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N Scale - ScaleTrains.com - SXT31353 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE GEVO - CSX Transportation - 3440

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N Scale - ScaleTrains.com - SXT31353 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE GEVO - CSX Transportation - 3440 Images Courtesy of ScaleTrains.com


Production Type Announced
Stock Number SXT31353
Original Retail Price $209.99
Brand ScaleTrains.com
Manufacturer ScaleTrains.com
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style ScaleTrains.com Diesel Tier 4 GEVO
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, GE GEVO (Details)
Road or Company Name CSX Transportation (Details)
Reporting Marks CSX
Road or Reporting Number 3440
Paint Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Print Color(s) Yellow
Paint Scheme YN3b "Dark Future, Box Car"
Additional Markings/Slogan Spirit of Ravenna
Coupler Type Type E Semi-Scale Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Series Name Rivet Counter
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Announcement Date 2020-01-22
Release Date 2020-08-15
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype GE Transportation
Model Variety ET44AH
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 2003-present
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: 3rd run road numbers: 3440 (announced November 2019)

CSX/Boxcar Logo / Sprite of Revanna ET44AH
-Era: 2016 to present
-Series 3375-3405, built 2016
-Early production engine cab (long hood) with with angled exhaust compartment roofline
-PTC antenna farm with large Sinclair antennas

All CSX road numbers also include
-Front alternating 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 detail
-Auxiliary safety latch details on cab sub-base compartment doors
-Wide front and rear end handrail profile
-Nose door with window
-Dual fuel fill per side with rear end fill "blanked"
-Trucolor main color matches: TCP-289 CSX YN3 Blue, and TCP-290 CSX YN3 Yellow

DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature
-ESU-LokSound 5 Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle and Next18 connector
-“Sugar cube” type speaker
-Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
-Operates on both DC and DCC layouts

DCC equipped locomotives also feature
-Next18 motor only decoder
-Operates on DC layouts

Model Information: The ScaleTrains.com N Scale Tier 4 GEVo (ET44AC, ET44AH, ET44C4, and C45AH) is a first in N Scale and officially licensed by GE. We worked closely with GE Transportation to ensure every dimension and detail is as accurate as possible. Our Tier 4 GEVo features roadname and road number specific details including three engine cab rooflines, high or low headlight, multiple versions of antennas and PTC antenna farm arrays, two types of trucks, and much more. Visit our website to view all seven roadnames and learn what makes each of the 11 Rivet Counter versions unique.
Features:
- Directional LED headlights
- Printed and LED lighted number boards
- Tread plate on walkways
- Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, brake wheel and more.
- Body mounted ScaleTrains.com plastic 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
- Minimum Radius: 9 ¾”
- Recommended Radius: 11”
- Operates on Code 55, and 80 rail

Here is what ScaleTrains.com say about this model:


Just for giggles we put the ScaleTrains GEVO on the test track to get some sound measurements. We were very pleased to find that the preset levels for the various sounds are at less than half of max, and in some cases closer to only a third of max. Compared to the GTEL turbine whine of 76-78dB, the GEVO at idle is well below 60dB which is probably quieter than your car sitting at idle. When the engine ramps up to speed, it only peaks at about 62-64dB which is a "conversation level" in a quiet car. Even at speed with F2, which turns on both the horn and bell, it still doesn't exceed 68dB, and that is at 2 feet instead of the 3 feet test distance I used for all the GTEL tests. The 10dB difference between the GEVO and the GTEL is the equivalent of 8X the amount of amplifier power. (Every 3db is double the power)

DCC Information: Available either DCC-ready (Next18 (NEM 662) interface) or factory-equipped with ESU LokSound (#73198).
DCC & sound equipped locomotives feature:
- ESU-LokSound Next18 Select Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
- “Sugar cube” type speaker, 11mm X 15mm sugarcube speaker
- Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
- Operates on both DC and DCC layouts

Prototype History:
The Evolution Series is a line of diesel locomotives built by GE Transportation Systems, initially designed to meet the U.S. EPA's Tier 2 locomotive emissions standards that took effect in 2005. The first pre-production units were built in 2003. Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with either AC or DC traction motors, depending on the customer's preference. All are powered by the GE GEVO engine.

The Evolution Series was named as one of the "10 Locomotives That Changed Railroading" by industry publication Trains Magazine. It was the only locomotive introduced after 1972 to be included in that list. The Evolution Series, mainly the ES44DC, ES44AC, and ET44AC, are some of the best-selling and most successful freight locomotives in United States history, far surpassing the output of Electro-Motive Diesel.

ES44AC
The ES44AC (Evolution Series, 4400 HP, AC traction) replaced the AC4400CW model in the General Electric catalogue. The GE Evolution Series ES44AC locomotive represents an incredible combination of power, performance and efficiency. Originally designed to meet US EPA Tier 2 emissions, the ES44AC locomotive utilizes a 12-cylinder GE Evolution Series engine with 4-stroke combustion technology to maintain horsepower, reduce emissions, and lower fuel consumption compared to GE’s predecessor 16-cylinder FDL engine. From 2005 to 2015, the ES44AC became GE’s standard North American locomotive and a compelling platform for others worldwide.

ES44AH (C45AH)
The "H" in ES44AH stands for "heavy", which is in reference to a combination of subsystems that produce high levels of tractive effort at low speeds. UP's "AH" types are similar to CSXT's, except for their Hi-Ad trucks, and are designated C45AH's by Union Pacific.

ES44C4
The ES44C4 (Evolution Series, 4400 HP, AC traction, 4 powered axles) was introduced in 2009. While similar to the ES44AC, the ES44C4 has two traction motors per truck, instead of the conventional three such as on the ES44AC. The center axle of each truck is unpowered, giving an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement. BNSF Railway is the launch customer for this model.

ES44DC
The ES44DC (Evolution Series, 4400 HP, DC traction) replaced the Dash 9-44CW model in the General Electric catalogue. Primary users are BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, and Canadian National Railway.

ET44AC
The ET44AC (Evolution Series Tier 4, 4400 HP, AC traction) replaces the ES44AC model. The GE Evolution Series ET44AC locomotive meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stringent Tier 4 emission standards without the use of any aftertreatment, enabling railroads to gain significant savings through urea infrastructure cost avoidance and reduced operational costs. Part of the Ecomagination-certified Evolution Series, the ET44AC locomotive is designed to meet Tier 4 emissions standards by reducing emissions by 70% below Tier 3 requirements. GE Transportation has invested $600M in the Evolution Series since its introduction in 2005 and is the first supplier of Tier 4 locomotives for Class 1 railroads.

ET44AH (C45AH)
Successor of the ES44AH.

ET44C4
Successor of the ES44C4.

From Wikipedia
From GE transportation website
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Road Name History:
CSX Transportation (reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States. The main subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, the railroad is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and owns about 21,000 route miles (34,000 km). CSX operates one of the three Class I railroads serving most of the East Coast, the other two being the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) and Canadian Pacific Railway. It also serves the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Together CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway have a duopoly over all east-west freight rail traffic east of the Mississippi River. As of October 1, 2014 CSX's total public stock value was slightly over $32 billion.

CSX Transportation was formed on November 1, 1980, by combining the railroads of the former Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries, and finally with the Seaboard System Railroad in 1986. The originator of the Seaboard System was the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which previously merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1967, and later with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries such as the Clinchfield Railroad, Atlanta & West Point Railroad, Monon Railroad and the Georgia Railroad. The origin of the Chessie System was the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which had merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Western Maryland Railway.

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Brand/Importer Information:
ScaleTrains.com, Inc. is an upstart HO and N Scale model manufacturer that was founded by a team with more than 125 years of accumulated experience in the model railroad hobby and industry.

ScaleTrains is specifically focused on the tiny details in the printing and quality of the construction. The four friends who founded the company are all avid modelers themselves. Their factory is located in Tennessee. Unlike most other companies, they offer a range of different levels of complexity in their offerings so as to be able to provide products for both the budget-conscious collector as well as the detail-focused model enthusiast without compromising on quality for either.

They range covers the following, by increasing level of detailing:
  1. Operator™ trains are built for modelers who enjoy running high-quality, realistic trains at an affordable price. Designed from builder’s drawings and photographs, Operator models have fewer factory-applied parts and simplified printing. For added versatility, super-detail parts are available separately.
  2. The Rivet Counter™ line strives to create the most accurately detailed models imaginable. The real-world counterpart is meticulously researched to ensure prototype fidelity. Each model features numerous factory applied parts including roadname and road number specific details whenever possible.
  3. Museum Quality™ models are historically accurate replicas of the most famous locomotives in North American railroading history. Exhaustive research and a commitment to perfection combine to create the ultimate scale model. Museum Quality trains establish new standards which make them just as legendary as the original.

Item created by: CMK on 2020-01-23 23:58:44. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-12-02 07:56:08

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