N Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC & Sound - Conrail

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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC & Sound - Conrail

ESU LokSound Equipped 
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 features:

Road numbers: 6001, 6007, 6012 and 6019

  • Series: Conrail 6000-6021
  • CR 6001 – small red “L” next to road number on cab sides, denoting lease service on the Southern Pacific in the early 1990s
  • Era: Early to Mid-1990s
  • As-delivered “skinny” cab numbers
  • Retrofitted “inverted-L” nose grab irons, and large vertical grab iron on right side long hood end
  • Phase III carbody with brakewheel, and early radiator exhaust grilles (6-panel)
  • GSC trucks
    • Separately applied details include brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain –
  • Small plow mounted on the front pilot
  • Large front anticlimber
  • Large and small Sinclair “Excalibur” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • Leslie RSL-3R horn mounted on offset pedestal on engine compartment
  • “Bathtub” exhaust silencer

Road number: 6018

  • Series: Conrail 6000-6021
  • Era: Early 1990s
  • “Conrail Quality” scheme repaint
  • Retrofitted “inverted-L” nose grab irons, and large vertical grab iron on right side long hood end
  • Phase III carbody with brakewheel and early radiator exhaust grilles (6-panel)
  • GSC truck sideframes
    • Separately applied details include brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain–
  • Small plow mounted on the front pilot
  • Large front anticlimber
  • Large and small Sinclair “Excalibur” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • Leslie RSL-3R horn mounted on pedestal on engine compartment
  • “Bathtub” exhaust silencer
Additional features:
  • All-new model
  • Fully assembled
  • Up to six (6) road numbers, detailed per prototype and era
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed LED lighted number boards
  • Phase Ib, II, and III carbodies with correct panels and grilles per variant
  • Standard (2-vent) or high-capacity (3-vent) dynamic brakes per prototype
  • Early (6-panel) or late (4-panel) radiator exhaust grilles
  • Wheel handbrakes
  • GSC truck sideframes
  • GE “nub” tread plate on walkways
  • Highly-detailed 4,400 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
  • Air reservoirs with separate plumbing
  • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
  • Cab interior
  • 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.
  • Body mounted ScaleTrains.com plastic semi-scale E Type knuckle coupler 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 55, and 80 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Minimum Radius: 9 ¾”
  • Recommended Radius: 11”
DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature
  • ESU-LokSound Next18 Select Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
  • “Sugar cube” type speaker
  • Accurate FDL-16 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts


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