Athearn N Scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, is the culmination of the art of design and tooling,
integrating the latest innovations in electronic technology. The N Scale Big Boy
model has been developed from the outset as the finest three dimensional operating
miniature representation of the prototype available.
Boiler backhead with full details.
Individually applied detail
parts such as piping, valves, generators, etc.
Blackened metal wheels
suitable for operation on Code 55 track.
Eccentric cranks operating
on both sides in correct direction.
Front and rear engines (cylinders
and coupled drive wheel sets), both pivot for 11" recommended min. radius.
Pilot has open/closed positions. Coupler pocket can be inserted to mount
coupler after removal of dummy coupler.
Headlights and tender lighting
feature directional light change.
Five-pole, skewed armature motor
with two flywheels for very smooth running.
Undecorated versions include
all parts for that prototype.
Factory installed DCC sound board with
speaker, mounted in the tender.
DCC decoder automatically senses the power supply type
(either DC or NMRA compliant DCC system).
Razor-sharp printing and painting
Dual-function SoundTraxx® Tsunami® DCC Decoder
Prototype specific details