Roco 72163 SNCF 140-U (USATC S160) Steam locomotive DCC Sound EpII-III HO In Stock
Completely new model of the wartime United States Army Transportation Corps S160 "Rattlesnake" 2-8-0 Austerity locomotive. Used all over Europe to replace damaged locomotives. The model features see through - four bar frames, investment cast metal coupling rods, finescale wheels and many separately applied parts.
200 S160 were lent to the SNCF with 121 entering the loco fleet as 140-U-1 to 140-U-121. Testing of the S160 at Vitry found them to be sub par for the needs of the rebuilt SNCF. They were then sold on to new owners as the infinitely better 141R locomotives became available