February 29, 2012 - M.T.H. Electric Trains Lionel Corporation Tinplate O Gauge No. 254 Celebration Passenger Set has begun shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers. Check out the set's details in the photos below or see it in action by clicking on the video icon to the left.
First appearing in the 1927 catalog, the No. 254E electric locomotive was a single truck O gauge center cab model outfitted with an electric reverse unit, also known as the E-Unit. Featuring a single motor, two headlights and a single fixed pantograph, the small but powerful locomotive looked at home pulling a string of 600 series passenger cars.
Specially decorated in Lionel Orange and Blue, this limited-edition ready-to-run passenger set will look great on an O Gauge tinplate layout or equally at home running around a Christmas tree during the holidays. Available with modern electronics and sound effects or as a traditional version with AC motor and mechanical E-unit, these sets come with everything you need to get started.
Both traditional and Proto-Sound 2.0 sets feature a 12-piece oval of easy-to-assemble RealTrax track, a lighted lockon and a powerful 50-watt UL approved transformer. Traditional sets include a Z-Controller for managing power to the track while Proto-Sound 2.0 sets are equipped with a wireless DCS Remote Commander remote control that unlocks the state-of-the-art sound effects found inside the locomotive.
Relive the colorful final days of tinplate — with the added excitement that a child in the 1930s could only dream about: vibrant locomotive sounds, passenger station terminal announcements, constant voltage lighting and realistic slow speed operation.