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4-6-6-4 "Challenger"

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. . Sixth Release
Announced 03-27-2015
Orders Due: 04-22-2015
ETA: June 2016
Fifth Release:
Announced: 02-27-2015
Orders Due: 03-25-2015
ETA: June 2016
Fourth Release
Announced: 03/20/2012
Orders Due: 04/19/2012
ETA: Delivered
Third Release
Announced: 02/24/09
Orders Due: 03/19/09
ETA: Delivered
Second Release:
Announced: 03-23-07
Orders Due: 05-08-07
ETA: Delivered
First Release:
Announced: 01-03-06
Orders Due: 01-24-06
ETA: Delivered
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4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound

From the Original Athearn 'N' Announcement:

The Athearn N Scale 4-6-6-4 "Challenger", is the culmination of the art of design and tooling, integrating the latest
innovations in electronic technology. The N Scale "Challenger" model has been developed from the outset as the
finest three dimensional operating miniature representation of the prototype available.

Features include:
  • Boiler backhead with full details.
  • Individually applied detail parts such as piping, valves, generators, etc.
  • Blackened metal RP25 wheels.
  • Eccentric cranks operating on both sides in correct direction.
  • Includes all parts appropriate to this prototype
  • Front and rear engines (cylinders and coupled drive wheel sets), both pivot for negotiating 11" radius curves - 15" radius recommended.
  • Pilot has open/closed positions. Coupler pocket can be inserted to mount coupler after removal of dummy coupler.
  • Headlights and tender lighting feature directional light change.
  • Five-pole, skewed armature motor with two flywheels for very smooth running.
  • Cab hatches can be either closed or open.
  • Undecorated versions include all parts for that prototype.
  • Factory installed DCC sound board with speaker, mounted in the tender.
  • DCC decoder automatically senses the power supply type (either DC or NMRA compliant DCC system).
  • Hand held remote control unit for DC operation. (Not Included after Second Release)
  • Era: 1940s - NOW (#3985)
  • New tooling
  • Fully assembled
  • Razor-sharp printing and painting
  • McHenry operating knuckle couplers installed
  • Dual Function Decoder with SOUND and handheld remote control(Handheld Not Included after Second Release)
  • Prototype specific details

From the Horizon Website:
Features:

  • Boiler backhead with full detailing
  • Individually applied piping, valves, generators, etc.
  • Correctly operating eccentric cranks
  • Headlights and number boards with directional light change
  • Tender light
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels
  • Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 9-3/4" radius curves
  • Factory installed onboard sound and DCC decoder
  • Hand held remote control for DC operation (Not Included after Second Release)
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • MicroTrains operating knuckle couplers installed
Overview:

This stunning reproduction of the 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" is the result of a focused determination to accomplish one thing: create the finest operating miniature representation of the prototype available.

Giving life to all the details are authentic sounds that are channeled through a factory installed DCC and soundboard with speakers. The DCC decoder automatically senses what type of power supply is in use (conventional DC or NMRA compliant DCC) and adapts its functions. The modeler doesn’t have to do a thing.

Functions and sounds available to DCC users include:

  • Bell
  • Whistle
  • Water injector
  • Air release
  • Blower hiss
  • Fire box door
  • Lighting direction
  • Coupling
  • Brake squeal
  • Conductor’s voice
  • Sand release
  • Cylinder cock/flange squeal
  • A handheld wireless controller was included for use with conventional DC power supplies in the first and second release. With it, modelers can control six sound functions as well as speed and direction.
    (Not Included in Third Release)
  • Includes a history book and instruction book for quick reference
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Sixth Release
Part #: Ath-22930 - Northern Pacific - Road #: 5138 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger With DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-22931 - Northern Pacific - Road #: 5148 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger With DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-22932 - Spokane, Portland and Seattle - Road #: 910 - 4-6-6-4 Challenger With DCC & Sound
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Fifth Release
Part #: Ath-22993 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3985 - Oil Tender - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - DCC Ready
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Part #: Ath-22922 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3977 - Oil Tender - Two-tone Grey Paint Scheme - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Part #: Ath-22923 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3985 - Oil Tender - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Part #: Ath-22927 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3715 - Oil Tender - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Part #: Ath-22928 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3984 - Oil Tender - Two-tone Grey Paint Scheme - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Part #: Ath-22929 - Union Pacific* - Road #: 3999 - Oil Tender - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Part #: Ath-22926 - Denver & Rio Grande* - Road #: 3805 - Coal Tender - 4-6-6-4 Challenger - w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound
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Fourth Release
Part #: Ath-22920 - Union Pacific (UP) - Road #: 3707 - Oil Burner - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-22921 - Union Pacific (UP) - Road #: 3710 - Oil Burner w/ Smoke Lifters - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-22922 - Union Pacific (UP) ['Greyhound' Scheme]- Road #: 3977 - Oil Burner w/ Smoke Lifters - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-22923 - Union Pacific (UP) - Road #: 3985 - Oil Burner - Modern Fan Trip Version - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - Re-Release
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Part #: Ath-22924 - Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) - Road #: 3800 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - New Road Number
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Part #: Ath-22925 - Clinchfield (CRR) - Road #: 675 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & SoundTraxx® Tsunami® sound - New Road Number
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Third Release
Part #: Ath-11802 Union Pacific - Road #: 3985 (RERUN) (Oil tender)
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Part #: Ath-11808 Undecorated (Late UP Version) (Oil tender) - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11810 Union Pacific - Road #: 3964 (Coal tender) - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11811 Union Pacific - Road #: 3975 Greyhound (Oil tender) - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11812 Union Pacific - Road #: 3958 (Coal tender)  - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11813 Union Pacific - Road #: 3983 ["Greyhound" Scheme] (Oil tender) - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Second Release
Part #: ATH-11801 - Undecorated (UP/DRGW Version?) - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: ATH-11802 - Union Pacific #3985 See rerun above - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11805 - Union Pacific #3943 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11806 - Union Pacific #3977 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11807 - Clinchfield #672 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: Ath-11809 - Denver & Rio Grande Western #3804 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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First Release
Part #: ATH-11800 - Undecorated - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: ATH-11802 - Union Pacific - Road #: 3985 - See Rerun above - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: ATH-11803 - Denver & Rio Grande Western - Road #: 3802 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Part #: ATH-11804 - Clinchfield Railroad - Road #: 670 - 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" w/DCC & Sound
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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