HO Scale: EMD G2 SD70ACe - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific 'MKT Heritage'

Athearn Genesis

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: EMD G2 SD70ACe - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific 'Missouri Kansas Texas Heritage'

UP NOTES:

In 2005, Union Pacific began to unveil a series of heritage units, commemorating the fallen flag railroads which had been combined into the UP system. In 2017, these units were starting to look a bit shabby, and they began to be repainted. These units feature many minor art differences from the originals. The repaints are appropriate for any 2017 and up modern motive power roster, and can be found anywhere in general freight service on the UP.

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.

Much of the external design is based on the SD90 series locomotives, specifically the SD90MAC-H PHII. Similar features include the nose shape, full height nose door and rectangular windshields, the large flared radiators with two fans, and the positioning of the dynamic brake equipment at the rear of the long hood. In addition, the inverters were moved from inside the long hood to a box on the walkway behind the fireman’s side of the cab.





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