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HO Scale - GP38-2 EMD - Southern Pacific #4817

$161.95 
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SKU: ATHG68070

Description:

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38's engine, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the dash 2 modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.

SP FEATURES:

  • As delivered configuration with full SP light package front and rear. Front and rear gyra-lights have effect on DCC+Sound
  • As delivered twin shotgun style exhaust stacks
  • Blomberg-M truck side frames
  • Large SP style snow plow
  • Whip antenna on plane
  • Cab mounted Nathan 3-chime air horn on bracket
  • Corrugated radiator grilles
  • Four hole jacking pads
  • SP Walkway toolbox
  • Q Fans

NEW FEATURES:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we're excited to include new features often requested, to the GP38-2 and upcoming Genesis models.

 

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plugª plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and �printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage