Thursday, May 7, 2009

HO Walthers Proto Heritage 2000 2-10-2 IC # 2952 QSI

Illinois Central #2952 - Baker Valve Gear
Walthers Part # 920-60019, p. 36 Walthers 2009 HO Scale Reference

HO scale, $469.98, sold out at Walthers

Big Power for Big Jobs

PROTO 2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA Heavy 2-10-2s are perfect for handling long, heavy freights. Based on United States Railway Administration designs from W.W.I, they had larger, heavier boilers and drivers for use on heavily built lines with few weight restrictions. Following the war, several roads that needed big power ordered copies of these successful USRA locos. Many USRA Heavy 2-10-2s ran until the end of steam, so they’ll look right at home on your post W.W.I pike. They have all the performance features you expect from PROTO steam locos including a five-pole, skew-wound motor, and they’re loaded with applied details. USRA Heavy 2-10-2s are available with or without Quantum® sound and DCC decoder, and sound-equipped versions will run just fine on standard DC layouts with no modifications.