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Uncataloged Rail King O Gauge SOO Line MP15 Diesel Locomotives Announced

July 5, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced three exclusive RailKing MP15 Diesel Locomotive roadnames for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Public Delivery Track. Each roadname will be available in two cab numbers in very limited production quantities. Delivery is slated for October 2022.

Item No. 30-21003-1 SOO Line MP15DC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1555
Early Order Price: $359.95 (Plus Freight)
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Item No. 30-21004-1 SOO Line MP15DC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1558
Early Order Price: $359.95(Plus Freight)
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ABOUT THE EMD MP15 DIESEL ENGINE

The MP15 was the last in a line of EMD end-cab switchers that stretched back to the prewar SW1. By the time the MP15 debuted in 1974, the multipurpose road switcher, descended from the Alco RS-series and the EMD GP7, had become the universal locomotive. The cab unit was already a dinosaur and the single-purpose yard engine was rapidly headed for extinction. To create a more versatile switcher, EMD gave the MP15 a longer frame than its predecessor, the SW1500, in order to fit it with the same Blomberg trucks as a road engine. Those better-riding trucks, along with more weight, a larger fuel capacity, and bigger sandboxes, made the MP15 suitable for road duty as well as switching, and allowed EMD to sell more than 500 units before the last MP15 was delivered in 1987.

The MP15 came in two flavors, traditional and modern. The MP15DC used traditional electrical gear and shared the front-mounted radiator and air intakes that had characterized all previous EMD end-cab switchers. It was basically a beefed-up SW1500. The MP15AC, however, incorporated EMD's Dash 2 technology, with solid-state transistors and circuit boards replacing the wiring, switches, and relays found in earlier diesels. Its cooling system was borrowed from the "Tunnel Motors" EMD had created for the Southern Pacific.

The front of the hood was plain, like the rear of a Tunnel Motor, and the radiator air intakes were moved to the sides of the hood, low and at the front of the engine. Not surprisingly, the Southern Pacific was the first customer to order an MP15AC. Because the Dash 2 technology was relatively new and some railroads found it unnecessarily expensive for a lowly switcher, EMD continued to make both the DC and AC versions of the MP15 for most of its production run, and sales for the two models were about equal.

Order directly from:

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

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.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of RailKing O Gauge Alco PA Diesel Passenger Sets in four popular roadnames beginning this Winter. Each locomotive set in these unique paint schemes will be outfitted with Proto-Sound 3.0 and will be paired with separately sold Non-Powered B-Units and four different passenger car configurations. Each livery is available in very, very limited quantities. The passenger offerings should begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in December 2022 followed by the locomotives in January 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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