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SOUTHERN PACIFIC


Daylight Train
Alco PA A/B Set #6005
[80-2050-1T]
80-2049-1L / 80-2049-1T

11.02.2017

Mit genommen von Peter Bröske, 79588 Efringen-Kirchen. Zum Preis von EUR 1'000.00 dies ohne Anzahlung.



ALCO PA A/B SET:

Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
Authentic Paint Scheme & Cab Numbers
Detailed Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
Die-Cast Metal Chassis
(2) Cab Figures In A Unit
Directionally Controlled Headlights
Operating MARS Light
Operating Smoke
RP-25 Metal Wheels Mounted On Metal Axles
Powerful 12-Volt 5-Pole Precision Skew-Wound Flywheel Equipped Motor In Each Unit
Locomotive Speed Control in Scale MPH Increments
Lighted Cab Interior
Illuminated Number Boards
Lighted Marker Lights
(2) Scale Kadee Compatible Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers On Each Unit
(2) User-Installed Kadee Couplers For Each Unit
On-Board DCC Receiver
Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail Curves


Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives can be controlled in command mode with any DCC compliant command control system. While the user won't have access to all of the incredible features of Proto-Sound 3.0, independent control over the locomotive is possible. This means you can continue to use your existing DCC controller to independently control your other

DCC equipped locomotives in addition to your Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive on the same track at the same time.

When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:

F0 Head/Tail light
F1 Bell
F2 Horn
F3 Start-up/Shut-down
F4 PFA
F5 Lights (except head/tail)
F6 Master Volume
F7 Front Coupler
F8 Rear Coupler
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Grade Crossing
F12 Smoke On/Off
F13 Smoke Volume
F14 Idle Sequence 3
F15 Idle Sequence 2
F16 Idle Sequence 1
F17 Extended Start-up

F18 Extended Shut-down
F19 Rev Up
F20 Rev Down
F21 One Shot Doppler
F22 Coupler Slack
F23 Coupler Close
F24 Single Horn Blast
F25 Engine Sounds
F26 Brake Sounds
F27 Cab Chatter
F28 Feature Reset
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command       System Featuring: Passenger Station    Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:18" x 1 3/8" x 2 1/8"
Operates On 22" Radius Curve

OVERVIEW

The PA was Alco's glamour girl. While Electro-Motive's E-units easily outsold Alco's passenger engine, the PA is widely regarded as the most beautiful first-generation diesel - period. Perhaps no other locomotive looked so right at the head of the streamlined trains of the late forties and fifties that were the last hurrah of American long-distance passenger service. The 294 PA's and cabless PB's built between 1946 and 1953 powered some of America's most famous name trains, from the Southern Pacific's Daylight to the Pennsylvania's Broadway Limited. In recognition of its beauty, some fans refer to the PA as an "honorary steam locomotive."

The muscular PA profile and its elegant nose, with the characteristic grille around the headlight, were designed by Ray Patten, General Electric's head of industrial design. At the time, GE and Alco were partners in the locomotive business, with GE making the electrical equipment for all Alco diesels. Patten's design was described as "a locomotive so distinctive and so powerful looking that it actually helps railroads sell their services to passengers and shippers." While Alco would later fall by the wayside, GE went on to become America's largest locomotive builder by the early 1990's.

Under the hood of the PA beat a 16-cylinder model 244 prime mover that developed 2000 hp. Depending on their gearing, PA's could hustle a passenger consist along at up to 100 mph.

Long after all other PA's had gone to scrap, four restored ex-Santa Fe units remained in service on the Delaware & Hudson into the late 1970's. Sold to the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (FNM) in 1978, most of the units eventually deteriorated to junk status, although one remained operational. But in April of 2000, Doyle McCormack - who also happens to be the engineer of No. 4449, the restored Southern Pacific Daylight - and the Smithsonian Institution repatriated two of the junked units for rebuilding. One of the units will be restored to Santa Fe livery for static display, while Doyle is bringing the other PA back to life in the Nickel Plate Road "Bluebird" scheme. You can follow the progress of Doyle's labor on the Web site www.nkp190.com.

Recreate the excitement of first-class passenger travel in the middle of the last century, with these Alco PA locomotives and matching passenger sets. Our ProtoSound 3.0 sound and control system brings you the authentic sounds of an Alco prime mover and station announcements for name trains of the 1940s and '50s - along with the ability to start your train so gently you won't spill the water in the diner and then accelerate up to scale speeds of over 100 mph, just like the prototype.





MTH HO Alco PA A/B Set With Proto-Sound 3.0
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