HO GP50 Phase 2, BN/Tiger Stripe #3112

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ROADNAME AND ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC DETAILS:

BNSF:
• New roadname
• Paint scheme: Wedge
• Phase II
• Operating ditch lights
• Standard EMD low snowplow
• GP50 Phase II coupler cut levers
• Blunt front and rear anticlimbers
• 88” nose with ratchet handbrake and Santa Fe style lowered nose headlight
• Toilet hatch
• Nose-mounted LARS equipment box
• Latched battery box doors with dual louver
• Rectangular cab headlight blanking plate
• Welded cab side plate with arm rest
• Sunshades with long track
• Vapor air conditioner
• Leslie S3LR air horn with clearance bracket
• Firecracker and large Sinclair antennas
• Angled blower housing
• Late turbo exhaust silencer with exhaust port to front
• Dynamic brake
• Angled radiator fan grab iron
• Salem air filter
• 3,600 gallon fuel tank with double fuel fills and single vertical sight glass gauge
• Blomberg M trucks with rubber spring and Hyatt bearings
• Late speed recorder
• For a complete list of features, visit our website
• Era: 1996+


Burlington Northern:
#3112, #3123, #3138 and #3146:
• Paint scheme: orange and black tiger stripe
• Era: 1985+

#3110:
• Paint scheme: orange and white tiger stripe
• Era: 1989+

All Burlington Northern Road Numbers:
• New roadname
• Phase II
• Standard EMD low snowplow
• GP50 Phase II coupler cut levers
• Blunt front and rear anticlimbers
• 88” nose with ratchet brake
• Toilet hatch
• Latched battery box doors with dual louver
• Cab mounted dual sealed beam headlight with anti-glare shields
• Welded cab side plate with arm rest
• Sunshades with long track
• Vapor air conditioner
• Rectangular cab vent
• Leslie S3LR air horn with clearance bracket
• Firecracker antenna
• Angled blower housing
• Late turbo exhaust silencer with exhaust port to front
• Dynamic brake
• Salem air filter
• 3,600 gallon fuel tank with double fuel fills and single vertical sight glass gauge
• Blomberg M trucks with rubber spring and Hyatt bearings
• Late speed recorder
• For a complete list of features, visit our website


Missouri Pacific:
• New roadname
• Phase I
• Long hood side mounted bell
• Coupler cut levers
• Pointed anticlimber
• 88” nose with ratchet
• Dash-2 bolted battery box doors
• Mirrors/windwings with lower mirrors fore and aft of cab side windows
• Sunshades with long track
• Cab vent
• Leslie S3LR air horn
• Firecracker antenna
• Late turbo exhaust silencer with exhaust port to rear
• Angled radiator fan grab iron
• Prime air filter
• 3,600 gallon fuel tank with single fuel fill and single vertical sight glass gauge
• Blomberg M trucks with rubber spring and Hyatt bearings
• Era: 1981+
• For a complete list of features, visit our website


Union Pacific:
#5537:
• Paint scheme: We will deliver
• 88” nose with ratchet brake

#5544:
• No slogan
• 88” short nose with ratchet brake and gong bell

#5553 and #5557:
• Paint scheme: We will deliver
• 88” short nose with ratchet brake and gong bell

All Union Pacific Road Numbers:
• Phase I
• Operating ditch lights
• Coupler cut levers
• Pointed anticlimber
• Short walkway duct extension
• Dash-2 Battery Box Doors with retrofitted lift-off hinges
• Sunshades with long track
• Cab vent
• Leslie S3LR air horn
• Firecracker antenna
• Late turbo exhaust silencer with exhaust port to front
• Angled radiator fan grab iron
• Salem air filter
• 3,600 gallon fuel tank with single fuel fill and single vertical sight glass gauge
• Blomberg M trucks with rubber spring and Timken bearings
• For a complete list of features, visit our website
• Era: 1995+


Norfolk Southern:
#7022:
• SOU sublettering on the cab
• Front tall EMD snowplow
• Rear tall NS snowplow

#7046:
• CNO&TP sublettering on the cab
• Front and rear tall snowplow

#7054:
• Front and rear tall NS snowplow
• CNO&TP sublettering on the cab

#7090:
• SOU sublettering on the cab
• Front and rear tall NS snowplow

All Norfolk Southern Road Numbers:
• Phase I
• 81” high short hood
• Operating front and rear ditch lights
• Bell mounted on the end of the long hood
• GP50 Phase II coupler cut levers
• Blunt front and rear anticlimbers
• Round nose vent
• Battery box doors with stiffener
• Mirrors/windwings fore and aft with lower mirror
• Southern style short rectangular awning
• Cab vent
• Two Nathan P5 air horns
• Two firecracker antennas
• Walkway lights
• Rounded blower housing
• Early turbo exhaust silencer with exhaust port to rear
• Dynamic brake
• Standard drop grab iron behind radiator
• Salem air filter
• 3,600 gallon fuel tank with single fuel fill and dual staggered vertical sight glass gauges
• Truck lights
• Blomberg M trucks with rubber spring and Timken bearings
• For a complete list of features, visit our website
• Era: 1984+


GP50 FEATURES:
• Trainline hose with drop elbow
• MU hoses
• Coupler cut levers
• Walkway tread
• MU receptacle
• Late -2 series 4-window cab without louvers and roof seam
• Windshield wipers
• See through cab windows
• Cab interior
• Welded ECAFB
• Late inertial intake grilles
• Short walkway duct extension
• 48” single-speed Q-Fans
• Lift rings
• Wire grab irons
• Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
• Frame mounted bell unless noted
• Inner sanding lines
• Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
• 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
• Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
• 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, 75, 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
• Minimum radius: 18"


Sound Equipped Model Features:
• 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
• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
• CV chart included in the box


PROTOTYPE INFORMATION:
In the 1970s, locomotive builders were working to increase the horsepower ratings of their diesels, and for the Electro-Motive Division 4-axle GP-series locomotives, this resulted in the “experimental” 3500-horsepower GP40X in December 1977. These engines were used to help develop the planned “50 series” replacement for the GP40-2. GP40Xs were sold to four railroads (ATSF, SOU, SP and UP) with generally positive reviews, and in May 1980 debuted the new GP50.

The GP50 retained the 3500-hp rating of the GP40X, but the carbody was quite a bit different – looking more like a GP40-2 than a GP40X. By 1980, the Q-fans had become standard on EMD engines (due to their quieter operation), and the GP50s also had larger (by 8 inches) radiator grilles than the GP40-2, in order to accommodate the necessary cooling demands of EMD’s 16-645F3 engine.

The initial order of GP50s went to the Chicago & North Western (5050-5099). These engines included such typical C&NW features as a winterization hatch over the forward radiator fan, and the road’s distinctive nose-mounted “gong” bell. These units roamed all over the Union Pacific system as well (and yet GP40X owner UP never purchased a GP50 of their own).

The GP50 experienced a number of reliability problems, particularly with its 645F3 engine, and this resulted in lackluster sales. Of the four roads that owned GP40Xs, the only two that also purchased GP50s were Santa Fe (ATSF) and the Southern Railway. Santa Fe bought 45 of them (30 of the Phase I GP50, and 15 of the Phase II version, which showed up in 1985, which featured EMD’s free-flow “angled” blower housing on the left side of the engine, as well as a straight – rather than notched – side sill). Southern Railway was pleased with this model, as they owned the largest fleet of them – 90 – all with high short hoods (for long hood-forward operation) and all with the Phase I body. Both Santa Fe and Southern equipped some of their GP50s with Locotrol® remote control equipment, which allowed for unmanned helpers (an early version of today’s Distributed Power Units). Other GP50 owners included Missouri Pacific (the only non-dynamic brake GP50s built) and Burlington Northern (the only other owner of Phase II units). The BN’s were originally ordered by Frisco, with the first unit receiving the Frisco’s colorful Mandarin Orange and white colors, with the BN acquisition of Frisco at the time of delivery, the rest were delivered in BN colors (and the first unit was delivered with a BN number in Frisco colors). The final five BN units were constructed with an experimental “5-man” cab, in order to accommodate the entire crew and allow a train to be operated without a caboose. Following mergers, the ATSF and BN units were painted for BNSF Railway, and C&NW and MP units became part of the Union Pacific’s roster. Southern’s units, of course, were repainted into Norfolk Southern markings. Some GP50s were sold off to other roads, such as Fort Worth & Western in Texas and Central Railroad of Indiana, as well as others.

As of this writing, most GP50s are still in service, although generally in yard and local service rather than the mainline duties for which they were designed.

HO GP50 Phase 2, BN/Tiger Stripe #3112

[ATHG40595]

$169.98

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