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Uncataloged O Gauge Rail King Nickel Plate Road H10-44 Diesel Locomotive Announced

June 27, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an uncataloged RailKing O Gauge H10-44 Diesel locomotive in Nickel Plate livery for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Stockyard Express. These locomotives are limited in production and will be available in two cab numbers. They are only available directly from Stockyard Express for just $359.95 (Plus Freight) and have an expected delivery date of November 2022.

Item No. 30-21019-1 Nickel Plate Road FM H10-44 Diesel Locomotive with Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 130
MSRP: $359.95

Item No. 30-21020-1 Nickel Plate Road FM H10-44 Diesel Locomotive with Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 131
MSRP: $359.95

ABOUT THE RAILKING O GAUGE FM H10-44 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

Fairbanks Morse got into the locomotive business through submarine engines. FM's unique opposed-piston diesel engine powered about half the U.S. Navy's World War II submarine fleet and developed a great reputation for reliability; the adaptation to railroad equipment during and after the war seemed like a natural transition.

In the opposed-piston motor, each cylinder had a piston at either end and the combustion chamber in the middle. There were no valves or cylinder heads. Intake and exhaust occurred through holes in the cylinder walls. The upper and lower banks of pistons each powered a separate crankshaft, and the two crankshafts were linked together to power the locomotive. While this sounds like a complex way to build an engine, the OP diesel in fact had several advantages over a conventional motor: less moving parts, terrific acceleration, and about double the horsepower per cylinder.

FM had tooled up to produce its first diesel-electric, a 1000 hp switcher, when World War II intervened, and its entire production of OP engines was requisitioned for submarine service. The War Production Board allowed FM to build one prototype locomotive in 1944, and the H10-44 was born. With a high hood like all subsequent FM locomotives to clear the tall OP motor and styling polished by industrial designer Raymond Loewy of Pennsy GG1 fame, the muscular H10-44 made FM a new contender in the nascent diesel locomotive business. In the postwar market, with railroads clamoring for new power to replace their war-weary fleets, FMs plant worked at capacity filling H10-44 orders from a dozen Class 1 railroads and many short lines as well.

Stockyard Express
49293 Plate Road
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440)774-2131
www.stockyardexpressllc.com
Email: stockyardexpress@aol.com

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing the Premier O Scale 35' Woodsided Caboose 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 January 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 three additional Premier O Scale 2-10-4 steam locomotives in two roadnames beginning this Fall. Each of these unique paint schemes will be outfitted with Proto-Sound 3.0 with the Pennsylvania version sporting, for the first time, a quillable steaming whistle. Each livery is available in very, very limited quantities. The locomotives should 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.

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