From moving troops and supplies in a divided nation to definitively uniting the country in steel at Promontory, it’s little wonder that the 4-4-0 is known simply as the “American.” Larger than its predecessors and powerful enough to transform the railroad into an essential transcontinental system, the 4-4-0 was further immortalized in later years as a star in countless Western movies. To this day, its classic appearance and opulent decoration evoke the adventurous spirit of the Old West and the pioneering determination of a nation in its youth. The Bachmann 4-4-0 American now arrives with Soundtraxx® Econami™ DCC for an immersive steam locomotive experience. Effects include a prototypical chuff, factory-programmed single chime whistle, bell, air pump, steam release, and blower, and much more - all in 16-bit polyphonic sound. Your American adventure is calling with the Bachmann sound-equipped HO Scale 4-4-0. 


Features include:


  • classic period design
  • Soundtraxx® Econami™ DCC equipped for sound, speed, direction, and lighting control
  • dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder for use on digital (DCC) or analog (DC) systems
  • locomotive-specific styles of stack, domes, bell, whistle, and tender trucks 
  • warm-glowing LED headlight
  • detailed, spoked drive wheels 
  • wood or coal load per prototype
  • magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers, front and rear
  • Model: 52709
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs
  • Scale: HO 1:87

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.