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ATHG62777

Athearn Genesis HO GP7 w Tsunami Sound DCC, RI #1258, ATHG62777

$246.48 See Price in Cart

Available on backorder

Pre-Order by Mar 25
MSRP: $289.98

Product Description

HO GP7 W/DCC & SOUND, Rock Island #1258

Pre-orders are due by March 25, 2016!

These EMD GP7 locos are due to ship in late October 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
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • 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
  • Full cab interior
  • See through cab windows
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Two exhaust stacks and plates
  • 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″

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Premium 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
  • 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

Roadname Specific Features:

Rock Island Features

  • All road numbers
    • Spark arrestors
    • Nathan P3 air horn
  • #431:
    • GP7 phase l body
    • Rock Island homemade large fuel tank
    • Rock Island specific modified side skirts
    • All weather cab window engineers side
    • Maroon/Yellow paint with large block lettering
  • #1207:
    • GP7 phase ll body
    • Rock Island homemade large fuel tank
    • Rock Island specific modified side skirts – both sides different
    • Cab sunshades both sides
    • Maroon/Yellow paint with large block lettering
  • #1258:
    • GP7 phase ll body
    • Rock Island homemade large fuel tank
    • Rock Island specific modified side skirts
    • Winterization hatch
    • Cab sunshades both sides
    • Red/Yellow paint with speed lettering
  • #1278:
    • GP7 phase ll body
    • EMD standard large fuel tank
    • Rock Island specific modified side skirts
    • Winterization hatch
    • Maroon with white chevrons and large block lettering

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.”