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Athearn 71628 HO RTR SD40-2, DCC and Sound NS Maersk #3329

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Athearn 71628 HO RTR SD40-2, DCC and Sound NS Maersk #3329
NEW FEATURES FOR ALL SD40-2s IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
All-new LED lighting
Rubber MU hoses for durability
Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers

NS MAERSK FEATURES
Ex Conrail
Front snow plow
Late coupler cut levers
Large anti climber
Illuminated ditch lights (Effect with horn blown on DCC sound version)
88 Inch nose with brake wheel
Round nose vent on right side
Standard late 2 4 window cab without roof seam and louvers
Riveted cab side panels
Cab signal box
Mirrors wind deflectors fore of windows
Oval cab vent on left side of cab
Nathan P3 Air Horn
Large Sinclair ice skate antenna and two small Sinclair ice skate antennas
Intermediate 2 battery box door on left hand side
Horizontal split battery box door on right hand side
Welded ECAFB
Early extended range dynamic brake
Corrugated radiator grilles
Standard radiator fans
Flexi coil trucks

The NS 3329 is the ex Conrail 6358 the first SD40-2 purchased new by Conrail in June of 1977. Painted into the MAERSK Sealand scheme in the Summer of 2002 for the grand opening of a new MAERSK facility located on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles. NS painted and sent to CA this special painted SD40-2 for ceremonies and photo ops. The locomotive continued on in this scheme until about May 2008 when it was painted back into black.

NS FEATURES:
Ex-BNSF low nose inset mounted headlight
Standard range dynamic brake
Illuminated ditch lights Effect with horn blown on DCC sound version
Spare knuckles on rear pilot
Roof mounted AC
Firecracker antenna
MU catch trays
Brake wheel or ratchet brake per prototype

ROCK FEATURES
Fire cracker antenna
81 Inch nose with hand brake
Non-dynamic brake hatch
EMD low front snow plow
4000 gal fuel tank
Five chime air horn

Rock Island bought its first six-motor freight power in 1973 in the form of eighteen U30Cs and ten SD40-2s. Although in poverty, and the Southern Pacific influence began to diminish, the Rock Island initially was luke warm to jumping on board with the SD40-2. Ordering a total of ten units, these locomotives were seen frequently in pool power on the Union Pacific and occasionally on the Southern Pacific too.

UP DESERT VICTORY FEATURES
Large UP style plow
88 Inch nose with brake wheel
Illuminated ditch lights
Early extended range dynamic brake

On February 27th, 1991 a tribute was paid by the Union Pacific Railroad to the American troops and UP employees serving in the Persian Gulf War. UP #3593, an EMD SD40-2, rolled out of the North Little Rock shops in full desert camouflage dress. Union Pacific railroad employees had repainted the SD40-2 as a symbol of their support for fellow workers called to active duty for the Persian Gulf War. Dedicated less than 12 hours before the cease-fire was announced, it was hailed as Desert Victory by UP railroaders. Our SD40-2 is prototypically modeled after UPs 3593 right down to the intricate camouflage patterns.

About the same time, the struggling Southern Pacific, realized the new paint formula used in Sacramento, in order to correspond with strict California EPA regulations, began to peel in an unexpected manner that mimicked desert camouflage. The rail fan community dubbed SP #7319, perhaps the worst case of the peeling paint, as SPs Desert Storm. We are offering both locomotives together.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES
Fully assembled and ready-to-run
Separately applied wire grab irons
Separately applied air tanks
Coupler cut levers
Rubber MU hoses
Photo-etch stainless steel windshield wipers
Fine scale handrails molded in engineering plastic
Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
Exhaust stack
Frame mounted bell unless noted
Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank unless different capacity is noted
HTC or Flexi coil-C trucks per prototype
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
Highly-detailed, injection molded body featuring new tooling
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
See through cab windows
Bi-directional LED lighting
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup
5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Window packaging for easy viewing
Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Minimum radius 18 Inch
Recommended radius: 22 Inch

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE
Onboard Econami sound decoder by Soundtraxx
Engine startup sound sequence
Dynamic brake sound or Non-Dynamic Straight to idle on F4
Extra prime mover and horn sounds exclusive to Athearn version
Multiple bell sound files user configurable via Configuration Value CV
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Current Keeper ready with on board expansion plug
Operating lighting functions with F5 and or F6
Program a multiple unit MU lash up with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via CV changes
Details
SKU 140-71628
Quantity in stock 9 item(s) available
Road Name: NS Maersk
Price: CA$233.99
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