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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2481

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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2481

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Athearn - ATH28659
$219.99
Product $219.99
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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2481

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Product $219.99
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SSW FEATURES:

  • SP-style lighting package with ‘head knocker” style Gyralight fixtures
  • P-3 horn
  • Flexicoil trucks
  • As-delivered configuration with footboard pilots, pilot face grab irons, early cut levers and corner frame gussets
  • 1,100 gallon fuel tank
  • Full cab interior

In the first half of 1968 the Cotton Belt received their first SW1500’s and they came with all the features of their SP counterparts of that era.

SW 1500 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Detailed cab interior
  • Signal hoses with silver glad hands unless noted
  • Front and rear trainline hoses with silver glad hands
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • See through radiator intake grille and cab windows
  • Exhaust stacks
  • Low or high mounted windshield wipers per prototype
  • Rectangular or oval builder’s plate where appropriate
  • Separately applied Air tank
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for with 21-pin NEM connector trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”

NEW FEATURES:

  • Operating ground lights
  • Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before
  • DCC-ready models feature 21-pin plug
  • DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with dual cube speakers
  • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)

Product Specifications

Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Axles 6
Sound Ready
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM