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May 19, 2004

Athearn HO Challenger


Here is latest info from Athearn re the long awaited Challenger!

For the first time ever in HO, the Genesis Challenger 4-6-6-4 Steam Locomotive will include a wireless remote handheld unit that will control sound and speed in the DC mode!! And, this fantastic new feature is included with each Genesis Challenger at no additional cost.

Additional electronic features for this unit will be:

1) State-of-the-art dual function sound decoder (operates on DCC or conventional DC power-pack)
2) 6 Sound functions in the DC mode easily controlled by hand-held controller
3) 12 Sound functions in the DCC mode
4) Sound and decoder compatible with NMRA DCC specifications
5) 2 or 4 Digit DCC addressing
6) 14, 28/128 Speed steps
7) Advanced consisting
8) Main-line programmable

The Genesis Challenger 4-6-6-4 Steam Locomotive will set a new standard for precision tooling, smooth running characteristics, quality sound, and DC/DCC ease of operation.

The Folks at Athearn Trains

  Phone: 800-978-3472 or 802-878-5005.
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