MRRHQ White Pass & Yukon Mixed Passenger/Freight Set w/Custom YP&Y #73 Replica & DCC/Sound HO Scale

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MRRHQ White Pass & Yukon Mixed Passenger/Freight Set w/Custom YP&Y #73 Replica & DCC/Sound

The White Pass & Yukon Railroad was built during the Klondike gold rush days to provide rail service to the Yukon. By 1900, 110 miles of narrow-gauge track were built from the port at Skagway, Alaska, over the spectacular White Pass, through British Columbia and on into Whitehorse in the Yukon.

Unlike many of its contemporaries, the WP&Y survived the 1930s depression, boomed during WW II building the Alaska Highway, added diesel power in the 1960s and pioneered multi-modal containerized shipping. In 1982, the major mines in the Yukon were closed and as a result the WP&Y ceased operations. In 1988 the WP&Y was reopened from Skagway, AK to Bennett in British Columbia as a tourist railroad.

The WP&Y offers scenic train excursions to cruise ship passengers and independent travelers out of Skagway, Alaska, a restored gold rush town and headquarters of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Between June and August, the WP&Y offers special steam excursions, using Steam Engine #73, between Skagway and Lake Bennett, British Columbia.

White Pass & Yukon #73 is an operating steam locomotive. It was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the White Pass and Yukon Route in May 1947. After retirement on June 30th, 1964, the locomotive was moved to Bennett, British Columbia, in 1968 for display. In 1979 the locomotive was moved again to Whitehorse, Yukon, this time to be restored. Restoration was completed in 1982, and the locomotive has been back in service since then. It is currently the larger of two operating steam locomotives on the line.


Stock IHCM9838 - WP&Y #73 - Our Modified IHCM9838

A signature feature of the real world WP&Y #73 2-8-2 Mikado is the distinctive handrail configuration on the boiler front. Our stock IHCM9838 didn't have it. The bell and headlamp locations were also incorrect, the Drive Wheels too large (sadly, can't be helped) and there was no boiler front Number Plate. All told, simply not good enough for our sensational MRRHQ Custom WP&Y Mixed Passenger/Freight Set. Many hours and lots of trial and error later, our new, much more prototypically correct, one-of-a-kind IHCM9838 WP&Y #73 was born. Ain't we swell and ain't she sweet?

The LOCOMOTIVE

  • Modified C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Awesome WOWSound 101KA DCC/Sound Decoder w/KEEP Alive Installed.
  • Operating Headlamp.
  • Factory installed Rear Tender Lighting.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods.
  • Real brass bell.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful state-of-the-art can motor w/flywheel.
  • Scale 63" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with dummy front and working rear Knuckle Couplers.
  • Upgraded with Woodland Scenics Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
  • Made in Slovenia by Mehano. Production Year 2006.

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

The COACHES

  • (1) Roundhouse 3778 34' WP&Y Overton Baggage Coach
  • (1) Roundhouse 3792 34' WP&Y Overton Combine Coach
  • (1) Roundhouse 3713 34' WP&Y Overton Passenger Coach
  • (1) Roundhouse 3770 34' WP&Y Overton Passenger Coach

FEATURES:

  • Proprietary MRRHQ Custom MagLED® Interior Lighting.
    • More than TWICE THE BATTERY LIFE of all other comparable products.
    • Zero Current Draw when off unlike all other comparable systems.
    • "Geez we're not kidding" first-time-every-time magnetic turn-on turn-off.
    • Mounted with Velcro® Discs for simple, eventual, battery replacement.
    • Constant Light Level Intensity.
  • Tinted Clerestory Windows.
  • Modern "Crystal Clear" Acetate Windows.
  • MRRHQ Custom Front and Rear Curtain Details.
  • MRRHQ Custom 3D Printed coach specific Interiors.
  • Upgraded with Walthers Proto all-metal RP25 Wheel Sets.
  • Upgraded with all-metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • Professionally Assembled by MRRHQ from New Old Stock Kits w/ Mint Original Boxes.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" L x 1 7/8" T x 1 5/16" W

The FREIGHT CARS

  • (3) Mantua Classics 721325 WP&Y 34' Wooden Reefers RTR.

FEATURES:

  • C9 Mint Condition with Mint Original Boxes.
  • Renumbered #51, 52 and 53.
  • Custom Simulated Wood Floors.
  • Custom Goods and Machine Tool Loads.
  • Upgraded with Walthers Proto all-metal RP25 Wheel Sets. (Original Wheel Sets included.)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" L x 1 7/8" T x 1 5/16" W

HO Scale 1:87



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