MTH 30-1703-1 Halloween Crusader 4-6-2 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - No. 1031

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One of the greatest trains to ever grace the rails was first named by a Reading Railroad contestant winner in 1937. Early the next year the five-car, 255 ton stainless steel Crusader train burst onto the railroad scene.

Styled by Paul Crett and manufactured by the Budd Co., the actual Crusader featured an observation car at each end and a diner car in the center of its consist. The locomotive picked to pull the train was a 4-6-2 Pacific style locomotive restyled with a streamlined, stainless steel sheathing. Railfans never tired of seeing the exciting silver and blue streak that for the next 13 years, made the twice daily commute between Philadelphia and Jersey City.

The Crusader's unique colors and streamlined styling will make a welcome addition to any O Gauge fan's layout or collection. Featuring die-cast metal boiler, tender and chassis construction, the Crusader sports all the standard features O Gaugers have come to expect in a RailKing steam locomotive including metal drive wheels, gears and rods, remotely controlled Proto-CouplersT, synchronized puffing ProtoSmokeT and a precision flywheel-equipped motor with M.T.H.'s industry-leading speed control. Available in four stylish paint schemes, any of these engines will make a handsome consist when coupled to a matching set of passenger cars.


    4-6-2 Crusader Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Halloween

    No. 1031

    Roadname: Halloween
    Product Item Number:
    30-1703-1
    Catalog: ES 2017 Volume 1
    Product Line: RailKing
    Delivery Status:
    Delivered Feb. 2017

    One of the greatest trains to ever grace the rails was first named by a Reading Railroad contestant winner in 1937. Early the next year the five-car, 255 ton stainless steel Crusader train burst onto the railroad scene.

    Styled by Paul Crett and manufactured by the Budd Co., the actual Crusader featured an observation car at each end and a diner car in the center of its consist. The locomotive picked to pull the train was a 4-6-2 Pacific style locomotive restyled with a streamlined, stainless steel sheathing. Railfans never tired of seeing the exciting silver and blue streak that for the next 13 years, made the twice daily commute between Philadelphia and Jersey City.

    The Crusader's unique colors and streamlined styling will make a welcome addition to any O Gauge fan's layout or collection. Featuring die-cast metal boiler, tender and chassis construction, the Crusader sports all the standard features O Gaugers have come to expect in a RailKing steam locomotive including metal drive wheels, gears and rods, remotely controlled Proto-CouplersT, synchronized puffing ProtoSmokeT and a precision flywheel-equipped motor with M.T.H.'s industry-leading speed control. Available in four stylish paint schemes, any of these engines will make a handsome consist when coupled to a matching set of passenger cars.


    • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
    • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
    • Colorful Paint Scheme
    • Real Tender Coal Load
    • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
    • Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
    • Metal Handrails and Whistle
    • Metal Wheels and Axles
    • Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler
    • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
    • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
    • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
    • Operating LED Firebox Glow
    • Powerful Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
    • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
    • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
    • Wireless Drawbar
    • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
    • Near-Scale Proportions
    • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
    • Unit Measures: 19 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
    Operates On O-31 Curves Steam DCC Features
    • 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 Labor Chuff
    • F20 Drift Chuff
    • 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

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