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Uncataloged Rail King O Scale Wheeling & Lake Erie 0-6-0 Locomotive Announced

August 22, 2023 - has announced an exclusive Rail King O Scale Wheeling & Lake Erie 0-6-0 Imperial USRA Steam Switcher for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Patrick's Trains of Wheeling, West Virginia. The locomotive will be available in two unique cab numbers in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, with an anticipated arrival date of November 2023.

30-1850-1 Wheeling & Lake Erie 0-6-0 Imperial USRA Steam Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 3972
Sale Price: $469.99 (plus freight)
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30-1851-1 Wheeling & Lake Erie 0-6-0 Imperial USRA Steam Switcher w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 3980
Sale Price: $469.99 (plus freight)
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ABOUT THE RAIL KING O SCALE 0-6-0 IMPERIAL USRA STEAM SWITCHER

During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USRA locomotives were "the first successful standardization of American motive power" — and the only standard designs until the diesel era.

With 255 engines delivered to 23 railroads, production numbers for the government issue 0-6-0 were the second-highest of any USRA design. And more than any other USRA engine, the six-coupled switcher was found from coast to coast, from Maine to Texas, and on railroads large and small. Its short wheelbase enabled it to slip into industrial and wharf sidings where larger engines couldn’t go, and the cutout or sloping tenders used on many roads offered better visibility for backup moves. Owners were generally quite pleased with the quality of the government’s design, and many 0-6-0s lasted into the 1950s.

The RailKing USRA 0-6-0 sports Imperial-level details like legible builders plates and a real coal load, as well as all the operating features you’d want in a steam switcher: smooth, steady operation down to 3 scale miles per hour; remote Proto-Couplers front and rear; chuffing sounds and puffing smoke synchronized with the drivers at a correct four chuffs per revolution; adjustable smoke intensity; great pulling power; directional headlight and backup light; and authentic stream-era sounds.

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 the 2023 Premier O Scale General Electric U25B Diesel Locomotives in five different livery schemes this Winter. Each of these offerings is limited in production and expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in January 2024.

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 the 2023 Premier O Scale and RailKing O Gauge Flat Car w/(3) Willy’s Transport Vehicles in U.S. Army livery this Winter. Each of these offerings is limited in production and expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in February 2024.

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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