Pre-Order
Brand Logo
4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

N FP45 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, CB&Q #9999

Item No. ATH19193
Pre-Order
Brand Logo
4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

N FP45 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, CB&Q #9999

Item No. ATH19193
$269.99
RC Club points earned on this item shown at checkout.
Next Shipment January 2025
Selected Store

Product Details

In 1967, passenger service in the US was a dim prospect. Most roads were losing money on the trains, and looking for any reason they could think of to abandon service. The Burlington, however, was in a unique position. Not only did they constitute one-third of the conglomerate that hosted the world-famous California Zephyr, but they also operated a substantial commuter service in the Chicago area. To that end, the Q ordered three EMD FP45 locomotives in 1967 (two to power the CZ, and one as a reserve). They reasoned that, should the CZ falter, these units could easily be adapted to commuter service. * * This is an alternate timeline; unfortunately, the CB&Q did not purchase EMD FP45 locomotives. However, we think that they would look great in passenger service hauling the California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver, or heading up a fleet of bi-levels in commuter service - with these Legendary Liveries units, you can.
Key Features
  • See-through cab windows
  • Snow plow or plate welded pilot
  • 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

EMD released a new 645 engine in 1966. The most powerful locomotive using this series of engine was the SD45. The EMD SDP45 was a good passenger locomotive, but to the Santa Fe Railway it did not look the part. EMD therefore designed a lightweight “cowl” body to cover the locomotive, though it did not, as in earlier cab units, provide any structural strength, which remained in the frame. The cowl provided sleeker looks, better aerodynamics at speed, and allowed the crew to enter the engine compartment en route for diagnostics and maintenance. After sponsoring the development of the FP45 passenger locomotive, the Santa Fe requested a similar freight locomotive from Electro-Motive. Where the FP45 was an SDP45 wrapped in a full-width Cowl carbody, the new F45 was essentially an SD45 given the same treatment.

FP45 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • See-through cab windows
  • • Split water and fuel tank
  • Snow plow or plate welded pilot
  • • Flush mounted port hole window glass
  • • Flexicoil-C sideframes with high brake cylinders
  • • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • • Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • • Jewel case blister packaging securely holds for the model
  • • Minimum radius: 9 ¾”

CBQ FEATURES:

  • • MILW-style body w/o dynamic brakes

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

Product Specifications

Sub Brand ATHEARN
Scale N
Minimum Radius 18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark CB&Q
Era 1941-1970,1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
DCC Equipped
Axles 6