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Kato USA Model Train Products #7210 HO EMD SD80MAC Norfolk Southern Locomotive

Kato USA Model Train Products #7210 HO EMD SD80MAC Norfolk Southern Locomotive

  • DCC Friendly mechanism with a standard 8-pin plug for easy decoder installation
  • Directional headlights and lighted ditch lights
  • All wheel electrical pickup from scale 42″ blackened metal wheels
  • Comes with a number of consumer applied detail parts such as individually molded windshield wipers, MU hoses and grab irons
  • Minimum turning radius of 18″

Weighing in at more than 400,000 pounds and with a length in excess of 80 feet and massive 5,000 horsepower tractive effort, the SD80MAC is one of the heaviest, longest and most powerful single diesel locomotives in the world. Originally purchased by Conrail, the locomotives were divided up between CSX and Norfolk Southern when the railroad dissolved. The locomotives which are still in service today now wear the “unibrow” paint scheme along with the NS Horsehead logo – distinguishable from the

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Accumulating toy trains is a very popular hobby amongst numerous individuals. Some collect them because they are reminded of their childhood, or because they had one or two of these reasonable toys passed down to them via the generations. Standard gauge toy trains are one of the most popular collectible toy trains. There are numerous replicas and types to select from, and a few of these toy trains are quite tough to come by. If you’re new to accumulating toy trains or are just looking for distinctive pieces to add for your assortment, you’re about to find out what makes these mini-locomotives a one-of-a-kind tradition in toy trains.

So what exactly makes a standard gauge toy train much more desirable than other people? Ask any collector of standard gauge toy trains and they’re most likely to explain it in fantastic detail. Standard gauge trains typically tend to model the originals much more precisely than other accessible gauges. Compared to other toy trains, such as replicas of old Lionel, standard gauge trains truly possess a distinctive way of grabbing the interest of the collector. This is most likely because the standard gauge toy trains are strikingly identical to the actual trains utilized in the days of old.

The concept of toy trains has existed for centuries and at one time, was the toy of choice for numerous children in America. The standard gauge toy train was an concept originally place into movement through the Lionel Corporation, in an work to boost the sales of toy trains in the United States in the starting with the 20th century. The term “standard gauge’ refers to the size and diameter of railroad tracks for the toy trains. The Lionel Corporation created a three-rail track of about 54 mm in between each outside rail, which in turn did not function very nicely with gauge 1 productions from Europe. Soon the concept spread to other producers in America, beneath the name “wide gauge”. Standard gauge was discontinued in 1940 due to the costly price of manufacturing. It’s now a desired assortment trait because standard gauge is precisely accurate to its actual bigger model edition in mean scale.

Standard gauge toy trains stay a popular assortment merchandise as it nears its centennial anniversary. It has turn out to be the choice of numerous collectors and it is most popular on show around the holidays, observed in several shops and buying malls. So exactly where can one find these distinctive pieces? There are several places to find standard gauge toy trains and for great offers if you know exactly where to look. A simple search of the internet will provide you with several websites that sell standard gauge items, as well as eBay along with other on-line auctions. You can also find some informational websites and places to participate in blogging on standard gauge toy trains.

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