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ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO SXT32875 DCC/ESU LokSound GE ES44AC BNSF 'As Delivered Heritage III' BNSF #5831

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ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO SXT32875 DCC/ESU LokSound GE ES44AC BNSF 'As Delivered Heritage III' BNSF #5831

 

On September 22nd, 1995, Santa Fe and Burlington Northern merged to become the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. The company’s name was later shortened to BNSF Railway.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

Era: 2005-2012

Series 5798-5837, built 9-10/05

Road number 5831 without PTC array

All BNSF ES44s Feature:

  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Operating LED front, rear, and side walkway lights*
  • Operating LED front deck-mounted ditch lights
  • NOTE: Prototype BNSF ES44s do not have ground lights
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards*
  • See-through round-hole stepwell steps
  • Walkway with front anticlimber and support brackets
  • Front and rear raised pilot-mounted Multiple Unit receptacles
  • Front dummy Multiple Unit (MU) receptacles mounted to pilot face
  • Single trainline hose with silver gladhand
  • Rear narrow-spaced dual dummy Multiple Unit receptacles
  • Narrow profile end handrails
  • Early handrails with wrap over stanchions
  • GE nub tread plate on walkways
  • Front nose headlight
  • Left nose door with window
  • Front high-mounted cab numberboard housings
  • Early cab with optional 4 side windows; without barrel bolt latches on subbase doors
  • Left side under cab front access bolted X panel; rear door with square corrugated grille
  • Single cab side blue flag holder
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, control stand, and grade crossing camera
  • Tall mirror mounted in front of sliding cab side windows on both sides; additional small mirror on right side
  • Tinted cab side windows
  • Sand box clean out door with knuckle buster latch
  • Short right side air intake grille
  • Etched metal see-through dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
  • See-through dynamic brake exhaust
  • Capacitor box on walkway
  • Right side auxiliary cab: 4 doors with latches on #1 and #4 doors
  • ES44 style engine cab doors: latched first door in each set of three
  • Left side exhaust cab doors: latched last door in set of three
  • Separate exhaust stack
  • Flush radiator grille
  • Right side radiator cab grille arrangement: flush doors; grilles – high square, raised large rectangle, raised tall, raised tall, tall, short, tall
  • 21 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
  • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
  • No water fill box
  • AEI tag mounted to right sidesill
  • Toilet drain without exterior handle
  • Dual Graham-White ‘Prime’ 075 air filters
  • Graham-White 994-500 air dryer
  • 5,300-gallon fuel tank with internal waste retention tank, vertical fuel gauge, and round fuel gauge
  • Dual fuel fills per side
  • Angled top left side fuel tank top box
  • Short sump drainpipe
  • Semi-scale coupler buffers equipped with die-cast metal semi-scale standard Type E knuckle couplers
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, 3-hose MU clusters with silver gladhands, ncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, air tanks, fuel tank mounted electronic bell, brake wheel, and more.
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Dual flywheels
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
  • Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Minimum Radius: 18”
  • Recommended Radius: 22

DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:

  • ESU-LokSound 5 decoder with ‘Full Throttle’
  • Dual cube-type speakers
  • Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
  • ESU-designed PowerPack with two super capacitors**
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts***

DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:

  • Operate using DC
  • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

* Lighting features operate when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating using DCC

** Compatible with appropriately programmed ESU decoders while operating using DCC

***Lombard Hobbies Recommendation - As modelers ourselves we highly recommend ONLY running DCC on DCC systems and DC on DC systems, regardless of 'Dual-Mode' capability. This gives optimum performance and safeguards the unit from possible damage from running on a different system than originally intended and from any inexperienced operator errors. 

Prototype History

In 2002, GE released the first GEVo, a new series of locomotives that would replace the AC4400CW and Dash 9-44CW. The first two models were the ES44DC and ES44AC. The ES44C4 followed a few years later.  The new models were designed to meet the stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The EPA 'Tier' emissions standards are a series, or Tiers, of allowable emissions levels based upon a locomotive’s date of manufacture. In 2005, Tier 2 took effect followed by Tier 3 in 2010 and Tier 4 took in 2015.

GE developed a new diesel engine, the 12-cylinder GEVO 12, to meet the new emission standards. Both the bore and stroke were increased to produce the same 4,400 horsepower as the older 7FDL16 16-cylinder engine.  The new prime mover drives an alternator producing AC current that is rectified to DC current. On the ES44DC, this powers the traction motors. On the ES44AC and ES44C4, the DC current is 'chopped' back into AC to power the traction motors. The two models share a common 73’ 2” frame and external appearance.

The external appearance is similar to the AC4400CW. In fact, the cab on early ES44s is almost identical. In 2009, GE changed the cab and nose, moving the nose door from the left side to the right side and replacing the curve seams with more square seams.

Unlike their predecessors, both the AC and DC versions of the ES44 have the large box behind the cab. The biggest visual difference is the larger 'wing' structure over the radiator cab. The thicker radiators and related equipment in the radiator cab work to cool the exhaust, which reduces emissions.  Customer options and design changes have resulted in seven different dynamic brake configurations. The grilles on the sides of the radiator cab have also gone through seven configurations. The most recent units have changed the latches on the engine cab doors to match the ET44 units.

Although EPA Tier 4 standards went into effect in 2015, the ES44-series continue to be built. This is due to the Tier 4 Credits, a complicated system that allows GE to continue to build and various railroads to buy the ES44 based on the number of Tier 4 units built.

After 2 testbed units and 35 pre-production units, over 7,600 additional ES44s have been built. All of the major railroads including BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific have fleets with 100s of units. Florida East Coast, Ferromex, Iowa Interstate, and Kansas City Southern also operate ES44s. In addition, 131 were built as lease units for Citirail.

The ES44 has become the best-selling diesel locomotive of all time

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