steam loco 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Union Pacific No.4014 Digital Sound

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steam loco 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Union Pacific No.4014 Digital Sound - Image 1
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  • Description
Brand
MTH
product type
steam loco
technical & model details
gauge Spur 0
power supply Gleichstrom
motor ja
flywheel ja
light Lichtwechsel nach US Vorbild, digital schaltbar
couplers Kadee Klauenkupplungen
interior details ja
interior lighting ja
running number 4014
Length 900
scale 1:48
Age notice nicht geeignet unter 14 Jahren
digital & sound
factory fitted Digital Sound
country
USA & Canada Union Pacific
era (continental)
era III
era IV
era V
era VI

Model: O gauge DCC. Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis, Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body, Die-Cast Metal Chassis, Authentic Paint Scheme, Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks, Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures, Painted Cab Backhead Gauges, Legible Builders Plates, Metal Handrails, Whiste and Bell, Tender Truck Chains, Metal Wheels and Axles, Kadee Coupler Mounting Pads, Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting, Constant Voltage LED Headlight, Operating LED Firebox Glow, Lighted LED Cab Interior, Operating Tender LED Back-up Light, Operating LED Emergency Backup Light, Powerful 7-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor, Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System, Steaming Quillable Whistle, Wireless Drawbar, 1:48 Scale Dimensions, Onboard DCC Sound Decoder Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable, Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
Unit Measures: 35 x 2 7/8 x 4 1/8, Operates On 54" Radius Curves.
Sound and DCC features: Headlight/Tail light, Bell, Whistle, Start-up/Shut-down, Passenger Station/Freight Yard Sounds, All Other Lights (On/Off, Master Volume, Front Coupler, Rear Coupler, Forward Signal, Reverse Signal, Grade Crossing, Smoke On/Off, Smoke Volume, Idle Sequence 3, Idle Sequence 2, Idle Sequence 1, Extended Start-up, Extended Shut-down, One Shot Doppler, Coupler Slack, Coupler Close, Single Horn Blast, Engine Sounds, Brake Sounds, Cab Chatter, Feature Reset, Labor Chuff, Drift Chuff

Prototype: Just months before Pearl Harbor, the American Locomotive Company delivered the first Big Boy to the Union Pacific Railroad. The UP's Department of Research and Mechanical Standards had designed the locomotive for a specific task: to pull a 3600-ton train unassisted over the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. While the Big Boy is often cited as the biggest steam locomotive ever built, in fact it is not. The Norfolk & Western's Y6 and A, the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range's Yellowstones, and the Chesapeake and Ohio's Alleghenys were all in the same league, and some exceeded the Big Boy's weight and power.
But in the battle for hearts and minds, the Big Boy won. Perhaps it was the name, simple and direct, scrawled on a locomotive under construction by an Alco shop worker. Maybe it was timing, as the Big Boys hit the road just when America needed symbols to rally around. Maybe the UP's publicity department just did a better job of telling the world what great equipment they had. Whatever the reason, the Big Boy captured the imagination of railfans and the American public over the ensuing years, perhaps more than any other steam engine. In many ways it is the symbolic locomotive of the American West, as big and powerful as the country it sped through.
Writer Henry Comstock beautifully described the Big Boy's place at the apex of steam engine history: "A Union Pacific 'Big Boy' was 604 tons and 19,000 cubic feet of steel and coal and water, poised upon 36 wheels spaced no wider apart than those of an automobile. That it could thunder safely over undulating and curved track at speeds in excess of 70 miles an hour was due in large measure to the efforts of two long-forgotten pioneers. As early as 1836, the basic system that held its wheels in equalized contact with the rails was patented by a Philadelphian named Joseph Harrison; and a French technical writer, Anatole Mallet, first thought to couple two driving units heel to toe below one boiler in 1874."
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M.T.H. Electric Trains ist bereits seit über 30 Jahren ein etablierter Hersteller aus den USA. Aus einem winzigen Ein-Mann-Betrieb hat sich M.T.H. im Laufe der Zeit durch zahlreiche Innovationen zu einem führenden, amerikanischen Modellbahnunternehmen entwickelt. Der Hauptsitz mit großem, eigenem Firmengebäude liegt in einem Außenbezirk von Washington D.C.
Im Laufe der Jahre wurden über 15.000 Artikel in vier Baugrößen entwickelt und produziert: 0, 1, H0 und Tinplate Standard. M.T.H. ist Mitinhaber von Produktionsstätten in Fernost, die ausschließlich für M.T.H. produzieren. Dadurch hat man eine bessere Kontrolle über Fertigungsprozesse und Qualitätssicherung als dies bei vielen anderen Herstellern der Fall ist, deren Produkte in den gleichen Betrieben produziert werden wie die der Mitbewerber.
Die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilung von M.T.H. hat zahlreiche Patente, wodurch die Produkte im Markt einzigartig sind. Es wird Wert auf höchste Qualität in der Modellnachbildung und bei den digitalen Klangeffekten und Steuerungsmöglichkeiten gelegt. Man hat ein eigenes Digital-System, das »Digital Command System« (DCS), entwickelt, das in der aktuellen Version auch mit dem europäischen System DCC bzw. bei H0 Wechselstrom mit Motorola kompatibel ist. Dadurch wird ein realistischer Bahnbetrieb mit viel Modellbahnspaß möglich.
M.T.H. ist auch für europäische Modellbahner interessant, da in den Spuren H0 und 0 auch europäische Loks und Wagen lieferbar sind, u.a. die Bayerische Schnellzugdampflok S 3/6 in der Spurweite 0. Außerdem die Schweizer Elektrolok »Krokodil«, Elektrolok »TRAXX«, Elektrolok »Taurus« und viele passenden Wagons. Außerdem die Dampflok BR 44, das »Deutsche Krokodil«, die Elektrolokomtive E 94 und die französischen Dampflok Mikado. Für Spur H0 ist die Dampflokomotive S 3/6 lieferbar. Außerdem gibt es natürlich für die Freunde amerikanischer Eisenbahnen eine Vielzahl an US-Modellen.

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