Kato, N Scale, 176-7612, EMD SD70M with Flat Radiator, Southern Pacific, #9820
Drop in DCC compatible with the Digitrax DN163K1C, Digitrax DN163K1D or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
Introduced in 1992, EMD SD70M was a 4000 horsepower locomotive that ran on EMD's new steerable truck design, known as the HTCR-II radial truck. This new truck allowed the locomotive to transfer its power to the rails more efficiently, which in turn enabled two SD70M locomotives to pull a train that would have taken 3 SD40-2's to pull. The DC brother of the SD70MAC, the SD70M was primarily put to work hauling coal trains due to its high pulling capacity.
Model Features: Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels Floating-axle shock-absorber design to maximize tracking and performance Directional headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards Equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up Blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks Kato magnetic knuckle coupler DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation