This MRRHQ Collectible HO Scale Tyco 253-24 1880 D&RG 4-8-0 "Mastodon" Twelve Wheeler Locomotive is a magnificent example of the "Iron Horse", the locomotive that spanned the plains and did so much to open the West. Its' ornate and colorful decoration, with gleaming brass parts, earned for it the title of the "Belle of the Plains". Offered by Tyco for only two years, and in only two road names, this rare and spectacular locomotive class of models are some of the most striking to ever grace the rails.
Upgraded C-8 Mint Condition with Excellent Original box.
MRRHQ Locomotive Works restored, serviced, tested and certified.
Little or no indication of run time.
Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom Directional Tender Rear Lighting.
One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast Zamac high impact plastic.
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 and tender pick-up wheels.
Powerful Pittman style 5-pole motor.
Smooth, quiet nylon gears assembled on knurled axles.
Authentic brass hex-head screws for spacer-assembled side rods.
Replaceable long-life brass axle bearings.
Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
Heavy cast metal locomotive and tender frames.
Upgraded with rear Kadee all-metal Knuckle Coupler.
Optional Upgrades Available:
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed.