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N Scale - Bachmann - 81259-A - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 - Santa Fe - 307

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N Scale - Bachmann - 81259-A - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 - Santa Fe - 307 Image Courtesy of Klaus Nahr


N Scale - Bachmann - 81259-A - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 - Santa Fe - 307 Image Courtesy of Klaus Nahr


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 81259-A
Manufacturer Bachmann
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Bachmann Diesel Engine F7 (A+B)
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 (Details)
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 307
Paint Color(s) Red, Silver, Yellow
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Warbonnet
Coupler Type Bachmann Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number 81259
Multipack Element 1
Series Name Spectrum
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2005-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F7A
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: With set of optional Rapido Couplers.

Series Information: Spectrum is a line of higher quality models introduced by Bachmann in the 1990's.

Model Information: This model was originally released by Bachmann in 1994 and then upgraded in 2001 and then completely redone in 2013.

When released this was considered a 'mostly-modern' design, this engine features a split-frame chassis, dual flywheels, but unfortunately the headlight is NOT directional. Neither of the first two releases are DCC-friendly but the 2013 release comes standard with DCC. For the first two releases, they run fairly smooth and their detail is adequate though not stellar. These two releases also sport Rapido couplers.

The 2013 release now features excellent performance as well as the following: DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting, All new drivetrain, Precision motor, Operating LED headlight in A unit, Teardrop windows, Die-cast chassis, All-wheel pickup, E-Z Mate? Mark II couplers.

Prototype History:
The F7 was the fourth model in GM-EMD's successful line of F unit locomotives, and by far the best-selling cab unit of all time. In fact, more F7's were built than all other F units combined. It succeeded the F3 model in GM-EMD's F unit sequence, and was replaced in turn by the F9. Final assembly was at GM-EMD's La Grange, Illinois, plant or GMD's London, Ontario, facility.

The F7 differed from the F3 primarily in internal equipment (mostly electrical) and some external features. Its continuous tractive effort rating was 20% higher (e.g. 40,000 lb (18,000 kg) for an F7 with 65 mph (105 km/h) gearing, compared to 32,500 lb (14,700 kg) for an F3 with the same gearing.

A total of 2,366 cab-equipped lead A units and 1,483 cabless-booster or B units were built. (Note: the B unit is often referred to as an "F7B", whereas the A unit is simply an "F7".)

Many F7s remained in service for decades, as railroads found them economical to operate and maintain. However, the locomotive was not very popular with yard crews who operated them in switching service because they were difficult to mount and dismount, and it was also nearly impossible for the engineer to see hand signals from a ground crew without leaning way outside the window. As most of these engines were bought and operated before two-way radio became standard on most American railroads, this was a major point of contention. In later years, with the advent of the "road switchers" such as the EMD GP7, F units were primarily used in "through freight" and "unit train" service where there was very little or no switching to be done on line of road.

From Wikipedia
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Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: klausnahr on 2020-08-01 13:28:33. Last edited by klausnahr on 2020-08-09 05:29:31

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