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IHC Premier M9516 Great Northern Class F-8 2-8-0 Consolidation Locomotive #1246 HO Scale

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IHC Premier M9516 GN Class F-8 2-8-0 Consolidation Locomotive #1246

From its introduction in 1866 and well into the early twentieth century, the 2-8-0 design was considered to be the ultimate heavy freight locomotive. The 2-8-0’s forte was starting and moving 'impressive loads at unimpressive speeds' and its versatility gave the type its longevity. The practical limit of the design was reached in 1915, when it was realized that there was no further development possible with a locomotive of this wheel arrangement.

"In the 1890's GN like many other railroads bought large numbers of Twelve Wheelers, one of which was for a brief period of time the world's largest locomotive. The 4-8-0's had 55" drivers and consequently were slow machines; they were intended for service service in the mountains. The usual successor to the 4-8-0 was the 2-8-0, usually with drivers in the 60" - 63" range. GN's Consolidations had the same 55" drivers as the Twelve Wheelers and generally worked the same mountain territory.Some os the 2-8-0's were fitted with superheaters and piston valves in the 1920's; many were converted to 0-8-0's for switching." (From "The Guide to North American Steam Locomotives" compiled by George H. Drury.)


  • Gorgeous C-9 Mint Condition with Mint Original Box.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Operating Headlamp.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom LED rear Tender Lighting.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods, guides, hand rails, fittings and coupler lift bars.
  • Real brass bell.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful state-of-the-art can motor w/flywheel.
  • Scale 60" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with working front and rear Knuckle Couplers.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • SOUNDTRAXX 852204 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX 852204 Standard DCC Decoder w/810160 Keep Alive Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX TSU1100 Digital DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX TSU1100 Digital DCC/Sound Decoder w/810160 Keep Alive Installed.
    • Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
  • Made in Slovenia by Mehano. Production Year 2000.

HO Scale 1:87

Dimensions: Locomotive 6 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 1/8" Tender 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2"

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