Product Spotlight - S Gauge F-3 Diesel Locomotive w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Available Items

35-20001-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Jersey Central

35-20002-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Jersey Central

35-20003-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Jersey Central

35-20004-1

S-Gauge F-3 B Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Jersey Central

35-20005-3

S-Gauge F-3 B-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Jersey Central

35-20006-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • New York Central

35-20007-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • New York Central

35-20008-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • New York Central

35-20009-1

S-Gauge F-3 B Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • New York Central

35-20010-3

S-Gauge F-3 B-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • New York Central

35-20011-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pennsylvania

35-20012-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pennsylvania

35-20013-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Pennsylvania

35-20014-1

S-Gauge F-3 B Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Pennsylvania

35-20015-3

S-Gauge F-3 B-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Pennsylvania

35-20016-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Seaboard

35-20017-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Seaboard

35-20018-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Seaboard

35-20019-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Santa Fe

35-20020-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Santa Fe

35-20021-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Santa Fe

35-20022-1

S-Gauge F-3 B Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Santa Fe

35-20023-3

S-Gauge F-3 B-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Santa Fe

35-20024-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

35-20025-1

S-Gauge F-3 A Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

35-20026-3

S-Gauge F-3 A-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Union Pacific

35-20027-1

S-Gauge F-3 B Unit Diesel With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Union Pacific

35-20028-3

S-Gauge F-3 B-Unit Diesel (Non-Powered)
  • Union Pacific

From 1942-1945, Electro Motive Division’s F-unit was the only road freight diesel built in America. While the War Production Board limited competitors Alco and Baldwin to diesel switcher and steam locomotive production during World War II, EMD’s 1,350 hp FT became a runaway best-seller. By war’s end, Electro Motive had a lead over its competitors that would last until they closed their doors.

With production restrictions lifted and the U.S. economy humming with pent-up demand, railroads clamored for new diesels to replace a steam fleet exhausted by wartime traffic. In July 1946, EMD introduced a new model F-unit, the F3. Horsepower was upgraded to 1,500 and lessons learned on the FT gave the F3 better reliability and lower maintenance. Under the hood throbbed an improved 567-series V-12 engine. With 567 inches of displacement per cylinder, this same engine would power virtually the entire first generation of EMD diesel locomotives.

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 Lionel® 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 S Gauge model. With two flywheel-equipped motors, the M.T.H. F3 duplicates the bulldog tenacity of its prototype. Proto-Sound 3.0 offers authentic EMD 567 prime mover sounds, a first-generation diesel horn and bell, crew and station sounds, and the ability to maintain any speed down to 3 scale miles per hour. Our model features the “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, steam generator exhaust stack (for passenger car heating), windshield wipers, and trucks with separately-applied spring hangers and brake cylinders.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Intricately Detailed Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Supplied With Optional Drop-In Code 110 Scale Wheel Sets
  • Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • All-Wheel Drive Power Train
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:64 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:10 1/2” x 1 7/8” x 2 7/8”
  • Operates On 20" Radius Curves

    Diesel DCC Features

     

  • Headlight/Taillight
  • Bell
  • Horn
  • 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