HO GP40-2, RDG #3671

Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the GP40-2 and upcoming Genesis models.

DRGW FEATURES:

  • Chickenwire grills
  • Front & rear drop steps
  • Lifting slots on pilots
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Nathan M3 horn
  • Sinclair antenna
  • 81” nose with operating MARS light
  • ACI plates
#3113:
  • Early exhaust silencer

CSX FEATURES:

  • Former Conrail units
  • Corrugated radiator grills
  • Front blunt anticlimber
  • LED front & rear ditch lights; will flash when horn is activated depending on direction of travel (DCC+sound version)
  • CSX style slotted battery box doors
  • Front class lights removed, rear class lights intact per prototypes
  • K5LA horn mounted per prototype road number
  • Different styles of truck bearings, antennas, MU stands, flange lube cabinet and pilot details per road number

DT&I FEATURES:

  • Chickenwire radiator grills
  • Front & rear drop steps & footboards
  • Gong bell on nose
  • Pilot grabs
  • Illuminated strobe (effect on DCC+sound version)
  • No dynamic brakes
  • 2600 gallon fuel tank
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Nathan M3 horn
  • All-weather window on engineer’s side
  • DT&I style extra grab irons on nose

GTW FEATURES:

  • Former DT&I units; see above for major spotting features
#6408:
  • Front class lights removed.
#6410:
  • Front class lights retained.
  • Era: 1980s+
#6420:
  • Front class lights removed. Replacement horn & radio antenna. Retrofitted with ditch lights and waste retention tank.
  • Era: 2000s+
#6419:
  • Retained gong bell on nose. Retrofitted w/ large snowplow.

RDG FEATURES:

  • Chickenwire radiator grills
  • Front & rear drop steps
  • Front medium snowplow, rear footboards
  • Sinclair anrenna
  • Leslie S3L horn
  • Cab rain gutters
  • 2600 gallon fuel tank
  • Road numbers on top of cab

CR FEATURES:

  • Former RDG units; major spotting details remain the same
  • Cab vent on engineer’s side
  • Cab signal box
#3277:
  • Black patches. Retrofitted with cab signal box
#3279:
  • Green patches. Peeling paint on fuel tank. Retrofitted with cab signal box

SP FEATURES:

  • Corrugated radiator grills
  • Q fans
  • Straight side sill
  • Angled blower duct
  • Exhaust silencer
  • SP style cab armrests
  • Illuminated front & rear Oscitrol lights; effect on DCC+sound version. Red UDE lights are non-operational
  • Nathan P3 horn on bracket
  • Sinclair antenna on ground plane with conduit
  • Units are depicted in post delivery condition with white painted step edges

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM 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
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotive were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: No
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO GP40-2, RDG #3671

[ATHG64590]

$199.98

Due Late May, 2020

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