HO Scale: GP38-2 - DCC & Sound - Missouri Pacific

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: GP38-2 - MP - DCC & Sound

PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38's engine which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For the past 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain service today.

Missouri Pacific Features:
  • Final order of MP GP38-2's
  • Phase II body with Q fans & corrugated grills
  • Angled air filter box
  • Mopac 4-stack exhaust with spark arrestors
  • Late battery box doors with stiffener ribs
  • RS3L low profile horn
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Rectangular vent on cab side
  • Combo mirror/wind deflectors
  • 88" nose with ratchet brake & toilet access hatch
  • Pointed front anticlimber, rear drop step
  • Extra jacking pads
  • 3600 gallon fuel tank
  • EMD low plows front & rear
  • Late coupler cut levers
  • 1 pilot mounted "Hot" MU receptacle front & rear
  • Hood side mounted bell
  • Blomberg-M trucks

MODEL FEATURES:

  • New roadnames
  • Phase Iaa: close radiator fan spacing; chickenwire grilles
  • MU hoses
  • Front and rear drop steps
  • Deck mount MU stand with single receptacle
  • Early battery box doors
  • Cab mounted dual sealed beam headlight with glare shield unless noted
  • Early ECAFB
  • Standard ribbed blower housing
  • Standard raised exhaust unless noted
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Short walkway duct extension
  • Frame mounted bell unless noted
  • Salem air filter
  • Speed recorder
  • Minimum radius: 18"
GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Standard cabs include sliding windows
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • See through dynamic brake fans on locomotives equipped with dynamic brakes
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • 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 Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
Sound equipped models also feature:
  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami 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 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • 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



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