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HO GP38-2, CSX #2759

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HO GP38-2, CSX #2759

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HO GP38-2, CSX #2759

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CSX FEATURES: 

  • Ex-CR
  • Correct horn per road number
  • Plows on both ends
  • Blomberg M trucks
  • Sinclair antennas
  • Art provided by CSX experts

After the split of CR in 1999, CSX received quite a few ex-CR GP38-2’s. These repaints are unique due to the fact they kept some of the CR details such as plows, small fuel tank, and class lights.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES: 

#2721
  • Front small EMD plow
  • Rear “weedcutter” plow.
  • Front ditch lights.
  • K5 horn. 4 exhaust stacks.
#2726
  • Front small EMD plow
  • Rear “weedcutter” plow.
  • Front and rear ditch lights.
  • K5 horn.
  • 2 exhaust stacks.
#2759
  • Front and rear small EMD plow.
  • Front and rear ditch lights.
  • Leslie 3 chime horn.
  • 4 exhaust stacks.

GP38-2 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES: 

  • Coupler cut levers
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses
  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • 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
  • 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 Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18”
 

    PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust
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      SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
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      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.

    Product Specifications

    Prototype Manufacturer EMD
    DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
    Axles 4
    Lighted LED
    Sound Ready
    Approximate Assembly Time None Required