AHM Challenger 4-6-6-4

 

AHM’s Challenger 4-6-6-4 model joins the product line in the spring of 1977. A 1980 listing shows this model with a $349.98 suggested retail price.  This big steam locomotive like many in AHM’s catalog was built in Italy by Rivarossi. You’ll find a review of the model in the June 1977 issue of Railroad Modeler magazine. The review is positive with the exception of the comment, “The only unhappy note about the Challenger is the realization that the day of the inexpensive locomotive, whether it be brass or plastic, is over.” The Challenger’s original list price was $149.98 in 1977 at the time of this new product review.

AHM’s Challenger 4-6-6-4 Roster

Clinchfield Railroad Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5113-04

Delaware & Hudson Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5113-03

Rio Grande Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5113-05

Union Pacific (Freight Version) Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5113-02

Union Pacific “Grayhound” Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5112-03
No. 17561 -1981 release

Union Pacific with smoke deflectors Challenger 4-6-6-4
No. 5112-B
No. 5112-02
No. 17561 -1981 release