PIKO 38244 RDG Camelback Steam Locomotive 1396 (DCC-Sound & Smoke)

PIKO 38244 RDG Camelback Steam Locomotive 1396 (DCC-Sound & Smoke)

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In their quest to reduce fuel cost while increasing tractive effort for new steam locomotives, North American designers developed a new wide smoke box design that allowed the use of anthracite waste as a cheap fuel source. Introduced during the second half of the 19th century the new smoke box was so wide that it would have blocked the view of the engineer, thus the cab had to be moved atop and astride the boiler. Only the fireman remained in his usual spot between firebox and tender. To this day the "Camelback" design is also known under the somewhat peculiar name Mother Hubbard in the US.

The PIKO model in Reading livery, an 0-6-0 Camelback represents a late design with a tender and roof for the fireman. Similar Camelbacks were built until 1927 when construction of new Camelbacks was banned for safety reasons.

Features of the locomotive are:
Bright, directional LED lights and 5-Volt smoke system
High volume 3-watt digital steam sound system
Built in dual-mode decoder for full-feature operation on either analog or digital 
Condition New

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