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Athearn Genesis G13223 HO GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Chicago North Western No.4405

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Athearn Genesis G13223 HO GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Chicago North Western No.4405
GP15-1 - DCC & Sound - Chicago North Western No.4405

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.

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

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

CNW purchased 25 GP15-1s in 1976 to supplement their collection of used and original road switcher fleet. They could be found in local service in the Chicago area and other upper Midwest points on the CNW system. By the time of the UP merger in 1995 there were only 10 of them left in service.
CNW FEATURES:
Nose mounted Gong style bell
Nose Gyralight
1990s Traditional yellow paint scheme
ATS shoes
Separate Switch Broom included
Operating beacon

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:
No.4405
Operation Lifesaver paint scheme
No.4410
Operation Lifesaver paint scheme
No.4409
1990s Traditional yellow paint scheme
Details
SKU 140-G13223
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: Chicago North Western
Price: CA$349.99
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Due in Stock: May 30, 2021
 

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