MTH 20-3400-2 KBayStsB S 3/6 Express Steam Loco w/PS2 (Scale Wheels) #3673

MTH 20-3400-2 KBayStsB S 3/6 Express Steam Loco w/PS2 (Scale Wheels) #3673

Skip to product information
1 of 1
Sold Out
This is MTH 20-3400-2 KBayStsB S 3/6 Express Steam Locomotive w/PS2 (Scale Wheels) . S 3/6 express steam locomotive with Proto-Sound 3.0 (scale wheels), KBayStsB (green with green wheels). Cab number: 3673. In 1871, Germany became the last major European country to unify, combining a hodgepodge of kingdoms and duchies. But it would be another 50 years before the 11 provincial railroads were nationalized into the German Imperial Railway Company (DRG, with the logo DR). In the meantime, each road continued to develop its own locomotive designs. One of the best was the Class S 3/6 of the Royal Bavarian State Railways (abbreviated K. Bay. Sts. B. in German).

Regarded by European enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful and successful of all steam locomotives, the Class S 3/6 (S for schnellzuglok, indicating an express passenger engine, and 3/6 to indicate 3 powered axles, 6 axles total) was built by A G Maffei beginning in 1908 and showcased the talent of that firm's chief designer, Heinrich Leppla. The stylish conical smokebox front of the S 3/6 was complemented by a handsome holly green paint scheme. Two inboard high pressure cylinders and two outboard low pressure cylinders drove the center axle. The S 3/6 was one of the first European engines to follow the American practice of casting the cylinders and smoke box saddle as one huge casting, which gave the engine a distinctive look. The majority of the class were fitted with 74 drivers to conquer Bavaria's mountainous terrain. A smaller group of S 3/6 engines, however, was built with 79 drivers for high-speed service on flatter routes and acquired the nickname High Steppers.

After nationalization in 1920, the engines were painted in the black and red Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) scheme and became classes 18.3 through 18.5. While the DR intended to develop new standard engines of its own, the S 3/6 was deemed so good that the DR continued to order new engines of this 1908 design through 1931. The relatively light axle loading of the S 3/6, 18 tons, was also a plus, as the DR was behind schedule in upgrading main lines to its new 20-ton standard. So successful were the Bavarian Pacifics that they were chosen over more modern power to lead the glorious cream and blue Rheingold Express on part of its scenic route down the Rhine Valley, both before and after WWII. An S 3/6 could also be seen often on the point of the Orient Express.

Even after World War II, the aging engines continued to be great performers. A large number were modernized with new boilers and became the most economical steamers on the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB), the new name for West Germany's railroad system. By the 1960s however, the S 3/6 class, which originally numbered 159 locomotives, had been retired, with a number of engines preserved in museums or in operating condition. New for 2010, M.T.H. introduces this superbly detailed, smooth running model of one of Europe's favorite steam engines, offered in original Royal Bavarian paint schemes and post-nationalization black and red.

Did You Know?
As reparations after World War I, three S 3/6 steamers went to Belgium and 16 were given to France.

Its key features are:
Die-cast metal chassis
Authentic paint scheme
Metal wheels and axles
Constant voltage headlight
Die-cast truck sides
Engineer and fireman figures
Operating firebox glow
Metal handrails and decorative bell
Decorative metal whistle
Operating marker lights
Lighted cab interior
Synchronized puffing ProtoSmoke® system
Operating tender back-up light
Locomotive speed control in scale MPH increments
Die-cast boiler and chassis
Die-cast tender body
Precision flywheel equipped motor
Wireless drawbar
NEM 310/311 fine scale wheels
European NEM fine scale couplers included
NEM 365 coupler pocket
NEM 362 Lenz® compatible coupler included
CE rated
Sprung bumpers
1:45 scale proportions
Proto-Sound 3.0 w

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: MTH
Model Number: 20-3400-2
Road Name: Royal Bavarian State Railway (K.Bay.Sts.B.)
MSRP: $1195.95

Scale/Era: O Modern
Model Type: Steam Loco


The Trainz SKU for this item is P11552764.

Trainz Product Id: 11552764
looking for parts for this product?

Looking for parts for this product?

View o gauge parts

Your order is professionally packed with high quality packing materials to offer the best possible protection during transit.  If something should go wrong, we insure all packages against both loss and damage. 

We’re committed to keeping our shipping prices low, and our delivery times fast. Our system will automatically choose the best carrier at the time of shipment to help us deliver the lowest prices possible.

The moment your order ships you will receive an automated email which provides confirmation of shipment.  For most shipping services you will also receive a tracking number and a link to a page where you can track your shipment.

Free shipping

We love happy customers and do our best to maintain a fair and hassle-free customer satisfaction policy. We will gladly repair or replace your item, issue a refund, or negotiate a partial credit.

Just contact us within 30 days of receipt of the item (or within 60 days if you are a Private Car member). Explain why the item does not meet your expectations and how you would like us to handle the issue. If your item has been damaged try to include a photograph of the actual damages. We’ll do our absolute best to make you happy.

If you and Trainz decide that the best recourse is to return the item for refund or repair we will send you a pre-paid return shipping label at no cost. Make sure to include your contact and order information when you return your items. Once Trainz receives and inspects the items we will repair your item or issue a refund.

Trainz reserves the right to charge you:

  • Return shipping if the return is not the fault of Trainz.
  • 15% re-stocking fee if an item is not returned in its original condition.
  • Any carrier charges resulting from a refused shipment.

Our return policy may differ on our other marketplaces such as eBay. If your item was not purchased on Trainz.com, please review the return policy where your item was purchased.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to Submit a Support Ticket

View full details