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Athearn Genesis 98972 - HO 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific #3933

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Athearn Genesis 98972 - HO 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific #3933
HO 4-6-6-4 Steam Challenger - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific #3933

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
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:
Illuminated number boards and headlights
Headlight turns off in reverse
Illuminated directional back-up light in the tender
Correctly operating eccentric cranks
Adjustable top cab vent and cab windows
Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 18inch radius curves
Current pick-up on all driver and wheels
Boiler backhead with full details and printed gauges
Synchronized chuff, whistle, bell, blow-down, air compressor, dyno and pop-off valve sounds
User-controlled whistle, short whistle, bell, squeal, coupler crash, injector, water stop and light dimmer
Individually-applied detail parts, including brass-painted bell and whistle, piping, valves, generator, steps, air pump, air tanks, reverser and coupler lift bar
Front coupler pocket can be inserted to mount operating coupler
Minimum recommended radius: 22inch

NEW FEATURES:
Dual cube speakers for great sound quality
Lighted firebox flicker effect with see-through firebox door
Upgraded headlight lighting with brighter LED
Improved loco-to-tender connection harness for increased durability and serviceability

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-G98972
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: Union Pacific
Price: CA$817.99
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Due in Stock: November 18, 2022
 

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