HO GP9 w/DCC & Sound, SAL #1900

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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 GP7/9 and upcoming Genesis models.

CN FEATURES:

  • Solid or rounded yellow striping on frame per prototype
  • Large front & rear single headlights
  • Canadian style angled end handrails
  • Full skirts above fuel tank
  • DCC+Sound models feature prototypical long-hood forward operation
  • Different MU stand types per prototype

#4404 & 4409:

  • Barrel-style exhaust stacks
  • Bell mounted on long hood

#4418 & 4422:

  • Standard exhaust stacks
  • Bell mounted under steps

UP FEATURES:

  • Different slogan on each side of cab per prototype
  • Early coupler cut bar
  • Appropriate MU stand per prototype
  • Full skirts above fuel tank
  • MU catch boxes with footboards
  • Front and rear early Pyle headlight
  • Dynamic brake
  • Winterization hatch
  • 1,200 gallon fuel tank

#130B, #158B, #177B, AND #190B:

  • Blank number boards per prototype practice

Union Pacific Railroad tallied 219 EMD GP9s by the mid 1950s. Interested in a version built without control cabs, they placed an order with EMD for GP9B locomotives. All GP9B locomotives were built in the United States between February, 1954, and December, 1959. UP was the single largest owner of the GP9B, with a total of 125 units on the roster. The units were numbered 130B-204B and 300B-349B.

SP FEATURES:

  • Accurate inertial and radiator grille position on long hood
  • Early coupler cut bar
  • Low MU stand
  • Full skirts above fuel tank
  • MU catch boxes with footboards
  • SP Light package front and rear, effect with DCC+Sound
  • Non-operational red emergency lights at each end
  • Front and rear early Pyle headlight
  • Dynamic brake
  • Nathan P3 horn - not depicted

SAL FEATURES:

  • Accurate inertial and radiator grille position on long hood
  • MARS-type headlights front & rear
  • Whip antenna and “mushroom” vent on cab roof
  • Full skirts with fuel tank inspection slots
  • Tall MU stands
  • Horn style and placement per prototype road number - not depicted

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lift rings
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Sander lines
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • 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
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on
  • Bidirectional constant LED lighting
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”

SOUND EQUIPPED 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
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
  • 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

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components.

In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9. Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7, including “torpedo tube” air tanks mounted on the roof.

Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO GP9 w/DCC & Sound, SAL #1900

[ATHG78220]

$289.98

Due Late October, 2019

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