HO GP9 SP #3662 by Athearn G78182

HO GP9 SP #3662 by Athearn G78182

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Prototype Info:

In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components. In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9. Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7, including Òtorpedo tubeÓ air tanks mounted on the roof. Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives. Product #: G78182

SP FEATURES:

  • Accurate inertial and radiator grille position on long hood
  • Early coupler cut bar
  • Low MU stand
  • Full skirts above fuel tank
  • MU catch boxes with footboards
  • SP Light package front and rear, effect with DCC+Sound
  • Non-operational red emergency lights at each end
  • Front and rear early Pyle headlight
  • Dynamic brake
  • Nathan P3 horn - not depicted

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • ÒNubÓ style walkway tread
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lift rings
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Sander lines
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • 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
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on
  • Bidirectional constant LED lighting
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18Ó