MTH Duchess Class Steam Engine Set. This listing is for a new in box Duchess Class steam engine locomotive set for the London, Midland, and Scottish (LMS) rail line, painted in crimson red, made by MTH in O Scale! This set is an engine & tender combo, operating on 3-rail track, with hi-rail wheels (convertible).The engine is numbered 6233 DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND. In the years before World War II, Londoners had at least two ways to get to Scotland in style. From Kings Cross, one could speed up the East Coast main to Edinburgh on the LNER's Flying Scotsman, behind one of Nigel Gresley's handsome Pacific's - perhaps a streamlined A4 or maybe an older, apple-green A3. Or one could depart instead from Euston station on the LMS and fly northward to Glasgow on the Coronation Scot or the Royal Scot behind the most powerful steam locomotives in the land, William Stanier's Princess Coronation Class 4-6-2's. While the London, Midland & Scottish was the largest of England's four major railways, it's motive power department had been hobbled by internal rivalries, a legacy from the several railways that combined in 1923 to form the LMS. Locomotive designer William Stanier, with a direct line to the president of the railroad, was hired in 1932 to resolve those problems. He brought the LMS from an also-ran to a leader in British engine design. In contrast with American designers, who generally shunned engines with more than two cylinders as being too hard to maintain, Europeans often used three or four cylinders to produce a more balanced engine that was easier on the track. In Stanier's design, the Walschaert's valve gear on the outside cylinders also drove the valves on the inside cylinders, located within the frame, through a set of rocker arms. To Stanier's chagrin, the first examples of the class wore a streamlined shroud to match the Coronation Scot train they were designed to haul. Described either as an upside-down bathtub or a sausage, the streamlining was omitted on later engines in the class, revealing muscular lines that looked particularly handsome in LMS crimson lake livery with gilt lining. In the British tradition, all of these passenger engines were named. 6234, Duchess of Abercorn, set an all-time record for British steam when she recorded 3,300 horsepower in February 1939! The Railways Act of 1921 mandated the merger of Britain's myriad railways into four companies in 1923: the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Great Western Railway (GWR), and the Southern Railway (SR).
In 1948, these four companies were nationalized to form British Railways. Engine provides realistic detail and the features listed.Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body. 1:43.5 Scale Proportions. Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell.
Proto-Scale 3-2T 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable. Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects.
Unit Measures:23 7/16" x 2 11/16" x 4 5/16. Compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems, including those made by Atlas, Gargraves, Lionel, and Ross Custom Switches. The box has never been opened (except for pictures and testing)! WE DO USE STOCK PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MTH/RAILKING, BUT IT IS VERY OBVIOUS WHICH ARE STOCK AND WHICH ARE OUR OWN.
THE STOCK PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MTH ARE FOR THE MODEL NUMBER FOR THE TRAIN PROVIDED, BUT IN CERTAIN YEARS THEY MADE HAVE PRODUCED ONE OR MORE TRAINS WITH MINOR DIFFERENCES UNDER THAT MODEL NUMBER. TRAINS MARKED NIB/NEW IN BOX HAVE NEVER BEEN RUN ON RAIL AND WERE NOT USED FOR DISPLAY. THEY HAVE BEEN TESTED WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS, AND ANY ISSUES WILL BE NOTED.
IF THERE IS A MANUAL (SOME SEALED BOXES WE OPENED DID NOT CONTAIN THEM) YOU WILL SEE IT IN THE PHOTOS. ANY ADDITIONAL PIECES WILL ALSO BE IN THE PHOTOS OR WILL HAVE BEEN INSTALLED FOR THE TESTING PROCESS.BECAUSE OF THE AGE OF SOME OF THE TRAINS, THE PROTOSMOKE MAY HAVE BEEN TOSSED BECAUSE IT WAS NO LONGER ANY GOOD. ALL MTH/RAILKING TRAINS MANUALS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE MTH SITE. If you have any questions or would like to see more pictures, feel free to send us a message. This model steam engine set would make a great addition to your current LMS setup, or a stunning starting piece to that new vintage LMS model line you've been wanting to start. This would also be a fantastic gift for someone that is in to model trains or collects vintage English/LMS train line memorabilia!
A lot of them are new, some are used or were taken out of their box for display. We also have build kits, tracks, and all other accessories.
Item comes from a smoke-free facility. The item "MTH O SCALE Premier Duchess Class Steam Engine LMS SUTHERLAND 20-3368-1 NIB" is in sale since Friday, December 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "nerdtots" and is located in Germantown, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, Bermuda, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Macao, Peru.