WalthersProto
EMD E8A - LokSound Select DCC and Sound -- Illinois Central #4019 (orange, brown, yellow)

WalthersProto
EMD E8A - LokSound Select DCC and Sound -- Illinois Central #4019 (orange, brown, yellow)

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Availability: Limited Run
Expected: 28-Feb-2019
$329.98
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  • Illinois Central
  • Walthers Part # 920-42366

Product Information

Pull your HO streamliners in style behind WalthersProto E8 diesels!
 
Introduced in April of 1949, the E8 provided buyers with a more powerful passenger engine just as many roads were expanding service. Although similar to the E7, the new model used side panels with four porthole windows and small louvers, and there was a full-length, covered grille at the roofline. Under the long hood, a pair of 567B prime movers delivered 2250 horsepower. Geared for higher speeds, E8A and B units would lead many of America's premiere trains for the next 20 years, with some finishing their long careers in commuter and fast freight service in the 1980s.
 
Each WalthersProto E8 diesel features:
  • Limited edition - one time run of these configurations
  • Available with LokSound Select for DCC and DC operation
  • Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 12:1 ratio for smooth, quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Superb paint & lettering
  • LED constant brighness headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

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    Based on units in service from the 1950s to late 1960s with:
    • Rectangular cab vent
    • Dual lens lower headlight in door
    • Gyralight in upper headlight housing
    • Brass Nathan P5 air horn
    • Horizontal air grilles
    • Wire grabs & etched metal platform on nose
    • Flush numberboards
    • Single steam generator
    • Skirted fuel tank
    • Freight-type pilot
    • Winterization hatches
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