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Athearn News January 2022 Announcements

HO Scale Athearn Genesis, RTR, and Roundhouse January 2022 Announcements

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Athearn News January 2022 Announcements

We have added a few of this months Athearn Announcements to our Pre-Order System. To see all available HO Scale pre-orders CLICK HERE.

HO SCALE EMD SD80MAC

Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO Scale SD80MAC

Athearn Genesis 2.0 EMD SD80MAC's

Athearn Genesis 2.0 CSX EMD SD80MAC's

CLICK HERE to Pre-Order SD80MACs Now!

SD80MAC SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

• Brand new model previously only available in brass
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
• Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
• Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more • Coupler cut levers • Rubber MU hoses • Trainline hose • See-through cab windows • Full cab interior • Walkway tread • Windshield wipers • Lift rings • Wire grab irons • Sander lines • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, and precision machined flywheels • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track • LED Lighting for realistic appearance • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

• Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
• Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
• 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
• Precision slow speed control
• Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
• CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

With the increase in available adhesion and tractive effort due to AC-traction technology, an unofficial horsepower race between the two dominant locomotive builders was on. The SD80MAC was the first EMD locomotive to utilize a V20 engine since the SD45 series. For Conrail, the SD80MACs were the first AC-traction diesel locomotives on the roster. These locomotives became Conrail’s choice for handling long and heavy coal trains on their Pittsburgh and Boston Lines, also over their Allegheny Mountain routes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York. After the split-up of Conrail in 1999, the SD80MACs went to CSX Transportation, and Norfolk Southern. Eventually NS traded with CSX to acquire the remaining SD80MACs becoming the sole operator of these models to date.

HO SCALE EMD SD90MAC
Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO Scale EMD SD90MAC
CLICK HERE to Pre-Order SD90MAC Now!

SD90MAC SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

• Brand new model previously only available in brass
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
• Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
• Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
• Coupler cut levers
• Rubber MU hoses
• Trainline hose
• See-through cab windows
• Full cab interior
• Walkway tread
• Windshield wipers
• Lift rings
• Wire grab irons
• Sander lines
• Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
• Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
• McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
• Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, and precision machined flywheels
• All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
• All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
• Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
• LED Lighting for realistic appearance
• Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
• Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

• Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
• Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
• 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
• Precision slow speed control
• Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
• CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION After additional refinement by EMD, the twin-turbo, 4-cycle 256H prime mover was ready for a locomotive. While none of the convertible SD90MAC (SD9043MAC) were ever upgraded as intended with this 6000 hp power plant, a slightly different car-body was introduced with the SD90MAC-H to house this powerhouse. The Phase 1 version shares the same safety cab as the SD80MAC and SD90MAC, but refinements in engine cooling was required for the 256H resulted in the most visible difference, a sloped hood above the prime mover. Ultimately railroads lost interest in the race for the most horsepower and with more stringent emissions regulations, the reign of the 256H prime mover was ending. A total of 22 SD90MAC-H Phase 1 locomotive were produced, all for the Union Pacific. Production began in 1996 and lasted until Phase 2 SD90MAC began in 1999, with all 22 locomotives scrapped by 2009 at the end of their lease. One locomotive, EMDX #8204 wore a unique demonstrator scheme in honor of GM/EMD’s 75th Anniversary and was seen proudly on display at their 1997 La Grange, Illinois open house. The Athearn Genesis 2.0 SD90MAC-H features all of the cutting-edge detail and operational features that are expected by discerning modelers: Working number boards and ground lights, see-through steps, numerous separately applied details on the body and underframe, and a heavy die-cast frame for massive pulling power.

HO Scale EMD SD45-2
HO Scale Athearn Genesis Santa Fe EMD SD45-2
HO Scale Athearn Genesis Helm Atlantic Leasing EMD SD45-2
HO Scale Athearn Genesis Norfolk Southern EMD SD45-2
HO Scale Athearn Genesis Seaboard SBD EMD SD45-2
CLICK HERE to Pre-Order EMD SD45-2 Now!

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

• Coupler cut levers
• MU hoses
• Trainline hose
• See-through cab windows
• Full cab interior
• Walkway tread
• Windshield wipers
• Lift rings
• Wire grab irons
• Sander lines
• Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
• Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
• McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
• DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
• Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
• Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
• Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
• All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
• All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
• Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
• LED Lighting for realistic appearance
• Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
• Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

• Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
• Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
• Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
• All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
• Precision slow speed control
• Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
• CV chart included in the box

HO SCALE FMC 4700 3-Bay Covered Hoppers

Athearn HO SCALE FMC 4700 3-Bay Covered Hoppers
CLICK HERE TO Pre-Order FMC 4700 Covered Hoppers Now!

 

HO SCALE 50' Evans Double Door Boxcars

Athearn HO SCALE 50' Evans Double Door Boxcars

CLICK HERE to Pre-Order 50' Evans Double Door Boxcars

 HO SCALE 1950's Sedans
 Athearn HO SCALE 1950's SedansCLICK HERE to Pre-Order 1950's Sedans

In addition to the above they have also announced HO Scale covered gondolas in the Roundhouse line, RTR HO Scale Ford C Tractor with 28' Trailer, and Genesis GATC 29k Gallon Tank Cars.

Athearn HO Scale Ford C Tractor with 28' Trailer
Athearn Genesis HO Scale GATC 20K Gallon Tank

 

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