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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP38-2, w Tsunami Sound, IC / OP #9612, ATHG65459


Available on backorder

Expected December 2016
MSRP: $269.98




Expected December 2016


  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- & 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photos, 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage
Sound equipped models also feature:
  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami 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 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • 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

IC Specific Features:

All road numbers
  • Phase Ia body with close fans, chicken wire grills
  • Square air filter box
  • Early battery box doors
  • 4-stack exhaust
  • Blanked cab headlight
  • Large & small Sinclair antennas
  • Rectangular vent on cab side
  • Cab wind deflectors
  • 81″ nose with ratchet brake & headlight
  • “Mushroom” vent top of nose
  • Extra jacking pads
  • Switching steps
  • Front & rear drop steps
  • 2600 gallon fuel tank
  • Illuminated ditch lights
  • EMD low plow
  • Walkway mounted MU stand
  • Hood side mounted bell
  • Blomberg-M trucks
    #9611 & 9617:
  • Standard IC paint
  • Leslie RS5T horn
    #9612 & 9619:
  • Operation Lifesaver paint
  • Nathan Air Chime K5HR-24 horn

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