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Walthers has announced 0-8-0 Steam Locomotives in N Scale! Here are the details;

Lifelike - N Scale - PROTO N Heritage Steam Collection USRA 0-8-0

Available September 1, 2007
* All-New Model
* All Drivers Geared
* Traction Tires for Superior Pulling Power
* All-Wheel Electrical Pickup on Loco & Tender
* DCC Ready - Socket in Tender
* Railroad-Specific Details
* Accumate(R) Knuckle Couplers
* Flywheel Equipped for Smooth Operation
* Constant Intensity & Directional Headlights
* RP-25 Contour Wheels - Operate on Code 55 or Larger Rail
* Heavy Diecast, Split-Frame Chassis
* Five-Pole Skew-Wound Motor

By 1917, the arrival of larger and much heavier freight cars had pushed most 0-6-0 designs to their limits. Realizing that railroads needed bigger and more powerful switchers to handle these modern cars, the United States Railway Administration developed plans for an all-new 0-8-0.

Up-to-date in all respects, these big switchers were the equals in power of many road freight locomotives from just a few years earlier! Unlike some USRA designs, the 0-8-0 was well liked by the railroads that received it; 175 were completed before government control ended in 1920.

But the 0-8-0's ultimate success came in the years that followed as the USRA design was eventually copied by 35 different roads. In fact, the last new steam locos built in the US were a series of 0-8-0s, constructed by the N&W in 1951-53 that followed the general outline of the decades-old USRA design!