Athearn #G88287 GP9 w/DCC & Sound CR #7105

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Number G88287
Manufacturer Athearn
Scale HO
CONRAIL (patched ex-Penn Central) FEATURES When Conrail was formed in 1976 it found itself with a large assortment of GP7 and GP9 units from all walks of life. One of the biggest groups of Conrail GP9s was originally owned by the Pennsylvania RR which rostered GP9s in both Phase II and Phase III body styles. There was much variation regarding the application of Conrail ownership markings to these units our Genesis diesels will replicate this variety. Each one features unique patches logos and decoration. Former Penn Central units all originally belonged to the Pennsylvania Railroad As per the prototypes the GP9 units are set up to operate long hood forward Era 1976+ #7105 Phase II GP9 Faded Pennsylvania lettering on long hood CR patch over faded Penn Central logo MU hose holders without footboards White handrail railings #7151 Phase III GP9 CR Patch Spark arrestors No footboards #7176 Phase III GP9 CR patch over faded Penn Central logo MU hose holders with footboards #3803 Phase III GP9B CR patch over faded Penn Central logo and lettering #3811 Phase III GP9B Two stenciled CR logos on each side Road number on each end Spark arrestors #3837 Phase III GP9B No logo on sides “Conrail” spelled out on each end Spark arrestors LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES Front and rear MU catch boxes with footboard 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 both 8- and 9-pin 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 Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance 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 PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing Faded base colors matched to the prototype Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust 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. In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1750 horsepower GP9. Externally the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank steam generator and dynamic brake options as the GP7 including “torpedo boats.”
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Item # G88287
Sale Price $169.99
Train Category Diesel Locomotive
Scale HO