HO F7A/F7B, SOU #4225/#4428

Detailed Information

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Separate F7A and F7A/B set to create an A-B-A consist
  • Clear windows
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Separately applied smoke jack and brake wheel
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Machined metal wheels
  • See-through cab and/or portal windows
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Minimum radius: 15°
  • F7A: Single or dual headlight per prototype
  • F7A: Separately-applied horns
  • F7A: all-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • F7A: Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • F7A: All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • F7A: 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • F7B: non-powered
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing, plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes
  • Minimum radius: 18°

PROTOTYPE 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 ÒWarbonnetÓ 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!

    Specifications

    COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
    Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
    Is Assembly Required: No