FACTORY SEALED Mantua 307-06 Rare "Blue" CP 4-4-0 American Standard Locomotive HO Scale
FACTORY SEALED Mantua 307-06 Rare "Blue" CP 4-4-0 American Standard Locomotive
The 4-4-0 wheel arrangement was originated by Henry Campbell, chief engineer of the Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railway, in 1836. Like its predecessors, it was little more than a boiler on wheels. Over the next 15 years, many modifications were tried with very few being successful. In 1852 Rogers, Ketchum and Grosvenor of Patterson, New Jersey combined the best of these ideas and produced the design which would define locomotive construction for almost a century. Other major American builders, most notably Baldwin, Norris, Hinkley and Schenectady, quickly adopted the Rogers 4-4-0 design. Dubbed the "American Standard" locomotive and later simply as "American", with over 25,000 produced, it dominated U.S. rails for more than 30 years.
Many of these locomotives were colorfully painted with ornate scroll work and gleaming brass fittings. A few 4-4-0 locomotives have been preserved for public display and are frequently used in the filming of western movies.
FACTORY SEALED C-9 Mint Conditionwith Very Good Original Box.
Boiler, Cab, Tender body and frames of heavy cast metal.
Castings are sharp and clean and include highly detailed boiler fronts, smoke stacks, valves, pipes and rivet heads.
Real Brass hand rails, fittings, ornate steam domes.
Smooth, quiet brass worm gear with dual bearing drive shaft.
Authentic brass hex-head screws for spacer-assembled side rods.
Replaceable long-life brass axle bearings.
Easy rolling needle point truck axles and Tender wheels of cadmium plated steel..
Optional Upgrades Available**
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
MRRHQ Custom CanDrive MC94 Can Motor Upgrade Installed.
Seuthe #99 Smoke Generator Installed.
MRRHQ Custom AcuGlow Incandescent Working Headlamp Installed.
FREE Working rear All-Metal Kadee Knuckle Coupler (Must Select)
Mantua Catalog 1986-1989.
Factory installed headlamp was not included on Mantua 4-4-0 "Generals" until 1994.
HO Scale 1:87
Dimensions: 7 3/8"L x 2"T x 1"W
Made in U. S. A.
**By selecting ANY of these Options you are acknowledging that you WILL NOT
receive this product in sealed condition. Also, by selecting ANY of these Options this product will be certified according to the MRRHQ Certification Process at no additional charge.