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Athearn Genesis HO G12345 F9 A/B, Denver and Rio Grande Western #5771/5762

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Expected September 2020

The F-units were the most successful "first generation" road (main line) diesel locomotives in North America, and were largely responsible for superseding steam locomotives in road freight service. Before this, diesel units were mostly only built as switcher locomotives, and only used in rail yards.

F-units were sometimes known as "covered wagons", due to the similarity in appearance of the roof of an F-unit to the canvas roof of a Conestoga wagon, an animal-drawn wagon used in the westward expansion of the United States during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When a train's locomotive consist included only F-units, the train would then be called a wagon train. These two usages are still popular with the railfan community.

NEW FEATURES FOR DRGW F9 A/B IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:
First time with all-new LED lighting
1st time sound version offered
1st time with late era nose and eyebrow grabs plus nose mounted MU receptical
Rubber MU hoses for durability

A & B-UNIT SETS
Last Rio Grande F units in service
Operated on Rio Grande Zephyr and Ski Train
B-units equipped with steam generators
Ladder grabs mounted on the roof
Spark arrestors on 5771 & 5762. Standard exhaust stacks on 5774 & 5772
Nose MU receptacle on 5771

#5763
3rd unit of Rio Grande Zephyr F9 set
Steam Generator
Spark Arrestors
Ladder grab mounted on roof

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
Minimum radius: 18"

SKU: ATH-G12345

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