HO Scale: EMD GP7U - DCC & Sound - Cargill

Athearn Genesis

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: EMD GP7U - DCC & Sound - Cargill

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Trainline and MU hoses

  • Coupler cut levers

  • Drop steps unless noted

  • MU stands

  • “Nub” 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 Plug™ 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

  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers

  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation

  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation

  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow

  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track

  • Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant

  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power

  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage

  • Replacement parts available

  • Minimum radius: 18”

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound

  • 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

  • Operating lighting functions with 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

  • CV chart included

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.

Santa Fe’s GP7u program was one of the most extensive rebuilding programs. The units received brand-new cabs (referred to as “Topeka Cabs” because the work was performed at ATSF’s Topeka shops). The units also had their dynamic brakes deactivated )if applicable) and received 4-stack exhausts and chopped noses. Many of the former ATSF units went on to work for industrial and shortline operators.

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.




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