Requires 11" minimum turning radius on ground level track and 12-3/8" minimum turning radius on viaduct, reverse and'S' curve track. DCC ready for your Kato EM13 DCC decoder.
Designed to accompany the Kato Southern Pacific "Morning Daylight" Passenger Train sets, and able to pull all 18 cars without assistance. Drivers are operated by functional side rods for smooth performance. Directional, operating (simulated) Mars light. Front and rear kato magnetic knuckle couplers. Minimum curve radius 11" (viaduct, reverse &'S' curves 12-3/8").
The GS-4 ran on eight massive 80 drivers, 300lbs psi boiler pressure, and put out a roaring 5,500 horsepower at 55 mph, with a maximum speed of 110 mph. The large drivers gave the locomotive a high top speed. The GS-4 was built for the Southern Pacific Railroad by the Lima Locomotive Works and delivered in the early 1940s for the SPs premier passenger trains, finding its way to the Daylight series of name trains. One of the more unique specifications for the GS-4 by the SP was its Mars light, a necessity with the large amount of grade crossings and fog present on the West Coast. The Mars light, like ditch lights on modern locomotives, was utilized as a warning for grade crossings that a high speed train was approaching, its shifting light patterns serving as an eye catcher in foggy conditions.
In 2000, the Daylight was repainted black and silver for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee appreciation special. This train excursion went through Seattle, Washington and then east into Montana before heading back to her home in Portland, Oregon. THIS ITEM IS NOT A TOY, MAY CONTAIN SMALL PARTS AND IS NOT DESIGNED NOR INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE.
Once paid, items cannot be combined. The item "Kato N Scale GS-4 Steam Locomotive BNSF Excursion Black #4449 DCC Ready 1260312" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "jimstrns" and is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Japan.