PREORDER Athearn ATHG-1638 HO GEN F7A/F7B Locomotives w/DCC & Sound, DRGW F7A- #5704 F7B- #5702

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AthearnSKU: ATHG-1638

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Our Price: $588.99 MSRP: $619.99

Note: You will reserve this item today for a 10% down payment of $58.90. Approximately 30-45 days before your item is expected at the warehouse, we will invoice you $530.09 plus shipping and any applicable taxes. Preorders used to be $0. What happened? | ▶️ A message from Joe



  • Coupler cut levers
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lit signal lights and/or beacons, if equipped
  • Directional constant lighting
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes & retention tanks
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Body-mounted McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Lift rings
  • Sanding lines
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Separately-applied photo-etched metal and injection molded detail parts
  • Speed recorder unless note
  • Etched metal fan grilles
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”


  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA-compatible in DCC mode
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units (sound units only)
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • Lighting effects such as beacons, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
  • CV chart included in the box


  • F3 Phase II
  • As-built skirts
  • No dynamic brakes
  • Steam generators
  • Dual single-note air horns (A-units)
  • Ladder rest grabs
  • Passenger pilot (A-units)


  • F7 Phase I
  • Passenger pilot (A-units)
  • 36” fan-equipped dynamic brakes
  • Dual and single-note air horns (A-units)
  • Upper clear Gyralight and red emergency Gyralight


  • F7 Phase II
  • Freight pilot (A-units)
  • 48” fan-equipped dynamic brakes
  • Nail-type antenna on A-units
  • 3-chime air horns (A-units)
  • B-unit comes with single chime hostler/back up horn


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