MTH 85-2054-0, HO, GP38-2 Diesel (DCC Ready) - Norfolk Southern First Responders

$129.95
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Condition:
New
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Brand:
MTH
MPN:
85-2054-0
Type:
Diesel Locomotive
Color:
Multi-Color
Features:
DCC Ready
Gauge:
HO Scale
Control:
DCC Ready
Gender:
Boys & Girls
State of Assembly:
Ready to Go/Pre-built
Train Operating Company:
Norfolk Southern
Grading:
C-10 Mint-Brand New
New

GP38-2 Diesel (DCC Ready) - Norfolk Southern (First Responders) - Cab #5642

HO Scale


WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED MTH DEALER. THIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW AND COMES WITH THE FULL MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY.


This product is compatible with all HO 2-Rail track including those systems offered by Atlas and Bachmann and Marklin.


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 #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 2017, 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.T.H. 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.

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides & Pilots
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • (2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Skew-Wound Balanced Motor
  • 7-Pin DCC Decoder Socket
  • 1:87 Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures:8" x 1 3/8" x 2.5"
  • Operates On 18" Radius Curves