HO SD70ACe w/DCC & Sound, UP #8679

Overview

UP FEATURES:

  • Unique paint scheme with no flag
  • Hood, cab, cab roof, and headlight placement vary per prototype

UP 8321 was the first, and for some time only, SD70ACe on the roster to be repainted without the American Flag. The early-production unit features as-built cab roof details, a rear horn bracket, and non-isolated cab.

SD70ACE SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses
  • Etched see-through steps
  • Lift rings
  • Lit Number Boards & Truck Lights
  • Sander lines
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”
  • GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

    • Coupler cut levers
    • MU hoses
    • Trainline hose
    • See-through cab windows
    • Full cab interior
    • Walkway tread
    • Windshield wipers
    • Wire grab irons
    • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
    • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
    • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
    • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
    • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
    • Eight-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
    • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
    • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
    • LED Lighting for trouble free operation
    • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
    • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
    • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
    • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage

    SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

    • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
    • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
    • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
    • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
    • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
    • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
    • Precision slow speed control
    • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
    • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
    • CV chart included in the box

    PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

    In order to meet stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by EPA Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD70MAC to create the SD70ACe and SD70M-2. Each model is powered by a 16-cylinder, 4300-horsepower diesel engine. On the SD70M-2, the prime mover drives an alternator and produces AC current that is rectified to DC current, which powers the traction motors. On the SD70ACe, the DC current is then “chopped” back into AC to power the traction motors.

    Much of the external design is based on the SD90 series locomotives. Similar features include the full height nose door and rectangular windshields, the large, flared radiators with two fans, and the positioning of the dynamic brake equipment at the rear of the long hood. In addition, the inverters were moved from inside the long hood to a box on the walkway behind the fireman’s side of the cab.

    Specifications

    DCC: Equipped
    SOUND: Tsunami2
    PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
    Axles: 6
    LIGHTED: LED Lighting
    Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
    Is Assembly Required: No