HO F7A, BN BN-1

Detailed Information

F7 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble-free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Clear plastic cab and/or portal windows
  • Single or dual headlight per prototype
  • Separately-applied horns
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • DCC Ready 21 pin plug
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brand of track
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The EMD F7 was a 1,500 horsepower Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD). Many F7s remained in service for decades, as railroads found them economical to operate and maintain. The Santa Fe railroad operated an extensive amount of EMD F7 diesel locomotives, many painted in the famous ÒWarbonnetÓ livery made famous by the Santa Fe’s passenger service.

The Athearn F7 itself also has a lush history. The first plastic one-piece body locomotive in the Athearn catalog for the time, in the 1950s. The Athearn F7 has been the train set locomotive of choice for over a generation of model railroaders.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No