MTH WM #404 EMD F-7 B Diesel Locomotive ProtoSound/DC/DCC – 8021131


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Manufactured by the Electro-Motive division of GM (EMD) from 1949 to 1953, the F-7 was a welcome relief to the strict guidelines set in place by the War Production Board during WWII. By 1945 the war had ended and the restrictions were lifted. EMD took advantage of having no limitations on supplies and released their F-series locomotives that same summer. The EMD F-7 shared the same smooth faced pilots and coupler shrouds as the earlier F3, the only noticeable difference between the two was the F-7’s modified primary internal equipments, and the replacement of the F-3’s chicken wire grilles with stainless steel upper body grilles.

This 1500hp diesel electric locomotive worked hard to meet industry demand after the four years of restriction during the war. Universally associated with North American railroads until the 1970’s, EMD’s F-7 continued to be used for decades as railroads found them inexpensive to operate and maintain. Originally introduced as a freight-hauling unit, by EMD, the F-7 was also frequently used in passenger service. The F-7 wound up being the best selling carbody-style diesel EMD ever produced, selling over 3,700 units to 49 different railroads. They stayed in service until 1970 and assured itself a place in the railroad record books as a triumph of diesel productivity.

M.T.H. is proud to offer the drama of this postwar locomotive in HO scale. The M.T.H. HO FA-2 Diesel Sets include Proto Sound 3.0 offering authentic EMD 567 prime mover sounds, first generation diesel horn and bell, crew station sounds, break sounds, and cab chatter. The F7 features superb detailing that characterizes all M.T.H. HO diesels, with added-on details that include legible builder’s plates, grab irons, multiple-unit hoses, rooftop lift rings, see-through rooftop fans, steam generator exhaust stack (for passenger versions), windshield wipers, and trucks with separately-applied spring hangers, brake cylinders, and air pipes. This HO locomotive comes available in the markings of Santa Fe, Erie Lackawanna, Western Maryland, Northern Pacific and Chesapeake & Ohio.

Directionally Controlled LED Headlights
Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
1:87 Scale Proportions
Metal Wheels and Axles
(1) Scale Operating Kadee Coupler
(1) Operating Kadee Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
Detailed Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
Powerful 12-Volt 5-Pole Skew-Wound Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Lighted Cab Interior
Illuminated Number Boards
Lighted Marker Lights
(2) Engineer Cab Figures
On-Board DCC Receiver
Operates On Code 70, 83, & 100 Rail Curves
Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives can be controlled in command mode with any DCC compliant command control system. While the user won’t have access to all of the incredible features of Proto-Sound 3.0, independent control over the locomotive is possible. This means you can continue to use your existing DCC controller to independently control your other DCC equipped locomotives in addition to your Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive on the same track at the same time.

When using a DCC controller, the following Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive features are accessible:
F0 Headlight
F1 Bell
F2 Horn
F3 Start-up/Shut-down
F5 Lights (Number Board)
F6 Master Volume
F7 Front Coupler
F8 Rear Coupler
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Smoke On/Off
F12 Smoke Volume
F13 Grade Crossing
F14 Coupler Slack
F15 Extended Start-up
F16 Extended Shut-down
F17 Rev Up
F18 Rev Down
F19 Engine Sounds (On/Off)
F20 Single Horn Blast
F21 Coupler Close
F22 Feature Reset
F23 Idle Sequence 1
F24 Idle Sequence 2
F25 Idle Sequence 3
F26 One Shot Doppler (On/Off)
F27 Brake Sounds (On/Off)
F28 Cab Chatter (On/Off)
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:7″ x 1 7/16″ x 2 3/8″
Operates On 18″ Radius Curves

Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 16 × 7 × 7 in