HO GP15T, CSX #1513

Detailed Information

CSX FEATURES:

  • Unique art per road number
  • Ditch lights on both ends
  • Timken roller bearings
  • 5-chiime horn
  • Expert approved artwork and colors

By the mid 1990’s, CSX started to adapt yellow ends and frame stripes to some of their diesels to be more visible at grade crossings and help prevent collisions. This was a simple way of updating the paint scheme without a full repaint. Both the black frame (Blue Stripe) and blue frame (Blue Down) examples are represented in this run for some variety to your fleet. Each road number offered has different art details between them.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#1504
  • “Blue stripe” repaint with yellow ends and frame stripe
  • C&O sub lettering
  • whip antenna
  • large front plow
  • unique number board font
#1513
  • “Blue stripe” repaint with yellow ends and frame stripe
  • CSXT sub lettering
  • whip antenna
  • large front plow
  • crooked CSX lettering on right side
#1518
  • “Blue down” repaint with yellow ends and frame stripe
  • CSXT sub lettering
  • whip antenna
  • Chessie front rock plow

GP15 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Operating Class Lights (DCC only)
  • Operating Number boards
  • GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 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 all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for trouble free operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

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) lash up 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

The EMD GP15-1 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. Intended to provide an alternative to the rebuilding programs that many railroads were applying to their early road switchers, it is generally employed as a yard switcher or light road switcher. A total of 310 units were built for American railroads. A number of GP15-1s remain in service today for yard work and light road duty.

EMD built 28 examples of a variant, the GP15T, between October 1982 and April 1983. It was a very close cousin to the GP15-1, but used a turbocharger in order to generate more power from a smaller engine.

Specifications

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