HO Scale: Museum Quality - Union Pacific GTEL 8500 Horsepower "Big Blow" Turbine

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Museum Quality - Union Pacific GTEL 8500 Horsepower "Big Blow" Turbine

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

These are the hallmarks of the Union Pacific Railroad’s unique GTEL 8500 Horsepower Turbine locomotives. Often called “Big Blows” because of their deafening noise, they roamed the less populated landscape between Council Bluffs, IA and Ogden, UT. 30 three unit sets were built between 1958 and 1961 and all were retired by the early 1970s.

Standard Museum Quality Locomotive Features
  • Premium leather case
  • Fully assembled
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors for easy touch-ups
  • ESU-LokSound DCC and sound equipped
  • Operate using DC and DCC
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, coupler cut levers, windshield wipers, and multiple unit (MU) hoses
  • Durable body-mounted die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors for easy touch-ups
  • Minimum radius: 18” without water and electrical bus connections and tender truck safety chain detail not attached
  • Recommended radius: 22”

*Some sound and lighting functions are only operable using DCC

 History
  • Record setting horsepower
  • Massive measurements – 3-unit set spans over 180’ in length
  • Screaming “jet” engine
Sound*
  • Curve squeal and frog clank sounds*
  • “A” unit prime mover sound
  • “B” unit turbine sound
LED Lighting*
  • Dual headlight
  • Separately controlled number boards
  • Control panel
  • Selectable white, red, and green class lights
  • Engineer side ground light
  • “A” unit rear walkway light
  • Cab interior
  • Directional
 Hear and See the Difference Now

Hearing and seeing the “Big Blow” Turbine in action is believing.  Our friends at ESU-LokSound have a created a video to demonstrate the sound and lighting functions.

 


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