Athearn #G78533 ICC Caboose wDCC/Lights B&O Chessie #C-3984
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The ultimate detail with the best Genesis features. International Car Co. began specializing in caboose production as early as 1941. When the railroads entered the 1960s many needed to replace their aging in some cases home shop built cabooses. International Car responded with a product that could be tailored to each railroads specific needs. Using quality components and modern engineering ICC became a leading name within the industry. Sharing ICC's commitment to quality and modern techniques Athearn has not only recreated these iconic cars but reinvented the quintessential features a Genesis caboose should have. DCC lighting as a base standard with the option for sound will add a whole new dimension to operating sessions. Protect reverse moves and simulate train brakes begins to scratch the surface to the new dimension of realism. Better than brass detail™ Brand new tooling with many roads first time offered in plastic DCC LED lighting with the option of Sound by Soundtraxx Railroad specific detail and road number specific detail B&O CHESSIE FEATURES Brand NEW ICC B&O Style body Caboose trucks with roller bearing caps Illuminated marker lights where appropriate Overhanging diagonal-panel roof with or without blank panel at smoke jack per prototype Overhanging x-panel roof for the B&O Chessie caboose Angled window screens Toilet Drain Reflectors on end cages Ash pans Early style axle-driven generator Chessie C-3930 features unique safety logo White tracks on a black background Chessie C-3774 “Chartreuse Caboose” Unique safety slogan and Chartreuse Green and Silver Paint ICC CABOOSE FEATURES Better than brass detail™ including roadname and road number specific detail Laser-Sharp Painting and Printing Interior seating for the addition of crew figures. See-through End Platforms and Steps Flush Window Glazing Wire-form Grab Irons Caboose trucks with animated rotating bearing or static friction bearing caps Axle Generator Details Body-Mounted McHenry® scale knuckle-spring Couplers Machined Metal RP25 Profile Wheel Sets Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism Highly-detailed injection-molded body Separate wireform grab irons etched metal coupler platforms Coupler lift bars trainline hoses brake hoses and hardware Full underframe detail air brake reservoir control valve and brake cylinder with plumbing and brake rod details Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track Weighted for trouble-free operation Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage Multiple road numbers Minimum radius 18” LED LIGHT EQUIPPED FEATURES LED lighting for long life and reliable operation On-board DCC Decoder by NCE Operates in DCC and Analog (DC) with lighting Functions Controllable in DCC Various classes will feature single or dual roof markers or end-mount marker lights per prototype and/or era LED Interior Lights All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode PROTOTYPE INFO Perhaps one of the most recognizable icons of American railroading the caboose completed the train. Cabooses provided shelter for the rear end crew. From the cupola or bay windows the crew could keep a lookout for shifting loads damaged equipment and overheating axles. This was long required for switching and shunting and to keep a lookout for load shifting damage to equipment and cargo and overheating axles. As rail cars became larger in the late 1950s and early 1960s there was a real need for cabooses to have greater visibility for the crew. In the extended-vision or wide-vision caboose the sides of the cupola project beyond the side of the car body. This model was introduced by the International Car Company and saw service on most U.S. railroads. The expanded cupola allowed the crew to see past the top of the taller cars that began to appear after World War II and also increased the roominess of the cupola area.