- Detailed GE 25-Ton diesel electric locomotive with lights
- Simple R/C Pocket Remote with pre-programmed buttons to control
speed and direction (based on power speed steps) and horn (button II)
and whistle sounds (button I)
- Completely powered by 6 'AAA' batteries (Batteries not included)
- Powerful 5-pole precision can-type ball-bearing motor
- Numerous molded-on details including lights, springs, bolts and more
- Factory-applied handrails, coupler lift-bar, and steps
- Operating white directional lighting
- Realistic cab interior with space for engineer figure
- Heavy duty, durable hard chrome ball-bearing wheels
- Hook and loop type couplers
(Ready for easy installation of Kadee 831 or 909 knuckle couplers)
- Crisp and clean lettering and logo designs
- Created with incredibly tough weather-resistant materials
- Up to 80' R/C range (30 meters)
- Pocket remote includes a CR2025 battery
- Motor is completely isolated from track power
- Minimum recommended radius: 600mm / 23.6"
- Made in Germany
Another industry first from PIKO! 25-Ton diesel locos
factory-equipped for full battery-powered operation, with PIKO R/C and
realistic TCS digital sound built-in. Run the train over any track -
clean, dirty or unpowered, even across the floor! It's all controlled
from the convenient Pocket Remote, included with the loco.
standard size 'AAA' batteries (not included, high-capacity rechargeables
are recommended) allow for long running time. The quick-change battery
clip is located inside the engine hood and the front panel snaps off for
easy access. 8 selectable R/C channels allow running multiple locos
independently, or controlling multiple locos together in one train
consist. What could be more fun than one PIKO 25-Tonner? A
double-header, triple-header, or more!
In addition to the bright
directional LED constant lights and cab interior light, the highly
realistic digital sound is completely new, a joint development of PIKO
and TCS, a name already well-respected for digital sound decoder
technology. Numerous authentic sounds function automatically. And if the
powerful high-fidelity sound becomes a bit much, there's an
easily-reached volume control in the loco cab. Press a button to turn on
the bell as the train pulls out of a station. Press again to turn it
off. Press and hold another button to blow the horn as long as desired.
Give the correct two blasts when starting in forward, and three in
reverse, or a few quick warnings to clear the tracks. Even blow the
grade crossing pattern of two longs, a short and a long blast. And this
realistic control is easy with just one hand, at up to 80' range -
unaffected by daylight and big enough for the great outdoors.
The GE 25-Ton diesel locomotives are small, two-axle industrial
diesel switching locomotives. They were procured by many railroads and
shortlines in North America, starting before the Second World War, as
American railroads began converting from steam to diesel power. General
Electric started in 1938 with the construction of small diesel-electric
From this point on, these compact locomotives were used on both
standard and narrow-gauge lines for local switching service and
operation in industrial plants. All GE-built 25-Ton locomotives had a
Cummins 150 hp diesel engine turning a generator, which powered a
traction motor on a single axle. The other axle was connected via
The locos were known for their
excellent pulling power compared to their size and were popular with
operating crews. The locomotives had a maximum speed of about 20 mph.
Production lasted for decades with relatively little change, finally
ending in 1974.
They were the best-selling small diesel
locomotives in America, and many were exported to other markets. Over
time, GE made various production modifications, and numerous further
changes were made by railroad shops crews.Many are still in use today.