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Athearn Genesis G13211 HO GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific No.551

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Athearn Genesis G13211 HO GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific No.551
GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Union Pacific No.551

In the mid-1970s EMD developed the new GP15-1 model in an
effort to offer their customers a replacement for their medium sized
road switchers which were wearing out. Many railroads (i.e. ATSF,
SP & ICG) were rebuilding their older road switchers and EMD
wanted to offer them a different option. Unfortunately there were not
a lot of takers and only 310 units were built for US railroads. This
small 1,500 horsepower unit came with a radiator intake section
similar in appearance to the special one that EMD was using on
the larger SD40/45T-2 models being produced for the Rio Grande
and Southern Pacific to alleviate overheating issues in their many
tunnels. Railfans dubbed these lager units Tunnel Motors which
led to the smaller GP15-1s receiving the moniker -Baby Tunnel
motors.- Many GP15-1s remain in service today for major Class 1
railroads, regional railroads and shortlines.

SOUND EQUPPED 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
Precision slow speed control
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 in the box

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
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
Coupler cut levers
Flexible rubber MU hoses
Flexible rubber trainline hose
See through cab windows
Full cab interior
Walkway tread
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
Windshield wipers
Lift rings
Wire grab irons
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
Sander lines
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
LED bulbs for realistic appearance
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds model for safe storage

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:
No.547 Ex-CNW, Baby Wings on nose, Firecracker antenna, Nathan K3LA horn on bracket, Front snowplow, rear MU hose pockets, White stripes on
rear pilot, Red frame stripe; era early 2000s-2013
No.551 Ex-CNW, Baby Wings on nose, Small Sinclair antenna, Nathan K3LA horn, Front and rear MU hose pockets, Red sill stripe;
era early 2000s-2014
No.570 Ex-MP, Baby Wings on nose, RCL unit with strobes on cab roof, Small Sinclair and large Firecracker antennas, Front snowplow and rear MU
hose catch tray, Nathan K3LA horn on angled bracket, Yellow sill stripe; era late 2010s-present
No.574 Ex-MP, UP shield on nose, RCL unit with strobes on cab roof, Small Sinclair and large Firecracker antennas, Front snowplow and rear MU
hose catch tray, Nathan K3LA horn on bracket, Yellow sill stripe; era late 2010s-present

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SKU 140-G13211
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: Union Pacific
Price: CA$349.99
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