HO Scale: EMD SD38 - DCC & Sound - McCloud River Railway

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Athearn Ready to Roll - HO Scale: EMD SD38 w/DCC & Sound - MCR

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

The SD38 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between May 1967 and October 1971. It had an EMD 645 16-cylinder engine generating 2,000 horsepower. The EMD SD38AC built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June and October 1971. It was basically an SD38 with an AR10 alternating current alternator instead of the SD38’s normal direct current generator. It also produces 2,000 horsepower from a 16-cylinder EMD 645E roots blown prime mover. It came equipped with or without dynamic brakes. The SD38 and SD38AC have the same frame as the SD39, SD40 and SD45.

Road Specific Details:
  • Dynamic brake hatch
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Cab mounted Leslie 3-chime air horn
  • MU catch trays with footboards front and rear
  • Illuminated Xenon strobe beacon
  • Simulated lighting effect on DCC+Sound model
  • Small 3200 gallon EMD fuel tank
  • To represent the engines’ as-delivered switcher fuel tank, remove the plastic fuel tank to expose the painted cast motor mount block.
Locomotive Features:
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Standard 81” low nose without headlight or brake unless noted
  • Standard cab with dual beam sealed headlight and glare shields unless noted
  • See through cab windows
  • Fixed position cab side windows
  • Oil-bath or Paper air filters per prototype
  • Ribbed or smooth blower housing per prototype
  • Standard dustbin unless noted
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Dynamic or non dynamic brakes per prototype
  • Dynamic brake vent per prototype
  • Non-turbo exhaust stacks
  • Chicken wire radiator grilles unless noted
  • “F” painted on short hood end unless noted
  • 2600, 3200 or 4000 gallon fuel tank per prototype
  • Air tank
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • DCC and SOUND ready with Quick Plug™ technology
  • Genesis motor retrofit kit compatible
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
  • Onboard Econami Sound by SoundTraxx
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Effect lighting (if applicable) using F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes


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