Athearn HO 86821 SD40, Southern Pacific (Red/Grey) #8462 (DCC and Sound Equipped)

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Athearn HO 86821 SD40, Southern Pacific (Red/Grey) #8462 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
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Description

In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD40 had 3,000 hp from a turbocharged V16. 856 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, 330 were built for Canadian railroads, and 72 were built for Mexican railroads.

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Fully assembled and ready-to-run
Separately applied wire grab irons
Separately applied air tanks
Coupler cut levers
Rubber MU hoses
Photo-etch stainless steel windshield wipers
Fine scale handrails molded in engineering plastic
Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
Curved radiator fan grab iron
Exhaust stack
Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
Highly-detailed, injection molded body featuring new tooling
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
See through cab windows
Bi-directional LED lighting
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup
5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Minimum radius: 18"
Recommended radius: 22"

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment; "Tattered and Torn" just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
Onnboard Econami sound decoder by Soundtraxx
Engine startup sound sequence
Dynamic brake sound or Non-Dynamic Straight to idle on F4
Extra prime mover and horn sounds exclusive to Athearn version
Multiple bell sound files user configurable via Configuration Value (CV)
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
Excellent Slow speed control
Current Keeper ready with on board expansion plug
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via CV changes

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