Ultimate AHM-IHC-Rivarossi Santa Fe "Blue Goose" Seven-Coach Passenger Set

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Ultimate AHM-IHC-Rivarossi Santa Fe "Blue Goose" Seven-Coach Passenger Set

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's 3460 class comprised six 4-6-4 "Hudson" type steam locomotives built in 1937 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for service between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois, a fairly flat division of the railroad suited for the 4-6-4 type. The first locomotive, #3460, was built streamlined; painted light, robin's egg blue and silver, it became known as the "Blue Goose". It was the Santa Fe's only streamlined steam locomotive, featuring extensively in railroad publicity and, often depending on whether it was (rarely) clean or dirty was, never-the-less, a rail fan favorite. It was eventually scrapped in 1956. Only one of this class survives, #3463, on static display on the grounds to the Southeast of the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas.

Pre-Hornby Rivarossi produced the "Blue Goose" continuously from 1976 to 2001. The 1583 included in this set was produced in 1994.

FEATURES:

  • Stunning C-9 Mint Condition with Good Original Box & Repro Paperwork.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom High Performance LED Operating Headlamp.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Factory Quality Directional LED Back-up Light.
  • 12 Wheel Long Haul Tender.
  • One-piece locomotive and tender bodies of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Baker Valve Gear w/steel main and side rods, guides, hand rails and fittings.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful can motor w/sealed gearbox.
  • Scale 79" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom rear Knuckle Coupler.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed
    • TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Digital Sound Decoder Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101KA DCC/Digital Sound Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed.
  • Made in Italy by Rivarossi. Production Year 1994.

Dimensions: Locomotive 8" L x 2 1/4" T x 1 1/2" W Tender 5 3/4" L x 2" T x 1 1/2" W

The Coaches:

Rivarossi produced the coaches offered here under their own name and for both AHM and IHC. As far as we can tell, with the exception of (2) different Vista domes (both included in this set), all versions were cosmetically identical and all are very hard to find. The Rivarossi versions were offered with and without full interiors. None were offered illuminated. Just as the "Blue Goose" itself was controversial, as the Santa Fe only produced two coaches in the robin's egg blue and silver color scheme, so are the model coaches themselves. In any case, stickler for accuracy or not, it cannot be argued that the coaches included in this set are some of the most beautiful ever produced. Include our many high-end upgrades and they are the finest vintage versions ever offered.

  • AHM SF Observation Coach #3239 with IHC 20153 Interior.
  • Rivarossi 2538/0 SF Vista Dome Coach #508 with IHC 20157 Interior.
  • IHC 48010 SF Baggage Coach #3430 with IHC 20150 Interior.
  • IHC 48011 SF Passenger Coach #3115 with IHC 20151 Interior.
  • IHC 48012 SF Dining Coach #1487 with IHc 20152 Interior.
  • IHC 48014 SF Combine Coach #3480 with IHC 20154 Interior.
  • IHC 48017 SF Vista Dome Coach #509 with IHC 20157 Interior.
  • IHC Interior Boxes shown WILL NOT be included.

FEATURES:

  • Fully Custom Illuminated with our Incredible MRRHQ MagLED® ML1 Evolutionary Model Railroad Lighting System.
  • Interior Kits assembled and Custom Painted in two-tone Sky and Cobalt Blue.
  • Upgraded with Walthers Proto 2000 All-Metal 36" RP25 Wheel Sets.
  • Upgraded with McHenry MCH52 Knuckle Couplers.
  • Original Boxes Included.

HO Scale 1/87

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