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Athearn Genesis HO SD70M Locomotive, Tsunami Sound & DCC



Expected June 2016
MSRP: $299.98
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  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Front / rear trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • Coupler cut levers with loops per prototype
  • Sunshades and sunshade tracks per prototype
  • Roof details such as antennas, air conditioners, beacons, and conduits per prototype
  • Operating ditch lights
  • MU receptacles and cables per prototype
  • Pilot face spare knuckles and brackets per prototype
  • Early or late anticlimbers
  • 3 or 4 step walkways
  • AEI tags mounted on the frame or jacking pads per prototype
  • Safety tread on the walkways
  • Several types of fuel tanks, all featuring separate gauges, sight glasses, and breather piping
  • Anti-glare panel painted on the nose
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tinted or clear cab windows per prototype
  • Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens, detailed crew seats
  • Standard or Freight-style brake wheel
  • See-through radiator fans
  • Lift rings
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Underframe mounted bell- regular or electronic
  • Low mount stepwell lights (non-operating)
  • Dual sanding lines
  • Rear pilot drop grab iron (MU hose retainer) pre prototype
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • McHenry lower-shelf scale knuckle spring couplers
  • 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 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 Code 55 and larger rail
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18″
  • Recommended radius: 22″

Sound equipped models also feature:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami sound
  • 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
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • 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
  • Early Dynamic Brake Grilles
  • Nathan K5HR-24 horn
  • Single grab iron on top of cab
  • Right side nose door with window
  • Small firecracker and small can-type antennas on cab
  • Early 4-step walkway
  • Non illuminated ground lights
  • Early jacking pads
  • Round top ditch lights front and rear
  • Front ditch lights alternate when horn is blown on DCC/sound version
  • SP-style tall snowplow
  • MU receptacles w/ yellow MU cables front and rear
  • Early 5000 gallon fuel tank
  • Stem-mounted fuel gauge and early sight glass
  • Era 1995+
Southern Pacific SD70M
  • Early Dynamic Brake Grilles
  • Nathan 3 chime horn
  • Single grab iron on top of cab
  • Right side nose door with window
  • Small can-type antenna on cab
  • 3-step walkway
  • Spare knuckles and holders on rear pilot
  • SP truck mounted spare knuckle box on rear truck
  • Drop grab irons (MU hose holders) on rear pilot
  • Low-tab mounted AEI Tags
  • Battery charging receptacles front and rear
  • Early jacking pads
  • Front angle-top ditch lights
  • SP-style tall snowplow
  • MU receptacles w/ white MU cables front and rear
  • SP 4900 gallon fuel tank w/ corner reinforcements
  • Stem-mounted fuel gauge and early sight glass
  • Era 1994+
Union Pacific SD70M
  • Illuminated round top ditch lights
  • Late SD70M flared carbody with offset turbocharger doors (2-door)
  • EMD low snowplow without door
  • PTC Antenna Array
  • Without nose door window
  • Tall round sand fill
  • Standard “M” cab
  • High headlight with single roof grab iron
  • Late desktop cab interior
  • Small and large cab side mirror
  • Short sunshades with track
  • Nathan AirChime K3 air horn
  • SD70/75M series battery box door
  • Late dynamic brake grille intake
  • 2-panel radiator intake grille
  • Phase II 2-speed “Q” fans
  • Late 4-step walkway
  • Early jacking pads including AEI tag
  • Truck light details (non-operating)
  • HTCR-II steerable trucks
  • Late speed recorder
  • Late 5,000 gallon fuel tank
  • L-shaped breather down pipe
  • Late fuel tank breather down pipe
  • Stem mounted dial type fuel gauge
  • Prime air dryer
  • Prime air filter set with pipe
  • Large EFCO button
  • Era 2002+


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