Lionel 2331310 Frisco Legacy Russian Decapod #1630 Big Book 2023 Limited Preorder

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This engine is available for PREORDER.  It will not arrive until AFTER the 4th Quarter of 2023.  Not eligible for any discounts.  To guarantee your order, please order by Monday, February 13, 2023.

When revolution broke out in Russia in 1917, Alco and Baldwin were nearing completion of an impressive combined order for 1230 2-10-0 locomotives for the Russian State Railway, leaving 200 units stranded in the US. The United States Railway Administration was quick to capitalize and ordered the locomotives regauged and distributed to American railroads to help win the war on our own home front. The Decapods were small and light by American standards. Although not suited for heavy mainline work, the Russians performed well on the lighter rail and bridges of branch lines and smaller railroads. They were also the rationale behind Baldwin's later standard light 2-10-0 design. Dozens of the locomotives served until the end of steam. Six survive including Frisco 1630 - one of only two operable 2-10-0s in the US today. Like the prototype, these models are perfectly suited to model railroads of any size. Available for the first time in the Lionel line up, these locomotives are just big enough to have a large "road locomotive" look while being small enough to work on smaller layouts with tighter curves and shorter trains. At first, the prototypes retained a lot of their "foreign" details, including handrails on the outside of the running boards. But it didn't take long for railroads to Americanize their power and customize them to their needs. Lionel is investing in tooling modifications and details to capture more of these variations and deliver this well-traveled locomotive in some popular new road names!


  • LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Bluetooth® Control - Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App
  • Lionel Voice Control (LVC) - run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief® App
  • Odyssey® II Speed Control
  • IR Transmitter that works with LCS SensorTrack™
  • Road specific detailing
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether™ connection between locomotive and tender
  • ElectroCoupler™ on rear of tender
  • Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
  • Bicolor illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive where applicable. Using a Legacy controller, change the color of the classification lights between white or green
  • Traction tires
  • Interior illumination in cab
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • High level of separately applied metal details
  • Separately applied builder's plate
  • Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output
  • Authentically detailed cab interior
  • Cab "glass" windows
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • LEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring:
  • CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • TrainSounds that mimic operating dialog when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
  • DynaChuff™ synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed
  • LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Whistle" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals - 5 different whistles to choose from for a more customized experience.
  • Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds - 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
  • Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
  • Current speed and fuel dialog, coal or oil loading sound effects


      • Rail Line: Frisco
      • Road Number: 1630
      • Gauge: O Gauge 

      • Power: Electric
      • Engine Type: Steam
      • Min Curve: O42
      • Dimensions: Length: 18"
      • Most Recent Catalog: 2023 Big Book