Product Spotlight - 2018 RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Available Items

70-2115-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Norfolk Southern

70-2116-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Norfolk Southern

70-2117-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Santa Fe

70-2118-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Santa Fe

70-2119-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Conrail

70-2120-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Conrail

70-2121-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • CSX

70-2122-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • CSX

70-2123-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • CSX

70-2124-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • CSX

70-2125-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Canadian National

70-2126-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Canadian National

70-2127-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Southern Pacific

70-2128-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (6-Wheel Truck) With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Southern Pacific

70-2129-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (Narrow Nose/6-Wheel Truck) w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago North Western

70-2130-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (Narrow Nose/6-Wheel Truck) w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago North Western

70-2131-1

G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (4-Wheel Truck) w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Amtrak

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G Gauge RailKing One Gauge Dash-8 Diesel Engine (4-Wheel Truck) w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Amtrak

In the late 1980s, as General Electric and General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division engaged in heated competition (that continues today) for market share in the high horsepower category, GE announced its Dash 8 line of diesel locomotives. Although the first demonstrator version had only 3,200 hp, most of the Dash 8s had 4,000 hp when delivered and were therefore designated Dash 8-40. Because GE builds its diesel locomotives in five modules, it was able to customize its Dash 8s for each buyer to an unusual degree.

Some railroads ordered their Dash 8s with conventional cabs, while others opted for the wider North American or comfort cabs, identified by a “W” in the engine name. Some Dash 8s have 4-wheel trucks — denoted with a “B” — while a Dash 8-40C has 6-wheel trucks. This variety meant that these diesels, which were designed for fast freight duty, also found a home in Amtrak passenger service. Despite their many differences, all Dash 8s share microprocessor control. The microprocessor, a small computer, regulates rpm, fuel injection volume, generator excitation, and many other operational features to make the Dash 8s run more efficiently than any diesels before them.

Did You Know?

The microprocessor in the Dash-8 prototype recognizes if the engine is overheating while in a tunnel, as opposed to a malfunction on the open rails, and allows it to keep operating a full power for ten minutes, so the crew doesn't find itself stranded in a tunnel.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed Polycarbonate Body
  • Detailed Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Hook & Chain Coupler Assemblies
  • Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • 1:32 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 28" x 3 3/4" x 6 1/4"
  • Operates On R2 (1560mm/61.5" Diameter) Curves

    Diesel DCC Features

  • Headlight/Taillight
  • Horn
  • Bell
  • Start-up/Shut-down
  • Passenger Station/Freight Yard Announcements
  • Lights (except head/tail)
  • Master Volume
  • Front Coupler
  • Rear Coupler
  • Forward Signal
  • Reverse Signal
  • Grade Crossing
  • Idle Sequence 3
  • Idle Sequence 2
  • Idle Sequence 1
  • Extended Start-up
  • Extended Shut-down
  • Rev Up
  • Rev Down
  • One Shot Doppler
  • Coupler Slack
  • Coupler Close
  • Single Horn Blast
  • Engine Sounds
  • Brake Sounds
  • Cab Chatter
  • Feature Reset
  • Smoke On/Off
  • Smoke Volume