Athearn’s coal tender Big Boy in N scale

One of 2021’s most wanted models, Athearn’s N-scale 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” steam locomotive is back with a new production.

Athearn’s coal tender Big Boy in N scale

N scaleAthearn 2021 delivery of N-scale 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” steam locomotive models include the expected Union Pacific (UP) 4014, in two versions “Promontory” and “Excursion.” You will also find UP prototypes in World War II era appearance with coal tender (the 4014 releases include oil tender).

ABOVE: Set up for service as they were when new from Alco during the 1940s, Union Pacific 4011 shows off its coal tender on this highly detailed Athearn N-scale release.

The coal tender Big Boy releases include UP 4006, 4011 (pictured), 4012, 4018, and 4023. The DC version N-scale 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive carries a $399.98 suggested retail price. Big Boys with factory-installed Digital Command Control and sound feature SoundTraxx-made Tsunami 2 audio systems. This assembled model also includes LED lighting, and a die-cast chassis for enhanced pulling.

Here’s a look at this Big Boy by Ron Marsh of Ron’s Trains N Things…

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This article was posted on: May 5, 2021