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Athearn HO RTR SD40 w/DCC & Sound, GM&O/Red & White #916

Athearn HO RTR SD40 w/DCC & Sound, GM&O/Red & White #916

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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.

GM&O FEATURES:

  • Low 81" nose with brake ratchet
  • Standard range dynamic brake
  • MU catch trays with footboards
  • Low mount brake cylinders
  • Conductor side 3 short stanchion handrails
  • 4000 gal fuel tank
  • Late style 3 position MU hoses
  • Frame mount bell
  • Leslie 5-chime air horn
The Gulf Mobile & Ohio SD40s were found in a variety of service post delivery from EMD. One of the more consistent assignments would be in coal service on the unit Commonweatlth Edison coal train. Although spending only a few years in service on the GM&O before the company merged with Illinois Central, many of these locomotives lasted in their as-delivered livery until the mid-1980s.

CWEX Thrall gons: next months announcements including for the first time, the more common, reporting marks only ComEd scheme.

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"

NEW FEATURES FOR ALL SD40s IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

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

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard 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 onboard 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

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