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Athearn HO RTR 57' Trinity Spine Car TTX Faded Logo #360823

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Athearn
ATH64011
HO
Price:  $104.99

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Precision die-cast metal spine structure
  • Etched metal walkways
  • Separately applied brake piping
  • Highly detailed customer applied trailer hitches
  • 53’ trailer and container are perfect loads for the 57’ spine car
  • Fine ladder detail
  • Weighted for optimal performance
  • 33” solid nickel silver wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed
  • Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Machined metal wheels
  • Minimum radius: 20”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

Intermodal transportation requires specialized rail equipment which is, on occasion, too specialized. To allow more flexibility in loading containers and trailers at terminals all-purpose spine cars were developed. These cars can be configured to allow loading of trailers of varying lengths, from 28’ pups to 53’ high capacity units. With the trailer hitches collapsed containers can also be loaded. 40’, 45’ 48’ and 53’ containers call all be accommodated on these cars as well as 20’ models provided they are mounted to a chassis.

The prototype for our model is based on a Trinity-built car owned by the TTX Company. These 70-ton cars (TTX class RAF30A) numbered TTRX 360817-361116 first appeared on the rails in the late 1990’s. The Athearn model is faithful to the prototype allowing modelers to load a variety of trailers and containers.

DC ANALOG SYSTEMS
DC Analog is a control system standard to most starter sets which allows the user to control the track (and not the locomotive). This means that two or more trains on the same track will move, speed up, slow down and stop at the same time.
DCC DIGTIAL SYSTEMS
DCC Digital stands for ‘Digital Command Control’. DCC Digital systems allow individual locomotives and accessories to be independently controlled from the controller. Other functions, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled.

DCC READY (Standard DC)

This means the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a socket that is ready to accept a DCC decoder.  The most common and readily available types of decoders here in the US are: 6 pin, 8 pin, next 18, and 21 pin.  Prior to buying a  decoder for your locomotive, verify which of the previous you will need.  This information is usually found on the manufacturers site or instruction booklet.

The locomotive requires a DCC decoder to be fitted to the socket in order for it to work on a DCC controlled layout. It can however still be used on the conventional DC (analog) layout. 

 

DCC EQUIPPED

This indicates that the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a decoder that has been pre-installed at the factory. 

This means that the locomotive is ready to run and operate on a DCC controlled layout and can now be called up by request from a Digital Controller. Additional features, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled (only if the locomotive is fitted with these accessories).

Some DCC equipped locomotives can also be run on DC layouts (see note below). Some accessories may continue to work automatically, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), however, the user will not have independent control of these under DC operation. It is important to note that manufacturer's decoders who support sound playback on DC operation will only provide a selection of sounds when the locomotive is detected to be moving or stopping (such as chuffing, coasting and braking sounds).  

*Some manufacturers may issue a warning that they do not recommend a DCC fitted locomotive to be operated on a DC (analog) layout, and may void any warranties. Check your locomotive's manual for more information. Not all sound decoders enable sound playback on DC operation, and this information is provided with your decoder manual.

 STORE PICK UP

Pickup times are by appointment only, generally Monday thru Friday between 10am and 1pm. Your scheduled pickup window will be notated on your pickup confirmation email. If the scheduled pickup time will not work for you, simply reply to the email and we will work with you to provide a time that best fits your schedule.

 SHIPPING

All orders are processed within 1-4 business days. Orders are not shipped on weekends or holidays. If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in the shipment of your order, you will be notified.

Shipping costs for your order are calculated by the carrier and displayed at checkout.

*High value items/orders will require a signature upon delivery. (Generally, but not limited to orders in excess of $450)

We currently ship throughout the US & Canada only.
When your order ships, you will receive a shipment confirmation email containing your tracking number(s).

(*When applicable) HustleDude.com offers free shipping on select orders in contiguous United States and reduced shipping to other locations. Because we absorb the shipping costs when you select "free shipping", we cannot guarantee a certain carrier. The carrier will be selected at our discretion.

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