HO FP7A/F7B w/DCC & Sound, C&NW #231/#317

Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES FOR ALL F-UNITS IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

ALL SOUTHERN UNITS FEATURE

  • No dynamic brakes
  • Leslie 5-chme horn
  • “Mushroon” style Exhaust spark arrestor
  • Steam generator
  • Dual sealed beam headlight
  • Nose MU door
  • Ex CNO&TP
  • Front MU Cables
  • Fire cracker anntenna

In the late 1970s Amtrak utilized these locomotives from SOUTHERN in service on a few of their passenger trains;frequently on the Seattle to Los Angeles, Coast Starlight. SOU 6147J, 6148F and 6146L were all spotted in Amtrak service working together or separately.

ALL FRISCO UNITS FEATURE

  • Used in freight and passenger service
  • Delivered in 1950-1951
  • No dynamic brakes
  • Nose mounted gyralilght
  • flashes on DCC+Sound version (FP7A units only)
  • Some units lasted into the 1970s in the striped scheme
  • Updated rear end details - including MU receptacle and warning labels
  • Nose MU Doors (FP7A units only)
  • Additional grabirons on the nose (FP7A units only)
ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#5045:

  • Nathan M5 Horn
  • no spark arrestors
#5142:
  • No spark arrestors
#6148:
  • Spark arrestors and Leslie RS5T Horn
#6146:
  • Spark arrestors

ALL ROCK ISLAND UNITS FEATURE

  • Nathan M3 and Leslie A-200 horns
  • No dynamic brake
  • ATS box included in poly bag
  • Silver or grey body per prototype
  • Used singly or in pairs on many secondary Rock Island Trains
  • Front MU hoses included in poly bag
ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#402:

  • Silver body
  • cut skirts
  • single beam headlight
  • painted over portholes
#403:
  • Grey body
  • removed skirts
  • single beam headlight
  • painted over portholes
#409:
  • Grey body
  • full skirts
  • dual sealed beam headlight
  • No cooling coil on roof
#411:
  • Silver body
  • cut skirts. single beam headlight
  • blank front porthole.

ALL COTTON BELT UNITS FEATURE

  • Early style 4-hose MU hoses, rear end per prototype
  • FARR Grilles
  • Nathan M5 Horn
  • Steam generator
  • Modified side skirt as per prototype
  • Cab sunshades
  • Mirrors
  • Optional spark arrestors included separately
  • Separately applied, etched metal number plate on nose

ALL SOUTHERN PACIFIC UNITS FEATURE

  • Whip Antennas, FP7A units only
  • Nose mounted MU door, FP7A units only
  • Early style 4-hose MU Hose
  • FARR Grilles
  • Pilot plow
  • Nathan M5 horn
  • Separately applied nose mounted photo-etched and printed Sunset medallion, FP7A units only

ALL SOUTHERN PACIFIC FP7/F7B SETS FEATURE

  • Whip Atenna, FP7A units only
  • Nose mounted MU door, FP7 units only
  • FARR Grilles
  • Nathan M5 horn
  • Steam generator
  • Side skirt as per prototype
  • Cab sunshades
  • Mirrors
  • Nose and rear lift lugs
ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#6462:

  • Ex-Cotton Belt FP7 with no Dynamic Brake
  • Early style MU hose on rear only
  • Used in Bay Area commuter train service and Coast Route

CNW FEATURES:

#218:
  • Dynamic brake
  • Leslie RS3L horn
  • Prime Stratolite beacon
  • straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • blanked out nose light
#246:
  • Non-dynamic
  • 1-5 chime horn and 1-”Blatt” horn
  • “Y” style exhaust spark arrestor
  • engine cooling coil
  • steam generator
  • Stenciled road
#217:
  • Leslie RS3L Horn
  • Western Cullen Beacon
  • Straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • blanked out nose light
  • rebuilt Engineer’s side panel/removed porthole
  • no dynamic brake
  • CNW “Employee Owned” logo
  • Ex-CGW
#315:
  • No dynamic brake
  • winterization hatch
  • Ex-CGW
#231:
  • No dynamic brake
  • 2 “Blatt” horns
  • beacon
  • “Y” style exhaust spark arrestor
  • engine cooling coil
  • F3 ‘Tall” Style fans
  • steam generator
  • Ex-MKT
#317:
  • No dynamic brake
  • straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • CNW “Employee Owned” logo
  • Ex-CGW

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • All units are powered
  • Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only)
  • DCC+Sound models are “dual mode” and will operate under both DCC and DC
  • Directional constant lighting
  • headlight brightness remains constant
  • On DCC-ready B-units, back-up lights or marker lights (if equipped) will come with LEDS, but wires will not be connected to the circuit board.
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
  • Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
  • Cab interior
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • Body mounted McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • DCC-ready Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
  • 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 all popular brands of track
  • LEDs for realistic appearance
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder pre-installed
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units (sound units only)
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Lighting effects such as beacons, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE INFO:

The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW), B-B passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between June 1949 and December 1953 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel. Final assembly was at GM-EMD’s La Grange, Illinois plant, excepting locomotives destined for Canada, in which case final assembly was at GMD’s plant in London, Ontario. The locomotive contained an auxiliary water tank and steam generator to supply steam heat to the trailing passenger cars. This necessitated a longer body and frame. Although intended for passenger service, these locomotive still were regularly assigned into freight locomotive pools as well.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO FP7A/F7B w/DCC & Sound, C&NW #231/#317

[ATHG19522]

$619.98

Due Late May, 2021

Out of Stock

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