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Kato USA Model Train Products #68 GE P42 Genesis Locomotive Amtrak Phase VB Train Car

$385.00 (as of October 26, 2018, 3:41 pm)

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Directional headlights and tail lights on both the front and rear of the locomotive that can be toggled with three different light settings
Brand new coreless truck-motor drive paired with a super-heavy solid metal body mechanism
Can navigate R1 (370mm) curves, allowing for an unprecedented range of movement with a minimum radius of only 14 3/5″

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37-6101HO P42 Genesis Amtrak Phase Vb #68Prototype Information:The General Electic P42 locomotive is sometimes called the “Genesis” locomotive. The P42 is a modern 4200 horsepower passenger locomotive used across the United States and Canada. Amtrak’s P42 has replaced the EMD F40PH in revenue service and today they are used right through the United States. Since their introduction, they have had various physical revisions to enhance the ease of maintenance and parts replacements, including a bolt-on fiberglass nose panel (replacing the original’s solid metal which was difficult to repair or replace) and a new headlight bezel that is more rounded than the previous square versions.Model Features:Perfectly suited to pull Kato’s new production of Phase IVb Superliners.Directional headlights and tail lights on both the front and rear of the locomotive, allowing it to operate as both a standard pulling locomotive with double heading capability or a push-pull engine, whether oriented facing forward or back.Illuminated pre-printed numberboardsCapable of navigating minimum 370mm (14 3/5″) radius curves (R1 radius in Europe), allowing the P42 to go where previous Kato locomotives have never been able to go before – dining room tables, coffee tables, spaces previously reserved exclusively for N scale!Brand new coreless truck-motor drive paired with a super-heavy solid metal body mechanism; doubling the number of motors at the same time as increasing the traction potential and weight for new standard of running smoothness and pulling power.Available with either Soundtraxx or ESU Loksound DCC and Sound pre-installed!This locomotive release will be unique from previous HO locomotives from Kato USA in that it’ll be the usage of a brand spanking new drive mechanism, described briefly in This video on the Kato USA Youtube channel (also accessible by clicking the image to the left).Primary features of the new mechanism will be the usage of coreless truck-mounted motors, putting all

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The General Electric P42 locomotive is sometimes called the “Genesis” locomotive. The P42 is a modern 4200 horsepower passenger locomotive used across the United States and Canada. Amtrak’s P42 has replaced the EMD F40PH in revenue service and today they are used right through the United States. Since their introduction, they have had various physical revisions to enhance the ease of maintenance and parts replacements, including a bolt-on fiberglass nose panel (replacing the original’s solid metal which was difficult to repair or replace) and a new headlight bezel that is more rounded than the previous square versions.

Directional headlights and tail lights on both the front and rear of the locomotive that can be toggled with three different light settings
Brand new coreless truck-motor drive paired with a super-heavy solid metal body mechanism
Can navigate R1 (370mm) curves, making an allowance for an unprecedented range of movement with a minimum radius of only 14 3/5″
Heavy (nearly 2 pounds) mechanism provides a very high level of traction, allowing the P42 to pull up a grade without needing a traction tire
Analog (DC only) version

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