This is a Pre-Order item that will be released and shipped mid-to late summer, 2023.

UPDATE:  Pre-orders for this locomotive have been so overwhelming we are now taking “STAND-BY” reservations.  This means, if or when a locomotive model becomes available, the first person on our “STAND-BY” list will get first refusal.  Thank you so very much to everyone who’s lucky to get on board our Jubilee Empire State Express at the new Syracuse Station!

Call (315) 451-6551

Peering through a drenching rain on September 24, 1936, thousands of Syracusans cheered the passing of nearly a century of aggravation as the first eastbound “Empire State Express” behind New York Central J1c Hudson #5266 pulled into the brand-new modern passenger station.  Known as “The city with the trains in the streets“, a massive grade crossing elimination removed nearly 100 train movements out of downtown Syracuse streets and rerouted on a newly constructed 2-track elevated line built on the old West Shore Railroad right-of-way.  Syracuse celebrated its liberation with a grand “JUBILEE” of parades, special transportation exhibits including the famous New York Central “Old 999” locomotive and jubilant parties around the city that lasted for several days.

Our exclusive recreation of this famous Hudson steam locomotive commemorates this historic event that forever changed New York Central’s passenger trains passing through the heart of New York State on its Water Level Route. Our model has been painstakingly researched by several New York Central Hudson locomotive experts to represent the best possible rendition of a classic J1c.  Special and exclusive planned features for our locomotive will include a special recording of the newsreel of the events of September 24, 1936, realistically painted boiler and smoke box, historically accurate side rods and accurate lettering.  Included with each model will be an authentic reproduction of the souvenir booklet that was handed out to dignitaries and attendees of the historic event in 1936.  This legendary J1c features MTH Electric Trains new Proto-Sound 3.0 quillable smoking whistle and arguably the best separately applied detail of a J1c model in quarter inch scale.  Only 18 locomotives are being produced in this very special offering!

This Jr Junction Train & Hobby Exclusive New York Central J1c Hudson Steam Locomotive Features:

•Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
•Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
•Authentic Paint Scheme
•Real Tender Coal Load
•Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
•Hand Painted Engineer and Fireman Figures
•Metal Handrails, Whistle and Bell
•Metal Wheels and Axles
•Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
•O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
•Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
•Constant Voltage LED Headlight
•Operating LED Firebox Glow
•Operating LED Marker Lights
•Lighted LED Cab Interior
•Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
•Powerful Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
•Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
•Steaming Quillable Whistle
•Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
•Wireless Drawbar
•1:48 Scale Dimensions
•Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
•Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
•Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Special Syracuse “Jubilee” Passenger Station Proto-Effects
•Unit Measures: 27” x 2 1/2” x 3 7/8”
•Operates On O-42 Curves

Steam DCC Operating Features:
•F0 Head/Tail light
•F1 Bell
•F2 Horn
•F3 Start-up/Shut-down
•F5 Lights (except head/tail)
•F6 Master Volume
•F7 Steaming Whistle
•F8 Rear Coupler
•F9 Forward Signal
•F10 Reverse Signal
•F11 Grade Crossing
•F12 Smoke On/Off
•F13 Smoke Volume
•F14 Idle Sequence 3
•F15 Idle Sequence 2
•F16 Idle Sequence 1
•F17 Extended Start-up
•F18 Extended Shut-down
•F19 Labor Chuff
•F20 Drift Chuff
•F21 One Shot Doppler
•F22 Coupler Slack
•F23 Coupler Close
•F24 Single Horn Blast
•F25 Engine Sounds
•F26 Brake Sounds
•F27 Cab Chatter
•F28 Feature Reset