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Walthers Mainline 910-20353 HO EMD SD50 ESU Sound & DCC CSX Transportation #8499

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This WalthersMainline EMD SD50 is perfect for heavy freight service on your HO Scale railroad. As demand for higher-horsepower units and better fuel economy continued to grow in the late 1970s, EMD began testing a new six-axle model in 1979, which entered production as the SD50 in 1981. Like the prototype, this locomotive is a great addition to your railroad's fleet of heavy diesel road units. The WalthersMainline SD50 has the features you want to make it a star performer on your layout!

* Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers!
* Prototypes in service 1981 to present in main line, regional and lease-fleet service
* All-new drive including newly tooled power trucks and HT-C sideframes
* Open grating on steps
* Updated shell with molded drill starter points for grab irons in EMD SD50-60 Diesel Detail Kit (910-256) sold separately
* RP-25 metal wheels
* Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

Equipped with ESU sound and DCC for use on DCC and DC layouts featuring:

* 4 Function outputs with brightness control by CV
* Fully DCC compatible
* 14, 28, 128 speed steps
* Dual-mode DC-DCC
* 4 Air horns changeable by CVs
* 2 Bells changeable by CVs

Same powerful drive as WalthersProto(R) locos featuring:

* 5-pole skew-wound motor
* 14:1 gear ratio
* Helical-cut gears for quiet operation and easy multiple unit operation
* All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
* Dual machined brass flywheels
* Heavy die-cast metal chassis
* Constant and directional LED headlights


PLEASE NOTE: When operating Walthers-branded DCC-equipped locomotives in DC mode, do not use power packs that exceed an 18V rating. This includes MRC 1300-series power packs which have known issues with our decoders.


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