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May 11, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale 3GS21B Genset Diesel Locomotive in four select liveries in 2022. Each of these unique schemes will be available in limited production quantities and will begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in October 2022.

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These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

ABOUT THE 3GS21B GENSET DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

Known also as an Ultra-Low Emissions Locomotive (ULEL), the GenSet engine was the brainchild of Mike Iden of the Union Pacific. Looking to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, Iden envisioned a diesel locomotive with multiple engine/generator sets, each of which would turn on only when needed. Working with diesel builder and remanufacturer National Railway Equipment, Iden created an experimental prototype that proved its worth in 2005 and spawned a new type of road switcher - the ultimate "smart" locomotive.

Today's NRE 3GS-21B - 3 Genset, 2100 horsepower, B-truck (4 wheels) - is perhaps the perfect marriage of heavy machinery and computers. Each of its three 700-horsepower GenSets turns on only when a microprocessor senses it's needed. At idle (which is a majority of the time for a switcher), only one engine runs, and even that turns off after a certain period of inactivity. Unlike traditional railroad diesels that require an elaborate startup procedure, the Cummins diesels used in GenSets are based on a truck engine design that can be started up instantly. When the locomotive is under load, the second and third GenSets power up and down as needed. The result is a locomotive that delivers fuel savings of 40% and more, compared with traditional yard and road switchers, and an 80% reduction in noxious emissions. No wonder many GenSet purchases have been funded with government grants targeted at making the air more breathable.

The software also enables a GenSet engine to work longer and harder. Its computer tracks the running time on each engine-generator set and evens out the wear on the locomotive's three units - each of which is skid-mounted and can be changed out in less than six hours if necessary. The 3GS-21B has unusually high tractive effort for its horsepower because a microprocessor controls wheel slip by reducing power to individual traction motors - rather than a whole truck as on older wheel-slip prevention systems. This feature has enabled some customers to do the same work with fewer locomotives. And, like the M.T.H. DCS system, the 3GS-21B has software that can be upgraded over the Internet.

In 2022 these Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped NRE "Engines of Change" feature the superb level of detail you expect in a Premier model, as well as Cummins diesel recordings from an actual 3GS-21B and, like the prototype, the sound of additional GenSets coming online as you advance the throttle. If you're running the latest low-emissions EMD and GE diesels on your mainline, you'll surely want a GenSet or two for your branch line or yard.

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These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


May 10, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale 60’ Flat Car w/Pipe Loads in both single car and 4-car configurations in a total of four select liveries beginning this Winter. Each of these unique schemes will be available in ten total car numbers in very limited quantities. The cars should begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in December 2022.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

ABOUT THE 60' FLAT CAR W/PIPE LOAD

MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.

Each car in these sets is individually numbered for authentic realism. And, each set is available in two item numbers. The second item number features an entirely different set of 4 cars, each also individually numbered, allowing you to obtain a total of 10 different numbered cars if desired. When you prefer the convenience of a ready-to-run unit train, M.T.H. Premier Line 4-car sets are a great choice.

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These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


Hurry Before They're Gone, Just Five Or Fewer Of These O Gauge Items Remain In Stock

May 11, 2022 - Each week, M.T.H. releases product lists spotlighting quantities of Five Or Fewer Premier and RailKing items that are remaining in our onhand inventory. In many cases, these items will NOT be re-run in the future and these lists could be your last chance for ordering them before they're GONE FOR GOOD. Don't miss out on these items! Click on the appropriate product line link below and then any item number in the corresponding list to purchase that item from the M.T.H. Online Store or order directly from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

Premier O Scale 3-Rail

RailKing O Gauge

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale FM Train Master Diesel Locomotive in four select liveries in 2022. Each of these unique schemes will be available in limited production quantities and will begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in October 2022.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing four Premier O Scale Flat Cars with PUP Trailers in select liveries beginning this Fall. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two car numbers and feature two uniquely decorated 20' PUP Trailers. The cars should begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in September 2022.

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These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale Bay Window Caboose in four select liveries beginning this Fall. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two car numbers in very limited quantities. The cars should begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in October 2022.

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These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

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