|Following stints with several prominent railroads and locomotive manufacturers, Matthias N. Forney went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad in1861, where he designed and patented the first of the Forney types of locomotives. Characterized by a trailing truck positioned under the coal bunker/water tank, Forney designs integrated the locomotive and fuel bunker onto one frame, allowing for smooth operation in tight curves. Ideal for fast-paced railroad operation, Forneys were produced by many locomotive manufacturers to serve urban elevated railroads and narrow gauge short lines during the middle to late steam era. Working closely with Soundtraxx, Bachmann is pleased to introduce engines equipped with Tsunami DCC sound technology. Model railroads will come to life with an extensive range of sound effects and DCC functions. Plus, the dual mode decoders work on both DC and DCC layouts automatically, without any internal switching or user modification.|
DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting.
Die-cast frame, boiler, and cab.
Vestibule cab with operating doors and interior detail.
5 pole, skew-wound motor.
Operating LED headlight.
Separately applied detail parts.
Decoder features include.
16-bit sound processor.
Several versions, each containing a unique suite of sounds, including whistles, bells, chuffs, and much more.
Complete DCC functions.
Automatic dual-mode operation for use on both DC and DCC layouts.
Short, extended, and advanced consisting addressing modes.
Paged, register, direct, and operations-mode programming.
Extensive range of CVs.