Rivet Counter N Scale Union Pacific GTEL 8500 HP “Big Blow” Turbine #9

Product Description

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

Era: mid to late 1960s

“A” Control Unit

  • Directional LED lighted headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Factory-applied windshield wipers, ladders, windshield wipers, and multiple unit (MU) hoses
  • Photo-etched metal side grilles
  • Intricate frame rail detail including traction motor cables
  • H – I dynamic brake housing configuration
  • Original fuel tank
  • Auxiliary reservoirs
  • Modified radiators
  • Air intake scoops
  • Nose grab iron ladder
  • Cab interior
  • Cab mounted Leslie S-5T-R Brass Air Horn
  • Square base whip antenna
  • Wheel slip detectors
  • Speed recorder
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up

 

“B” Turbine Unit

  • Factory-applied ladders and multiple unit (MU) hoses
  • Photo-etched metal walkway
  • Intricate frame rail detail including traction motor cables
  • H – I dynamic brake housing configuration
  • Dynavane intake housing
  • Turbine fan blades visible inside exhaust tube
  • Wheel slip detectors
  • Rear MU connections
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up

 

24C Fuel Tender

  • Operating directional rear tender light
  • 24,000-gallon capacity
  • Welded seams
  • Insulated
  • Commonwealth 6-wheel trucks
  • Factory-applied air tank, brake cylinder, and control valve
  • Factory-applied multiple unit (MU) hoses
  • Photo-etched metal tender deck walkway

DCC & Sound Ready Locomotives Also Feature

  • DCC ready with 21-pin connector
  • Operate on DC layouts

 

 

DCC & Sound Equipped Locomotives Also Feature

  • ESU-LokSound Select decoder
  • “A” unit prime mover sound
  • “B” unit turbine sound
  • Single cube-type speaker in both the “A” and “B” units
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts

     

    Standard Rivet Counter “Big Blow” Turbine Features

    • Fully assembled
    • Factory-applied wire grab irons, coupler cut levers, and trainline hose
    • Durable body-mounted semi-scale Type E knuckle
    • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors for easy touch-ups
    • Operates on Code 55 and Code 80 rail
    • Durable packaging safely stores model
    • Minimum radius: 11”
    • Recommended radius: 19”

    History

    • Record setting horsepower
    • Massive measurements – 3-unit set spans over 180’ in length
    • Screaming “jet” engine

    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.

     

    DCC & Sound Ready (DC)
    Retail: $439.99
    Our selling price: $349.99

     

    DCC & Sound Equipped
    Retail: $624.99
    Our selling price: $499.99
    SKU DCC & Sound Price Quantity
    SXT30590 WIth ESU LokSound DCC & Sound (Preorder) $499.99
    SXT30591 DCC & Sound Ready (DC) (Preorder) $349.99