N Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC Ready - Norfolk Southern

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SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT31143 8597 $ 134.99 Sold Out
SXT31145 8612 $ 134.99 Sold Out
SXT31147 8577 $ 134.99 Sold Out
SXT31149 8622 $ 134.99 Sold Out
SXT31151 8635 $ 134.99 Sold Out
SXT31153 8656 $ 134.99 Sold Out
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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - GE C39-8 - DCC & Sound - NS

DCC Ready
History

Introduced in 1984, the C39-8 maintained the clean contours of the long hood and rounded cab roof of the Dash-7 series but featured larger, angular radiator “wings” at the rear of the carbody, an angular low short hood, and a boxy dynamic brake and clean air compartment at the front of the long hood, which jutted above the cab roofline.

Even though Conrail and Norfolk Southern were the only two railroads to purchase C39-8 locomotives from GE, both railroads routinely operated C39-8s as run-through power on CSX, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific. In fact, SP leased Conrail C39-8s in the early 1990s.

The only two C39-8 locomotives in operation today are owned by the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad. We would like to thank the PN for their role in developing this one-of-a-kind locomotive.

Road Number Specific features:

Road numbers: 8597 and 8612

  • Series: NS 8564-8613
  • Era: As-built (1986) through Early 90s
  • “GE Style” NS logos and lettering
  • Blanked nose headlight mount
  • Phase II carbody with brakewheel and early radiator exhaust grilles (6-panel)
  • GSC
    • Separately applied details include brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain
  • Drop steps, front and rear
  • Sunshades
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • Nathan P135R24 horn mounted on engine compartment roof
  • Exhaust silencer with extension

Road number: 8577

  • Series: NS 8564-8613
  • Era: Early 90s
  • “NS Style” NS logos and lettering
  • Phase II carbody with brakewheel and early radiator exhaust grilles (6-panel)
  • Blanked class lights
  • GSC trucks
    • Separately applied details include brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain–
  • Drop steps, front and rear
  • Small snowplows, front and rear
  • Sunshades
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • Nathan P135R24 horn mounted on engine compartment roof
  • Exhaust silencer with extension

Road numbers: 8622, 8635, and 8656

  • Series: NS 8614-8638, NS 8639-8663
  • Era: As-built (1986) through Early 90s
  • “GE Style” NS logos and lettering
  • Phase III carbody with brakewheel and early radiator exhaust grilles (6-panel)
  • GSC Trucks
    • Separately applied details include brake cylinders, air piping, and handbrake chain–
  • Large front and rear snowplows
  • Drop steps, front and rear
  • Sunshades
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” cab roof antennas (Comm. and EOT)
  • Nathan P135R24 horn mounted on engine compartment roof
  • Exhaust silencer with extension
    Additional features:
    • All-new model
    • Fully assembled
    • Up to six (6) road numbers, detailed per prototype and era
    • Directional LED headlights
    • Printed LED lighted number boards
    • Phase Ib, II, and III carbodies with correct panels and grilles per variant
    • Standard (2-vent) or high-capacity (3-vent) dynamic brakes per prototype
    • Early (6-panel) or late (4-panel) radiator exhaust grilles
    • Wheel handbrakes
    • GSC truck sideframes
    • GE “nub” tread plate on walkways
    • Highly-detailed 4,400 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
    • Air reservoirs with separate plumbing
    • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
    • Cab interior
    • Factory-applied wire grab irons, snowplow, spare knuckles, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, MU cables, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, air reservoirs, underframe bell, brake wheel, and more.
    • Body mounted ScaleTrains.com plastic semi-scale E Type knuckle coupler All-wheel drive
    • All-wheel electrical pick-up
    • Dual flywheels
    • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
    • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
    • Operates on Code 55, and 80 rail
    • Packaging safely stores model
    • Minimum Radius: 9 ¾”
    • Recommended Radius: 11”
    DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature
    • DCC ready with Next18 connector
    • Operates on DC layouts


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