Rare 1970's Tyco Ho Pennsylvania Die-cast Mikado 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Rare 1970's Tyco Ho Pennsylvania Die-cast Mikado 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive & Tender:
Rare 1970's Tyco/Mantua HO Pennsylvania Die-Cast Mikado 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive & Tender, Model #208-01 (Produced 1971-1977), C-7 in Original Tyco Box
Condition: C-7 Excellent Condition – Manufacturer: Tyco/Mantua – Scale/Era: HO Gauge Modern (this engine/item dates from 1975 to 1977 – Model Type: Mikado 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive with Tender – Railroad Name: Pennsylvania
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Here listed is an admirable HO steam locomotive that model railroading enthusiasts can appreciate. This Tyco (Brown Box Era) Mikado 2-8-2 steam locomotive was produced in assembled and kit formats from 1971-1977. This Mikado Pennsylvania Lighted model 208-01 is a pre-assembled/built version from between 1975 and 1977. It is a die-cast model HO engine per the strong Tyco & Mantua steam locomotives made to pull rolling stock for serious model railroaders; a heavy powerful workhorse. This Mikado 2-8-2 locomotive is black and in C-7 excellent condition. There a some small touch up points for black paint on engine side rails, one on engine top and smoke stack (small/minor). The tender is plastic and mint condition. This die-cast locomotive has a power drive, so if you want to pull a long line of rolling stock, this engine will do the job, and will also add a nice rare vintage quality Tyco/Mantua engine to your HO railroad collection. Engine & Tender come in the original Tyco box. The box does show significant wear per age/use/shelf storage. Here are some additional details...
Tyco (Tyco/Mantua) HO Mikado 2-8-2 Pennsylvania Lighted Steam Locomotive & Tender / No: 208-01 in Original Tyco Box
Black Painted Die-Cast Body / Black Plastic Engineer’s Cabin/Hood & Pennsylvania Coal Tender / Metal body, chassis, handrails & brass bell / Powder Die Cast Metal Wheels (on front & rear trucks and tender) / Engine and tender measure approximately 12.5" long / Lighted Headlight on Engine / Railname Pennsylvania 4073 / Originally Produced/Sold between 1975 and 1977
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- About Mikado 2-8-2 Locomotives -
During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USRA locomotives were “the first successful standardization of American motive power” — and the only standard designs until the diesel era.
The most popular of the USRA designs was the 2-8-2 Mikado, which was heavy main line steam power in the World War I era. USRA Mikados came in a light version with a smaller axle loading for lighter rail and a heavy version for use on heavier rail. Under the USRA, 625 Light Mikes were turned out by the “Big Three” American locomotive builders — Alco, Baldwin, and Lima — representing more than a third of all government-built engines.The very first USRA engine built was Baltimore & Ohio No. 4500, a light Mikado that is preserved today in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD. At the direction of Baldwin Locomotive Works Senior VP Samuel Vauclain, No. 4500 was constructed in a record 20 days so Baldwin would have the honor of delivering the first USRA locomotive on July 4, 1918.The USRA designs were modern but conservative; they broke little new ground but incorporated the best practices of their day. USRA Mikes were delivered with a mechanical stoker and power reverse at a time when the Pennsy’s new L1s Mikados were still hand fired and had screw-operated hand reversing units.
After the war, the basic USRA designs were used by railroads across the nation, and about one-quarter of the Mikados built in the United States were either of USRA designs or descendants of those designs. While Mikados were generally relegated to lesser duties as heavier power arrived in the 1920s and ‘30s, many USRA Mikes outlasted later, more modern steam engines because they were relatively simple and durable. The last 2-8-2 built for U.S. service was a light Mike of USRA design constructed by Lima in 1944 for the Akron, Canton & Youngstown, and B&O No. 4500 steamed for 39 years before retiring in 1957.
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