MTH Announces Return of HO GS-4 Steam Locomotives

May 14th 2013

If you've been in the market for a stellar new centerpiece to your layout, you won't want to miss MTH's latest announcement. 

Fans of MTH know they're getting a show-stopper anytime they buy a new MTH piece, and I'm glad to announce that the company has returned to their HO lineup to bring back the GS-4 and GS-6 steam locomotives in more than 16 unique configurations. You can read all the details and browse the new configuations below or visit MTH's website for even more information.   

HO GS-4 Steam Locomotives Return To M.T.H. HO Lineup

April 23, 2013 - M.T.H. Electric Trains will be re-releasing its Southern Pacific Gs-4 and Gs-6 die-cast HO steam engine next month in Spring in eight paint schemes in a total of 16 different configurations. Each model comes equipped with the most advanced sound and operating system ever installed in HO scale. Command operators can choose DCC or DCS operation and unlock the richest set of features in model railRoading.

Operated in Conventional DC, DCC or DCS, M.T.H. HO engines feature incredibly smooth operation and the most amazing synchronized chuffing and smoking found in HO locomotives today. Each locomotive features a prototypically correct four chuffs and puffs, in time to the drivers' revolution. Controlled by sophisticated electronics, there are no mechanical parts that control the chuffing and puffing ensuring a smooth and quiet running chassis.

Despite the incredible advances found in M.T.H. HO locomotives, we know that our engines must be seen and heard to be appreciated. Dealers who demo M.T.H. models have consistently reported stronger sales and more customer enthusiasm and traffic. If you keep these locomotives locked up in the showcase, you're missing out on excitement and sales!

Choose from any of the following versions:

Available In

Item No. 80-3211-1 Southern Pacific Lines (Daylight, Cab No. 4434) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3211-5 Southern Pacific Lines (Daylight, Cab No. 4434) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3212-1 Southern Pacific Lines (Daylight, Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3212-5 Southern Pacific Lines (Daylight, Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3213-1 Southern Pacific (Daylight, Cab No. 4444) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3213-5 Southern Pacific (Daylight, Cab No. 4444) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3214-1 Southern Pacific (Daylight, Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3214-5 Southern Pacific (Daylight, Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3226-1 Southern Pacific (Black, Cab No. 4452) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3226-5 Southern Pacific (Black, Cab No. 4452) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3227-1 Southern Pacific (Black, Cab No. 4461) 4-8-4 GS-6 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3227-5 Southern Pacific (Black, Cab No. 4461) 4-8-4 GS-6 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3228-1 Western Pacific (Black, Cab No. 482) 4-8-4 GS-6 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3228-5 Western Pacific (Black, Cab No. 482) 4-8-4 GS-6 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

Item No. 80-3229-1 American Freedom (Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Item No. 80-3229-5 American Freedom (Cab No. 4449) 4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3E+

These cars are beauties, but a side profile image just doesn't do them justice. MTH isn't wrong when claiming these must be seen in action to be truly appreciated. Thankfully they've provided a video of a few running layouts, and it's easy to marvel at these cars.

If you're sold like me, start keeping your eyes out. These are set to ship this month, and begin at $500 per configuration. I don't think anyone who adds one to their collection will be disappointed.

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