HO GP40-2L w/ DCC & Sound, MEC #270

Detailed Information

MEC FEATURES:

  • Nathan K5LA Horn with air line
  • Two Sinclair Antennas
  • Operating ditch lights
  • Blomberg-M trucks
  • Standard GP40-2L details to represent units (potentially) acquired secondhand from CN

With Athearn’s recent release of several Maine Central models, the team received a great deal of requests to offer a Maine Central GP40-2L in the Legendary Liveries series. The Maine Central was a highly-regarded railroad with an attractive paint scheme, and has developed a loyal following over the years. Many MEC fans missed the railroad after the takeover by Guilford- but Athearn has the perfect solution now. Presented as though the MEC had remained an independent, operating entity into the 1980s, these Harvest Gold GP40-2Ls will look right at home hauling freight from South Portland up to Bangor and points east.

GP40-2 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Walkway tread
  • Sanding lines
  • Lit number boards
  • Lit class lights, if equipped
  • Lit signal lights and/or beacons, if equipped
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, and breather pipes
  • Blomberg-B or Blomberg-M trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Etched metal fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Body-mounted McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

LEGENDARY LIVERIES

    What are Legendary Liveries? An Athearn exclusive, they are the ultimate answer to “What if?” Featuring some of the most popular railroad paint schemes of all time, these models are perfect for collecting, proto-freelancing, or just plain fun! Whether company proposed paint schemes, canceled locomotive orders, or alternate takes on history, Legendary Liveries are fun and unique additions to any roster. Enjoy these items, and answer the ultimate railroad question of: “What if?”

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • 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. One of the most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engines in 1972. These locomotives 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: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
WHEEL CONFIGURATION: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO GP40-2L w/ DCC & Sound, MEC #270

[ATHG64946]

$329.99

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