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20-20479-1

MTH 20-20479-1 - GP38-2 M.O.W. Freight Set "Norfolk Southern" w/ PS3

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Norfolk Southern
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Aug. 2015

Features:

Set Includes:

  • GP38-2 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • (2) 60' Flat Cars/ScaleTrax O-31 Switch, (2) Gondola Cars w/ScaleTrax O-31 Switch, (1) Gondola Cars w/ScaleTrax O-31 Switch and ETD

     

Locomotive Features:
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating Smoke Unit
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:15 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves
  • Unit Measures:27" x 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

     

Freight Car Set Features
  • Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Detailed Car Undercarriage
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Overview:

Produced from 1972 to 1986, the GP38-2 helped inaugurate Electro-Motive's "Dash-2" series of locomotives and became one of EMD's all-time best sellers. With over 2200 engines sold throughout North America, rare was the railroad that did not roster these reliable, second-generation EMD workhorses.

Building on the success of the GP38 introduced in 1966, the Dash-2 model looked almost identical on the outside but incorporated a host of internal upgrades that lowered exhaust emissions and improved reliability, ease of maintenance, and tractive effort. Most significant was the replacement of the maze of hard-wired circuits, switches, interlocks, and relays - which had characterized first-generation diesels and had been the source of many of their service issues - with modular, solid-state electronics. Other improvements toughened the pistons, rings, and bearings of the 2000-horsepower, non-turbocharged model 645 prime mover.

The result was an engine so hard working and dependable that it became as common on American railroads as the F-unit was in the 1950s and '60s. Trains magazine recognized this in 1982 by designating B&O GP38 (a pre-Dash-2 model) as the All American Diesel; the engine resides today in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, repainted in its 1982 Chessie System colors. Many GP38-2s have soldiered on for more than three decades and remain in service today on short lines and regional railroads.

While our Premier model is not the only O gauge version of this second-generation stalwart, it offers the best combination of detail, realism, and performance of any 1/48 scale GP38-2. Added-on detail parts include windshield wipers, metal see-thru body grilles, lift rings, metal grab irons and handrails, and see-thru rooftop fan housings, as well as brake cylinders, air pipes, and swing hangers on our super-detailed Blomberg trucks. And in command mode with the DCS system, you can create a lashup combining one or more GP38-2s with other Proto-Sound 3.0 first- or second-generation power - and run them all from a single throttle just like the prototype.


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