Athearn Genesis ATHG68075, HO EMD GP38-2 High Hood, Standard DC, SOU Oil Bath #5027W

SKU
athg68075
$161.48
MSRP $189.98

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Athearn Genesis HO GMD GP38-2 High Hood, Standard DC, Southern Railway Tuxedo Scheme, Oil Bath #5027W

Athearn Item #ATHG68075


SOU FEATURES:



  • Models represent units from Southern’s first GP38-2 order

  • DCC+Sound units feature prototypical long hood forward operation

  • Large “switcher” step wells

  • Small cab sunshades

  • Long hood mounted walkway lights

  • Firecracker antennas

  • Chicken wire radiator grilles

  • Front and rear mounted 3-chime air horns

  • Long hood mounted bell

  • Handrails painted all black; step edges painted white (As-delivered configuration)


#5011H, 5027W:



  • Oil bath style filter


#5038L, 5040F:



  • Rebuilt angled paper air filter

  • AGS sub-lettering on cab

  • Handrail verticals and step edges pained yellow (Late 1970s modification)

  • Other details same as SOU 5011 & 5027 (prev page)


Locomotive Features:



  • Full LED Lighting for realistic appearance

  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

  • 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

  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power

  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage



Prototype Overview



By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38’s engine, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.



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Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 189.98
UPC 797534680753
Scale HO
DCC Standard DC
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