ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (N) Union Pacific GTEL 8500 HP “Big Blow” Turbine No.30 - DCC/sound
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ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (N) Union Pacific GTEL 8500 HP “Big Blow” Turbine No.30 - DCC/sound

These are the hallmarks of the Union Pacific Railroad’s unique GTEL 8500 Horsepower Turbine locomotives. Often called “Big Blows” because of their deafening noise, they roamed the less populated landscape between Council Bluffs, IA and Ogden, UT. 30 three-unit sets were built between 1958 and 1961 and all were retired by the early 1970s.

ESU-LokSound 5 DCC and sound "Full Throttle" decoder with cube-type speaker (A and B unit)

Retail: $699.99 USD

Item Number Road Number
SXT30600 # 30
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Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • Era: mid-late 1960’s appearance
  • Series 16 to 30, built 6/1961
  • 3-unit set: “A”, “B”, and Fuel Tender 
  • Fully-assembled 
  • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Minimum radius: 11”
  • Recommended radius: 19”

 “A” Control Unit

  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • With nose grab irons
  • Detailed cab interior with control stand, floor, rear wall, and seats
  • Radiator mounted lost wax brass cast Leslie S-5T-R air horn mounted on clearance bracket
  • Cab roof heater box
  • Square base whip antenna
  • Large see-through photo-etched metal side grilles
  • H – I dynamic brake housing configuration
  • With air intake scoops
  • Modified radiator with all weather shutters
  • Underbody frame rail
  • As delivered 2,500 gallon diesel fuel tank with extended retrofit 
  • Auxiliary reservoirs mounted to underside of fuel tank (if applicable)
  • Two air tanks with separate plumbing
  • Factory-applied ladders, wire grab irons, coupler cut levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, trainline hoses with silver glad hands, lifting lugs, exhaust stack, and bell 
  • Highly detailed trucks with separately applied brake cylinders, and air pipes; molded-on wheel slip indicators on left side frames and speed recorder on right side second axle
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • Directional LED headlight
  • DCC & sound equipped locomotives feature:
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts
    • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle” feature
    • Prime mover sound
    • Single cub-type speaker
  • DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives feature:
    • Operable using a DC power pack
    • DCC-ready with 21-pin connector

 “B” Turbine Unit

  • Operating LED back-up light
  • Unique large intake housing with two long pipes
  • I – I dynamic brake housing configuration
  • Inline air intake scoops
  • Blanked door panels and forward ventilation louvers
  • Factory-applied ladders, wire grab irons, coupler cut levers, and trainline hoses with silver glad hands
  • With rear MU connections
  • Underbody frame rail
  • Highly detailed trucks with separately applied brake cylinders, and air pipes; molded-on wheel slip indicators on left side frames Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • DCC & sound equipped locomotives feature:
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts
    • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle” feature
    • Turbine sound
    • Single cub-type speaker
  • DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives feature:
    • Operable using a DC power pack
    • DCC-ready with 21-pin connector

24C Fuel Tender  (for 3-unit sets that include this tender)

  • 24,000-gallon capacity
  • Welded seams
  • Insulated body
  • Commonwealth 6-axle trucks
  • Factory-applied air tank, brake cylinder, and control valve
  • Factory-applied multiple unit (MU) hoses with silver gladhands
  • Photo-etched metal tender deck walkway
  • Operating LED rear tender light

*Some sound and lighting functions are only operable using DCC

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