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Sep 12, 2022 - HO Scale

Bachmann - HO Scale - VIA Rail Canada SC-42 Charger





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Dear HO Scale Customers; Several of our customers have asked if there was an engine to match the soon to be released Bachmann VIA Rail Siemens Passenger Cars to be able to complete their set. Well, there is one. Here is the information and it's coming in December. Please order now!



With an expected start to delivery in 2022, the Siemens SC-42 (Charger) is meant to become the main trainset/locomotive to be used within the Corridor. Built by Siemens in Sacramento, California, the units were ordered in 2018 following both an RFP and RFQ. The first units are expected to arrive in Q2 / Q3 2021 for testing, with a progressive entry in-service between 2022 and 2024. The order totals 989 million CAD.

Via ordered 32 bi-directional trainsets allowing for push-pull operation, composed of SC-42 locomotives, cab-cars and Venture coaches. Those units will all be diesel-powered and meant to meet Tier 4 diesel regulation, reducing emissions up to 80% compared to existing equipment.

The units will also be the first to present a new livery for Via Rail, which was officially announced on May 26, 2021.

The Charger is powered by a Cummins 16-cylinder QSK95 4-stroke high speed diesel engine, which meets EPA Tier IV emissions standards that took effect in 2015. Power output varies by model: the SCB-40 produces 4,000 hp (3,000 kW), the SC-44 produces 4,400 hp (3,300 kW), and both the SCV-42 and ALC-42 produce 4,200 hp (3,100 kW). The maximum speed in service is 125 mph (201 km/h).

Four Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power inverters carry electric current to each of the four AC traction motors. A static inverter off of the main prime mover supplies head-end power (HEP). The locomotive also features dynamic braking with regenerative capability, allowing the locomotive to divert power generated by dynamic braking away from the resistor grids to HEP and onboard locomotive auxiliary power demands.



The latest in passenger railroading technology has arrived at VIA Rail Canada with the Siemens SC-42 Charger. Designed to handle harsh Canadian winters while maintaining efficiency for fast corridor service,the SC-42 is the new face of passenger transportation between major cities in eastern Canada including Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. Features include a TCS WOWSound CD-quality 16-bit 44,100Hz decoder with Audio Assist for easy configuration without CVs, and a Keep-Alive device for uninterrupted operation, even over dirty track. The WOWSound diesel-electric locomotive package includes an authentic horn, bell, prime mover, startup/shutdown, compressor, cooling fan, coupler close/release, brake release/application, crew alert, grade crossing quill, station announcements, and more.

Features include:

 ● Siemens-approved design
 ● DCC sound-equipped for sound, speed, direction, and lighting control
 ● TCS true CD-quality audio in 16-bit, 44,100Hz sound
 ● Keep-Alive device that keeps your engine running during power interruptions due to dirty track or loss of electrical contact
 ● voice-guided Audio Assist programming tool for easy setup of almost all decoder functionality
 ● dual-mode NMRA compliant decoder
 ● directional headlights and marker lights
 ● interior corridor work lights
 ● steady/alternate flashing ditch lights
 ● die-cast frame with separately applied windshield wipers, grab irons, and detail parts
 ● E-Z Mate Mark II couplers



Please Place Your Orders By Friday

Expected Delivery Date: December 2022


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