MTH 10-1262-0 400E Std Gauge Steam Loco

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Name
MTH 10-1262-0 400E Std Gauge Steam Loco
Taxonomy
Std Gauge Modern / Steam Loco / 400E / Other / MTH
DASH ID
MT-0974680
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Weight
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Mfr Part No.
10-1262-0
Mfr
MTH
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Description

MTH 10-1262-0 400E Tinplate Steam Engine (Traditional) - Crackle Black w/Brass Trim. Produced from 1931 to 1939, the 400E was the best standard gauge steamer that money could buy. In the late 1930s, a 400E with its train of passenger cars would set you back about 75 dollars - the same as a train trip from Chicago to San Francisco, including a sixteen-day stay in the city by the bay. The 1931 catalog that introduced the 400E depicted a real engineer praising the model to a pair of knicker-clad boys: “‘Just like mine‘ says Bob Butterfield, engineer of the 20th Century Limited.“ Apparently the engineer of the New York Central 4-6-4 Hudson ignored the fact that the 400E was short one set of drivers, to enable it to negotiate standard gauge curves. While the 400E is best known for pulling the Blue Comet passenger set, it is also one of only two steamers to be cataloged with the large 200-series freight cars.

M.T.H. makes the shiny baked-enamel finish of this largest of standard-gauge steamers available in a selection of accurate 1930s paint schemes - as well as several never-before-offered real roadnames. Four-car passenger sets, modeled after the original Blue Comet cars, are available to match each of these handsome paint schemes.

This engine features Baked Enamel Finish, Colorful Paint Scheme, Metal Wheels and Axles, Operating Metal Latch Couplers, Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell, Stamped Steel Boiler, Die-Cast Tender Body, Die-Cast Metal Chassis, Track Voltage Operating Headlight, Bild-a-Loco Motor, Mechanical E-Unit, and Nickel Trim. The unit measures:32 1/2“ x 4 1/4“ x 5 3/4“. It operates on STD-42 Curves.

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