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Athearn 86844 - HO SW1000 Switcher - DCC & Sound - Rio Grande (D&RGW) #149

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Athearn 86844 - HO SW1000 Switcher - DCC & Sound - Rio Grande (D&RGW) #149
HO SW1000 Switcher - DCC & Sound - Rio Grande (D&RGW) #149
ETA: June 2023

Detailed Information
DRGW FEATURES:
Roller Bearing trucks
Sinclair antenna
Spark Arrestor
-Loop- style cut levers
Rio Grande purchased ten SW1000s in two groups, the first one in 1966 and the second group in 1968. The second group consisted of three units, numbered 147-149. They differed from the first in that they came equipped with roller bearing trucks and a slight variation in the striping on the front of the engines. This release represents the second group.

SW1000 LOCOMOTIVE NEW FEATURES:
Operating ground lights
Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before
DCC-ready models feature 21-pin plug
DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with dual cube speakers
LED lighting for long life and reliable operation

SW1000 LOCOMOTIVE STANDARD FEATURES:
Lit ground lights
Detailed cab interior
Drop steps unless noted
MU stands
Exhaust stack
Printed numberboards
Fine scale handrails
Signal hoses with silver glad hands unless noted
Front and rear trainline hoses with silver glad hands
Separately applied wire grab irons
See through radiator intake grille and cab windows
Low or high mounted windshield wipers per prototype
Rectangular or oval builders plate where appropriate
Separately applied Air tank
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology
Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for with 21-pin NEM connector
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Window packaging for easy viewing
Highly-detailed, injection molded body
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
Fully assembled and ready-to-run
Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Minimum radius: 18inch

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE
Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder
Cube Speaker for optimal sound quality
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
Some functions are limited in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
Excellent low-speed operation
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included in the box
Details
SKU 140-86844
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
Road Name: Rio Grande
Price: CA$322.99
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Due in Stock: August 30, 2023
 

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