Athearn #G12435 F7 A/B w/DCC & Sound MILW #118A/119B

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Scale HO
Number G12435
Manufacturer Athearn
NEW FEATURES FOR DRGW F9 A/B IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT First time with all-new LED lighting 1st time sound version offered 1st time with late era nose and eyebrow grabs plus nose mounted MU receptical Rubber MU hoses for durability MILW FEATURES Freight units without steam generators 36” dynamic brake fan Hostler “backup” light on blind ends Ladder rest grabs F7A-UNITS “Eyebrow” grabs Dual single-chime horns Kick plates Rear roof corner grab Emergency “Big Hole” light activated when E-stop button is pressed on DCC+Sound version only. A & B-UNIT SETS Last Rio Grande F units in service Operated on Rio Grande Zephyr and Ski Train B-units equipped with steam generators Ladder grabs mounted on the roof Spark arrestors on 5771 & 5762. Standard exhaust stacks on 5774 & 5772 Nose MU receptacle on 5771 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES All units are powered Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only) DCC+Sound models are “dual mode” and will operate under both DCC and DC Directional constant lighting headlight brightness remains constant On DCC-ready B-units back-up lights or marker lights (if equipped) will come with LEDS but wires will not be connected to the circuit board. Scaled from prototype resources including drawings field measurements photographs and more Fully-assembled and ready-to-run Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts Cab interior Coupler cut levers MU hoses Trainline hose Windshield wipers Lift rings Wire grab irons Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers fuel gauges breather pipes and retention tanks Sander lines Body mounted McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible DCC-ready Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor precision machined flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track LEDs for realistic appearance Blomberg-B trucks Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage Replacement parts available Minimum radius 18” SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder pre-installed Sound units operate in both DC and DCC Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units (sound units only) Engine horn and bell sounds work in DC Some functions are limited in DC All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode Excellent low-speed operation Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn bell and lights Lighting effects such as beacons Gyralight where prototypically accurate Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes CV chart included in the box PROTOTYPE INFO EMD F-units were a line of diesel-electric locomotives produced between November 1939 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors-Diesel Division. Final assembly for all F-units was at the GM-EMD plant at La Grange Illinois and the GMDD plant in London Ontario Canada. They were sold to railroads throughout the United States Canada and Mexico. Structurally the locomotive was a carbody unit with the body as the main load-bearing structure designed like a bridge truss and covered with cosmetic panels. The so-called bulldog nose was a distinguishing feature of the locomotive’s appearance and made a lasting impression in the mind of the traveling public. The F-units were the most successful “first generation” road (main line) diesel locomotives in North America and were largely responsible for superseding steam locomotives in road freight service. Before this diesel units were mostly only built as switcher locomotives and only used in rail yards. F-units were sometimes known as “covered wagons” due to the similarity in appearance of the roof of an F-unit to the canvas roof of a Conestoga wagon an animal-drawn wagon used in the westward expansion of the United States during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When a train’s locomotive consist included only F-units the train would then be called a wagon train. These two usages are still popular with the railfan community. This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "EMD F-unit" it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA https// You may redistribute it verbatim or modified providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA.
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Item # G12435
Preorder No
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Diesel Locomotives
Engine Style F 7A-B - FP 7A-B
Electronics DCC And Sound
Road Name Milwaukee Road