Pilot Locomotives - Undecorated Beauties
Produced in limited numbers, Lionel “pilot” engines are finalized with no decoration applied. It’s a unique way to appreciate the fine form of your favorite engine, examine it’s many separately-applied realistic details, and to elevate your locomotive to true collector’s status.?A special clear coating is applied to the metal on these fully operable, undecorated engines to protect them for years to come.
The massive Baldwin “Centipede” diesel locomotive
In the mid-1940s, Baldwin Locomotive Works created a behemoth two-unit diesel prototype, the DR-12-8-1500/2, generating orders from the Pennsylvania, Union Pacific (but never received), Seaboard Air Line, and NdeM railroads. To meet the needs of the bustling Postwar economy, the units went into production starting in 1945 and continuing through the first half of 1948.
Unfortunately, the locomotives were built one by one, introducing differences in wiring and construction that would later contribute to their demise. Nonetheless, the Centipedes take their place as some of the largest diesel locomotives ever produced—and the most distinctive, with their iconic Baldwin “baby face” appearance. At over 181 feet for an A-A pair, these lengthy locomotive sets generated 6,000 horsepower.
A-A Set Fetures
Two Power A-units
Combined VISION Diesel Sound
VISION DIESEL sounds - Two speakers in each unit with unique sounds in each engine mixed for the ultimate in sound fidelity
LEGACY RailSounds sound system featuring:
- CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements, each with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
- Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
- Eight diesel RPM levels
- LEGACY "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant quilling and correctly timed warning signals
- Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds
Both Units Feature
LEGACY Control System– you can run the engine in LEGACY Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
Odyssey II Speed Control with ON/OFF switch
Front ElectroCoupler on both units
Two powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheel per unit
Refined Conventional Transformer Control mode with lower starting speeds
Two fan-driven smoke units per locomotive
Adjustable smoke output
Directional lighting including dual LED headlights on front and rear
Operating marker lights
Illuminated number boards
Die-cast metal body, trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
High level of separately applied metal details
Engineer and conductor figures
Gauge: Standard O Scale
Dimensions: Length: Approx 46"
Minimum Curve: O-72