HO GP50 Phase 1, UP #969

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Detailed Information

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Scale width hood
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Highly detailed, injection molded body
  • See-through cab windows
  • Separately-applied horn
  • Individually applied wire formed grab irons
  • Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Quick Plug plug and play technology: DCC ready with both 8 and 9 pin connector unless noted*
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing, plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes
  • Minimum radius: 18"

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The EMD GP series locomotives became some of the most successful designs of the age. Produced from 1970s to mid 1980s the GP38-2 and GP50 were quickly found in many different tasks of the railroad. From switching to pulling high priority freight trains across country, these versatile locomotives brought the goods to North America. Many of these locomotives are now being rebuilt with ecologically sound emission control for higher population centers. A new era emerges as technology meets proven reliability for these EMD products.

Athearn brings these representative locomotives alongside regular freight trains that were commonplace. Sharing the new golden age of railroading!

Specifications

DCC: Ready
SOUND: No
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: Electro Motive Division
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1972 - Present
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Recommended Environment: Indoor
Is Assembly Required: No

HO GP50 Phase 1, UP #969

[RND14874]

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