MTH HO Gauge Model Trains

Explore MTH HO Locomotives:

Proto-Sound 3.0 Equipped Locomotives (Introduced in 2006): Discover the ultimate in locomotive control technology with our Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped HO locomotives. These models offer a truly immersive experience and can be operated in various modes: traditional transformer, DCC, or DCS™ (M.T.H.’s Digital Command System). Proto-Sound 3.0 brings more realism, more excitement, and more versatility than any other onboard locomotive control system across all scales. Look for locomotives with item numbers ending in "-1" (e.g., 80-2280-1) to experience the future of model railroading.

DCC-Ready Locomotives: Our DCC-Ready locomotives provide flexibility for enthusiasts who prefer to customize their control systems. These models do not include the Proto-Sound 3.0 onboard digital sound system but come equipped with an 8-pin DCC socket, allowing you to install your chosen DCC decoder. DCC-Ready locomotives can be operated with any DC power pack, boast LED lighting, and offer precise direction and speed control through your transformer.

Proto-Sound 3E+ Equipped Locomotives: Designed for operation on 3-rail HO track, such as Marklin stud rail, our Proto-Sound 3E+ equipped locomotives feature an additional decoder for compatibility with the Marklin Motorola command control protocol—an older but respected form of command control predominantly used in the European market. Look for item numbers ending in "-5" (e.g., 80-2280-5) to unlock the potential of Proto-Sound 3E+ technology.