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Athearn HO RTR SD60 with DCC & Sound NS #6529

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ATH72131
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Price:  $195.99

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Locomotives come with railroad-specific details including: Operating beacon (in DCC/Sound version), horn, winterized hatch, antenna, handrails, etc.

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

In 1984, Electro-Motive (EMD) introduced the "60" series locomotive. These had many improvements over the earlier models including features such as: New and improved EMD 710 power plant producing 3600 HP, wheel slip control, computerized cabinet replacing the older and unreliable components.

This design spawned into many other upgrades within it’s class like the modernized wide cab, Isolated cab, and even the start of AC traction technology.

These locomotives were suited for just about any mainline service that could be thrown at them. The model was fairly popular with class one railroads, with Norfolk Southern purchasing the most at 151 units. Most of them are still in service today. Norfolk Southern in 2010 started a large full rebuild program of their SD60’s (including purchasing “cores” from other sources) into SD60E’s, which rebuilt them from the frame up with new electrical components and a newly designed cab to improve visibility and forward crash impact safety.

Specifications:

Axles: 6
DCC: Equipped
Lighted: LED
Prototype Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division
Sound: Econami

      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.

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