HO Scale: EMD SW1200 - DCC Ready - Great Northern

WalthersProto

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WPR-920-48438 31 $ 158.99 Sold Out
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Walthers Proto HO Scale: EMD SW1200 - Great Northern

DCC Ready

By 1954, railroads were buying diesels as fast as EMD could build them, and customer demand for more powerful units carried over into the switcher market as well. With the introduction of the new 567C prime mover that year, EMD rolled out new 900- (SW9) and 1200-horsepower (SW1200) models, which shared the same basic body with minor variations. SW1200s were produced through 1966, when earlier GPs began taking over yard chores, but these later SW models have lead long lives, with many still serving shortline and industrial roads long after "retirement" by the original owners.

Based on DRGW units in service from 1960s to early 1980s with:
  • Sill mounted full-length handrails
  • Single chime air horn
  • Brass firecracker radio antenna
  • 930-gallon fuel tank
  • Dual lens headlights
  • Plain bearing AAR Type A Trucks
  • Spark arrestor
  • Footboards on pilots
With improved body tooling, new sill-mounted handrails, Flexicoil trucks and many other details, our next run of WalthersProto(R) EMD SW1200s will be perfect power for your HO railroad.
  • Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers
  • Based on units in service 1954 to present
  • Flexicoil or AAR Type A sideframes with plain or roller bearings as appropriate
  • Sill- or hood-mounted handrails as appropriate
  • Road-specific details
  • Next18 DCC plug
  • 5-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
  • LED constant & directional headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe




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