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WalthersMainline EMD F40PH Phase IIb (ESU Sound and DCC) - Amtrak No. 279 (Phase II)

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HO Scale
Dual Mode DC/DCC
ESU® Sound

EMD F40PH Phase IIb
(ESU Sound and DCC) (Phase II)

Amtrak  No. 279

Kemper Sucks!

Built especially for passenger duties, the prototypes entered service in 1976 and many are still going strong today.

Based on Phase 2b prototypes, the models feature:

  • Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers
  • Fully assembled
  • Factory-installed vertical hand rails
  • Molded drill starter points for grab irons (sold separately)
  • RP-25 metal wheels
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
  • ESU Sound for DCC and DC layouts
  • 4 function outputs with brightness control by CV
  • Fully DCC compatible
  • 14, 28, 128 speed steps
  • Dual mode DC and DCC
  • 4 air horns changeable by CVs
  • 2 bells changeable by CVs
  • Full 8-notch prime mover sounds
  • Compressor
  • Dynamic brake
  • Same powerful drive as WalthersProto® locos
  • Five-pole skew-wound motor
  • 14:1 gear ratio
  • Helical-cut gears for quiet operation and easy multiple unit operation
  • All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
  • Heavy die-cast metal chassis
  • Constant and directional LED lights
  • NOTE:When operating Walthers-branded DCC-equipped locomotives in DC mode, do not use power packs that exceed an 18V rating, including MRC 1300-series power packs which have known issues with Walthers decoders
  • Alternate horns and bell sounds can be programmed on the sound decoder using these CVs:

    Horns: CV163 = Nathan K5LH (default)

    CV163 = Nathan K5HLL

    CV163 = Nathan K5H

    CV163 = Nathan K5LLA

    Bells: CV164 = Graham White E-Bell (default)

    CV164 = GE Steel Bell

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EMD F40PH Phase IIb
(ESU Sound and DCC) (Phase II)
No. 279

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