coupler Slack Sound
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:11 5/16" x 1 3/8" x 2 7/16"
Operates On 18" Radius Curves

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 15 December, 2012.