HO GP38-2 w/DCC & Sound, LV #315

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Lehigh Valley Key Features:

• Cornell red
• Striped front standard low snowplow and rear footboards
• Front trainline hose with drop elbow and rear trainline hose
• Early coupler cut levers
• Standard stepwells without pilot face corner notches
• 81" low nose with ratchet braket
• Standard early 4-window cab with louvers and no roof seam
• Riveted cab side with arm rest
• Sunshades with track
• Fore and aft wind deflectors
• Leslie S3LR air horn
• Large Sinclair antenna
• Intermediate inertial air intake grilles
• Standard range dynamic brake
• 3,200 gallon fuel tank
• Blomberg-M trucks
• Era: Early thru mid 1970s
• 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"
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• Non-sound models are DCC-ready and 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
• 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

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.


HO GP38-2 w/DCC & Sound, LV #315



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