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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP9, DC, BN #1361, ATHG64067

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Pre-order by Oct. 28th
MSRP: $189.98

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Product Description

Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP9, DC
Burlington Northern, ex Great Northern #1361

Athearn Genesis Item #: ATHG64067

These EMD GP9 locos are due to ship in August 2017. Please be aware that when you pre-order one of these locomotives your card is not charged until the locomotive has come in and we are ready to ship it to you.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Front and rear MU catch boxes with footboard
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Bell located behind the right front step
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lift rings
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows Full cab interior
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Sander lines
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
  • 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”

BN FEATURES (ex-GN):

All GN/BN units include unique five step stepwells and extra end grabs per Great Northern practice. First time offered in HO. Both Great Northern and Burlington Northern units are painted in the Great Northern as-delivered orange and green paint. The BN units have been patched with new BN numbers. This practice was common on the BN from 1970 until the units received Burlington Northern green and black paint. Some units stayed patched in GN paint until 1976 or 1977.

#1818:

  • Phase I body
  • Cab roof mounted beacon
  • Nail antenna
  • Bell mounted long hood, between exhaust
  • All weather cab window – included not applied
  • Alternate lowered drop step included
  • Prototype specific BN number patch

#1780:

  • Phase II body w/dynamic brakes
  • Snowplow, both ends
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Bell mounted long hood end
  • Great Northern specific toolbox side skirts, intermediate version – first time in HO!
  • Assorted journal boxes, as per prototype
  • Spark arrestor style tall exhaust stack – first time in HO!
  • All weather cab window – included not applied
  • Alternate lowered drop step included
  • Prototype specific BN number patch

#1786:

  • Phase II body w/dynamic brakes
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Bell mounted long hood end
  • Great Northern specific toolbox side skirts, late version – first time in HO!
  • All weather cab window – included not applied
  • Alternate lowered drop step included
  • Prototype specific BN number patch

#1361:

  • Phase III body – rebuilt from FT trade-ins. EMD called them a GP9m and GN called them GP5s.
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Bell mounted long hood, between exhaust
  • Cab roof mounted air horn
  • All weather cab window – included not applied
  • Alternate lowered drop step included
  • Prototype specific BN number patch

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components.

In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9. Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was availalbe with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7 including “torpedo boats.”

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