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HO-Gauge - Acela Express Ready-To-Run Set

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HO-Gauge - Acela Express Ready-To-Run Set

HO-Gauge - Acela Express Ready-To-Run Set

BAC01205

1 in stock

$499.99

$399.99

HO-Gauge - North Pole Express Set

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HO-Gauge - North Pole Express Set

HO-Gauge - North Pole Express Set

BAC00751

3 in stock

$199.99

O-Gauge - Reading SD45 Low Hood Diesel Engine #7603 w/Proto-Sound 3.0

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O-Gauge - Reading SD45 Low Hood Diesel Engine #7603 w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Like the Pontiac GTO, the SD45 was a mid-60s General Motors muscle car. Stuffed under its brick-like hood was the largest diesel motor made up to that time, a turbo-charged, 20-cylinder, Electro-Motive Division model 645E. The Great Northern took delivery of the first SD45 in May of 1966 and promptly painted the nickname "Hustle Muscle" on its flanks. The name said it all: the SD45 was heavy freight power, intended for long trains and high speeds. And it had the muscular looks to match, with flared radiators capping a long body that filled every inch of its frame - as opposed to its baby brother, the SD40, which had an open "porch" at each end of the engine.

Unfortunately, the 20-cylinder motor turned out to have a major flaw: a tendency to break its own crankshaft. Even so, a large number of Class 1 railroads rostered the engine, with 1,260 units sold between 1966 and 1971. The Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Pennsy, and Southern Pacific each owned more than 100 of the heavy freighters. Looking at the order quantities, one can see that the SD45 marked the beginning of a large-scale shift toward six-axle freight engines on American railroads. Before the late '60s, adding a third axle to a truck was mainly an expedient to spread out an engine's weight for service on lighter rail, particularly branch lines. But with the SD45 and its contemporaries, railroads began favoring the six-axle engine as a way to get more power on the rails for heavier mainline trains. Despite the initial crankshaft problems, many SD45s served their original owners for decades, as well as successor railroads like Conrail and the BNSF, and later went on to new lives at smaller, secondary roads.

Our Premier model of this heavy hauler offers an outstanding combination of detail, realism, and performance. Added-on detail parts include windshield wipers, lift rings, metal grab irons and handrails, see-thru rooftop fan housings, and walkways with safety tread. Thanks to Proto-Speed Control, this model can dig in and haul long trains at any speed from a crawl to full throttle. And in command mode with the DCS system, you can create a lashup combining one or more SD45s with any other Proto-Sound 2.0 or 3.0 locomotives, and run them all from a single throttle just like the prototype.

Did You Know?

Several SD45s have been preserved, including engine 400, the original GN Hustle Muscle. Repainted in its original Omaha Orange and Pullman Green, it resides today in working condition at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul.



Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
Metal Chassis
Metal Handrails and Horn
Moveable Roof Fans
Metal Body Side Grilles
Detachable Snow Plow
(2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
(2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
Illuminated LED Number Boards
Lighted LED Marker Lights
(2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
1:48 Scale Proportions
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Horn With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
Unit Measures: 17 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Operates On O-36 Curves Diesel DCC Features
F0 Head/Tail light
F1 Bell
F2 Horn
F3 Start-up/Shut-down
F4 PFA
F5 Lights (except head/tail)
F6 Master Volume
F7 Front Coupler
F8 Rear Coupler
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Grade Crossing
F12 Smoke On/Off
F13 Smoke Volume
F14 Idle Sequence 3
F15 Idle Sequence 2
F16 Idle Sequence 1
F17 Extended Start-up
F18 Extended Shut-down
F19 Rev Up
F20 Rev Down
F21 One Shot Doppler
F22 Coupler Slack
F23 Coupler Close
F24 Single Horn Blast
F25 Engine Sounds
F26 Brake Sounds
F27 Cab Chatter
F28 Feature Reset

20-21421-1

1 in stock

$519.99

Spartan - Pink

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Spartan - Pink

Hull Type: Deep-V
Dead Rise Angle: 26 Degrees
Hull Length: 36.5 Inches (927mm)
Overall Length: 40.8 (1037mm)
Overall Height: 5.8 (147mm)
Beam (width): 9.5 Inches (243mm)
Weight: 72oz (2041g)
Speed Control Type: Traxxas Velineon® VXL-6s, Water-cooled
Input Voltage: 7-18 NiMH Cells, 4-6 LiPo Cells
(8.4-22.2 Volts DC)
BEC Voltage: 6.0 VDC
BEC Current: 3A
Thermal Protection: Thermal shutdown
Low Voltage Detection: Yes (user enabled)
Motor (electric): Traxxas Velineon® 540XL Brushless, water-cooled
Drive System: Direct Drive, 0.150" Flex Cable
Outdrive: Adjustable Aluminum
Prop: 2-blade composite, 42x59mm
Transmitter: TQi 2.4GHz (2-channel)
Receiver: 6533 2.4GHz Traxxas Stability Management® 5-channel
Servo: 2056 High-torque waterproof
Skill Level: 2

TRA57076-4PINK

1 in stock

$429.99

S-Gauge - R27 Radius Curve

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S-Gauge - R27 Radius Curve

S-Gauge - R27 Radius Curve

6-49859

76 in stock

$7.49