HO Scale: GP38-2 Phase 1a : Missouri Kansas & Texas

Athearn Genesis

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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 decoder
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unity only horn, bell, and lights
  • Lighting effects such as alternating ditch lights, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

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.



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