Rivet Counter HO Scale GE Tier 4 GEVo, CSX/Boxcar Logo

Product Description

 

                                       

     

    The ScaleTrains.com Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive is the first model in HO scale and 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 2017): 3290 and 3357

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

    • Era: series 3250-3374, built 2015
    • Early production engine cab (long hood) with squared exhaust compartment roofline

    3rd run road numbers (announced August 2018): 3413 and 3420

    2nd run road numbers (announced October 2017): 3392 and 3405

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

    • Era: series 3375-3405, built 2016
    • Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline

    3rd run road numbers: 3436,3465 and 3440

    • Era: series 3375-3473, built 2016/2017
    • 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 deck-mounted operating alternating (DCC only) 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
    • Auxiliary safety latch details on cab sub-base compartment doors
    • Cab roof antenna dome
    • Lost wax brass cast Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
    • GE Hi-Ad trucks with separately applied brake cylinders, air plumbing, and rotating axle bearing caps
    • See through round-hole stepwell steps
    • Wide front and rear end handrail profile
    • Nose door with window
    • Dual fuel fills per side with rear fill “blanked”
    • Trucolor main color matches: TCP-289 CSX YN3 Blue, and TCP-290 CSX YN3 Yellow


    Rivet Counter Tier 4 GEVo ET44 Locomotives Also Feature

    • Fully-assembled
    • Six (6) different road numbers
    • Directional LED headlights
    • Printed and LED lighted number boards
    • Tread plate on walkways
    • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, control stand, and crossing grade camera
    • Tinted cab side windows
    • Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
    • See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    • Separate exhaust stack
    • 40 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
    • 5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
    • Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, fuel tank mounted electronic bell, brake wheel and more.
    • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
    • All-wheel drive
    • All-wheel electrical pick-up
    • Dual flywheels
    • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
    • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
    • Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
    • Packaging safely stores model
    • Minimum Radius: 18”
    • Recommended Radius: 22”

     

    DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:

    • ESU-LokSound Select 4.0 decoder with “Full Throttle”
    • Dual cube-type speakers
    • Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
    • ESU PowerPack with two super capacitors
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*

    DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:

    • DC
    • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

    * Not all sound and lighting functions on DCC and sound equipped versions are operable using DC

     

    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: $199.99 
    Our selling price: $149.99

    DCC & Sound Factory Installed 
    Retail: $299.99 
    Our selling price: $229.99

     

    Third Production Run

    DCC Ready – Operates on DC 
    Retail: $189.99 
    Our selling price: $154.99 

    DCC & Sound Factory Installed 
    Retail: $279.99 
    Our selling price: $234.99

     

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      SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
      SXT30510 3520 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99
      SXT30511 3520 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30512 3279 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99 Sold Out
      SXT30513 3279 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30514 3313 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99 Sold Out
      SXT30515 3313 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30516 3370 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99 Sold Out
      SXT30517 3370 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30518 3378 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99
      SXT30519 3378 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30520 3383 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $224.99 Sold Out
      SXT30521 3383 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30873 3290 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $229.99
      SXT30874 3290 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30875 3357 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $229.99
      SXT30876 3357 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99
      SXT30877 3392 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $229.99
      SXT30878 3392 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99
      SXT30879 3405 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $229.99
      SXT30880 3405 / DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT31096 3413 / DCC & Sound Factory Installed (Preorder) $234.99
      SXT31097 3413 / DCC Ready - Operates on DC (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT31098 3420 / DCC & Sound Factory Installed (Preorder) $234.99
      SXT31099 3420 / DCC Ready - Operates on DC (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT31100 3436 / DCC & Sound Factory Installed (Preorder) $234.99
      SXT31101 3436 / DCC Ready - Operates on DC (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT31102 3465 / DCC & Sound Factory Installed (Preorder) $234.99
      SXT31103 3465 / DCC Ready - Operates on DC (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT31348 3440 / DCC & Sound Factory Installed (Preorder) $234.99
      SXT31349 3440 / DCC Ready - Operates on DC (Preorder) $154.99