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Athearn 25741 - N 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific (Modern) #3985

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Athearn 25741 - N 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific (Modern) #3985
N 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific (Modern) #3985
ETA: October 2022

Detailed Information
Union Pacific
In the spring of 1941 UP locomotive designers began working on a locomotive to team up with the new 4-8-8-4 Big Boys then under construction at Alco. The Big Boys were designed to pull heavy freights up the Wasatch Range in Utah to the division point at Green River, WY. What was needed was a locomotive to take over at that point that could speed the freights eastward across the Wyoming Division. Building on their experience with the original CSA 4-6-6-4 Challengers UP and Alcos designers developed a newer and better Challenger type locomotive. The result was a group of 65 4-6-6-4 Challenger built in three separate groups during World War II.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:
#3985
Modern Excursion version
Oil Burner
Era 1980s - 2000s
#3933
Coal Burner
Dual smoke stack
Tender bunker coal extensions
Era 1940s - 1959
#3967
Coal Burner
Dual smoke stack
Smoke Lifters
Era 1940s - 1959
#3997
Coal Burner
Dual smoke stack
Tender bunker coal extensions
Era 1940s - 1959
Union Pacific
UP painted several of their Challengers in their two-tone grey paint scheme for passenger service. They also added smoke lifters and converted many to oil burners as well.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:
#3976
Two-tone grey w/ yellow lettering and striping. Oil burner
Dual smoke stack. Era: Late 1940s - Mid-1950s.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
Full cab interior with boiler backhead with printed gauges
Individually applied piping, valves, generators, etc.
Operating eccentric cranks on both sides operating in correct direction
Headlights and indicator number boxes (number boards) with directional light change
Five pole, skewed armature motor with flywheel for smooth operation
Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 11inch radius curves
See-through running boards
See-through cab windows
McHenry scale knuckle couplers
LED Lighting for realistic appearance
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
Minimum recommended radius: 15inch

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE
Tender-mounted DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Sound, units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, whistle, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included in the box
Details
SKU 140-25741
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
Road Name: Union Pacific
Price: CA$530.99
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Due in Stock: October 27, 2022
 

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