Museum Quality HO Scale Union Pacific GTEL 8500 Horsepower "Big Blow" Turbine #2

Product Description


Era: As built in August 1958 through early 1960s

  • Operated with FEFs, Challengers, and Big Boys


Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

“A” Control Unit

  • Without “Union Pacific” lettering on the nose
  • Operating tri-color LED class lights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Cab interior LED light
  • LED lighted control panel
  • Engineer side ground LED light
  • “A” unit rear walkway LED light
  • Nose grab irons
  • H – H dynamic brake housing configuration
  • Air intake scoops
  • As delivered radiator
  • As delivered fuel tank with auxiliary reservoirs
  • Operating cab doors with separate door handles
  • Detailed cab interior with separate control stand, floor, rear wall with water cooler, and seats
  • Photo-etched metal side grilles
  • Rubber Multiple Unit (MU) and electrical bus connections between the “A” and “B” units
  • Rubber water hoses between the “A” and “B” unit
  • Cab mounted lost wax brass Leslie S-5T-R air horn
  • Square base whip antenna
  • SKF bearings
  • Wheel slip detectors
  • Speed recorder
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • Directional LED headlight 

“B” Turbine Unit

  • Sliding engine compartment side doors
  • Detailed interior with turbine visible inside
  • Spinning turbine fan blade visible inside exhaust
  • Square silencer intake housing
  • H – I dynamic brake housing configuration
  • Inline air intake scoops
  • Without rear MU connections
  • SKF
  • Wheel slip detectors
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pickup

24C Fuel Tender

  • 24,000-gallon capacity
  • Welded seams
  • Insulated
  • Commonwealth 6-axle trucks
  • Truck chains
  • Factory-applied air tank, brake cylinder, and control valve
  • Factory-applied multiple unit (MU) hoses
  • Photo-etched metal tender deck walkway
  • Operating rear tender LED light
    Standard Museum Quality Locomotive Features
    • Premium leather-like case
    • Fully assembled
    • ESU-LokSound 5.0 DCC and sound decoder equipped
    • ESU designed PowerPack with two (2) super capacitors
    • Operate using DC and DCC
    • Factory-applied wire grab irons, coupler cut levers, windshield wipers, and multiple unit (MU) hoses
    • Durable body-mounted die-cast metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
    • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
    • Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
    • Packaging safely stores model
    • Minimum radius: 18” without water and electrical bus connections and tender truck safety chain attached
    • Recommended radius: 22” 

    *Some sound and lighting functions are only operable using DCC 

    Retail: $999.99
    Our selling price: $799.99


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    Hear and See the Difference Now

    Hearing and seeing the “Big Blow” Turbine in action is believing.  Our friends at ESU-LokSound have a created a video to demonstrate the sound and lighting functions.

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    SKU: SXT70009