This MRRHQ Collectible HO Scale Mantua 310-06 1880 Central Pacific 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 Mantua for only two years, and in only four road names, this rare and spectacular locomotive class of models are some of the most striking to ever grace the rails.
C-8 Mint Condition with Good Original Box.
MRRHQ Locomotive Works restored, serviced, tested and certified.
Little or no indication of run time.
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 needle point truck axles of cadmium plated steel.
Heavy cast metal locomotive and tender frames.
Upgraded with working rear Kadee all-metal Knuckle Coupler.
Optional Upgrades Available:
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder with Keep Alive Installed.
TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
MRRHQ Custom Directional Tender Rear "Soft White" LED Lighting.
Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
Mantua Catalog 1978-1980.
Check our "Blog" for historical information about this legendary locomotive class.
HO Scale 1:87
Dimensions: Locomotive 6 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2"