HO GP38-2, MP #2031

Detailed Information

DCC–READY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
  • SOUND: Ready
  • PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
  • Axles: 4
  • LIGHTED: LED Lighting
  • FULL ROADNAME: Santa Fe
  • Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 Years
  • Is Assembly Required: No

DCC+SOUND SPECIFICATIONS:

  • DCC: Equipped
  • SOUND: Tsunami2
  • PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
  • Axles: 4
  • LIGHTED: LED Lighting
  • Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 Years
  • Is Assembly Required: No

MP FEATURES:

  • Early phase versions
  • 81” nose
  • “Buzz Saw” logo
  • 4 tall spark arrestors
  • Thinner nose and rear stripes
  • 2600 gal fuel tank
  • Small numbers on the sides of the long hood
  • Early style non dynamic brake

MP purchased these early phase GP38-2’s in 1972 for system wide service.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#2031

  • PH 1a body with early spaced apart radiator fans. As delievered in 1972.

#2046

  • PH 1a body with early spaced apart radiator fans. As delievered in 1972.

#2088

  • PH 1b body with close spaced radiator fans
  • Blomberg M trucks
  • and updated white painted handrail ends. This unit lasted into the UP merger with this as delivered paint scheme
  • never being repainted into the newer MP scheme.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses
  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage

SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

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

HO GP38-2, MP #2031

[ATHG68750]

$209.98

Due Late June, 2021

Out of Stock

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