Athearn Genesis 64914 Diesel Locomotive SD70MAC, BNSF (DCC/Sound)

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Details & Specs

Diesel Locomotive SD70MAC, BNSF

 

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • 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
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers – Kadee compatible
  • 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
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

SOUND EQUPPED 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

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

During the early-1990’s, EMD teamed-up with German engineering company Siemens to produce a freight locomotive that was capable of providing AC-traction drive currents, and thus providing a high-horsepower rating and lower fuel consumption for railroads which had an ever-increasing demand for saving fuel consumption by using a lesser amount of units to haul most of their trains.

The EMD SD70MAC was first introduced in early 1993, and began production later-on during the same year after numerous tests and improvements were made. Since then, the EMD SD70MAC has been a staple of heavy freight lines across the country.

As with every Athearn Genesis release, the level of prototypical detail is nothing short of spectacular. Each individual model comes fully assembled and is meticulously crafted to match the prototype that was researched to create it.

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