Lionel 6-58005 UP 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive #3983 w/"Elephant Ears" HO Scale

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Lionel 6-58005 UP 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive #3983 w/"Elephant Ears"

In the mid to late 1900's Lionel made two, largely unsuccessful, forays into HO Scale with products subcontracted from other manufacturers. Their third, and last foray, in 2004, would be decidedly different. The seven 2004 offerings included 6 heavy die-cast, super highly detailed 4-6-6-4 Challenger locomotives in three road names and the famous General Electric Veranda Turbine Diesel. All units included QSI® Quantum Sound and could operate in either DCC/Sound mode or in standard DC w/sound.

Definitely the heaviest, arguably the most highly detailed and, certainly, the most full featured Challenger ever offered!


  • C9 Mint Condition with Mint Original Box and All Paperwork.
  • "Elephant Ear" Smoke Deflectors.
  • Die-cast metal boiler, frame, tender body and tender frame.
  • Analog or digital operation for compatibility with most layouts.
  • Constant speed control for steady speed up and down grades, regardless of speed, when operated with DCC.
  • Constant-intensity directional lighting including tender back-up light.
  • Illuminated number boards.
  • Lighted cab interior.
  • Seuthe® smoke unit-ready.
  • Sliding Cab windows.
  • Opening cab roof hatch.
  • Authentic cab interior including detailed backhead.
  • Deck plate between locomotive and tender.
  • Dual stacks.
  • R(-25 contour on all wheels.
  • Kadee® compatible coupler on rear of tender.
  • Removable pilot cover with additional coupler for double-heading.
  • Many separately applied details.
  • Brass bell, whistle and pop-off valves.
  • Accurate builder's and trust plates.

QSI® Quantum Sound® Features (Upgraded, easily replaceable QSI® sound chips readily available from several vendors for about $40)

  • Dual speaker system.
  • Synchronized, articulated engine chuff.
  • Authentic Challenger whistle and bell.
  • Squealing brakes.
  • Doppler effect.
  • Turbogenerator sounds when lights turn on.
  • Sound-of-Power®-Intensity of the chuff varies depending on the load.
  • Air let-off in neutral.
  • Air pumps in neutral.
  • Blower hiss.
  • Safety valve pop-off.
  • Water injector.
  • Coupler crash when operated in DCC.
  • Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading.
  • Volume control accessible under tender water hatch.
  • 22" radius curves recommended.

Dimensions: Length 16 3/4". Weight 3 lbs.

Production year: 2004 One year only.

Original retail price: $699.99

HO Scale 1:87
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