PREORDER Athearn HO RTR SD38, B&LE #866

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AthearnSKU: ATH88638

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Description

Detailed Information

RBMN  FEATURES: 

Forward and reverse ditch lights, Triple clasp brakes, small EMD front plow, Sinclair antenna. New run with upgraded tooling, available with sound/DCC, and ditch lights!

GTW FEATURES: 

All Ex DTI. M3 horn, Xenon strobe, Firecracker antenna, smaller fuel tank

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#6250

  • Full GTW repaint
  • standard EMD exhaust stacks
  • front small EMD plow
  • regular 81” nose

#6251

  • Full GTW repaint
  • standard EMD exhaust stacks
  • front small EMD plow
  • regular 81” nose#6252

#6252

  • GTW patch with faded colors. Large Y-style spark arrestors
  • original nose bell
  • no plowPlease note: due to strobe location
  • it will be included in a poly bag with LED.

Please note: due to strobe location, it will be included in a poly bag with LED.

BLE FEATURES: 

Later large paper air filter box dynamic brakes, cab mounted gyra-light (upper light only), smaller fuel tank, ditch lights, no plow, rear brake wheel, extra jacking pads, yellow frame stripe, painted lower steps.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#866

  • Leslie 3 chime horn
  • black painted left side walkway
  • front and rear ditch lights
  • battery danger decals
  • modern “loop” style coupler cut lever

#867

  • Leslie 3 chime horn
  • front and rear ditch lights
  • red coupler cut lever

#868

  • Silver P3 horn and cab light housing
  • Front ditch lights
  • repainted nose and battery box effect
  • faded lower steps effect

CCGX FEATURES:

CanDo Rail Services is a contracting company based out of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. They preform track maintenance for large industries, operates as a shortline, and contracts switching services in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta Canada.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#5201

  • Ex: DMIR. Short fuel tank
  • triple clasp brakes
  • M3 horn
  • UP style plows
  • all-weather windows
  • ditch lights on both ends.
  • Classified as a SD38AC.

#5202

  • Ex-BLE. Medium fuel tank
  • high-mount truck brakes
  • M3 horn
  • UP style plows
  • all-weather window
  • ditch lights on both ends.
  • Classified as a SD38AC.

DTI FEATURES: 

Later rebuild with large paper air filter box version. Please note: due to strobe location, it will be included in a poly bag with LED. Models come with M3 horn, spark arrestors, rear brake wheel, smaller fuel tank, nose mounted bell.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES: 

#250

  • Unique “weathered” version with peeling paint effect. Large can style spark arrestors
  • all-weather window

#251

  • Y-style spark arrestors
  • all weather window. Moved DT&I art on the long hood

#254

  • Y-style spark arrestors
  • all weather window. Extended walkway on the conductor’s side

SD38 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES: 

  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Standard 81” low nose without headlight or brake unless noted
  • Standard cab with dual beam sealed headlight and glare shields unless noted
  • See-through cab windows
  • Fixed-position cab side windows
  • Oil-bath or Paper air filters per prototype
  • Ribbed or smooth blower housing per prototype
  • Standard dustbin unless noted
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Dynamic or non dynamic brakes per prototype
  • Dynamic brake vent per prototype
  • Non-turbo exhaust stacks
  • Chicken wire radiator grilles unless noted
  • “F” painted on short hood end unless noted
  • 2600, 3200 or 4000 gallon fuel tank per prototype
  • Air tank
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • McHenry® scale knuckle spring couplers
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM Quick Plug™ technology
  • Genesis motor retrofit kit ATHG63839 compatible
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Recommended radius: 22”

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The SD38 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between May 1967 and October 1971. It had an EMD 645 16-cylinder engine generating 2,000 horsepower. The EMD SD38AC built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June and October 1971. It was basically an SD38 with an AR10 alternating current alternator instead of the SD38’s normal direct current generator. It also produces 2,000 horsepower from a 16-cylinder EMD 645E roots blown prime mover. It came equipped with or without dynamic brakes. The SD38 and SD38AC have the same frame as the SD39, SD40 and SD45.

This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article “EMD SD38” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SD38; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:CCBYSA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA.

Specifications

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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