HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC Ready - Pennsylvania Northeastern

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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC Ready - Pennsylvania Northeastern

History

Introduced in 1984, the C39-8 maintained the clean contours of the long hood and rounded cab roof of the Dash-7 series but featured larger, angular radiator “wings” at the rear of the carbody, an angular low short hood, and a boxy dynamic brake and clean air compartment at the front of the long hood, which jutted above the cab roofline.

Even though Conrail and Norfolk Southern were the only two railroads to purchase C39-8 locomotives from GE, both railroads routinely operated C39-8s as run-through power on CSX, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific. In fact, SP leased Conrail C39-8s in the early 1990s.

The only two C39-8 locomotives in operation today are owned by the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad. We would like to thank the PN for their role in developing this one-of-a-kind locomotive.

Road number Specific Details 

Road Numbers: 8211 and 8212

  • Era: 2011 to Present
8211
  • ex-NS 8211, ex-CR 6017
  • NS Black Paint
  • Adirondack truck on the front, GSC truck on the rear; both with rotating axle bearing caps and separately applied details including brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain
  • Nathan AirChime K5LR24 horn mounted on engine compartment
8212
  • ex-NS 8212, ex-CR 6021
  • Conrail Blue Paint
  • GSC trucks with rotating axle bearing caps and separately applied details including brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain
  • Leslie S-5T-R horn mounted on engine compartment

  • Last operating C39-8s in the United States
  • Operating front and rear ditch lights
  • Phase III carbody with brakewheel and late radiator exhaust grilles (4-panel) or large single panel radiator grills
  • Blanked marker lights
  • Small plow mounted on the front pilot
  • Large front anticlimber
  • Large and small Sinclair “Excalibur” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • “Bathtub” exhaust silencer
  • Etched metal see-through standard (2-vent) dynamic brake intake grilles with blower motors visible inside
  • 22 individually applied etched metal see-through radiator intake and exhaust grilles on sides and top of radiator compartment
    Features:
    • Fully assembled
    • Up to six (6) road numbers, detailed per prototype and era
    • Directional LED headlights
    • Printed LED lighted number boards
    • Carbodies with correct panels and grilles per variant
      • Phase Ib - Cab with rounded-corner doors, no embossed X-panels on the hood end or nose sides, stand-off radiator grills, and vertical grab iron strips on the long hood end
      • Phase II - Cab with rounded-corner doors, embossed X-panels on the hood end and nose sides, stand-off radiator grills, and no vertical grab iron strips on the long hood end
      • Phase III - Cab with square-corner doors, embossed X-panels on the hood end and nose sides, flush radiator grills with an additional small vertical screen, and no vertical grab iron strips on the long hood end
    • Standard (2-vent) or high-capacity (3-vent) dynamic brakes per prototype
    • Early (6-panel) or late (4-panel) radiator exhaust grilles
    • Ratchet or wheel handbrakes
    • Adirondack or GSC (or mix of both!) truck sideframes per prototype
    • GE “nub” tread plate on walkways
    • Highly-detailed 4,400 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
    • Air reservoirs with separate plumbing
    • See-through stepwell steps
    • See-through dynamic brake exhaust
    • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
    • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
    • Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, MU cables, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, air reservoirs, underframe bell, brake wheel, and more.
    • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
    • All-wheel drive
    • All-wheel electrical pick-up
    • Dual flywheels
    • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
    • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
    • Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
    • Packaging safely stores model
    • Minimum Radius: 18”
    • Recommended Radius: 22”
    DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:
      • DCC ready with 21-pin connector
      • ESU-designed Power Pack for continuous operation on dirty track for up to 4 seconds
        • This feature only available when an ESU DCC decoder is installed


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