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Athearn HO scale 'early' Challengers

Read this review from the October 2018 Model Railroader

For the first time in plastic, ready-to- run models representing Union Pacific’s first two classes of 4-6-6-4 Challenger locomotives are available in HO scale from Athearn Trains. Part of the firm’s Genesis series, these steam locomotives feature prototype-specific detail that rivals brass models.

No shelf queens, these locomotives are also available with an ESU LokSound Select dual-mode decoder that offers realistic sound on Digital Command Control and direct-current layouts. The decoders are also the first we’ve tested with the ESU Full Throttle Steam sound and effects package.

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