MTH Premier Baldwin VO1000 Unit Diesel Engine – Chicago Great Western

$499.99

M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois

  • Road Name: Chicago Great Western
  • Road Number: 39 & 41
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • ProtoSound 3.0
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Estimated Release: 4th Quarter 2022

 

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Description

  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

The Baldwin Locomotive Works had been building steam engines for a century before it sold its first production diesel in 1937. The distinctive VO-1000, perhaps the most muscular looking of all first-generation diesel switchers, was Baldwin’s most successful product. The U.S. military and over 30 class one railroads bought 548 copies of the 1000 hp. engine between 1939 and 1946.

All Baldwin diesels were powered by variations of the same De La Vergne diesel motor. Acquired by Baldwin in 1931, the De La Vergne Engine Company had started life in 1880 making mechanical refrigeration machines for breweries. Its power plant for Baldwin’s locomotives was unique among diesels of its time. In order to make the fuel burn slower and give their 4-cycle engine a longer power stroke, De La Vergne’s designers used massive cylinders more than a foot in diameter and added a separate combustion chamber above each cylinder. To allow the fuel more time to burn, they ran the engine at a maximum speed of 625 rpm – just over half the speed of most competitive diesels. In the October 1936 issue of Baldwin Locomotives Magazine, the company claimed that “slow combustion gives low fuel consumption, absence of smoke, quick pick-up, and smooth idling.”

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
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • (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 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Additional information

Cab

20-21674-1, Cab Number 39, 20-21675-1, Cab Number 41

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