N gauge Steam Heritage Collection N&W 2-8-8-2 steam loco DCC with Sound
N gauge Steam Heritage Collection N&W 2-8-8-2 steam loco DCC with Sound. Proto N Heritage Steam Collection Y3 2-8-8-2 locomotive with Sound & DCC : Norfolk & Western #2012. Sound can be operated with standard DC power pack or DCC controllers. Sound features include: Exhaust, Whistle, Bell, Squealing Brakes, Doppler Effect, Air Let Off (in neutral), Turbo Generator Whine, and Trailer to mute whistle and bell for double heading. First built for the Southern Pacific in 1909 to tame its tough western grades, the 2-8-8-2 articulated Mallet soon caught the attention of roads facing similar problems. In 1910, Norfolk and Western ordered five 2-8-8-2s (Class Y-1) similar to the SP models from Baldwin. By 1918, lessons learned from the first group led to an improved version, the Y-2; with minor changes to the cylinders, these became Class Y-2a, which served as the basis for the United States Railway Administration (USRA) 2-8-8-2. Although delivered too late for the war effort, the N&W received 50 of the USRA engines in 1919, which it classified as Y-3.
In 1923 another 30 were ordered with larger tenders (Y-3a), followed by 10 more in 1927 fitted with feedwater heaters. At home, Y-3s remained in service until 1958. Items for sale to raise funds for The Model Railway Club - the oldest and largest model railway club in the world. The item "N gauge Steam Heritage Collection N&W 2-8-8-2 steam loco DCC with Sound" is in sale since Thursday, August 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\N Gauge\Locomotives". The seller is "themodelrailwayclub" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada, Australia.
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