HO G2 SD70ACe, MRL/Essential Workers #4404

Detailed Information

MRL 4404 NOTES:

In late 2020, MRL unveiled #4404, painted in a striking paint scheme that commemorates essential workers across the world. Due to the timing of the real-life unveil, there wasn’t enough time to finalize the artwork before this product announcement. We plan to follow up and show this artwork when it is finalized. In the meantime, we are looking for additional detail photos of this unit. Please drop us a line at athearn-productsuggestions@athearn.com if you wish to help.

MRL’s First Responder locomotive is being released to honor essential workers. In keeping with the spirit of this release, the Athearn Team is pleased to announce that with each purchase of the Genesis MRL First Responder unit, we will be making a donation to Hobbies For Good; a charitable organization that supports charities and causes throughout the USA.

SD70ACE SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Full cab interior
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • Etched see-through steps
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • See-through cab windows
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses
  • Walkway tread
  • Sander lines
  • Windshield wipers
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • 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
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • 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-including lit number boards, ground lights, and marker lights (if applicable)
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

GENESIS 2.0 FEATURES:

  • By integrating and pioneering some of the latest model advancements in the industry, Athearn is redefining model fidelity with Genesis 2.0
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Illuminated ground lights on front trucks
  • Illuminated marker lights (where applicable)

SOUND-EQUPPED 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

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

In order to meet stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by EPA Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD70MAC to create the SD70ACe and SD70M-2. Each model is powered by a 16-cylinder, 4300-horsepower diesel engine. On the SD70M-2, the prime mover drives an alternator and produces AC current that is rectified to DC current, which powers the traction motors. On the SD70ACe, the DC current is then “chopped” back into AC to power the traction motors.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO G2 SD70ACe, MRL/Essential Workers #4404

[ATHG44040]

$269.99

Due Late March, 2022

Out of Stock

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