Rivet Counter and Museum Quality HO GTEL 8500 Horsepower Big Blow Turbine

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Rivet Counter and Museum Quality HO GTEL 8500 Horsepower Big Blow Turbine

Update: Preorders Open Friday 11/20/15 at 8pm EST

Record setting horsepower – Over 180’ in Length – Screaming “Jet” Engine Sound

These are the hallmarks of the Union Pacific Railroad’s unique GTEL 8500 Horsepower Turbine locomotives. Often called “Big Blows” because of their deafening noise, they roamed the less populated landscape between Council Bluffs, IA and Ogden, UT. 30 three unit sets were built between 1958 and 1961 and all were retired by the early 1970s.

Museum Quality Models Feature
  • Curve squeal and frog clank sounds
  • Selectable white, red, and green class lights
  • Cab interior lighting
  • Lighted control panel
  • Engineer side ground light
  • Operating cab doors with separate door handles
  • Separate rubber multiple unit (MU) and electrical bus connections between the “A” and “B” units
  • “B” sliding engine compartment side doors
  • Detailed interior with turbine visible inside
  • Spinning turbine fan blade visible inside exhaust
  • And more…
Rivet Counter and Museum Quality Road Number Specific ScaleTrains
  • “A” unit prime mover sound
  • “B” unit prime mover sound
  • Multiple dynamic brake configurations
  • Extended fuel tank retrofit
  • Modified radiators
  • Air intake scoops
  • Nose grab iron ladder
  • Dynavane intake housing
  • Blanked intake door panels and forward intakes
  • Rear MU connections
  • Separate water hoses between the “A” and “B” units
  • And more…

Fuel Tenders

  • 23C or 24C
  • Riveted or welded seams
  • Insulated
  • Commonwealth 6-axle trucks 

ETA: April 2016

Museum Quality with DCC and LokSound
MSRP: $899.99
Our Price: $724.99

 

Rivet Counter Non-Sound
MSRP: $529.99
Our Price: $424.99

 

Rivet Counter with DCC and LokSound
MSRP: $719.99
Our Price: $574.99

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