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MTH RailKing O 30-20812-1 ES44AC Imperial Diesel and Caboose Set, GE Evolution #2021

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On January 1, 2015, stricter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 rules went into effect for new production diesel locomotives, requiring a 70% reduction in nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions. Of the two U.S. makers of mainline freight engines, General Electric and EMD, only GE was ready with a new Tier 4 diesel.

More than two years earlier, in August 2012, GE had outshopped No. 2015, the first demonstrator of its "Ecomagination" technology for meeting Tier 4 standards. What GE wanted to avoid was the "after-treatment" solution used since 2010 in heavy truck engines: carrying a tankfull of a chemical called urea that reacts with exhaust gas to neutralize nitrogen oxide. Instead GE developed an ingenious system that recirculates hot exhaust gas back into the engine; the net result is that switching to a new GE diesel is the equivalent of removing 12,000 cars from our nation's highways.

Our superbly detailed, top-of-the-line RailKing Imperial model of this modern freight mover features a full range of locomotive sounds recorded from an actual ES44AC. Outfitted with twin powerful flywheel-equipped motors, all-metal wheels and gears, and our revolutionary Proto-Speed Control, our ES44AC will haul long freights at any speed from a crawl to full throttle. Remotely activated front and rear Proto-Couplers allow you to pick up and drop off freight wherever you like. Additional Imperial features on the ES44AC include operating diesel exhaust smoke and flashing ditch lights.

Set Features:

ES44 Diesel Locomotive
Extended Vision Caboose

Locomotive Features:
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
Metal Chassis
Metal Handrails and Horn
(2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
(2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
Illuminated LED Number Boards
Operating LED Ditch Lights
Operating LED Charging Lights
(2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
Onboard DCC Receiver
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Near Scale Sizing
Locomotive Measures: 17" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Operates On O-31 Curves

Caboose Features:
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Stamped Metal Floors
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Operating Metal Latch Couplers
Caboose Interiors With Overhead Lighting
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Near-Scale Proportions
Locomotive Measures: 17" x 2 10 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Operates On O-27 Curves

SKU: MTH-30-20812-1


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