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Uncataloged Rail King O Scale RSD-5 Diesel Locomotives Announced

August 28, 2023 - .T.H. Electric Trains has announced an uncataloged production of the Rail King O Scale RSD-5 Diesel in Utah Railway livery for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Public Delivery Track. The locomotives will be available in two cab numbers and are limited in production. They are available for order on a first-come, first-served basis with an anticipated arrival date of October 2023.

Item No. 30-21205-1 Utah Railway RSD-5 Diesel Engine With Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 305
Early Order Price: $379.95 (Plus Freight)
Click HERE to order.

Item No. 30-21206-1 Utah Railway RSD-5 Diesel Engine With Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 306
Early Order Price: $379.95 (Plus Freight)
Click HERE to order.

ABOUT THE RAILKING O SCALE RSD-5 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

The American Locomotive Company pioneered the multi-purpose "road switcher" design in 1941 with its 1000 hp RS-1. Alco's designers added a second, shorter hood to a basic switcher to make room for a steam boiler for passenger train heat. The short hood also afforded the crew additional accident protection. Smoother-riding trucks made Alco's new design suitable for the higher road speeds that would be daunting in a typical switcher.

In 1946, Alco cataloged the first six-axle version of its road switcher, the RSC-2. Designed for operation on the lighter rail found on branch lines and short lines, the engine used two more axles to spread out its weight. The trucks were a so-called "A1A" configuration: the two end axles had traction motors while the middle wheels were unpowered idlers.

In 1951, the Chicago and North Western asked Alco to build a six-axle version of its RS-3, this time with all axles powered. The body and the 1600 hp Alco 244 prime mover were the same as used in the RS-3, but the additional traction motors gave the new model RSD-4 stronger low-speed performance. The longer trucks were both smooth-riding and more suitable for lighter rail. The design proved to be a winner, and a dozen railroads purchased the RSD-4 and its near-identical twin, the RSD-5, which sported an improved GE generator.

Order directly from:

Public Delivery Track
(805)226-0320
www.publicdeliverytrack.com
pdt212@gmail.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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