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126-0403 **Pre-Order ETA 1/2022** Kato 4-8-4 FEF - 3 Union Pacific Greyhound 8444 N Scale Kato

126-0403 Kato 4-8-4 FEF-3 Union Pacific Greyhound 8444 N Scale
Price: From $275.00 to $325.00
TopHobbyTrains Super Discount Price: From $184.25 to $217.75

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N Scale 4-8-4 Northern Union Pacific  

In September 1987, a dream long held by steam enthusiasts came true when the Union Pacific approved to re-paint their FEF-3 #8444 (built as #844) into the two-tone gray “Overland” colors that were applied to 800-class locomotives beginning in 1946. These made the locomotives more aesthetically pleasing with the “Overland Route” passenger trains. This livery scheme only lasted a few years, but the postWWII color scheme made a lasting impression!


To have the TopHobbyTrains DCC Sound Package installed in your locomotive purchase the DC version of the locomotive and the separate THT FEF Sound Package.  Click here to go to our FEF Sound package for details.


Coming soon - the most recognizeable and famous UP Steam Locomotive, the FEF (Four-Eight-Four), The freight version of the FEF-3 will have a darker smokebox, a matte finish, and not have the white “rims” of the Excursion version.


Model Features:


  • FEF-3: Coreless motor design with dual brass flywheels for silky-smooth performance at all speeds, even slow crawls.
  • FEF-3: Special cross-braced shock absorbers equalize the pressure on the locomotive drivers to maximize traction.
  • FEF-3: Illuminated headlight. The FEF tender does not have operational lights, but lighting kits are available for the special Water Tender cars (sold separately)
  • FEF-3: DCC friendly design, allowing for easy drop-in installation of DCC. This locomotive is also available with DCC pre-installed from Kato USA!
  • Water Tenders: Can be upgraded with an optional light board to illuminate marker lights in either direction (sold separately)
  • 11" (282mm) Minimum turning radius
  • All detail parts installed

Lubrication: Unless a locomotive has been sitting for a long period of time without use, Kato locomotives will not need lubrication prior to running. In fact, excessive lubrication can facilitate gunky buildup in your motor and impede performance.

Minimum Curve Radii:

  1. Minimum Curve Radius - Ground Level Curves: R282 (11") Radius.
  2. Minimum Curve Radius - Viaduct Curves: R315 (12-3/8") Radius.
  3. Minimum Curve for Reverse or "S" Curves: R315 (12-3/8") Radius.


*Prices are estimates and are subject to manufacturer release without notice. New items fall under Kato’s MAP Pricing Policy.
Manufacturer: Kato
Mfr Part No: 126-0401

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