Rivet Counter N Scale GE Tier 4 GEVo ET44AH, CSX

Product Description

 

The ScaleTrains.com Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive is officially licensed by GE.  We worked closely with GE Transportation to ensure every dimension and detail of this modern locomotive is as accurate as possible.

 

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

CSX Transportation ET44AH

2nd run road numbers (announced October 2018): 3290 and 3357

1st run road numbers (announced June 2017): 3250, 3279, 3313, and 3370

  • Era: series 3250-3374, built 2015
  • Early production engine cab (long hood) with squared exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
  • Dome antenna array 

2nd run road numbers (announced October 2018): 3392 and 3405

1st run road numbers (announced June 2017): 3378 and 3383

  • Era: series 3375-3405, built 2016
  • Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline and separate exhaust stack
  • Dome antenna array

2nd run road number (announced October 2018): 3440

  • 3440: “Spirit of Ravenna” lettering and L&N herald on both sides of the nose
    • A portion of the proceeds benefit Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp and the preservation of C&O steam locomotive #2716
  • Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline
  • First time with this type of PTC antenna: PTC antenna array with large Sinclair Antennas

All CSX road numbers also include

  • Front alternating ditch lights
  • LSL indicator light details on cab sides (non-operating)
  • Battery charging receptacles on front and rear pilots
  • Sill-mounted brake stick holder
  • Sill-mounted tow chain detail
  • Auxiliary safety latch details on cab sub-base compartment doors
  • Wide front and rear end handrail profile
  • Nose door with window
  • Dual fuel fills per side with rear fill “blanked”
  • Yellow Trucolor main color matches: TCP-289 CSX YN3 Blue, and TCP-290 CSX YN3
 

Rivet Counter Tier 4 GEVo ET44 Locomotives Also Feature

  • Fully-assembled
  • Several different road numbers
  • Front deck-mounted operating LED ditch lights
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Tread plate on walkways
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, MU cable, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, fuel tank mounted electronic bell, brake wheel, exhaust stack, and more
  • Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof (unless noted)
  • Detailed cab interior
  • Tinted cab side windows
  • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
  • 5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank (unless noted)
  • GE Hi-Ad trucks with separately applied brake cylinders, air plumbing, and axle bearing caps (unless noted)
  • Body mounted plastic semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
  • Operates on Code 55, and 80 rail
  • Durable packaging safely stores model
  • Minimum Radius: 9 ¾”
  • Recommended Radius: 11”

DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature

  • ESU-LokSound Next18 Select Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
  • “Sugar cube” type speaker
  • Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts

DCC equipped locomotives also feature

  • Next18 motor only decoder 

DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature

  • DCC ready with Next18 connector
  • Operates on DC layouts

 

Prototype History

Introduced in 2012, General Electric's Tier 4 GEVo Series represents the latest in diesel-electric locomotive technology. The GE Tier 4 GEVo is designed to meet increasingly stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations. 

The EPA “Tier” emissions standards are a series, or Tiers, of allowable emissions levels based upon a locomotives’ date of manufacture. The highest and most stringent tier level, Tier 4, sets maximum allowable NOx and hydrocarbon emissions levels for locomotives built for domestic use 2015 onward. 

While similar in appearance to previous GE GEVo designs, the Tier 4 models featured a longer frame compared to their predecessors. This allows for a larger radiator “cab” (GE refers to the various sections of the long hood as “cabs”), and a "hump" over the engine cab for advanced exhaust treatment equipment.

Initially, a boxy housing filled the entire roofline on the blue-painted field test/demonstrator units. Due to changes in treatment equipment and clearance issues, the "hump" would decrease in size and shape into a boxy compartment around the exhaust on initial production units. This culminated in an angled compartment surrounding the exhaust manifold on the latest production versions (2016+). 

Despite boxier engine cab rooflines and a radically styled radiator cab, the basic Tier 4 design shares a family appearance with GE safety cab-equipped units going back to the DASH-9s of the 1990s. It even includes the same 12-cylinder GEVo-12 series prime mover and 4,400hp as its predecessor model.

The Tier 4 units have proven to be popular with the major railroads including BNSF Railway, Canadian National, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. While GE has settled on a basic carbody design to keep production costs down, there are notable variations and detail differences due to customer specifications. 

With many units built for railroads across the US and in Canada, the Tier 4 GEVo can be seen operating nationwide in a variety of assignments

The HO Scale Tier 4 GEVo is made under trademark license from General Electric Transportation.

 

Second Production Run

DCC Ready – Operates on DC 
Retail: $164.99 
Our selling price: $129.99 

ESU DCC Next 18 Decoder Factory Installed

Retail: $209.99 
Our selling price: $164.99 

ESU-LokSound DCC & Sound Factory Installed 
Retail: $284.99 
Our selling price: $224.99

 

First Production Run

DCC Ready – Operates on DC 
Retail: $159.99 
Our selling price: $124.99

ESU-LokSound DCC & Sound Factory Installed 
Retail: $259.99 
Our selling price: $204.99

 

    SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
    SXT30628 3250 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30629 3250 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT30630 3279 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30631 3279 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT30632 3313 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30633 3313 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT30634 3370 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30635 3370 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT30636 3378 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30637 3378 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT30638 3383 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $204.99 Sold Out
    SXT30639 3383 / DCC & Sound Ready $124.99 Sold Out
    SXT31008 3290 / DCC & Sound (Preorder) $224.99
    SXT31449 3290 / DCC (Preorder) $164.99
    SXT31009 3290 / DC/DCC Ready (Preorder) $129.99
    SXT31010 3357 / DCC & Sound (Preorder) $224.99
    SXT31450 3357 / DCC $164.99 Sold Out
    SXT31011 3357 / DC/DCC Ready $129.99 Sold Out
    SXT31012 3392 / DCC & Sound (Preorder) $224.99
    SXT31451 3392 / DCC (Preorder) $164.99
    SXT31013 3392 / DC/DCC Ready (Preorder) $129.99
    SXT31014 3405 / DCC & Sound (Preorder) $224.99
    SXT31452 3405 / DCC (Preorder) $164.99
    SXT31015 3405 / DC/DCC Ready $129.99 Sold Out
    SXT31350 3440 / DCC & Sound (Preorder) $224.99
    SXT31453 3440 / DCC $164.99 Sold Out
    SXT31351 3440 / DC/DCC Ready (Preorder) $129.99