Athearn Genesis G40694 GP38-2 w/DCC & Sound, UP #2055, HO

AthearnSKU: G40694



Union Pacific Key Features:

#2001 and #2028

From first factory order

Early coupler cut levers

Standard stepwells without pilot face corner notches

Round nose vent

Operating Western-Cullen beacon

#2042 and #2055
From second factory order

Late coupler cut levers with loops

Switching steps

Operating Xenon strobe light

All Union Pacific road numbers:
Front tall snowplow

Ftont trainline hose with drop elbow and rear trainline hose

81" low nose with ratchet braket

Standard early 4-window cab with louvers and no roof seam

Riveted cab side without arm rest

Canvas sunshades

Rectangular cab vent

Leslie S3L air horn with angled mounting bracket

Firecracker antenna

Intermediate inertial air intake grilles

Early extended range dynamic brake

Early flush exhaust

3,600 gallon fuel tank

Silver painted Blomberg-M trucks

Era: Mid 1970s+

New roadnames

Phase Iaa: close radiator fan spacing; chickenwire grilles

MU hoses

Front and rear drop steps

Deck mount MU stand with single receptacle

Early battery box doors

Cab mounted dual sealed beam headlight with glare shield unless noted


Standard ribbed blower housing

Standard raised exhaust unless noted

Curved radiator fan grab iron

Short walkway duct extension

Frame mounted bell unless noted

Salem air filter

Speed recorder

Minimum radius: 18"

Fully-assembled and ready-to-run

Non-sound models are DCC-ready and 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

Coupler cut levers

MU hoses

Trainline hose

See through cab windows

Full cab interior

Standard cabs include sliding windows

Walkway tread

Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance

See through dynamic brake fans on locomotives equipped with dynamic brakes

Windshield wipers

Lift rings

Wire grab irons

Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and
retention tanks

Sander lines

McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible

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 Code 70, 83, and 100 rail

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

Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder

Sound units operate in both DC and DCC

Some functions are limited in DC

Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC

All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode

Slow speed control

Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unity only horn, bell, and

Lighting effects such as alternating ditch lights, Gyralight where
prototypically accurate

Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes

CV chart included in the box

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 the past 40 years, the GP38-2 has
worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow
fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain service today.

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