HO Scale: EMD GP9 - DCC Ready - Southern Pacific

Athearn Genesis

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ATHG78183 3703 $ 178.48 Sold Out
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ATHG78182 3663 $ 178.48 Sold Out
ATHG78181 3640 $ 178.48 Sold Out
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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: EMD GP9 - DCC Ready - Southern Pacific

SP FEATURES:

  • A number of GP9s escaped SP’s GRIP program. A few of them soldiered on well into the 1980s “as-built” later being renumbered into switchers. Most notable, SP #3663 and #3703 lasted nearly 20 years in scarlet and grey without ever being rebuilt.

  • SP style numberboard access doors front and rear

  • Conventional frame mounted air tanks

  • Cut side skirts

  • 2600 gallon diesel fuel tank

  • Whip style antenna

  • Nathan P3 air horn

  • Front gyra light

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Trainline and MU hoses

  • Coupler cut levers

  • Drop steps unless noted

  • MU stands

  • “Nub” style walkway tread

  • Bell placement & type per prototype

  • Wire grab irons

  • Lift rings

  • Windshield wipers

  • Sander lines

  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance

  • 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

  • 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”

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 “torpedo tube” 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.





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