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30-2759-3 Q Type 3-Car Subway Add-on Set (Non-Powered


30-2759-3 New York Transit (Green) RailKing Original MSRP $199.95 2007 Volume 1 Catalog (cv) Q Type 3-Car Subway Add-on Set (Non-Powered) - 1616 A, 1616 B, 1616 C Car #'s Product Details In the late 1930s, the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation rebuilt 90 turn-of-the-century wooden elevated cars for service to the 1939-40 World's Fair. Steel ends replaced the original open wood platforms and the BMT shops installed new doors and control systems. The cars were semi-permanently coupled into three-car sets, with two motorized units flanking an unpowered trailer. The Q (for "Queens") cars served on the Flushing Line until 1949 and the following year began a new career on the Third Avenue Elevated. Like the proverbial phoenix, the cars - now more than half a century old - began yet another life in 1957, when they were moved to the Myrtle Avenue Elevated. When the Q-Types were finally retired in 1969, the oldest cars had been in continuous service for 66 years - the longest career of any New York City transit car. Today you can see a preserved Q-Type in the New York Transit Museum, the only rail museum in America located in a former subway station. The RailKing Q-Type El cars feature transit stop simulation available only from M.T.H. Designed specifically for our municipal transit cars, the unique Proto-Soundr 2.0 transit program features Station Stop Proto-Effects, allowing you to program the train to stop automatically at designated station stops, even in Conventional Mode. When configured to run on automatic, the Q-Type stops itself at locations you define and calls out station names that you select in advance; the train essentially runs itself. And when you program the Q-Type for an out-and-back route, it even reverses itself and heads back downtown when it reaches the end of the line - stopping along the way at each station to broadcast the name of the stop and the hustle and bustle of passengers coming and going. For more information on the Q-Type and the entire New York City transit system, visit www.nycsubway.org Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge Product Features Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies Metal Wheels and Axles Overhead Interior Lighting Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks Fast-Angle Wheel Sets Detailed Car Interiors 2-Car Sets Feature (2) Coaches Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes Unit Measures:14 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 3 1/8" Operates On O-31 Curves

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  • Model: 30-2759-3
  • Shipping Weight: 15kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: MTH

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 13 July, 2008.

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