O-Gauge - Long Island MP15AC Diesel Engine #162

O-Gauge - Long Island MP15AC Diesel Engine #162

Our Price: $349.99
Quantity (15)

Availability 15 in stock
Weight 15.00 lbs
SKU 30-20475-1
Manufacturer MTH (Mike's Train House)
MP15AC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Long Island (Nassau Hobby)

Cab No. 162

Roadname: Long Island
Product Item Number:
30-20474-1
Catalog: ZZ Uncataloged Items
Product Line: RailKing
Scale: O Gauge
Delivery Status:
Delivered Feb. 2018
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

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.

M.T.H. returns our full-scale version of the last and largest of the end-cab switchers to the RailKing Scale line for 2013. Our model replicates the more-traditional MP15DC with its front-mounted radiator and air intakes. Like its prototype, this RailKing Scale engine is equally at home doing slow-speed yard duty or hauling commuters or freight along your main line.

Intricately Detailed ABS Body
Colorful Paint Scheme
Die-Cast Metal Chassis
Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
(2) Cab Figures
Directionally Controlled Headlights
Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
(2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers®
(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:13” x 2 1/4” x 4 1/4”
Operates On O-31 Curves Diesel DCC Features
Headlight
Bell
Whistle/Horn
Start Up/Shut Down
Rear Coupler
Front Coupler
Engine Sounds On/Off
Sound Volume
Forward Signal
Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
Reverse Signal
Grade Crossing Signal
Cab Light On/Off
Extended Start Up
Extended Shut Down
Rev Up
Rev Down
Coupler Slack Sound
Coupler Close
One-Shot Doppler
Feature Reset
Idle Sequence 1
Idle Sequence 2
Idle Sequence 3
Brakes Auto/Off
Cab Chatter Auto/Off
Clickety-Clack Auto/Off

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