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IHC Premier M9914 L&N Class K-4 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive #234 HO Scale

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IHC Premier M9914 L&N Class K-4 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive #234

"Heavier and longer trains required engines of greater capacity, so in 1905 L&N purchased its first Pacifics, K-1s 150-154, from Rogers. They were light, 187,800 pounds, and had 69" drivers-but that was 22,000 pounds and 2" more than the newest Ten-Wheelers, and their wider fireboxes and longer boilers gave the Pacifics greater steaming capacity. So successful were the 4-6-2s that between 1906 and 1909 South Louisville built 40 more, K-1s 155-174 and K-2s 175-194. The K-2s came with superheaters, piston valves, and cylinders a half inch larger; many K-1s were likewise upgraded, including no 152, which survives in operating condition at Kentucky Railroad Museum. The K-1s and K-2s took over on the Cincinnati-Atlanta and Cincinnati-New Orleans main lines. In later years most of them wound up on the flatter Gulf Coast-South Alabama divisions. One K-2 was rebuilt with a trailing truck booster and assigned to the heavy New Orleans Limited out of Mobile.

Two groups of slightly larger Pacifics, classes K-3 and K-4, were designed and built at South Louisville between 1912 and 1921. They had straight boilers and running boards, piston valves, superheaters and fireboxes with divided or partially sloped grates, The K-3s were numbered 195-211; the K-4s, 2212-2215 (classed K-4A and numbered separately for accounting reasons) 216-239. The K-3s had 21 1/2" x 28" cylinders, an inch larger than the K-2s, and weighed 211,500 pounds; the K-4s had 22" cylinders and weighed 233,300 pounds, still light for a Pacific, and were L&N's first Pacifics with outside-journal trailing trucks." (From: "Guide to North American Steam Locomotives" compiled by the late George H. Drury.)


  • Perfect C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded w/MRRHQ Custom Bridge Rectifier Controlled Always On LED Headlamp.
  • Factory installed Rear Tender Lighting Upgraded w/MRRHQ Custom LED.
  • 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 73" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with working rear Kadee all-metal Knuckle Coupler.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Digital Sound Decoder Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101KA DCC/Digital Sound Decoderw/Keep Alive Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX DCC/Sound Decoders also available.
  • Made in Slovenia by Mehano. Production Year 1997.

HO Scale 1:87

Dimensions: Locomotive 7 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2"

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