Here we have the Athearn Roundhouse HO F7A, SP #6484.
- See-through cab and/or portal windows
- Single or dual headlight per prototype
- Separately-applied horns
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
- Heavy die-cast frame and super weight for greater traction and more pulling power
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 55, 70, 75, 80, 83, 100 rail
- Replacement parts available including motor brushes
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The EMD F7 was a 1,500 horsepower Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD). Many F7s remained in service for decades, as railroads found them economical to operate and maintain. The Santa Fe railroad operated an extensive amount of EMD F7 diesel locomotives, many painted in the famous “Warbonnet” livery made famous by the Santa Fe’s passenger service.
The Athearn F7 itself also has a lush history. The first plastic one-piece body locomotive in the Athearn catalog for the time, in the 1950s. The Athearn F7 has been the train set locomotive of choice for over a generation of model railroaders.
Share the experience of model railroading and the gift of memories of the streamliner era!
|COUPLER STYLE:||McHenry Scale Knuckle|
|ERA:||1940 - Present|
|Minimum Age Recommendation:||14 years|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|