The 4-6-4 tender locomotive was first introduced in 1911 and was named "Hudson" after the Class J-1a 4-6-4s designed for the New York Central in 1927. Throughout the 1920s, '30s and '40s, the wheel arrangement was widely used in North America. The type combined the basic design principles of the 4-6-2 Pacific type with an improved boiler and larger firebox that necessitated adding a second axle to the trailing truck. In general, the available tractive effort differed little from that of the Pacific, but the steam-raising ability was increased, giving more power at speed. Like the Pacific, the 4-6-4 was best suited to high-speed running across flat terrain, was well suited for high speed passenger trains and held the world speed record at least twice. In both conventional and streamliner versions, the "Hudson" was often found at the front of many line's crack limiteds.
Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.
Stored in an air-tight custom fitted heavy zip lock bag.
"Long Haul" tender body of pressure-cast Zamac high impact plastic.
Steel hand rails, rods and fittings.
Brass Bell and tender pick-up wheels.
Powerful Pittman style 5-pole motor Serviced, Tested and sealed.
Smooth, quiet nylon gears assembled on knurled axles.
Slippage-free oversize knurled drive wheel axles.
Scale 79" Drivers.
Authentic brass hex-head screws for spacer-assembled side rods.
Easy rolling needle point truck axles of cadmium plated steel.
Heavy cast metal locomotive body, tender frame and 6-wheel tender trucks.
Mantua Catalog Unknown.
Assembled loco and tender nearly 1' long weighing in at over 2 lbs.
(1 Pair) Kadee All-Metal Knuckle Couplers.
Dimensions: Locomotive 7 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2"