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Feb 25, 2022 - HO Scale

Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotives

 

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Dear HO Scale Customers;

 

Athearn has announced the RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotives


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CP Rail

During 1954, Montreal Locomotive Works (ALCO of Canada) built 34 RS3’s for Canadian Pacific in two orders. These colorful “Action Red” painted units were repainted in this scheme during the 1970’s for better visibility.

 

CP FEATURES:

• Nathan M3 horn mounted on bracket

• Large Sinclair Antenna

• Large “mutli-mark” scheme

• Single headlight

 

 

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Burlington Northern

BN’s roster of RS-3s came courtesy of the SP&S and NP (along with two former GN units which had been sold to the SP&S in 1959). Being 20+ years old at the time of the merger, their time on the roster was relatively short, but many units did last long enough to get a coat of “Cascade Green”.

 

BN FEATURES:

• Nathan M-3 horn

• Late style pilots

• Western-Cullen beacon; working flash effect on DCC+sound versions

• Firecracker antenna

• Long hood-forward operation

 

 

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Rio Grande

DRGW purchased five RS-3s in 1951 and used them for local and switching service. Along with the S2s and PAs, they were the only ALCOs on the roster. Only unit 5204 was ever repainted into the black switcher scheme; the other units wore their original paint until retirement. By 1966 the units were off of the roster.


DRGW FEATURES:

• Dual single-note horns

• Firecracker antenna

• Long hood-forward operation

 

 

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Green Bay & Western

Running from Green Bay to Winona, the Green Bay & Western served Wisconsin for over 100 years. The GBW was known for their roster of ALCO locomotives, and it’s not surprising that they rostered several examples of the RS-3. Originally they wore a red paint scheme with a light grey stripe, which was later simplified into solid red with large GBW initials on the hood, as depicted by our model.


GBW FEATURES:

• Nathan P-3 horn

• Partially-blanked cab windows

• Steam-engine style bell

• Warning beacon on cab; working flash effect on DCC+sound models

 

 

 

This B-B road switcher was a ubiquitous sight on American rails beginning in the 1950s as American Locomotive (ALCo) captured 40% of the diesel locomotive market. These locomotives went on to have long service lives with operators all across North America. Some examples still remain in use today.


RS-3 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

• Metal grab irons

• See through etched metal radiator fan

• Fine scale handrails

• All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation

• DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology

• Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track

• Highly-detailed, injection molded body

• Fully assembled and ready-to-run

• Minimum radius: 18”

• Large or small fuel tank per prototype

• See through cab windows

• McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible

• All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow

• Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for with 21-pin NEM connector trouble-free operation

• Window packaging for easy viewing

• Painted and printed for realistic decoration

• Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage

 

NEW FEATURES:

• Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before

• DCC-ready models feature 21-pin plug

• DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with cube speaker

• LED lighting for long life and reliable operation

 

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

• Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder

• Sound units operate in both DC and DCC

• Some functions are limited in DC

• Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)

• Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights

• CV chart included in the box

• Cube speaker for optimal sound quality

• Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC

• All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode

• Excellent low-speed operation

• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes

 

 

 

Order Due Date: March 25, 2022

Anticipated Delivery Date: May 2023

 

Looking for more Athearn RS-3 Diesel Locomotives? Click here!

 

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Product Details

Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8428 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28670
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8451 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28671
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8456 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28672
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - New Haven (NH) #539 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28673
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - New Haven (NH) #552 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28674
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - New Haven (NH) #560 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28675
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5200 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28676
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5202 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28677
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5203 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28678
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Burlington Northern (BN) #4054 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28679
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Burlington Northern (BN) #4056 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28680
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Burlington Northern (BN) #4064 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28681
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #302 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28682
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #304 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28683
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - DCC Ready - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #307 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28684
$159.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8428 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28770
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8451 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28771
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail #8456 - Red/White/Black With White Lettering & Black/Red/White Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28772
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - New Haven (NH) #539 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28773
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - New Haven (NH) #552 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28774
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - New Haven (NH) #560 - Olive Green, Red, Black With Black/Red Lettering (Era: Late 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28775
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5200 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28776
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5202 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28777
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Denver & Rio Grande (DRGW) #5203 - Orange, Black With Black Lettering (Era: 1950’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28778
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Burlington Northern (BN) #4054 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28779
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Burlington Northern (BN) #4056 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28780
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Burlington Northern (BN) #4064 - Green, White, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: 1970’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28781
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #302 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28782
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #304 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28783
$259.99
Athearn - HO Scale - RTR RS-3 Diesel Locomotive - w/ DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Green Bay & Western (GB&W) #307 - Red, Black With White Lettering & Stripes (Era: Late 1960’s+) - Expected Release Date: 2023-05-01
140-28784
$259.99

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