Otter Valley Railroad Model Trains - Aylmer, Ontario Canada :: Announcements :: Athearn Genesis 88401 - HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy - DCC/Sound - UP Colorado #4005 - Pre-order

Athearn Genesis 88401 - HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy - DCC/Sound - UP Colorado #4005 - Pre-order

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Athearn Genesis 88401 - HO 4-8-8-4 Big Boy - DCC/Sound - UP Colorado #4005 - Pre-order
UP Colorado #4005 - Pre-order - Arriving 2020!

Preservation

SURVIVING 4-8-8-4 BIG BOY PRESERVATION INFO:
•4004: Holliday Park
•4005: Forney Transportation Museum
•4006: Museum of Transportation
•4012: Steamtown National Historic Site
•4017: National Railroad Museum
•4018: Museum of the American Railroad
•4023: Kenefick Park

PRESERVATION VERSION FEATURES:
•As delivered from ALCO in service 1940s era
•Coal Tender

Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were hinged, or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of pilot wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo.

There are seven Big Boys on public display in various cities around the country. They can be found in St. Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
•Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
•DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
•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 dual flywheels for smooth operation
•Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 22in radius curves
•See-through running boards
•Smoke unit ready with no soldering required
•See through cab windows
•McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
•Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
•Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
•LED Lighting for realistic appearance
•Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
•Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
•Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
•Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
•Chuff, whistle, and bell sounds work in DC
•All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
•Precision slow speed control
•Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
•CV chart included in the box
Details
SKU 140-G88401
Quantity in stock 3 item(s) available
Road Name: UP Colorado
Price: CA$849.99
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Due in Stock: June 26, 2020
 

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