(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers. Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight.(2) Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Balanced Motors. Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track.
Unit Measures:8" x 1 3/8" x 2.5. Operates On 18 Radius Curves.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. 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 #3802 (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. New for 2014, this accurately modeled GP38-2 joins our economically priced Ready2Rail lineup in eight prototypical paint schemes. While Ready2Rail locomotives have fewer added-on details than standard M. Motive power their bright LED lighting; smooth performance from our powerful 12-volt, 5-pole flywheel equipped motor; and a built-in NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC decoders, our DCC-Ready models are more fun to operate than any other dcc-ready HO locomotives. The item "MTH HO Norfolk Southern Rescue GP38-2 Diesel withDCC & PS-3 Sound 85-2054-1" is in sale since Friday, January 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Locomotives".
The seller is "sell_sa" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.