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AHM 5096B NYC 4-6-4 J3a Hudson Locomotive #5405 HO Scale

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AHM 5096B NYC 4-6-4 J3a Hudson Locomotive #5405

Brought on by the need for ever faster and more powerful passenger locomotives, 4-6-4 Hudson was the next logical evolution of the 2-8-4 Berkshire. During the twilight of steam some of the more noteworthy Hudsons were the 10 NYC J3a' that were streamlined and found at the head of legendary limiteds like the Empire States Express and the 20th Century Limited, perhaps the most famous of them all.

As far as we are aware, the AHM/Rivarossi versions of the J3a Hudson are the only vintage Hudsons which modeled the signature booster drive on the trailing truck.

Development of the New York Central's Hudsons culminated in the J-3a class, Nos. 5405-5444, delivered by Alco in 1937, followed by the ten streamlined Hudsons a year later. No. 5405, the first of the 40 nonstreamlined locomotives, represents the class in this builder's photo; she remained in service until 1956.


  • C-8 Mint Condition with Perfect Repro Box & Paperwork.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom LED Operating Headlamp.
  • Upgraded with Factory Quality MRRHQ Custom Directional Tender Back-up Light.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods.
  • Steel handrails and coupler release bars on both loco and tender.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful can motor.
  • Scale 83" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with front and rear Knuckle Couplers.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • SOUNDTRAXX 852204 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX 852204 Standard DCC Decoder w/810160 Keep Alive Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX TSU1100 Digital DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
    • SOUNDTRAXX TSU1100 Digital DCC/Sound Decoder with Keep Alive Installed .
    • Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
  • Made in Italy. Production Year 1972-1980.

HO Scale 1:87

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