KATO 126-0307LS N Scale Southern Pacific 4-8-4 GS4 Steam Loco SP "Daylight" 4449 with DCC & LokSound
This Kato N Scale SP Class GS-4 4-8-4 with LokSound and DCC is based on the streamlined locomotives built by Lima for the Southern Pacific. It features flat rear radiators used on earlier-production units. The prototype GS-4 runs on eight massive 80" drivers, 300lbs psi boiler pressure, and puts out a roaring 5,500 horsepower at 55mph, with a maximum speed of 110 mph. The large drivers gave the locomotive a high top speed; the telling mark of a steam engine built for passenger service. The GS-4 was delivered in the early 1940s for the SPs premier passenger trains, finding its way to the Daylight series of name trains and wearing the classy orange and red passenger scheme. Several GS-4s have worn different schemes including #4449, which is still in operation in 2022.
One of the more unique specifications for the GS-4 by the SP was its Mars light, a necessity with the large amount of grade crossings and fog present on the West Coast. The Mars light, like ditch lights on modern locomotives, was utilized as a warning for grade crossings that a high speed train was approaching, its shifting light patterns serving as an eye catcher in foggy conditions. This ready-to-run, sound and DCC-equipped 4-8-4 features mechanism with flywheels, directional LED headlight, simulated working Mars light, highly detailed body, great decoration and Kato knuckle couplers. This locomotive will be at home on the head end of your railroad's SP passenger consists. This Class GS-4 4-8-4 is equipped with an ESU LokSound sound and DCC decoder for use on DCC layouts, but can also be operated on standard DC layouts, but not in consist with standard DC locos and with limited sound functionality.
- Designed to accompany the Kato Southern Pacific "1940s As-Delivered Daylight" Passenger Train sets, able to pull all 18 cars without assistance
- Drivers are operated by functional side rods for smooth performance
- Electrical pickup from both driver and tender for constant electrical connection
- Operating (simulated) Mars light
- Operating headlight
- Illuminated number boards
- Detailed cab interior
- Front and rear Kato magnetic knuckle couplers
- All detail parts installed