Cab Nos.: A Units - 26L & 26C B Unit - 26A
The F3 hit the market in an era when almost every boy in America wanted toy trains for Christmas, and F3 models quickly became a hot topic in letters to Santa. Such was the desire of railroads for publicity that Lionelr convinced the Santa Fe, the New York Central, and EMD to share the tooling costs for its top-of-the line F3. Even today, half a century later, the Santa Fe F-unit remains an icon of railroading to the American public.
Capture the excitement of the first-generation diesel era with this full-scale Premier model. With four flywheel-equipped motors, the M.T.H. F3 duplicates the bulldog tenacity of its prototype. Proto-Sound 2.0 offers authentic EMD 567 prime mover sounds, a first-generation diesel horn and bell, crew and station sounds, adjustable smoke volume, and the ability to maintain any speed down to 3 scale miles per hour. Our model features the see-through "chicken wire" screens and rectangular rooftop dynamic brake grilles that characterize most F3s, as well as a host of added-on details - including legible builder's plates, grab irons, multiple-unit hoses, rooftop lift rings, see-through rooftop fans, steam generator exhaust stack (for passenger car heating), windshield wipers, and trucks with separately-applied spring hangers, brake cylinders, and air pipes.
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