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Cotton Belt (SP Speed Lettering) B30-7 #7788 w/Lok Sound


Product Manufacturer: Atlas Model Railroad Co.
Brand: Master Line
Manufacturer Model: 10 002 089
Store Item Number: ATL10002089
Quantity In Stock: 1

Cotton Belt (Southern Pacific Speed Lettering) B30-7 #7788 with Lok Sound

  • General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model, while the B30-7 replaced the 3,000HP U30B. The first B23-7s were produced for Conrail in September, 1977, and the first B30-7s were produced for Frisco three months later.
  • 199 B30-7s were produced through 1981, with the combined fleets of Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt being the largest at 110 units.
  • Several features distinguished B23-7s and B30-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in” trucks. Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. Six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine. Eight power assembly doors in the same location help to identify the B30-7, which included a 16-cylinder FDL engine.

Features:

  • The Atlas B30-7 locomotive models include such optional/road name specific details as:
  • Pilots with and without anti-climber
  • Cab headlights or low-nose headlights
  • Cab with 4 or 2 side windows
  • Bell mounted under the sill or on the long hood
  • FB-2, AAR type B, or Blomberg truck side-frames used where appropriate per road name

 

Additional Features:

  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, snow plow, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, and more!
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator grilles
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
  • Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:
  • Sound equipped
  • AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

 

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Model Train > Locomotive > Diesel Locomotive > GE (General Electric) > B30-7
Scale: HO
Reporting Marks: SSW 7788
Railroad:
Cotton Belt (St. Louis Southwestern)
Cotton Belt (St. Louis Southwestern)

Found In Catalog: March 2015
Assembly: fully assembled
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