MTH Rail King 30-2759-1: Q Type 3-Car Subway Set with Proto-Sound 2.0
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.
- Directionally Controlled Headlights
- Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplersr
- Authentic Paint Scheme
- Operates On O-31 Track
- Locomotive Speed Control
- All Metal Wheels and Gears
- (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors In Powered Unit
- Metal Chassis
- Die-Cast Truck Sides
- Lighted Interior
- Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Station Stop Proto-Effects
- Each Car Measures: 14 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8
- BCR Installed
- Grading Details:
C-10 Mint – Brand New: All original, unused and unblemished.
C-9 Factory New – Brand New: all original, unused, may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory.
C-9 New-Old-Stock: all original, unused, and typically out of production and may evidence factory rubs and shows considerable evidence of handling, shipping and aging.
C-8 Like New: Complete all original. No rust, no missing parts, may show effects of being on display and/or age, may have been run.
C-7 Excellent: All original minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust and no missing parts. No distortion of component parts.
C-6 Very Good: Minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents. May have minor parts replaced.
C-5 Good: Sign of play wear with scratches and minor paint loss. Small dents, minor surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-4 Fair: Scratched. Moderate paint loss, dented missing parts, surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-3 Poor: Requires major body repair. Heavily scratched, major rust and missing parts. Restoration candidate.
C-2 Restoration required: Restoration required.