O Gauge RailKing 4-6-2 Crusader Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 Halloween
Product DescriptionO Gauge RailKing 4-6-2 Crusader Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 Halloween
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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.