AHM 5113D Clinchfield Class E3 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive #672 HO Scale
AHM 5113D Clinchfield Class E3 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive #672
While a large number of Challengers found service out West, 4-6-6-4s had colorful careers in the East, too. In 1942, eight Challengers were initially ordered by Clinchfield, and after the war they received four additional units. The Clinchfield Railroad also purchased six final Challenger locomotives in 1947 that the D&RGW had rejected a few years earlier and sent back to the War Production Board. Number 672 was one of these.
On the Clinchfield, the single stack ALCO-built Challengers were used to haul Appalachian coal until dieselization forced them to the scrap yard in the early 1950s.
Pristine C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box and Paperwork
No evidence of run time.
MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
Upgraded with Exclusive MRRHQ Custom LED Directional Back up Light.
MRRHQ Custom Painted Tender Marker Lamps.
One-piece boiler/cab and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
Steel main and side rods, guides, hand rails, fittings and coupler lift bars.
Fourteen Wheel "Centipede" Tender.
Scale 69" Drivers.
Many additional fine details.
Powerful Can Motor with .7 Amp Maximum Current Draw.
Dual "Cardanic" Drive System provides power to all 12 Drivers .
Silent, flexible drive and slippage-free oversize knurled drive wheel axles.
Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
"Disappearing" Front Knuckle Coupler.
Upgraded with working rear Knuckle Coupler.
Optional Upgrades Available:
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder w/KA4 Keep Alive Installed.
TCS WOWSound 101 Digital DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
TCS WOWSound 101KA Digital DCC/Sound Decoder w/KeepAlive Installed.
Production Date 1977.
Dimensions: Locomotive 10 x 2 x 1 3/8" Tender 6 1/2 x 2 x 1 3/8"