Athearn 84985 HO Old Time 2-8-0 Virginia & Truckee #29

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Scale HO
Number 84985
Manufacturer Athearn

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-0
represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle,
usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on
four axles, and no trailing wheels. This design allowed for more tractive
effort with two additional driving axles and a larger boiler.
From its introduction in 1866, the 2-8-0 design was considered to be
the ultimate heavy-freight locomotive. The 2-8-0’s forte was starting and
moving “impressive loads at unimpressive speeds” and its versatility gave
the 2-8-0 its longevity. In 1915, it was realized that no further development
was possible with a locomotive of this wheel arrangement.

• See-through cab windows
• Separately applied wire-form details
• Smoke stack
• Boiler mounted bell
• Bi-directional LED constant lighting so headlight brightness remains
• 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train
for trouble-free operation
• All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
• All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
• Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
• McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
• DCC Ready 21 pin plug
• Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels machined metal wheels
with RP25 contours operate on all popular brand of track
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
• Painted and printed for realistic decoration
• Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
• Minimum radius: 18”
• Recommended radius: 22”

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Item # 84985
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Steam Locomotives
Engine Style 2-8-0 - Consolidation - H10 - C19
Engine Electronics DCC Ready
Road Name Virginia & Truckee
Catalog Athearn Aug 2022