Lionel 6-38058 Joshua Lionel Cowen Series H-7 Class 2-8-8-2 Chesapeake & Ohio #1580 TMCC

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Joshua Lionel Cowen Series H-7 Class 2-8-8-2 LocomotivesThis third entry of the Joshua Lionel Cowen Series represents the first time that this historic steamer has ever been offered in die-cast metal O gauge. The H-7 Class was the first fleet of simple articulated steam locomotives in America and influenced later designs such as the Challenger and Allegheny. First built for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in 1924, the H-7 2-8-8-2 articulated became the mainline freighter of choice through the 1930s. Even with the advent of more modern power, the H-7 class served on the C&O through the end of steam in the 1950s.Some of these "Simple Simons" even worked far away from their eastern origins. During World War II, the Union Pacific purchased 30 of these steamers from the C&O. Equipped with big 21,000 gallon tenders, the H-7's fought up Sherman Hill with Challengers and Big Boys.Living up to a level of detail worthy of the Joshua Lionel Cowen Series, virtually all piping and appliances on the H-7 locomotives are separately applied. The cab interior is accurately detailed and painted. Each version includes running boards, handrails and tenders specific to their particular prototype. Both tenders include separately applied coal, as well as easy-to-access RailSounds controls under opening tender water hatches.The Lionel H-7 locomotives also mark the debut of the RailSounds 5.0 sound system. New CrewTalk and TowerCom announcements allow increased interaction between the train crew and the dispatcher. Announcements even vary when the locomotive is moving or when it is stopped. Updated DynaChuff synchronized chuffing includes 15 levels of intensity that shift automatically with the locomotive's speed or can be adjusted manually for customized effects. The enhanced MultiWhistle effect now doubles the variety of whistle sounds. An all-new, independently adjustable volume control allows you to lower the level of background effects such as chuffing or the compressor from your CAB-1 Remote Controller while keeping operator-controlled effects such as whistle and bell at full volume. For those who prefer to run the H-7 in a non-TMCC environment, most of the RailSounds 5.0 effects, even CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements, are accessible with most conventional transformers.

  • Produced from all-new tooling
  • TrainMaster Command Control equipped—able to run in Command Control Mode or in Conventional Transformer Control Mode
  • Odyssey System for speed control with ON/OFF switch
  • Refined Conventional Transformer Control Mode with lower starting speeds, improved smoke output and simplified Odyssey System controls
  • New RailSounds 5.0 sound system with new intelligible CrewTalk dialog, more TowerCom announcements and additional operator-controlled sound effects such as a water injector
  • Distinctive, custom recorded RailSounds effects, prototypical for each road name
  • New DynaChuff synchronized chuffing, including a manual mode that allows the operator to easily shift chuff intensity between 15 different levels
  • FatBoy speaker system for the ultimate in sound reproduction
  • High-torque Pittman® motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether connection between locomotive and tender
  • Directional lighting with operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
  • Illuminated classification lights
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, frame, pilot and trucks
  • Chassis suspension for smooth operation over switches and uneven trackage
  • Scale front coupler with interchangeable O gauge coupler
  • Four traction tires
  • Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
  • Separately applied details including whistle cord and flexible air hoses
  • Painted exterior valve handles
  • Accurate separately applied builder's plates
  • Flickering ashpan
  • Flickering firebox in cab
  • Authentically detailed, painted and illuminated cab interior
  • Opening cab roof hatches
  • Sliding cab windows with window glass
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • Individually opening tender water hatches reveal
  • easy-to-access RailSounds controls
  • Realistic, separately applied coal load
  • ElectroCoupler on rear of tender
  • Illuminated marker lights on rear of tender
    • Rail Line: Chesapeake & Ohio
    • Road Number: 1580
    • Gauge: Standard O Scale 

    • Brand: Lionel
    • Min Curve: O-72
    • Dimensions: Lenght:  30 1/2"
    • Most Recent Catalog: Classic Trains Vol. 1 2004