This is the HO Scale G2 SD90MAC w/DCC & Sound, NS #7290 made by Athearn. Introduced in 1995, the EMD SD90MAC was intended to become that builder's most-powerful single-engine diesel locomotive.
The new locomotive was to use EMD's newly-developed 265H prime mover, featuring 6000 horsepower. However, this engine was experiencing technical problems in development, which led to the first groups of locomotives being delivered with the EMD 710G prime mover of 4300 horsepower (the intent being to retrofit these with the more-powerful 265H at a later date).Ironically, the technical problems with the 265H were never fully resolved, and no conversions were done. The Athearn Genesis 2.0 SD90MAC features all of the cutting-edge detail and operational features that are expected by discerning modelers: Working number boards and ground lights, see-through steps, numerous separately-applied details on the body and underframe, and a heavy die-cast frame for massive pulling power. Brand new model previously only available in brass. DCC-ready features Quick PlugT plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector. Accurately-painted and -printed paint schemes. Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more. Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance. Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes.
McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible. Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, and precision machined flywheels. All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation. Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track. LED Lighting for realistic appearance.Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power. Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage.
By integrating and pioneering some of the latest model advancements in the industry, Athearn is redefining model fidelity with Genesis 2.0. Illuminated number boards and illuminated ground lights. DCC+Sound models feature dual Sugarcube speakers for optimal sound quality. SOUND EQUPPED 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. 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. Shop everything you need for your hobbies at Mark Twain Hobby Center!
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