Athearn Genesis HO G22746 F3A/F3B, Boston and Maine (Passenger) #4228/4228

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Athearn Genesis HO G22746 F3A/F3B, Boston and Maine (Passenger) #4228/4228
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EMD F-units were a line of diesel-electric locomotives produced between November 1939 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors-Diesel Division. Final assembly for all F-units was at the GM-EMD plant at La Grange, Illinois and the GMDD plant in London, Ontario, Canada. They were sold to railroads throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Structurally, the locomotive was a carbody unit, with the body as the main load-bearing structure, designed like a bridge truss and covered with cosmetic panels. The so-called bulldog nose was a distinguishing feature of the locomotive's appearance, and made a lasting impression in the mind of the traveling public.

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.

ALL B&M UNITS FEATURE:
McGinnis style blue paint scheme per prototype
Full side skirts
Square and sloped bearing caps per prototype
Roof overhang on ends

#4256 F2A
Dual lens style headlight
Tall fans
Chicken wire grilles
Forward and rear facing blat style air horns

#4226 F2A
Dual lens style headlight
Tall fans
Chicken wire grilles
Forward and rear facing blat style air horns

#4226 F2B
Tall fans
Chicken wire grilles
Steam generator

#4228 F2A
Single lens style headlight
Button top fans
FARR grilles
Forward and rear facing blat style air horns

#4228 F2B
Button top fans
FARR grilles
Steam generator

All units are powered
Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only)
Tsunami sounds are compatible with both DCC and DC operation (DCC+sound units only)
Directional constant lighting; headlight brightness remains constant
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 features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector (DCC-Ready only)
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
Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
Back up light
Blomberg-B trucks
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Minimum radius: 18"
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