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WalthersProto Electro-Motive Division SW9, SW900, and SW1200 diesel locomotives

By | September 19, 2022

HO scale end-cab units arriving in Spring 2023

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Model of orange and black train locomotive

Electro-Motive Division SW9/SW900/SW1200 diesel locomotives

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with Next18 plug, $199.98; with dual-mode ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder, $299.98.

Era: 1954 to 1990s (varies depending on scheme)

Manufacturer: Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 5601 W. Florist Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218; 414-527-0770; walthers.com

Model of orange and black train locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SW1200 diesel locomotive

Electro-Motive Division SW9, SW900, and SW1200 diesel locomotives features:

  • Road-specific details
  • Detailed cab interior with seats and crew figures
  • Sill- or hood-mounted handrails as appropriate
  • Factory-installed wire grab irons
  • Five-pole, skew-wound can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio
  • Directional light-emitting diode headlights
  • Die-cast metal frame
  • RP-25 contour metal wheels
  • Proto-Max metal couplers

Release date: Spring 2023

Road names: SW9 – Chesapeake & Ohio (dark blue and yellow); Grand Trunk Western (blue and orange); and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (maroon and cream). SW900 – Lehigh Valley (red with black stripes). SW1200 – Milwaukee Road (orange and black), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green and yellow), Soo Line (red and white), and Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray). Four road numbers per scheme (two each in DC and DCC); also available undecorated.

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