ATH88599 Athearn RTR SD40 w/DCC & Sound, CSX/Black/Boxcar Logo #8901

ATH88599 Athearn RTR SD40 w/DCC & Sound, CSX/Black/Boxcar Logo #8901

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Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES FOR ALL SD40s IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers

    CSX FEATURES:

    • Hinged battery box doors
    • Rear hand brake
    • Cab signal box
    • Per prototype road number: large and small Sinclair antennas, mirrors and wind deflectors, dynamic and radiator fans, MU stands
    • Front snowplow
    • Illuminated ditch lights
    • Spare knuckles on rear pilot

    In 2014, CSX traded all 12 of their remaining SD80MAC units to NS in exchange for a group of former Conrail SD40s (rebuilt to Dash-2 standards). Instead of being repainted, the new SD40s simply received CSX logos on the nose and hood, along with new road numbers, giving them a “patched” appearance.

      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
      • Curved radiator fan grab iron
      • Exhaust stack
      • Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
      • Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
      • Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (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 for trouble-free operation
      • 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”
      • Recommended radius: 22”

      SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

      • Onnboard 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) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
      • Many functions can be altered via CV changes

      PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

      • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
      • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
      • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
      • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

      PROTOTYPE INFO:

      In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD40 had 3,000 hp from a turbocharged V16. 856 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, 330 were built for Canadian railroads, and 72 were built for Mexican railroads.

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      Specifications

      DCC: Equipped
      SOUND: Econami
      PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
      Axles: 6
      LIGHTED: LED Lighting
      Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
      Is Assembly Required: No