Athearn ATHG64922 SD70MAC CSX #4579 with DCC & Sound Tsunami2 HO Scale
EMD SD70MAC WILL POSESS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
- All lighting feature new LEDs
- First time ever with front and rear Rubber MU hoses, Trainline hoses, Cut levers, and rear Spare
In 1996, the newly merged BNSF tested a new paint scheme to show off it’s new corporate identity. Affectionately nicknamed by railfans as the “Vomit Bonnet” due to the color combination. It lasted for quite a while before being repainted into BNSF’s orange and black scheme in late 2013. Our model depicts the as delivered scheme.
BN’s newly adapted “Executive” paint scheme. These units were built for hauling coal in the mid west.
Progress Rail ended up with quite a few ex BNSF units when their lease expired. While roaming the whole system, they were picked up by NS and CSX as extra lease power and can been still seen operating today.
Each unit has a different name on the cab based on Alaska cities. These units had ARR only spotting features such as reflective tape on the fuel tanks, unique handrails and winterization hatch.
- Spirit of Palmer
- Spirit of Cantwell
- Spirit of Healy
- Spirit of Nenana
CSX’s latest “Boxcar” scheme. Simplified cab roof antennas. Rear pilot mounted spare knuckles. 4526 and 4547 are ex CSX 725 class and 4577 and 4579 are ex CR 4130 class.
As delivered, KCS of Mexico. Unique nose stripes and TFM flag.
- 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
- LED Lighting for realistic appearance
- Coupler cut levers
- MU hoses
- Trainline hose
- See through cab windows
- Full cab interior
- Walkway tread
- Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
- Windshield wipers
- Lift rings
- Wire grab irons
- Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
- Sander lines
- McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
- Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
- 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
- Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
- All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
- Precision slow speed control
- 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
PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
During the early-1990’s, EMD teamed-up with German engineering company Siemens to produce a freight locomotive that was capable of providing AC-traction drive currents, and thus providing a high-horsepower rating and lower fuel consumption for railroads which had an ever-increasing demand for saving fuel consumption by using a lesser amount of units to haul most of their trains.
The EMD SD70MAC was first introduced in early 1993, and began production later-on during the same year after numerous tests and improvements were made. Since then, the EMD SD70MAC has been a staple of heavy freight lines across the country.
As with every Athearn Genesis release, the level of prototypical detail is nothing short of spectacular. Each individual model comes fully assembled and is meticulously crafted to match the prototype that was researched to create it.
|Minimum Age Recommendation:||14 years|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|