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MTH locomotives and.....

3938 Views 17 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Rayman4449
First, a BIG THANKYOU for all your replies to my past questions.  You all have been very helpful.  I am new to G scale and have taken your advice. So........
1.  In your replies to my past posts you mentioned that USA Turnouts are really good.  Well, I got some of them and I am very impressed!  The #6 is a beautiful turnout!  Question: what diameter of rail do I need to parallel the tracks?  I assume a 20 diameter. Correct?
2.  More importantly, I am interested in purchasing a locomotive from the manufacturer of MTH.  In particular the  
    4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine with Proto-Sound 2.0 - SP (Daylight) Cab No. 4449.
    It is a beautiful locomotive but what is the quality like and detail?  They have a beautiful Challenger too.  Anyone out there who has one of these or knows anything about MTH?   One thing that concerns me is that their track has a center rail.  What's up with that?

Anyway, thanks for your responses! 

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Posted By Chucks_Trains on 02/12/2008 2:32 PM
Unclehans, I'd wait until the next production run of MTH loco's come in..say like 6 months as the newer versions will be a bit better in quality than the ones available now..except the Big Boy..:) 

Actually MTH producion runs are rarely as close together as 6 months for their 1-gauge engines. If there's a specific engine you want, your best bet is to search for it, either using MTH's own search of dealer stock or on eBay.

Their online delivery schedule, not always available, didn't list a new release of their GS-4 anytime soon.

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