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Athearn

Athearn

This is a backorder item and is not currently in stock.
It will be shipped when we receive it from the manufacturer and you will be charged at that time.
Date due: 12/29/2020

Athearn #G78230 GP7U w/DCC & Sound, CRGX #1342

Athearn #G78230  GP7U w/DCC & Sound, CRGX #1342
  • Manufacture: Athearn
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: G78230
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $254.98
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CRGX FEATURES:
CRGX 1342 is another GP7u which has found employment as a plant switcher, this time for Cargill. A huge supplier of food and agricultural products, Cargill owns several types of switching locomotives, from SW1s all the way up to SD40s.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Trainline and MU hoses
Coupler cut levers
Drop steps unless noted
MU stands
“Nub” style walkway tread
Bell placement & type per prototype
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Wire grab irons
Lift rings
Windshield wipers
See through cab windows and full cab interior
Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
Sander lines
Speed recorder unless noted
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
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
Replacement parts available
Minimum radius: 18”

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included

PROTOTYPE INFO:
In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components.

Santa Fe’s GP7u program was one of the most extensive rebuilding programs. The units recieved brand-new cabs (referred to as “Topeka Cabs” because the work was performed at ATSF’s Topeka shops). The units also had their dynamic brakes deactivated )if applicable) and recieved 4-stack exhausts and chopped noses. Many of the former ATSF units went on to work for industrial and shortline operators.

Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives.

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