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Atlas 40002973, N Scale EMD GP-9 TT, DCC, MNR #790


Available on backorder

Expected Winter 2017
MSRP: $154.95

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Atlas N Scale EMD GP-9 with Torpedo Tubes, With DCC
Metro North #790

Atlas Item # 40 002 973

Features Include:

  • NCE DCC Decoder Equipped
  • Powered low friction drive
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Dual brass flywheels
  • Directional lighting
  • Golden-white LEDs
  • AccuMate® couplers

NCE Decoder Features:

  • Silent Running™ motor drive
  • Both short and long addresses can be programmed on main line (Ops mode)
  • Torque Compensation for ultra smooth low speed performance
  • Programmable start, mid and maximum speed CVs that work in all speed modes
  • Four function outputs with lighting effects generators that allow you to select from 15 different lighting behaviors (ditch lights, Mars light, strobes, beacon, etc)

Prototype Information:

An EMD GP9 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division in the United States, and General Motors Diesel in Canada between January, 1954, and August, 1963. US production ended in December, 1959, while an additional thirteen units were built in Canada, including the last two in August, 1963. Power was provided by an EMD 567C sixteen-cylinder engine which generated 1,750 horsepower.

One option available for locomotives without dynamic brakes, was to remove the two air reservoir tanks from under the frame, and replace them with four tanks that were installed on the roof of the locomotive, above the prime mover. These “torpedo tubes” as they were nicknamed, enabled the fuel and water tanks to be increased to 1,100 US gallons each.