Athearn Genesis ATHG68170, HO EMD GP38-2, Tsunami2 Sound & DCC, SP #4817

MSRP $279.98

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Athearn Genesis HO GMD GP38-2, w/Tsunami2 Sound & DCC, Southern Pacific Bloody Nose #4817

Athearn Item #ATHG68170


  • As delivered configuration with full SP light package front and rear. Front and rear gyra-lights have effect on DCC+Sound

  • As delivered twin “shotgun” style exhaust stacks

  • Blomberg-M truck side frames

  • Large SP style snow plow

  • Whip antenna on plane

  • Cab mounted Nathan 3-chime air horn on bracket

  • Corrugated radiator grilles

  • Four hole jacking pads

  • SP Walkway toolbox

  • Q Fans


  • SP light packages removed 1990s era front and rear headlight with stratolight style beacon. Beacon with effect DCC+Sound

  • Rebuilt four-stack style exhaust per prototype

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

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

  • 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 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.

More Information
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 279.98
UPC 797534681705
Scale HO
DCC DCC With Sound
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