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Uncataloged Premier O Scale B&O SD-35 Diesel Locomotives Announced

December 5, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Premier O Scale Baltimore & Ohio SD-35 Diesel locomotive for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Patrick's Trains of Wheeling, West Virginia. The locomotive will be available in two paint schemes and will be available in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, with an anticipated arrival date of December 2022.

Item No. 20-21771-1 Baltimore & Ohio SD-35 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 7402
Pre-Order Price: $499.95 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order from Patrick's Trains.

Item No. 20-21772-1 Baltimore & Ohio SD-35 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 7403
Click HERE to order from Patrick's Trains.

ABOUT THE PREMIER O SCALE SD-35 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

Produced from 1964 to 1966, the SD35, along with its four-axle GP35 sibling, marked both an end and a beginning. They were the last road diesels to use the EMD 567 motor that had powered switchers, F-units, and Geeps since 1939 (so named because each cylinder displaced 567 cubic inches). For the horsepower race of the 1960s, EMD tweaked the 567 to a turbocharged V-16 delivering 2500 hp. That was it for the 567, however, and in 1966 the baton was passed to the more powerful model 645. But while the "35 line" diesels ushered out an old motor, they ushered in a new look. Their angled cab roofs and the clean, squared-off lines of their car bodies established the look of EMD road power for the next three decades.

In an era when 4-axle diesels were the norm, the six-axle SD version was intended for lighter track, because its weight was spread out over more wheels. Those extra wheels were also an advantage in lower-speed service with heavier loads. While a majority of railroads ordered the low-nose version, the Southern and Norfolk & Western ordered SD35s with the high short nose and often ran them long-hood forward for better crew protection.

While our Premier model is not the first O gauge version of this heavy hauler, it offers the best combination of detail, realism, and performance of any 1/48 scale SD35. Added-on detail parts include windshield wipers, metal see-thru body grilles, lift rings, metal grab irons and handrails, see-thru rooftop fan housings, truck-mounted brake cylinders, and air pipes. Thanks to Proto-Speed Control, this model can dig in and haul heavy loads at low speeds just like the prototype, or highball down the mail line with a fast freight. And in command mode with the DCS system, you can create a lashup combining one or more SD35s with any other Proto-Sound 2.0 and 3.0 locomotives, and run them from a single throttle just like the prototype.

Order directly from:

Patrick's Trains
142 29th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 232-0714
www.patstrains.com
patstrains@aol.com

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of 2023 RailKing O Scale NW-2 Diesel Locomotives in four exciting liveries beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be produced in very limited production quantities. The locomotives are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in May 2023.

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 a series of 2023 Premier O Scale Flat Car w/ 48’ Trailers in four exciting liveries beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two car numbers and will be in very limited production quantities. The cars are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in June 2023.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

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


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