Athearn ATHG65301 HO GP38-2 Phase 1a, SOO/Bandit #4500

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HO GP38-2 Phase 1a, SOO/Bandit #4500

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the tip of
their service lives. The most typical replacement locomotive turned into the
GP38-2. EMD started 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 used to be rectified to DC to
power the four traction motors. Every other major change for the GP38-2 used to be 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 these days.

* Fully-assembled and in a position-to-run
* DCC-in a position 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
* Appropriately-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 clutch 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 oper

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